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AT&T Working to Simplify Their Texting Plans

Most of the mobile phones in the world are still of the “dumbphone” variety, so SMS won’t be going anywhere too soon.

AT&T has confirmed that they will be trimming the fat off their service plans, presenting customers with either an unlimited monthly plan with a set monthly cost, or a plan to pay for each text message.

The Sims Meets Facebook

Take the world’s largest social networking site and add the most popular and best selling PC game franchise ever; what do you get?

You get a ton of people who are experiencing the “life” and then sharing it with their Facebook friends.

Meet “The Sims Social,” which takes this classic simulation PC game and makes it into the social experience that gives its players the ability to interact with each other in whole new ways.

Android Overtakes Java Micro as the Most Attacked Platform

Google’s Android is now the most frequently attacked platform, overtaking Java Micro Edition, according to McAfee’s quarterly report on threats.

Of the 1,200 samples of mobile malware analyzed and collected by McAfee Labs in 2011 Q2, nearly 60 percent were said to be aimed at the Android. McAfee says that while mobile malware is a miniscule portion of the malware market, it is clear that criminals prefer to target Android.

Innovative Motorcycle Helmet Allows Rear Access for Easy Removal

Motorcycle helmets save countless lives each year, but they pose many challenges to emergency personnel when responding to an accident scene. The head and neck must not be moved, in case there is a spinal injury, yet it is nearly impossible to do that when taking a traditional helmet off. Well, meet the Voztec helmet.

This innovative helmet offers rear access by just releasing two clips and one pin. The back detaches, allowing the front to be slid off.

The New Porsche Carerra Ready to Make its Debut

The latest edition of the red-hot Porsche 911 is set to publicly debut in Frankfurt, Germany next month, and initial reports paint it as a vast improvement in both efficiency and power. It was this exact same auto show 48 years ago where the predecessor to the 911 was born, called the 901 back then.

This version will be called the 991 model, and it said to offer many improvements from its previous version, the 997.

Why Google is Still the Search Engine of Choice for SEO

Google has taken the hard work out of our hands. When it comes to SEO, Google is really the sole search engine you need to be concerned with. Google has had at least 65 percent of the organic SE market share in each of the last ten years, and currently has 84 percent. However, their popularity isn’t the only reason they should be what you set your sights on. The truth is that the other major search engines have patterned themselves after Google, so as long as you are making Google happy, you are probably pleasing all the search engines.

Hyundai’s Hope on Wheels Tour Hits the Road

A Hyundai Tucson recently departed on a trip from San Francisco, as it headed to Los Angeles on the initial leg of its journey. This was no family getaway though. The vehicle is scooping up handprints from children along the route as it makes stops at pediatric cancer centers. It also isn’t burning any gasoline on its ride, as it has a fuel cell stack that can convert hydrogen to electricity for its motor.

Fisker Engines will be Supplied by BMW

BMW has announced that they will be supplying the engine for the new Fisker vehicle. Fisker Automotive confirmed this news, and says that BMW will also be supplying a few other components for their “Project Nina” vehicle.

Is your Car Spying on You?

Toll tags and electronic systems like EZ-Pass are a convenient way to pay a toll. You don’t need to fumble around looking for change, you don’t even need to stop; just proceed through the booth and the cost will automatically be taken from your account.

That’s the good news. The other side of that is that every time you pass through a toll, you are letting people know exactly where you are, and where you are headed.

What Happens when a GoPro Meets a Dishwasher?

We own lots of home appliances and toys these days, but do you ever wonder exactly how they work. Youtube user, bitonioj, mounted a GoPro inside of a dishwasher for a full cycle.

Oddly enough, the results are quite interesting. Apparently, dishwashers can clean dishes and cameras too.