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Chrome 13 Features Instant Pages & Print Preview

With surveys declaring IE users dumb and of low IQ, Chrome is definitely making news as the fastest and lightest web browser ever made. I don’t doubt Chrome’s speed and portability; however, calling IE users “low IQ” is a little rude. Isn’t it?

Apart from these stories what we are talking about is search giant Google’s newer version of their self proclaimed world’s fastest browser, Google Chrome.

Foxconn Will Replace Workers With 1 Million Robots

Foxconn is a Chinese based company and the biggest manufacturer of products of some notable companies such as Nokia, Apple and Sony. Foxconn recently got ripped from an iPad 3 manufacturing contract. Moreover the company had been suffering with some serious problems concerning mostly the labor.

The serious problems with labor were suicides of some of the workers because of low wages, protests against the company and an explosion in the factory. Consequently, Foxcon has now decided to replace manual labor with automated machine robots.

U.S. Shutting Down Data Centers To Save Taxpayer Woes

In order to save money, the US federal government decided to shut down more than 350 data centers by the end of 2012 and another 400 by end of 2015. This was decided to save billions of dollars from US taxpayers.

Currently, more than 2000 data centers with 40 percent storage capacity and 27 percent computing capacity are running across the country.

The decision is quite good in saving money but what about the employees working there? Thirty states will be affected by this decision…

FTC Approves Seven-Year Storage Of Social Media Data

The Federal Trade Commission approved background check companies to screen job applicants based on their Internet photos and postings. This means that any of your online activity, whether through Twitter, Facebook, blogs, etc. is “free game” for background check companies and your future employer to check out.

Maybe you think that all it takes is a few deactivations, a click here, a click there, and you’re ready to apply for that new summer internship? Unfortunately for some, Social Intelligence Corporation (a background check company) can keep your postings for up to seven years.

New Bluetooth Ear Set Doubles As Stealthcam

Looxcie has just updated its Bluetooth ear set that doubles as a camcorder and a storage device. The unit weighs in at just 22 grams and stores video as MP4 files. Of course, with a stealth cam, you could capture a lot of video without raising any unwarranted attention. Hopefully people do not use it for the wrong reasons, but I guess that risk runs with any new technology now a days.

Before you laugh at the idea of this tiny unit being a video camera, note that the two models available offer either 5 or 10 hours of video storage, respectively.

Company Ban On Facebook?

Jason from Technoodling believes that although Facebook can prove to be a distraction for some, it can also serve as a powerful communications tool.

He believes that Facebook should be allowed in companies because a) employees need to feel that their employers trust them and b) Facebook can be used professionally to communicate with others and monitor a company’s brand or a product’s reputation.

Introducing The Motorola XPRT

Sprint has announced today that it will be adding a new Motorola Android phone designed for business professionals. The Motorola XPRT (pictured left) will be Sprint’s first Android world phone (yay) designed for working professionals. The phone’s display is a 3.1-inch HVGA display. The device has a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, a full QWERTY keyboard (BlackBerry/Droid Pro-Style) and has enterprise-class security and data encryption.

Turn Your iPad Into A Full Sized Laptop (Video Proof!)

Do you sometimes wish that you had a keyboard that easily attached to your iPad in order to type that long essay at the library? Maybe you just wanted to make chatting with your friends just a bit easier without slamming your fingers on glass? Logitech has come out with a brilliant solution to these potential problems, the Logitech Keyboard Case. For $100, users will get a full keyboard that allows you to use your iPad in either portrait or landscape mode, coupled with Bluetooth technology.

Groupon Found Guilty Of Writing Fake Yelp Reviews

In a Venture Level blog post today, Romil Patel, an entrepreneur discusses his experiences with running Groupon and LivingSocial deals. Overall, he experienced some shadiness going on with Groupon. Apparently a Groupon representative he worked with had asked him to create fake, positive Yelp reviews for his own business.

Patel writes,