I was reading an article about a Norwegian protester, his group’s goals… “Their right to party, dance and be naked.” Normally this would not be too much of an issue, but he wants to insure his right to do so publicly. Quite a …continue reading
When setting up a network for a home or small business, there are several choices. Fast [or 100Mb] ethernet, Gigabit ethernet, wireless networking, in a few flavors, or Powerline, using the power conductors that every structure has.
The choice is usually a compromise in every …continue reading
Reports of iPhone activation problems are surfacing. An example is the report filed by Jim Dalrymple for PCWorld:
“When I tried to activate my account, I got an error message announcing that my account was incompatible with the iPhone. I called AT&T and explained the …continue reading
Michael over at AppleGazette reports he bought an iPhone at an AT&T store that turned out to be defective. Worse, AT&T doesn’t want to do anything to help or take the product back.
Yesterday Michael wrote, “…I also called the AT&T store where I purchased …continue reading
One way to check to see if your personal information has been compromised is to use an annual credit check. This is a free service. You are allowed to check once every calendar year, without charge. The credit reports can be supplied by Experian, Equifax …continue reading
Credit Reporting Firms Attempt To Block States As They Step In To Protect the Consumer from Identity Theft
Since 2005, 155 million consumer records have been reported breached as a result of newly instituted state-data-loss notification laws that require companies, universities, hospitals, government agencies, and merchants to report all suspected breaches of consumer credit information. This is terrifying given that Gartner, banking …continue reading
Thank goodness this doesn’t come with smells like the upcoming My Name Is Earl smell-o-vision episode then it would be impossible to play without craving chocolate. You may want to play Chocolatier on a full stomach with the graphics clearly showing every delicious ingredient …continue reading
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is answering Intel. In August, it will launch the quad-core ‘Barcelona’ processors:
“The first Barcelona models, formally called Quad-Core Opteron, will run at clock frequencies up to 2GHz and will be available in standard and low-power versions. Faster models, both of …continue reading
Firefox updated to version 184.108.40.206. The update must have been significant because some of the less well known add-ons are rendered inoperable. For my Firefox setup, such extensions as Scrollbar Anywhere, Plain Text Links and some others are not compatible with Firefox 220.127.116.11. Perhaps, in …continue reading
Last week, Qualcomm once again got no ‘love’ from the court system, with another refusal by the International Trade Commission for relief from the bar on sales of its CDMA chipsets. The ban is based on the successful defense by Broadcom concerning their patent rights.
Today …continue reading
Microsoft Game Studios today announced that the highly anticipated role-playing game (RPG) “Blue Dragon” will ship to retailers throughout North America on August 28 for the estimated retail price of $59.99. Rated “T” for “Teen,” “Blue Dragon” will usher in the next generation of RPG …continue reading
Dragon’s Lair: The fantasy adventure where you become a valiant knight, on a quest to rescue the fair princess from the clutches of an evil dragon. You control the actions of a daring adventurer, finding his way through the castle of a dark wizard, who …continue reading
Growing from a community that wanted more from their operating system, the Nexenta operating system is designed by those who wish to include the greatest power of the Unix platform, with the ease of use of Ubuntu, and the polish of Microsoft Windows.
The core …continue reading
In a move that suggests sales are not what was expected or desired, Microsoft has released what has been dubbed Office Pro VHD. This is 30 day trialware of the 2 latest large offerings from Redmond, Vista and Office Professional 2007.
The difference from any …continue reading
The Free Software Foundation has released version 3 of their General Public license which is directed at addressing some of the issues that the FSF fears threatens free software. But the main purpose may have been to stem the tide of those Linux distributors who …continue reading