Saturday, April 29, 2006
Verizon Communications Inc. can charge per-minute fees for calls to local numbers that dial-up users need to connect to the Internet - in much the same way that they charge for long-distance or other calls." So, Verizon can charge non-Verizon Internet users a fee to make LOCAL CALLS - Even if their own Internet service is unavailable. Now that Lamecastic!
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
The search engine's ties to Firefox are nothing new; the company has hired a number of the browser's developers and has begun paying affiliates $1 for each user they get to install Firefox with Google Toolbar. The Mozilla corporation behind Firefox also makes most of its revenues from a search partnership with Google"
Based on a recent patent we may be seeing a new kind of display coming from the Apple store in the near future, one that can capture images as well as display them. From the article: "The clever idea is to insert thousands of microscopic image sensors in-between the liquid crystal display cells in the screen. Each sensor captures its own small image, but software stitches these together to create a single, larger picture.
Wolff is a leading VoIP observer and writer for the Skype Journal, a website dedicated to “independent news, views and support” for Skype.
Community spirit has always been important for online music. When Roxio launched Napster 2.0, they said that it could never be a success unless they could capture the atmosphere of the original Napster community.
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Several small companies are working on ways to convert standard hybrid cars into plug-in hybrids that use even less gasoline and reportedly get up to 100 miles per gallon.
Initial costs are still high, but do-it-yourself kits, solar power and attention from big-name automakers could make plug-in hybrids much more affordable.
TiVo said on Tuesday it will start to sell digital video recorders with dual tuners that allow users to record two television programs simultaneously.
The new feature can help TiVo boxes compete against generic recorders provided by cable and satellite television operators, which are often distributed for free with a cable TV subscription and have dual tuners.
Seagate has pushed one step closer to the terabyte hard drive with a new 3.5-inch drive that holds up to 750 gigabytes.
The Scotts Valley, Calif.-based company has started to ship its Barracuda 7200.10 line of hard drives to computer manufacturers. The drive features platters that store data in vertical columns, which allow more information to be stored in a given space on the hard-drive platter.
Microsoft should pull the browser out of the OS and discontinue all IE development immediately. It should then bless the Mozilla.org folks with a cash endowment and take an investment stake in Opera, to influence the future direction of browser technology from the outside in."
Monday, April 24, 2006
Perhaps granny was dishing out illicit mp3s prior to her demise. "Our evidence gathering and our subsequent legal actions all were initiated weeks and even months ago," said RIAA spokesman Jonathan Lamy. "We will now, of course, obviously dismiss this case.
MacBook Pro, which was announced in January and features Intel's Duo dual-core chip, is currently available with a 15-inch screen. The new notebooks will begin shipping next week, Apple said in a statement.
Last Friday Google synchronized the Google Maps data with satellite and aerial photos from the Google Earth database. Now all the recent changes in Google Earth are available to Maps users. Here is the most comprehensive list of the changes
First overclocking results with an Intel Duo Core T2600 clocked to 3.4Ghz runs faster than the current world record holder P4 670 at 7.2Ghz with less than halve the CPU cycles!
Friday, April 21, 2006
Russian news agencies said in the coastal village Tilichiki structures and buildings, including a school, a hospital and a local airport, had been partially or wholly destroyed, along with municipal electric and heating systems. The agencies said some injuries had been reported.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Check out the newest legal threats to The Pirate Bay from Linotype and Prophecy House
Its about time. It seem like it been ages since the pirate bay updated this. These Legal Threats is one the funniest thing on the interweb today. Are they planning to do an Ajax version of their Legal Threats page. It would automatically update dramatically every time when a new threat is email to them with an auto genorated response will be sent back out to Evil Lawyers.
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
If a new idea from Philips catches on, the company may not be very popular with TV viewers. The company's labs in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, has been cooking up a way to stop people changing channels to avoid adverts or fast forwarding through ads they have recorded along with their target programme.The secret, according to a new patent filing, is to take advantage of Multimedia Home Platform - the technology behind interactive television in many countries around the world. MHP software now comes built into most modern digital TV receivers and recorders. It looks for digital flags buried in a broadcast, and displays messages on screen that let the viewer call up extra features, such as additional footage or information about a programme
Prototype of flexible display screen that is unfurled and then rolled back up into the cylinder case. (CBS)
"As you can see it's quite flexible," says Anna Chwang, senior scientist, as she displays a paper thin film with images running across it.
It uses something called "OLEDs" (organic light emitting devices), a thin film of chemicals, 1/10,000 of an inch thick, that turns an electronic signal into a picture, much like a television does.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
There are a few differences but as far as I can tell this is a purely cosmetic makeover. The new site is cleaner and groups key resources on the left - things like email, My Yahoo and other Yahoo services and content."
Monday, April 17, 2006
The new video-on-demand (VOD) deal will make available how-to instructional videos, news and other topics on cable provider Cox Communications' VOD offering, on TiVo boxes and to TVN Entertainment, which distributes programming to other cable operators. Programming will first be available in June; CNET plans to create a similar offering for its own Web site some time in the second half of the year. Gillespie said he expects to get CNET TV on all of the major multiple-systems operators (MSO), or cable providers.Each program will run about 15 minutes in length, and will contain :15 commercials before and after video runs. A shorter spot is more proportional to the length of the on-demand video. "Our experience is that when you run longer than a :15 online, we get a violent reaction from our viewers," said Gillespie
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Double exposing in this fashion allows one to preserve a host of architectural detail which otherwise would be lost in the shadows. Below are a closer city view and detail within the city, as well as a zoom of the bridge with a close up of the far right tower.
Saturday, April 15, 2006
RAW DEAL! Worst computer deal in the history of scams. They are selling a $300 desktop computer for $2200. They are scamming the public by making it look like an easy payment plan. If the overall price wasn't bad enough, they don't even take on any risk, as they won't ship the computer until you've spent more than $600! Help expose this scam!
Since the Avarage of G4, MTV, E! Viewer is right in line of Blue Hippo Target Demographics, What you expect. Of course their business practices is a real scam!
50 years ago Ampex unveiled the first video tape recorder. TV Technology has an excellent story about the surprise launch of the video tape recorder, impacting almost every aspect of business, entertainment, and family life as we know it today. The enabler of the entire modern entertainment industry, the video tape recorder was was designed by only six men, Charles Ginsburg, Charles Anderson, Ray Dolby, Shelby Henderson, Alex Maxey, and Fred Pfost.
Friday, April 14, 2006
News Corp.'s Fox network has signed a six-year agreement with its 187 affiliated stations that will let it show reruns of its television programs on the Internet, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Thursday.
Thursday, April 13, 2006
irefox 126.96.36.199 provides native support for Macintosh with Intel Core processors, and stability and security enhancements that are part of our ongoing program to provide a safe Internet experience for our customers. We recommend that all users upgrade to this latest version.
Ok no one say this anymore. But wOOt for the FF188.8.131.52 so there.
Continuing its assault on archrival Intel Corp., computer chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. said Wednesday that it had swung to a profit in the first quarter on higher sales.
AMD's net income of $184.5 million, or 38 cents a share, in the period ended March 26 marked the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company's best quarterly performance in more than five years as its processors won market share away from Intel, the world's largest semiconductor manufacturer.
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
It looks like Google Calender could be launching tonight! The official Google Calendar logo was found on Google's servers and calendar.google.com redirects to the actual CL2 login screen now.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
The awards--which have seen the Internet rise, fall and rise again with the birth of
Awards will be granted in 65 categories, including activism, banking and bill paying, celebrity/fan, humor, personal Web site, science and more.
Monday, April 10, 2006
A chunk of ice dropped out of the sky and left a huge hole in the ground this weekend at Oakland's Bushrod Park in California, and not even astronomy experts know where it came from.
CNN has a story on an employment consulting firm report showing job cuts in the tech sector are down 40 percent." From the article: "Despite the inevitable job-cutting that typically follows mergers, the job market picture for the nation's tech workers is definitely improving. Many job seekers in high-demand fields such as storage systems administration and information security are probably finding themselves in the driver's seat when it comes to negotiating employment terms
But their Registration page does not work in FF or Opera. I had to use IE 7. :( to get it to work properly. It too bad Second Life minimum System Requirements an 2004 > Graphic card to work with this program. I not going to run out fry's today to buy $100.00 nVidia GeForce FX 5600, GeForce 6600,OR ATI Radeon 9600, X600. so I will be able to enter Second Life. My Compaq v2000z has x200 Radeon ati on board graphic. But If Second Life won't run to this figuration. Second Life just lost another potential customer.It only a matter to time when a new Internet start up is going to release a mmorpg base om ajax that only System Requirements are A Broadband Connection to the net and modern web browser ie Firefox, Opera, ie7 or safari! This will make these other mmorpg services like there.com, Second Life history.
Friday, April 07, 2006
SpamDailyNews is reporting that the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a brief that claims AT&T has been forwarding internet traffic directly into the hands of the NSA. The brief was filed under seal (a procedure that allows only the judge and the litigants to view the document) in order to give the court time to review the information. From the article: 'More than just threatening individuals' privacy, AT&T's apparent choice to give the government secret, direct access to millions of ordinary Americans' Internet communications is a threat to the Constitution itself. We are asking the Court to put a stop to it now.'"
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Scientists have made one of the most important fossil finds in history: a missing link between fish and land animals, showing how creatures first walked out of the water and on to dry land. As such, it will be a blow to proponents of intelligent design.
Honda will soon add Google Earth to its navigation systems in Japan. This seems to be part of a growing trend. In February Google and Volkswagen announced they had partnered with nVidia to bring 3-dimensional Google Maps to car navigation systems.
Apple Computer said on Wednesday that it has released a public beta version of Boot Camp, software that enables Microsoft Windows XP to run natively on Intel-based Macs.
The software, which will be included in Mac OS X 10.5, called Leopard, is available for download on Apple's Web site. Apple will also preview Boot Camp in August at its Worldwide Developers Conference, the company said.
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
SMB 1 without collecting one gold coin. Sounds simple at first, until you release that many times the coins are placed directly in the path of tricky jumps - and "hidden" blocks always have coins in them. Amazing!
eWeek Story about Microsoft's assertion that PCs may no longer be able to recover from the most aggressive Malware. From the article: "[Danseglio] cited a recent instance where an unnamed branch of the U.S. government struggled with malware infestations on more than 2,000 client machines. 'In that case, it was so severe that trying to recover was meaningless. They did not have an automated process to wipe and rebuild the systems, so it became a burden. They had to design a process real fast,'."
Saturday, April 01, 2006
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Homer Simpson hit the big screen on Friday in a short teaser trailer announcing “The Simpsons” movie.
The “Simpsons” teaser debuted prior to the opening of 20th Century Fox’s latest animated film “Ice Age: The Meltdown.” The clip announces Fox’s July 27, 2007 release date for “The Simpsons” movie.
The animated 25-second clip opens on a giant superhero S. “Leaping his way onto the silver screen,” intones a narrator, “the greatest hero in American history!” Cut to Homer Simpson sitting on his couch in his tighty whities. “I forgot what I was supposed to say,” he says. The narrator continues, “ ’The Simpsons Movie,’ coming to the screen, July 27, 2007.” “Uh, uh,” says Homer, “we better get started.”
AMD IS DESPERATELY trying to rebound against the impressive Intel Conroe demo shown at IDF, weeks back. While we know that Woodcrest is on target for a Q4 introduction as well, things are heating up in the processing arena.
AMD will use its 65 nanometre party in Prague next week to talk about the progress company is making with production ramp of its Fab 36, but at the same time, the company will introduce its fastest clocked production CPU. Yes, AMD is finally introducing a 3GHz part, breaking a "record" set by the infamous Athlon 64 FX-57, a 2.8GHz clocked part released back in 2005.