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Several weeks ago, I bought some exercise videos online. Then I noticed that whenever I did an Internet search about anything, an ad for that same video package and other similar workout videos kept popping up. It was spooky.

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The whole thing reminded me of two scenes from the Tom Cruise movie "Minority Report.” In one, as Cruise is walking through a mall, various holographic ads pop up. There’s a commercial for Lexus, and, as Cruise strolls along, a voiceover says: "The road you’re on, John Anderton, is the one less traveled.” Another says: "John Anderton! You could use a Guinness right about now.” It’s creepy.

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Views: 8798269 | Added by: XakepNews | Date: 2012-03-05

LOS ANGELES — Ralph McQuarrie, the cinematic designer known for the famous "Star Wars" characters such as Darth Vader, Chewbacca and R2-D2, has died at age 82, his website announced Sunday.

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McQuarrie, who died Saturday, collaborated with George Lucas on the original "Star Wars" trilogy in the 1970s

McQuarrie, who died Saturday, collaborated with George Lucas on the original "Star Wars" trilogy in the 1970s and with Steven Spielberg on films including "E.T," and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."

He also was part of the team with director Ron Howard which made "Cocoon," a 1985 production which won an Oscar for special effects.

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Views: 9879187 | Added by: XakepNews | Date: 2012-03-05

General Motors Co. (GM), missing sales goals for the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, plans to halt production of the sedan for five weeks beginning later this month rather than discount the high-technology cars.


GM will stop making Volts at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant from March 19 until April 23, Chris Lee, a company spokesman, said in an e-mail March 2. The factory had ramped up to full-speed production Feb. 6 after the New Year’s shutdown.

While sales of the Volt in February more than tripled from a year earlier to 1,023, the rate is below what’s needed to meet Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson’s goal of 45,000 deliveries in the U.S. this year. GM missed its target of 10,000 Volt sales last year, finishing 201 ... Read more »

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Views: 1790124 | Added by: XakepNews | Date: 2012-01-22 | Comments (0)

Facebook-founder-Mark-Zuckerberg-hi-res

While Facebook management remained silent regarding any potential blackout prior to today's protests, CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke out against the bills earlier today.

Mentioned within a public Facebook status update on his personal account, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg spoke out against both the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) Internet piracy bills. Within the post, Zuckerberg states "The Internet is the mos ... Read more »

Views: 5088237 | Added by: XakepNews | Date: 2012-01-22 | Comments (0)

Fireworknk.com might be closed with or without SOPA in the next days or inclusive weeks, as well as a hundred of web sites, included in her Taringa investigated by the FBI, that as they form a part of the network of contents online accused of violating the rights of intellectual property.
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Fireworknk.com might be closed with or without SOPA in the next days or inclusive weeks, as well as a hundred of web sites, included in her Taringa investigated by the FBI, that as they form a part of the network of contents online accused of violating the rights of intellectual property.

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Views: 974651 | Added by: XakepNews | Date: 2012-01-22 | Comments (0)

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kim Schmitz legally changed his surname to Dotcom at some point over the last decade, a homage to the technology that made him a millionaire and that has now landed him in a New Zealand jail.

The 38-year-old Internet entrepreneur was arrested Thursday at his birthday celebration inside a 25,000-square-foot mansion in Auckland. When police entered the property, Mr. Dotcom fled to a safe room, where he was found with a loaded shotgun, officials said.

Mr. Dotcom was charged with criminal copyright infringement and conspiracy to commit racketeering. The ... Read more »

Views: 9781648 | Added by: XakepNews | Date: 2012-01-22 | Comments (0)

Some people truly believe their laptop built-in webcams can pry them so they fearfully beware of that. Sometimes they’re so seriously afraid of prying that they even tape their device’s watchful eye. Actually, they do it invainly. We'll show you how to master the built-in laptop webcam and use its functionality in civilian purpose and not as much civilian too.

Implementation: first annoying troubles

I was very surprised and upset when I learned that great and mighty .NET Framework is completely released from the ability of easy web camera interaction. In .NET v4 the situation has got a bit better (SilverLight-projects got some relevant classes), but I didn’t have enough time to test it, because I began writing some code examples for this article before VS2010 and .NET v4 official release.

Almost desperate, I have tightly ensconced myself in Google. All I fou ... Read more »

Views: 78587 | Added by: XakepNews | Date: 2012-01-22 | Comments (1)

The Clickatel service (a service that allows SMS sending from any number) seemed a real catch not so long ago. Everybody have just played with it but soon got tired. It's time to take the next step and figure out how to call and talk to somebody using some spontaneous number. And also try to figure out how to intercept the voice traffic, pick a password for a SIP-provider account and just make the best use of remarkable VoIP technology at the same time.

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Where’s the damn low-cost communications?

There’re lots of different implementations of a technology which is generally known as Voice over IP technology. Let’s take a look at the well-known Skype. Skype creators have developed their own data transmission protocol which allows transferring the data among those users who aren’t able to establish a dir ... Read more »

Views: 88549 | Added by: XakepNews | Date: 2012-01-22 | Comments (1)

Britney Spears was named the most followed user on the new social media service Google Plus a week ahead of her 30th birthday. But most of her celebrity friends congratulated her by Tweet. Are the older social media websites like Facebook and Twitter easier for celebs to use because they are old school? Does +1 rule and RT or like drool?

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OOPS! She did it again. Britney Spears got herself an official social media account on a new service called Google Plus and she has risen to fame as a verified celebrity who tweets things… um… we mean shares status updates… no, wait. What is it Google calls it when one of their members shares links and plus ones on their profile? I guess we’re like all her other "old” celebrity friends ... Read more »

Views: 8799340 | Added by: XakepNews | Date: 2011-12-04

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