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How Cable Companies could make Commercials more useful

Why not let the viewer schedule a reminder/recording for a show advertised 3-4 weeks in advance of it airing on digital cable?

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Privacy's a Joke Security Technology

AT&T Begins Service to Text Users in Certain Locations

According to the New York Times,¬†AT&T is going to launch a text-message service to send SMS messages to customers in certain locations. Um, hell no! It’s called “ShopAlerts” and is designed to allow “brand-partners” (i.e. HP, Kmart, JetBlue, S.C. Johnson, etc.) to send advertisements and coupons to customers who happen to be in range of […]