Do you have someone on your gifting list with particular taste in all things Geek? If so, the Geeks have your gifting playbook depending on your level of investment (how much money do you want to spend?). Below are some great gift ideas under $50, under $100, under $200 and over $200 but you can… Continue reading Gift Guide for Geeks
Password breaches are becoming more and more common on web sites as hacker groups seemingly obtain hashed (and sometimes clear) passwords almost on a weekly basis from various web providers. This past week alone had three high profile password leaks with LinkedIn, eHarmony and Last.FM. LinkedIn, a professional networking site, may have leaked as many… Continue reading Password Breaches Require New Thinking
I’m sure you’ve heard about SOPA and PIPA by now, not to mention seeing the online protests in the form of blacked out websites, the most notable being Wikipedia. Here’s a cool infographic explaining what the bills are about and what their (unintended?) consequences are:
The latest Google project to be discontinuing and shutting down is the Google Sidewiki. Google Sidewiki was a browser sidebar that enabled people to contribute and read helpful information alongside any web page available as a feature in Google Toolbar. According to the announcement, Google Sidewiki will be shut down and all content deleted on… Continue reading Google Sidewiki Shutting Down
In my Top Daily-Use Products post, I listed Dropbox and it would still make the list if I revised that list, and that’s not even including the premium version; the free version is that good. Tech deal-of-the-day site, AppSumo is running a giveaway where 10 lucky winners will get a lifetime 50GB account, which normally… Continue reading Win a Lifetime 50GB Dropbox Account!
D-Link’s new wireless N dual band MediaBridge (product code DAP-1513) allows you to extend your wireless network by adding in up to 4 extra devices to its 4 Ethernet ports and taking them wireless. This means you can expand your current network without running large lengths of cable around your house for those Ethernet-only devices.
If you’re like most people, you have no idea what Usenet is. You’d probably be surprised to learn that Usenet is more than 30 Years old and more popular than ever. On Usenet you can find everything from indie musicians who want to promote their bands to hobby photographers’ sharing some of their shots with… Continue reading How to Download from Usenet
Twitter has taken off in a larger way than perhaps even its founders ever imagined. Personally, when Twitter first appeared, I felt it had only limited appeal, at least in the way it was rolled out and marketed. Of course, Twitter has evolved and grown. And oh how it has grown. But did you know… Continue reading Ten Cool Things You Can Do With Twitter
Lulz Security (aka LulzSec) have been responsible for some notorious hacks in the past 6 weeks that have made headlines, including the attack on the Sony PSN (Playstation Network). Thousands upon thousands of Facebook, GMail and PayPal accounts have been hacked and worse made public. Gizmodo has set up a tool to allow you to… Continue reading See If You Were Hacked by LulzSec