Archives for May 2010

‘Quit Facebook Day’ More Popular on Twitter Than Facebook

Well today was the big day, the day that thousands of users said that they would be quitting Facebook. Although my personal beliefs are that very few have followed through, it has brought quite a laugh to other social network users.

A trending topic …continue reading

USB Displays – Who Needs Them?

I love a nice, big display for my computer. It’s just going to make everything I work on that day more crisp and easier to see. But when it comes to USB displays, I am not sure whether there is really a market just yet.

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Could The Tesla Electric Car Be The Next DeLorean?

The Tesla is one of the most advanced electric vehicles on the market. Its two-door roadster is an amazing machine that can go from 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. The range of the roadster using battery power only is some 244 miles. Unfortunately, this …continue reading

Student Uses Pedal Power To Create Novel Machine

An innovative bicycle-powered water pump, created by a student at the University of Sheffield, has proved a huge success and is now in regular production in Guatemala, transforming the lives of rural residents.

Jon Leary, 24, a MEng student in the University’s Department of Mechanical …continue reading

UBC Researcher Decodes Rembrandt's 'Magic'

A University of British Columbia researcher has uncovered what makes Rembrandt’s masterful portraits so appealing.

In the study, published in the current issue of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s arts and sciences journal Leonardo, UBC researcher Steve DiPaola argues that Rembrandt may have pioneered …continue reading

Experimental Treatment Protects Monkeys From Lethal Ebola Virus Post-Exposure

Scientists using tiny particles of genetic material to interfere in the replication process of the deadly Ebola virus have successfully prevented monkeys exposed to that virus from dying of hemorrhagic fever. The proof-of-concept study, published in this week’s issue of The Lancet, suggests that …continue reading


For many of us, watching movies is something that we enjoy. While there may be certain movies that we absolutely love from beginning to end, more often than not our movie memories consist of certain scenes that we enjoyed. We can all probably name specific …continue reading

Use Alt To Find Shortcuts In Word 2007

With all the shortcuts available in Word 2007, it’s difficult to remember most of them. Fortunately, you don’t need to! Word 2007 makes it simple to access shortcuts when you don’t remember them.

Just hold down the ALT key and within a second or two …continue reading

Stop The Ringing In Your Ears

Tinnitus researcher Geoff Barker writes:

It was about 7 years ago now that I had a serious case of Tinnitus myself. It really drove me nuts and I was determined to find out how to stop the ringing.

I spent thousands of …continue reading

Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway

Get your Web security, network perimeter security, and application layer security gateway up and running smoothly. This indispensible, single-volume reference details the features and capabilities of Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG). You’ll gain the real-world insights, implementation and configuration best practices, and …continue reading

Rapid Product Development With Actel’s ARM-Based SmartFusion And Micrium’s C/OS-III

This Web seminar takes place on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 at 11:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time. Select Register to attend this event.

Are you interested in learning about Actel’s SmartFusion device and using it to develop with a real-time kernel, or just interested in …continue reading

New Jersey Says No More Mail In Rebates!

The folks in New Jersey have a bill that would eliminate those nasty mail in rebates. You know the drill. You buy an item, take it home, cut out the UPC, fill out a form and mail it in. Maybe, just maybe in 6, 8, …continue reading

IRS Has its Hand Out Again

That old saw about the two things everyone must do – pay taxes and die – is exactly correct. It is certain that the taxman will come before, and after, each of us dies, and from the looks of some things, he will be coming …continue reading

3G Calling Now Available for Skype on The iPhone

Early this morning Skype released an update to their popular iPhone application. This update now allows Skype users to make voice calls over their carrier’s 3G network, allowing you to make phone calls on Skype from just about anywhere.

This all comes after a couple …continue reading

Storing Your Precious Photos & Videos On CD Or DVD May Not Be Wise

In what is going to be disturbing news to those who are storing their precious photos, videos or data on CD or DVD, it seems that the disks could become useless in 5 years or less. It was always assumed that CD and DVD disks …continue reading

Avatar Movie Review

Back in December 2009 Avatar was released in theaters and I neglected to go to the movie because it was over two hours long. Well I was wrong, this is possible one of the best movies I have seen to date. I have found nothing …continue reading

Google Sued For Wrong Walking Directions On Google Maps

What should be a very interesting case to follow, involves a woman who is suing Google for what she claims was bad directions she was given by Google maps. What is also of interest is that the woman was using what she claims were walking …continue reading

The Doctors Who’ll Do Your Diagnosis Via Webcam

Health problems and the internet were never meant to go together. An ever recurring problem surfaces when a person happens to type some of their symptoms in their favorite search engine. Something as simple as tapping “flu-like symptoms, pain in shoulder” into Google will return …continue reading

960×640 To Be The New iPhone’s Resolution

According to (via, the brand new iPhone, which is expected to be released in late June, will feature a 960×640 screen resolution. The website had apparently gotten their hands on the iPhone screen and magnified it using a microscope.

The fact that …continue reading

Should YouTube Allow Videos To Exceed 10 Minutes?

When I first read this New York Times article I was quite reluctant to believe the fact that the everyday user leaves YouTube once they’ve finished watching a single video. Furthermore, statistics show that an average YouTube viewer only stays on the Web site …continue reading

Microsoft Bing Taking Over iPhone Search

Microsoft Bing is rumored to replace Google in the next version of the iPhone operating system to be released in June, mulitple sources, including a high level source who claims to have been briefed on the matter. We’re not calling this more than a rumor …continue reading

Internet Explorer 6 Must Be Destroyed, Says Microsoft

The folks at Microsoft have a huge task before them, since they are intent on destroying every trace of Internet Explorer 6 from the planet. Their problem is going to be monumental since Internet Explorer 6 is the second most popular browser in the world. …continue reading

Data Protection In The Time Of No Backups

In this time, when data is more important than ever, and there is so much more of it we need to be able to consistently retrieve, why is it that the average person does no backup of important data at all?

No excuses now. And …continue reading

4 In 10 People Would Exchange Their Laptop For A Tablet

Apple’s iPad WiFi version was launched in the United States at the start of April and within one month over one million units had been sold to Americans waiting to get their hands on the latest touch-screen tech on the market. The iPad is the …continue reading

Microsoft Windows Mobile Shortcomings

Ballmer is the worst thing to happen to Microsoft since Windows Me. His incompetence is almost mind blowing most days. Never mind the fact that Apple is now worth more; we see the leadership at Microsoft continuing to make the same …continue reading

Microsoft Tag – Another Digital Convergence Fail?

At first blush, the Microsoft Tag program sounds incredibly familiar to another program of roughly 10 years ago. The company was called Digital Convergence Corporation, and the idea seemed extremely logical and useful. Was it a case of a product before its time, or is …continue reading

Google Chrome Alerts

Just like Chrome extensions for Chrome browser users, now Chrome 5 is said to have notifications to alert users of different things such as email.

Now the real question is what developers will do with this new ability? Alerts, appointments, the options are …continue reading

IE6 As A Content Blocker

Sometimes businesses do something so foolish, it’s mind blowing. Well the fact is that some businesses looking to block their employees from using social networking sites like Facebook, are doing so by keeping with IE6 as their default browser.

Its insane. Rather than …continue reading

Mark Zuckerberg Donates To Facebook-clone

This is news to me, that Facebook had made contributions to the open source community? But according to this article, that is exactly what Mark Zuckerberg is saying.

Apparently he made some contribution to the Diaspora project, adding to a sizable amount of …continue reading

Governmental Fail: Hilarious and Otherwise


I just watched President Giveaway claim full responsibility for BP’s oil spill, stating that the buck stopped with him.

Gee, thanks, Bub.  About six weeks after the explosion that sank the rig, polluting the place worse than the Exxon Valdez, the president takes …continue reading