How Can I Ditch Cable and Watch TV and Movies Online? – There are so many great options for catching a show here or there, but can you rely on them to replicate the cable TV experience? Well, yes and no
Virtualized USB Key: The Future of Online Banking? – Is this the future of online banking? US company IronKey has come up with a USB drive that can be used to access accounts virtually without involving the operating system or applications that cause so many of today’s security problems.
The Best Security Suites for 2010 – The 2010 “model year” for security suites got an early start, with a couple of products already out in June of 2009. The February 2010 releases of McAfee Total Protection 2010 and Norton 360 Version 4.0 complete the collection, at least as far as major security vendors are concerned. We’ve reviewed sixteen security suites.
The world is hacked, and it’s the users’ fault – My (virtual) hat is off to the hackers. They’ve managed to infect and exploit the world, and it doesn’t appear that people care. It’s so bad that this passes for life as usual. It’s like learning to accept Mother Nature’s natural disasters as inevitable — though hackers can be stopped.
Top 5 Cloud Applications for 2010 – Security and availability still may be a concern, but certain applications are meant for the cloud, says analyst firm IDC, with benefits outweighing any risks. Here’s a look at the top 5 applications that will make the most dramatic moves to the cloud this year.
10 things you didn’t know about the Koobface gang – The intensive multitasking on behalf of the Koobface gang, next to the fact that the Koobface botnet is the tip of the iceberg for their malicious operations, prompts the publishing of this top 10 things you didn’t know about the Koobface gang list.
Enterprise Security Tips on a Small-Business Budget – Big or small, you can’t be too careful with your business’s network security. Here are some industrial-strength security tips you can implement on a shoestring budget.
GlaxoSmithKline deliberately hid evidence of Avandia harm, says Senate report – GlaxoSmithKline, maker of the diabetes drug Avandia, knew the drug was linked to tens of thousands of heart attacks but went out of its way to hide this information from the public, says a 334-page report just released by the Senate Finance Committee. (submitted by Dar).
Mass online hypnotism to contact dead Pope – A Polish hypnotherapist will make a record-breaking attempt to put thousands of people around the world in a trance and let them talk to Pope John Paul II. The online event is scheduled to take place on 2 April, which is the anniversary of John Paul II’s death.
Homopolar motor demonstration – A homopolar motor has a magnetic field along the axis of rotation and an electric current that at some point is not parallel to the magnetic field. Demonstration using one drywall screw, one 1.5 V alkaline cell, six inches of plain copper wire, one small neodymium disk magnet. (submitted by Dar).
Italy’s Google Convictions Set a Dangerous Precedent – An Italian court’s ruling against three Google employees raises important questions about user-generated content and who’s responsible for policing what people submit.
“Dopeler Effect – the tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly”.
– Greg Oetjen
Today’s Free Downloads:
Portable Ubuntu Remix – If you ever feel the urge to experiment with Linux, you don’t have to install an entirely new OS. Just install Portable Ubuntu Remix, and you can run Linux apps on your Windows machine.
Krento – Krento creates a slick, rotating 3D circle of up to 12 of your favorite apps. You can also skin Krento and add favorites by dragging and dropping. (The program comes in 32- and 62-bit versions)
T3Desk – T3Desk minimizes programs to the desktop, shrinking each one to the size, transparency, and 3D viewing angle of your choice. Just click a window to bring it back to the foreground.
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