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Mon
09
Jul
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Vista Users Beware: Big Brother is Watching

Softpedia.com released a nice article regarding the plethora of Windows Vista "features and services" that collect, maintain and transmit your personal data to Microsoft and/or their "controlled subsidiaries and affiliates." If you're going to use ... Vista, you really don't have much say in the matter. Microsoft makes it crystal-clear that they're gathering information. The Vista Privacy Statement and the End User License Agreement (EULA) references most of these "features and services", but not all of them. "This disclosure focuses on features that communicate with the Internet and is not ... (view more)

Mon
25
Jun
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AT&T's $10 DSL Plan

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Fri
01
Jun
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Sell Your Chores for the Lowest Asking Price: Online Service Auctions Have Arrived!

Are you always too busy to complete certain chores? Is there a particular task that you've been neglecting to do for quite awhile? What if you could sell off all of those pesky chores...for the lowest asking price? Many service-based companies are ... now launching websites that hope to attract a wider and more diverse customer base. These websites allow users to simply describe the domestic duty that needs to be done and those who hope to provide the service leave their asking price attached to the description. (Source: technology.canoe.ca ) Think of it as the classified section of the local ... (view more)

Thu
31
May
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Coming Soon: Cellphone Banking!

The Bank of America and Citibank are now offering nationwide services that allow their customers to do routine banking tasks using only their cell phones. As "smart" cell phones continue to revolutionize the market for mobile devices, so too will ... more banks look to remove the hassles of physically being inside of a financial institution in order to make simple transactions. The two social functions are merging as never before, combining work and play. The service provided by Bank of America allows customers who have cell phones with Internet access to check balances, pay bills and transfer ... (view more)

Tue
29
May
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Social Networking + GPS = Ask Mobile

IAC has recently announced the release of Ask Mobile GPS. The company says that the service is the first to merge local content, social networking, and GPS navigation. (Source: tomshardware.com ) Users can use Ask Mobile GPS in a variety of ways. ... For example: users can broadcast their current GPS location (along with directions) to anyone in their contact list, get real-time directions, search for businesses through Citysearch, and view event invitations through Evite. (Source: arstechnica.com ) It almost sounds too Orwellian -- and certainly raises questions with respect to a new era in ... (view more)

Fri
06
Apr
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'Simple Service Monitoring Tool', and 'Typetester'

Simple Service Monitoring Tool The Simple Service Monitoring tool is just that: a very simple little utility to monitor a service on a local or remote system. It's meant to help you keep an eye on a service that keeps going down, although some ... success has been reached with IE (on a personal note). http://www.arconi.com/servicemonitor.html Typetester The Typetester is an online application for comparison of the fonts for the screen. Its primary role is to make web designer's life easier. As the new fonts are bundled into operating systems, the list of the common fonts will be updated. Note: ... (view more)

Wed
14
Mar
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Google Answers Get Recycled

Although Google pulled the plug on its Google Answers service in November, not everyone who worked on the project was quite as willing to toss their service in the trash. A group of researchers who worked on the Google Answers project have decided ... to reincarnate the service into a similar one called Uclue. Uclue is definitely reminiscent of Google Answers. It allows users to ask a question and set a price, ranging from $5 to $250, in return for having their question answered. Although Google eliminated Google Answers when the service failed to rake in solid traffic, the researchers who worked ... (view more)

Wed
21
Feb
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Google Apps No Longer Free

Google will be taking its applications in a new direction soon: the company will begin charging business for the use of its set of apps, known as "Google Apps for Your Domain." The package includes G-mail, Google Talk, Google Calendar, Google Page ... Creator, a start page, and will soon include Google Doc's word processing and spreadsheet applications. Google has said that they have been flooded with requests from business wanting to use these services -- and it hasn't just been small companies itching for Google Apps. Disney, Pixar, and the University of Arizona have also shown interest in ... (view more)

Tue
23
Jan
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Founders of Kazaa, Skype Create Internet TV Project

The name and details of the latest venture for Skype and Kazaa co-founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis were released earlier last week. The young entrepreneurs have tackled the world of Internet television with a service called "Joost". ... Zennstrom and Friis, who sold Skype for an incredible $2.6 billion USD to eBay Inc. in 2005, have said that Joost will combine aspects of file-sharing software and regular broadcast television. (Source: news.zdnet.com ) Joost (pronounced "juiced") may even eventually attempt a move onto television sets, but the two co-founders have remained adamant that ... (view more)

Tue
16
Jan
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US Warns: Canadian Spy Coins Amist

Attention, Canadian Residents: Those Loonies and Toonies ($1 and $2 coins) jingling around in your pocket may include more than just bronze and metal. Tiny radio frequency transmitters have been found inside Canadian coins, according to a recent ... U.S. intelligence report. This all sounds like something out of a spy movie -- and like any good espionage thriller, the facts of this case are a mystery wrapped in a riddle. This is what the report *didn't* say: The coins are from Canada, but the U.S. government isn't saying (or doesn't know) who's doing the tracking -- or why. How the Pentagon ... (view more)

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