The World Health Organization semi-confirms what we've all suspected for years: it's probably not a good thing that mobile phones cause the cells in your brain to wiggle and change. Also, Lodsys continues its patent trolling unfettered by matters of conscience or threatening letters from Apple, and the PBS hackers turn their attention to Sony, as if Sony didn't have enough problems, already. --MollySubscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Cell phones and the radiation risk (roundup) Based on new findings, the World Health Organization classifies cell phones as a potential cancer risk. Meanwhile, CNET launches a series on the state of cell phone research. More
iTunes in the cloud? Apple's cloud service will be unveiled at next week's WWDC. And unless the iTunes maker can't complete licensing deals with music publishers, Apple will show off a new cloud music offering. See what we know… Read more
Twitter appears to be following Facebook's lead by adding a one-click "Follow" button for third-party Web sites.
The new button, which Twitter rolled out today, allows users to instantly follow a specific Twitter account without having to visit the microblogging site and search for the desired account. The new button joins the tweet button, which shares specific content with Twitter users' followers.
"For publishers and brands, adding the Follow button to your Web site and using Twitter to stay connected with your audience is a powerful combination," Twitter said in a statement announcing the new … Read more
Twitter is rolling out a new feature that lets you click on someone's "following" page and see the latest tweets from the folks that individual is following.
The update to Twitter's following pages is a major departure from the former functionality. Previously, when people would click on someone's following tab, they would see the usernames and biographical information of the people being followed. To satisfy those who prefer that functionality, the new following page has two tabs: the new, default "tweets" tab and a "people" tab. The latter will show only … Read more
Ads that track your online behavior using cookies aren't the worst problem on the Internet, but they are one of the more annoying ones. Internet Explorer 9 offers a tracking ad blocker similar to Firefox's AdBlock Plus add-on, except this one's built in.
In this video, we show you how to enable the list, how to tweak it to your liking, and how to download extra lists to customize it even further.
At least part of the controversy over whether to limit the sale of fuel that's more than 10 percent ethanol is over, for now anyway. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today waived a limitation on selling 15 percent ethanol--known as E15--for cars and light trucks 2007 or newer.
Last month, a controversy brewed over whether vehicles older 2007, or 2001, would be cleared to use E15, based on tests. The organization, Follow the Science, said the 50 percent increase in ethanol could damage catalytic converters in older vehicles, as well as engines of boats, motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, … Read more
Two organizations have squared off this week regarding whether increasing ethanol in fuels from 10 to 15 percent will damage engines in vehicles older than 2001, smaller gas-powered motors, and increase the cost of corn production.
In a press conference today, Renewable Fuels revealed the findings of a new study conducted by Ricardo Inc. (the company that set octane standards). The study finds that moving from 10 percent ethanol (E10) in gasoline to 15 percent (… Read more
Jill Schlesinger, aka Aunt Jill of CBS MoneyMoney, fills in for Justin, who is waiting for the cable guy. I believe they told him they'd come sometime between today and next week between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. (We all know how the cable guy loves to be on time).
On today's show, we talk about Facebook Places, a location-based check-in service. Say you're at a fantastic restaurant. You'll be able to check in with your mobile phone with GPS, leave comments about the food and service, tag your friends who … Read more
Looking for more folks to follow on Twitter? Google may be able to help.
The search giant unveiled on Wednesday a new feature dubbed Follow Finder, according to its blog. Revealed at Twitter's Chirp developers conference this week, Follow Finder tries to uncover more Twitter accounts, or tweeps, that you may want to follow based on the ones you have already accumulated.
To use the service, enter your Twitter username at the Follow Finder page. Google then looks at the people you already follow, finds other accounts who follow the same or similar people as you, and then conjures … Read more
Kevin Rose started a new side project in March called WeFollow aimed at creating a Twitter directory in which any user can add their account to a category. Users are then ranked in the various categories on the site, creating a good way to see who the top Twitterers are in a given subject area. The rumor is now that Digg has acquired WeFollow.
Mashable noticed that the copyright on the bottom of WeFollow now reads "(c) 2009, Digg Inc." This would appear to mean that Digg has in some way come into possession of WeFollow. TechCrunch reports … Read more