With sensors that translate the motions of a bike — turning the handlebars, spinning the wheels, etc. — into customizable sounds, the Turntable Rider "is an epic bicycle accessory which converts a bicycle into a musical instrument," according to Cogoo, the company that created the device.
The Justice Department's concerns stem from the way e-books have been priced since Apple introduced the iPad. Apple and other companies have denied any wrongdoing and say they have improved competition.
The wireless phone industry has a plan to take the profit out of the market for stolen smartphones. At the urging of police chiefs across the country and federal regulators, the industry is developing a database of stolen devices.
Iran isn't ready to cut off the Internet, its communications ministry says. Iranian officials are rebutting stories about the nation turning off access to the Internet — in part by suggesting that the original story, which came out April 1, was a hoax.
The technology world is abuzz over Facebook's $1 billion deal to acquire the photo-sharing app Instagram. Two years ago Instagram didn't exist. Some reasons behind the company's meteoric rise: apps are everywhere and Instragram took advantage of the moment with a playful, easy-to-use service. Now Instagram's fans wonder whether its identity will be retained.
A new program is designed to make your smartphone worthless if it's stolen. The phones have become tempting targets for thieves around the country. The mobile phone industry, along with police and regulators, hope to reduce thefts by drying up the market for stolen smartphones.
Philadelphia police have been hitting the streets to prevent crime, and now they're hitting the Web. This month, a small group of cops will start using Twitter to crack down on criminal activity. Supporters say it could save money and puts a modern spin on walking the beat.
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