Stories by Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

LimeWire is quietly resurrected: It's baaack!

Less than a month after its "permanent shut down," LimeWire has been resurrected by an anonymous dev team -- and it's better and more powerful than before. Or, well, something like that.

LimeWire shut down permanently

File-sharing program LimeWire has been permanently shut down after a federal judge found it guilty of assisting users in committing copyright infringement "on a massive scale."

Apple's anti-sexting patent approved

It looks like Steve Jobs' dream of family-friendly technology might just come true. On Tuesday an Apple patent for an "anti-sexting" device was approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

New Technology Lets You Play With Real Cats Over the Web

Forget LOLcats, these kitties are real--and you can interact with them in real-time! Apriori Control, in conjunction with the Idaho Humane Society and the Oregon Humane Society, has developed a website where you can interact with real cats by controlling robotic toys over the internet.

Verbatim Introduces New USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Line

Verbatim's new Store 'n' Go <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/156494/superspeed_usb_30_more_details_emerge.html?tk=rel_news">SuperSpeed USB 3.0</a> hard drives should be just what their name purports them to be: really fast, <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/186566/usb_30_finally_arrives.html">thanks to USB 3.0</a>.

iPad, fastest-selling electronic device ever

Did Steve Jobs really invent a magical tablet? If consumer adoption of Apple's iPad tablet is any measure of magic than Jobs has reached Albus Dumbledore (of Harry Potter fame) status. According to financial analysts at Bernstein Research Apple's iPad is the most quickly adopted non-phone electronic device ever - beating out adoption rates of the less magical DVD player.

PayPal debuts check deposits via iPhone app

Online banking is about to get even more convenient for PayPal users who will soon be able to deposit checks via their iPhone. Simply sign the back of your check, take a picture of the front and back of the check, and hit send on the PayPal iPhone App. The only drawback? No lollypops at the teller window to grab when you're done.

Report: Apple gives Google Voice app the nod of approval

It looks like we'll finally be seeing an official Google Voice App for the iPhone in the App Store. TechCrunch reports that not only should we expect to see the official app in the App Store soon, but that it's already been approved by the higher-ups at Apple.

PlanOn DocuPen Xtreme X05

Full-size scanners and multifunction printers that scan, fax, and print are so 2009, right? And good luck lugging one of those huge beasts around with you on the road. Enter the PlanOn DocuPen Xtreme X05, a scanner that has the shape and size of an extra-long pen, and fits (somewhat awkwardly) in your pocket. It's built for travelers (and possibly spies) who need to scan documents on the go.