Culture, Documentary, Economy, Technology

Planned Obsolescence

Did you know that the lifetime of light bulbs once used to last for more than 2500 hours and was reduced on purpose to just 1000 hours? Did you know that nylon stockings once used to be that stable that you could even use them as tow rope for cars and its quality was reduced… Continue reading Planned Obsolescence

Games, Playstation, Technology, XBOX

Atari Founder says Xbox will win NextGen

Atari founder Nolan Bushnell has chosen Microsoft to emerge victorious against Sony in the next-generation console race. Speaking on GameTrailers' Rollin' With Nolan, the industry veteran claimed Sony will be held back by "lame" and difficult-to-understand software tools. Bushnell argued that it is software that drives hardware sales and that Microsoft will outperform Sony in… Continue reading Atari Founder says Xbox will win NextGen

Apple, Computers, Help, Linux, Technology, Windows

Copy Paste Tricks back to their old tricks again

In an article on The H, they explain why it's not good to simply copy and paste stuff you get from a website tutorial. What seems like a harmless command could be hiding something very dangerous. When a user pastes what they think is an innocent command that does what the page they pasted it… Continue reading Copy Paste Tricks back to their old tricks again

Computers, Help, Technology, Windows

Windows God Mode – How To

Windows users on Windows 7 got a treat in a secret feature called God Mode that gave them access to just about ALL of the controls, settings and options built into Winodws. In this article we'll walk you through unlocking God Mode in Win8. I am told this can be done with Windows Vista as… Continue reading Windows God Mode – How To

Games, Playstation, Technology

A Small Detail About The PlayStation 4 Could Have Big Implications

Among the bits of information dropped during last week's PlayStation 4 announcement was this from PS4 lead architect Mark Cerny, as he discussed the system's enhanced social features: "[With the] PlayStation 4 we are transitioning to a friends network based on real world friends. We'll keep around the alias and icon used in today's multiplayer… Continue reading A Small Detail About The PlayStation 4 Could Have Big Implications

Apple, Computers, Help, Linux, Technology, Windows

Set your own new tab page in Firefox

If you're not a big fan of the new speed dial tab in the newest version of Firefox, Mozilla makes it easy to customize the page to load any site of your choosing with a simple edit to the about:config file. To create a custom new tab page you just need to edit one file… Continue reading Set your own new tab page in Firefox

Computers, Linux, Tablets, Technology

Ubuntu Tablet

Finally the next step in a fully integrated system setup. Desktop, Phone, TV, Tablet …  All running the same OS fully integrated. Welcome to the future. The tablet OS will be made available to devs and enthusiasts at the exact same time as the smartphone preview on February 21st. So in addition to the Galaxy… Continue reading Ubuntu Tablet

Computers, Linux, Tablets, Technology

Something is a cookin in the Ubuntu Kitchen

Seems like Ubuntu is busy in the kitchen again. Not too long ago they revealed their Ubuntu for Phones which I am so eagerly waiting to see on shelves and in people's hands. Talk about revolutionary. Now they are letting the smell of something really tasty out their kitchen window and from what I've seen… Continue reading Something is a cookin in the Ubuntu Kitchen

Cellphones, Help, Technology

Android’s Ninja you may not have seen

While we all know that Android has so many good features, there is one item that really never gets talked about much - it's system wide sharing capability. This is a feature built into the system that many take for granted or never use. While it may not excite you it is one of the… Continue reading Android’s Ninja you may not have seen

Cellphones, Computers, Linux, Technology

Ubuntu now fits your phone

Introducing the superphone that’s  also a full PC Your phone is more immersive, the screen is less cluttered, and you flow naturally from app to app with edge magic. The phone becomes a full PC and thin client when docked. With all-native core apps and no Java overhead, Ubuntu runs well on entry-level smartphones –… Continue reading Ubuntu now fits your phone

Computer, Computers, Issues, Linux, Online, Security, Technology

Stallman says Ubuntu spyware makes it just as bad as Windows

Posted by Richard Stallman at Dec 07, 2012 01:53 AM One of the major advantages of free software is that the community protects users from malicious software. Now Ubuntu GNU/Linux has become a counterexample. What should we do? Proprietary software is associated with malicious treatment of the user: surveillance code, digital handcuffs (DRM or Digital… Continue reading Stallman says Ubuntu spyware makes it just as bad as Windows

Cellphones, Help, Technology

Performing a mmc erase could hardbrick your Samsung phone

Phones with issues are i9100, i9100g, n7000, m250 - MAG4FA, VYL00M, and KYL00M with firmware revision 0x19 // T989 and I727 with fw rev 0x12 if it's having a faulty emmc chip. They're working as hard as possible on a clean solution which will be ready soon. Please be patient and try to not flash… Continue reading Performing a mmc erase could hardbrick your Samsung phone

Computers, Help, Linux, Technology

Linux Mint – A Quick Overview

I had been a faithful follower of Ubuntu since my introduction to Linux a few years back and I dipped my toes in the Fedora and Debian pools for a bit as well. Recently Ubuntu decided to change things up with the Unity desktop and while it's nice and flashy, it leaves a lot to… Continue reading Linux Mint – A Quick Overview

Help, Technology

Backdoor to the New Facebook – Timeline

Want to test the proposed Facebook Timeline setup before your friends do? Here are steps to get yourself upgraded and into the future.   Log into Facebook Enable developer mode, if you haven’t already. To do this, type “developer” into the Facebook search box, click the first result (it should be an app made by… Continue reading Backdoor to the New Facebook – Timeline

Cellphones, Help, Technology

Beat the friends and family circle cell-phone carrier

Your cellphone plan may more than likely come with a feature to allow you call a few #'s on any provider for free, aka the Friends and Family option. Using Google voice, you can beat that system and extend it to send and receive all your calls for free. How to accomplish this you ask?… Continue reading Beat the friends and family circle cell-phone carrier

Cellphones, Help, Technology

New Fee Is Your Chance To Break Verizon Contract Without Paying Early Termination Fee

The Consumerist says: It's possible to break out of your Verizon Wireless contract in the next 60 days without paying an early termination fee because they're increasing the "regulatory fee" they charge customers from $.13 to $.16. This is what is known as a "materially adverse change of contract" and by standard contract law, it… Continue reading New Fee Is Your Chance To Break Verizon Contract Without Paying Early Termination Fee

At Home, Help, Online, Security, Technology

OpenDNS for a faster more secure web experience.

OpenDNS is an online service that offers many features that your ISP will not provide to you through their DNS servers. As the title states this service will make your web time safer and faster and it's free. Follow the instructions below to get going. Here is a quick list of things you will have:… Continue reading OpenDNS for a faster more secure web experience.