Starting this fall, you'll have a new reason to trust the information you find on Wikipedia: An optional feature called WikiTrust will color code every
Monday, 31 August 2009
Among the study's conclusions is that broadband speed is not equitably distributed throughout the country.
If the U.S. wants all its citizens to have access to equally high-speed Internet, the union argues, it will have to invest heavily in telecommunications infrastructure.
"Early detection of lung cancer dramatically increases the odds of survival.
Currently, only 15 percent of cases are discovered before the disease has begun to spread."
Andy Bland checks out the Football Betting Tipsters service
Sunday, 30 August 2009
It's proposed that the White House should have emergency powers to control the Internet.
A bill would give Barack Obama 'cybersecurity' authority to disconnect users and professionally certify IT people. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers get really spun up about it.
Apple's updated OS ships with a number of 64-bit native applications, but Apple's kernel itself defaults to 32-bit, unless the user holds down the '6' and '4' keys during boot time.
Saturday, 29 August 2009
Creative uses of bus, subway and door handles in advertising campaigns by various companies.
Reports of iPhones exploding, starting fires and killing people in cold blood have been around since the inception of the handset.
They've also been relatively sporadic, seemingly short on evidence, and Apple hasn't given complaints much credence or response.
There's always been a tension in search between organizing information for users and getting out of the way so they can get to ...
A peeved iPhone customer has filed a lawsuit against Apple and AT&T, and surprisingly its unrelated to dropped calls or spotty network performance.
It has to do with the multimedia messaging, which still isnt available for iPhone customers in the United States.
Bram Cohen (creator of BitTorrent) Invents A New Rubik Cube
Friday, 28 August 2009
A comparison and review of the 5 most popular turn by turn navigation apps for the iPhone.
Papercuts are minor bugs that cause a usability issue.
To give you a better idea of what to expect, here are five common and annoying papercuts that should be fixed by 9.10.
Led by a scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, an international group of researchers is hoping the same technology that could provide amputees an artificial arm could help blind people access the wireless world.
Now that the FCC has opened empty TV channels to wireless networking, Microsoft Research wants to replicate the success of WiFi - but with 1km connection distances and much greater bandwidth.
Welcome to WhiteFi.
Augmented Reality is quickly becoming a hot ticket item in the mobile world.
Built for the Android platform, Augmented Traffic Views combines a layer of AR above the devices camera view with live traffic camera images and traffic data.
Thursday, 27 August 2009
UK ISP Talk Talk, which claims to be the countrys largest broadband provider with over 4.25 million customers, expressed its strong displeasure late yesterday upon learning that the govts thinking on illegal file-sharing had evolved and that disconnecting users from the Internet was back on the list of acceptable technical solutions to...
Is the RIAA's strategy to stop music piracy working? According to a recent study, interesting data has been collected from college students that holds both good and bad news for the RIAA.
Where does this leave the future of downloading?
Having a secure, up-to-date backup of your hard drive can be a lifesaver.
Here are seven practical strategies, including using USB storage, backing up via the Internet or through your local network, backing up Windows itself, and preserving huge media files like songs and videos.
As part of its broadband hearings, the FCC looked at whether it should follow Canada's lead and allocate a chunk of spectrum to give utilities wireless broadband for smart grid devices.
The FCC joined the alphabet soup of federal agencies that's contemplating what its role might be in bringing our electric grid a bit of intelligence.
Half a dozen new cases of "exploding iPhones" have emerged in France, as Apple faces an official inquiry and calls to come clean over possible risks linked to its wildly popular smartphone.
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
After initially being taken offline by Swedish authorities, and after its first escape route failed, The Pirate Bay has returned with all guns blazing!
Site announces it will share ad revenue for hit videos.
YouTube, the world's most popular video-sharing site, said Tuesday that it will start sharing advertising cash with users who upload the most popular clips of everything from skateboarding dogs to dancing babies.
Google has fixed two high-severity vulnerabilities in the stable version of its Chrome browser that could have let an attacker remotely take over a person's computer.
For anyone who complains that Twitter posts are too short to be meaningful, we present you with Twitter's exact opposite: Woofer.
Andy dons his reviewer's mantle to take a look at Trading secrets revealed...what does he find?
If you are using a GSM phone (AT&T or T-Mobile in the U.S.), you likely have a few more months before it will be easy for practically anyone to spy on your communications.
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Chromium, the open source project behind Google's Chrome Web browser, now has native 64-bit support on the Linux platform.
An Ubuntu PPA with Chromium daily builds has attracted a large following.
Andy puts on his reviewer's cloak to take a look at Penny Stock Prophet...what does he reveal?
Kevin Duerr of Riverturn was infuriated by Apples response to the FCC, proudly posted on Apple.com late Friday afternoon.
Duerr described Apples FCC letter as nothing but hot air for PR purposes. He also suspects Apple is being more than a bit disingenuous with the FCC.
Since it was first released by Bram Cohen back in 2001, very few changes have been made to the way BitTorrent works.
It was a revolutionary invention and to date it is by far the most effective way to transfer large files online. However, BitTorrent does have its limitations.
Monday, 24 August 2009
As vacancies increase and retail sales throughout the U.S. remain a shadow of the decades boom, Apple Inc.s stores are defying the recession.
"Open source has moved way beyond the unwashed masses as big companies dominate the development of the Linux kernel. ...
Perhaps Linux is the only truly future proof technology?"
The end of the Pirate Bay is nearing.
Even if the deal with GGF doesnt go through the current owners are likely to sell to one of the other interested parties. For many BitTorrent fans this means that they have to find an alternative. Luckily there are plenty of good ones out there.
From the site:Ever wondered how people get really wealthy in the United States ?Ever wonder how Donald Trump became rich? Ever wonder how Donald Trump claims BK every other
Chances are you're one of the 157 million unique Internet users who visited one of Yahoo's countless Web sites in the past month.
Or you're one of the 172 million who encountered one of the ads sold on Yahoo and its partner sites.Yahoo reaches 80% of Internet users -- same as Google -- but its focus on content over search has yielded a lower profit
The plan is to completely replace Synaptic, Software Sources, Gdebi, and (if appropriate) Update Manager with a centralised App Centre.
This App Centre aims to combine the human-readable approach of Add/Remove, the power of Synaptic and the ease of Update manager all within one single interface.
Sunday, 23 August 2009
In Worcester Magistrates Court, England, an 18-year-old woman was allegedly sent to three months in a young offenders institute after being found guilty of posting death threats on Facebook, according to the Daily Mail.
It's thought to be the UK's first jail sentence for cyberbullying.
It's not all about circuits, silicon and stock options: mankind's been making technology since the dawn of time.
Here's ten of the most wonderful gadgets
Before the iPhone 3GS was announced, it was rumored to be capable of playing HD videos.
From the site:.....To be guided every step of the way so you're making more money then you've ever made before? To be given everything you need to
Intel will focus on its next generation of smaller and faster chips at a conference next month as it prepares to ship new chips for systems in 2010.
A look at how information moves now, and how it moved 100 years ago.
Saturday, 22 August 2009
The mobile phone market can be a confusing one for consumers to navigate, as there are many seemingly similar services offered, often lumped into different packages, plans and pricing.
How do usage trends and costs vary between the major wireless providers?
Whoa -- we were just sent AT&T response to the FCC's investigation into the rejection of Google Voice apps from the iPhone app store, and Ma Bell isn't pulling any punches.
Late last year, we boldly proclaimed that your next computer might be a Linux PC.
Thanks to the ever-growing market for the low-end machines dubbed
Apple could be reconsidering allowing the C64 Emulator app onto the App Store, following its rejection in June.
The developer, Manomio, recently claimed in a tweet that it was contacted by a senior director at Apple and there is "BIG news coming," although further details have not yet been announced.
Friday, 21 August 2009
A report filed by a tipster claiming access to iTunes 9 says that it is "possible" the next version of iTunes will sport both DVD import and playback as well as Facebook integration.
With this new amplifier, LRO can transmit 461 gigabytes of data per day.
That's more information than you can find in a four-story library. And it transmits this information at a rate of up to 100 megabytes per second. By comparison, typical high-speed internet service provides about 1 to 3 megabytes per second.
Microsoft doesn't want developers for the Windows Marketplace for Mobile to limit their pricing to less than a buck.
Owners of Apple's new iPhone 3GS love the device, but more than half of them hate AT&T, the smartphone's exclusive mobile carrier in the U.S., according to a just-released survey.
Rural counties that get on the broadband bandwagon see more and better-paying jobs, a new USDA report says.
But high-speed Internet penetration in the countryside still lags behind cities by big percentages.
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Thats right kiddos, The marvelous Cyanogen has released his latest Stable build of his simply amazing Android ROM for the HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1) and the HTC Magic/Sapphire (T-Mobile myTouch).
This is probably the fastest and most stable custom ROM build to date and is gaining popularity every minute. See his post for features and changes.
This "state of the Ogg" post from the Free Software Foundation is a great intro to the free video format that's finally ready for primetime: what's working great, what parts are still tricky (plus how to deal), and where to go from here.
A new lawsuit filed against Facebook in the Superior Court of California in Orange County is one of the more entertaining documents weve had the pleasure of reading recently.
Andy dons his reviewer's cloak to take a look at Forex Grid Bot...what does he find?
The most surprising thing about MySpace's acquisition of iLike today isn't that the social music site wasn't getting hitched with Facebook, the platform where the iLike app is most popular.
It's that iLike married a social network that's quickly losing relevance.
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Internet Explorer 8 is the safest web browser on the market, according to a pair of studies sponsored by, um, Microsoft.
One study focused on socially engineered malware and the other on phishing.
As geeks were surrounded by advertising for new toys all the time: Hell its the lifeblood of the industry! As new software upgrades and operating systems come out a realistic geek will know that its time to get new hardware: But in a recession that might now be a good bet...
In an experiment that sounds like a deleted scene from one of the Terminator movies, robots with artificial animal-inspired brains quickly evolved to deceive one another.
Andy dons his reviewer's cloak to take a look at Dutch And Win Racing...what does he find?
Have you ever bought something just because it's package? Well, these package designs are definitely one of a kind and they do make you want to get them regardless of what is inside.
This list contains different kind of packages but they all have some in common; they are awesome, check it out!
A complete guide to the next HDMI standard.
With one eye firmly on the digital home there are several significant improvements to the technology, including integrated data connectivity and support for 3D.
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
The constellation of hacks connected to the TJX hacker is growing.
Albert Segvec Gonzalez, a former Secret Service informant, has now been indicted by a federal grand jury, along with two unnamed Russia-based conspirators, with hacking into Heartland Payment Systems, Hannaford Brothers, 7-Eleven, Inc, and two unnamed national retailers.
An engaging mix of cute and bizarre, Bossa Nova robotics first two products, the aggressive, break-dancing Pime-8, and the super-cute Penbo could fit neatly on any 4-to-12-year old child's wish-list this holiday season.
Gimp developers after 1 year of development have finally pushed the first testing release [2.7.0].
The 2.7 series is a testing release and will
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The Debian Linux distribution is sixteen years old today
Depending on which insider information you choose to believe, Apple is going to release a tablet device any time between now and spring 2010.
Though the online rumor mill cant be relied on to give accurate information, the arrival of a tablet device any day now seems like a foregone conclusion. What would such a device look like?
Monday, 17 August 2009
Web sites such as Twitter are becoming increasingly favored by hackers as places to plant malicious software in order to infect computers.
Social-networking sites are the most commonly targeted vertical market according to the Web Hacking Incidents Database (WHID) report.
In just a few days The Pirate Bay will be passed onto its new owners, marking the end of an era but not the end of BitTorrent.
The nostalgic torrenters among us might want to download a copy of the site for archival purposes. It never hurts to have a backup of important data in place, especially when its free.
They should do this every week
Qik [iTunes link] is an eagerly awaited free app for the iPhone.
Most other video capable phones have a version of it. Qik allows, among other things, live streaming from your phone to the web. How could someone not want that capability? Early on, Qik offered a version for jailbroken phones that worked quite well.
Andy puts on his reviewer's cap to take a look at Five Minute Profits...what does he find?
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Good thing Gmail is out of beta.
It is now the third largest Web mail service in the U.S. In July, Gmail nudged past AOL Email with 37 million unique visitors compared to 36.4 million for AOL, according to comScore estimates.
The winning team at the Hack-a-thon at iPhoneDevCamp share their strategy for taking first place.
From the webpage:If you see this page, it means that you have set up your web server for serving a new site, but have not uploaded the
Saturday, 15 August 2009
Toshiba's new Portege is its thinnest and lightest laptop, weighing only 2.46 pounds and measuring just three-quarters of an inch thick.
Best of all, it comes with something unusual -- a 500GB solid-state disk drive.
After the closure announcement " and then sudden re-opening " of short URL service Tr.im, theres been some uncertainty about the widespread use of short URLs on sites like Twitter (Twitter).
How do you know that the URL company wont just start redirecting the links to somewhere else? Or what happens if that short URL provider shuts down?
Georgetown, Cornell and thousands of other colleges are handing their badly strained e-mail systems over to the tech giantsbadly strained email systems over to the tech giants.
Two weeks ago, Mozilla announced a major milestone for its Firefox (Firefox) web browser: one billion downloads.
They even launched OneBillionPlusYou.com to mark the occasion and demonstrate just how large one billion really is.
There's nobody in the chat rooms but pedophiles and undercover police. A federal appeals court upheld the conviction of an Indiana man whose online efforts to proposition underage girls led him to not one, not two, but three undercover cops, none of whom apparently knew about the others.
Friday, 14 August 2009
TheDigsby instant messenger client not only bundles half a dozen "optional" crapware applications, i's also using your computer to crawl the web, do stock market research, and more.
It's time to uninstall.
A class action started in a Louisana district court alleging that Apple and AT&T touted the iPhone as supporting MMS (multimedia messaging service) but have not as yet provided the service.
More than half of computer viruses last a mere 24 hours.
Panda Security's malware detection laboratory, PandaLabs, has been analyzing the nearly 37,000 samples of new viruses, worms, Trojans and other security threats that it receives each day and found that 52 percent of them work for just 24 hours. "
Andy puts on his reviewer's cloak to take a look at Ejaculation Guru...what does he find?
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) opposing its recent proposal to reverse current federal policy and allow the use of web tracking technologies, like cookies, on federal government websites. The OMB is seeking to allow the mass collection of personal information of every user of a federal government website.
Holy Eff, That's a Lot of iPhone Profit (Info-Graphic)
Thursday, 13 August 2009
The soap "phone" will weighs about 3 oz and rather randomly be scented with a Bourbon & Coke fragrance and made with Shea butter.
But wait, if the Palm Pre isn't your gadget of choice, the seller is happy to make one that is, already stocking an iPhone, iPod, BlackBerry, etc.
The soap "phone" will weighs about 3 oz and rather randomly be scented with a Bourbon & Coke fragrance and made with Shea butter.
But wait, if the Palm Pre isn't your gadget of choice, the seller is happy to make one that is, already stocking an iPhone, iPod, BlackBerry, etc.
Andy dons his reviewer's mantle to take a look at Black Belt Cappers...what does he discover?
The co-founders of Swedish BitTorrent tracker site the Pirate Bay have announced they will seek a retrial in the cased of their recent ban in the Netherlands by a Dutch court. We will file a summons by August 25³ said their lawyer, Ernst Louwers.
Welcome to the world of surprising patent lawsuits.
A Texas judge ruled Tuesday that Microsoft cannot sell Word - yes, Microsoft Word, the cornerstone of..
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
A temporary price listing for Microsoft's upcoming Zune HD showed the device at $290 for its 32GB offering, a cost more than $100 cheaper than the comparable iPod touch model from Apple.
Four of the world's largest record companies have come together to create a new digital album format that will give customers lyrics, artwork and videos, in an effort to compete with Apple's own similar project, code-named "Cocktail."
So, just how popular is IKEA? Its estimated that 10% of living Europeans were conceived on an IKEA-produced bed.
Its time you learned a little more about the company, its reclusive owner Ingvar Kamprad (who may or may not be worth more than B. Gates), and his continuing quest to install flat pack, streamlined fixtures across the seven continents
From the page:Do It Yourself Solar Power under $200
Apparently Sprint is caught up in a class action suit involving illegal early termination fees.
Time to get back at the man!
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Chromium is the Open Source project behind Googles browser Chrome.
It aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all users to experience the web. Indeed as I type this on Chromium on an Ubuntu laptop, I can truly feel the speed. While Chromium on Linux is still in the pre-release stage, it does seem stable, and could even replace it!
We recently went on a quest to actually find an Atom-based Mobile Internet Device (MID) or UMPC for sale in the retail channel, and we failed.
So we turned to Intel and to professional channel watchers for help, and they failed, too (with the sole exception
Andy puts on his reviewer's cap to take a look at Quit Nail Biting...what does he reveal?
Apple and Google had an informal agreement not to recruit each others' workers while Eric Schmidt, the search engine's CEO, served on both boards, according to a new report.
Monday, 10 August 2009
This volume manager could mute music in your amarok or rhythombox or literally any music player when you play some video in youtube(i am not lying) or VLC or other video players.
Mute is not the right word, but instead the music slowly fades away, and the sound from video player fades in. Sounds promising eh? But it is much better than you think.
The installation includes tracking devices and low-resolution LED displays and is capable of showing many different visualizations based on the presence and movement of people.
Easier ways to share files online...
The road to a faster PC starts by properly optimising your hardware.
While some of these procedures can be risky, they can also prove very effective, often delivering direct and noticeable performance gains in every area of your system.
Andy dons his reviewer's cap to take a look at Micro Cap Millionaires...what does he find?
Sunday, 9 August 2009
Jo Oliver, lead attorney for the UK-based International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), wrote Global Gaming Factory CEO Hans Pandeya recently to warn him that it must turn over any cash it plans to pay to acquire Swedish BitTorrent tracker site the Pirate Bay.
Andy puts on his reviewer's mantle to take a look at Truth About Quickness...what does he find?
Saturday, 8 August 2009
Tonight Apple will produce its first-ever live event streamed to the iPhone: a concert by the electronica band Underworld.
Apple has apparently kept the event quiet as it doesnt want to overwhelm the AT&T network.
Every now and again we take a look around, select fresh high-quality free fonts and present them to you in a brief overview.
The choice is enormous, so the time you need to find them is usually the time you should be investing in your current projects. We search for them and we find them, so you dont have to.
The editing tools " Blur and sharpen, Smudge, Clone and Pattern Stamp, Dodge, Burn, Sponge, Eraser, Healing Brush and Patch " allow you to edit or change pixels in a variety of ways.
Andy dons his reviewer's cap to take a look at Punter Express...what does he discover?
Hacking your iPhone to run unofficial, third-party apps may seem unnecessary since Apple hosts its own App Store.
But the corporation's recently enforced prohibitions on some apps, such as the banning of Google Voice, are reviving the incentive for customers to jailbreak their iPhones once again.
Friday, 7 August 2009
Imagine a music app with instant access to any song you wanted to hear.
Imagine creating a playlist from those songs and quickly, easily sharing it with friends. Such an app does exist, it's called Spotify, and could just change music forever.
Apple has investigated a system where portable devices like iPods and iPhones would detect and store into memory "consumer abuse events" such as exposure to extreme cold, heat or moisture in void of warranty, a new patent application reveals.
The Nintendo DSi, even with its aggressive PSP-style updates, has no more chance of preventing piracy than the DS.
If you are a new or intermediate Linux user, you are probably still looking for some app replacements.
Here are 24 of the best Linux apps.
Andy puts on his reviewer's cloak to take a look at Insta Height...what does he discover?
Thursday, 6 August 2009
Short answer: Yes.
Long answer: Yes, if you're demoing this remarkable laser/sound prototype that turns a laser pointer into...well...just watch the clip. It's really fun stuff.
Apple's iPhone now accounts for 8% of all mobile phone revenue and a whopping 32% of the industry's handset profits, according to figures published by Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi.
Watch out Amazon, Sony's got the Kindle in its sights.
Sony today announced two new Readers - the Reader Pocket Edition and the Reader Touch Edition - that will come out at the end of the month and cost less or the same as the older, more established Kindle.
Apple's just unleashed its latest 10.5 update on an unsuspecting (well, totally suspecting, actually) crowd, so go ahead and fire up Software Update and see if Cupertino's left you any 10.5.8-flavored presents under the tree.
These rip-roaring rides use the latest sensors, computers and networks to thrill and secure riders.
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
If tech related conferences are good for one thing it is to show of ideas and concepts that we probably won't ever see.
While many ideas may work well in labs and during controlled presentations getting them into the wild in the hands of those terrible things called consumers usually happens only in the rarest of cases.
Bing's share of the search market grew another percentage point in July, indicating that some of those initial users may be sticking around for the long haul.
Google, on the other hand, fell by nearly the same amount, and now faces the combined forces of Microsoft and Yahoo in the race for search market share.
Even after Google chief executive Eric Schmidt stepped down from the Apple Board of Directors due to anticompetitive concerns, both companies remain under scrutiny from the Federal Trade Commission because of another commonality.
From the site:The Richest Eve Online Player Breaks His Silence And Reveals All His Secret ISK Making Strategies
One of, if not the oldest BitTorrent communities still around today has been targeted by police and anti-piracy officers.
The owner of FileSoup, one the most enduring sites since the introduction of the BitTorrent protocol, was arrested by police and denied his phone call and legal representation for more than seven hours.
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
KDE 4.3 will be released within the next few days, and the latest release candidate proves that the KDE 4 is finally ready for prime time.
Historically, Americans have had no trouble leading the way in scientific and technological advancement, especially in the 20th century, and it's that leadership that has pulled the country out of tough economic times.
Foster the innate potential with policies and education and this recession can be a thing of the past too, according to Obama.
Microsoft has published a case study detailing how to port an iPhone app to Windows Mobile as it prepares to launch a mobile apps store.
The White House's acting cyber czar just resigned, with no permanent replacement in sight.
Which is just fine. We can make more progress on the network security front without such a czar.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt has resigned from Apple's board citing conflict of interest.
Steve Jobs says that "as Google enters more of Apple's core businesses, with Android and now Chrome OS, Eric's effectiveness as an Apple board member will be significantly diminished."
Monday, 3 August 2009
Right about now, Apple probably wishes it had never rejected Google Voice and related apps from the iPhone.
Or maybe it was AT&T who rejected the apps. Nobody really knows. But the FCC launched an investigation last night to find out, sending letters to all three companies (Apple, AT&T, and Google)...