Video: The first Joint Regional Intelligence Center has opened in Los Angeles last month, with a goal of coordinating efforts among law enforcement agencies to prevent terrorist attacks. It's not the high tech CTU operation of the TV show "24," with encryption crackers, a hot line to the President or instant satellite repositioning and sending the images live to an operative's PDA.
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Canada-based Solestrom has developed a bikini with a built-in dosimeter that's sensitive to sunlight. It will warn you when your cumulative exposure (over the course of a day) becomes dangerously high, and if you have the good sense God gave Gruyere, you'll head for the shade when it tells you to.
This week on The Dan & David Show, I'm late to the studio, so David and executive producer Marianne Wilman get the show off to a start. As usual David rants about DRM, especially Apple's, and explains via Eric Raymond and Tim Bray why Linux desktop isn't ready for prime time.
Metricon 1.0 took place in Vancouver earlier this month.
This is the third in an ongoing series of posts regarding my every day usage of Motorola's Q smartphone (pictured left). There are so many things to write about that it doesn't make sense to pack it all into one giant blog entry.
I saw my colleague Dan Farber's post yesterday about Jigsaw and how it already had 319 contacts for people that work at CNET Networks (the parent company to ZDNet). So, I thought I'd dive in to see if I'm one of them.
Dell is apparently putting some of its muscle behind blogging. This morning, I woke up to an email that Dell now has a manager -- Lionel Menchaca -- for its public facing Direct2Dell blog.
Jigsaw Data introduced a new feature for its business contact marketplace that gives non-registered users a good peak, a tease, into the database. The 'money' data, such as email address and business phone numbers, is only available to registered Jigsaw members.
There are all sorts of stories whirling around the Internet regarding the pros and cons of desktop Linux as well as its chances of adoption (or track record so far) that I thought I'd try to connect the dots to form a more coherent picture (well, perhaps a confusing picture).Our thread starts at Tim Bray's blog.
Providing another sign--in addition to the recent huge quarter that Salesforce.com just had--that software-as-a-service is gaining traction, $9 billion ADP (Automated Data Processing, Inc.