"Small children today are more likely to navigate with a mouse, play a computer game and increasingly – operate a smartphone – than swim, tie their shoelaces or make their own breakfast. This is according to a new ‘Digital Diaries’ study from Internet Security Company AVG (www.avg.com). AVG Digital Diaries is a series of studies looking at how children's interaction with technology has changed." | more
"Steve Jobs said before that those who want porn on the go should be picking up Android devices instead of the iOS-based ones from Apple.
That could be changing, however, as the Apple approval process for iOS apps as of late have been more lax than before. Could it be allowing adult content on the iPad? According to comments made by Hugh Hefner on Twitter (yes, this 84-year-old is tweeting),
Playboy will be coming to the iPad – uncensored." | more
"Boffins fed up with people getting their kit off on chat sites have developed a new algorithm that will allow sites to nip the nudity in the bud. Video chat services such as Chatroulette which randomly link the webcams of people who visit the site have been doing well but it has been plagued by people who want to show their genitals... Now Xinyu Xing at the University of Colorado at Boulder and a few pals have come up with a "flasher detection" algorithm that spots the offenders, allowing them to be kicked out.
"Once in, he would change the account password -- locking out his victim -- and search for any racy photographs. If he found any, he posted them to the victim's Facebook profile. Of the 3,200 accounts he broke into, Bronk found nude or semi-nude photos in 172 of them, prosecutors said. In one case he persuaded a victim to send him even more explicit photographs by threatening to post the ones he'd stolen if she didn't. Bronk faces six years in prison on felony hacking, child pornography and identity theft charges.
"Our experience of the music we love stimulates the pleasure chemical dopamine in our brain, concludes a new study produced by a slew of scholars at McGill University. The researchers followed the brain patterns of test subjects with MRI imaging, and identified dopamine streaming into the striatum region of their forebrains "at peak emotional arousal during music listening." | more
"You investigate and find that not only is your software illegal, it was sold to you by a company secretly owned and operated by none other than your own IT systems administrator, a trusted employee for seven years. When you start digging into the admin's activities, you find a for-pay porn Web site he's been running on one of your corporate servers. Then you find that he's downloaded 400 customer credit card numbers from your e-commerce server." | more
"This year at CES we have seen a lot! If you didn’t know CES is the largest trade show in North America and pretty much every manufacturer that makes anything electronic is here. So we have seen things like 3D HDTV’s, laptops, computer cases, car audio and much more. So how did these companies get your attention to come visit their booth? Booth babes of course! Here is our gallery from 2011!" | Lots More Here!
"There might be trouble brewing behind the glassy eyes of kids who spend too much time and energy on video games, according to a controversial new study. In the 2-year study of more than 3,000 school children in Singapore, researchers found nearly one in ten were video game "addicts," and most were stuck with the problem. While these kids were more likely to have behavioral problems to begin with, excessive gaming appeared to cause additional mental woes." | more
"Aaron Titus, father of five, became more than a bit irritated when he was woken up at 4:30 by a robocall from the Prince George's County School District informing him that the start of school would be delayed by two hours. Titus was perturbed because 1) it was 4:30 in the morning, and 2) he already knew about the delay because he saw it on TV the night before, states the Washington Post. So Titus decided to take matters into his own hand by finding an online robocalling company to dish out a bit of payback.
"Well, you gotta have priorities in life A one year old son of Denver woman Shannon Johnson drowned in the bathtub while his mother was busy roaming the wonderfully egocentric world of Facebook. The mother checked on the boy once in the 10 minutes after which there were three silent minutes. Johnson went to check and found that the boy has drowned." | more
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