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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Yahoo! spoons out more RSS! for Yahoo! Mail!

RSS feed alert service will allow people to receive alerts via e-mail, instant message or SMS message, just as they currently can receive alerts for news stories about a specified topic, stock moves and game scores.

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Microsoft tests classifieds service

Microsoft is developing a free online service that will allow people to list items for sale, events and other classifieds type of information that can be shared either with select groups of friends or anyone over the Internet, the company said Tuesday.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Code exploits Windows flaw in image file handling

Code exploits Windows flaw in image file handling | CNET News.com: "Computer code posted Tuesday can crash vulnerable Windows machines by exploiting a 'critical' Windows flaw disclosed by Microsoft in October.
The exploit code takes advantage of a flaw in the way Windows handles certain graphics files. Microsoft provided a patch in October with security bulletin MS05-053 and warned that the vulnerability could create an opening for spyware and Trojan horse attacks. "

FCC to back

In a bid to give consumers more choice the FCC will propose that the cable providers unbundle channels. Good read.

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How to Get Revenge Against Junk Faxers

This Washington Post article offers some unique (and sometimes hilarious) solutions to stop junk faxes and make the spammers wince in the process. The article also provides some background on why junk faxes persist and provides links to additional web resources.

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Downloading for Dollars - The future of Hollywood has arrived.

"Once upon a timeâ??two generations agoâ??the movie business was about making movies. Nowadays, it is about creating intellectual property that can be licensed in a raft of different markets.14.2% of their revenues came from movie ticket sales, while 85.8% came from licensing or selling their products for use in the home."

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Top 10 Ultra-Violent Video Games of 2005

The Family Media Guide can help you find the most violent video games to play ... oh wait, they are trying to discourage people from buying these profanity, sex and violence filled games.

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Using a Robot to Win Online Poker

I've made a new friend to help me with my online poker, and he's making me decent money - at five tables simultaneously. So far we're averaging £20 profit an hour - and my friend doesn't take breaks.

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Firefox 1.5 to be released TODAY

After a host of test releases and one false start, a new version of the Firefox browser will be ready Today, according to a media alert issued by the Mozilla Foundation. Firefox 1.5 will be available for download at http://www.getfirefox.com and http://www.mozilla.com on Tuesday afternoon (PST).

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Astronaut Holds Up "For Sale" Sign During a Spacewalk

Astronaut Dale A. Gardner, having just completed the major portion of his second extravehicular activity (EVA) period in three days, holds up a "For Sale" sign refering to the two satellites, Palapa B-2 and Westar 6 that they retrieved from orbit after their Payload Assist Modules (PAM) failed to fire.

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Cybercrime more lucrative than drugs

US Treasury says cybercrime revenues now overtook global drug revenues.

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ID Theft? Freeze your credit reports

Spoke with Equifax because there was a peculiar inquiry on my credit report and they say you can freeze it. They assign an account number to your ID and nobody can make an inquiry unless they have your approval with the account code.

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Hackers To Be New Tony Montana?

Global cybercrime generated a higher turnover than drug trafficking in 2004 and is set to grow even further with the wider use of technology in developing countries, a top expert said on Monday.

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Attack code out for 'critical' Windows flaw

Computer code posted over the weekend can crash vulnerable computers by exploiting a Windows flaw disclosed in October. The exploit code takes advantage of a flaw Microsoft tagged as "critical." The bug lies in a Windows component for transaction processing.

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Wall Street agog over Google

"When search giant Google asked for $85 per share in its initial public offering on Aug. 19, 2004, more than a few people thought its wunderkind founders had perhaps drank a bit too much of their own Kool-Aid."

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Monday, November 28, 2005

How to Detect Lies: Eye Direction and Lying

Talks about how "Visual Accessing Cues" can help in detecting a lie by looking at the person's eyes and which direction they move, depending if they are right or left handed, among other things...you decide if it works or not.

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Tetris' Maker Has His "A" Game

Designer Alexey Pajitnov, inspired by Russian puzzles and psychological knowledge, creates some of the most addictive video games around

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Agency Weighs Single-Letter Web Addresses

"a.com" and "b.com" remain unused.That may soon change as the Internet's key oversight agency considers lifting restrictions on the simplest of names.

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Key to a Good Memory: Predict What You Need to Remember

It's one thing to stuff a lot of facts into your brain. Marking them as important is a whole other talent.

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1,000th US Execution Happening This Week.

"The United States is scheduled this week to witness its 1,000th execution since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, but even as it reaches this milestone opponents said capital punishment may be falling out of favor."

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Secret Flying Saucer Base Found in New Mexico, U.S.A?

well, not really, but it appears the Church of Scientology has etched crop-circle-like markings in the desert to point to a "secret" underground vault.

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Only 4% of internet users can spot phishing emails accurately.

According to this InternetNews article, only 4% of internet users who have taken the MailFrontier Phishing IQ test have passed it with 100%. An important issue that has gotten more prevalent and sophisticated in the past several years.

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Google, Yahoo, MSN hot on the heels of mapping leader Mapquest

Initially, the great thing about Internet mapping programs was their swiftness and ease for obtaining directions, printing them and driving the course you plotted.

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Everyone's eyes are wired differently

The first images ever made of retinas in living people reveal surprising variation from one person to the next.

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Girl with peanut allergy dies after kiss

A 15-year-old girl with a peanut allergy died after kissing her boyfriend, who had just eaten a peanut butter snack, hospital officials said Monday.

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Google turns its search power to the hunt for genetic drugs

"Sergey Brin and Larry Page have ambitious long-term plans for Google's expansion into biology and genetics through the fusion of science, medicine and technology."

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Joystiq launches PSP Fanboy blog

It's the official launch of PSP Fanboy today. The blog is dedicated to Sony Playstation Portable fangirls and fanboys everywhere.

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MIT sleuths discover quick way to new materials

In work that could radically change how engineers search for new materials, MIT researchers have developed a way to test the mechanical properties of almost 600 different materials in a matter of days -- a task that would have taken weeks using conventional techniques

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Saturn Surprise: One Ring is Actually a Spiral

"These strands, initially interpreted as concentric ring segments, are in fact connected and form a single one-arm trailing spiral winding at least three times around Saturn,"

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Collection of cool Google Maps you would have never thought of

This blog is dedicated to interesting and cool google maps/mashups!

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All About MP3 Tags

Five or six years ago, when I started using my PC to store and play songs in my music library, organization seemed like such a simple thing. Rip a CD or download a track, open my jukebox program and start listening. Nothing to it.



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PGP Encryption for VoIP

PGP Encryption is being developed for VoIP in order to help keep voice communication over the internet secure.

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Windows crashes on a Time Square billboard

Cool pic of Windows crashing on a HUGE Sprint billboard in Times Square

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8 Ways to be an Evil Blogger without getting Caught!

Security expert describes a case where he caught a blogger who was slandering his company. He describes how they caught him. More interesting to me, the author describes the eight ways that this guy used blogs maliciously!

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Unpatched IE Flaw Is Worse Than Expected

"Secunia issues a rare "Extremely Critical" advisory regarding a browser hole that allows execution of arbitrary code."

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Flurry of recent deals show how blogs can profit

CNN Money: "It can't be said anymore that blogging isn't a business. The problem now may be that blogging has too many business models to choose from. "

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Sober Virus Variants Outpacing Antivirus Updates

IMPORTANT: Antivirus software does not provide any reliable protection against current threats. Viruses like Sober tend to change every few hours well in advance of AV signature updates. The fact that an attachment did not get marked is no indication that it is harmless.

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A Creative Selection of Hidden/Spy Cameras for Purchase.

A site I found while looking for a Security Camera, I have been looking for a lawn gnome version but these are still very cool and pretty creative.

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I still know who you called last month. Your cellphone records are for sale

Your cell phone bills are there for the taking.

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FBI Puts Out Official Warning on EMAIL Sober Worm

The FBI has put out an official warning about a new variant of the Sober worm spreading through e-mails that purport to come from the US investigation agency. The FBI advised computer users that the agency never sends unsolicited e-mails.

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Cyberterror 'overhyped,' security guru says

Fears of cyberterror could actually hurt IT security, a threats expert asserts.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Phishing IQ Test

Find out your email phishing knowledge! Look at 10 different emails supposedly from major companies and decide whether they are legitimate or a phishing fraud.

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Yahoo! Shoposphere

Pick Lists let you share the stuff you love and the stuff that matters to you with everyone or your friends... on the Shoposphere, throughout Yahoo! Shopping, by email, and even through RSS feeds.

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Recreate the Google Logo in Photoshop

Learn how to recreate the Google Logo in a few easy steps using Photoshop.

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Google Earth Hacks

A comprehensive list of hacks for Google Earth.

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Inside Google's Office

A bunch of great photos of googleplexes, some gizmos and the people there

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The Bad Lieutenant

Intriguing commentary about the rise of violence in video games, not from the traditional bad guys, but from our protectors of peace, police officers and soldiers.

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The Number Spiral

By starting at the center and writing numbers sequentially in a spiral, some strange yet interesting patterns occur..

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Kid gets jacked for brand new Xbox360

A seventeen year old kid gets his brand new 360 jacked about a minute after purchasing it in normally safe and extremely boring Minot, North Dakota. Two assailants got away with the loot, a fresh 360 and the kid is out 450 bucks and got some facial contusions he's going to have fun explaining at school.

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This is how a government-filtered internet looks

Here is a screen shot of the Swissinfo.org site as seen from the Tunisian perspective. A fake 404 page implying the site doesn't exisit.

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Google Launches Ad-Creation Site

Advertisers will be able to choose what sites they want their Google ads on. It goes beyond just bidding for keywords.

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Google Web Accelerator 0.2.62.80 Released Today

New version out today ... i dunno if anyone cares =P

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Google Maps Bounty Locator

Locate wanted items and other services via google maps.

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VeriSign Completes Sale of Payment Gateway Business to eBay

VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSN), the leading provider of intelligent infrastructure services for the Internet and telecommunications networks, completed its previously announced sale of VeriSignâ??s payment gateway business to PayPal, an eBay company, on November 18, 2005.

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Turkey Lovers Gobble Up Tech

People who didn't know Michael Chu was an engineer could probably figure it out from his approach to cooking a turkey.

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Quiznos - Buy One, Get One Free Coupon - Valid through 11/29/05

Craveable salads too. Equal or lesser value. Subway pwns Quiznos, but a deal is a deal.

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The Most Wanted Terrorists

The top 18 most wanted terrorists.

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Google Code Jam in China

Internet giant Google will hold a programming tournament in mainland China using TopCoder. The effort to identify and recruit smart people has been successful in the US and now the focus turns to China.

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Semi-naked model billboards drive motorists to distraction

In research released on Monday, one in five male drivers said their eyes were diverted from the road by posters of scantily clad women -- such as the saucy cleavage shots of model Eva Herzigova in her notorious adverts for Wonderbra.

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A search engine to find what others can't

Start-up Dipsie is set to launch a beta of a new hosted service on Tuesday. The product, called Dcloak, is designed to show Web surfers the content in databases and on Web sites that is invisible to general search engines

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Need to GoFish? Ask Jeeves

Ask Jeeves and GoFish have signed a content licensing agreement under which the search engine will integrate GoFish's multimedia search technology into www.ask.com.

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Buy the book, get the search service

The digitized-book market exploded earlier this month. Google Print went live, and Amazon.com, Microsoft and Random House each announced new programs. Amazon's announcement says a great deal about the important issue of how we will sell digital texts and what that means for copyright law.

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Attackers switching to applications, media players

Online criminals shifted their attacks in 2005 from operating systems such as Windows to media players and software programs, according to a study released Tuesday.

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US rights body and state of Texas file against Sony BMG

The leading US digital rights campaigner has filed a class action lawsuit against Sony BMG, demanding that the company repair the damage done by the DRM software it included on over 24 million music CDs. The record label also faces litigation from the US state of Texas.

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Online Music's Elusive Bottom Line

Musicland, going online.

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Attackers switching to applications, media players

Online criminals shifted their attacks in 2005 from operating systems such as Windows to media players and software programs, according to a study released Tuesday.

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Create an "Add To Google" button for your feeds (Official)

You can promote your feed by placing an "Add to Google" button to your website. This will make it easy for people to quickly add your feed right to their Google homepage or Google Reader.

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WalMart will price match on Black Friday

Black Friday is coming with all the great deals and here's a retailer willing to price match these already reduced prices. Could this possibly get any better?

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NYT: Google Gift to Digital Library

"The Library of Congress will announce today a $3 million gift from Google to help the library begin building a World Digital Library, a project that aims to digitize and place on the Web significant primary materials from national libraries and other institutions worldwide."

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Google Shares Seen Surpassing $500 Mark

"Google Inc. shares popped another 2 percent Monday after one Wall Street analyst predicted the Web-search giant's stock price could hit $500 within the next 12 months." At present, this definitely belongs in the deal section if the prediction holds true.

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A history of techno music

How Detroit techno originated, the influences, with lots of links to articles, CDs and books.

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Are you getting email from the FBI or CIA?

Dear Sir/Madam, We have logged your IP-address on more than 30 illegal Websites.

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iTunes outsells traditional music stores

Apple Computer's iTunes music store now sells more music than Tower Records or Borders, according to analyst firm the NPD Group.

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Child Hackers

"Forget viruses, 419 email fraudsters and server meltdowns. The biggest potential threat to your online security could come from the growing menace of 'click' kiddies, a leading security firm warns."

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Soviet spies mapped the entire world

In some areas, the Soviet maps are still among the best available.

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Yahoo Blog Search Hack

Access yahoo blog search directly skipping the Yahoo news search page.

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Seek and Ye Shall Find: Top 20 Search Engine Helpers

Great overview of search engine operators and how they work in Google, Yahoo, MSN and Ask Jeeves. With downloadable PDF cheat sheet.

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Geek to Live: Write effectively for the Web

Writing online is much different undertaking than writing on paper. The rules you learned in Freshman Composition don't all apply. Writing and reading on the Web involves a whole set of issues, freedoms and limitations print does not.

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Monday, November 21, 2005

Download WikiPedia

Download WikiPedia in XML format. Yes, that's right. Download the whole darn thing.

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GooglePlex London Pictures

Some inside pics of Google's new London HQ.
PS, they're hiring too ;-)

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) made easy

Lifehacker's bi-monthly "Getting To Done" column covers SEO on how and why it's important in the web publishing arena.

- pretty simple stuff, there is much more to SEO.

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Texas sues Sony BMG for spyware violations

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a civil lawsuit on Monday against Sony BMG Music Entertainment for including "spyware" software on its media player designed to thwart music copying.

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Nigerian e-mail scammers arrested

Two men were arrested and sentenced to a total of 37 years in prison for participating in a Nigerian e-mail scam which managed to get $242 million from a Brazilian bank. Glad arrests are finally being made, but why are people still falling for this stuff!?

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XBox360 Inventory Locator

This is AWESOME! Uses Google Maps to locate how many XBox360's your local Best Buy has (even breaks it down by premium vs. core model).

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The Search Engine Experiment: Who Really Has The Best Results?

A public experiment discovering which of the top three search engines (Google, Yahoo, or MSN) really offers the best results. By taking the test you also find out which engine you personally prefer (and it's a blind test, so prejudice won't effect the outcome).

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Cingular to be branded as AT&T

SBC, which closed its merger with AT&T on Friday, plans to sell Cingular Wireless under the fabled AT&T name, Ed Whitacre, the chairman and CEO of the combined company, has confirmed to USA TODAY.

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Girl Wins $5,000 For Text-Messaging Speed

An Ohio girl won $5,000 this week by typing out a 160-character text message on a cell phone in two minutes, 23 seconds.

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Mobile Security Software Receives FIPS 140-2 Validation

CREDANT Technologies, today announced it has been awarded FIPS 140-2 validation for the CREDANT Cryptographic Kernel for its Palm OS platforms under the joint U.S. National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) and Canadian Communications Security Establishment (CSE) Cryptographic Module Validation Program.

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Your life secrets, left in a taxi

M/C/C Public Relations: "It was just a tiny thumb drive, but now, it's a pretty big problem for a Hawaii hospital. And what happened there could eventually become a problem for you, too.

Last month, Wilcox Memorial Hospital in Kauai had to inform 120,000 past and present patients that their private information had been misplaced. Their names, addresses, Social Security numbers, even medical record numbers had been placed on one of those tiny USB flash drives - and now, according to the letter, the drive was missing."

MTI Technology Raises the Bar on Customer Care With Concierge Service

MTI Technology
Corporation (Nasdaq: MTIC), a leading multi-national storage solutions and
services company, has raised the bar on customer care with the introduction of
MTI Concierge Service.

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Google: Yet Another RSS-Button, More

Just like the "My Y!" button you see top right here on this very page, Google has now launched their own Add to google button. It looks like this:

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DOJ Ignores Sony Cybercrime, But Will Jail Grandma for File Sharing

The Department of Justice has remained suspiciously quiet about the Sony rootkit scandal, which may have broken several cybersecurity laws. Instead they are pushing The Intellectual Property Protection Act of 2005, a pro-media industry law that will provide harsher criminal penalties for consumers who make copies of music and movies.

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CapRock Communications - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wiki for Business? Sure Publicly held companies and their trademarked properties are all historically significant.
M/C/C Public Relations recognizes the importance of historical internet documentation for their clients.

Google Analytics stops accepting signups with 234,725 accounts

According to the Google Analytics sign up page, they have temporarily disallowed new accounts. They also removed the "Add new profile" link from inside analytics which previously allowed a single account to track up to 40 different Web sites.

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Sony Plays The Blues As Bloggers Turn Up The Volume

InformationWeek has an interesting article about the SONY BMG copy protection debacle. It seems that Sony has officially apologized for the issue and has recalled the problem titles.

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Unseen Xbox 360 ad emphasizes gunplay

Mondays Seattle Post-Intelligencer reveals details of the "Stand Off" ad.

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Joy of Tech Death Match: Slashdot vs. digg

A humorous take on the new nerd wars...

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Wikipedia Bans Grieving Family's Entry?

After 17 year old Cody Van Coz died on November 16, his family set up a Wikipedia article under his name to end some online rumours about the circumstances of his death. Wikipedia had the article deleted soon after, regarding the dead teen as 'not notable'.

It seems that Wikipedia users have decided to give more importance to rules than morals.

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Sony, HP, Apple, Google: Who is on Your Side?

As the time comes to make your holiday purchases, it would be a good idea to look beyond the rhetoric this year and find out which companies really are acting against your best interests -- and choose accordingly. Why is this important? Your rights are under siege, and the attacks are incredibly broad.

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All Your Base Are Belong To Us

The real story and history of all those "Base" references.
ATBABTU

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Wal-mart Screws Up Xbox 360 Price, An Extra $400

Apparently, there was a glitch on Wal-martâ??s website that caused this error. And they will cancel every Xbox 360 order that was placed prior to November 22.

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Google Sets Sights on Europe for Growth

INTERNET giants Google and Yahoo are preparing to turn Europe into an online battleground for mastery of the web.

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What makes a rootkit?

The Sony BMG copy protection debacle has pulled "rootkit" out of the hacker underground and into the wider world of regular computer users.

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Search is now number two web activity

Using a search engine is now the number two activity for web users, research has found.

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Piece of Tape Defeats Sony DRM

Gartner has posted a research note on its site, saying that it has discovered that the "stealth" DRM software that has put Sony in the limelight for all the wrong reasons, can be easily defeated.

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Piece of Tape Defeats Sony DRM

Gartner has posted a research note on its site, saying that it has discovered that the "stealth" DRM software that has put Sony in the limelight for all the wrong reasons, can be easily defeated.

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Website launched to pay tribute to Dead People.

At Messages Of Memomries, you can create a place for
people to
share memories, stories, and pictures of a loved one
that has passed away. It's FREE and helps support
anyone who has lost a family member or friend.

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Website Layout Cookbook

What you find here is basically a huge morgue of website layout designs. Artists can mix and match the layouts to come up with their own layout. Great resource for webmasters that are thinking up a new design for a webpage or for clients to describe to their web designer what they want their site to look like.

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IBM to use Google desktop search

New collaboration to allow businesses to locate information in different systems.

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Festoon now works with Google Talk!

Festoon adds video and sharing to Skype and Google Talk. Thats pretty much all you need to know.

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Del.icio.us has built a media player directly into the site

If you find a link to a MP3 file, a small icon appears to the left of the bookmark that can be clicked to play the file. Try it out.

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Yahoo Maps pranks Google

Yahoo engineers apparently couldn't help themselves. The beta of the new Yahoo Maps for a short while listed "The Dude's Fish Store" at 1600 Amphiteatre Parkway in Mountain View, CA.

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Search is now number two web activity

Using a search engine is now the number two activity for web users, research has found.

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Nikkei ends up on technology stocks, TOPIX down

Japan's Nikkei share average rose 0.39 percent on Monday to its highest close in nearly five years as a stronger dollar boosted exporters Toyota Motor Corp. and Canon Inc. to record highs.

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Who has the right to control your PC?

Sony BMG Music Entertainment opened a rather ugly can of worms when it started selling copy-protected compact discs that planted so-called rootkit software on computers that played them.

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Newsmaker: Root servers: The real Net power

Delegates from third-world nations spent much of last week at a United Nations summit here railing against the Bush administration's alleged control of the Internet.

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Friday, November 18, 2005

Hurling Pumpkins Nearly A Mile

There once was a time when Ray Tolson thought the sport of "Punkin Chunkin" sounded as crazy as can be, when the notion of spending as much as $200,000 to build a 100-foot-long "gun" designed to fire a pumpkin nearly a mile seemed silly.

- And I love Silly!

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Google-Mart by Cringely

A compelling read for those interested in where the future of the Internet may be. Great Article by Cringely.

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Accuweather.com has "Harry Potter" Weather Forecast

You all know accuweather.com! It's the place to get your weather forecast. Well... in honor of the Harry Potter movie's release in theaters tonight, they made a Potter themed weather forecast! Check it out!

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Google's Name Game

Backlash and confusion have dogged Google's plans to scan millions of books, and, while continuing with its efforts, it has opted for a name change from Google Print to Google Book Search.

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Match.com sued for sending its employees out as fake dates

Match.com is accused in a federal lawsuit of goading members into renewing their subscriptions through bogus romantic e-mails sent out by company employees. In some instances, the suit contends, people on the Match payroll even went on sham dates with subscribers as a marketing ploy...(filed under "bad" deals)

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JPEG Patent Challenged

The Public Patent Foundation has filed a request at the US Patent Office to revoke Compression Labs' data compression patent, which it is reportedly using to harrass anyone that implements the JPEG format.

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The 1984 Apple Macintosh Ad that Bill Gates doesn't want you to see

A Special 20-page Apple Macintosh Introduction Pamphlet released in 1984 shows Bill Gates on page 15, promoting the Mac, and is one of the rare Publicly released photos of Bill Gates wearing a Macintosh Polo Shirt.

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Google Local Adds Virtual Tours for Hotels

Google today has added virtual tours to their hotel links... only a couple thousand so hard to find but it's a start :) Click on details and then vfmii.com.

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Apple enters list of world's most respected firms

Four IT vendors are among the top 10 firms in this year's World's Most Respected Companies list from PricewaterhouseCoopers. The new entrants to the top 10 are Apple, the highest climber at ninth from 42nd.....IBM and Apple were also placed in the 'best turnaround' category.

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What Time Is It Around The World? Mixing Google Maps and Father Time..

Perfect marriage of Google Maps and telling time. Click anywhere on the map and it will return the time where you clicked...

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Fun Google hack with Sony Digital Cameras

Hereâ??s a fun thing to play around with, if youâ??re bored at 3am.

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net.wars: ICANN? No you can't.

This is probably the cue for hundreds of flag-wavers to wrap themselves in the Stars and Stripes and say "All your Internet belong to us...!" - Wendy Grossman analyses the decline of ICANN's influence on the World Wide Web

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Google Expected to Launch a Travel Site Soon

Industry sources close to Google and a select number of traveling sites confirmed that the search giant is expected to launch a travel site of its own, which will directly compete against Expedia, Travelocity and a host of similar sites.

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Kotaku threatened with legal action by Best Buy

Kotaku.com, a member of the Gawker media network, was threatened with legal action from the retail chain Best Buy. In order to avoid a lawsuit, several stories were removed from the gaming news blog. Freedom of the press my arse.

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Google thinks it is Christmas

Webmasters a likely to be grinning from ear to ear with all the help they are getting from Google this month. It seems that Google has decided that to help stop spam, the best bet is to give webmasters the ability to optimise their sites legitimately.

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A Visual IQ Test For All Diggers

A IQ test based on flash, try it if you have a good half an hour to burn. All questions are visual based but it really works your brain! (Especially The Last Few..) Submit Your IQ level if ya want, lets find out how good diggers are at finding patterns! Enjoy!

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U.S. high-tech and China

High tech exports to China is up dramatically, but US imports from China over the same time period is staggering. As China develops the high-tech industry is up for some huge activity.

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Apple iTunes security flaw discovered (Remote takeover)

A critical vulnerability has been found in some versions of Apple's popular iTunes that could allow attackers to remotely take over a user's computer, according to a warning issued Thursday by a security research firm.

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Parents sue Blizzard for game addiction

Last year - A 13 years old Chinese boy jumps to his death from a 24 story building after playing too much World of Warcraft. This year - The boys' parents sue Blizzard for game addiction, with the the help of lawyer and an "internet game addiction researcher"

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The Best Geek Novels - Top 20

So far, 132 people have voted for the best geek novels (written in English since 1932), in spite of Survey Monkey'srubric saying free polls were limited to 100 responses. The top 20 is therefore as follows, with the numbers in brackets showing the number of votes

- i have read #1, 2 and 6.

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Autistic Savant Learns Icelandic Language in Just 7 Days

Daniel Tammet of England can verbally reel off the number pi to 22,500 decimal places...

Tammet experiences things through a mixing of the senses that the rest of us can't imagine. For instance, when he does math, he said, "I see landscapes in my mind. The numbers turn to shapes.

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Study: Keystroke spying on the rise

Keylogger programs that record passwords and other typed-in text are increasing, according to data from iDefense.

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Now, high-tech work is going abroad

Millions of low-technology jobs, from textile production to corporate call centers, have migrated to Asian countries like India and China in recent years.

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Domains Registered to Google Inc.

While not being a 100% comprehensive list, it main focus on the .com, .org, .net, .biz and .info domains but it's very likely that some of the domains that Google has registered are not included. Still a fun list to check out.

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Google stock tops $400, worth $117 billion

Investors clamor to buy the search engine's stock because they believe it is revolutionizing advertising. How high can the shares go?

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Cisco Set to Enter Cable Field

Cisco Systems Inc., the Internet equipment provider, plans to announce the acquisition of Scientific-Atlanta, a maker of television set-top boxes, for $7 billion according to people who have been briefed on the negotiations.

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Thanksgiving Recipe Resources

Whether you are hosting your first Thanksgiving or your thirty-first, these menus, recipes, meal plans, tips, hints and shortcuts will help you entertain effortlessly. Well, kind of.

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U.S. protests Net summit crackdown

The U.S. government on Friday protested a crackdown by Tunisian secret police on the streets and a new spate of Web censorship during a United Nations Internet summit here.

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'Digital divide' not so easy to close, Kenya finds

In Kenya, the "digital divide" between rich and poor countries could be measured not long ago by the amount of time it took for an e-mail to be sent from one neighbor to another--via Europe.

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Another U.N. Internet rift develops

A brief cessation of hostilities between the United States and its critics on Internet management is raising a new question: Who's in charge next?

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U.N. says its plans are misunderstood

The last-minute deal between the United States and its critics at a summit here merely postpones a debate about Internet management to next year.

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India concern to design IBM chips

IBM announced an agreement Thursday establishing an Indian outsourcing company, HCL Technologies, as the first design center outside IBM's own walls for its Power Architecture chips.

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Playing Music Can Be Good For Your Brain

Stanford University research has found for the first time that musical training improves how the brain processes the spoken word, a finding that researchers say could lead to improving the reading ability of children who have dyslexia and other reading problems.

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Top 25 Inventions of 2005

Time Magazine has brought to use the greatest inventions of this year. From the cloned dog, to an airless tire. Cool read.

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US leadership in science and technology may end soon: Report

A report prepared by US national academies warns that the US leadership in science and technology may soon be a thing of the past. The world's only superpower faces competition from all over the world due to globalisation driven by advances in communication technology.

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Google Maps Web Cam Locator

Geolocate web cams with this tool.

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Hackers Cracked Gmail

"Google said Wednesday it has fixed a problem in its widely used email program that allowed hackers to break into peopleâ??s Gmail accounts to read messages and pose as legitimate email users."

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Top Ten Movie Robots

I wanted to identify the ten best robots in movie history: robots who were revolutionary, who carried thematic weight, who were lovable (or frightening), or who were just ultra-cool.

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Google Maps + Personal Weather Stations

Search for your zip code and see personal weather stations temperature/wind direction, dew point/humidity or percipitation readings plotted on a google map.

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Mega Bloks Can Keep Selling Its Toy Blocks, Canadian Court Says

Mega Bloks Inc., the world's second- biggest maker of toy building blocks, can continue to sell its blocks in Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled, dismissing a trademark violation claim by the Danish toymaker Lego AS.

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Outsourcing Outrage Indian Call-Center Workers Suffer Abuse

While irate calls are a mainstay of customer service work in any country, many Indian call-center workers say they regularly face particular abuse from Americans, whose tantrums are sometimes racist and often inspired by anger over outsourcing.

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The famous "Welcome IBM, Seriously" Apple Ad

In 1981, Apple ran the Now Famous and some say foolish Full Page Ad in the Wall Street Journal, welcoming their arch rivals into the mix of personal computing. This site shows the scan of the Original ad and the copy is quite entertaining to read...

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What Buddhism Offers Science

"Mixing Buddhism and neuroscience to understand human consciousness"

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Social Networking 3.0

"The third generation of social-networking technology has hit the Web, and it's about content as much as contacts."

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War-Zone Test for Babel-Fish Tool

"The U.S. military in Iraq is about to start testing an automatic translator that converts spoken commands on the fly. "

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You're Only a Newbie Once

"Your first immersion in an adult online community is often an eye-opening experience. But if you leave cyberspace, can you go back?"

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No such thing as cow tipping

The "sport" of cow-tipping has been debunked as an urban, or perhaps rural, myth by Canadian researchers. Of Course notice.. I live in Texas.. but i ain't saying nothin'

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There are people sneaking into google for the free lunch they offer

This link talks about how there are people who do not work for google who sneak into google so that they can get the free lunch that is provided by google to their employees. They try to see who can eat the most free lunches at google. There is speculation that many or all of these people are yahoo employees.

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Record Chain Bets on the Past, Future

Record chains like Tower Records and Wherehouse Music have spent long stretches under bankruptcy protection. Makers of portable devices and purveyors of online music are all searching for the right formula to serve a mass market.

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EarthLink's pursuit lands spammer in can

A Florida man known as the "timeshare spammer" was sentenced to a year in prison on Thursday for clogging in-boxes with millions of unsolicited e-mail messages, in one of the first criminal prosecutions under federal anti-spam laws.

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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Ebay & Netscape founders Challenge Digg.com

With the same concept and similar name misspellings and shovel logos, Florida based scooop.net has been launched to challenge Digg.com. Scooop uses social promotion on news stories about politics/business/health... In addition it is supported by the same people, Greylock partners, who recently gave digg a few million bucks.

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Microsoft enlists new buddies for antiphishing trip

Microsoft said Thursday that it has added three data providers in its effort to help customers thwart the information-stealing attacks known as phishing

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FakeAP

Black Alchemy's Fake AP generates thousands of counterfeit 802.11b access points. Hide in plain sight amongst Fake AP's cacophony of beacon frames. As part of a honeypot or as an instrument of your site security plan, Fake AP confuses Wardrivers, NetStumblers, Script Kiddies, and other undesirables.

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The Story Of Tech Blogs Defeating A Mega-Corporation.

"Antivirus software makers are nowhere to be found when Sony's CD Trojan horse comes knocking. Mere incompetence can't explain that."

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Congressmen: Not Computer Experts

Today's hearing was chock full of clueless statements. Here's Cliff Stearns, Chairman of the subcommittee

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Google buying online photo company Riya?

The latest Google buzz is that the search giant is buying or talking about acquiring Riya, a Redwood City, Calif.-based company that uses facial-recognition technology to enable users to search for people in photos. Pretty nifty idea if it works.

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Rootkit worm linked to hacker group in Middle East

Security sleuths at FaceTime Communications say they have linked a group of hackers operating in the Middle East to a worm that began spreading last month via America Online's Instant Messenger service.

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Exploit code puts Windows XP and 2000 at risk

Exploit code has been published that could take advantage of flaws in Windows XP SP1 and Windows 2000 SP4, according to a warning issued Thursday by Microsoft.

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US Computer Emergency Readiness Team - "Never Install Audio-CD DRM Software"

"The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) is a part of the Department of Homeland Security that is charged with the task of "protecting the nation's Internet infrastructure" by coordinating the "defense against and responses to cyber attacks across the nation." In response to the Sony XCP DRM debacle"

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The History of the @ Sign

The history and orgins of the "@" symbol so popular in email uses today.

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More pain for Sony over CD code

Hackers are exploiting flaws in the software Sony is using to remove its controversial copy protection system.

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Literary classics become txt msgs

English literature's greatest masterpieces have been condensed into a few lines of text message to help students revise for exams.

For example, Hamlet's famous line: "To be or not to be, that is the question" becomes "2b? Nt2b? ???".

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Silicon Valley's Call: Smarten Up, America!

An all-star cast of tech execs is demanding a raft of changes in government and social policies to spur innovation in the U.S. Now if the masses will lsten...

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Internet Heavyweights Back Adware Whitelist Effort

Several major Internet companies have lined up behind a plan to certify downloadable software as being free of unwanted spyware or other programs that aren't disclosed to consumers seeking out downloadable software.

TRUSTe, a coalition of major e-commerce, Internet and payment companies, said its Trusted Download Program would launch in beta form early in 2006 with the backing of Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO) , AOL, Computer Associates, CNET Networks, and Verizon.



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View wineries by location

Plan your tour by selecting the state and wine region you plan to visit. You can view detailed Google maps which reference wineries by state and AVA’s.

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Mercedes TV Demo turns into 3-Car Pile-up

A mishap during a Mercedes demo left many wondering if they had hired the same team behind some of Bill Gatesâ?? botched Windows presentations. The new Mercedes S-Class has a sophisticated radar-based braking system that can automatically prevent accidents. But with cameras rolling and photographers standing by, that system literally "crashed!"

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Amazon wants to pay YOU for small tasks

Amazon's new "Mechanical Turk" service will pay you for completing small tasks for them or third parties. Tasks include picking the best picture of a building, or refining a product description.

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Apple Computer shares hit all-time high

Improved availability and continued upbeat demand for iPods on Wednesday prompted a Bear Stearns analyst to boost his earnings estimates for Apple Computer Inc., sending shares to an all-time high.

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Slashdot on digg.com

Here's the slashdot story on the wired story about digg.com with comments from Cmdr Taco himself. I expect there to be some interesting comments about the different methods both sites use to spread the news.

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Slashdot's coverage of Digg

CmdrTaco, the creator of Slashdot, posted his views Digg in a Slashdot posting. "Well, I hate naval gazing news but I think the aggregation of blogs is a critical step in the future of on-line content, and Digg is doing good work here."

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All Your Base Are Belong To Us

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_your_base_are_belong_to_us

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Dish, Texas

Texas town gets free satellite

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Pssst, buddy: Got a kidney you wanna hock?

Spammers will try anything to get users to reply to their email pitches, including offers to buy body parts.

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Grid showcase tries to drive adoption in Asia

Sun Microsystems, Oracle and Advanced Micro Devices have unveiled a grid applications showcase in Singapore in a bid to drive regional adoption of the technology.

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Google expands in Latin America

Google on Thursday announced it's opening new centers in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Mexico City.

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Digg Gets Kiss From a Rose

A brief history on the creation of digg.

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Beastie Boys release their acapellas to the world

The Beastie Boys have released some of their acapellas to the worlds remixers and musicians free of charge on their website. They'll continue to release a new one every Friday.

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Apple bows to the record industry

99 cents for everything about to change.

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Google's share price hits $400

Google's share price got a dose of high octane in the past four weeks, soaring from $300 a share to hitting in excess of $400 on Thursday.

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Cool Websites Organization - My blog est. Sept. 1st 1996

Check out this website, it's a virtual history of the internet and web design. What makes a Cool Web Site listing? Simply put, coolness of some kind. Cool Web Design, Cool content,Cool music use, Cool usefulness, Cool weirdness, Cool Flash Examples, Cool Music, Cool Shopping, Cool Food, Cool Events.

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Make Your RSS Feeds Stylish!

Using the power of CSS this little tutorial shows you how to make your RSS feeds look like an actual website when viewing by a browser. But, don't worry it won't upset the way an RSS reader reads the actual feed. Worth a look.

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Generate a CSS layout for your site

The generator will create a CSS layout that has fixed width left and/or right columns with a dynamic width center column, all the same height with header and footer.

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Putting a Del.icio.us, Digg, technorati and Slashdot button into your blog

Learn how to add Delicious,Digg,Technorati, and Slashdot into your blog/site.

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CSS Image Maps

A sample image map that's built entirely using CSS and XHTML. The examples have been succesfully tested in Safari, Firefox (Mac/Win), IE6/Win, and Opera 7.5/Mac.

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CSS Gallery

Need inspiration? Enjoy CSS and standards based design? Unmatched Style is a great resource for designers looking for inspiration and those who just enjoy great looking sites.

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Guide to CSS

Change the appearance of hundreds of Web pages by changing just one file... Influence presentation without losing visitors... All with the power and flexibility of Web style sheets.

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Project Cool: Web Development Basics

old school.

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Blogging for Dollars

This is an article on getting the most out of your AdSense program.

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Do Search Engines Like Your Web Site?

Between 75% and 98.8% of visitors to Web sites come from searches made at search engines. Here is how to ensure that the engines know about all your pages.


- READ WITH CAUTION

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Handy RSS creation tutorial

Step-by-step instructions for those of us who are just now trying to bring our sites into the modern age.

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Top 100 Global Brands of 2005

Coca-Cola, Microsoft, IBM, GE, Intel, Nokia, Disney, McDonald's, Toyota, Marlboro...

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More surfers choose 1024 x 768

More internet users choose for screen resolution 1024 x 768 which is the most popular screen resolution for exploring the internet. The resolution 1024 x 768 has reached an all time high and has risen from 54.02 percent in June 2004 to 57.38 percent. Users with monitors set to 800 x 600 have an approximate 18.23 percent global usage share.

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Coca-Cola M5

In an inspired change of pace from their constant re-tinkering of flavors and additives, Coca-Cola has instead chosen to focus on an evolution of their design. The soft drink giant recently comissioned five talented young design groups from five continents to rethink their packaging with an eye towards hip urban flair.

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Architecting CSS

How to organize your style sheets, selectors, properties, and more.

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CSS Web Design - Throwing Tables Out the Window

read this article on table-less CSS design.

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Google Logo Design Awards

Largest fake Google logo collection on the planet!

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The Way the Internet Was...

Some screenshots of today's internet staples - way back when. Including Google(beta) circa 1998, MSN from '96 and my personal favourite: Amazon.com from 1995, complete with very ordinary logo. Can _you_ remember when Yahoo.com was that sparse?

- actually yes I can, I was there for about 3 years before this.

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Showing weather info on Google Maps

After using Google Maps for a while, I wondered what I could do with the API that Google provided. The site shows the current temperature of several cities. In addition, by clicking on a label, it pops up a weather detail plus a link to weather.com to get more details.

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W3C Releases Validation v0.70

W3C Released version 0.70 of their (X)HTML Validator service. Aside from the major changes listed on the "What's New" page, there is a new layout/design modification also.

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Combining great graphics and CSS

To create mind boggling web design. Here is a well written tutorial outlining how you can combine CSS skills and Photoshop skills

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How an

Tag Could Save Your Site

An interesting read with examples proving the concept.

- read with caution......

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CSS Layout Generator

Great tool for generating customized CSS layouts. You can specify the amount of columns and how large each column is.

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Index Dot CSS

All CSS tags in one page... Cool Stuff

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