Category Archives: Tech Heaven/Tech Hell

Roll over, Darwin

Students at a school district in Dover, Pennsylvania became the first in the nation to hear about Intelligent Design as a counterpoint to the theory of evolution. Intelligent Design posits that the universe is so gosh darned amazing in its … Continue reading

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Everclean

In the 1951 movie “The Man in the White Suit,” Alec Guinness plays the inventor of a material that never needs cleaning. He outrages the entire laundering industry and is chased through the streets like a glowing ghost until it … Continue reading

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The magic wand phone

I’m sure there’s a reason for this, but I can’t think of it. Samsung has developed a new cell phone that performs actions when you wave it around like an imbicile. Hold it up and draw a three in the … Continue reading

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Trojan video

If you’re using Windows Media Player to watch DRM-protected files you downloaded off P2P networks like Kazaa, here’s a warning that might interest you. When you go out on the Web to clear your digital rights management on that file, … Continue reading

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Any color as long as it’s white

Apple took the wraps off two new products at MacWorld today, the iPod shuffle and the Mac mini. The former is a stick of chewing gum you can listen to, the latter being a thick DVD player with ports for … Continue reading

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Digitalis mundi

With the Consumer Electronics Show in full swing in Las Vegas, it’s becoming clearer than ever that the future of living room entertainment is digital and computer-driven. Microsoft hocho Bill Gates opened the annual gadget orgy by announcing a partnership … Continue reading

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Fishing for phishing solutions

If you’re like me, you get phished a half-dozen times a day. “Phishing,” for those out of the loop, is the practice of sending bogus email messages pretending to be from a bank or other online service that holds onto … Continue reading

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Uncapped insanity

Hey, howzabout this for a nightmare scenario. You have a cable modem in your living room and you find on the web the easy and simple instructions for hacking the little beasty and uncapping its bandwidth, or turning it into … Continue reading

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Good (and bad) Apples

Sometimes it pays to be an Apple shiner. iPod G4 is coming out, and teh company gave Newsweek’s Steven Levy a preview of the design, which they just never do. The next generation will be 1mm slimmer, bring back some … Continue reading

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MicroPhishing made easy

Hey, fans of MSIE bugs, have we got a doozy for you! A new vulnerability (or, more accurately, an existing one newly discovered) allows attackers to display a fake web site to mimic another one while displaying the real site’s … Continue reading

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