Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Wednesday, August 17.
It looks likehaven't given up on BART. Last week, SF subway officials shut down cell phone service and have since taken the media spotlight as hackers respond to the communication lockdown. Today, data containing full names, passwords, e-mail addresses, and passwords was leaked from , making it the second site, affiliated with BART, to be hacked.
And of course, here's more news on Google's Motorola Mobility acquisition. CNET's Kent German explains: "First off, the deal also leaves Microsoft as the only major smartphone OS developer not to build its own hardware. Secondly, Google also assumes a unique role of building hardware for its OS while letting other manufacturers use it through open source. How that will affect Google's
Apple's AllThingsD, comes at a time when the company's advertising efforts are still in their infancy."is leaving the company. writes: Miller's departure, which was first reported by
You can now connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to tap into more than 1 million Wi-Fi hotspots around the world. Just use yourto do so.
What's cooler than turning toys into medical devices for the developing world? A MIT scientist by the name ofcomes into CNET's headquarters to show off several devices that are made specifically for the developing world.
is growing plants on thin films instead of soil, to give veggies like tomatoes and cucumbers a clean place to grow as well.
Whileintroduced the idea of cell phone radiation laws, other states are considering laws that address radiation concerns too.
Amazon was the most visited retail site in June. While Amazon is dominating the online retail market, Google is going after the couch shopper with its new app called Catalog Search. According to the Wall Street Journal, "Google is not the only player in the tablet catalog business. Gilt Travel, Net-A-Porter and TheFind's Catalogue all offer digitized buying experiences, in some cases, taking better advantage of the tablet medium than Google catalog."
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