Congressmen Lobby Against “Dog” the Bounty Hunter Extradition

Members of Congress are getting involved in the fight to stop extradition of bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman to Mexico, where he would face criminal charges for catching a fugitive rapist there three years ago. Bounty hunting is illegal in Mexico. From The Washington Times — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been asked by […]

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Cell Phone Mapping Helps 911 Dispatchers Locate People in Distress

The Maui News is reporting on mapping and cell phone locator technology that helps 911 dispatchers locate people in distress so that emergency crews can be dispatched to the caller’s location. From the article — The call came in the middle of the night, when a panicked visitor saw his friend’s car go off the […]

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MySpace Murder Plot Foiled by Police

This story is like something out of a modern crime novel. 11alive.com is reporting that Mesa, Arizona police have foiled the murder plot of a local woman, who wanted to have her ex-boyfriend’s new lover murdered after finding all of her information on his MySpace page. From 11alive.com — A murder plot has been foiled […]

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First Skype Compatible Wi-Fi Cell Phone

A Taiwan-based technology company is reportedly the first to develop a Wi-Fi cell phone that is exclusively compatible with the Skype VoIP phone service. Users of this new cell phone will be able to make free Skype calls from any accessible Wi-Fi network. From Blogger News — Accton Technology Corporation, an elite provider of telecommunications […]

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Driver Follows GPS Directions and Crashes Car

Engadget is reporting on a German driver, who was so single-mindedly focused on the directions from his GPS navigation system that he forgot to pay attention to numerous road construction signs and crashed his Mercedes into a pile of sand. Lesson — “Technology is a great tool, but don’t let it do your thinking for […]

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