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GVOICE--Still Rocks it!  Reasons to like Google Voice?  Spam Filtering, and now the feature to force “UNKNOWN” callers to say their names. BTW, it’s always had the ability to “BLOCK” callers, which essentially gives the caller the tones and message that the number is disconnected.

Verizon FiOS doubling speeds, effective JUNE.  Yup--the 35MB plan is going to 75MB Downloads, and the current 65MB plan?  Either 150 or 300!!

Cricket offers iPhone for $55/month.  Even better, it’s an “everything plan.”   Down side?  You have to buy the phones “Cricket Wireless, the prepaid subsidiary of Leap, has just announced the availability of the iPhone 4 and 4S on its network. When they go on sale June 22nd, a 16GB 4S will set you back $500, while an 8GB 4 clocks in at a slightly more affordable $400.”  Oh... and unlimited?  “ (in this case, 2.3GB of data)”

Optical Drives Barely Hanging On: Even the game consoles may shed optical drives soon. http://games.slashdot.org/story/12/05/31/1741224/next-generation-xbox-and-playstation-consoles-will-have-optical-drives

Try Windows 8: http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2012/05/31/microsoft-lets-users-try-out-windows-8/

How Do Credentials Change as Education Goes Online? Stanford and Khan Academy Respond. Stanford President John Hennessy and Khan Academy founder Salman Khan are coming at online education from very different angles — one is an elite institution being shaken up by experiments, the other is a widely loved upstart

Picks:

Tony: Hyper Juice Plug - updated version of previously picked Hyper Juice Mini: http://www.hypershop.com/HyperJuice-Plug-s/220.htm

Steve: Chrome Extension “AddThis-Share and Bookmark”  Think how great sharing is on the Android, but now available in your browser. Great :)

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