Archive for the ‘Computers’ Category

NSA Can Eavesdrop If It Wants To

April 3rd, 2008
Hackers and nerds have talked about this issue for years. The idea that there is no such thing as real security so long as corporations put in back doors for agencies like the NSA to have access to people's information at will. Cryptome reports that the US National Security ...

Firefox Gaining on IE in Business

April 2nd, 2008
Internet Explorer has had a good run, all things considered. They were the choice of consumers and professionals everywhere in the 90s, in large part because Microsoft engaged in anti-competitive practices that promoted its product at the expense of the industry. Now, businesses are catching up to technology, ...

Apple releases OS 10.5.2

February 12th, 2008
Apple released a bevy of improvements to its Leopard operating system earlier this week. Coming in at over 300 mb, the 10.5.2 is one of the largest OS updates ever issued by Apple. The bulk of the update is geared towards fixing minor quirks in some of the ...

Dell delivers major setback to AMD

February 10th, 2008
Dell has recently decided to stop selling computers with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) chips through its online store. The news could not come at a worse time for AMD whose business and profitability has been extremely sluggish as it continues to fight an uphill battle against chip heavyweight Intel. Dell's ...

Apple at the mercy of the Accountants

February 10th, 2008
Macworld has an interesting story detailing the reason behind Apple charging $19.99 to iPod touch users who want to upgrade their ipod with new features. It turns out that there is an accounting requirement that obligates Apple to charge consumers for feature upgrades on products that aren't accounted for ...

Latest Linux Kernel Released

January 26th, 2008
Linux nerds everywhere are throwing a party, the latest release of the Linux kernel was just released. Download Kernel 2.6.24 -- Linux Kernel Archives (Kernel.org) The latest stable version of the Linux kernel is:  2.6.24 The latest snapshot for the stable Linux kernel tree is:  2.6.24-git2 The latest 2.4 version of the Linux kernel ...

Apple geared up for Monster Earnings

January 21st, 2008
  A funny thing happened the last time Apple released its earnings. Looking forward to Q1 2008, Apple, which is notoriously conservative when it comes to earnings guidance, projected an aggressive EPS of $1.42 a share. With Apple’s conference call set for tomorrow, analysts are expecting an EPS ...

MS pushes up release date of Windows 7

January 20th, 2008
Microsoft is making a move Industry sources are indicating that Microsoft plans to release Windows 7 (the follow up to Visa) in 2009, one year earlier than anticipated. Microsoft might be anxious to roll out a new update to its OS after the lukewarm reception had by Vista. Microsoft, however, ...

MacBook Air – Is it in to be thin?

January 15th, 2008
Today Apple unveiled the MacBook Air, a portable laptop thinner than an anorexic on a hunger strike. Thank you, thank you. Right off the bat, it's obviously clear that this is one sexy machine. But once you move past its impressive form factor and look at the ...

Apple’s Announces Macbook Air

January 15th, 2008
Will Apple's latest addition to its line of laptops succeed? This guy seems to think so. Say what you will about Apple, but they sure know how to make a damn good commercial. Check out their latest commercial touting the MacBook Air. Here are some cool ...

Windows XP vs. Vista – a Silly Debate

January 7th, 2008
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Is Windows Losing Market Share?

December 10th, 2007
Windows sucks, always has. Let's flame Bill Gates and Microsoft for a moment, shall we? Bill Gates continues to show why Microsoft never 'got it.' Bill Gates recently lamented the problem with Business and Computing. No one pays any attention to Business! I wonder if this is some odd way ...

Toyota Tacoma WoW ad

December 6th, 2007
 WoW, as in World of Warcraft I've seen a number of World of Warcraft commercials over the last year. It's not surprising that a game has that much pull on commerce, but I can't believe that this advertisement went viral. I have an idiot friend in NY that refused ...

Perl on Rails, is the BBC on crack?

December 1st, 2007
Someone's always trying to get the jump in programming, efficiency, and design. There are always a host of reasons for wanting more from your core developer tools. Here's an idea, create a hybrid method for design: Like most organisations the BBC has its own technical ecosystem; the BBC's is pretty ...

Tablet PC: Apple’s next hot product?

November 6th, 2007
Rumors of an Apple Tablet PC, the timing is perfect Everywhere you turn, there is a new juicy rumor about Apple products and it's difficult to distinguish rumors based on some fact information from those that are entirely speculative. CNET claims to have the inside story on Apple's latest tech ...