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AT&T will block stolen phones and tablets starting next week

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Corporate News,

AT&T stolen database

In a bold (and welcome) move, AT&T will be instituting a new policy that will block stolen devices from connecting to its network, utilizing a new database that the carrier will manage.

As announced in April, AT&T is creating a stolen phone database to prevent devices reported stolen from accessing wireless networks. We will install this availability next week for AT&T phones on our network and are working toward a cross-carrier solution later this year.

Any stolen phone or cellular tablet device may be added to the stolen database, and only the person who requested that a device be added may have it reinstated.

Read More | The Verge


This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: June 29, 2010

The CraziesHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • The Crazies: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Creation: DVD
  • Don McKay: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Everlasting Moments: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Hot Tub Time Machine: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Kill Switch: Blu-ray
  • The Leopard: DVD
  • New York Confidential: DVD
  • Night Train to Munich: DVD
  • Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightening Thief: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Predator (Ultimate Hunter Edition): Blu-ray

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In Theaters This Weekend: March 12, 2010

She's Out of My League

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Green Zone (R): starring Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Amy Ryan (directed by Paul Greengrass)
  • Our Family Wedding (PG-13): starring Forest Whitaker, America Ferrera, Carlos Mencia (directed by Rick Famuyiwa)
  • Remember Me (PG-13): starring Robert Pattinson, Pierce Brosnan, Emilie de Ravin (directed by Allen Coulter)
  • She’s Out of My League (R): starring Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve, Krysten Ritter (directed by Jim Field Smith)

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Beyonce “Smash” a Steal…Literally

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Music Videos, Rumors, Videos, Dance, Pop, R&B / Soul,

Above, you can view the video for ’s “Smash Into You,” one of the tracks on her latest album I Am…Sasha Fierce.

Below, you can hear the song “Smack Into You” as performed by singer/songwriter Jon McLaughlin. He apparently performed the song - more than once - on one of his live tours. Now, the ditty is on a Beyonce album and rumor has it that the track is stolen.

Surely, Sasha Fierce will soon shed some light on all this.

Read More | Perez Hilton

Stolen Military Equipment Sold Online

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Corporate News, Internet,

Night Vision GogglesAlthough police confiscated articles are being legally sold online, government investigators claim that military items are being sold illegally on eBay and craigslist. Posing as regular buyers, the Feds purchased items on the site that included two F-14 fighter jet components, night vision goggles, body armor, and army uniforms. The Government Accountability Office released a report which stated that the gear “could easily have been shipped overseas and used directly against our troops and allies.”

eBay says that only about 1/10 of 1% of items are military related but that things “slip through the cracks,” while craigslist, with its minimal staff of 25, depends on users to flag items on their site.

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Xbox Live Helps Recover Stolen Xbox 360

Xbox 360The networking features of the Xbox 360 apparently helped police track down a stolen Xbox 360, according to a news report from KCCI in Des Moines, Iowa. The victim, James Gardner, had his Xbox 360 stolen; fortunately, he had an Xbox Live subscription. Eventually, the Xbox 360 was connected to the Internet and police were able to track the IP address for the user. From there, they traced the system back to the store where it was purchased; the store had an address for the person that traded in the system, and that address was apparently accurate. This let the police track down the alleged thief and recover Gardner’s Xbox 360. West Des Moines police are currently pursuing charges.

Read More | KCCI