Tech Thoughts Daily Net News – February 11, 2010

Google’s Ultra-Fast Broadband: Questions and Answers – Google has announced plans to build a series of high-speed broadband networks across America. Here’s a breakdown of what’s going on and what it could mean for you.

7 Basic Windows PC Maintenance Tips – You don’t need a doctorate in computer science to keep your Windows PC running smoothly. Follow these seven simple PC maintenance tips to happier, more productive computing.

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Scammers Hop on iPad Bandwagon – Malware-pushing crooks are infiltrating search results for Apple’s new tablet with malicious links.

Identity Fraud On the Rise – Identity fraud hit more victims last year, increasing 12% to an estimated 11.1 million adults in the United States, according to new data.

Create a Wi-Fi Access Point using Connectify – Blogger Paul Mah checks out Connectify, a free application for Windows 7 that allows you to take any Internet connection and share it via Wi-Fi.

Mozilla jumped the gun, add-on malware turns out to be false-positive – Late last week Mozilla reported that it had discovered two malware-ladened add-ons for the Firefox browser being offered on the official download site. It now turns out that one of add-ons labeled as toxic was in fact clean.

Malware hits all-time high in January – The amount of unique malware tracked by security vendor Fortinet, reached an all-time high in January.

Off Topic:

Five Ways Early Adopters Have Been Screwed – Let’s take a quick look back at just a few times when early adopters were left out in the cold by buying technology products before anyone else.

Not the gambling type? Scientists link fear of money loss to brain structure – Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have linked the brain structure, made up of two almond-shaped clusters of tissue in the medial temporal lobes, to human economic behavior.

What is an Act of Cyber War? – Let’s not throw the “w” word around so casually and, besides, surely we’re doing the same thing, no?

Cross-training for the brain – Dan Michel is in the business of putting brains to work. The former marketing executive discovered in his ailing father what research tells us is indisputable: Brain exercise keeps us sharp.

Today’s Quote:

“The truth is more important than the facts”.

–       Frank Lloyd Wright

Today’s Free Downloads:

FotoSketcher – FotoSketcher is fast, fun and easy way to turn your digital photos into beautiful pencil sketches or paintings in seconds.

Anuran – For a straightforward, lightweight tool that makes it easy to journal your everyday activities, check out Anuran. This utility pops up a small window at times you choose, or in response to a hotkey. Anuran would be useful to those who need to track their time on projects or for billing purposes

DAEMON Tools Lite – It’s a real pain–not to mention slow–to continually swap CDs and DVDs out of your optical drive. Hence pay products such as AnyDVD and others that emulate a CD/DVD drive and allow you to mount disc images (files containing all the information from a disc) to a virtual drive. Fortunately for those on a budget, there’s a free alternative: Daemon Tools Lite.

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