German government plans to spy on terror suspects by deploying malicious e-mails draw sharp criticism.
I’ve come across this interesting movie clip called The Google Master Plan in Youtube quite some time ago. It’s a movie directed and produced by Ozan Halici & JÃ¼rgen Mayer for their Bachelors’s Thesis at the University of Applied Sciences Ulm, Germany.
The movie basically talks about how Google can use their free services like Google Search and Gmail with their gigantic database for some known, and possibly unknown, purposes. Well, it talks about our privacy as users of Google free services as well. Needless to say, it got me ponder how powerful Google is nowadays.
I’m sure you don’t want to miss this awesome video clip :-
Check out their The Google Master Plan website. There are some different video formats of the movie ready for download too.
Online shopping has gain its popularity all around the world nowadays with the advance of the Internet. Just like the amount of websites we can find on the Internet, there are too many online deals for us to choose from. Hence we do need a search engine which helps us to aggregate all merchant offers, just like what Google is helping us in searching of websites.
Twenga is a UK Shopping Search Engine which was launched in 2006. The shopping search engine finds the best and relevant deals for any product ranged from household appliances, fashion, furnitures, computer hardware, etc. Deals in UK, France, Spain and Italy are now available in Twenga Search.
I am actually hunting for a new mobile phone right now, so I did a search in Twenga for Nokia N80. On top of the description of the mobile phone the search result showed me 13 reviews of the product. These reviews comprises of consumer and expert reviews. Besides, the best price I can get from major online sellers can be found on the left side of the search result too.
I’m pretty sure with such handy UK shopping search engine available, searching for best deals online has become as easy as ever.
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I’m sure many of us are thinking of upgrading our computer operating system to the latest Windows Vista. Apart from wondering will the current computer hardware be compatible to Windows Vista, probably we are facing the dilemma of choosing which version of Windows Vista.
Basically, there are 5 versions of Windows Vista to choose from, they are Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise and Ultimate.
This is the link to a comprehensive comparison chart of all 5 versions of Windows Vista. Hope it helps you to make your upgrading decision.
Yellow pages is often the source for us to search for local stores and services, be it online yellow pages or printed yellow pages. I particularly like online yellow pages very much, as usually I am just a few clicks away from what I want to find in my local area.
However, in many cases accurate and updated data is something missing in most online yellow pages. That is where iBegin Source comes into play and offers you reliable and up-to-date business data in the US.
At iBegin Source, you can search for any local store or service grouped by state or by business. For example, I did a search for Automobile Repairing & Service in Oxford and I found Tim’s Auto Tech with just a few clicks. One thing I found very helpful in iBegin Source is the integration of Google Map into the information page. Now it’s even easier to locate a store with the map!
iBegin Source keeps their data up-to-date because it it an open system. In other words, at any time the store owner is able to edit the information page in order to keep the information of their store as accurate as possible. iBegin Source even goes further to ensure the data is accurate by obtaining and combining records from various telco and state agencies to keep track of new, updated, and dead businesses. Updated contact information is very important to any business owner, any inaccuracy in contacts of the store would result loss in business.
By the way, the business data available at iBegin Source can be downloaded free for non-commercial use. Whereas the commercial license is only US$1000 for any state in the US or US$40,000 for the entire USA.
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If you are a frequent online buyer who purchases computer stuffs and digital devices via the Internet, you don’t want to miss out this website called Dealighted!
Its name doesn’t explain much of its operation. Dealighted is a free tool to help online buyers to find the best bargain for the products they are looking for! In fact, it is backed by a few popular forums where close to a thousand forum users constantly contributes attractive deals online everyday. These forums consist of Slickdeals, Fatwallet, and Anandtech, etc.
Dealighted aggregates the deals forums users contributed, identify which are the best and most popular deals then display them onto the main page of its website.
I particularly love the way Dealighted aggregates all best deals. Those deals are not simply extracted from RSS feed or the forum posts itself without filtration. Dealighted is smart enough to identify the truly hot deals and discards the bad deals. It certainly saves us a lot of times to search for genuine best deal!
Apart from its main operation as mentioned above, shop.dealighted.com is another useful tool that displays retail prices for a product offered at different stores. On top of that, recent deals of the same product and discount coupons that might be available for that product will also be displayed as well.
Take for example, at shop.dealighted.com you may find all details of Panasonic TH-42PX600U 42 in. HDTV Plasma Television within one page. Cheap prices, previous deals and discount coupons at the same place! How cool is that?
So now we don’t have to search high and low to grab the best deal online anymore! Just visit Dealighted, you will find all useful information you need before making your final buying decision!
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Ever think of using a “mouse-like” device as pointing device for your TV instead of the dull TV remote control? You know, like having a cursor moving in your TV just like what we have for PC?
Hillcrest Labsâ€™ HÅMETM Interactive Media System combines the first graphical, zoomable interface for television with a patented motion control technology called FreespaceTM. Where Freespace is a motion control technology senses motion in three dimensions and precisely translates human motions into onâ€“screen cursor movement.
This device is used with a special program to recognize hand movements and provides graphical interface for televisions. In fact, the HÅME software can be embedded in a broad range of digital media devices, including high definition televisions, setâ€“top boxes, and PCs too.
Here is a video demonstration of this futuristic device by CNET. The device looks very promising even though it will only hit the market maybe another year later.
Remote computer support can be provided either via Windows Remote Assistance or software that specially designed which we have to install on our PC. As a result, there is always a hassle to install a separate software onto the PC in order to provide or receive remote assistance.
To save the one who provides or receives remote assistance from hassles, Athivision Inc, a New Jersey, USA based corporation offers a web based remote assistance service as a better solution, named iRemotePC Remote Support. This service is practically useful when remote assistance is needed immediately. This is because remote assistance has been simplified further as now there is no installation is required, no software nor ActiveX components is required!
Imagine if a company has to provide instant training or support to 10 of their employees at remote places, the training or support can be provided without delay by simply access to iRemotePC Remote Support members area using any web browser then create a secured connection to employees’ PCs.
iRemotePC Remote Support not only offers an ease for remote assistance, it provides also end-to-end secure encrypted (industry-standard 128 bit SSL & AES encryption methods) and firewall-friendly connection. In other words, the service will work safely and securely behind Firewalls by having encrypted connection between the 2 PCs during remote session.
One feature that I like about this web based service is that iRemotePC Remote Support comes with a full-featured chat, where chat with the client’s PC is possible in real-time while diagnosing and remotely accessing their PC.
Anyway, to understand how iRemotePC Remote Support works, there is a link for quick start guide on that page.
MT4 is believed to target business bloggers and further expand its market share. Currently Six Apart is already having some enterprise customers such as Intel Corp., Oracle Corp., Boeing, The Washington Post and New York University.
Movable Type 4 has been rearchitected to simplify companies’ management and deployment of corporate blogs and the creation of online communities, Six Apart officials said.
There are more than 50 new features in MT4 compared to the older version. Some of the new features include an installation and upgrade wizard, more efficient template management tools, built-in asset, photo and file management, and completely redesigned user interface.
One more exciting fact from this news is that Six Apart also expressed its intention to release an open source version of Movable Type in third quarter 2007 for companies and developers interested in extending the functionality of the platform.
Now I can see Wordpress could be having a stiff competition from this release of Movable Type 4. Anyway, healthy competition is always beneficial to the end users, isn’t it?
Cost of making local and international call using phone/calling cards is quite cheap nowadays. I like to use phone cards to make international call especially when I’m traveling instead of making expensive roaming calls. There is one thing I don’t like about ordinary phone cards is that we need to remember the PIN number on every calling card we buy. Needless to say those PIN numbers are long and hard to remember.
Comfi.com is a leading Internet communication company offering online PIN-less and refillable phone cards for you to make cheap long distance calls. Furthermore, Comfi.com has a wide variety of phone cards to suit everyone’s needs. Many of their online phone cards are refillable, which means you can top up the credit in the same card and use it repeatedly without having to purchase a new card.
Once you’ve purchase a PIN-free and refillable card from Comfi.com, you may sign up an account with them and register your phone number with them. So, when you are dialing using the phone number registered, you don’t even have to enter the lengthy PIN number ANYMORE!
Besides calling from normal phone, some Comfi.com phone cards allow you to make calls from the web page itself. Making calls using SMS, PDA or any WiFi network is also possible! Now you can make call from anywhere without no PIN needed, no software to download and install, no roaming charges, no wires!
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This picture was taken by The Sun newspaper early July this year. Staffs of Dell corp and models were promoting the latest colorful Inspiron laptops at the launching event in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
Today I received a forwarded email with some pictures taken at the same launching event in Korea :-
Though the event in Korea is more like an event for automobile, at least it catches more attention, no?
Oh ya, do you see the difference in quality between the models in yellow? Haha…
Well, there are more pictures after the jump.
This is just a post for fun coz today is Friday!
Have a great weekend, everyone!