Computers

Identity in the Internet of Things

A while back I touched on the Internet of Things in the article  The reason BTL was Nationalized? and today I bring you this article that goes a bit further to explain the Identity of things in the Internet of Things. Basically, how they can use the infrastructure together with things like "mandatory registration of… Continue reading Identity in the Internet of Things

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, XBOX

Internal Microsoft Memo Reportedly Debunks Always-Online Xbox

So after all the backlash from Xbox fans and gamers, it seems Microsoft is listening, I hope; to it's user base.  This is good news if it's true, which it should be if they want to stay in their position in the gaming market. An email reportedly sent to Microsoft employees seems to debunk rumors… Continue reading Internal Microsoft Memo Reportedly Debunks Always-Online Xbox

Games, XBOX

Adam Orth Quits Microsoft Game Studios

Adam Orth, the Microsoft Game Studios Creative Director who publicly defended the idea of a mandatory online connection for consoles last week, no longer works for the company. Microsoft has issued a formal apology over the comments of one of its creative directors, Adam Orth, about always-on internet connections for consoles. Here is the Official… Continue reading Adam Orth Quits Microsoft Game Studios

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

Computer, Computers, Linux, Security, Windows

Every standard Windows passwords hacked in less than 6 hours

All your passwords are belong to us. By Dan Goodin - Dec 9 2012, 6:00pm CST on arstechnica.com A password-cracking expert has unveiled a computer cluster that can cycle through as many as 350 billion guesses per second. It's an almost unprecedented speed that can try every possible Windows passcode in the typical enterprise in… Continue reading Every standard Windows passwords hacked in less than 6 hours

Apple, Computers, News

OS X Mountain Lion arrives this summer

All-new features inspired by iPad, the Mac just keeps getting better and better. You’re about to use your Mac in all-new ways with OS X Mountain Lion. Because it’s designed with innovations from iPad and it works even better with iCloud. And that makes everything you do on the Mac smarter, easier, and even more… Continue reading OS X Mountain Lion arrives this summer

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