Archive for August, 2009

  • Snow Leopard’s improvements aren’t easily spotted

    The traditional Release Day Eve reviews of Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6, are in, and the consensus is that Apple delivered just what it said it would — an […]

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  • Quoted

    “When we expanded the capabilities of the location bar to search against all history and bookmarks in Firefox 3, a lot of people contacted us to say that they had […]

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  • Off Topic

    Look, right there in Google Maps — it’s Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster! Or maybe a boat. Or Nessie! Also, from Wired, some of the year’s best science visualizations, and […]

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  • Malware everywhere …

    This week it seems there’s plenty of evidence that at least some of us have big targets on our backs, when it comes to Internet security and identity theft. First […]

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  • Google now able to diagnose clogged arteries

    Crowds may be a debatable source of wisdom, but they’re an excellent source of raw data points that can be aggregated, anonymized and mashed up into something that can serve […]

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  • Microsoft image gaffe — heads will roll

    Would have been nice to have the analgesic and antacid concession at Microsoft’s PR offices Tuesday as staffers worked to clean up one of those messes you get when someone […]

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  • Quoted

    “In addition to providing a HIP (human interactive proof) that is easy for a user to solve while being hard for a computer to break, the ad-based HIPs function as […]

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  • Off Topic

    A trio of new public launches today: Magma, for browsing the top video content from a multitude of services; Channels.com, a sort of network DVR for episodic Web video shows; […]

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  • HP gets into the food-safety business

    You don’t usually think of Hewlett-Packard as a food business. But with food contamination growing as a public concern, HP this week announced a new cloud-based recall service that it’s […]

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  • Yahoo buying Maktoob.com to boost its Arabic numbers

    One of the key parts of Yahoo’s strategy for growth is international expansion, and today the company announced plans to extend its reach into one of the Net’s least developed […]

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