This Day in Tech: Twitter followers help recover stolen MacBook

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Monday, May 16.

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Monday, May 16.

Tired of being tracked online by Google and Facebook? Before total exposure, check out some private communication and browser options.

Folks, don't try this at home: watch an iPad 2 get run over by a car and...survive! The durable tablet was protected with a G-Form "extreme" sleeve.

Growing up in the age of digital cameras and Facebook must be hard: you always know what the picture looks as soon as you take it. But teens, as always, are rebelling against the digital camera fad--and are experimenting with film cameras .

Like a toaster, here's an alarm clock that pops an iPhone up when the bells ring, but pushes it down when you hit snooze. File this under...awesome.

Despite all the anticipation over Apple integrating a near field communication chip into the next iPhone, it doesn't look like it's going to happen anytime soon. Unfortunately, it seems mobile payments and transferring data on the fly will have to wait.

Steve Jobs, if you're watching , we made a wish list of features the iPhone 5 should have.

What a crazy story: A man tweeted the name of the person who allegedly stole his MacBook--so some brave followers literally tracked down the alleged thief in real life. Loyal Twitter followers putting their life in danger for tech, now we are talking.

In a video, CNET reviews the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook : it only takes eight seconds to boot up and has eight hours of battery life.

Watch a CNET editor review the Samsung Nexus S 4G. He says, Sprint is the first to get a Nexus device, which is perfect for Android lovers.

Apple's MacBook Air maybe have some more competition: Samsung introduced its 2.3 pound laptop . But are the specs enough to persuade Apple fanboys and others to try something new?

 

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