Wednesday, 30 September 2009

ATT Sprint TMobile Verizon in Customer Service Showdown

Phones, coverage, and apps dont matter if you cant keep the customer happy.

Find out how the carriers stack up.


Holographic storage phasechange memory coming soon

A panel at last week's Emerging Tech conference tackled the future of storage, with representatives of two companies describing the technology they hoped to see replace flash RAM, while a third described the impending arrival of holographic disks.


Malware Worldwide Grows 15 in September

A rise in malware has caused the number of infected PCs worldwide to increase 15 percent just from August to September, says a report released from antivirus vendor Panda Security.

Across the globe, the average number of PCs hit by malware now stands around 59 percent, an all-time high for the year. Among 29 countries tracked, the U.S. ranke


EFF WIN FBI Releases Domestic Surveillance Guidelines

EFF requested public disclosure of the guidelines under the Freedom of Information Act in December and, after more than six months passed with no response, we filed suit against the Department of Justice in June 2009.

The FBI released a heavily censored version of its controversial Domestic Investigations and Operations Guidelines (DIOG).


How Many Customers Does Amazons Cloud Have

Many people pooh-pooh the phenomenon of cloud computing, dismissing it as only used by a few companies, or only startups, or only for trivial applications.

It's hard to look at these numbers and not conclude that something big is going on, and not just in "toy" applications.


stopcompulsivepickingcom worth it

Andy dons his reviewer's cap to take a look at Stop Compulsive Picking...what does he reveal?


Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Logos of US Olympic Sites from 1932 2016 Gallery

The United States has hosted seven Olympic games -- three summer and four winter.

Here are the logos for those sites, plus Chicago's candidate city logo.


Flickr Now Supports OpenStreetMap Tags

Flickr just announced support for OpenStreetMap, the wiki-like mapping service that allows users to create and edit maps.

Starting today, photos that are tagged with an OpenStreetMap node ...


Google Adds Current Trending Topics to Search

Now, when you search and your query matches one of the top 100 fastest-rising search terms, Google will show you a graph at the bottom of page, with more information " like how popular the query is, how fast it's rising over time, and other useful data.


ISP Gives Customers The Power To Ban BitTorrent

An ISP in the UK is set to introduce a voluntary customer Internet censorship scheme.

Charles Dunstone, chief executive of Carphone Warehouse/TalkTalk said the company would introduce parental controls for subscribers which would include a feature to ban BitTorrent sites.


Gallery Tablet Computing From 1888 to 2010

Scores of products marketed as tablets have come and gone, and now " with rumors of imminent tablet computers from Apple, Dell, Microsoft and others " the category seems ripe for a rebound.


Facial Gymnastics worth buying

Andy puts on his reviewer's mantle to take a look at Facial Gymnastics...what does he discover?


Monday, 28 September 2009

Whats governments role in making the Web secure

So far at least 18 bills have been introduced as Congress works carefully to give federal authorities the power to protect the country in the event of a massive cyberattack.

Lawmakers do not want to violate personal and corporate privacy or squelching innovation. All involved acknowledge it isn't going to be easy.


Google announce two new search features

All search results shows a few lines of text to giving us an idea of what the page is about, a search snippet. Recently, Google enhanced this search snippet with two new features that make it easier to find information buried deep within a page.


Website rates best and worst cellphones by radiation output

You're surely aware that your cellphone bleeds radiation into your face the whole time you're on the phone with your mom, best friend or lover, right? Yes, it's a fact we try not to think about most of the time, but now there's a tool out there on the internets for the more reality-facing folks among us.


Review of Error Wiz

From the webpage:Would you like your computer to be Fast & Error Free Again? It's easy.

Just a couple of clicks and your pc will be Fast


938 Percent of Business Emails in Idaho are Spam

The top recipient of spam? Idaho, which shot from No. 44 to No. 1 with a rate of 93.8 percent.


Sunday, 27 September 2009

FAC Embraces Throttling for FileSharers

The Featured Artists Coalition (FAC), which formed this past March to give artists an equal voice in the P2P debate, and has repeatedly voiced its objection to any legislation that would criminalize file-sharing by music fans, held an urgent summit yesterday to discuss illegal file-sharing.


IBM markets Linux to Africa Why not the US InternetNews

InternetNews provides real-time news updated throughout the business day, covering IT issues and Internet-related technologies for corporate managers and hi-tech professionals


Apple partners with Intel on new standard could abandon USB

Not only is Apple complicit in the development of the Light Peak standard, but the company actually brought the concept to Intel and asked them to create it.

More to the point, the new connector will play a hugely important role in upcoming products from Cupertino.


Saturday, 26 September 2009

Viagra spam brings bulging returns of more than 4000day

A peek into the world of spam affiliate networks has revealed that there is indeed a lot of money to be made by pushing all those Viagra and Cialis e-mails.

Even if only a few people make purchases, it's enough to make spamming worthwhile and guarantee that the rest of our inboxes will remain crowded.


HP expects to outpace market in 2010

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Thursday it expects to post revenue and profit in its next fiscal year in line with what analysts were expecting.

The forecast is bolstered by improving conditions in the personal computer market, which appears to be on the mend after its worst slump in years. Weakness in HP's cash-cow printer-ink division isn't easing...


iPhone MMS is now live

All you've gotta do is plug that iPhone into iTunes, run the teensiest of updates, and you can at last make that fashionably late entrance into the 21st century you've always dreamed of.

That's right folks, MMS on the iPhone is live at last.


Up To 9 Percent Of Corporate Machines Are BotInfectected

One large botnet Damballa tracked during the study had 50,000 machines and used just less than 100,000 different forms of malware.


STUDY Time Spent on Social Networks Has Tripled

Social networking usage by Americans continues to soar.

According to a new report from The Nielsen Company, Americans spent 17% of all their Internet time using social networking sites. This was nearly triple the time spent a year ago.


finishcollegefastcom a scam

Andy puts on his reviewer's cap to take a look at Finish College Fast...what does he discover?


Friday, 25 September 2009

Big GPL copyright enforcement win in Paris Court of Appeals

An education organization in France has successfully sued a software vendor for failing to comply with the open source General Public License.

The ruling is significant because it demonstrates that software recipients, and not just developers, can launch GPL enforcement cases in France.


Telco Spy Immunity Up for Grabs

Lawmakers are considering key changes to the Patriot Act and other spy laws " proposals that could give new life to lawsuits accusing the nations telecommunications companies of turning over Americans electronic communications to the government without warrants.

Here are the three expiring Patriot Act provisions...


Intel Demos 32nm Clarkdales CPUs With OnBoard Graphics

The processors will feature multi-chip packages, & the CPU and GPU won't be merged on a single die.

The IGP will be called the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD, and is derived from existing Intel graphics products. We're told the new core will offer much improved performance--somewhere in the neighborhood of 50%+ higher than the current X4500HD.


Linux garden gets a new GNOME with version 228

A new version of the GNOME desktop environment has arrived with a new Bluetooth management tool, a WebKit-based browser, and a number of other noteworthy improvements.


This is a Web Designers Car [PIC]



Power Futures Strategy worth buying

Andy puts on his reviewer's cap to take a look at Power Futures Strategy...what does he reveal?


Thursday, 24 September 2009

Microsoft may acquire Electronic Arts

Find out key developments for Electronic Arts Inc ERTS.O at, including Analyst Research at


Windows 8 More early clues start to emerge

As soon as Microsoft releases the final bits of a new Windows release to manufacturing " and often before " many users thoughts turn to whats next.


Pirate Party Canada Set For Federal Approval

New Pirate Parties are popping up all around the world, putting copyright, censorship and privacy issues on the political agenda.

The Canadian Pirate Party is eager to join in. They are currently seeking federal approval and need just a few more members to become registered as an official political party.


Yahoo Unleashes 100M Marketing Campaign

Yahoo are set to relaunch with a $100 million global marketing campaign, designed to compete with Google, and place themselves at the centre of consumer's online lives.


Create a Realistic Space Scene from Scratch with Photoshop

In this intermediate-to-advanced-level design tutorial, we are going to create a stunning space scene that has realistic-looking planets, stars, and lighting effects using a few innovative Photoshop techniques and some textures.


breakroulettecom worth it

Andy dons his reviewer's mantle to take a look at Break Roulette...what does he find?


Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Intel Hints at Its Own Smartphone Operating System

Intel showed off a spiffy new version of Moblin, a Linux operating system designed for mobile gadgets.

Initially targeted at netbooks, Intel has now hinted that it will extend the systems reach to mobile phones.


Courier First Details of Microsofts Secret Tablet revealed

This is Courier, Microsoft's astonishing take on the tablet.


30 Bad Practices of Web Designers

Every once in a while you will come across a page that just doesnt seem right.

There are three elements of a website that can be harmed by bad practice:


FCC Plan for Open Internet Perfect

The U.S. on Monday announced a bold plan designed to keep the internet open and competitive and prevent web-service providers from unfairly discriminating against content that competes with their offerings. "It was perfect.

I'm thrilled," Lawrence Lessig, the prominent Stanford law professor and pro-net neutrality advocate.


LiveJournal Users Can Now Make Money With Google AdSense If

Now LiveJournal has added a program dubbed Your Journal " Your Money which should help users monetize their blogs or journals using Google AdSense.

Important caveat: only users with paid accounts are eligible for the program.


Best Work Site worth it

Andy dons his reviewer's cap to take a look at Best Work Site...what does he discover?


Tuesday, 22 September 2009

5 Modern HistoryMaking Gadget Designs Prototypes [wPics]

From the first gaming console (that predates even Pong and portable computer (that could crush your lap) to the original super-sized cellular phone, here are five recent inventions that pioneered new directs in personal technology.


Inside the Apocalyptic Soviet Doomsday Machine

The technical name was Perimeter, but some called it Mertvaya Ruka, Dead Hand.


9 KickAss DIY Projects to Get Your Hack On

While we love getting new gadgets as much as the next geek, we also like how a new purchase gives us the opportunity to take apart and tinker with our older gear.

Whether its by soldering circuit boards or loading open-source firmware, we pride ourselves on being able to stretch the lifespan of older electronics by performing hardware hacks.


Facebook Beacon shines for last time as part of settlement

Facebook's Beacon has been nothing but trouble since it launched in 2007, spurring numerous user complaints and a class-action privacy suit.

The company has apparently learned its lesson, as it has now proposed a lawsuit settlement that involves shutting down Beacon and paying out $9.5 million to a settlement fund.


US proposes net neutrality rules

The US communications regulator proposes new rules that would require ISPs to respect the principle of "network neutrality".


invertedlotterysystemcom worth it

Andy dons his reviewer's cap to take a look at Inverted Lottery System...what does he reveal?


Monday, 21 September 2009

Why Did Intuit Buy Mint

Did Intuit buy Mint to kill it? Or did Intuit make a big leap in the online space with this purchase? And what does this mean for other online personal finance tools like Wesabe?


10 Revealing Infographics about the Web

In this article, you'll discover a variety of infographics and visualizations associated with the internet.

You might just learn a thing or two about the web by looking at these awesome artworks!


Top 10 Underhyped Webapps 2009 Edition

As with rock music, video games, and other awesome pursuits, great web applications often don't get enough credit for what they do well.

We're revisiting and updating our favorite underhyped webapps to give a new crop of contenders their due.


Skype CEO Lobbies for Skypes right to be used over 3G

Skype CEO John Silverman will be lobbying in DC Monday to defend Skype's right to be used over 3G networks and not just over wifi on phones.

If it is allowed to work over the 3G network, then Skype starts to challenge the voice services of the cellular providers, something that isnt likely to be viewed favorably by Ma Bell and its cohorts.


Sunday, 20 September 2009

Google Releases A Nuke Apple Wont Win This Fight

Well, something clearly broke down behind the scenes in the ongoing Apple/Google negotiations over Google Voice on the iPhone, because Google released one ...


Will Amazon Become the WalMart of the Web

But his cries might double as a warning to the retail world: Amazon, the Webs largest retailer, wants you to step aside.


Turn Your Camera Phone into a PoliceStyle Dash Cam

Whatever your motivation for wanting to have a dash-cam, this simple hack will help you capture your road travels with a car-mounted camera.

Source: style-dash-cam

Never Mind Leno Oprah Beats Them All

Thanks to the debut of his (critically panned) prime-time talk show this week, Jay Leno has been dominating all sorts of mind share, from mainstream media to social media.

As you'd expect, he spiked big as a Twitter topic: On Tuesday, there were 56,549 tweets that referenced him.


Eight Piratical Apps For Your ayePhone

What better way to help celebrate International Talk Like A Pirate Day than to waste some of the day messing around with your favorite gadget? The iTunes App Store has a bountiful supply of Pirate themed apps and heres a small selection of our favorites to whet your appetite and get you ready for the big day.


Saturday, 19 September 2009

After losing children Florida DCF turns to GPS tracking

DCF re-evaluated its entire system following the case of 2-year-old Courtney Clark, who was taken from a foster home in the Sarasota area in 2007.

She was missing for months and eventually found unharmed, but living in horrible conditions in Wisconsin. That case prompted DCF to hire several regional coordinators, all former law enforcement offices


49 Amazing Resources for Free Vector Graphics

Your search for free Vector graphics is over.

Below we have compiled a list of the best free web sites to freely download Vectors, most of the sites dont qualify into a category, well call them general, but in the second half of the post you will find specialized resources dedicated to vector logos, brands, cartoons and icons.


Intelligence Analyst Says Hacking Charge Doesnt Compute

A Defense Department intelligence analyst hit with a federal computer hacking charge last week says hes being made a scapegoat for a security slip-up that sent a password in a nationwide terrorism investigation to tens of thousands of analysts without the need-to-know.


Apple other retailers target of patent infringement suit

A newly filed lawsuit accuses Apple and numerous other online retailers for violating a 14-year-old patent claiming ownership of randomly generated encryption keys for security.


Phil Schiller rejected Google Voice from the App Store

Google says Phil Schiller himself rejected Google Voice from the App Store


internationalincomescom worth it

From the webpage:Brand New Paid Survey Site! Soon To Be The Top Paid Survey Site! Just Needs Affiliates, Visit Our Sales Page To See How Well This


Friday, 18 September 2009

Zune HD review

So the time has come for the Engadget review.

Does the Zune HD finally match up with Microsoft's ambition, and can it stand up to the heat and ubiquity of the competition?


Holy Computer Case Mods Batman Part 2 [30 PICS]

The extreme computer "case modding" community has some truly talented designers, who are as passionate about their PC cases, as MI6 wizards were about James Bond killer gadgets.

If you caught the first one in this series you *know* the second one is well worth seeing.


Review Intel vs AMD processors

AMD and Intel have released new chipsets in a bid for dominance in the value PC marketplace.

AMD's goal was to compete with Intel's G41 chipset. But in this ever changing game of leap frog, Intel quickly came back with the introduction of the P55 chipset.


New 2GHz ARM Chip Heads for Linux Devices

Embedded core designer ARM Ltd. on Wednesday announced a 2-GHz version of its Cortex-A9 microprocessor that the company hopes will eventually appear in smartphones and smartbooks.


How GNOME and KDE spend their money

If you have been assuming, as I have, that GNOME has more corporate support than KDE, and a larger budget, a look at the latest report for GNOME and KDE may surprise you.

Together, the two reports give an entirely different impression than you might assume.


mafiawarsecretscom worth it

Andy puts on his reviewer's cap to take a look at Mafia War Secrets...what does he reveal?


Thursday, 17 September 2009

Is It Ethical to Use Killer Robots in Battlefield of War

A leading academic has called for an international debate on the ethics of using autonomous robots for war.


Archos 5 The Linux Internet tablet for everyone

You can keep your Zune HD, the brand-new Archos 5, Internet tablet is the real competition for Apple's iPod Touch.


iPhone Recession Case Is Just a Buck [PIC]

If you spent your entire discretionary income on a new iPhone 3GS, or any iPhone for that matter, and don't have enough funds left over for a spiffy protective


10 Worst Tech Product Releases

While we hate to point fingers and laugh at someone elses misfortune¦ here are 10 of the worst product releases (or at least our favorites). As a warning to others " be more sensible than trendsetting, else you may end up as an example.


Are other touchscreen Zune players on the horizon

If there really is more to come, Microsoft isn't going to let us in on the secret that easily. "We've always said that we're committed to Zune in the long-term and will continue to evolve Zune over time," a Microsoft spokesperson told Ars


Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Hot AllinOne Desktops

Why consider a pricey 17-inch laptop when you can get more screen real estate for less money with an all-in-one desktop? We check out some of the coolest ones out there.


Top 5 Frustratingly Regionlocked Web Services

Online were used to getting great services for free wherever we are in the world.

So, its incredibly frustrating when a particularly hot service is locked to a particular region. Here are five of the most in-demand region-locked services, including how (if possible) to try them out and when you might be able to use them legitimately.


Beautiful Examples of Inset Typography in Web Design

In this collection, you'll see a great number of examples (23 of them to be exact) that utilize the inset typography/letterpress typography style in web design for a variety of situations.


48 Beautiful and Creative Blue Web Designs

Blue is the color of the sky.

Blue is also one of the easiest color to work with, and also give a clean and bright look to your website design. Since Blue is one of the commonly color used in web design I have showcased 48 beautifully designed blue websites.


TC50 CitySourced Lets You Report Pot Holes And Graffiti On

Ever seen a nasty pot hole or a wall full of graffiti and wished you could report the problem on the go instead ...


Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Hackers with Malware PWN New York Times Online Ads

A security breach is forcing The New York Times to suspend online ads that are automatically inserted onto its web site through third-party sellers.The move comes after an apparent security loophole allowed a seemingly innocuous advertisement to be switched to a click-ad hosting malware.


Kill Your Phone Remotely

A handset may be valuable, but it's easily replaced.

The data on it, however, is often much more important. Cell phones carry all kinds of personal and business information these days, and preventing it from getting into the wrong hands is key.


Google testing Fast Flip for Google News

Executive Marissa Mayer plans to demonstrate a Google Labs project that displays screen grabs of Web stories in a Google News-like format, rather than just headlines.

Read this blog post by Tom Krazit on Relevant Results.


Why do American tech firms need so many immigrant employees

America can't be the world's tech leader without immigration reform.

The tech industry has long criticized the United States' byzantine immigration restrictions. Every year, the government allows just 85,000 skilled workers to enter the country legally"far fewer than the industry says is optimal.


OpenSolaris vs Linux

If you're looking for something else to play with, we humbly suggest OpenSolaris.

Like Mac OS X, which we looked at recently, OpenSolaris is based on Unix; also like OS X, it's best known for running on a specific processor (in this case Sun's SPARC architecture) but now works on a range of architectures including x86.


Gain Opinion worth buying

Andy dons his reviewer's mantle to take a look at Gain Opinion...what does he find?


Monday, 14 September 2009

CBS to Launch Lastfm HD Radio Stations in Top 4 US Markets

CBS is set to roll out over-the-air HD radio channels in the nations top four markets powered by the crowdsourced programming of

Starting Oct. 5 it makes good on the initiative with the launch of an over-the-air HD Radio channel in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco.


Broken Promises of Privacy Failure of Anonymization

Gender, ZIP code, and birth date feel anonymous, but they aren't.

Each of these facts about an individual (or other kinds of facts we might not usually think of as identifying) independently narrows down the population, so much so that the combination of (gender, ZIP code, birthdate) was unique for about 87% of the U.S. population.


IBM Throws Out Microsoft Office Linux Magazine Online

Reports, news and reviews, providing practical, hands-on information for Linux professionals.


Popular Search Engines in the 90s Then and Now

This article harks back to the days of AltaVista, HotBot, and when Ask was still Ask Jeeves.

Youll see how the web designs of ubiquitous search engines of the past have evolved through time. Put your nostalgia hats on as we travel back to the ancient times of the internet!


Sunday, 13 September 2009

Apple Open Sources Snow Leopards Grand Centr

Despite being a unique, key marketing feature of Snow Leopard, Apple has decided to open the code behind Grand Central Dispatch under the liberal Apache 2.0 license.


Saturday, 12 September 2009

SimulScribe Signs 17M Partnership With Ditech Networks

SimulScribe, the scrappy voicemail transcription company, didnt get acquired exactly, but it just signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Ditech Networks that could be worth as much as $17 million.


IEEE Approves 80211n WiFi standard

The IEEE has finally approved the 802.11n high-throughput wireless LAN standard.


ATT consumer perception drops during summer 09

Despite rumors that Apple may be looking into extending its contract with AT&T, consumer perception for the carrier has dropped lower than it has all year. In a comparison of Verizon Wireless and AT&T consumer perception among adults 18 and older, goodwill toward AT&T has dropped precipitously compared to rival Verizon...


New Microsoftbacked open source foundation faces questions

Microsoft has launched the CodePlex Foundation, a nonprofit organization tasked with getting commercial software vendors to invest time on open source development.

It has $1 million in seed money and some questions about how neutral it will be.


9 Websites Not Worth Visiting Since the 90s

As we near the end of a decade, we wanted to take a look back at what websites haven't been worth visiting in the past 10 years, so that we may never forget that today's Twitter could be tomorrow's


The Swimmers Body worth it

Andy dons his reviewer's cloak to take a look at The Swimmers Body...what does he find?


Friday, 11 September 2009

The 11 Most Annoying Everyday Devices of Modern Civilization

Not all gadgets provide an improvement, many gadgets serve to anger and annoy their users and others around them.

Heres a list of gadgets and devices that have all undoubtedly found themselves at the wrong end of a mallet or strip of asphalt countless times.


Looking to the future with Cassandra

Digg moves into non-relational data storage.


Why There Is No Camera In the iPod Touch and Why That Sucks

I don't expect Apple to deliver on rumors.

After all, most rumors are crap, even John Gruber's iPod touch camera prediction. But that doesn't stop me from asking questions: Why the hell there is no camera on the iPod touch?


iTunes 9 Tips and Tricks Solve the Mysteries

The latest update to iTunes is such a drastic change that many users are scratching their heads trying to figure out where everything is and how to work it.


My Profit Site worth buying

Andy puts on his reviewer's cap to take a look at My Profit Site...what does he discover?


Facebook Now Lets You Fax Your Photos I Have No Idea Why

Wow, talk about a big day for Facebook.

Hours after launching Facebook Lite, open-sourcing part of FriendFeed's code, and launching @ tagging, the ...


Thursday, 10 September 2009

Apple Event Roundup

Paul and Ringo did not make an appearance, and the Apple tablet wasn't at Wednesday's Apple press conference, as expected.

But chief executive Steve Jobs returned to debut an iPod nano with a built-in video camera and FM tuner.


Meet Global Hawk The New RollsRoyce of Spy Planes

Global Hawk is an unmanned aircraft that flies two miles higher than any commercial airliner.

It's job is to supply data anywhere within enemy territory, day or night, regardless of the weather. It's replacing the granddaddy of spy planes, the U2, because it can be operated from the safety of a base without endangering a pilot's life.


Bing Loves The Porn Hounds

One thing about Bing really stands out " it may be the best porn search engine ever created (see Badda-Bing Indeed).


Googles Education Apps Now Used By Over 5 Million Students

Google also announced growth of 400% in the number of students using Google Apps on campus.


Anonymous Hackers Declare War on Australia

Anonymous has struck again -- this time declaring war on Australia.

Hackers identifying themselves as Anonymous launched a denial-of-service attack.


Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Firefox 40 On The Horizon For Late Next Year

Before that, however, there will be 3.6, which will include Windows 7 integration, "awesomeformcomplete" and optimizations for session restore and startup.

That's due any time now - scheduled for anytime from the end of the month through November.


Complete Roundup of Everything Apple Might Announce Tomorrow

In case you missed it, Apple's holding an event tomorrow.

The only hint of what might be announced is the teaser image, which has the caption, "It's only rock and roll, but we like it." That, and the annual tradition the company has of un


WordPress Maker Acquires a Better Spell Checking Tool

Users of WordPress hosted blogs ( received a new spell checking tool today, by way of parent company Automattics acquisition of After the Deadline, a tool that is so much better than other checkers Id used, says Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg.


WordPress Maker Acquires a Better Spell Checking Tool

Users of WordPress hosted blogs ( received a new spell checking tool today, by way of parent company Automattics acquisition of After the Deadline, a tool that is so much better than other checkers Id used, says Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg.


WordPress Maker Acquires a Better Spell Checking Tool

Users of WordPress hosted blogs ( received a new spell checking tool today, by way of parent company Automattics acquisition of After the Deadline, a tool that is so much better than other checkers Id used, says Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg.


WordPress Maker Acquires a Better Spell Checking Tool

Users of WordPress hosted blogs ( received a new spell checking tool today, by way of parent company Automattics acquisition of After the Deadline, a tool that is so much better than other checkers Id used, says Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg.


What Will Apple Announce Tomorrow Some Possibilities

You may have heard that Apple will be hosting a media event on September 9th (tomorrow) where it will likely make some big announcements and even launch a few


Apple Event Rumor Roundup

Check out a roundup of guesses at what may be coming at us tomorrow, including a new Apple Tablet, the Beatles, camera-equipped iPods, and Steve Jobs himself.


Tuesday, 8 September 2009

C64 emulator for iPhone approved minus BASIC

After a lengthy process that had previously met with rejection, Manomios Commodore 64 emulator for the iPhone and iPod touch has finally been accepted by Apple.

This marks the first time a multi-purpose emulation title has been approved by the App Store.


Intels Core i5 Gets Official and Tested [150 Benchmarks]

Nehalem for everyone! That simple sentence best explains Intels brand-new series of CPUs, which is sure to please budget users everywhere while confounding power users.

For the details on Intels new budget monster, savor our full report, consume the specs, and then digest the benchmarks to see just which path your next PC should take.


Pirated Artist Orders Police Raid on Sony Music Office

A Sony Music office in Mexico has been raided after the label refused to hand over the recordings of one of Latin Americas biggest artists, Alejandro Fernndez.

Police took over 6,000 CDs that Sony refused to return, even though Fernndez contract with the label had ended.


Intense DIY FullScale TaunTaun Animatronic Build Project

Pictures, video, sounds, and more detailing a project "built by wolves for wolves".

The Star Wars TaunTaun (ice critter from Hoth) project features moving facial features, animated tail, sound system, and even a fog machine. The website sports a Geocities-esque design from the early 90's too as an added bonus.


The Intels Lynnfield Processor Tested and Benchmarked

Intel has unveiled its Lynnfield processors.

The new i7-860 processor can overclock one of its cores from 2.8GHz up to 3.46GHz when working on a single threaded task, while at the same time "turning off" unused parts of the core so those parts don't use energy and create heat.


Monday, 7 September 2009

Microsoft attack Linux at the retail level

DesiVideoGamer: "I think I now know why, when I enter BestBuy, the employees say the odd lies that they do."


Microsoft rejoices Windows XP use drops

The biggest danger to Windows 7 and Windows Vista isn't Mac OS X or Linux --- it's Windows XP, whose hard-core fans refuse to give up the aging operating system.

But it looks as if XP may finally be on the way out, which is good news for Microsoft.


Sunday, 6 September 2009

Danny DeVito joined Twitter His profile PIC is glorious

I don't see a "verified" badge but I think it would be hard to dispute that this is in fact Danny DeVito using twitter.

Thank you, Internet.


Kernel 2631 to speed up Linux desktop Firewire Linux l

With the next version of the Linux kernel, 2.6.31, due for release soon, Linux desktop users can look forward to a faster experience in addition to USB 3.0 support and new Firewire drivers.


Video Nokia N900 used to control British art installation

The new Nokia N900 is only a week old, but it's already being put to some interesting uses -- like this nifty little video wall commissioned by Nokia at the onedotzero adventures in motion festival in London.

A custom Maemo 5 app sends messages to the display, and then the phone's accelerometer can be used to control the animation.


Saturday, 5 September 2009

Microsoft wins right to sell Word

Microsoft overturns a ban on selling its flagship word-processing software Word 2003 and 2005 following a patent dispute.


Spectrial 2 Pirate Bay Appeal Scheduled for November

In April The Pirate Bay Four were sentenced to a year in prison, and on top of that each of them was ordered to pay the entertainment industry $905,000 in damages.

The defendants soon announced that they would appeal, and the date for the new trial has been set for November by the Appeal Court.


9 Upgrades To Turn Your PC Into A Monster

Turning your PC into a killer gaming rig isn't easy, not to mention expensive, but that's never stopped a hardcore gamer.

To get the best out of the latest games, there can't be a weak link in your system, so a fantastic processor, graphics card and RAM are essential.


Woman Sues Bank for Lax Security After Hacker Steals 26000

An Illinois district court has allowed a couple to sue their bank on the novel grounds that it may have failed to sufficiently secure their account, after an unidentified hacker obtained a $26,500 loan on the account using the customers user name and password.


How Wiredcom Built Beer Robot Our DIY Kegerator

This is the story of Beer Robot, an ugly old fridge that grew into a super geeky kegerator.

It started out innocently enough. After work one day at the local brewpub, three staffers had a revelation: What our office really needs is a kegerator!


Friday, 4 September 2009

Computers Decipher Ancient Texts for a GoogleLike Database

Researchers in Israel say they have developed a computer program that can decipher previously unreadable ancient texts and possibly lead the way to a Google-like search engine for historical documents.


Privacy Advocates Want Regulation Of Behavioral Advertising

A coalition of privacy and consumer rights groups have written an open letter to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce calling for the regulation of behavioral advertising.


Shift to Multi Carriers Could Be Apples Smartest Next Move

News Analysis: Whether or not Apple will make its iPhone available to multiple carriers is currently unknown.

But based on the iPhone's popularity, it seems like the smartest move that Apple could make. A carrier-agnostic iPhone would put new competitive pressure on all its smartphone competitors, especially RIM.


How 20 Popular Websites Looked When They Launched

From Google to youtube, from craigslist to flickr - how some of today's biggest sites looked back in the early days of their existence.


KVM Is The Feather In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 54

Red Hat has released RHEL 5.4, a major point update of its commercial Linux distribution.

This version introduces support for KVM, a significant milestone in Red Hat's evolving virtualization strategy.


Thursday, 3 September 2009

Linux powers worlds fastest stock exchange

Day-trading, making money by trading within a single day, is so passe.

Today's really sharp traders make their cash from trading milliseconds ahead of the other guy. And, to that you need really fast stock exchanges and that where Deutsche Borse and Linux comes in.


Irish ISP Begins Blocking the Pirate Bay

Eircom customers were greeted to a rude reality yesterday morning as the ISP formally began blocking access to Swedish BitTorrent tracker site The Pirate Bay, its related domain names, IP addresses and URLs.


Google Voice Alternative Line2 Is Now Live On The App Store

The Apple/Google Voice fiasco just got more interesting.

Toktumi, a startup that lets small businesses build office-caliber phone systems with their mobile phones and computers, just had its application Line2 approved by Apple nearly three months after it was originally submitted.


Recent Changes to NOFOLLOW on External Links

Weve made a few changes to the way Digg links to external sites that may impact some folks in the SEO community.


Will Sluts Be The End of Twitter

It's an age-old tale: site becomes popular, slags and hags use it for financial gain, the olds get mad.

And Twitter is not immune. Thus, Business Week's Sarah Lacy warns the company to clean up its act.


Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Internets 40th Birthday Marked

On Sep.2, 1969, computers sending data between two California universities set the stage for the Internet, which became a household word in the 1990s.

What would the 21st century be without computers?


Windows Mobile 65 phones coming October 6

Microsoft is hoping that a new crop of phones this fall will help the company in its quest to stay relevant in the cell phone market. The software maker said on Tuesday that the first phones running Windows Mobile 6.5 will launch worldwide on October 6 and will include phones running on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless.


RIAA 675000 Richer But Still Bloodthirsty

The Recording Industry Association of America took the offensive against a college student whom a jury concluded must may $675,000 for file sharing 30 songs.The RIAA asked the Massachusetts judge to issue an injunction Tuesday preventing the 25-year-old Boston University graduate student from file sharing or assisting others in that endeavor.