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  • Forget about all of those ubiquitous police surveillance cameras in your city: the new sheriff in town is that shifty Google Street View camera wheeling through your neighborhood. Even though Google Maps, has been garnering criticisms for its alleged privacy invasions, but it is actually a pretty good crime-solving tool, and it is being embraced by police all over the world. 

Of course besides acting a handy tool for the police, Google Maps, Google Street View and Google Earth can also be used for a plethora of things too.

    5 Examples of How Google Maps Has Helped Solve Crimes

    Forget about all of those ubiquitous police surveillance cameras in your city: the new sheriff in town is that shifty Google Street View camera wheeling through your neighborhood. Even though Google Maps, has been garnering criticisms for its alleged privacy invasions, but it is actually a pretty good crime-solving tool, and it is being embraced by police all over the world. Of course besides acting a handy tool for the police, Google Maps, Google Street View and Google Earth can also be used for a plethora of things too.

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  • Homonyms (also called homophones) are words having the same pronunciation but different meanings, origins, or spelling.

There are actually many homonyms out there that are related to technology. One exemplary example would be Apple and Orange, which both could mean the fruit itself or the Californian-based technology juggernaut and French telecommunications company respectively. Today, we won't be giving a description of these two world-renowned brands. Instead, we will be focusing on lesser-known projects related to technology or technological terms that some of you might not heard of before.

    Homonyms In The World Of Technology

    Homonyms (also called homophones) are words having the same pronunciation but different meanings, origins, or spelling. There are actually many homonyms out there that are related to technology. One exemplary example would be Apple and Orange, which both could mean the fruit itself or the Californian-based technology juggernaut and French telecommunications company respectively. Today, we won't be giving a description of these two world-renowned brands. Instead, we will be focusing on lesser-known projects related to technology or technological terms that some of you might not heard of before.

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  • The use of open-source software is growing at an exponential rate, especially by governments and companies who are desperate to reduce cost. During the global financial meltdown in 2008-2009, many organizations or businesses turn to open-source software like the Linux operating system, OpenOffice, Mozilla Thunderbird instead of conventional proprietary software such as Windows OS and Microsoft Office. 

However, if too many of them jump onto the bandwagon of “the open source software revolution" rather than purchasing genuine licenses from technology companies such as Microsoft and IBM that provide proprietary solutions, it might cause another worrying issue -- business software companies will incur losses, thus resulting in a sizeable dent in the economy.

    4 Countries That Strongly Support Open-Source

    The use of open-source software is growing at an exponential rate, especially by governments and companies who are desperate to reduce cost. During the global financial meltdown in 2008-2009, many organizations or businesses turn to open-source software like the Linux operating system, OpenOffice, Mozilla Thunderbird instead of conventional proprietary software such as Windows OS and Microsoft Office. However, if too many of them jump onto the bandwagon of “the open source software revolution" rather than purchasing genuine licenses from technology companies such as Microsoft and IBM that provide proprietary solutions, it might cause another worrying issue -- business software companies will incur losses, thus resulting in a sizeable dent in the economy.

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  • Whether you are an Apple fanboy/fangirl or not, I am pretty sure you would love these creative and interesting comics below. All the comics were created by our <a href="http://www.geekculture.com/joyoftech/index.html">Joy of Tech</a> friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. They publish comics about technology, especially on Apple news and events. Among the 1,300+ comics they have created so far, we have some funny comics about Apple in this post.

    Funny Comics About Steve Jobs & Apple

    Whether you are an Apple fanboy/fangirl or not, I am pretty sure you would love these creative and interesting comics below. All the comics were created by our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. They publish comics about technology, especially on Apple news and events. Among the 1,300+ comics they have created so far, we have some funny comics about Apple in this post.

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  • Facing a tough challenge to explain the birds and the bees to your teens? Given today's technologically advanced world, why not explain sex to them by using iPods? Teens tend to understand better when things are explained to them on their terms.

    Sex Explained By iPods

    Facing a tough challenge to explain the birds and the bees to your teens? Given today's technologically advanced world, why not explain sex to them by using iPods? Teens tend to understand better when things are explained to them on their terms.

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  • Taking inflation into account, the folks over at <a href="http://www.vouchercodes.co.uk/whats-the-big-deal/deals/11-000-first-apple-portable-computer-real-cost-apple-products.html">VoucherCodes</a> imagine how much it would cost to buy each of Apple's new major product releases today.

    The REAL Cost Of Apple Products [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Taking inflation into account, the folks over at VoucherCodes imagine how much it would cost to buy each of Apple's new major product releases today.

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  • Google has worked its way to being one of the most audacious companies of all time, for its genius in customizing data for individual use. But in choosing to pick a fight with China over a business impediment presented as a lofty principle, that of defending Internet freedom, it could emerge eventually that Google thought itself too big to push. Even for a widely admired firm, that's being foolish. Its declared wish to stop censorship in all its forms may be only half of the story, as there are deeper security implications in allegations that its computer systems in China had been attacked. But just now, the audacity it displayed in tossing a googly at Chinese government censors by directing mainland search users to its Hong Kong service has elevated a dispute that could still be negotiated, into a taunt.

    Google Gets Down From The Great Wall: Opinion

    Google has worked its way to being one of the most audacious companies of all time, for its genius in customizing data for individual use. But in choosing to pick a fight with China over a business impediment presented as a lofty principle, that of defending Internet freedom, it could emerge eventually that Google thought itself too big to push. Even for a widely admired firm, that's being foolish. Its declared wish to stop censorship in all its forms may be only half of the story, as there are deeper security implications in allegations that its computer systems in China had been attacked. But just now, the audacity it displayed in tossing a googly at Chinese government censors by directing mainland search users to its Hong Kong service has elevated a dispute that could still be negotiated, into a taunt.

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  • Accessories. They've not been mentioned much lately to be honest. I guess people were distracted by the 'hilarious' (or so it seems) iPad. But then again, what's the point of the iPad if you ain't got no headphones?
'Headphones?' I hear you ask. 'Is that all?'. I say 'Are you kidding me! This is Apple we're talking about! They've got the iPad keyboard dock, the 'official' iPad case, the iPad connection camera kit, the iPad dock, the iPad USB power adapter, Apple composite/component AV cable, Apple Wireless Keyboard.... (pant pant!) and much more.

    iPad: Some Companion Pieces

    Accessories. They've not been mentioned much lately to be honest. I guess people were distracted by the 'hilarious' (or so it seems) iPad. But then again, what's the point of the iPad if you ain't got no headphones? 'Headphones?' I hear you ask. 'Is that all?'. I say 'Are you kidding me! This is Apple we're talking about! They've got the iPad keyboard dock, the 'official' iPad case, the iPad connection camera kit, the iPad dock, the iPad USB power adapter, Apple composite/component AV cable, Apple Wireless Keyboard.... (pant pant!) and much more.

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