How can it be OK for Steve Case to try and sell me Lipitor when I click over to a page on cholesterol, yet it's evil for Google to even consider doing the same?
Google has unveiled a new Gmail Labs feature that allows users to have more than one inbox in their default Gmail view.
People normally associate Half Life with running around after aliens or terrorists, a Glock in one hand and a grenade in the other; all in first-person shooter form.The Half Life engine has enabled hundreds if not thousands of people to develop into and around it, providing new experiences, new games, features and maps for many.
The US Congress wants to include "Buy American" provisions in the stimulus bill. I say "no thanks." Protected industries aren't going to pull America out of recession.
We all know how higher gas prices and the lack of money for car loans has pretty well squealched the sale of gas-hawg SUVs. A similar, if quieter meltdown, is hitting the RV industry.
While we all know that maintaining, securing, and upgrading an open source installation still costs money, most of the bills flow only after the stuff is working. The main cost is time, a cost which is fungible, surprisingly so as we have learned in this decade.
So it seems it is broadly true, young people really are more open and older ones more set in their ways, according to a fascinating article in the Scientific American.• Studies of personality development often focus on traits such as extroversion, conscientiousness, agreeableness, neuroticism and openness to new experiences.
Open source is business. And when Kirk decided to make a political attack on the Conservative call for more open source, folks were quick to look inside the claim, take it apart, and ridicule it -- in Internet terms "fisk" it.
How to retain your customers in a recession isn't always obvious and certainly is never easy. But tools, strategies, techniques and tactics are there to do just that -and acquire customers in the bargain - even in a downturn.
Mary Jo discussed Microsoft's Skybox cloud service a couple of days ago and the folks at Engadget appeared to find what appears to be the Skybox site branded as Microsoft My Phone. It doesn't appear that you can sign up or use it yet, but you can click the more info link to find out several more details about the beta service that looks like it will launch around Mobile World Congress in less than 2 weeks.
Durham University researchers use the Half Life engine to simulate evacuations from burning buildings
Boosted by government initiatives and green spending, China's IT market in 2009 will only be minimally affected by the global economic slowdown, according to a new report.
Microsoft is not going to introduce a Microsoft-branded phone at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona later this month. Not a Microsoft-branded Zune phone. Not any kind of Microsoft-branded phone. Period. So why -- in spite of continued and repeated denials by Microsoft -- do reports continue to surface that Microsoft is going to deliver a smartphone?
I was waiting for the UAC-based security problems to occur after Windows 7's release but alas that was not to be, for problems have occurred in the beta version of Windows 7.
After initially describing the ability for code to change UAC (user account Control) levels on Windows 7 beta without generating a UAC prompt as "by design" Microsoft has now agreed to make changes to the Release Candidate code to tighten up security with regards to this issue.
All of the start-ups created during the second Startup Camp Sydney, which was held several weeks ago, have been placed for auction on SitePoint.com.
I've mentioned my fondness of Evernote several times in the past (just need a S60 client soon) and read over on MobileDevicesToday that they have partnered with the winners of the CES Last Gadget Standing competition, EyeFi, for some great offers. As you can read over on the Evernote blog you can now purchase the three current EyeFi models at a significant discount through the Evernote page.
My colleague from the other side of the pond, Adrian Bridgwater, also had a discussion with the CEO of Parallels, Serguei Beloussov. As before, his conversation (see Is virtualisation starting to feel real?