Tech Talk

Observations from Jamie DeLoma, journalist and computer nerd

Dirty truth behind Craigslist’s decision to drop adult services

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Craiglist’s decision to drop its adult services section is being hailed as a victory — but is it really? [Read More]

‘Dry Erase Girl’ revealed to be a hoax

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The young woman who became an overnight Internet sensation — and even sparked a Facebook group calling for her to pose in “Playboy” — for seemingly quitting her job through a series of 33 photos — each with another detail about her resignation and supposed former employers — is a hoax. [Read More]

Livery cabs may become WiFi hotspots

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A venture capitalist hopes to equip 1,000 livery cars in New York City with WiFi by early fall, the Wall Street Journal reports — and then blanket the city with roaming hotspots. [Read More]

Take advantage of the Web’s tracking potential

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The Internet is a largely wonderful thing. Among other things, it allows people stay connected — even when they’re flying across country. [Read More]

Have a question? Just ‘Ask’

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Has your mind been plagued by a question? Are you desperately looking for a straight answer and not just a bunch of links? All you have to do is ask, or rather go to ask.com. [Read More]

Afghan War Diary: The 21st century’s Pentagon Papers?

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A relatively unknown website has released what is comparable to the 1971 publication of the Pentagon Papers relating to the Vietnam War. [Read More]

Woot to the AP: Thanks for covering us, now pay up

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Woot, the popular deal-a-day site recently acquired by Amazon, has called the Associated Press out on one of the wire service’s more controversial decisions — the move to charge non-subscribers for using its content. [Read More]