The Tech Behind Weather Alerts

After reading Chris’ post on preparing yourself for severe weather, I thought I might go ahead and chime in with some thoughts of my own regarding the tech behind keeping yourself prepared. Using a NOAA Weather radio with S.A.M.E. technology. I have to agree with this point, as staying alert is critical. And when you…

Creative Has A V8 Moment

When I discovered this post, it became fairly apparent that Creative has completely screwed themselves. Not with their market share, as the rumblings on the Internet will not have as much impact as those angry about the driver issue might like. But with the potential of a class action law suit as they have quite…

Sudden Strike 3 Ships To Retail Outlets

cdv Software Entertainment USA and Fireglow Games today shipped their exciting WWII RTS — Sudden Strike 3: Arms for Victory — to North American retail. Sudden Strike III is the latest in the critically acclaimed and best-selling series of Sudden Strike WWII RTS games that drop players into some of the biggest and most furious…

Is Graphene The New Silicon?

Research results from University of Maryland physicists show that graphene, a new material that combines aspects of semiconductors and metals, could be a leading candidate to replace silicon in applications ranging from high-speed computer chips to biochemical sensors. The research, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and published online in the journal Nature Nanotechnolgy,…

Ski Resort Data Breach

Hackers have compromised a computer system at a ski resort and thousands of credit card files may have been exposed. Okemo Mountain Resort is reporting the security breach: “…The ski resort said Monday that hackers broke into its computer network and potentially gained access to credit card data from 28,168 transactions between Feb. 7 and…

What Are You Doing to Save Energy?

It’s all about the green. We’re all getting squeezed these days. Even if you’re not worried about the environment, you’ve got to be concerned about the green that’s flowing at an ever-increasing rate from your wallet. Kids can be forgiven for their cluelessness when it comes to wasting energy. Parents are often the ones running…

MySpace, A Lawsuit, and Personal Responsibility

A lawsuit against MySpace may go forward. A judgment is pending in an Appeals Court. It is a horrid crime. However, the onus of responsibility is debatable: “NEW ORLEANS – The family of a teenage girl who says she was sexually assaulted by a 19-year-old man she met on MySpace.com asked a federal appeals court…

USB Hubs

If you are like most geeks, you probably have many USB devices. Once you get too many USB gadgets you will need more USB ports on your computer. An easy solution to this problem is to purchase a USB hub.  A USB hub plugs into one port and splits it into four or more additional USB ports. 

Tips Before buying a printer

Tips before buying a printer. Make sure you are not being ripped off. Don’t buy a crazy expensive printer unless you are sure it is the one for you and that it’s the cheapest price you can find. Search the internet to prevent having to waste a whole day traveling then go to the store…