Virtualization became a buzz word last year - and since then some things have grown beyond our wildest dreams while others have fallen short. Here's what to expect in 2009.
According to a Stanford University researcher, 'wind, water and sun beat biofuels, nuclear and coal for clean energy.' The scientist 'has conducted the first quantitative, scientific evaluation of the proposed, major, energy-related solutions by assessing not only their potential for delivering energy for electricity and vehicles, but also their impacts on global warming, human health, energy security, water supply, space requirements, wildlife, water pollution, reliability and sustainability.' Wow! The researcher found that some sources of energy were 25 to 1,000 times more polluting than the best available options. Some of his conclusions make sense, some are controversial, but read more...
Google has made it official: Chrome is out of beta.As for the answer to my earlier question - Where is my Mac version?
Quocirca's Straight Talking: What's the best way to do it?
The British Government has yielded to European pressure to extend copyright for recorded music, MusicWeek reports. Culture secretary Andy Burnham made a surprise announcement in favor of a 70-year copyright term at a music conference.
November 2008December 1stGrowthRetail Category42,92757,12933%Shopzilla.com Sites9851,95398%Yahoo! Shopping1,0241,85681%Google Product Search6971,11059%MSN Shopping6721,10865%Nextag.com Sites3671,010176%CyberMonday.com131,0047578%SHOPLOCAL.COM58587850%ValueClick Sites53167527%PRONTO.COM288638121%Yahoo! Stores254571125%Source: comScore
Having been brought up Jewish, my wife and and I never had the opportunity to actually decorate our homes with holiday lights. That being said, we appreciate a nice display, and have come to think of ourselves as connoisseurs and critics of the very best (and worst) in holiday light entertainment.
Getting vendors to commit to HL7, and getting their products to truly interconnect, is at the heart of health IT reform. Open source can be the glue that allows all systems to make these links work.
In past recessions, downcast consumers could still be counted on to come home, plunk down in their chairs and watch TV, to escape from the clutches of economic doldrums. And pay their TV bills, because cable at home was cheaper than going out to the movies.
If it seems very basic, that's because it is. Yet, iPhone users are so eager to have a cut/copy-and-paste tool that they're willing to pin their hopes on a YouTube video and Twitter feed.
According to new research, success in 68% of technology projects is "improbable." Poor requirements analysis causes many of these failures, meaning projects are doomed right from the start.
A little forgiveness would go a long way. As would linking the costs of documentation to the benefits.
Comcast says it will debut its new ultra-high-speed Internet service in the Chicago, Baltimore, Atlanta, and Fort Wayne, Ind. markets, according to the Associated Press.
Bad week for FCC chairman Kevin Martin. First he has to suffer through a 110-page litany of his management failures and now, the Wall Street Journal reports, the White House is hard-set against his plan for free Internet.
The release of the exploit code could lead to large-scale attacks, experts have warned
In Robert Bly's "The Sibling Society," the poet compares modern society to "Jack and the Beanstalk." Jack is running from the giant and the giant's wife hides him in a cupboard.
The worries about Microsoft's fiscal second quarter and fiscal 2009 are starting to pile up. While Microsoft is viewed as one of those recession resistant companies--no company is recession proof--the headwinds to the software giant's quarter are becoming clear.