Verizon Wireless has teamed up with cellular booster company Wilson Electronics to propose federal standards for boosters, which sometimes help to overcome weak signals but can also interfere with mobile operators’ networks.
Verizon joins booster vendor in FCC plan
In the last month, two family members and one friend have had laptops stolen right out of their homes. Sadly, none of the systems were equipped with remote-monitoring software–unlike the folks we profiled last month in “Laptop Thieves Punk’d! Six Amazing Recovery Stories.” Unfortunately, their chances of getting their laptops back are just about zero.
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Recover Stolen Laptops, Add Uninstall Option, Organize Icons
To come up with the best artificially generated sound for its upcoming Focus electric vehicle, Ford posted four potential sound files on Facebook and asked users to chime in.
Ford polls Facebook on EV sounds
Pricing for solid-state drives continues to head south at retail. But pricing hasn’t changed much in the last few months for SSDs sold with systems from Apple and Hewlett-Packard.
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SanDisk 240GB SSD hits $450
A replacement for the insurance card?
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Hospital scans palms to pull up medical records
There’s never been a good excuse for not commenting code or documenting systems, even though these practices are every bit as helpful to cost and quality as test-driven development. But let’s face it, documenting systems isn’t exactly macho and besides, it doesn’t give you the ugly job- security of unmaintainable code (take a look at this page for some terrific worst-practice suggestions).
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How To Document in the Cloud
Minus is an online file-sharing Web app with minimal steps: simply drag and drop into the browser. That’s it.
Minus: A positive file-sharing experience
An original, signed copy of the Japanese Mega Drive Tetris game goes up for auction on eBay with a $1 million price tag. The seller is, however, entertaining serious offers for less than that.
Cha-ching! Tetris cartridge has $1 million price tag
Apple is said to be working on a larger model of its ultralight notebook, with a slightly larger screen. It introduced refreshed models just last week.
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Is a 15-inch MacBook Air on the way?
SAP AG, the largest maker of business-management software, said it will reach the top end of its profit forecasts this year after winning market share last quarter on demand for mobile and data-analysis offerings.
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SAP to Meet Top End of Forecast as Sales Growth Beats Oracle