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Social Media Advice: Are Voicemails Verboten Or Not?

Social media experts Baratunde Thurston, former digital director at The Onion and author of the book How to Be Black, and Deanna Zandt, author of Share This: How You Will Change the World with Social Networking, answer questions about how to behave in the digital age. This week's topic: leaving a voicemail message in a world that relies increasingly on text-based communication.

Tech Week Ahead: Rumors Of A Facebook Phone

Steve Henn looks at this week's technology news, including a possible Facebook phone announcement on Thursday and a nod to the multiple April Fools' Day jokes on the Internet.

Viewer Discretion: Deciding When To Look Away

Decisions like whether to watch a grisly injury on replay underscore the fact that with less gatekeeping and more personal choice, we're all stuck with wrangling our own curiosity.
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Computer Guys & Gal

Yahoo and Apple buy apps to boost their mobile capabilities, voice and gestures could replace typing as new user interfaces and cloud storage expands -- but isn't always secure. The Computer Guys and Gal are here.


U.S. Navy Funding Development Of Giant Jellyfish Robot

"Cyro," under development at Virginia Tech, looks and moves like a jellyfish. Researchers say it could be used for studying the oceans and cleaning up oil spills.

Cyberattack Against Spam-Fighting Organization One Of The Largest Ever

A large cyber-attack on an anti-spam organization in Europe is slowing down the Internet. Spamhaus says it was hit by a massive distributed denial of service for more than a week.