Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Extreme (Photoshop) Makeover - Before/After Retouch Of Model

Watch it for the technical aspect, or the message. This ad from Dove and their Campaign for Real Beauty does a great job of revealing how photos of models and celebrities are unrealistically modified.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Monday, December 18, 2006

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Book a room at the world's first $500 million dollar underwater hotel

"A group of commercial developers is hyping the creation of the $500-million Hydropolis Undersea Resort. A sprawling 1.1-million-square-foot complex
—with lavish suites, a ballroom, a shopping mall and a missile-defense system to ward off terrorists." from, Popular Science. Check out the virtual video tour, pretty amazing.

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Top Gear's back, with Hammond, airing Jan28

The Hamster's back! We're pleased to report that after a miraculously brief recovery period following his mishap with a 300-mph jet-powered dragster, Richard Hammond is back in action, and so is Top Gear.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The NEW "MacBook Thin" Revealed - SPECS INCLUDED

We've been talking about a "MacBook Thin" since before Apple transitioned its laptops to the Intel platform -- and it looks like the long-awaited Macintel ultra-thin, ultra-portable speed king is heading to market at last!

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Florida Sues AOL And Wins

The Florida Attorney General has successfully sued America Online for their abusive customer billing practices. The State's Attorney office received over 1,000 consumer complaints about cancellation requests being ignored, erroneous charges and unauthorized account reactivations.

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Default Password List

Updated today :) Enjoy

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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Get me out of this job!!!

If this post reaches the homepage of digg, I will tell my boss what I honestly think about her and that I quit
…how she looks, sounds and laughs like a man... and go to the pub.

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Get me out of this job!!!

If this post reaches the homepage of digg, I will tell my boss what I honestly think about her and that I quit
…how she looks, sounds and laughs like a man... and go to the pub.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Stokke Gravity Chair - The Coolest Chair In The Office

Further proving you don't have to be in orbit to be weightless, the Gravity Chair from Norwegian baby products maker Stokke can sit upright as an office chair, function as a rocker, and lean way back for that serious contemplation your boss told you to stop doing. See it in its variety of unusual permutations, after the jump.

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Monday, November 27, 2006

Google.org Begins Hiring to Save the Planet

Google's philanthropic arm has started hiring employees to help make the world a better place in several key areas — including global poverty, climate change and global public health. Today, a link was posted on the Google.org website to a list of job openings they are looking to fill.

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Monday, November 20, 2006

Most accurate ip-tracing.. amazing.

i knew for ages you could trace an ip back to its Country, ISP, but this site locates your town and shows it on google earth.. Pretty amazing.

Another trick.. you can now find where the emails you get come from by looking at the header and tracing the ip.

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Monday, November 13, 2006

Friday, November 10, 2006

The war is over and Linux won

IBM sponsored study shows: At least in the server world, Linux has won. Web servers and database servers remain the dominant applications, but development environments are now among the most popular systems in production, meaning the trend toward Linux and open source applications should accelerate.

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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Microsoft lets your make your own Blue Screen of Death

Here's the best utility to come out of Microsoft TechNet in a while. A screensaver accurately creating simulated blue screens using the actual kernel to provide proper output.
As TechNet describes it: "Use Bluescreen to amaze your friends and scare your enemies!"

RIP Sysinternals.

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Survey Trickery!! Are 58% of iPod owners REALLY thinking of a Zune switch?

The specific mention of an iPod is not in the language. Tell you what, show me a picture of a Zune next to a turd and I'll be 100% likely to indicate a Zune preference, but it doesn't mean I'm going to buy one. We'd like to see a little more detail about the survey in question before panicking just yet

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Survey Trickery!! Are 58% of iPod owners REALLY thinking of a Zune switch?

The specific mention of an iPod is not in the language. Tell you what, show me a picture of a Zune next to a turd and I'll be 100% likely to indicate a Zune preference, but it doesn't mean I'm going to buy one. We'd like to see a little more detail about the survey in question before panicking just yet

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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

51.8% of users feel open source software helps reduce their piracy urges

This Internet poll shows a near 50/50 split on whether open source software has reduced your need to pirate software. Such an equal split can be interpreted several ways but does it mean that attitudes need changing?

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Don't Want to Get Sued by the RIAA? Just Disable Wi-Fi Security!

Tammie Marson of Palm Desert, California responded to a lawsuit from the RIAA by stating that her wireless router was not secure, and that therefore the file sharing seen on her network could have been from any passerby. The defense worked, and the RIAA dropped the case.

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What Vista should have been... in 2003!

This is a concept video of a new Microsoft OS "coming October 2003". Enjoy!

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The Spammers Strike Back

Everybody's seen it by now. Spam is up like gangbusters in the last few months. And not just in volume; a lot more of it is getting through filtering mechanisms that had previously been pretty reliable. It's an aggravating and depressing situation.

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Ass kickin` Linux IBM Commercial

After 10 times watching it`s still sending shivers down my spine !!!

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Monday, November 06, 2006

10 Reasons to Buy a DSLR Camera

If you're planning on getting a digital camera for yourself this holiday season, read 10 reasons why you should choose a DSLR camera over a point-n-shoot.

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Friday, November 03, 2006

MICROSOFT PLANS TO SUPPORT SUSE!

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Microsoft Corp. is expected to announce Thursday that it's partnering with Novell Inc. to support Linux, an open-source software alternative to Microsoft's own computer operating system, according to a report on the Wall Street Journal's Web site.

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Apple signs deal with Cingular: iPhone confirmed?

Interest in the iPhone project has been rekindled with Apple winning a patent for speech-recognition technology that experts say paves the way for the new device. The iPhone could be announced at the Macworld conference in San Francisco in January.

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InstallPad: Automatically download and install your favorite software

So many software downloads, so little time. Who likes to download, launch and click through that installation wizard application after application? No one, that's who - especially when you've got a computer to get set up and running quick.

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Web 2.0: How High-Volume eBay Manages Its Storage

The ultrapopular auction/sales Web site continues its exponential growth and finds itself adding 10 terabytes of new storage every week. That's a lot of data.

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How iTunes saved The Office

According to the people at NBC, the iTunes Store and the success that The Office has experienced from it are responsible for keeping the show alive

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29.8% of Windows XP users consider a move to Linux over Vista

A recent poll shows a good percentage of *tech-savvy* XP users considering a move to Linux over an upgrade to Vista. It seems Microsoft are pushing users away with more looking at using Linux than legally upgrading.

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Core 2 Duo MacBooks Tomorrow?

MacRumors Page 2: MacRumors has received a few reports that may indicate the long-awaited Core 2 Duo (Merom) MacBook revision could arrive as early as tomorrow. There's no "smoking gun" report, but the reports combined may indicate that Apple's hot-selling notebook is about to get a little boost.

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Monday, October 30, 2006

The Future of CPUs: What's After Multi-Core?

As Moore's Law continues to hold, IC designers are finding that they have more and more silicon real estate to play with. David Chisnall hazards some guesses as to what they might do with it.

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Be careful what you write online

Be careful what you write on the Internet. According to a recent survey by CareerBuilder, one in four managers now 'Google' potential employees and 51% of applications were rejected because of what was found.

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10 things you should know about networking Macs & Windows PCs

Thanks to improvements within Mac OS X, admins face fewer headaches when they need to connect Macs to Windows networks. But there are still some issues to deal with, like enabling File Sharing and creating Windows user accounts on the Macs, configuring printer sharing, and working with File Services For Macintosh.

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The Weirdest website you'll ever see

This website is seriously one of the most effed up sites on the internet. when you view the source, it appears to be ASCII art, but why does it form such a messed up site? The entire site seems very pointless and strange.

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Bush's Odd Behavior

This 16 minute video clip shows that Bush was acting VERY strangely on the morning of 9/11. The video was made by veteran journalist Barrie Zwicker, who wrote for numerous mainsteam publications, won several writing awards, and was a part-time media professor.

This is "must-see TV".

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37signals shows how ridiculous it is to install something in Windows Vista

Clocking in at a stunning 35 clicks, the video shows that installing a script debugger in the new operating system is not only not made any easier, but it still takes a series of hoop jumps. They offer the same process in OS X for comparison.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Ubuntu Linux now MORE POPULAR than Mac OS X!

Yes that's right everyone. According to Google Trends beta, Ubuntu Linux has absolutely crushed Mac OS X, SuSE, and Debian. Check it out for yourself!

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Google To Launch "Custom Search" Tomorrow

Look for Google to announce a customized search service on Tuesday morning. This will allow a user to create and launch a search engine with just a few specific websites included. Searches will return results from only that website.

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Apple releases Core 2 Duo MacBook Pros

Apple today announced that its entire MacBook Pro line of notebooks now includes the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor and delivers performance that is up to 39 percent faster than the previous generation.

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Monday, October 23, 2006

Internet Explorer 7 is better than IE 6, but doesn't beat Firefox

CNET discusses IE 7 and compare it to Firefox.

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Unlocking the iPod

Jon Johansen became a geek hero by breaking the DVD code. Now he's liberating iTunes - whether Apple likes it or not.

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Firefox 2.0 Available To Public!

The award-winning Web browser is better than ever. Browse the Web with confidence. Firefox protects you from viruses, spyware and pop-ups.

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Jimmy and Timmy becoming crips
Robyn Regehr flattens Aaron Downey
The Guy Who Swears At Dave (LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN)

this is simply hilarious!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Top 29 Things to do When Your ISP is Down

1. Open the curtains to see if anything has changed over the past 2 years. 2. Reintroduce yourself to your immediate family. 3...

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Hide files in JPEG using WinRar

Using WinRAR, and the copy command built into Windows you can easily hide anything you want, keeping prying eyes away! Think of the possibilities!

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Map: What Does the Internet Look Like?

"This visualization represents a macroscopic snapshot of the IPv6 Internet topology collected around March 4th, 2005. Topology data gathered from 17 monitors probing approximately 860 globally routable IPv6 network prefixes include 2,913 IPv6 addresses and 7,905 IPv6 links (immediately adjacent addresses in a traceroute-like path)."

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The DVD rewinder

I dunno know about you, but I just hate rewinding my DVDs manually after watching them. Thank goodness someone came up with the DVD rewinder to relieve my tired hands. Just snap the disc on top, press the button and watch in wonder as your disc spins up thanks to the "Centriptal Velocity Spindle."

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

New DVD could end format war

Britain-based New Medium Enterprises (NME) said on Tuesday it had solved a technical production problem that makes it possible to produce a cheap multiple-layer DVD disk containing one film in different, competing formats.

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Complete HDD data recovery guide (including software lists)

A backup guide which had hit the Digg's hompage showed that the topic is hot... Okey, and what to do if you found that article too late? Read this one: guide to data recovery with 1) types of damage overview; 2) file systems overview; 3) freeware soft list and step-by-step manuals; 4) commercial soft list.

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Monday, September 25, 2006

Worried about the airline losing your luggage? No problem. Just pack a gun.

The airline wouldn't want to be responsible for losing a gun, right? That's one photographer's solution to making sure his expensive camera equipment is watched carefully by the airline when he has to check it as luggage. He packs a starter pistol in his camera bag and declares it as a firearm.

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Hilarious Windows 2000 Source Code Review

Two years ago the source code of Windows 2000 (the basis of XP) was leaked. It's good code... but who knew Microsoft programmers swore so much?

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Windows Vista: The �choose your own adventure� UI

"I have taken the liberty of taking 28 screenshots to compare the 4 different interfaces available in Windows Vista: Aero Glass, Vista Standard, Vista Basic and Windows Classic. These screenshots were taken on the same applications and layouts to give you a feel of the exact changes it makes to an user experience."

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Friday, September 15, 2006

ATM Reprogrammed to Give Out 4X More Money

Last month, a man reprogrammed an automated teller machine at a gas station on Lynnhaven Parkway to spit out four times as much money as it should.

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Thursday, September 14, 2006

The Ultimate Mac Software List

Everything shown here are the best apps that could put Mac users on the right track towards productivity. I've judged their functionality for the average Mac user, and all apps listed are Universal binaries so they're future-proof. I know many will enjoy them, because most are free.

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The Ultimate Mac Software List

�Everything shown here are the best apps that could put Mac users on the right track towards productivity. I
�ve judged their functionality for the average Mac user, and all apps listed are Universal binaries � so they�re future-proof. I know many will enjoy them, because most are free.�

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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Apple Anounces iTV

The new product: a box to connect to your TV to play all these iTunes Movies and iTunes TV shows on it. This box supports wireless
�no stringing cables�and is the missing piece. iTV looks like a small Mac Mini. It's just an internal codename, and will be renamed later.

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AnandTech successfully upgrades Mac Pro to Intel Core 2 Quad

Later this year Intel will be introducing pin compatible upgrades to its Core 2 and Xeon lines, except instead of two cores these processors will feature four. Codenamed Clovertown (Xeon), Intel's new quad-core processors will dramatically increase the amount of processing power you can have in a single system.

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Wal-Mart Plans to Add RFID to 500 More Stores

Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, says it will double the number of stores using RFID to more than 1,000 by January 2007.

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Thursday, September 07, 2006

More open source moves by Sun: this time it's identity management

In July 2005 news first emerged of Sun Microsystems' first foray into open source identity management with the Open Web Single Sign-On (OpenSSO) project. Now, a year later, the project has been formally launched. Sun has kept to its word with OpenSSO and is releasing source code for the significant chunks of its Java System Access Manager.

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Gnome 2.16 released!

The GNOME desktop is now faster and easier to configure than ever before. Some new apps have been introduced and lots of effort have gone into metacity's compositing ability. Check it out now! ;)

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Vista: 'Not Yet Ready for Prime Time'

A negative review of Vista RC1: "Microsoft is making its first Vista release candidate and pricing information more broadly available to partners and consumers this week. Solution providers who have seen it say it's not yet ready for prime time."

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Apple (finally) acknowledges MacBook Random Shutdown issue

Although it's just an acknowledgment and recommendation to contact Apple Care, at least it's acknowledgment for those of suffering this annoying issue.

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Experience digg in a whole new way with DiggThumbs

Firefox plugin adds website screenshot thumbnails to each and every digg listing. Know what you are clicking on before you click it. Screenshots dynamically generated by WebShotsPro.com

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Apple OS X's Built in Dictionary

Hey you guys might know this already, but Brian had no clue, so I'm passing it along. Press and hold Apple+Control+D over any word in a cocoa application (Safari, iChat, Mail etc...) and up pops a handy dandy Dictionary/Thesaurus.

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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

With Vista Release in Sight, Key Windows Executive Exits

A Microsoft Corp. executive who led Windows Vista's development is leaving for Amazon.com, with the clock ticking down to the scheduled release of the delayed operating system. Brian Valentine, a Microsoft veteran known for rallying the troops to finish big projects, is due to start work at Amazon as a senior vice president in mid-September.

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The new iMacs. Faster. Bigger. Brighter.

Cast your gaze on the ultimate eye-opening experience: the new faster, bigger, and brighter iMacs. Starting at just $999, the most personal of personal computers comes out packing a powerful punch. That
�s thanks to the new 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo processor, you�ll find in each and every new iMac.

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Samsung Previews Updated Credit Card-Sized Phone

Samsung's credit card-sized phone, the P300, is to be updated, Samsung revealed at the IFA consumer electronics show last week. The new version, the P310, ditches its predecessor's pocket-calculator look and boosts the on-board camera to two megapixels.

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Friday, September 01, 2006

Digg.com Reaches 500,000 Members

"Digg has reached the 500,000th registered user mark! We continue to grow at a phenomenal rate and we owe it to all 500,000+ of you for digging GREAT stories. As of 2:30pm PST digg has 511,136 registered users"

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Apple launches new site for open source projects

Apple has launched Mac OS Forge, a new community development site hosted designed to support Web Kit and other open source projects focused on Mac OS X.

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HDTV projector in a cell phone could be possible.

A cell phone that can project a high-definition television image could soon be possible, say researchers at Cornell University. The projector will be about the size of dime and project a meter wide image. The researchers say what sets their device apart is the high scanning speed of the mirror, combined with its ability to scan over a wide angle.

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Four countries order 4 million OLPC laptops

Nigeria, Brazil, Argentina, and Thailand have EACH ordered a million Linux laptops from the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, DesktopLinux.com reports.

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AMD nabs 25 percent of server market

Advanced Micro Devices is still making strides in the server market at Intel's expense as the larger company waits to see if a new processor can reverse its slide.

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YouTube Overtakes MySpace

YouTube has established itself at the top of the league of the new generation of community websites by becoming even more popular than MySpace, according to research. According to Nielsen/NetRatings, YouTube's American user base grew by 297% in the first half of the year.

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These six companies won't buy YouTube for a billion dollars.

Does tech site ZDNet just exist to give daft writers a place to blog? A half-baked entry from ZDNet blogger Russell Shaw lists six companies he thinks will buy YouTube appeared on digg today. Now someone might accidentally believe him. But here's why Shaw's six companies won't buy YouTube.

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Friday, July 28, 2006

USA Bill Requires Schools & Libraries BLOCK Social Networking & Chat Sites

It has passed the House - the purpose they say to to stop Online Predators

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The 100 Most Valuable Brands

The 100 Most Valuable Brands in the World with percentage changes over last year's valuation. The biggest winner? Google.

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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Netscape.com HACKED!

haha, title says it all....

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Microsoft tags IE 7 'high priority' update

"The justification, of course, is the significant security enhancements in IE 7," Schare said. Microsoft recommends that all Windows users install the new browser when it ships, he added.

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US government sues Missouri officials to squash state's subpoena of AT&T.

The federal government wants to be able to know everything you do, but they don't want anyone to know about their actions. They are willing to argue both sides of a case to prevent citizens and states from finding out what AT&T has been doing in those secret rooms.

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A Look Back At Firefox (Phoenix) 0.1

As Web browsers start to control the usefulness of a computer it is important to look back on how far we have come. Firefox, a Web browser that is quickly gaining popularity, has almost been out for 4-years but how many of you have been using it that long?

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Windows Genuine Annoyance?

Privacy experts and PC users alike blast Microsoft's antipiracy tool

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U.S. Broadband Adoption Jumps 33% In 2005

U.S. high-speed Internet subscriptions soared 33 percent last year to 50.2 million lines, according to the latest data released by the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Microsoft.com redesign preview that doesn't work with Firefox

Microsoft released a preview of their redesigned site. Lots of AJAX, looks good, but doesn't work with Firefox. You can scream bloody murder now.

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Motorola RIZR announced, slide style RAZR

Motorola kept with its 4-letter naming scheme and announced the RIZR. It's a slider (hence the name) and is packed with a 2 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth and a memory card slot.

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Monday, July 24, 2006

Intel pulls ATI chipset license

There is a lot of news surrounding ATI at the moment, especially with the AMD buy out confirmed earlier today. Intel has pulled ATI's chipset license, meaning that there will be no more ATI (or rather, AMD) chipsets for Intel processors after the end of the year.


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Official: AMD Buys ATI, Shafts NVIDIA

Straight from the horses mouth, AMD press release announces $5.4 bn acquisition of ATI. Where does this leave AMD-NVIDIA??

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Help Bring Back TechTV

Chris Pirillo is asking for your help to make the TechTV reunion a reality.Â

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Friday, July 21, 2006

Dual Processor vs Dual Core

It has always been a frequent question "Will I benefit from multiple processors?" With the growing popularity of dual core processors, the topic is more important than ever! Will multiple processors or a dual core processor be beneficial, and what are the differences between them? These are the questions this article will attempt to lay to rest.

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Top 100 Digg Users Control 56% of Digg's HomePage Content

When folks think of Digg, they're often misled into believing that the content seen on the homepage is representative of what a wide base of Internet users think is news-worthy and important. The numbers tell a different story - that of all stories that make it to the front page of Digg, more than 20% come from a select group of 20 users.

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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Yahoo Offers Unrestricted MP3 (non-DRM) Download

Yahoo is trying to beat iTunes by selling MP3s with no DRM. They're charging more than $99 cents for it currently, which raises the question Yahoo asks in a survay: "Would you consider paying $1.09 for a single, unrestricted MP3 download that would have absolutely no limitations on its use and could be transferred to any portable audio player?"

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Enough already with the megapixels!

Interesting article that explains why sensor size is important, not just megapixels.

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"Netscape Could Beat Digg By Focusing on Average People"

"If Netscape really wants to beat Digg, it should leverage the advantage it already appears to have � by comparison, Netscape isn�t littered with as many �weird� stories. It�s already acting more like a news site that the average person could more easily transition to." Scott Karp says "Steve Job�s trampoline" story is weird.

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Friday, July 14, 2006

Intel to Cut 1000 Management Jobs

Intel executives told employees today that they would cut 1000 management jobs in an effort to rebound from poor profits in recent quarters, the company said.

The layoffs will be complete by the end of July, and will be spread across Intel divisions worldwide, said company spokesperson Bill Calder.

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Apple's Media Center (Coming Soon)

Conroe, BlueRay, CableCard 2, and a new iTunes are all going to debut in the new Apple Media Center.

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Thursday, July 13, 2006

TWiT.tv redesign, at last!

After months of development, the completely redesigned TWiT.tv website has launched, "After many months of hard work by Arktyp and Lullabot (and Shooby who fixed all the entries by hand) the new look TWiT.tv is up and running." This site will feature the new Dell sponsorship, and is a place where all of Leo's podcasts are now centralized.

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Free Linux Disks (not Ubuntu)

TheLinuxStore.ca has started a new project. A project that will give away free Linux disks of your favorite distribution (SUSE, Fedora, Mandriva, Gentoo, Debian, Knoppix). Have a look, give feedback, donate to the cause, request a disk.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Cell phone makers to standardize charger plugs... Finally!

The standardization would enable cell phone users to continue to use the same chargers even after replacing phones with ones marketed by different service providers

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

TorrentSpy, IsoHunt, Mininova, and PirateBay all in one!

A very intuitive torrent search engine that cleanly displays search results from TorrentSpy, IsoHunt, MiniNova, and PirateBay all in 1 page. One stop shopping for that torrent you've been looking for. While it is only in beta stages, it works great.

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715 Megapixel Photo of Sydney Harbor

Simply a ridiculous amount of detail...

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Google Building Huge Research Center in Michigan

At an 11 a.m. news conference in Lansing Tuesday, Google will unveil plans to create a headquarters facility for its Google AdWords unit. AdWords offers "pay-per-click" ads that are triggered when Google users search for certain words. It is the company's bread and butter advertising product and its primary source of revenue

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Concept BMW 7 Series Parks by Itself

Using a windshield-mounted digital camera and a reflective strip installed in the parking space, the concept 7 series is able to automatically park itself after the owner has gotten out of the vehicle and told it to do so by remote control. (Video included)

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Firefox Usage Passes 15 Percent in US

The open source browser commands a 15.82 percent usage share in the United States, and a whopping 39.02 percent in Germany. Australians are also big Firefox users, with the browser holding 24.23 percent of the market down under.

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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Microsoft gets Sued over Genuine Advantage Auto Update

The same lawyers who sued Sony BMG over Rootkits on music CDs, and Ubisoft for Starforce on its game disks are now taking on Microsoft. A quote from the Complaint: �Microsoft effectively installed the WGA software on consumers' systems without providing consumers any opportunity to make an informed choice about that software."

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P2P insurer will pay your fines if RIAA sues: $19/year!

"Apparently, a company in Sweden is offering file-sharing insurance - they'll pay your fines if you're sued by the RIAA. The /. submitter translates the link as follows: 'For a mere 140 SEK ($19 USD) per year, they will pay all your fines and give you a t-shirt if you get convicted for file sharing.'"

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IE 7 Beta 3 released to public

Microsoft released IE 7 Beta 3 today. Download it
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?
familyid=4C1A8FBE-FB6A-47AC-867D-BB1F17E477EE&
displaylang=en#Requirements

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Google the ISP with 2^96 IPv6 addresses

Google has 79 billion billion billion IPv6 addresses, is buying up massive amounts of dark fiber, and building a massive data center. Just what is Google up to?

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Friday, June 23, 2006

Librarian disciplined for upholding Constitution

Hasbrouck Heights (NJ) Library Director Michele Reutty is under fire for following the 4th amendment and not giving private info to the police without a subpoena. She faces a 30 day suspension without pay.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Judge denies Bush's request to summarily dismiss anti-wiretapping lawsuit

"The ACLU wants the program halted immediately, arguing that it violates the rights to free speech and privacy, and says the government has already publicly revealed enough information about the program for Taylor to find it illegal. The Bush administration wants Taylor to dismiss the lawsuit."

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Tekken with Actual Humans

For all those that believe fighters aren't an accurate representation of reality (well, they're not), two marital arts dudes have created a live-action Tekken. The effects might be fake, but the moves ain't. If you're still a naysayer, these guys will kick your ass. For reals.

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Monday, June 12, 2006

A Ring Tone That Adults Cannot Hear (with MP3)

In that old battle of the wills between young people and their keepers, the young have found a new weapon that could change the balance of power on the cellphone front: a ring tone that many adults cannot hear.

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Monday, June 05, 2006

Driver's Car Searched Due to Suspicion of Home-made Pirate Cd's Seen in Car

This is a real court case report based in Virginia. Basically a police office decided something was not right based on the assumption of home-made Cd's viewable in drivers car.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

FULL Mammoth skeleton found in Siberia!

Fishermen in Siberia have discovered the complete skeleton of a mammoth - a find which Russian experts have described as very rare.

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Office 2007 Beta 2 Download Now Available

Get the latest Office Beta here. Also check out over 80 screenshots at.\r\nhttp://windowsconnected.com/photos/default.aspx

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First Photos of MIT\'s $100 Laptop

The photos in the Flickr set are the first available pictures of the working prototype of the $100 laptop from MIT.

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Aston Martin racecar flies farther than Wright Bros.

Last weekend an Aston Martin flew off the track at Mid-Ohio Raceway and flew 142 feet, completely level, before landing in the dirt. That beats the first recorded powered flight by the Wright Bros. (120 feet) by 22 feet.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

SNEAK PEAK: The all-new Yahoo! home page!

Sneak Preview: The all-new Yahoo! home page. Check it out today.

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SkypeOut now FREE for US & Canada!

Yes. It is really very, very free. There�s no prepayment, no minimum use, no subscription, no monthly fee, no nothing. You just download and install Skype and then you start calling. Both the caller and the number called must be in either the US or Canada. There are no strings attached.

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The Death of The Internet??

Major telecommunications companies are spending millions lobbying congress to make the Internet into a private network.This is really about the government withdrawing our right to Internet Freedom, it�s about the Death of The Internet. Check out this short online video and spread it around!

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Apple closes down OS X!

To shut out the OSX on X86 crowd and the filthy pirates who sell hardware running OSX on generic boxes, Apple is no longer releasing the Kernel source for OSX. That means you will not be able to hack and then compile your own Kernel to take advantage of the new improved Intel architectures.

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Sony PS3 $499US version will NOT have HDMI port

Link is to a PDF document hosted on Sony's site. The third page lists the differences between the two versions. The cheaper version does NOT have Memory Stick, HDMI, or wireless.

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Google Maps Capture Big Battle in Iraq

"So, I'll therefore propose that this stakeout is a widely-reported one from April 2004 in which seven American soldiers died in action, although it could have been one of many other Sadr City battles throughout the year. The tanks might be identified as 2nd Bridgade, 1st Cavalry."

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FedEx flights dodging thunderstorms (radar time-lapse)

Radar view of FedEx flights dodging thunderstorms that are moving towards Memphis Int'l airport.

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Friday, April 28, 2006

Read this! The internet is about to get messed up.

The Internet, as we know it, is going to change (and not for the good... think
the really bad, worst-case remember-that-Internet-thing? bad) if the gov and
Verizon, comcast, att, etc. get their way. I doubt there is any other issue that
is more important right now. Digg up.

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YOU can help stop the RIAA.

Take a Stand Against the Madness. Sign the EFF's petition to congress in protest of the RIAA bullying customers. They only need another 20,000 signatures.

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Apple patents for: Wireless iPods and TVs, iChat whiteboard, more

Apple Computer has recently filed for patents on several interesting technologies that cover iPods wirelessly communicating with TVs, an online teleconferencing whiteboard, an integrated sensing display, and virtual keys of a touch-screen virtual keyboard.

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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Live re-enactment of Super Mario Bros.!!

These guys at Gordon College really put some time into making a real life version of everyone's favorite video game. You have to just see this one.

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Amateur Hacks Into US Military Computers Looking for UFO and Aliens Truth

An amateur exposed security flaws in US governmental computers to unlock the truth about UFO's and aliens. Sure sounds like they exist. Know he's going to jail or worse.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

'Fans who share music aren't thieves'

Important musicians such as Barenaked Ladies and Avril Lavigne have formed the Canadian Music Creators Coalition to among other things, support fans being sued by the Big Four Organized Music cartel. In their first white paper, the artists say, "Fans who share music are not thieves or pirates. Sharing music has been happening for decades."

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Monday, April 24, 2006

New German Car 157mpg - Only $11,000 Euros

Loremo LS is powered by a... ...turbo diesel engine that will reach a speed of 100 mph and the GT model will reach up to 135 mph with a 0 to 60 mph acceleration of 9 seconds.

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Google Maps Gets Huge Satellite Data Update from Google Earth

Last Friday Google synchronized the Google Maps data with satellite and aerial photos from the Google Earth database. Now all the recent changes in Google Earth are available to Maps users. Here is the most comprehensive list of the changes.

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Amazing Pictures of Manhattan

This guy has some amazing HDR wideangles of Manhattan. Simply... stunning.

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Thursday, April 20, 2006

gTranslate - Translate any text in Firefox

"With gTranslate you can translate any text in a webpage just by selecting and right-clicking over it. The extension uses the Google translation services to translate the text."

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100 Interesting science facts

Some that caught my attention:
-10 percent of all human beings ever born are alive at this very moment.
-There are 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.

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A Tour of Microsoft's Mac Lab

A tour of the Mac Lab at Microsoft - 2000 square feet and LOTS of computers.

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How Evil Are You?

Machiavellianism is the term psychologists use to describe a person's tendency to deceive and manipulate others for gain. So how evil are you? Take this Machiavelli personality test and find out...

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Map Gallery of Religion in the United States

A very interesting and well-put-together set of maps that show the distribution of different religions in the United States in county-level choropleth maps. Give you a really good idea of where different denominations and religions are popular.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

F-Shaped Pattern

People read in F Shaped patterns when browsing the web. Important information for all web developers.

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Man Ticketed For Changing Red Lights To Green

Running late to work, change the lights to keep you from being late.

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TWiT Turns 1 Today!

A year ago a group of disgruntled ex-TechTV employees sat down and recorded The Revenge of The Screen Savers. Little did they know the journey it would take them on and the cult following they would create. Now they have turned one and are showing no sign of slowing down with over 50 episodes and around 10 other shows.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

60% of IM users prefer MSN Messenger

What client do you use for instant messaging? According to a recent study by comScore Networks, there's a decent chance that it's MSN Messenger, which lassoed in 61 percent of worldwide instant messaging (IM) market share.

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Google, eBay And Amazon To AT&T: We'll Build Our Own Network

AT&T and the telcos are threatening to charge Google and other Web sites extortion-type fees unless Google and others pay for adequate bandwidth. But Google and others may soon have this answer for them: No, thanks. We'll build our own fat pipe into customers' homes.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Why A Spider Hanging From A Thread Does Not Rotate

"The extraordinary properties of spider's thread are like a blessing for researchers working on polymers. However, the amazing twisting properties it displays are still not very well understood."

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Monday, April 10, 2006

Wait until June before you buy your Macinteltosh

The price of Intel Core Duo chips is set to plummet on the 28th of May, and there's faster chips coming along anyroadmap. Those include the 2.33GHz T2700, but this is only the start of better things from Chipzilla later this year.

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Friday, April 07, 2006

How to Wow 'Em Like Steve Jobs

A cool article that details Jobs' five keys to a dazzling presentation.

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Telecom companies blocking VoIP calls around the world

"Vonage ran a test. It seems the ISP was blocking the cable modem when the Vonage adapter went into use. I ran a test of my own. I ran pingplotter for 10 minutes: no blockage, then I picked up my Vonage phone and placed a call: immediately there was a 100% blockage on the cable modem. This was a continuous loss as long as the phone was used."

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AT&T forwards all Internet traffic into NSA

"More than just threatening individuals' privacy, AT&T's apparent choice to give the government secret, direct access to millions of ordinary Americans' Internet communications is a threat to the Constitution itself. We are asking the Court to put a stop to it now," said Bankston.

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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Apple Boot Camp Public Beta Announced, Part of 10.5 Leopard

More and more people are buying and loving Macs. To make this choice simply irresistible, Apple will include technology in the next major release of Mac OS X, Leopard, that lets you install and run the Windows XP operating system on your Mac. Called Boot Camp (for now), you can download a public beta today

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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Florida Police Retaliate Against Journalist

After CBS4 News exposed police intimidation of citizens attempting to make complaints against police officers, Broward PBA retaliates by putting the CBS4 journalist's name on a list of criminals to be on the lookout for along with personal information on their website. Cross the cops, get your personal information released on the web.

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Monday, April 03, 2006

Mass of Neutrino Confirmed!

So if certain flavours of the neutrino have mass, then there could be a lot more mass in the universe than before suspected. Don't worry. It's only a theory. Intelligent Universe Weight, another theory, is still espoused by the current White House administration.

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The 50 Greatest Independent Films!

Check out this list. Bound to find some of the coolest movies you'd NEVER seen...

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15,000 layer Photoshop file.

Bert Monroy released his latest Photoshop painting this week after 11 months of work with an estimated 2,000 hours. The attention to detail is amazing in this 10 foot wide poster.

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Friday, March 31, 2006

DIGG.com story on CNN

Wow, opened up CNN.com this morning and there they were!

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The Ultimate Tabbed Menu

A synergistic synthesis of modern web technology to attempt to create the Ultimate Tabbed Menus � for users of all skill levels. The Ultimate Tabbed Menu features well styled tabs, with support for shadows, using a three piece assembly method � somewhat similar to the Sliding Doors technique.

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Macintosh market share has plummeted over 50% during Jobs' current tenure

"Apple's share of the worldwide PC market has tumbled from 4.6 percent in 1996, the year before Jobs returned, to just 2.2 percent in 2005... Gartner puts Apple's 1996 share at 4.6 percent, IDC at 5.1 percent. Market share in 2005 was 2.2 percent from Gartner and 2.3 percent from IDC... Apple's market share peaked at 15.8 percent in 1980...."

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ThinkGeek Does April Fools a Day Early

ThinkGeek.com continues the tradition of coming up with some great fake gear for the tech crowd.

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MySpace removes 200,000 objectionable profiles to calm teen safety fears

MySpaceMySpace.com, the fast-growing community website hugely popular with American teens, has removed 200,000 �objectionable� profiles from its site as it steps up efforts to calm fears about the safety of the network for young users.

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Google TV on the way?!

A rumor is out that involves the possibility of Google TV, a project that could involve the search engine company getting into television advertising, or even a full-blown Google interactive TV service!

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Poor Country has 95% Wi-Fi coverage

Macedonia claims to be the first country of its size to have a broadband wireless network covering 95 per cent of its population. The network, based on Motorola technology, uses WiFi hot-spots to bring high-speed internet access to schools and...

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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Piss-controlled urinal-based video games

This urinal has a pressure-sensitive screen recessed into it -- score points by shooting the moving images onscreen. Can't wait until i see these in bathrooms.

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Life Expectancy Calculator!

This is the test that insurance companies use to calculate your probable life expectancy! This test merely calculates the probability of your life expectancy based on your habits and environment!

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Firefox user blames program for breaking up her engagement

This woman doesn't understand how Windows/Firefox profiles work and leaves her fiance of 5 years after finding info about dating sites he visited. Then she then files a bug about it on Bugzilla.

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Windows vista delayed to 2007

Microsoft has delayed the release of its forthcoming Windows Vista operating system to 2007.

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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Mexico discovers 'huge' oil field

The field is in the Gulf of Mexico, and Mexico says it could be bigger than its largest oil field, Cantarell. Maybe this will stave off peak oil for another year or so...

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Finally, The Windows On Mac Contest Has Been Won. $13,000 Prize!

Contest has been won - updates to follow shortly. All further donations will go into an account to sustain the open source project that will be launched with the initial solution.
Thanks to Journalspace for hosting this contest in our hour of need!

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Scientists Create a New Form of Matter

In this new state of matter, any two of the three atoms--in this case cesium atoms-- repel one another in close proximity. "But when you put three of them together, it turns out that they attract and form a new state," said Cheng Chin, an Assistant Professor in Physics at the University of Chicago.

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Bill Gates mocks MIT's $100 laptop project

Bill Gates on Wednesday mocked a $100 laptop computer for developing countries being developed with the backing of rival Google Inc. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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1 Terabyte of Solid State Hard Drive Space!!

Texas Memory Systems are selling a 1 TB storage solution called the Tera-RamSan. Bandwidth = 24 GB per second, Latency = Less than 14 microseconds. If i could only afford it.

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Man's Life Saved by 'sand' poured into his wounds

The material, called QuikClot, which is issued routinely to police officers in Hillsborough county, Florida, was developed for the US military to cut down the number of soldiers who bleed to death on the battlefield.

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BlackBerry maker RIM runs full page ads to urge patent reform

Days after settling their lawsuit with patent troll NTP, Research In Motion ran full-page ads in the Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post and five other U.S. newspapers urging patent reform and thanking supporters.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Capsaicin (the stuff in peppers) triggers suicide in cancer cells

Capsaicin, the stuff that turns up the heat in jalapeños, not only causes the tongue to burn, it also drives prostate cancer cells to kill themselves.

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In2TV, the first broadband TV network

In2TV, the first broadband TV network, has launched! Watch hundreds of your favorite classic TV shows, free and on demand; updated with new episodes monthly! Catch the shows you grew up with, now online in amazing full-screen quality

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Woz Raises $150 Million For, Well, Nobody Knows

Looking to capitalize on the Apple halo effect, three former company executives, including co-founder Steve Wozniak, took their new company, Acquicor Technology, public yesterday in an IPO raising $150 million.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Cable Companies: We'll Kill VoIP

Cable companies in the U.S. and Canada may be moving to squash one of the biggest threats to their future expansion --- VoIP. A Canadian cable company is already charging customers a premium for using competing VoIP products, and users are complaining that Comcast is purposely degrading the quality of Vonage connections.

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Thursday, March 09, 2006

Ubuntu voted 'Linux distribution of the year'

This is the latest in a long line of awards that Ubuntu has racked up over the last six months, an impressive achievement considering that the distribution is less than two years old.

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Liquid Water On Saturns Moons!

NASA's Cassini spacecraft may have found evidence of liquid water reservoirs that erupt in Yellowstone-like geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus. The rare occurrence of liquid water so near the surface raises many new questions about the mysterious moon.

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MS vaccine testing to start in US

"A US company is set to begin a trial of a vaccine which it claims halts the progress of multiple sclerosis. PharmaFrontiers is to test its tailor-made vaccine on 100 patients with MS, after a small-scale study showed promise. The degenerative disease attacks the nervous system and affects 2.5m people worldwide, of which 1% die each year."

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Comcast to up speeds to 16Mbit down / 1Mbit up

According to a post on Broadbandreports.com, Comcast has begun to rollout speed increases for its gold package to 16Mbit down / 1Mbit up. Finally!

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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

IBM Not To Use Vista - But Will Move to Linux Desktops

Andreas Pleschek also told that IBM has canceled their contract with Microsoft as of October this year. That means that IBM will not use Windows Vista for their desktops. Beginning from July, IBM employees will begin using IBM Workplace on their new, Red Hat-based platform.

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Proof: Humans Are Still Evolving!

University of Chicago researchers say they`ve found approximately 700 regions of the human genome where genes appear to have been reshaped by natural selection within the past 5,000 to 15,000 years!

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Open Office 2.02 Released

Although not updated on the official website yet, Filehippo reports that Open Office 2.02 is released and their download link works.

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Microsoft Live.com - Gets a Makeover

Live.com got a pretty nice...site update.

Microsoft is smoothing over the UI which is reflective of Windows Vista and Media Center OS themes.

The new functionality and design looks pretty sweet.

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Canada ISPs just as greedy as USA ISPs....SURPRISE!!!!

Shaw wants its high-speed net customers to pay a $10 "quality of service enhancement" fee if they use a VoIP phone service. Shaw argues that its fee is necessary to maintain the quality of independent VoIP services.

When the CBC tried to find out WTF!?!
Shaw did not immediately return a telephone call to its head office in Calgary.

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Daily Show available on iTunes!

Multi-pass. Pay $9.99 and get 16 episodes. One each week. Think of them as Paid-for podcasts.

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Mac OS X Hacker challenge is over.

38 hours, nobody hacked it. Under fire from intermittent DOS attacks, nessus scans, ssh dictionary attacks and much else.

The difference to the other competition? Nobody had local access to the machine except the machine's owners, as it would be in a realistic situation.

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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Counterfeit Flash Drives Plague eBay

Lately there has been a huge increase in the number of counterfeit flash drives on eBay. Sellers claim to be selling large drives (e.g 8GB) from name brand companies, like Sony, but they are actually 64MB drives that have been re-labeled. These drives usually break within a few weeks of being purchase. Please digg this to stop the scammers!

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Monday, March 06, 2006

Toronto to become wireless hotspot

Toronto Hydro Corp. will announce Tuesday that it plans to turn Canada's largest city into one giant wireless hotspot, directly challenging the country's major mobile phone carriers for a chunk of the $8 billion a year wireless market.

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Amazing Google Vid- "Quantum Physics Double Slit Experiment"

This experiment shows the really mysterious behavior of quantam particles. Electrons behaving like waves and then like marbles? Mind blowingly cool.

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Canada has the highest online music piracy rate per capita in the world

When they're not growing weed, playing hockey, or having gay marriages, Canadians are busy stealing music more than anyone else in the world, and it's hurting the music selling biz in Canada. Oh noes!

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Thursday, March 02, 2006

New Vista Build 5308.60 Released!

Only days ofter 5308 was released, it has been "released" again!
This recompile of 5308 is faster, sleeker, cleaner, and better than ever.
This is the FIRST time MS has EVER followed a Vista build with another, just days later.. Especially not two CTPs in a row!

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High Speed Defragmentation Tool

This program bypasses Windows safety tools that makes defragmentation slow.

Very high defragmentation speed, efficiency and ease of use.

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ABC's Shows Will Be Free on iTunes

Ad-supported iTunes Video of Grey's Anatomy, Lost and Desp Housewives. Guess they figured out, finally, that advertisers will pay more than the consumer...

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sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads!

Remote controlled cyborg shark-bots... Engineers funded by the US military have created a neural implant designed to enable a shark's brain signals to be manipulated remotely.

Frickin' laser beams!

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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Canadian ISP is throttling Bittorrent traffic

"The Canadian ISP “ROGERS” (one of the country's largest) has started to kill all bittorrent traffic on their network, and even some P2P apps. Looks like it's time to change to rival BELL.

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Canadian ISP is throttling Bittorrent traffic

"The Canadian ISP “ROGERS” (one of the country's largest) has started to kill all bittorrent traffic on their network, and even some P2P apps. Looks like it's time to change to rival BELL.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Why Windows Vista Won't Suck

There's a lot of confusion about Windows Vista these days. Many online discussion forums have a great number of users who express no desire to upgrade to Vista.

ExtremeTech pulls it all together and tell you why they're excited about Vista with a list of what's new and improved in Microsoft's next generation OS and why you should care about it.

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New York Times sues Pentagon over domestic spying

The New York Times sued the U.S. Defense Department on Monday demanding that it hand over documents about the National Security Agency's domestic spying program.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

How they named companies

Lists how many of the corporations got their names. Read on, its good fun. For example: Xerox- The inventor, Chestor Carlson, named his product trying to say `dry'.

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Faster than Fiber

A new wireless technology could beat fiber optics for speed in some applications.

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Office 2007 Screenshots

Screenshots of the new Office 2007 Beta Suite.

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Windows bumps Unix as top server OS

Windows narrowly bumped Unix in 2005 to claim the top spot in server sales for the first time, according to a new report from IDC.

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Monday, February 20, 2006

Washington Post accidentially exposes their anonymous botnet hacker

Thanks to photo metadata, he's a sitting duck.

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Re-creating what our first president really looked like in 3-dimensions.

The face on the one-dollar bill is not the real George Washington. So say experts who are re-creating what our first president really looked like in 3-dimensions. As this ScienCentral News video explains, they are not only bringing him to life, but also restoring his youth.

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I.B.M. Researchers Find a Way to Keep Moore's Law on Pace

An advance in chip-making that could pave the way for new generations of superchips. The development, which comes from materials research in the design of advanced lenses and related technologies, will make it possible to create semiconductors with wires thinner than 30 nanometers, one-third the width in today's industry-standard chips.

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Evolving Humans Were At The BOTTOM Of The Food Chain

The popular view of our ancient ancestors as hunters who conquered all in their way is wrong, researchers have told a major US science conference. Instead, they argue, early humans were on the menu for predatory beasts.

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Ubuntu Dapper adds graphical installer goodness

Dapper Drake flight cd 4 is out, and the big change is the addition of a graphical installer called Espresso (about time too). The iso's are available at http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/dapper/flight-4/. Also hints of another Ubuntu-based distro.

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Friday, February 17, 2006

10 Reasons to Buy Windows Vista

All this is not to say that Vista is a slam-dunk and everyone should be running out to buy it as soon as Microsoft takes the wraps off. Be sure to read the "Five Things That Will Give You Pause" at the end of the article as well.

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The Physics of Time Travel - Real or Fable?

Physicists have always scoffed at the idea of time travel, considering it to be the realm of cranks, mystics, and charlatans, and with good reason. However, rather remarkable advances in quantum gravity are reviving the theory...

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The Physics of Time Travel - Real or Fable?

Physicists have always scoffed at the idea of time travel, considering it to be the realm of cranks, mystics, and charlatans, and with good reason. However, rather remarkable advances in quantum gravity are reviving the theory...

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Dell sues web designer because he has the same name.

Paul Dell builds web sites. So, he has had a URL stating as much: dellwebsites.com. Somehow, Dell, the giant computer vendor thinks that people would be confused by that is and is suing for 100,000 Euros in damages. This link will take you to the fundraising web site.

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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Students at MIT give flying car a shot

An SUV with retractable wings could make 100- to 500-mile jumps and carry two people and luggage on a single tank of gas.

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Babies have an innate ability to do simple maths

Even before babies learn to talk they have a bit of a grasp of maths, according to new research concluding that infants may have an abstract sense of numerical concepts.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Prostitutes call for ban on GTA

Seems like pretty much everybody is attacking GTA nowadays.

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Patrick Norton Previews Microsoft Vista Beta on DLTV

"FINALLY!!! A Windows Vista tour. Patrick spent the weekend making sure the install worked. Needless to say, he was was able to get a teeny, tiny bit of sleep." The problem was "a bad install disc."

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Apple Seeks (Poetic) Justice

This is absolutely hilarious. Apple included a secret poem in OS X 10.4.4 for hackers to find... which Maxxuss obviously did. Also check out the OSx86 Project's response. Good times.

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Pics of Nissan Terranaut reveal vehicle perfect for Picard and his crew

Nissan of Europe has released a bevy of images showing every nook and cranny of its upcoming Geneva-bound concept, the Terranaut. The 4x4, according to the company, was designed for �scientists, geologists, archaeologists or adventurers� whose office is the great outdoors.

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Microsoft: Upgraded Motherboard = New Windows Licence

Microsoft wants you to buy a new Windows licence every time you upgrade your motherboard. Microsoft changed its licence agreement to reflect this policy change.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Apple's OSx86 10.4.4 Security Broken

Happy Valentine's Day... from Maxxuss. According to The OSx86 Project, the "hacking guru" has broken Apple's security measures in OS X 10.4.4, which were stronger than all previous releases comb