Dell Latitude XT Customers To Get Multi-Touch

Dell has announced that the company will provide drivers for those Latitude XP users to enable multi-touch aka touchscreen technology for Windows XP and Windows Vista. Dell is stating that users will not have to wait for Windows 7 to be released to take advantage of using your pinkies to operate the system. In addition…

Norton 2009 Betas Available For Download

I received the following comment from Noah Edwardsen of Symantec about their new beta software: Hi Ron, The 2009 Norton Antivirus and Norton Internet Security betas are live and ready! http://www.symantec.com/norton-beta/ I’ll send you a link to the press release as soon as it hits the wire and would love to answer any questions you…

iPhone Gas Mileage Apps

As of Sunday morning, I am now one of the iPhone borg … and I’m in search of gas mileage applications. GigaOM’s Earth2Tech jumped right on the topic on Friday, with a quick rundown on 5 iPhone Apps to Help Save Gas. I didn’t catch the GigaOM post until late on Monday, when I tripped…

Water: The Forgotten Crisis

This year, the world and, in particular, developing countries and the poor have been hit by both food and energy crises. As a consequence, prices for many staple foods have risen by up to 100%. When we examine the causes of the food crisis, a growing population, changes in trade patterns, urbanization, dietary changes, biofuel…

Planning For Encryption In Vista Part II

In Part I of this series, you learned about some of the things to consider before implementing EFS. BitLocker Drive Encryption has some very specific requirements so lets take a look at some of the things to consider before implementing it on a computer. BitLocker requires local or Active Directory Group Policy modification to enable….

Molecular Motor Works By Detecting Minute Changes In Force

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine discovered that the activity of a specific family of nanometer-sized molecular motors called myosin-I is regulated by force. The motor puts tension on cellular springs that allow vibrations to be detected within the body. This finely tuned regulation has important implications for understanding a wide variety…

Polished To Perfection

Dentists use special polish to make teeth shiny white again. A new measuring technique determines the effect of dental care products and helps to optimize them so they polish the rough tooth surfaces until they are perfectly smooth, but preserve the tooth enamel. Brush your teeth twice a day! Any child knows these days that…

Palm Treo – We Care Why?

I really wanted to care, I truly did, that Palm is still around and releasing Palm products. But I cannot get over the huge string of bad luck being seen here. Okay, using Windows Mobile. No problem there, makes sense for their offerings. And the new Treo is available on Sprint. Cool, Sprint does some…

The Anomaly of the Terror Watch List

As a security measure, there is a data base of known and suspected terrorists. South African President Nelson Mandela was on that list. Former Assistant Attorney General Jim Robinson is on that list too and he finds it a major annoyance: “…”It’s a pain in the neck, and significantly interferes with my travel arrangements,” said…

Half-Life 2 Episode 1 & 2

Recently I finished up Half-Life 2 Episode 1 & 2 on the Xbox 360 version of the Orange Box. I have played Episode 1 before on the PC when it first came out but decided to play it again to play it all in order so the story can make sense and I can remember…