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+ - Google Earth using my computer? 1

Submitted by rabenja
rabenja (919226) writes ""I was using Google Earth to document a recent vacation to Costa Rica by creating a tour file.
I saved the *.kmz file but did not know the file had been placed so I searched the C: drive
for *.kmz files. What came up in the search was 2,620 files in the
    C:\Users\[ME]\AppData\Local\Temp\ge4908\kmz directory all with timestamps around
the time that I was working in Google Earth. Clicking on any of the
files in that directory showed that none of them had anything to do with what I was
working on. They were random locations around the earth, each with mulitple pushpin locations
that I did not make.

Why would Google Earth create these files if they had nothing to do with my session??
The only thing that I can think of is that Google is using users' computers as
data caches for other users.""

+ - Google sells out of Nexus 4 again->

Submitted by rabenja
rabenja (919226) writes "I had decided to replace my phone (Galaxy S Vibrant) with the Nexus 4. The first batch sold out in no time and I received an email that I just saw at 1:20 pm PST that the Nexus 4 would be available again for sale at 12:00 pm PST. I clicked the link provided and saw that it was already sold out again..."
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Apple

+ - Apple store refuses to sell product to US citizen->

Submitted by rabenja
rabenja (919226) writes "

A 19-year-old woman in Alpharetta, Ga., claims that her local Apple store refused to sell her anything after she was heard speaking Farsi with her uncle while she was trying to buy an iPhone and iPad.

...how a citizen who speaks Arabic (Al Qaeda), or Spanish (Cuba) or Korean (North Korea) etc."
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Cellphones

+ - GPS Toddler Tracker->

Submitted by rabenja
rabenja (919226) writes "

Barnkollen is an extra aid for thouse repsonsible for groups of children, outdoor childcare, preeschool trips or groups with extra curiouse or teasing kids. “After all the known incidents with children that have come away from their grops, shouldnt we do something?” We all who are behind Barnkollen have small children and thought about this, and combined with our teqnichal skills, Barnkollen was created, as extra aid for leaders, parents and of course – our kids!

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I've never been canoeing before, but I imagine there must be just a few simple heuristics you have to remember... Yes, don't fall out, and don't hit rocks.

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