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A Californian student from Japan was able to find out her family was alive, thanks to YouTube. Akiko Kosaka "received word Sunday night from a friend in Japan of the existence of a 45-second YouTube video showing her family home as the only one standing amid the rubble. The video highlighted her older sister holding a sign to a TV news crew saying in Japanese 'we are all safe.'"Read more here: California student from Japan finds family alive on YouTube. [Source: CNN.com]



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Did you jailbreak your iPhone so you could tether it? You may soon receive a message from AT&T asking you to stop or else they will automatically enroll you in their tethering plan. Read more here: AT&T asks customers to stop unauthorized tethering.[Source: Engadget.com]

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Yesterday the New York Times announced their digital subscription plan, which goes into effect March 28. If you don't sign up for the plan you can read 20 articles a month for free. However, if you access links from Facebook and Twitter, this won't count against your limit. The NYT has several Twitter accounts, and if you are looking for free content, it may be a good idea to follow these accounts listed here: NYT Twitter directory. [Source: GeekSugar.com]



For those of you with kiddos, and an iPad or iPhone, this will may you go "Awwww." This Nursery Rhymes with StoryTime app lets you read a book to your child from anywhere around the world. The books are interactive and the app is compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and the iPad. [Source: Gizmodo.com]

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Maybe you grew up playing this game in your computer class in the 6th grade, on a Commodore 64. No? Maybe that's just me then. Anyhow, learn all about the history of Oregon Trail and how it came to entertain future geeks with an appreciate for ham. No? OK, that's just me then. Click here to read: Oregon Trail: How three Minnesotans forged its path. [Source: kottke.org]