Slashdot Roundup: 10.01.07

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Updates on technology for the home from the tech blog Slashdot:

Virgin Digital to Close Up Shop: If you subscribe, back up your files ASAP
Free Phone Calls: But only if advertisers can listen; based on the words their automated system recognizes, they’ll put corresponding ads on your computer
Why Municipal Wi-Fi Has Failed: And what you can do about it

Apple May Be Breaking the Law: With their policy on iPhone unlocks
Internet uses 9.4% of Electricity: In the US; globally, the demand is at 5.3% of all electricity used.