Archive for the 'Technology' Category

I posted earlier about how Google was not too happy with people using the verb “to google” because of how it weakens their ability. Well, now Google has taken an official stance on their blog about the matter. Essentially what the post boils down to is that it’s OK to use Google as a noun [...]

Microsoft recommends 1GB of memory for Windows Vista to run comfortably. Dell on the other hand, recommends at least 2GB. Somehow this doesn’t sound all that surprising, considering that Windows XP recommended 128MB, and ran slow if you had anything less than 256MB RAM (and even then it was pushing it unless you ran the [...]

After several months of Merom being available, Apple has finally launched a notebook line using the processor. The Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro comes in 3 default configurations:

15″ 1440×960 display, 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo, 1GB RAM, 120GB HDD, 6x Dual-Layer SuperDrive, 128MB ATi Mobility Radeon X1600 - $1,999.00
15″ 1440×960 display, 2.33GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB [...]

It looks like the PlayStation 3 will get a custom version of Yellow Dog Linux. Like most Linux distributions, it will include your standard fare of open source applications, such as Firefox, Thunderbird,, and of course, the typical array of development tools. This could be very useful for not only for game developers but [...]

Linux users can now rejoice. Adobe finally got around to releasing a Linux beta of Flash 9. From what I’ve used of it, this beta is more stable than the final release of Flash 7 (which, to be completely honest, isn’t saying much, Flash 7 for Linux is a horribly buggy piece of code). We [...]

A recently conducted Stanford University School of Medicine study suggests that Internet addiction has high incidence in the US. According to the study, 1 in 8 people is an Internet addict.

YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen comment on the Google acquisition. They thank the users for making the site a success, then go on to talk about how much extra work will go into the features and reliabilty of the site as a result of the buyout.

Today, Google has merged Writely and Google Spreadsheets into one integrated package: Google Docs & Spreadsheets. This adds another office suite component, the word processor, to Google’s web 2.0 office application offerings.
If Google could produce or acquire a presentation application such as Thumbstacks, it will have the components that the majority of home and [...]

The US Congress has passed a bill banning most forms of Internet gambling. Now all that remains is for the President to sign the bill into law. Of course, you can bet that state lotteries aren’t on the list of banned Internet gambling sites. Oh no, definitely not. If we didn’t have online state lotteries, [...]

US retains control of ICANN

The US has decided to renew it’s ownership of ICANN, the organization responsible for governing domain names. While I’d much rather it be an international body, I suppose this isn’t too bad a deal since they’ve been running it for a long time now and doing a relatively good job of it. As long as [...]