Thursday, 31 December 2009

Covering For Steve Jobs Earns Apple COO Tim Cook 123M

Apple COO Tim Cook has received $12.3 million in Apple stock for stepping in as CEO during Steve Jobs absence earlier this year.

Source:
http://www.tuaw.com/2009/12/29/tim-cook-gets-12-3m-for-watching-apple-while-jobs-was-out/

The Best of 2009 in Flash Web Design

Collected from the best lists roundups competitions and designers from the year of 2009.

Containing the newest tuts the broadest resources and creative designs in many flash coded combinations. Presenting a view of Flash Design from 2009.

Source:
http://designora.com/flash/best-flash-web-design/

Ten gadgets that defined the decade

As 2009 winds down and we try to come up with new and clever ways of referring to the early years of this century, there's

Source:
http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/30/ten-gadgets-that-defined-the-decade/

What you can expect from Apple in 2010

Rumors always are Apple's friends.

Lot of them are currently blowing around. Lets have a look at what could be possible in 2010! Apple Tablet (iSlate - rumored), iPhone 4G? What else?

Source:
http://www.etiole.com/2009/12/what-you-can-expect-from-apple-in-2010-we-predict-the-future/

10 things you should know about USB 20 and 30

USB 3.0 has been highly anticipated -- and now, it's finally here.

Sort of. Find out about its availability, specifications, benefits, and limitations

Source:
http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/10things/?p=1265

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Google Phone Pricing Leaked 530 Unlocked 180 on TMobile

Google will sell it unlocked and unsubsidized for $530, and that Google will sell it by themselves.

Source:
http://www.businessinsider.com/leaked-nexus-one-documents-530-unlocked-180-with-t-mobile-2009-12

Linux Gaming Are We There Yet

Can you actually play Windows games on Linux? That's what AnandTech seeks to find out.

Talk about opening a can of worms!

Source:
http://www.anandtech.com/linux/showdoc.aspx?i=3700

Is YouTube About to Jump into Online Gaming

YouTube is the worlds online video portal, but if a recent patent application filed by Google is any indication, it may be looking to became an interactive gaming portal as well.

Source:
http://mashable.com/2009/12/29/youtube-gaming-portal/

Even in a Tough Market Apples in the Black

When makers of smart phones increased their efforts to catch the iPhone, the Cupertino company maintained its innovation edge.

And when CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs stepped aside for almost six months for what turned out to be a liver transplant, Apple barely skipped a beat. It was that kind of year for Apple.

Source:
http://articles.sfgate.com/2009-12-22/business/17353550_1_iphone-sales-apple-s-share-pc-market

Tech Headlines Well be Reading in 2010

Next year's biggest technology stories could be stranger than fiction.

Some of the things listed below are sure to happen; others are just wishful thinking. Read the imaginary 2010 headlines and then my explanations. See if you can spot the one I think has almost zero chance of coming true. Bye netbooks, hello 3D, Google does hardware (or not).

Source:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2357435,00.asp

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Twitters List Of 370 Banned Passwords

Twitter appears to have learned from its security scare earlier this year and seems to be taking password security very seriously.

Source:
http://www.businessinsider.com/twitters-list-of-370-banned-passwords-2009-12?utm_source=twitterfeed

133000 Member Facebook Group is One Big Scam

Facebook has always had a problem with scams, just as any massive social service will.

There have been the classic 491 scams, and the ever popular hidden fee scams. This one however is new to us, and is quite unnerving.

Source:
http://thenextweb.com/2009/12/28/133000-member-facebook-group-big-scam/

10 mobile phones that defined the decade

Trend-defining mobiles that rang our bell in the noughties.

Source:
http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/10-mobile-phones-that-defined-the-decade-659135

16 AntiTheft Gadgets to Deter Thieves PICS

Whatever the reason is, we really hate it when someone comes and touches our personal belongings and worst yet..steals them.

In order to avoid such mishaps and unfortunate events, we have gathered here a great collection of different Anti Theft Gadgets and Bizarre Designs that are meant to help individuals make their devices less attractive.

Source:
http://www.walyou.com/blog/2009/12/29/anti-theft-gadgets/

Why 2009 was Facebooks year

Even by Facebook's standards, the past 12 months have been remarkable.

The site cemented its position as the world's favourite social network, reached the verge of profitability and even exerted its influence over the race for the Christmas No 1.

Source:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/dec/28/facebook-users-social-network

Monday, 28 December 2009

Chinese pirates launch Ubuntu that looks just like Win XP

From the Chinese pirate masters of the non-sea-faring variety comes ...

Ylmf OS! Not happy with pirating Windows XP itself, these creative Chinese have gone one step further and hacked Ubuntu to look exactly like Windows XP. Why have they moved to Ubuntu? Because their previous release -- a pirate version of Windows XP itself -- is being cracked do

Source:
http://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/12/26/chinese-copy-cat-pirates-launch-ubuntu-that-looks-just-like-windows-xp/

ATT New York City Is Not Ready For The iPhone

AT&T has apparently found a workable solution to the reported data congestion in New York City.

They've stopped selling the iPhone to customers in the New York metropolitan area. I guess that's one way to solve the problem.

Source:
http://consumerist.com/2009/12/att-customer-service-new-york-city-is-not-ready-for-the-iphone.html

China Launches Worlds Fastest Train 350 kmhr

It embarked on its maiden 621 mile journey from the central city of Wuhan to the southern city of Guangzhou.

Traveling at an average speed of 218 miles-an-hour, it can travel up to 245 miles-an-hour, cutting the journey time from the original 9 hours to about 3 hours, the state media said.

Source:
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20091226/twl-china-launches-world-s-fastest-train-41f21e0.html

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Help Mozilla Design Firefox 4s Home Tab

When you close your eyes, do you see great new browser design concepts? Mozilla would like to borrow your talent for a few moments and ask for your help in designing the look, and purpose, of Firefox 4's "Home" tab.

Source:
http://lifehacker.com/5433425/help-mozilla-design-firefox-4s-home-tab

Apples New Tablet Called iSlate

With rumors of the Apple tablet reaching new highs, MacRumors has found evidence that Apple acquired the domain name iSlate.com presumably in preparation for the new device.

Source:
http://www.macrumors.com/2009/12/24/apple-purchased-islate-com-in-2007-apples-new-tablet-called-islate/

Friday, 25 December 2009

13 Things You Must Do First with Your New PC

A new computer is like a blank state--there's a lot of potential there, but without some work on your part, it's useless.

It's not hard to get started, but there are some essential first steps that everyone should follow when breaking in their new PC.

Source:
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/13_steps_any_new_computer

Googles Open Definition Simply Brilliant Business

"We are technology optimists who trust that the chaos of open benefits everyone.

We will fight to promote it every chance we get."

Source:
http://www.betanews.com/joewilcox/article/Googles-Open-definition-Simply-brilliant-business-but-is-it-evil/1261525914

Lies Damned Lies And Smartphone Statistics Graphs

According to recent data, in the last six weeks the iPhone has continued to dominate smartphone market share -- but some of the also-rans might surprise you.

Source:
http://www.ismashphone.com/2009/12/lies-damned-lies-and-smartphone-statistics.html

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Create a Cheap Server Using the Regular Snow Leopard Install

We're going to show you how to turn that old Intel Mac youve got lying around into a server that can duplicate many of Snow Leopard Server's features without shelling out a penny.

Source:
http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/turn_your_mac_server_cheap

The top 10 tech fails of 2009

It was a big year for technology: Twitter and Facebook's popularity exploded, while new smartphones, e-readers and a host of other gadgets cropped up to compete for our plugged-in affection.

Source:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/12/23/tech.fail/index.html?eref=rss_tech&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed: rss/cnn_tech (RSS: Technology)&utm_content=Google Reader

Diggs Top 10 Most Popular Stories of 2009

We uncovered the top 10 stories for Digg in 2009.

While some match top trends on Twitter, Facebook and others (e.g. Barack Obamas election, Michael Jacksons death), other stories were decidedly humor only Diggers can truly understand.

Source:
http://mashable.com/2009/12/23/digg-stories-2009/

A year out wheres RIAAs promised ISP help

A decade after the rise of Napster and a year after promising a new antipiracy strategy, the Recording Industry Association of America appears to be floundering on the piracy front.

Source:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-10420803-261.html?tag=digg2

The Creators Of VLC Are Going To Release A Video Editor

I dont normally get excited for a new release of a video editor on Linux.

There are many already available and most of them...

Source:
http://www.learningubuntu.com/news/creators-vlc-are-going-release-video-editor

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Google Nexus One leaked online [VIDEO]

A video clip purporting to show Google's new Android phone, the Nexus One, being removed from its packaging, has appeared online.

Source:
http://www.twitvid.com/5315F

16 Cool Cellphone Concepts Which Wont Be Implemented

Here is the list of some of the most stunning cellphone concepts that blur the line between design and functionality.

Source:
http://www.ismashphone.com/2009/12/16-cool-cellphone-concepts-which-wont-be-implemented.html

Newest Cause of Divorce Facebook

The social networking site, which connects old friends and allows users to make new ones online, is being blamed for an increasing number of marital breakdowns.

Divorce lawyers claim the explosion in the popularity of websites such as Facebook and Bebo is tempting to people to cheat on their partners.

Source:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/6857918/Facebook-fuelling-divorce-research-claims.html

affiliatepayloadcom worth buying

Andy examines Affiliate Payload...what does he reveal?

Source:
http://r.ecommended.com/product/1232/affiliate-payload

Opera 105 Pre Alpha Released

Opera has released a pre-alpha version of its browser.

This version promises to be a lot faster then previous versions.

Source:
http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/2009/12/22/from-all-of-us-to-all-of-you

Wait Microsoft Word is not going anywhere

Microsoft's statement: "We expect to have copies of Microsoft Word 2007 and Office 2007, with this feature removed, available for U.S. sale and distribution by the injunction date.

In addition, the beta versions of Microsoft Word 2010 and Microsoft Office 2010, which are available now for downloading, do not contain the technology."

Source:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2357496,00.asp

Worlds Most Profitable Companies

Where in the world are the most profitable companies and exactly how much money are they raking in? In 2008, the most profitable public company ...

Source:
http://www.billshrink.com/blog/the-worlds-most-profitable-companies/

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Verizon Forces all Smartphone Browsers to Search Bing Only

Verizon has unilaterally updated user Storm 2 BlackBerries and other smartphones so that their browser search boxes can only be used with Microsoft Bing.

Source:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/19/verizon_snuffs_google_for_bing/

FTC complaint says Facebooks privacy changes are deceptive

Facebook thought it was making users aware of its privacy controls, but instead, the company sparked yet another controversy over how it broadcasts user information.

Now, a complaint to the FTC says that Facebook is being deceptive with its new controls and that something should be done to correct it.

Source:
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/12/ftc-complaint-says-facebooks-privacy-changes-are-deceptive.ars

The evolution of the Google Phone [Slideshow]

The Nexus One "Google Phone" may be the first phone running Android 2.1, but it won't be the first Android phone or the first Google phone.

Source:
http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow_viewer/0,1205,l=246859&a=246862&po=1,00.asp?p=y

The Biggest Online Tech Breakthroughs of 2009

2009 has seen several technological innovations such as Twitter and smart phones enter the common lexicon.

We look back at the year's biggest web tech advances.

Source:
http://www.ngonlinenews.com/news/online-tech-that-made-2009/

studentplusnet worth buying

Andy reviews Student Plus...what does he reveal?

Source:
http://r.ecommended.com/product/8601/s-tudent-plus

Yelp bails on Google deal

Uh-oh.

Less than a week after reporting it was practically a done deal, TechCrunch has backtracked and now says that Yelp walked away from a $500 million buyout.

Source:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-10419547-36.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

Monday, 21 December 2009

Google Android App Market Catching Up

The Android app market is growing at a rapid pace, having nearly doubled in the last five months to reach 20,000 apps.

The Android Market is expected to count around 50,000 apps next year.

Source:
http://www.redherring.com/home/26255

How to Buy a Laptop Top 7 things to consider

Most shoppers are often intimidated by the sheer number and baffling complexities of the laptops available, which have grown to include terms such as netbooks, and CULVs, and small business laptops.Here are top seven things to consider.

Source:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2356818,00.asp

Frisky Foreplay worth it

Andy examines Frisky Foreplay...what does he discover?

Source:
http://r.ecommended.com/product/3067/frisky-foreplay

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Iranian hacker attack What will it cost Twitter

Hacker attacks cost public companies $1.6 million in lost share value.

For Twitter, it's the firm's reputation that's at risk.

Source:
http://www.csmonitor.com/Money/2009/1218/Iranian-hacker-attack-What-will-it-cost-Twitter

Twitters own account caused blackout says DNS provider

Hackers redirected Twitter.com's traffic to a rogue Web site for more than an hour early today by accessing its DNS records using an account assigned to Twitter, the company that manages Twitter's DNS servers said today.

Source:
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9142486/Twitter_s_own_account_caused_blackout_says_DNS_provider

Some Surprising Opponents of Net Neutrality

Among the vested interests are a couple of very surprising groups and individuals.

People and groups who perhaps should know better.

Source:
http://www.canvassystems.com/blog/2009/12/18/net-neutrality/

Haircutting Secrets worth it

Andy reviews Haircutting Secrets...what does he find?

Source:
http://r.ecommended.com/product/5268/haircutting-secrets

Installing Linux voids warranty

An anonymous reader said a Best Buy manager refused to replace his broken laptop and threw him out of the store twice when he tried to argue.

The reader had even gone so far as to purchase an $80 extended warranty.

Source:
http://consumerist.com/2009/12/geek-squad-wouldnt-honor-my-netbooks-protection-plan.html

How to Turn Anyone into a Unicorn w Your iPhone VID

Of all the iPhone apps I have seen this is the most ridiculous! There are several backgrounds to choose from, including sparkles, rainbows, and an array of space-themed scenes.

You can place anyone - even your dog, which I find totally hilarious - into one of these backdrops, and position a glowing horn on their forehead.

Source:
http://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/12/18/younicorn-turn-anyone-into-a-unicorn-with-your-iphone/

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Friday, 18 December 2009

Google Talks Out Both Sides of Its Web Portal

Google, the don't-be-evil company, likes to side with righteousness and with free expression, especially when it concerns the internet.

But despite the companys recent online ramblings espousing unfettered online expression, we arent buying it. We asked Google some simple questions about how much user data it turns over to the government...

Source:
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/12/google-talks-out-its-portal/

Rumour Google Nexus One out Jan 5

Rumour: Google Nexus One out Jan 5 The Google phone might well be out earlier than we thought.

Source:
http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/rumour-google-nexus-one-out-jan-5-658624

uTorrent Adds Video Streaming Support

uTorrent " the client of choice for most western BitTorrent users " has added the option to stream video files while downloading.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/utorrent-adds-video-streaming-support-091217/

Mozilla exec Bing is not popular enough for Firefox

Asa Dotzler, Mozilla's director of community development, explains why an add-on is required to add Bing as a search option from within Firefox.

Source:
http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/12/mozilla-exec-bing-is-not-popular-enough-for-firefox.ars

Real Attraction Secrets worth buying

From the webpage:50% Earnings Up For Grabs On This Ebook From One Of Europes Top Pick Up Artists.

Products Which Enhance A Guys Seduction Skills With Beautiful

Source:
http://r.ecommended.com/product/9078/real-attraction-secrets

Scientists Film Photons With Electrons

4D electron microscopy makes it possible to image photons of nanoscale structures and visualize their architecture.

Source:
http://www.redorbit.com/news/technology/1800543/scientists_film_photons_with_electrons/index.html

Thursday, 17 December 2009

LCD Screen Can Recognise What Happens in Front of it

An everyday LCD screen has been modified to "see" the world in front of it in 3D.

That means a viewer can control on-screen objects by waving their arms in the air without touching the screen, let alone a mouse or keyboard.

Source:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18286-lcd-screen-can-recognise-what-happens-in-front-of-it.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news

Fusion Garage We own Intellectual Properties for JooJoo

Rathakrishnan, insists Fusion Garage "owns all the IPs and even with litigation, nothing is stopping us from getting this to market."

Source:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2357052,00.asp

House Delays Patriot Act Spy Vote

The House on Wednesday tabled for two months legislation reforming U.S. surveillance law, a move that delays a collision with a competing Senate version.

A key difference between the House and Senate packages concerns the standard by which the FBI may issue so-called National Security Letters...

Source:
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/12/spy-vote-delayed/

EU drops Microsoft browser charges with agreement on ballot

The EU's Competition Commission has dropped its anti-trust case following agreement on a 'ballot screen' that will offer users a choice of browsers

Source:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2009/dec/16/microsoft-eu-browser-settlement

Sports Betting Professor a scam

Andy takes a look at Sports Betting Professor...what does he find?

Source:
http://r.ecommended.com/product/1917/sports-betting-professor

Israeli Security Shot the Hell out of a Apple MacBook [PICs]

Israeli airport security, clearly always on high alert, shot the hell out of a young womans laptop at the airport.

Incredibly the HDD survived. The photos show at least three bullet holes that ripped through the MacBook.

Source:
http://thenextweb.com/applicious/2009/12/15/macbook-bullet-ermno-pics/

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

3D camera breaks world record with 158 lenses

The camera that they developed at the Nagoya Institute of Technology sports 158 lenses arranged on an 18.5-inch aluminum arc frame.

Source:
http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/14/3d-camera-breaks-world-record-with-158-lenses/

Googles Phone Rumors Facts and Speculation

What we know, may know, and don't know about Google's new Android smartphone.

Source:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/184615/googles_phone_rumors_facts_and_speculation.html

Review 4 AllInOne PCs Sip Energy Save Money

These all-in-one PCs save not only space and money, but electricity too.

You could save up to $60 a year over a regular desktop computer.

Source:
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9142041/Review_4_all_in_one_PCs_sip_energy_save_money

The idiots guide to Google Wave

Because, admit it - you still have no idea what it's all about

Source:
http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/the-idiot-s-guide-to-google-wave-655127

dealertrainingcom worth it

From the page:Learn how to deal Texas Hold 'Em poker with our interactive home based poker dealing school.

The internets only online poker dealer school. With Dealer

Source:
http://r.ecommended.com/product/3805/dealer-training

Very impressive 3d business card with augmented reality

At first glance this appears to be a CGI post process.

AR Business Card AR Business Is this real?

Source:
http://androgeek.com/impressive-a-business-card-in-3d-video.html

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Engadget Exclusive first Google Phone Nexus One photos

Well here you have it folks, honest-to-goodness pics of the Google Phone...

AKA, the Nexus One.

Source:
http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/14/exclusive-first-google-phone-nexus-one-photos-android-2-1-on/

With a New Phone Google May Challenge Apple

Google plans to begin selling its unlocked smartphone early next year, a move that could challenge Apples leadership in the market.

Source:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/14/technology/companies/14gphone.html

10 things we want to see on the Google phone

How the big G should be making its first mobile

Source:
http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/10-things-we-want-to-see-on-the-google-phone-658096

Google Nexus One pictured rumored coming to TMobile

While reports suggest Google will independently sell its new "Nexus One" phone contract-free, U.S. carrier T-Mobile is rumored to also offer the new handset.

Source:
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/12/14/google_nexus_one_pictured_rumored_coming_to_t_mobile.html

TheMobileBillboardGuidecom worth it

Andy takes a look at The Mobile Billboard Guide...what does he reveal?

Source:
http://r.ecommended.com/product/11557/the-mobile-billboard-guide

Why I use Facebook not Myspace [Pics]

Here are the top seven reasons why people use Facebook and not Myspace (with research to back it up).

Source:
http://www.websudasa.com/blog/2009/12/why-i-use-facebook-not-myspace/

Monday, 14 December 2009

Demonoid is back online

After months of being offline due to a loss of memory, the popular BitTorrent Tracker Demonoid is finally back online!

Source:
http://www.demonoid.com

hostlaunchercom worth buying

From the page:description

Source:
http://r.ecommended.com/product/13009/host-launcher

Top 20 Free Android Apps

Load up your open-source Google phone with powerful apps without spending a cent.

Source:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2356307,00.asp

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Nexus One Google Phone confirmed with some details

The rumors are over and the sources have confirmed, the Google Phone will be released with the name Nexus One.

Source:
http://www.billshrink.com/blog/nexus-one-google-phone-confirmed-details/

A solarpowered telepresence robot

CoolerBot is a solar-powered telepresence robot that carries an infrared video camera and a Nikon digital SLR camera for nature photography and is powered entirely by the energy harvested by its two solar panels.

Source:
http://www.ecofriend.org/entry/eco-gadgets-coolerbot-a-solar-powered-nature-photography-robot/

33 Must Read CSS3 Tips Tricks Tutorial Sites and Articles

This article is big summary featuring the most useful CSS3 Tips, tricks articles as well as tutorials and just great tools for learning! Enjoy!

Source:
http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/css/must-read-css3-tips-tricks-tutorial-sites/

The Specter Group worth it

Andy takes a look at The Specter Group...what does he find?

Source:
http://r.ecommended.com/product/9380/the-specter-group

Googles Big December Code Freeze

apparently Google has a code freeze policy that goes in place sometime in December.

If you dont get your product/service out the door by then, it gets pushed til when the freeze is lifted, likely sometime in the new year. A few Googlers confirmed this policy off-the-record, but all seemed concerned about publicly acknowledging it.

Source:
http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/12/11/google-code-freeze/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed: Techcrunch (TechCrunch)&utm_content=Twitter

Google Phone Confirmed Sold Exclusively by Google

The Official Google Blog confirms the company is currently "dogfooding" a new mobile device.

TechCrunch is reporting that the mystical Google Phone is indeed the HTC passion. Billing, General Questions and General Troubleshooting questions will be handled by T-mobile but they will not sell the phone.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5424980/google-confirms-theyre-testing-a-mobile-lab-device

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Keep Tabs on Your Data Consumption with Consume for iPhone

Its no secret that iPhone users are data whores.

Whether its the access they have to data-connect applications, the ability they possess to stream video and audio, or how they utilize the Web browsing experience in general, iPhone owners as a group use more data than the average smartphone user.

Source:
http://mashable.com/2009/12/11/consume-iphone/

Mozilla exec suggests Firefox users move to Bing

A Mozilla official today pointed Firefox users to the extension that adds Microsoft's Bing to the list of the browser's search engines after Google's CEO downplayed consumers' privacy concerns.

Source:
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9142106/Mozilla_exec_suggests_Firefox_users_move_to_Bing_cites_Google_privacy_stance

EFF Real ID Follies Persist PASS ID Waits in the Wings

We're inching deeper into the corner that Congress painted us into by passing Real ID under the table.

The deadline for states to comply with DHS's Real ID rule is 12/31 and an estimated 36 states will not be in compliance. But waiting in the wings is PASS ID which echoes Real ID in threatening citizens' personal privacy without improving security.

Source:
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2009/12/real-id-follies-continue-pass-id-waiting-wings

everyonescom a scam

Andy takes a look at Dreamweaver CS4 Levels One and Two Online Training Courses...what does he find?

Source:
http://r.ecommended.com/product/13853/dreamweaver-cs4-levels-one-and-two-online-training-courses

Why Facebook and Google Hate Privacy

Only bad people need privacy.

Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google reckons that "if you have something that you don't want anybody to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place."

Source:
http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/why-facebook-and-google-hate-privacy-657232

Favorite Caricature of 2009 1

A caricature can refer to a portrait that exaggerates or distorts the essence of a person or thing to create an easily identifiable visual likeness.

Source:
http://www.animhut.com/freebies/wallpaper/favorite-caricature-of-2009-1/

Friday, 11 December 2009

Americans consume 36 zettabytes of data most of it pixels

An estimate of US consumers' data consumption places the figure at 3.6 zettabytes per year.

But most of that comprises pixels temporarily thrown onto the screen, not bytes permanently written to media.

Source:
http://arstechnica.com/media/news/2009/12/americans-consume-36-zettabytes-of-data-most-of-it-pixels.ars

Motorola DROID HTC Imagio DROID ERIS sidebyside [Video]

This side by side comparison of the Motorola DROID (Gadget of the year), HTC Imagio (CNet review), DROID ERIS (Gizmodo review), could give you a better idea of the similarities and differences of these Android phones Still usnsure? Hardware and software compared between Motorola Droid and HTC Eris [Android]

Source:
http://androgeek.com/side-by-side-comparison-of-the-motorola-droid-htc-imagio-droid-eris-video.html

Apple Google Vie for StartUps

Google and Apple, which have long thrived without treading on one another's turf, are vying to acquire some of the same Silicon Valley start-ups, including Lala and AdMob, as their rivalry heats up.

Source:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703514404574588091065805108.html

MakeYourWifeHotcom worth buying

Andy examines Make Your Wife Hot...what does he reveal?

Source:
http://r.ecommended.com/product/2488/make-your-wife-hot

So Diggers what does Digg mean to you

You may have heard that we recently turned five, and as part of our celebration we're asking you (because you complete us) to give us 10 seconds of your time to tell us what Digg means to you, a favorite Digg moment or why you Digg.

That's all - a 10 second YouTube clip in response to Jay's video.

Source:
http://blog.digg.com/?p=1236

How 36 Zettabytes of Data Get Consumed

You probably already saw that the average American tears through 34GB of data per person per day.

Here's how the media has evolved these last few decades (sorry print), and below a way to compare your consumption with Joe Average.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5423599/how-36-zettabytes-of-data-get-consumed

Thursday, 10 December 2009

iPhones rejoice as Ustream Live Broadcaster hits App Store

Go ahead, start those cameras rolling and tell all your friends how great it is -- just don't be heartbroken if they're not all that impressed.

Source:
http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/09/iphones-rejoice-as-ustream-live-broadcaster-hits-app-store-othe/

When Can You Retire In IT Howabout Never

IT retirement is a newly distant dream for fifty- and sixty-something techies grappling with tanking 401Ks, rising health-care costs and a hypercompetitive job market.

Source:
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9141820/IT_careers_Retire_How_about_never_?taxonomyId=10

Stanford to Reveal New EnergyPreserving Paper Battery

Stanford has now come out and demonstrated paper batteries, which work thanks to a carbon nanotube and silver nanowire "ink".

The video after the break should enlighten and thrill you in equal measures.

Source:
http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/09/stanford-wants-you-to-roll-its-own-paper-batteries/

The Timeshare Expert worth it

Andy reviews The Timeshare Expert...what does he reveal?

Source:
http://r.ecommended.com/product/12333/the-timeshare-expert

Palins Neighbor Builds 20ft Flamethrowing Exoskeleton Suit

Mention Wasilla, Alaska, and presidential also-ran Sarah Palin leaps to mind like a caribou.

But the southern Alaskan towns more animated, engaging, and intelligent invention is easily a 20-foot-tall robotic mecha robot with flamethrowers for hands.

Source:
http://www.motherboard.tv/2009/12/9/carlos-and-his-heavy-metal-toys-the-man-who-built-a-20-foot-flamethrowing-exoskeleton

Twitter to Open Firehose to Developers

Twitter apps are about to get a lot more exciting.

All our favorite Twitter tools, from iPhone apps to web apps and beyond, have so far been limited by the

Source:
http://mashable.com/2009/12/09/twitter-firehose/

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Awesome unique xmas gift

Check it out! Hilarious youtube video shows off a unique Christmas gift idea

Source:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5yk5ljgeS4

CPUs Wasting Our Money Thanks to Proprietary Extensions

Agner Fog, an expert in software optimization is making a plea for open/standarized x86 extensions.

Intel/AMD stick with proprietary ones because they feel that they get a competitive edge. Really? Who has bought a Core i7 due to the SSE 4.2 instructions? CPUs are consume extra energy and underperform as decoders/execution units are too complicated

Source:
http://www.anandtech.com/weblog/showpost.aspx?i=661

CPUs Wasting Our Money Thanks to Proprietary Extensions

Agner Fog, an expert in software optimization is making a plea for open/standarized x86 extensions.

Intel/AMD stick with proprietary ones because they feel that they get a competitive edge. Really? Who has bought a Core i7 due to the SSE 4.2 instructions? CPUs are consume extra energy and underperform as decoders/execution units are too complicated

Source:
http://www.anandtech.com/weblog/showpost.aspx?i=661

CPUs Wasting Our Money Thanks to Proprietary Extensions

Agner Fog, an expert in software optimization is making a plea for open/standarized x86 extensions.

Intel/AMD stick with proprietary ones because they feel that they get a competitive edge. Really? Who has bought a Core i7 due to the SSE 4.2 instructions? CPUs are consume extra energy and underperform as decoders/execution units are too complicated

Source:
http://www.anandtech.com/weblog/showpost.aspx?i=661

CPUs Wasting Our Money Thanks to Proprietary Extensions

Agner Fog, an expert in software optimization is making a plea for open/standarized x86 extensions.

Intel/AMD stick with proprietary ones because they feel that they get a competitive edge. Really? Who has bought a Core i7 due to the SSE 4.2 instructions? CPUs are consume extra energy and underperform as decoders/execution units are too complicated

Source:
http://www.anandtech.com/weblog/showpost.aspx?i=661

Can My iPod Make This Airplane Explode

Listening to an iPod or reading a Kindle during takeoff isn't dangerous.

It's time the airlines stopped pretending that it is.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5420641/can-my-ipod-make-this-airplane-explode

Can My iPod Make This Airplane Explode

Listening to an iPod or reading a Kindle during takeoff isn't dangerous.

It's time the airlines stopped pretending that it is.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5420641/can-my-ipod-make-this-airplane-explode

Can My iPod Make This Airplane Explode

Listening to an iPod or reading a Kindle during takeoff isn't dangerous.

It's time the airlines stopped pretending that it is.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5420641/can-my-ipod-make-this-airplane-explode

Can My iPod Make This Airplane Explode

Listening to an iPod or reading a Kindle during takeoff isn't dangerous.

It's time the airlines stopped pretending that it is.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5420641/can-my-ipod-make-this-airplane-explode

Apple Expels 1000 Apps From Store After Developer Scam

Apple has sent a clear message to any developers who try to game its iTunes App Store.

Software developer Molinker has been kicked out, along with over 1000

Source:
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/12/apple-expels-1000-apps-from-store-after-developer-scam/

Apple Expels 1000 Apps From Store After Developer Scam

Apple has sent a clear message to any developers who try to game its iTunes App Store.

Software developer Molinker has been kicked out, along with over 1000

Source:
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/12/apple-expels-1000-apps-from-store-after-developer-scam/

Apple Expels 1000 Apps From Store After Developer Scam

Apple has sent a clear message to any developers who try to game its iTunes App Store.

Software developer Molinker has been kicked out, along with over 1000

Source:
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/12/apple-expels-1000-apps-from-store-after-developer-scam/

Apple Expels 1000 Apps From Store After Developer Scam

Apple has sent a clear message to any developers who try to game its iTunes App Store.

Software developer Molinker has been kicked out, along with over 1000

Source:
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/12/apple-expels-1000-apps-from-store-after-developer-scam/

Maniwa Wooden SuperCar [PICS]

They are not car maker but wood crafters.

They wanted to prove their belief, '' There is nothing that can't be made with wood...............

Source:
http://zuzutop.com/2009/12/maniwa-wooden-supercar/

Maniwa Wooden SuperCar [PICS]

They are not car maker but wood crafters.

They wanted to prove their belief, '' There is nothing that can't be made with wood...............

Source:
http://zuzutop.com/2009/12/maniwa-wooden-supercar/

Maniwa Wooden SuperCar [PICS]

They are not car maker but wood crafters.

They wanted to prove their belief, '' There is nothing that can't be made with wood...............

Source:
http://zuzutop.com/2009/12/maniwa-wooden-supercar/

Maniwa Wooden SuperCar [PICS]

They are not car maker but wood crafters.

They wanted to prove their belief, '' There is nothing that can't be made with wood...............

Source:
http://zuzutop.com/2009/12/maniwa-wooden-supercar/

How to get Chrome extensions working on a Mac

Although not officially supported, the duo have come up with a quick and easy way to get Chrome extensions working on a mac.

Source:
http://thenextweb.com/appetite/2009/12/08/chrome-extensions-working-mac/

How to get Chrome extensions working on a Mac

Although not officially supported, the duo have come up with a quick and easy way to get Chrome extensions working on a mac.

Source:
http://thenextweb.com/appetite/2009/12/08/chrome-extensions-working-mac/

How to get Chrome extensions working on a Mac

Although not officially supported, the duo have come up with a quick and easy way to get Chrome extensions working on a mac.

Source:
http://thenextweb.com/appetite/2009/12/08/chrome-extensions-working-mac/

How to get Chrome extensions working on a Mac

Although not officially supported, the duo have come up with a quick and easy way to get Chrome extensions working on a mac.

Source:
http://thenextweb.com/appetite/2009/12/08/chrome-extensions-working-mac/

easiesthomebusinessevercom worth it

Andy takes a look at Easiest Home Business Ever...what does he discover?

Source:
http://r.ecommended.com/product/10184/easiest-home-business-ever

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Is Yelps attack on Europe failing

TechCrunch talks to Stephan Uhrenbacher, the founder and chairman of Qype, the European startup which competes most directly with Yelp.

They have some big things planned and their numbers must be making Yelp throw up in their mouth a little bit.

Source:
http://eu.techcrunch.com/2009/12/07/exclusive-qype-reveals-global-traffic-and-plans-for-social/

We want Better feature improvements for the AndroidPhone

With the unveiling of Android 2.0 in Motorolas new DROID phone, we see that some of these have already been promised.

As for the rest¦we can only hope that Google understands the needs of its user base. When your own programs like Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Earth work better on your main competitors OS than on yours, ....

Source:
http://androgeek.com/better-feature-improvements-for-the-android-phone.html

ITs Top 100 Role Models

A dismal economy hasn't derailed the plans of these 100 IT visionaries.

They are seizing this rare moment to steer measured growth, embark on innovative pilots and build loyalty in their most valued workers.

Source:
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/344381/IT_s_top_tier_Strong_and_steady_leadership

Underground Punter worth it

From the webpage:Your Name : Your Email : Remember your privacy is extremely important to us.

We hate spam just as much as you do! You will

Source:
http://r.ecommended.com/product/13664/underground-punter

Google Goggles Visual Search

Today at Google's Search event, Google has launched a new application for Google Android mobile phones that will allow people to search for more information

Source:
http://www.taranfx.com/blog/google-goggles

Google Wave Opens Up to 1 Million Users

When Google asked what you liked and disliked about their new real-time communication application, you unquestionably said that you wanted more invites to share.....well...

Source:
http://mashable.com/2009/12/07/google-wave-1-millio/

Monday, 7 December 2009

The Most Economical Way to Replace Printer Ink PIC

Even King Gillette knew if he gave his razors away for free or cheap, he could yield a bigger profit when the customer came back to buy the razor blades.

Source:
http://i.imgur.com/KdNCV.jpg

streamonlinemoviescom worth it

Andy takes a look at Stream Online Movies...what does he find?

Source:
http://r.ecommended.com/product/6761/stream-online-movies

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Bings 30Minute Outage

In case you missed it--and most of you probably did--Microsoft's Bing search engine was offline for about 30 minutes on Thursday evening...

Source:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/183770/bings_30minute_outage_a_sally_field_moment.html

Apple acquires music service Lala

Apple has acquired digital music service Lala, as the dominant online music retailer explores new models for selling songs.

Terms of the deal weren't disclosed by Apple, which confirmed the purchase on Friday.

Source:
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5B409C20091205

Beware Social Media Snake Oil BusinessWeek

Hordes of marketing "experts" are promoting the value of wikis, social networks, and blogs.

All the hype may obscure the real potential of these online tools.

Source:
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/09_50/b4159048693735.htm?chan=magazine channel_top stories

FTS Income a scam

Andy reviews FTS Income...what does he find?

Source:
http://r.ecommended.com/product/958/fts-income

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Hands On with Googles Public DNS

Google touts its new, free, Public DNS service as a speedier, safer version to access the Web.

There's some truth to Google's claims, and its speed advantage may be compounded when a site your browser loads has to access several different URLs to load all of its content.

Source:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2356703,00.asp

Apple in advanced acquisition talks with Lala

Does Apple plan to stream music?

Source:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10409472-93.html

Five Years of Diggand counting

Five years ago today, Digg.com went live.

What started as a simple idea has certainly come a long way. Two fun things to commemorate this day: Dec. 4, 2009 has been declared Digg.com day in San Francisco. And we're excited to launch Digg365, a way to see the top 10 stories on Digg on any given day, month or year. Happy 5th Birthday! - Kevin

Source:
http://blog.digg.com/?p=1195

Teslas dream of wireless electricity to hit market

Could this be the end of electric power cords? The technology will be able to power lights, computers, TVs and even charges for electric cars through the air, without power cords.

Source:
http://articles.latimes.com/2009/jul/28/business/fi-wireless-electricity28

Fairy Tale Horses worth buying

Andy takes a look at Fairy Tale Horses...what does he reveal?

Source:
http://r.ecommended.com/product/11416/fairy-tale-horses

Great browsing experience with the HTCHD2 on edge [video]

Internet Browsing the HTC HD2 on edge vs. iPhone 3GS on wifi HTC-HD2 has no flash support You wont believe it, the HTC HD2 still kept up with the iPhone.

Source:
http://androgeek.com/htc-hd2-iphone-3gs-video.html

Friday, 4 December 2009

Google Launches Alternative DNS Resolver

Google has created a new DNS resolver system to speed up Web browsing.

Source:
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/183638/google_launches_alternative_dns_resolver.html

LG first to hit mass production with Full HD 3D LCD monitors

The 3D revolution, whether you like it or not, is gathering steam.

LG has just announced the world's first mass produced Full HD 3D-capable monitor, which spans 23 inches diagonally and looks to sport a pleasingly minimal bezel.

Source:
http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/03/lg-first-to-hit-mass-production-with-full-hd-3d-lcds/

EFF sues feds tell us how you use Facebook for cyberstalking

The EFF, with the help of a group at the UC Berkeley Law School, has issued a series of Freedom of Information Act requests to federal agencies, asking for their policy on the use of social media content during investigations.

Having received no response, they're now taking six government agencies to court.

Source:
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/12/eff-sues-feds-tell-us-how-you-use-facebook-for-cyberstalking.ars

5 Tech Gifts To Avoid Giving This Season

Ah, the Holidays are here, and with it comes the Spirit of Giving.

While you are going through your list, finding the perfect gift for those you love (and otherwise), it might be good to note that some tech gifts are better served by not giving.

Source:
http://www.testfreaks.com/blog/information/tips-tech-gifts-avoid-giving-holiday-season/

25 Hilarious WiFi Network Names PICS

Giving your WiFi network a funny or clever name is a great way to freak out your annoying neighbors without hiding in their bushes or peeping in their windows late at night.

Source:
http://www.holytaco.com/25-hilarious-wifi-network-names

Swoopo Analytics worth it

Andy examines Swoopo Analytics...what does he find?

Source:
http://r.ecommended.com/product/13278/swoopo-analytics

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Top 5 Assclowns Laughing at the iPhone Back in 2007

I wonder how many times Steve Ballmer laughed about the iPhone after pooping all over it in this 2007 interview.

My guess: Not many. Don't worry Steve, here's the rest of the top 5 assclowns who dug their own grave.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5416765/top-5-assclowns-laughing-at-the-iphone-back-in-2007

The Top 10 Gadgets of the Decade

Ten of the gadget world's greatest hits from the past decade.

Source:
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/AheadoftheCurve/top-10-gadgets-decade/story?id=9217791

19 Best Utility Apps For Your iPhone

Here's a look at some apps that will let you make the most out of your iPhone whether it's your battery life, e-mail, texting or more.

Source:
http://www.ismashphone.com/2009/12/19-best-utility-apps-for-your-iphone.html

Court Refuses To Order Shutdown of OpenBitTorrent

Last month, the Swedish ISP Portlane was sued by several Hollywood movie studios for hosting OpenBitTorrent, claiming that the tracker is a re-branded copy of one previously operated by The Pirate Bay.

Now the Stockholm District Court has rejected calls to order the shutdown of the tracker.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/court-refuses-to-order-shutdown-of-openbittorrent-091202/

isoftwaretvcom worth buying

Andy examines I Software Tv...what does he find?

Source:
http://r.ecommended.com/product/63/i-software-tv

Google vs Facebook fight for Web dominance

Facebook has emerged as a serious competitor to Google for the Web Dominance.

Facebook.com is the second most visited site after Google.com, and its Facebook connect is fairly successful in getting quality sites use it. The fight is on, and is interesting to watch in days ahead.

Source:
http://technology.globalthoughtz.com/index.php/google-vs-facebook-fight-for-web-dominance/