<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Tech Today]]> <![CDATA[New iPhone apps allow plastic-surgery hopefuls to 'Heidi' themselves]]> <![CDATA[T-Mobile announces data plan without slowdown]]> T-Mobile's data plan has remained unlimited while other providers like AT&T and Verizon have eliminated unlimited data options. But T-Mobile's service has come with an oft-decried drawback: After using a certain amount of data, users' connection is slowed to a painful crawl.]]> <![CDATA[Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to speak at SXSW]]> It was just announced that Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, will perform an interview at this year's SXSW Interactive Conference in Austin, TX.]]> <![CDATA[Taking the taboo out of mature gaming]]> It’s like clockwork; moments after popping open any game that has a mature rating, my 10-year-old son seems to appear at my elbow to ask if he can play it with me. It’s a mix of things that draws Tristan to these games that he knows I don’t let him play. I suspect the fact that I’ve told him he can’t play them tops the list, followed by the fact that they deal with topics considered taboo for most children.]]> <![CDATA[Facebook's Graph Search takes the next step in advertising]]> Facebook's new search function, called Graph Search, was announced recently to less-than-high praise.]]> <![CDATA[Digital textbooks go straight from scientists to students]]> A year ago, electronic textbook publishers turned down David Johnston’s big idea: the first interactive marine science textbook.]]> <![CDATA[DirecTV to lose MTV, Comedy Central, and 24 other Viacom channels tomorrow due to contract disputes]]> Viacom is apparently using a strong tactic in its contract negotiations with DirecTV — the TV provider now says that it will lose access to a total of 26 Viacom channels (including MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and more) as of July 10th if a deal isn't reached.]]> <![CDATA[Netflix CEO admits ‘arrogance,’ renames disc business Qwikster]]> After watching customers leave and the company’s stock price plummet, Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings on Sunday admitted that he had fallen victim to “arrogance” and announced changes to the DVD offering.]]> <![CDATA[Microsoft Store mirrors popular concept of its rival]]> SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Blink an eye, and the Microsoft Store could be mistaken for an Apple Store. The sign over the doorway has no letters, only a Windows logo instead of an Apple silhouette. Wood bar tables display desktops and laptops, and Zunes and Windows Mobile phones replace iPods and iPhones. The walls are painted stark white to showcase the products.]]> <![CDATA[Windows 8 vs. OS X Mountain Lion: The debate begins]]> The Mountain Lion Developer Preview came out just a couple of weeks ago, and today's announcement for Windows 8 Consumer Preview now puts both of the major next-generation operating systems on display for all to see. CNET editors Seth Rosenblatt and Jason Parker went through and answered some key questions at this very early stage of the game. While neither operating system is close to finished, we put up some of the known features and examined reasons people might be enticed by one or the other.]]> <![CDATA[Microsoft buys enterprise-oriented social startup Yammer for $1.2 billion]]> Microsoft has announced the $1.2 billion purchase of Yammer, the social network aimed at enterprise users. Yammer will become part of the Office division, led by Kurt DelBene.]]> <![CDATA[Lockheed Martin Develops a 'Space Fence' to Track Orbiting Space Trash]]> There's a lot of space debris caught within the Earth's orbit. This includes everything from dead satellites to rocket parts, and when two pieces of debris collide, it can break up into even more, even smaller pieces of space trash.]]> <![CDATA[Netflix to expand to Latin America]]> <![CDATA[House Votes Against Facebook Password Amendment]]> House Republicans on Wednesday defeated an amendment that would have banned current or prospective employers from requiring workers to hand over personal passwords as a condition of keeping or getting a new job.]]> <![CDATA[Early sales of Verizon iPhone suspended after record first day for carrier]]> <![CDATA[Infamous DC-10 takes its final flight]]> The final commercial flight using the infamous DC-10 airplane is now in the history books.]]> <![CDATA[Radio Shack to close 20 percent of its stores]]> Radio Shack, will be closing around 1,100 of its stores, a number representing nearly 20 percent of its locations. ]]> <![CDATA[PureEnergy offers eco-friendly batteries]]> Boulder-based PureEnergy Solutions has supercharged the environmentally-friendliness of rechargeable batteries. Already better for the environment because rechargeable batteries can be used a hundred times over in lieu of being disposed of to pile up in landfills, the company’s batteries use their patented Rechargeable Alkaline Manganese technology.]]> <![CDATA[Twitter 'promoted' tweets (ads) coming to your iPhone and Android timeline soon]]> Twitter's web interface has long been populated by innocent-looking tweets, trends, and accounts that pop up because they've been "promoted."]]> <![CDATA[Microsoft site pits its Bing against Google, head-to-head]]> Bing, the Microsoft search engine, has always been pitted against and compared to its massive foe, Google.]]>