Archive for the 'Technology' Category



Lycos launches Lycos Cinema

The latest entrant to the web 2.0 video service game is Lycos (It’s been a while since I’ve heard that name in the news, apparently they’re still around). The new service is called Lycos cinema, and it plans to go beyond what the other video services like Google Video, YouTube, DailyMotion and MetaCafe do.
Lycos plans [...]

Not even available to beta testers, developers, or volume license subscribers yet, the pirates have already managed to get their hands on Microsoft’s soon to be released operating system, Windows Vista. Not only that, they have also devised a workaround to get unlicensed copies of the OS to run, which is essentially a spit in [...]

Sun to Open-Source Java Under GPL

It has long been expected that Sun would open source their Java development platform. With Sun’s open sourcing of Solaris, and their overall move away from a sales based model to a support based business model, it would only make sense for them to open source Java as well.
Interestingly, Sun will go with the [...]

Continuing their expansion into the offline advertising market, Google are planning to test radio ads by the end of the year. From the article:
Google spokesman Michael Mayzel said this week that the company will begin a public test of Google Audio Ads by the end of the year. Advertisers will be able to go online [...]

Google AdSense for print?

Google is currently the king of online advertising. Between it’s sponsored search results and it’s AdSense publisher network, it currently commands the largest share of online advertising inventory of any company.
Apparently, Google isn’t going to just stop with the Internet though. It appears to want to be the king of all advertising, online and offline, [...]

Microsoft has finalized the codebase for Office 2007. And with a release to manufacturing date for both it and Windows Vista looming at November 30th, the timing couldn’t be any better. The release sports new file formats (which I hate, being an OpenOffice.org user, the last thing I need is another hurdle thrown into OOo’s [...]

Wired buys Reddit

Wired Digital has just acquired social news aggregator Reddit for an undisclosed sum. Reddit focuses on technology and political stories and recieves about 1 million unique visitors a month, however Wired’s parent company, CondéNet has already leveraged the Reddit engine to build a social aggregator for celebrity Gossip stories, Lipstick.com. It seems likely that [...]

Ohloh has a piece comparing PHP, Ruby, Python, and Perl. Of course, PHP ends up coming up on top in their assessment. However, upon closer inspection, I believe that their assessment is quite flawed.

Google Video tests revenue sharing

In a move to attract more amateur video publishers to it’s service, Google has taken a page out of Revver’s book. Google is now testing revenue sharing with Google Video members. The specific video being tested is the Diet Coke and Mentos experiment. This is definitely a good move, not only because it allows independent [...]

It turns out that there really is a reason why Apple states on their site that the MacBook Pros can only handle up to 3 GB of RAM. The reason actually has to do with the chipset on which the MacBook Pro (and various other laptops for that matter) run.
The Intel 945PM chipset that the [...]