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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Slimmer PlayStation 3 and Two Other Stories You Need to Know
6:28:35 AM
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world. Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories. Sony Announces Slimmer PlayStation 3 and...

JetBlue Wants to Keep You Connected, Upgrades In-Flight Wi-Fi
6:10:36 AM
What's worse than being 30,000 feet in the air stuck between a crying baby and a lousy meal? Being 30,000 feet in the air stuck between a crying baby, a lousy meal and shoddy Wi-Fi access. That's about to change. JetBlue is expected to announce a...

Facebooker LOLs About Car Crash -- And Gets Jailed
5:39:31 AM
A Kentucky teen's refusal to delete her Facebook account now has her eating her own words -- or, rather, her own letters. Paula Asher, 18, was jailed for two days last week after she posted an update on Facebook about hitting another vehicle...

PlayStation Plus Comes to PS Vita in November
5:10:22 AM
PlayStation's premium subscription service, PlayStation Plus, will become available to PlayStation Vita owners in November, Sony has announced. The benefits of the subscription for Vita users will be similar to those for PS3 owners -- free games,...

Meet Baxter: A Robot With Common Sense [VIDEO]
4:46:36 AM
Baxter is like most reliable employees -- he uses common sense to do his job, and works well with others -- except, he's a robot. To be precise, Baxter robots are a new line of androids that can apply common sense behavior in manufacturing...

Redditor Builds Portable Laptop-Sized Xbox 360 Mod [PICS]
4:21:03 AM
Ever wanted to take your gaming console with you when you hit up the bar? Redditor DBrizzle spent eight months solving this problem by modifying his Xbox 360 to play in a portable case with an LCD monitor. He showed off his creation on Reddit...

Voting Info Is Now Easier to Find
4:08:42 AM
Some of the world's biggest tech companies, including Microsoft, Facebook and Google, have teamed up with Pew Charitable Trusts to help voters research candidates and successfully cast their ballot on Election Day. The Voting Information Project...

7 Regular People With Famous Twitter Handles
3:51:18 AM
What's in a name? It's your primary identity, but can lead to all kinds of unwanted attention. Kelvin Mackenzie, an 18-year-old Scot, shares his name with a former Sun editor, who recently faced criticism for printing false allegations about a...

Sony Unveils Thinner PlayStation 3
3:20:16 AM
Sony announced a slimmer version of its gaming console, the PlayStation 3, at the Tokyo Game Show Wednesday. Due to be launched this fall, the new PlayStation will keep the same name as its two predecessors, but will be 20% smaller and 25%...

German Government: Stay Away From Internet Explorer
3:02:27 AM
The German government is warning citizens against using Microsoft's Internet Explorer, because of a security hole in the browser which is currently being exploited by hackers. The security flaw, which affects Windows XP, Vista and 7, was made...

Sexting Among Teens Means Risk [STUDY]
2:42:05 AM
Wary of getting your child a cell phone? A new study shows that teens who "sext" aren't leaving it to just that. The study of nearly 2,000 teens found that those that sexted - sending explicit pictures or text messages - were more likely to...

AT&T's FaceTime Blocking Leads to FCC Complaint
2:19:32 AM
Three interest groups announced their intent to file a complaint with the FCC against AT&T, after the carrier said it would block Apple's FaceTime from its cellular data service unless customers signed up for a particular plan. Free Press, Public...

Fight Oddjob in 'Goldfinger' Mission of Upcoming '007 Legends'
2:03:28 AM
The upcoming 007 Legends game will include a mission inspired by the iconic Goldfinger James Bond film, publisher Activision announced Tuesday. 007 Legends already will include chapters from Die Another Day, Moonraker, Licence to Kill and On Her...

Space Shuttle Endeavour's LA Landing Delayed to Friday
1:46:41 AM
Space shuttle Endeavour's highly anticipated arrival in Los Angeles has been deferred by a day. The retired spacecraft, which will be ferried on top of NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), a modified Boeing 747 jet, was originally targeted to...

Parker Posey Teaches You How to Accept an Emmy [VIDEO]
1:33:18 AM
There are great Emmy award acceptance speeches, and there are terrible ones. Actress Parker Posey, playing a character named JA,N, or "Just Act, Naturally," wants to make sure that Emmy nominees have honed the skills they need before their names...

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