Archives for November 2005

Security threats of the 21st century

As I read through the latest tech news, I find myself pondering the likelihood of computer viruses being something that will become passe as time marches on.

Robot or Human? Here’s ACTROID

“No mom, she’s not a piece of hardware for my PC. She’s my date for the Prom!” From the looks of this ‘Actroid’ below, this might very well become a real conversation in the near future…

The Cyberhand

To someone who has sustained an injury to a limb, this sort of cyber technology could very well be a life changing experience.

Blu-ray Plans to Be Revealed at CES

For the folks working with Blu-ray, it sounds like things are on track for spring. That, and the showing of their stuff at CES.

The Blu-ray DVD group said on Tuesday it still planned to roll out a high-definition disc format in spring 2006, though …continue reading

Would You Believe… A Chip-Controlled Butter Dish?

Wow, this might very well be the proof that we need to show that we’ve all lost our minds here. Butter dishes with brains…now I have seen everything.

A first look at the GP2X

While some folks might say that the GP2X is a must have, I would have to agree with the ending comments made below. Wait, there are still bugs to be worked out…

How-To: Stream almost anything using VLC

Curious about streaming video yet not sure where to begin? If you are looking at doing it from the hobbyist perspective, then this article below might just what you are looking for.

When one OS is just not going to cut it

You have to admit it. Sometimes it just pays to use VMware. While I’d hardly say that it is perfect, I would suggest that it can save time when used properly.

How Do Scammers Exploit Store Gift Cards?

There’s always an angle, right? Always a mechanism by which criminals can exploit the system for their own gain, often at the price of innocent consumers being hurt or defrauded. The rise of plastic gift cards that you see at stores like Victoria’s Secret and …continue reading

Mail Backup in Gnome Evolution

Speaking as a Thunderbird user myself, I was wondering about the ability to backup email from Evolution in Linux. Thanks to the article below, I now having a working guide. Oh wait, never mind. It looks like I am back to square one much as …continue reading

Learn More About a Site

Ever find yourself wanting to know more about the Web site that you are on? If you are one of these people, this is the Firefox extension for you. Maybe you own a few of your own Web sites and you want to track all …continue reading

Firefox Driving Directions

Who ever knew that Firefox could be so handy when you are lost? Well, let us not get lost before we get good use out of this Firefox extension. MapIt! highlights an address and gets a map and driving directions using your favorite online …continue reading

Make Free PC Video Calls With Skype’s New Software

In an effort to remain competitive, Skype has added video calling to its VoIP software. It’s a good start, wonder if it is enough to compete though…

CMS market metrics muddle

Metrics or size. This is a common issue when looking at a Web endeavor. Sure, there are always variables to consider. But I believe that the points brought up below deal with the issue of CMS trends better than I could myself…

ALAXALA Networks Taps IDT Network Search Engine for New High-End AX7800S Series Switches

Between Hitachi and NEC, ALAXALA, it is safe to say that there are some major changes underway. Why, just take IDT 75N43102 NSE as one such example…

Social Activism Meets the Bottom Line

Creating public awareness while increasing ROI? “Who’d thunk it?” Why, the minds behind the apparently…

Vivisimo Launches Japanese-Language Clustering Search Engine

A new Japanese search engine with a twist. Clustering has gained momentum and Vivisimo is working to capitalize on this trend.

4Sight Media, LLC – The only search engine optimization firm solely dedicated to locator services

These folks strike me as serious in regard to making the best tool available for those needing access to SEO abilities. Some of the options being offered are rather impressive.

For The Man Who Has Everything – The V8 Snowblower

It’s winter and that means that the real men who loved our coverage of the Hemi Grill need a wintertime outlet. Rest easy. Here’s one for the snow and sleet – a V8 Snowblower.

“Kai Grundt’s V8 snow blower raises the bar on the …continue reading

The Giveaway to End All Giveaways

Santa Chris is comin’ to town again, but this time he’s aimin’ on stayin’ longer than your average Christmas tree. We launched The Chris Pirillo Show almost a year ago and have been broadcasting live on the Internet almost every Thursday night. We’ve certainly …continue reading

Mac mini Home Theater System?

Are you itching to ditch that name-brand DVR and install an Intel-powered home entertainment computer? It sounds like something big (and small) may be just around the corner …

Develop Multi-Platform Games Using Game Editor v. 1.3.3

Makslane Rodrigues has released Game Editor v. 1.3.3, a powerful Windows game creation application that lets you design and create exciting, interactive games for the Windows, Pocket PC, Windows Mobile, Smartphone, and Linux markets. You can share your games with family and friends, or sell …continue reading

PS2 Shipments Reach 100 Million Units

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) announced today that cumulative worldwide shipment of PlayStation 2 had reached 100 million units as of November 29th, 2005, breaking the record as the fastest computer entertainment platform to reach this remarkable figure. This achievement comes within 5 years and …continue reading

IEMA Reaction Statement re Clinton/Lieberman Game Bill

The impetus for this piece of legislation appears as fundamentally misguided as it is fatally-flawed. The IEMA retailers committed voluntarily to a self-regulatory enforcement system substantially similar to the motion picture business, which the very same legislators hold up as the “Gold Standard.” While our …continue reading

Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga Goes Gold

Matrix Games in association with Worlds Apart Productions has released the final information on what will be contained in The Harbinger Saga expansion of Star Chamber. Star Chamber is a highly acclaimed strategic trading card game set in a sci-fi themed …continue reading

College Hoops 2K6 In Stores Now

2K Sports, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today that College Hoops 2K6 for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system is now available in stores across North America. College Hoops 2K6, also available for the Xbox video game and entertainment …continue reading

Wipe Drive Personal

Your sold, donated or discarded computer could cost you thousands!

Formatting your hard drive DOES NOT erase your data!

Don’t give away your personal information with your old PC. Over the past five years, one in four households was victimized by identity theft. If you …continue reading

RIM Just Got Reamed

Big corporate law suits are always messy and when they end, it usually isn’t pretty. Point in case, today’s ruling on the NTP vs RIM has Research In Motion possibly having to pay out over a billion dollars. Yes, that’s billion. NTP feels that RIM’s …continue reading

Leprechaun Repellent & Guaranteed SEO Companies

When researching SEO companies, it is tempting to choose any company willing to offer guaranteed SEO services. It is human nature – people love a guarantee. This holds especially true for purchases where the buyer is purchasing something outside of his or her area of …continue reading

The Zen of Scoring It Cheaper

I’ve really been eying the Creative Zen Portable Media Center since it first came out but $500 is way too much for something I wouldn’t use too often. Heck, I don’t think it’s even worth it for daily use. Well I guess I’m not the …continue reading