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Biblical tourist park puts Wi-Fi on donkeys

What would Jesus have tweeted? The world may never know because there was no Wi-Fi on the donkeys he rode 2,000 years ago. But a biblical tourist park in Israel is now changing all that. Visitors to Northern Israel’s Kfar Kedem can now post Instagram photos of themselves in biblical…

Google takes ‘maps’ users on online Arctic adventure

Google set out to take users of its free online mapping service on an Arctic adventure with help from an Inuit community in the Canadian tundra. Prime Minister Stephen Harper joined the effort as the Internet titan’s Street View team arrived in the hamlet of Cambridge Bay in the Northwest…

DOJ seizes three websites distributing pirated material in Android app store

US authorities have seized three website domain names involved in distribution of pirated Android phone apps, in the first such action involving mobile app marketplaces. The Justice Department announced late Tuesday that they acted under a court order in coordination with international law enforcement, including Dutch and French officials, against applanet.net, appbucket.net and…

Apple-Samsung smartphone clash heads to jury

SAN JOSE, California — The mammoth Apple-Samsung patent trial moved to the jury Tuesday, setting the stage for a verdict that could have huge implications for the hot market in smartphones and tablet computers. US District Judge Lucy Koh began reading instructions to the nine-member jury in San Jose, California,…

U.S. launches test of Wi-Fi to prevent car accidents

WASHINGTON — A US government-funded program on Tuesday launched a test of Wi-Fi technology to help reduce road accidents. The Transportation Department said the program in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will enable vehicles and infrastructure to “talk” to each other in real time to help avoid crashes and improve traffic flow.…

In U.S., 19 million have no access to high-speed Internet

WASHINGTON — Around six percent of the US population, or 19 million people, lack access to high-speed Internet even though deployment has improved in recent years, a government study said Tuesday. Around 14.5 million of those without access to broadband are in rural areas, the Federal Communications Commission report said.…

Facebook shares now at half-price

If you bought Facebook shares in the May IPO and held onto them, by Monday morning you would have lost more than half your investment — and not see any encouraging signs of making your money back. Three months after the largest tech share issue ever on US markets, Facebook…

Surfthechannel.com verdict sets powerful precedent for copyright battles

Anton Vickerman probably didn’t want to enter the history books in this way. As the founder of surfthechannel.com, a website that provided links to TV and film content – in a significant number of cases, unlicensed and illicit – the 38-year-old last week became the first person in Britain to…

Apple becomes most valuable company in history

Apple on Monday dethroned longtime rival Microsoft as the most valuable company in history based on the value of its stock, which climbed to approximately $622 billion. Apple’s stock began a steady climb late last week and hit a new high of $664 a share during Monday trade on the…

Microsoft once ruled the world. So what went wrong?

Microsoft is suffering a slow death by committee as bureaucracy stifles the company’s core creativity Here’s a question you don’t often hear asked: whatever happened to Microsoft? To many people, it will seem a silly question. Microsoft, they point out, is still around – with a vengeance. It’s a huge…

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