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Review of SUSE 10.1 A review of SUSE 10.1, giving an overview of the installation, and how it works in both desktop environments, Gnome and KDE... From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Linux Distributions Trends Linux Distributions Trends powered by Google Trends From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Wine 0.9.13 Released the latest version of Wine, which includes numerous bug fixes, and direct3d fixes. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


The Smartest Sneakers "At one time, our athletic kicks were reserved for just that--bouncing around on the basketball court. But now, sneakers do a lot more than simply provide protection for our feet." From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


China's newest shopping craze: 'team buying' Welcome to China's newest shopping craze, tuangou, or team buying. By combining the power of the Internet to compare prices with the stealth tactics of the flash mob, team buyers are driving hard bargains in the world's hottest economy. Many team-buying websites have sprung up to catch the trend, which first began in online forums and chat rooms. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Researchers Look Beyond the Birth of the Universe Research team at Penn State has used quantum gravitational calculations to find threads that lead to an earlier time. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Meditation Increases Brain Size People who meditate grow bigger brains than those who don't. Brain scans reveal that experienced meditators boasted increased thickness in parts of the brain that deal with attention and processing sensory input. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Kodak Admits to Mass Spamming Photo giant agrees to pay FTC fine after sending promotional e-mails to 2 million individuals, calls incident a 'technical malfunction'. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Ex-government employee sentenced for hacking Kenneth Kwak, 34, of Chantilly, Va., admitted to installing remote control software on the computer and using that access to read his supervisor's e-mail and monitor other Internet activity, the U.S Department of Justice said in a statement Friday. Kwak shared this information with others in his office, the DOJ said. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Turn Your Monitor Into a Touch Screen Monitor NAVIsis has come out with a technology that allows you to turn your regular and boring LCD monitor into a useful touch screen monitor. Called the NAVIsis EZ-Canvas, its a pair of sensors that you simply attach to the top corners of your monitor and use a special stylus to write and draw on your screen. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Amazon Exec: Net Neutrality Necessary Due To "Little Choice" For Consumers In an interview, Amazon VP of Global Public Policy Paul Misener reinforces one of the reasons why we need net neutrality: our (lack of) choice when it comes to broadband. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


TOP 50 Visited Web Domains '06 & '05 Which Domains had the most visits in 2005 & 2006 - From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Global Real-time Earthquake Web Monitor This real-time seismic monitor shows earthquake epicenters for today, yesterday, past 2 weeks and past 5 years. The size of the displayed earthquake circle is proportional to its magnitude. Click the "see large screen view" button t see them happening now including one in the western U.S. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Friendliness is the new cool, survey finds It's no longer cool to be cool. Now it's more about being warm. Such is the perplexing conclusion reached by two University of B.C. graduate students in the psychology department who set out to determine what constitutes coolness in 2006. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


New Hope for Nerve Damage One of the great challenges in neuroscience has been learning how to coax nerves to regenerate after injuries. Now scientists have shown that a newly discovered and highly potent growth-promoting molecule can regenerate the optic nerves of rats -- and do so days after the nerves have been damaged. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


First baby in Britain designed cancer-free Her decision to use controversial genetic-screening technology will ensure that she does not pass on to her child the hereditary form of eye cancer from which she suffers. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Massive Play-test of Wii Games HEXUS had the chance to take a number of Wii games for a spin, and by the looks they had more fun than should be allowed. It looks like the fun-factor of Wii will easily make up for its lack of power compared to PS3/XBox 360. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Vonage USB SoftPhone Kit Leaked! (pic) Our Bothan spies sent us some shots of a USB-key based Vonage SoftPhone that will be available in June. This thing consists of the USB key containing the software and a headset. You plug it into any PC—no Mac support, apparently—up comes your home phone and voicemail et al. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Ballmer: Microsoft To Focus On Linux Competition...AGAIN! "[Ballmer] said Linux has been outselling Microsoft in areas such as file services, e-mail security and e-science, and that demonstrates that the Redmond, Wash., software marker needs to innovate." Ya think? From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Build RSS reader using AJAX and PHP Learn how to build an Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (Ajax) Really Simple Syndication (RSS) reader, as well as a Web component that you can place on any Web site to look at the articles in the RSS feeds. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


How to run your own Unix web server. (3 part series) Learn how you can run your own web server from a master! Goes over FreeBSD installation, Apache, MySQL, PHP, etc, and all the configuration. This is part 1, links to part 2 and 3 at the bottom of the page. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Have You Seen The Da Vinci Code? "Sony's strategy with the film has been unusual in that so far, no outsiders have seen Ron Howard's two-and-a-half-hour opus. Sony has forgone the usual advance press screenings and a splashy stateside premiere, forfeiting some coverage in the interest of keeping the picture under wraps." From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


'Brazilian Stonehenge' discovered w/pics Brazilian archaeologists have found an ancient stone structure in a remote corner of the Amazon that may cast new light on the region's past. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Social Networks Attract Nearly Half Of All Web Users The top 10 sites collectively grew 47 percent in the United States from the same month a year ago to 68.8 million unique visitors, Nielsen/NetRatings said. The sites reached 45 percent of active Web users. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Most Dangerous Search Words Revealed There is one phrase which, if you type into any search engine will expose your PC to shed-loads of spam, according to a new report. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Duke Nukem Forever: 8 Years and $7.5 million later it's almost done!!! 3D Realms' Scott Miller says he believes that Duke Nukem Forever will be so popular that it will make back the $7.5 million they've spent making it in the first day or 2 of it's release. "...once it comes out, if it's as successful as we think it'll be, we'll make that money back in the first day or two of sales." From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Record-breaking laser is hot stuff The record for the fastest rise in temperature has just been topped. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Symantec Developing Automatic Online Backup Service With high-profile attacks no longer creating as much demand for its basic antivirus products, Symantec is now developing new products, such as Genesis, that will place more emphasis on threats such as identity theft and fraud, Thompson said From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Researchers Make Progress with Robotic Telesurgery However science fiction-esque it may have sounded decades ago, using robots to perform delicate surgeries is decidedly science fact today. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Sorry, Google: Feds clear IE, Vista Government investigators say Microsoft's plans for the default search box are "easily changed" by users and PC makers. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Bon Echo Alpha 2 Released Bon Echo is the code name for the next version of Firefox. This is the second alpha release. New features include RSS capabilities, auto-complete for search, inline spell-checking, microsummaries for bookmarks, and more. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Google Updates ADWORDS API Version 4 (V4) introduces three major enhancements to the AdWords API: local time zone operations, reporting on a list of account logins, and an update of the traffic estimator fields. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Microsoft improves low light digital photography This interesting research project takes 2 almost simultanious images, one with a flash and one without to create a near perfect blend between the two images, with the sharpness and clarity of the flash derived image and the color and emotion of natural low light. I cant wait for my Canon Power Shot to have this option. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Bungie Answers Questions About Halo 3 & Download New Desktop Wallpaper! This week we turn the update over to you, the reader and answer all the questions we felt comfortable answering, about the Halo 3 trailer! They also introduced a new desktop wallpaper for download! From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


The People's Mario Have you ever wondered, what if Mario was Soviet? From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


2005 PS3 vs 2006 PS3 (Pictures) SCEA official images of the 2005 PS3 and the 2006 PS3. It's changed quite a bit since last E3. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Amazing photos of the Japanese storm water system! Large gallery of incredible photos of the Japanese storm water drainage system. The look like something straight out of Myst or an FPS. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Google partners with Nokia to Release Web-Surfing Device Google and handset producer Nokia are teaming up to release an updated version of Nokia’s 770 Internet Tablet, which will enable consumers to conduct voice conversations or send instant messages while surfing the Web, The Wall Street Journal reports. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Creating professional documentation with Linux tools Linux is still a viable environment for technical writers. Linux users can take advantage of a number of documentation tools, including both free or open source software (FOSS) and proprietary software. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


the nPod - a portable NES system Ben Heckendorn is back to his old hardware hacking ways, this time cramming a portable NES system into form factor barely larger than the cartridges it plays. Titled the "nPod," his new creation has a 3.5-inch screen, runs on four AA batteries, and is based on one of those "NES on a chip" joysticks. From on May 13, 2006 at 7:24 p.m..


Maori Subject Headings Nga Upoko Tukutuku The Maori Subject headings List has been developed as part of the Maori Subject Headings Project jointly sponsored by LIANZA, Te Ropu Whakahau and National Library of New Zealand. The purpose is to provide a structured set of subject headings that Maori customers can relate to and use to find material in libraries. It has been developed so that cataloguers and descriptive archivists have a reliable and comprehensive resource to use when they are describing material in, by and about Maori. From EdNA Online on May 13, 2006 at 8:30 a.m..


Outline Processor Markup Language (OPML) OPML an XML-based format that allows exchange of outline-structured information between applications running on different operating systems and environments. From EdNA Online on May 13, 2006 at 1:46 a.m..


State of Online Feed Readers A blog posting from Frank Gruber on TechCrunch that reviews nine web-based RSS feed readers in terms of Web 2.0 features: user ratings, tagging, social aspects, and feed discovery and recommendations. A feature comparison chart is provided. Further suggestions are made in the extensive comments attached to this posting. From EdNA Online on May 13, 2006 at 12:05 a.m..


Collaborative Technologies Conference Boston 2006 CTC helps forward-thinking IT and business professionals give their organizations a competitive advantage via a comprehensive program that addresses development of a collaborative strategy, collaborative applications, and the infrastructure required to support them. Presenters include: Ross Mayfield, Phil Windley, Jessica Lipnack, John Seely Brown, Matthew Glotzbach, Michael Qaissaunee, and Bart Collins. From EdNA Online on May 13, 2006 at 12:05 a.m..


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