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! Read on...
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
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! Read on...
Monday, August 25, 2008
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. Read on...
If you are interested in Windows 7, dubbed Win7, you can check out this blog.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
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. Read on... (Be sure to click on the "Watch Video" link)
Monday, August 18, 2008
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. Read on...
Sunday, August 17, 2008
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. Read on...
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Microsoft warned us back in March 2007 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. As I recently posted, 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. Read on...
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Friday, August 08, 2008
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. Read on...
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Monday, August 04, 2008
Saturday, August 02, 2008
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.
Friday, August 01, 2008
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. Read on...