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Google targets GPS in-car personalized advertising "Eric Schmidt, Google CEO, believes that when he is listening to the radio in his car, radio ads should personally address him about his needs. For example, while driving past a clothing store, a radio ad should remind Eric that he needs a pair of pants and instruct him to turn left at the upcoming clothing store." From digg on June 17, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Why hasn't Linux made it mainstream on the desktop? "If Linux is so much better than Windows, why hasn't it made it mainstream on the desktop?" From digg on June 17, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Google Calendar Officially Supports Safari This was news to me. I accessed my google calendar today to discover that Safari is now officially supported. Link goes to Overview page where Safari is listed as a supported browser. From digg on June 17, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


Play with unprotected security cam on Internet This request on google give you a list of unprotected security cam on the net, active or not. You have full control (zoom,scan,move,etc). Sometime you get nice things :-) From digg on June 17, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


The Corruptibles: EFF's two minute guide to incoming bad laws The MPAA and RIAA are pushing in Washington for new legal powers: to enforce the broadcast flag, impose controls on digital radio and to block the analog hole. EFF summarizes their effects in this two minute cartoon -- don't forget to click on the characters at the end to send your letters to Congress. From digg on June 17, 2006 at 12:31 p.m..


MLB Players using video iPods to study swings, hitters The Rockies' video staff has downloaded every Marlins hitter into his iPod, and Jennings is figuring out how to pitch to them. "It's a good way to refresh yourself on how you got guys out," Jennings said. "It's an amazing concept." From digg on June 17, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..


JavaScript Lisp Interpreter "I wanted to get a feel for just how powerful JavaScript is as a programming language, so I sat down one evening and wrote this. It turns out that it was quite good for this application, since it is so flexible - dynamically sized arrays are used throughout, and associative arrays make the symbol table quite easy." From digg on June 17, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..


Tutorials bringing you from newbie to coding pro I was looking for a way to learn coding (PHP, Javascript, CSS), and I found this website. Its created by Ron, the maker of "SayBox". It brings you from the ground up with extremely descriptive tutorials in many different coding subjects. Its growing quickly, and more tutorials are being added very often... give it a look and digg on! From digg on June 17, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..


Oceans Reaching the Point of No Return The UN has warned the world's governments that humankind's exploitation of the sea could be passing the point of no return. From digg on June 17, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..


Scientists breed fish to feast on Gulf Coast pests In a large aboveground pool, entomologists are breeding front-line mosquito fighters.Hiding in the fibrous root systems dangling in the brown water, these fighters -- hundreds of inch-long, guppy-like minnows -- are being raised to be deployed to thousands of festering, flooded-out pools and hot tubs abandoned in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. From digg on June 17, 2006 at 10:45 a.m..


If Apple Owned Nintendo : Not a Perfect Match Speculation about an Apple-Nintendo deal has been around for years, rekindled recently by fresh speculation since word leaked that Apple may be recruiting game engineers. From digg on June 17, 2006 at 10:45 a.m..


20 Ways To Secure Your Apache Configuration... Here are 20 things you can do to make your apache configuration more secure. Disclaimer: The thing about security is that there are no guarantees or absolutes. These suggestions should make your server a bit tighter, but don't think your server is necessarily secure after following these suggestions. From digg on June 17, 2006 at 10:45 a.m..


Cool Picture of Toronto Before and After Photoshop Very popular photoblog by Sam Javanrouh, shows effects of processing images in photoshop. From digg on June 17, 2006 at 10:45 a.m..


The dirty truth about allergies A study that compared lab rodents with their wild counterparts could shed light on whether overly hygienic environments cause allergies and autoimmune disease. From digg on June 17, 2006 at 10:45 a.m..


The six dumbest ways to secure a wireless network I've seen a lot of misinformation about securing wi-fi networks. This article debunks those myths by explaining why mac filtering and ssid hiding is pointless in most cases. Looks like the only effective security is WPA with a strong passphrase. From digg on June 17, 2006 at 10:45 a.m..


Amazing NEW in-game Crysis footage. (14 min video) Entirely new footage from the upcoming first person shooter Crysis. Developed by Crytek, the makers of the award-winning Far Cry. A must view for any serious gamer or anyone with an interest in where 2007 will take gaming. From digg on June 17, 2006 at 10:45 a.m..


The Dirty Secret of China's Economy "Yes, China is a remarkable growth story. But it is also fast becoming an ecological wasteland, home to world-class smog, acid rain, polluted rivers and lakes, and deforestation. Environmental problems play a role in the death of some 300,000 Chinese people each year, according to World Bank estimates." From digg on June 17, 2006 at 10:45 a.m..


Top 10 Muscle Car Stars A list of the fastest-rising muscle cars in terms of auction values includes many cars that are rare and valuable today because, when they were new, nobody wanted them. From digg on June 17, 2006 at 10:45 a.m..


Yahoo tops for finance sites, MSN is 2ND, Google comes in at 42. Google is failing to make headway against Yahoo and MSN when it come to financial websites. CNN Money, CBS Marketwatch, and the IRS round out the top five. From digg on June 17, 2006 at 10:45 a.m..


Save your XBOX 360 from the dreaded red lights with this fix This applies to 360 suffering from the "three red lights of death," or red lights from three o'clock to twelve o'clock around the power button. This means "General Hardware Failure" and does not point to any one specific item. From digg on June 17, 2006 at 10:45 a.m..


All the World is a Map A conferenace for "neogeographers," -- a generation of coders whose work is inspired by easily obtained map data, as well as the mashups made possible by Google Maps and Microsoft's Virtual Earth. From digg on June 17, 2006 at 10:45 a.m..


How to Write a Master's Thesis in Computer Science If you are about to embark on the task of developing a Master's thesis in Computer Science, then this document may be of interest to you. The scope of this document is very narrow and deals only with certain features of thesis development that are unique to the field of Computer Science. From digg on June 17, 2006 at 10:45 a.m..


Beyond the Valley: 10 Blooming U.S. Cities for Tech eWEEK editorial scoured dozens of news stories, job reports and technology forecasts, crunched them all together with a dash of insight, and came up with the following 10 cities and their surrounding areas. From digg on June 17, 2006 at 10:45 a.m..


Vampire bats remember the sound of their victims. They say an elephant never forgets. But the vampire bat may go one better, in a fittingly chilling way. The bats may not only remember the sound of each victim's breath, but also make use of that memory to seek out the same animal for future feeds. From digg on June 17, 2006 at 10:45 a.m..


Adobe Demos CS3 on Intel Adobe showed off a few of the new features of InDesign, part of the upcoming Creative Suite 3, running on a MacBook Pro. From digg on June 17, 2006 at 10:45 a.m..


Now, Free Ways to Do Desktop Work on the Web "There is another way to do almost everything these programs can do, some would say you can actually do more and you can do it free. A number of smart programmers have developed word processing, spreadsheet, calendar and other software that you operate while in a Web browser." From digg on June 17, 2006 at 10:45 a.m..


NewsForge: Flock beta rocks! Flock is a "social browser" built on the Firefox code base, which integrates blogging, photo sharing with Flickr or Photobucket, "favorites" (a.k.a. bookmarks) using del.icio.us or Shadows, and other collaborative features. From digg on June 17, 2006 at 10:45 a.m..


Jack Thompson's Video Game Bill Signed Into Law GamePolitics has confirmed with her staff that Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco signed HB1381 into law last night. Under terms of the legislation, it takes effect immediately. The bill defines violent video games as "harmful to minors" in much the same way as pornography. From digg on June 17, 2006 at 10:45 a.m..


How to keep users from messing up their desktops While I prefer allowing every user to customize his system, some managers may want to keep users from messing up a standard configuration. From on June 17, 2006 at 5:40 a.m..


No More Cavities? A Florida-based company called Oragenics may have found a way to rid our mouths of a bacteria that thrives on sugars in the mouth, which it consumes while excreting lactic acid. On the surface it seems like an elegant solution, but clearly there is the potential to upset delicate systems in nature, resulting in possible larger-scale side effects. From on June 17, 2006 at 5:40 a.m..


New effort to spread OpenOffice.org launched in New York City A group of grassroots activists in the OpenOffice.org community have just announced they are going to undertake a similar media campaign to the Spread Firefox campaign, starting with a free (as in beer) New York City daily newspaper called "The Metro". From on June 17, 2006 at 5:40 a.m..


Free BaseCamp ScreenCast A really useful screencast on using BaseCamp, the 37Signals web based project collaboration tool. There's a pay to download version but the free version has some really useful stuff. Lots of other Mac related screencasts on the site as well! From on June 17, 2006 at 5:40 a.m..


Video: Skyline to make Google Earth obsolete Skyline, a company that creates 3D Earth visualization software, aims to take a shot at Google Maps. Take a look at how live video is integrated into the 3D maps. From on June 17, 2006 at 5:40 a.m..


SNES emulator for the DS Nice port of the snezziboy emulator to the DS. From on June 17, 2006 at 5:40 a.m..


Adobe Sees Profit Drop 18 Percent "Adobe Systems Inc. reported an 18 percent drop in second-quarter profit as acquisition costs negated higher sales. The company saw lower-than-expected sales of its Creative Suite product, executives said. Sales were especially weak in Europe and North America." From on June 17, 2006 at 5:40 a.m..


Anti-trust officials cautious about iTunes attack European competition officials are wary about proposals to crack open Apple Computer's iTunes Web store to other music players, despite concerns shown by consumer advocates. From on June 17, 2006 at 5:40 a.m..


Top Ten Accidental Discoveries Just read the title From on June 17, 2006 at 5:40 a.m..


First Half-Life 2: Episode Two Details "So what's up next for Gordon Freeman? A rabid Half-Life 2 fan over at the Steam forums was kind enough to give us a summary from the preview of Episode Two in the latest issue of PC Gamer." From on June 17, 2006 at 5:40 a.m..


U.S. arrests 2 for stealing chip secrets Federal agents Friday arrested two Bay Area men who allegedly used stolen trade secrets to start their own Silicon Valley semiconductor company. From on June 17, 2006 at 5:40 a.m..


Why is Flickr Afraid of Zooomr? Flickr denying Zooomr a commercial API license calls into question the ability for innovative companies to build server-to-server import interfaces that make it far easier for non-technical users to try out a new service and take what they own with them. From on June 17, 2006 at 5:40 a.m..


Opera v9 Final will be released on June 20th Opera v9 will be released this coming Tuesday (June 20th) at a formal event Opera is holding in Seattle, WA. There Opera will kick start a grand marketing campaign aimed at increasing their market share of the desktop browser. From on June 17, 2006 at 5:40 a.m..


Top-Secret Google Data Center Almost Completed "In short, it will be one of the most powerful data centers on the planet and may move the consumer market aggressively to a software-as-a-service model -- with advertising funding changing dramatically the technology market as we know it," Enderle said. From on June 17, 2006 at 5:40 a.m..


Bathe Less, Have Less Allergies? researchers at Duke University Medical Center have found evidence that may help to explain why people in industrialized societies that greatly stress hygiene have higher rates of allergy and autoimmune diseases than do people in less developed societies in which hygiene is harder to achieve or considered less critical. From on June 17, 2006 at 5:40 a.m..


Live.com Beta goes Live! The new Live.com, now featuring Flair/Vapor, went live. this upgrade mainly focuses on the new UI and first-run experience. Now it is much easier to get rolling with customized content right from the start. From on June 17, 2006 at 5:40 a.m..


SC: 17/06 'Zero Day' Exploit targets Microsoft Excel A serious vulnerability has been found in Microsoft's Excel spreadsheet program only a few days after the company issued 21 patches for 12 vulnerabilities in its June security update package; the vulnerability is exploited by an e-mail containing a malicious Excel attachment or a web site hosting an affected Excel document ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on June 17, 2006 at 5:30 a.m..


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