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Houstonians Gobble Up the New iPad

Posted on · If you've been waiting to get the new Apple iPad, now's your chance. Here in Houston, the new iPad went on sale today and once again, there were people waiting in line to get one. 

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Too Much Technology?

Posted on · What happens when company computers fail? 16.5 million Chase Bank customers were affected when they were unable access the company's online banking system for three days last week. Bill Stamps looks into our dependence on technology and how it can affect us when things go wrong.

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Tech Fund Out of Money

Posted on · State money set aside to help new tech businesses get off the ground has apparently run out. The Emerging Technology Fund is supposed to help new companies that are in the business of developing new technologies. But as Bill Stamps reports, some businesses will have to put their plans on hold.

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‘Scareware’ Targeting More Computer Users

Posted on · Computer security experts say they're seeing more users fall victim to a scam that promises to fix whatever viruses might be on their computers, while giving criminals access to their personal information. David Pitman reports.

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Cyber Safety for Children’s Sake

Posted on · Attorney General Greg Abbott joins with the Texas Cable Association to launch a statewide education campaign to protect Texas children from internet predators. The announcement comes on the heels of a series of arrests of convicted sexual offenders who used the internet in violation of their parole. Pat Hernandez has the story.

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Converting to HDTV

Posted on · The New Year is going to bring a new television broadcasting era. Television broadcasters are going to all digital broadcasting on February 17th. Part of that process includes a series of tests to see if your television is ready. The next test is tomorrow. Capella Tucker reports.

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Is Social Media the Wave of the Future?

Posted on · Computers are used for all sorts of things these days. But one expert at Microsoft says small businesses aren't using them enough. He's written a help guide for businesses looking for inexpensive ways to market themselves. Bill Stamps has more.

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Weather Volunteers Help Report Conditions

Posted on · In an age when meteorologist have ever more technology and advanced science to predict the weather, there are times when what they really need is information from someone who is outside looking up. Houston Public Radio's Rod Rice reports.

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TranStar’s Virtual Earth Traffic Map

Posted on · Houston TranStar has developed a new format for viewing traffic information on its website. Along with freeway accidents and hazards, TranStar's new map also provides detailed information about the problems. Houston Public Radio's Jim Bell explains.

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Texting Becomes Political Tool For Young People

Posted on · With the Texas primaries less than a week away, students at the University of St. Thomas are trying a new way to get young voters to the polls. They're part of a national effort that uses text messages to get the word out about important election days. Houston Public Radio's Jack Williams reports.