Wow. It’s a hot one. Early show this week to celebrate July 4th without doing much work. Happy Independence week, it’s a great time to reflect on what your forefathers did to give you the freedoms you have. It’s also a week to be and stay safe – don’t drink and drive, and certainly don’t […]
Almost everyone nowadays has (at one point or another) utilized their internet. The World Wide Web has truly revolutionized the way things are done. Things can be found easily these days through the aid of an Internet connection. Today, I am going to look at nine things you can do with your internet connection. After all, […]
In today’s car, there is a plug that mechanics use to diagnose problems with your car. You could always plug something in to get information. Mavizon Tech about their new Mavia dongle. Mavia connects to the car diagnostic port (the ODB-II port). It can read the diagnostics, ask your friends on social networks if they know an […]
Some companies embrace open social networking. Some decide to ban it. Others really have no choice – they must keep it off the network for legal reasons. But what if you can have a privatized social network in your company that actually helps you? Step in Brainpark Brainpark is a social network and an internal helpdesk. It’s […]
Once known at TweetPhoto, the newly branded Plixi is a site that lets you share photos around the web. Plixi will share photos with social networks such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Foursquare and many more. While at BlogWorld & New Media Expo, I talk with Rodney about the new design and what Plixi can do. […]
From Merriam-Webster, one of the oldest meanings of the word “hack,” dating from the early 1700s: 1 : working for hire especially with mediocre professional standards 2 : performed by, suited to, or characteristic of a hack It was not so much that Twitter was hacked. It seems, instead, that Twitter had hacks. The Guardian […]
Facebook’s privacy practices continue to be in the news. The BBC reports that Mark Zuckerberg has promised to simply the privacy controls. Meanwhile, Aditya Chakrabortty, writing in the Guardian, reminds us of why this stuff is important by recalling this story: In summer 2006, AOL did something unprecedented in the history of the internet: it […]
This week we talk about Podcast Madness and the call for Podcasters. Also letting you know what’s going with the HP Elite 2530p contest. This week’s X510 DataVault Drawing: Hardwaresphere Sponsor: Backup Now, Backup Often, Backup Off-site with Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month! Use code “Geek” for 10% off! $50 a Year for Off-site Backup. […]
Well the big news from Google today was Google Buzz. Not to be confused with Yahoo Buzz – which might cause some friction because they are both social networks. Some even say it’s trying to be Facebook. Google Buzz is GMail in real time. You can add to email in real time. Kinda like Wave […]
Do you remember those photobooths? Stuff all your friends and take 3-4 pictures, then have a good laugh as you leave the Mall. Well the folks at Shutterfly want to recreate the Photobooth with Wink. Wink lets you create photostrips from pictures on your iPhone, Camera and Social Networks. Their portal – at wink.shutterfly.com – […]
If only Tom Hanks had this on the island -Send a text when there is no cell signal. Delorme and SPOT LLC created a partnership to introduce the The DeLorme Earthmate® PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator. It is the world’s first handheld, GPS and Satellite communications device. The device will capable of sending text messages […]
The world of PR is still a distant one for me. There are many things I need to learn about how to utilize this method to bring in more readers. I have worked with a few sites, but never thought of creating my own PR site for Geekazine. Enter in MyPRGenie – They are a […]
I started my career answering hate mail from customers in customer service. Statistics at that time, back when persons communicated by telephone, letter, or even occasionally face-to-face, showed that someone who got bad service would tell, on the average, 10 persons; someone who got good service–that is, someone who got what he or she paid […]
I mean this article here, which attempts to equate the development of social networks to a Darwinian process of evolution. Rant below the fold.
Another company has joined the Facebook world, Reuters reports. Read the full story here. Here’s an excerpt: Starting on Tuesday, Netflix users can use Facebook Connect — software that links individual Facebook pages to third-party Web sites — to share their ratings of Netflix rentals with their Facebook friends, the companies said in a statement.
Judging by this description from McAfee, when Koobface infects a computer, it connects to the net and downloads additional malware. Here’s one item it attempts to download. The worm uses social engineering to spread. It sends users bogus messages posing as an invitation to watch a video and prompts the user to download malware disguised […]