Cnet also has their thoughts on the big stories of 06. Make sure to hit up the navigation bar on the right for a ton of topics.
It appears that someone may have thrown a wrench into Google’s popular e-mail service, as numerous people have reported losing the entire contents of their accounts. Address book, e-mail and all.
Starting as early as Dec. 17, some subscribers of the internet search giant's Gmail offering have found that their messages and accounts were wiped out, according to some accounts.
We had reported yesterday that Apple may be looking at a lawsuit for creating an illegal monopoly over the iPod/iTunes link, but according to Cnet, this may be the tip of the iceberg.
Another lawsuit mentioned in the story "alleges that the logic board of Apple's iBook G4 fails at an abnormally high rate."
We're down to the last two-and-a-half days of 2006, and Apple CEO Steve Jobs is 11 days from taking the wraps off a shiny new product line at MacWorld San Francisco. Other former Apple figures might be a few weeks from being indicted. What better time to take stock of the last 12 months and look ahead to what's coming?
"Clearly, price was a huge driver this year, and availability," Baker said of the LCD TV surge. In addition, LCD TVs spread to the more lucrative 30-inch-and-larger category, which plasma and rear-projection TVs previously had had largely to themselves, he said. A total of 1.3 million LCD TVs shipped in the holiday season, he said.
To me, this one is a no-brainer, people should not post too much private info on the internet. Some people just don’t use their head when it comes to protecting themselves online.
Rachel Hutson removed some photos from her college sorority days after she took a job as a civilian working for the military. She's also made her Facebook and MySpace profiles private, so that only friends she approves can see it. "I just don't want certain people to find me," says Hutson, who's 23 and lives in Newport News, Va.
Speaking of not using your head, the girl above wanted privacy so she set her MySpace account to “private” ….and then allowed the Associated Press and Washington Post print her full name, age and city. Now that is funny!
Here is another good thing about getting or giving a new PC for the holidays, the number of infected PCs drops for while. Between that and Asia being cut off from the net for a day or two has seriously dropped the number of spam I got over the last few days. It was nice while it lasted!
"Many of the infected machines are turned off, the new shiny ones have not been infected, and the Internet is momentarily a safer place," Marcus Sachs, director of the ISC, stated in a diary entry. "But like you said, give it a few weeks and we'll be right back to where we started from."
I spotted this deal today for a socket 939 Sempron 3000+ that is only $9.97 after rebate. I don’t know about you but that is a pretty damn nice deal. You better hurry though, the deal ends on the 31st. Here is a list of the processor specs:
AMD Sempron 3000+ 1.80GHz / 128KB Cache / 1000MHz FSB / Hyper-Transport / Winchester Core / Socket 939 / OEM / Processor
Various companies are looking into the claims being made by a hacker that he cracked the code protecting next-gen hi-definition DVDs.
A hacker known as Muslix64 posted on the Internet details of how he unlocked the encryption, known as the Advanced Access Content System, which prevents high-definition discs from illegal copying by restricting which devices can play them.
PC World has listed what it believes to be the Top Software Trends In 2007. What did the crystal ball say would be big in the coming year? Well, Windows Vista, Business Intelligence, Virtualization and SAAS (software as a service) are just some of the things that made the list.
Many of the software trends that percolated in the industry in 2006 will gather more steam in 2007, but several stand out as contenders to change the game for the market in the new year.
Remember that super camera called the Big Red One that was debuted earlier this year at the National Association of Broadcasters? The thing was made by the founder of Oakley and prototypes are in the final stages. While most of us would never have a use for that much camcorder, it sure is cool to look at.
Modular and upgradeable, the RED ONE camera is a future-proof acquisition system you can build upon. RED's modular design means you can upgrade with us as we add new features, accessories and improve system specifications.