Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Computer Viruses In Outer Space

Yes, even the NASA guys get viruses, but they get to take it in to outer space. Best part is they do not run an anti-virus software on their astronauts laptops, so the little nasty will have to stay there until they get home. Brilliant! ...

Zillow Real Estate Market Reports

Zillow.com is a great site for real estate information and here is a pretty cool market report they put together for the United States. ...

Thanks go to Carol for sharing this!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

FDA: Says OK to Radiating Spinach/Lettuce

As of this Friday, your spinach and lettuce will get a little extra ingredient...radiation. The Food and Drug Administration ruled that food companies could use a dose proven to dramatically reduce levels of E. coli, salmonella and listeria on raw spinach and lettuce — a dose somewhat lower than meat requires. Yummy! ...

Monday, August 25, 2008

Internet Explorer 8 And Windows 7

If you want to keep up to date with the progress of IE8, this site contains a blog series about how they are making progress and the stages for the release of IE8 Beta 2 in August. ...

If you are interested in Windows 7, dubbed Win7, you can check out .

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Lenovo's ThinkPad W500/W700

All I can say is "OOOOOO AAHHHH" for these new ThinkPads from Lenovo. Plus the W700 will include the new QX9300 Core 2 Extreme option. ...

If you want to customize your own, check out .

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Best TV On The Web

Today, the Net has almost as many television viewing options as your cable company. But how do you find stuff that's worth watching? Here are PCWorld's choices for must-stream TV. ...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

PowerPoint 2007 With pptPlex

I thought I would show you the direction of PowerPoint slides in the near future. Well, technically, it is available now as plug-in. This plug-in allows you to arrange slides on a canvas then zoom between the slides during the presentation. You can move around the canvas and show groups of slides, individual slides, or even zoom in to show a particular section of a slide. ... (Be sure to click on the "Watch Video" link)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Recycle Old Equipment

Recycle San Diego has a free electronics recycling event.

Saturday August 23rd, 2008. 10am to 2pm.
In the parking lot -
8222 Ronson Road, San Diego, CA 92111

You can bring your old computers, laptops, batteries, monitors, printers and more. ...

Sunday, August 17, 2008

iPhone 3G Problems

New iPhone users are complaining that they are not getting the 3G connections and speed from their shiny new toy. Apple employees say it's AT&T's network. (I tend to side with them) Or should they blame the communication chip maker, Infineon for the 3G chip inside the phone. Hopefully a firmware fix will be released shortly to fix it. ...

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Strange Inventions

For a bit of entertainment, check out these inventions and guess what they are. ...

Friday, August 15, 2008

MAC Versus PC Pricing

Why you don't own a MAC may be for a variety of reasons, but the bottom line is that a MAC costs twice as much as a Windows PC. ...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Spyware By The Numbers

Which metropolitan areas are most prone to spyware problems? A study shows that New York is #1. How does your city rank? ...

Monday, August 11, 2008

Microsoft Warns Of Server Hack

of a hack that could route users through a malicious proxy server. When a browser looks for a server's DNS or WINS, an infected server may "route their Internet traffic through a malicious proxy server," according to Microsoft.

Well the word is out and yes, the hack has begun. , there is this "notification" that appears on your system and allegedly tells you that your computer is infected and you need to install some B.S. Anti-SpywareXP crap to remove it. WRONG!

Now I read that even if you type in a correct address in your browser, you might get re-directed to a malicious site.

Security experts fear an open season for virus attacks and identity-fraud scams. And I'm wondering how ugly this will get as well.

Let's hope they get this taken care of soon. ...

Sunday, August 10, 2008

OpenDNS

OpenDNS is a free service that allows you to filter web content such as specific sites, specific content and adult website filtering. This is a handy application to prevent your business or kids from visiting undesirable web content. ...

Friday, August 08, 2008

Contact Lenses

Researchers at UC Davis have designed a contact lens that can check on your eyes to make sure nothing's wrong and also dispense medication automatically when needed. After looking at the picture, you have to wonder how you see with it. ...

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

AntiSpyware 2008?

As a follow up to my newsletter, here is the article regarding a nasty malware out there that turns your PC into a brick. ...

Desktop Wallpaper

If you are tired of looking at the same ole desktop picture on your PC, head on over to lifehacker.com for a gallery of nature-themed desktop wallpaper. ...

Monday, August 04, 2008

Saturday, August 02, 2008

U3 Launchpad Removal Tool

Occasionally I come across a USB flash drive that has a U3 Smart drive installed on it. (SanDisk USB drives) When you plug it into your PC, the drive runs an application that allows you to secure your data, access files and comes with pre-loaded software. All I want is a regular USB flash drive that doesn't have any bells or whistles.

Unfortunately, formatting the U3 Smart drive doesn't uninstall the pre-loaded software, so how about a PC World has a great article on this. ...

Friday, August 01, 2008

EMD Safety Bracelet

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security  "has expressed great interest in a so-called safety bracelet" that could stun you if airline personnel think you're a threat. The bracelet acts as a boarding pass, a luggage and carry-on identifier, and a way of immobilizing you. ...