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Live weather radar

Live weather radar for Tucson and the rest of Southern Arizona from the National Weather Service.... Read more»

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What Apple's 'iTablet' could mean for Asia

Here's the latest chatter about the supply chain of the coming Apple gadget — if it really exists... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

Life's but a walking shadow

Why feel the need to invest in an expensive mp3 player when you can pick up a talking, singing, footstep-measuring minstrel at most major retailers? And if you find one that speaks in an Elizabethan dialect, all the better!... Read more»

Geek relief

Natural disaster? There’s an app for that...

As a planet, we have become remarkably adept at response to natural disasters. Not only are nations pooling resources to work together to search, rescue, recover and rebuild, but we are doing so faster than ever before with greater success. Leave it to the technology geeks to further optimize that process.... Read more»

China v. Google: Beijing fights back

After days of circumspect near-silence amid an international debate on Chinese censorship and surveillance that began more than a week ago when Google threatened to quit its operations here, China came out swinging Friday.... Read more»

TucsonSentinel.com

Test story: Experiment with our story comment tools here

Here's your chance to take our story comment tools for a test drive. Check out the Live Preview, quoting and reply features, and more!... Read more»8

Browser security

Google spy drama may mean big Microsoft dollars

The script for an interesting new technology soap opera is writing itself in real-time.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

The Marriage Cell

With all the conveniences that cellular technology has given us, few care that it's also fashioned a very stylish leash. There aren't many times these days when a soul can simply get away and say to the world, "Leave me alone!" We're always expected to be available. That being said, nobody should treat his or her partner like the schmuck in this cartoon.... Read more»

DesertRATS

NASA: Arizona will play key role in next moon mission

As NASA plans for the next U.S. footprints on the moon and eventually its first on Mars, Arizona’s evolution into a center of space research means it will have a role even bigger than just a place to study geology.... Read more»

Recovery.gov & Smartronix

Obama Admin. refuses to release whole contract for transparency site

The Obama administration has refused, once and for all, to reveal the full details of its contract with Smartronix for a new version of Recovery.gov, the government’s stimulus information clearinghouse... Read more»

Twitter

Tweet Much? Micro-blog service updates its Terms of Service

New Terms of Service released this week by Twitter.com, make clear what content you own and how they intend to use it. Time to re-review the fine print.... Read more»

Grid computing

Social media darling Digsby learns hard lesson

In the world of social media technology, lessons are delivered swiftly and often learned the hard way. Just ask Digsby, the third-party Instant Messaging application that went from Internet darling to evil tyrant in the blink of a blog posting. Did they "join the dark side" or simply make a risky business decision?... Read more»

Food safety

Would you know if you ate poisonous puffer fish?

When a Chicago couple grew dangerously ill two years ago after eating a home-cooked fish dinner, Canadian scientists figured out what had sickened them by using a new genetic test. The Chicago couple — who recovered — had dined on poisonous puffer fish that had been mistakenly labeled as a safe monkfish.... Read more»

Broadband companies to Feds: Keep your stimulus money

The stimulus package offers $7.2 billion in grants to spread high-speed Internet access, but three big players — AT&T, Verizon and Comcast — have decided not to apply for the funds, according to industry sources. ... Read more»

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