Tuesday, January 31, 2006


From Browsers to Boing Boing

♦ Microsoft has just made available their latest beta preview build of their Internet Explorer 7.0 web browser. It is said to have several new features.

♦ Boing Boing Threatened By Software Creator

Monday, January 30, 2006


From Wikipedia to Autism

Wikipedia vs Congressional Staffers

♦ Children with highly analytical parents are more likely to be autistic.

Saturday, January 28, 2006


From Hackers to String Theory

♦ Microsoft Tricks Hacker Into Jail

♦ The Los Angeles city attorney's office has sued the makers of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for allegedly hiding pornographic material inside the video game, officials said.

♦ Oh God, who wants to work in an office "cubicle"?

♦ Evidence for String Theory?

Friday, January 27, 2006


A Ranking of the 50 Coolest Robots

They're exploring the deep sea and distant planets. They're saving lives in the operating room and on the battlefield. They're transforming factory floors and filmmaking. They're - oh c'mon, they're just plain cool! From Qrio to the Terminator, here are our absolute favorites (at least for now).

Thursday, January 26, 2006


From Emoticon Patents to Endtones

♦ The USA based mobile operator, Cingular Wireless has managed to get a patent on the concept of using emoticons -- symbols like smiley faces -- on mobile phones!

♦ A bizarre photographic history of computer hard drives.

♦ The Google Cache feature does not violate copyright law.

♦ Now people are talking about charging for endtones, hang-up tones and drop tones -- bits of music to play when a mobile phone conversation ends via people hanging up or a call is dropped.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006


Hyper-light-speed antenna?

Man patents hyper-light-speed antenna

Monday, January 23, 2006


What is the Kama Sutra worm?

Kama Sutra worm seduces PC users. A new e-mail worm that spreads under the guise of pornographic content has jumped to the top of the worldwide virus charts.

Sunday, January 22, 2006


From Amazon.Com to Pennies

♦ Amazon.com to allow book page purchases

Penny sculptures beyond reality

Saturday, January 21, 2006


From Phones to Geometry

♦ Man keeps his computer on slow phone line for security reasons

♦ When should Bloggers turn off their comment function?

♦ Humans are hardwired for geometry

Friday, January 20, 2006


From E-Books to Sex Blogs

♦ The latest gossip on e-books

♦ Search for the world's most prolific inventor

♦ The lastest gossip on sex blogs

Thursday, January 19, 2006


From Utility Fog to Sex.Com

Utility Fog: The Stuff that Dreams are Made Of

Wikipedia Germany Shut Down

Myware and Spyware

Sex.com sold

Wednesday, January 18, 2006


From Rubik's Cake to Spam

♦ Woman cooks Rubik's Cube cake!

♦ Asking People To Hit Reload Is A Felony?

♦ Under attack, spammer begs for mercy

Tuesday, January 17, 2006


From swarms to Wikipedia

♦ A swarm is propelled by people with a unified vision and a common desire to "change the world" without reaping any immediate financial rewards.

♦ The biography of Jimmy Whales, Wikipedia founder

Monday, January 16, 2006


From Jesus to LSD on the Net

♦ Internet Black market for relicts: Online auctions have included a feather from the Holy Spirit and a vial brimming with the breath of Jesus Christ

♦ Internet users judge a website in 1/20 second

LSD: The Geek's Wonder Drug?

Sunday, January 15, 2006


Human and Machine Intelligence

♦ Human and machine intelligence will become indistinguishable due to new brain scanning technologies


From Internet Logo to Virtual Lives

♦ Creative Internet money-making scheme: filling room with LEGO bricks for a fee

♦ We are all currently living in a virtual reality


From Virtual Funerals to Chinese Wikipedia

♦ Funeral involving real people and real emotions, but on a virtual scene

Virtual reality iPod display

♦ Troublesome players in their virtual world game Second Life are thrown into a secret in-game prison called The Corn Field

♦ Sex offender supports false identity with Wikipedia bio

♦ In Web-based games, items that exist only online are bought and sold in the 'real' world - sometimes for thousands of dollars. Some people are paid to play these games all day.

♦ Chinese communist leaders see Wikipedia as threat


From Urine Batteries to Wikipedia Plagarism

Use urine if battery dies

♦ Metatagging and social networks -- ideas that originated in personal online media -- may save the U.S. Patent Office

♦ Computer Security Graphical Passwords

Porn industry quick to jump on new technologies

♦ Top-10 must-have gadgets

Wikipedia Plagiarism Ends Journalist's Career



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