Apple has finally fixed a problem it had in initial promotional videos for the iPad. According to MacRumors.com, the first releases of these videos showed Flash applications properly loading within the Safari browser rather than showing the blue “no flash” button. This sparked up some conversation …continue reading
Archives for January 2010
After the story concerning the possibility of speeding the DNS lookup earlier today, I happened to see a story concerning the tracks that a browser can leave across the internet, and a tool from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Have you ever wondered why so many …continue reading
In an effort to make the act of getting to an IP address faster, Google would like a method of DNS lookup to change, saving some of the time as the various requests make their hops across the different nodes.
The parties against the changes …continue reading
Steve Jobs appear to be getting more grumpy as he ages, or is it that he may be suffering from health issues, that has caused him to sling mud towards Google and Adobe. After his introduction of his newest table computer called the iPad, he …continue reading
So says a student that did an analysis from Princeton University. Though the sample he chose was small, and could be argued as not truly representative, many of us know that the figure would be high, if not anywhere near 99%.
What might be interesting …continue reading
Intel and Micron have a joint venture in which the companies are promising us cheaper SSD in the fourth quarter of the year. The companies have reduced the size of the transistors to an unbelievable 25nm with the hope of being able to produce drives …continue reading
One of the problems I pointed out immediately, when the second e-reader broke, was the problem with the constriction of DRM. It was not unreasonable to expect DRM to be found on these devices, however unwelcome, and might not have been a problem had any …continue reading
Though there are some of the best security features already found in Google Chrome, the Chrome blog tells of new additions on the way that will make the security tighter still. Some of the add-ons are stated to be in other browsers such as Internet …continue reading
When Apple originally introduced their 8GB model iPhone, it was priced at $599. Sixty days later, Apple reduced the price by $200 to $399. I recall when this happened there was an outcry by the first early adopters who had paid full price. Apple gave …continue reading
Can you really buy a 6′ HDMI cable for only $6.25? At Amazon they have their own in store brand for this price and the cables are shielded and have gold plated connectors.
Amazon describes the cable as:
Product Features Ships in Amazon Frustration-Free …continue reading
Multitasking is one “feature” I have surely been taking for granted. Multitasking has been one of the greatest personal computing innovations since the graphic user interface. Sitting at your Mac or PC right now, try to imagine only being able to do one thing at …continue reading
While the figures are somewhat more believable than the outlandish numbers claimed every time someone wanted a tally on the number of copies of Vista sold, one still must remember that when Microsoft states sold, the number is an amalgam of multiple revenue streams, and …continue reading
Google has said that from March 1 some of its applications will fail to operate “properly” for those who are browsing the site using Internet Explorer 6.
The company has said that the first services which the company will no longer support will be Google …continue reading
Your facial expression may tell the world what you are thinking or feeling. But it also affects your ability to understand written language related to emotions, according to research that was presented today to the Society for Personal and Social Psychology in Las Vegas, …continue reading
It is well known that smokers damage their health by directly inhaling cigarette smoke. Now, research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Environmental Health has shown that they are at additional risk from breathing environmental tobacco smoke, contrary to the prevailing assumption that …continue reading
A study of animals visible to the naked eye and living in and on the seabed – the ‘macrobenthos’ – of the Straits of Magellan and Drake Passage will help scientists understand the biodiversity, biogeography and ecology of the Magellanic region.
“The biodiversity data …continue reading
The lunacy in our country continues as the group PETA wants to have Punxsutawney Phil replaced by a robotic groundhog. The group seems to feel that exploiting the rodent should cease and that Phil needs to retire in style. In his place the group wants …continue reading
In an effort to make their products as secure as possible, Google is launching a reward program. The program will be for both their Google Chromium and Google Chrome browser for any security bug reported. The rewards are from $500 to $1,337 and Google explains …continue reading
Enter the world of desktop manufacturing with MAKE! Issue 21 offers the know-how you need to make three-dimensional parts with inexpensive computer-controlled manufacturing equipment. Perfect for individuals and small groups, these detailed how-to articles cover the use of both additive (RepRap, CandyFab) and …continue reading
I was surfing around this morning when I stumbled onto the Crucial memory site, which was touting the benefits of SSD [Solid-State Drives] vs the traditional mechanical hard drives most of us use. There is no doubt about it. SSD’s are the future and do …continue reading