Comodo Will Help You Manage Your Computer

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

Predictive Text in OS X

Have you ever watched TV with the closed captioning turned on? If you have then you might have wondered how in the world the person on the other end could type the words that fast. Sure there is a bit of a delay with live …continue reading

Electronic Cigarettes Require More Suction Than Conventional Brands

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

Sea Snail Saliva May Become New Treatment For Most Severe Pain

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

Why Fad Diets Work Well For Some, But Not Others

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

Miami-Dade Protection Consumer Agency Sues DirectTV For False Advertising & Improper Disclosure

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

OLPC Founder Offers Help To Make $35 Tablet

Now before anyone else, I’ll get the joke out of the way – Mr. Negroponte is going to show them how to turn the $35 tablet into a $70 tablet… ba dum bum.

Seriously, the help of OLPC in getting the thing off the ground …continue reading

Opera 10.61 RC1 Released

The actual release of this was on Wednesday, July 28, but I did not post right away just in case there were problems.

I’m not exactly sure why, but the entire Opera team had taken a well-deserved time off after the run up to 10.60 …continue reading

Divorce Lawyers Love Using Facebook Entries As Evidence

Last week I made comment about why we should watch what we post online, but now there is further evidence how such posts can come back to haunt us. Divorce attorneys use online social networking entries as evidence in divorce cases. Some of what people …continue reading

A Whole New App Store

With the success seen with the iPad and iPhone, there has been quite a push for alternatives to the official App Store as we know it. Different alternatives have been met with various success. Most of them are appearing with jailbroken iPhones.

Today we have …continue reading

Microsoft To Release LNK Fix On Monday

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

Microsoft Needs A Linux Diet

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

Google vs. Yelp Tension Building

Why can’t Yelp and Google just get along? According to Yelp’s own CEO, there is tension building up between the two companies. Seems that not all is well between Google and Yelp these days.

The likely problem is that in many ways, both …continue reading

openSUSE 11.3 Has Released

Haven’t been much of a SuSE fan in years considering their past painfully long and tedious installation DVDs (seriously, like I am downloading this). But the news on the street is that OpenSuSE is going to blow away expectation and quite possibly, …continue reading

What To Know Before Switching To Linux

So you’ve been giving serious thought to switching to Linux. Truth is now more than ever, it’s easier. But this doesn’t always translate into a standard experience for everyone who tries it. Linux is not for everyone.

For the most part, this …continue reading

Secrets The Web Holds

Privacy online. Once something expected is now a fable from the past. A bed time story at best, as explained by this article on how easily tracked we are today online.

To make matters worse, we are seeing a substantial increase in websites …continue reading

GetGlue

Most of us enjoy good movies, books, and music, but keeping up with everything out there that’s old and new is a full-time job. Unfortunately, each one of us only has a certain amount of time that we can devote to entertainment, so it …continue reading

Mishap: An Accidental Haunting

The Burtons have just moved into a beautiful new home, which just happens to be haunted!

Now it’s up to you to help them deal with some particularly unfortunate ghosts as you search for objects hidden throughout over 30 beautifully illustrated rooms. Assemble …continue reading

The Geeks’ Guide To World Domination: Be Afraid, Beautiful People

Sorry, beautiful people. These days, from government to business to technology to Hollywood, geeks rule the world.

Finally, The Geeks’ Guide to World Domination is the book that no self-respecting geek can live without — a guide jam-packed with many short entries both …continue reading

Turn Off Overtype Mode In Word 2007

If you press the Insert key on the keyboard while typing in Word, you’ll soon notice that existing text is erased as you type. When you press the Insert key, Word goes into Overtype mode, which means as you add new text, Word overwrites …continue reading

Blueprint For Outlook

If you have ever printed an email within Outlook, you likely noticed that you have very limited printing options. For example, you cannot print a selection of an email but rather are forced to print it in its entirety.

Blueprint for Outlook is an add-on …continue reading

Stop Grinding Your Teeth

Are you literally grinding away your teeth without even knowing it?

Are you aware of your teeth grinding but think there’s nothing you can do about it?

How can you tell if you have Bruxism?

Painful teeth in the morning You jaw hurts …continue reading

Being Geek: The Software Developer’s Career Handbook

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

Best Buy to Offer Clearwire WiMax

As someone who has used WiMax, I must say that the deployment I saw was pretty sad compared to anything but dial-up, and sometimes, the service was slower than dial-up. That was in a very unpopulated area of Arizona, where there should have …continue reading

Quickly Resend A Message In Outlook

With the amount of email in one’s inbox, messages often get lost and need to be resent. Resending a message in Outlook is simple to do.

Within Outlook, open your Sent Items folder. Locate and open the message you want to resend. From the …continue reading

Quickly Resend A Message In Outlook

With the amount of email in one’s inbox, messages often get lost and need to be resent. Resending a message in Outlook is simple to do.

Within Outlook, open your Sent Items folder. Locate and open the message you want to resend. From the …continue reading

Redbox To Offer Blu-ray Movies For $1.50 A Night

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

Create Great Blog Headlines

Getting your blog read starts with a great headline. With all the blogs out there though, it’s hard to come up with catchy headlines. You probably want to avoid those titles that everyone else uses such as “how to…”

So here are some catchy headlines …continue reading

Create Great Blog Headlines

Getting your blog read starts with a great headline. With all the blogs out there though, it’s hard to come up with catchy headlines. You probably want to avoid those titles that everyone else uses such as “how to…”

So here are some catchy headlines …continue reading

It Is Smaller, Faster, And Lighter, But Will The New Kindle Sales Take Off?

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