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Thanks again to Ford for sponsoring the show this week. The Ford folks have been nice enough to leave a Fiesta with us all summer and we've shown you a bunch of the features! The Fiesta has technology that would put many more expensive cars to shame: It comes loaded with all kinds of stuff like send to sync that allows you stream audio/calls, in car diagnostics, hands free everything, etc. Microsoft actually just released a new version of the Microsoft Embedded Automotive platform. Thanks again to Ford!
Alex's still rollin' with the HP Envy 14 with HP Beats Audio. It's got a solid laser etched magnesium casing and is powered by the Intel Core i5 processor and is thin and light which means extreme performance you can take with you. It won't blink when it comes to playing the latest game, watching an HD movie, or managing a massive music library. And it even comes with a private VIP support hotline with a dedicated help desk.
Thanks to Reebok for sponsoring the show this week! We got some pairs of their new Zigtech shoes and we've had a chance to cruise around in them for the past few days. These shoes are some of the most technically advanced running and training shoes around. Everything about Zigtech footwear is designed to conserve energy. Traditional energy return is focused on vertical impact and the way your heel hits the ground. Zigtech works to cut down on overall energy use while transferring the energy you do expend back to your forefoot horizontally along the zigs helping propel you forward while reducing wear & tear on your shins. Thanks again to Reebok for the sweet new shoes and sponsoring the show this week!
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Google Gives Employees 10% Raise in Cash
In an apparent move to stave off defections to competitors, Google announced it is giving all its employees a $1,000 cash bonus and a raise of 10 percent, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Security Firm Blasts Microsoft for Free Antivirus Offer
Two security software makers are complaining about Microsoft using its update service to deliver its free antivirus software to Windows users who don't have such protection on their computers. No, it's not 1998. And we're talking about allowing customers to choose whether they want the software, rather than bundling a particular browser - say Internet Explorer - on Windows.
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Google isn't going to share its data with just any company-not anymore, at least. The search giant, known for promoting the open web, is getting stern with its data, especially where it relates to Facebook, reports Reuters. Google is blocking data access to its Gmail and Android contacts lists to any company that refuses to give open access back to Google. In essence, the search company is no longer giving away its data like a charitable person; it expects a gift in return.