July 26, 2010 – Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment:
Chatroulette.com, the random video chat sensation, is trying to block users who expose themselves to minors. The company says it has captured and saved thousands of IP addresses of alleged offenders, along with logs and screenshots that prove illicit behavior. While I applaud Chatroulette’s efforts, its still not a place for kids.
A would be iPhone thief was nabbed with the help of technology. After snatching the new iPhone from a woman on the street, Horatio Toure was nabbed by San Francisco police officers who found out where Toure was through a GPS tracking device inside the phone. The iPhone in question just happened to be a part of a program testing real-time GPS tracking systems for phones. So far its proving to be effective.
Still waiting for the White iPhone 4? You may want to give up. Apple again delayed the debut of the elusive White iPhone 4, which was supposed to be released in late July after initial setbacks. Now Apple says it will be available “they will not be available until later this year.”
The Indian government is behind a new initiative to bring extremely affordable tablet computers to market. Like MIT’s $100 computer project (One Laptop Per Child), the project could produce $35 tablets, which could cost students as little as $20 if subsidized by the government. The units will use memory card like a mobile phone, not a hard drive like a laptop. If these tablets are manufactured, they will have a dramatic impact on education and communication worldwide.
Today’s Video — Shelly talks about Google Reader