By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] In what goes to prove that the British really do have a sense of humour, it has been recommended that a government committee be set up to protect Internet users from nasty people online such as abusive bloggers. Hey you…..f**king read this OK? I’m putting a lot of damn [...]
By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] It seems that a deadly computer virus is doing the rounds again, this time using emails containing references to the FBI and Facebook to entice people to open it up and install it. The email subject line is “F.B.I. vs. Facebook” and the email has a link about an [...]
Do you ever feel like nobody cares about your opinion or that it seems to be worthless? Are you looking for a quick and easy way to have your say on various topics? Want to build some authority and cred? Maybe Soapboxxer is for you.
By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] A man who saw his whole life laid out in a fake Facebook profile has won his libel case against a former friend in the High Court in London. Mathew Firsht was awarded a total of 22,000 pounds ($43,500) after a judge ruled that Grant Raphael had libelled Firsht [...]
By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] Gmail has introduced the ability for its users to access their email through a secure “https” connection. Previously, if you wanted to access Gmail through a https connection, you had to use a Greasemonkey script or Gina Trapani’s Better Gmail Firefox extension. But now Gmail has integrated it right [...]
By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] Knol – Google’s equivalent of Wikipedia – has today finally gone live. Should Wikipedia be quaking in their boots? Well not quite yet. I’m sure Jimbo Wales hasn’t broken a sweat up to now and isn’t likely to for quite some time with his 116 million users a month. [...]
Green technology is the way of the future, no doubt about it. Nothing fuels mind-boggling innovation like the possibility of the world being totally destroyed if we don’t clean up our act. So, it’s an exciting time to be a geek right now – there’s so much cool green tech out there, you can hardly [...]
By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] Duncan Riley over at the Inquisitr has a very thought-provoking piece on what may happen to Digg if the rumored $200 million purchase deal between Digg and Google goes through as planned. Will Digg become a central important plank of the Google empire or will it become another Feedburner [...]
In a world with more than 100 million blogs, do you find it difficult to find new and interesting things to read? How do you sift through all of the noise to find blogs that you might like? Would you like a simple way to find good content? Maybe Toluu will save the day for [...]
By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] You can just about have any need catered to these days on the internet – whether it’s takeaway pizza or giggling Japanese schoolgirls in ankle socks whispering kinky thoughts to you via webcam (so I’ve heard anyway). Now a company called Death Switch is offering you the chance to [...]
By Mark O’Neill
Contributing Writer, [GAS]
As much as I love my Gmail, there are still a few things that annoy me about it and the main bone of contention centers around the address book. While Gmail Labs is busy giving us stupid little things like different stars to put next to our emails or “Old Snakey” games, I think they should better spend their time instead improving whats already there – starting with the address book (or contacts, whatever you prefer to call it).
But credit where credit’s due – they have already made one improvement by introducing Suggested Contacts. This begins to eliminates something which was making me curse in a half-dozen different languages (some of them made-up languages I have to admit) everytime I opened my address book.