In the same way that their firewall helps keep your system safe from intruders, and their registry cleaner keeps the inevitable cruft from piling up in your Windows registry, Comodo now brings a way to handle your program installs, uninstalls, and device driver …continue reading
Archives for July 2010
Stronger suction is required to smoke “electronic cigarettes” — marketed as tobacco-free nicotine delivery systems — than conventional brands, with possible adverse effects on human health, researchers at the University of California, Riverside report.
The researchers used a smoking machine to compare the smoking properties …continue reading
Scientists have developed a new version of a medication, first isolated from the saliva of sea snails, that could be taken in pill form to relieve the most severe forms of pain as effectively as morphine but without risking addiction. An article on the topic …continue reading
Ever notice some people seem to eat anything they want and never gain a pound, while others seem to gain weight just by looking at fattening foods? You may be seeing things correctly after all. According to research published in the July 2010 issue …continue reading
Free HD. Free for 5 months. Free DVR. Free this and free that. Between DirecTV and Dish, these two companies blatantly shade the truth in their advertising. But the people from Miami-Dade are taking on DirecTV and claim the advertisements are false and mislead consumers. …continue reading
Calling it a “tool” the programming staff at Microsoft has stated they will release it on Monday, making the LNK file problems go away forever.
At least that is the theory.
When I read the details today, in Ars Technica, I was immediately struck by …continue reading
How well would Microsoft do with developing Windows and related products, on the same kind of budget seen with the companies who produce various Linux distros? Exactly, we’d never see a release as Microsoft lacks that kind of open source infrastructure. While they do …continue reading
As a software engineer, you recognize at some point that there’s much more to your career than dealing with code. Is it time to become a manager? Tell your boss he’s a jerk? Join that startup? Author Michael Lopp recalls his own make-or-break moments …continue reading
Redbox continues its quest to be your low price movie rental source by adding Blu-ray movies for only $1.50 a night.
With some 13,000 kiosks nationwide, the company is planning to double that number by year’s end.
But before you run out to your local …continue reading
Amazon has been pleasantly surprised that eBooks have taken off and now outsell hardback books. The company is now selling a new and improved Kindle that it claims is smaller, faster, lighter, and has 50% better contrast. In addition the new Kindle Wi-Fi only version …continue reading