Reading Rainbow Coming to iPad

Reading Rainbow, the popular children’s television show that encouraged kids to read books, was shut down in 2006, much to pretty much everyone’s dismay. It had aired for over 20 years on PBS, but the network’s financial troubles were the nail in the Rainbow’s coffin. Now, fans of the show will be delighted to hear that it’s coming back – although, not on television.

Reading Rainbow will make its return to the media world via iPad app.

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Google Flights Helps You Find Cheap Airfare

By now, there are at least half a dozen websites out there that help you search for cheap flights. But until now, Google hadn’t offered the same service. Now, the big G is here to help you get from point A to point B for less money  (so long as those points are located within the continental U.S.).

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TV Remote Automatically Mutes Things That Annoy You

When Charlie Sheen was all the rage on TV, were you about ready to chuck your flat screen out the window? Now, instead of such rash measures as that, you can simply use Matt Richardson’s hacked remote control, which mutes your television for 30 seconds any time certain celebrity’s names are mentioned.

Richardson works from home in Brooklyn, NY, and likes to keep the TV on to stay informed, but became irritated upon constantly hearing about certain public figures.

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Starz to End Streaming Deal with Netflix

It’s a pretty big blow to Netflix – users will soon lose access to new movies from two of Hollywood’s biggest studios, Disney Studios and Sony Pictures. In a deal that broke down yesterday, Starz Entertainment said that it will end a distribution deal with Netflix that provided the streaming service with movies from those studios. That news sent Netflix stock plunging 9% overnight.

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Sprint Nearly Doubles Its Early Termination Fee

Adding more fuel to the “Sprint is getting the iPhone 5” fire, the wireless provider has announced that on its new contracts, the early termination fee (ETF) will be raised to $350 from its current price of $200.  Interestingly enough, that’s the same price for an early termination at AT&T and Verizon – both companies who currently sell the iPhone.

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Department of Justice Files Complaint Against Proposed AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed an anti-trust complaint and lawsuit with a Washington court regarding the proposed merger between wireless companies AT&T and T-Mobile. The filing is an attempt to block the merger, and the complaint states, “AT&T’s elimination of T-Mobile as an independent, low-priced rival would remove a significant competitive force from the market.”

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Sprint Issues Memo to Employees: Don’t Discuss iPhone 5

It seems like nearly every week there’s a new Apple/iPhone 5 rumor lately, and this week is no different – Sprint has apparently issued a memo to its retail employees asking them to refrain from discussing rumors of an Apple iPhone 5 on the Sprint Network.

The memo directs employees to not bring up the rumor with customers, and if the customer brings up the rumor on their own, to only say “no comment.” If a customer doesn’t drop the subject, employees can acknowledge that the rumor is out there and has been reported by news outlets, but again, are not allowed to make comment on the potential for an iPhone on the carrier.

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Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO from Apple

Apple’s board of directors announced last night that Steve Jobs has resigned as the company’s CEO, and Tim Cook has been named CEO. Jobs has taken a position as chairman of the board.

Although the news is shocking, it’s not entirely out of left field, as health problems had interfered with Jobs’ day-to-day duties with the company in recent years. In 2004, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and had surgery to remove the tumor, which was successful. However, due to his increasingly frail appearance and absences from Apple events, the state of his health was often under speculation.

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Bridesmaid Attends Wedding Via iPad

It happens to everyone: scheduling conflicts or an extra-long distance makes it impossible for us to be somewhere we’ve been invited to. Such was the case of a bridesmaid named Renee, who attended the wedding of Jonathan Alberico and Jamie Wilborn – via iPad screen!

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Netflix Launches “Just for Kids” Program

Netflix is launching a new program to make it easier for kids and their families to find child-friendly shows and movies on the streaming service. The new program, called “Just for Kids” will help users find content for children 12 years old and younger – including favorite characters like SpongeBob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer, Phineas and Ferb, and the Sesame Street characters.

The content will also be presented based on genres such as superheroes, princesses, dinosaurs, and “girl power.”

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