Tech 2.0 for Monday, May 13, 2013

Contributor: Matt Davenport
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Updated: 5/13/2013 2:20 pm

General Motors says a new supercomputer data storage center and efforts to write its own software are paying off. The company formally opened a giant data center on Monday in the Detroit suburb of Warren, Michigan. The Detroit automaker says the changes are examples of how it's moving faster to cut costs and serve customers better. GM formerly hired outside companies to handle 85 percent of its computer work. The company wants 90 percent of the work in-house in the next five years. GM says its own people developed software to check dealer service records worldwide and spot problems. Data stored in Warren should help the company limit the size of future recalls. The software can spot problems before they get too big, and engineers are quickly assigned to fix faulty parts.

Got a rash that won't go away -- or a tickly throat that needs attention? There are some people who will head for the Internet first -- to see what it might be -- and decide then whether to see a doctor. But most people would agree if someone gets shot, you should head to the hospital right away. One person who apparently doesn't agree -- a woman who authorities say delayed getting hospital treatment of her teenage son's gunshot wound until she checked out treatment options online. Police say Deborah Tagle delayed treatment for hours last week while she looked up information on the WebMD site. The teenager survived the wound. But the mom is facing a felony charge of injury to a child. She's now free on bond.

It has been a popular title for some time now. But now, "Bookworm Heroes" has wormed its way into the Apple iOS. PopCap Games has released a version of the game for the iPhone and iPad. Both versions take advantage of the touch screen capabilities of the devices. There are several new features to the game, including the ability to play head-to-head against friends through Facebook, help from "heroes" to get special tiles to boost your scores and "pets" that can also pump up your tallies. The title also features a leaderboard to track your progress and a heads up if it's your turn and you've been lagging behind your opponent.

#computer #technews# Procter & Gamble could follow General Motors’ move in-house

I am the fans of Pop Cap Games : Plants vs Zombies ;D

Okay, I still prefer Pop Cap games more than online games.
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