Quick update on Google’s “Sicko” Controversy

I contacted Google’s PR department for an official statement on the “Sicko Post.”  Here’s what I sent: Hello.  My name is Brian Boyko.  I’m editor of Network Performance Daily as well as contributor to HardOCP and GeeksAreSexy.net.  I’d like to know more about the blog post on the Google Health Advertising Blog entitled “does negative […]

Google miraculously heals the sick

by Sterling Camden Apparently, Google thinks they’re so un-evil that they can expiate the sins of their advertising clients. Lauren Turner, posting on the Google Health Advertising Blog, criticizes Michael Moore’s new movie, Sicko: Moore attacks health insurers, health providers, and pharmaceutical companies by connecting them to isolated and emotional stories of the system at […]

Blu-ray’s new attack on HD DVD: 5 movie freebies

In an attempt to get an additional share of the HD player market, the Blu-ray Disc Association has just announced that they would start giving away five free HD movies with the purchase of any Blu-ray players, including the PS3. The five movies will come from a list of 21 titles, including choices like Pearl […]

Daily Show correspondent Rob Riggle goes on rampage for an iPhone

Here’s a funny segment of yesterday’s episode of the Daily Show showing correspondent Rob Riggle as he goes on a mission to get himself an iPhone before the official release date.

Chevy Volt: From concept to reality

Imagine a gasoline-free morning commute. Wouldn’t that be great? It would certainly benefit your wallet, and support the environment. Last year, the engineers at Chevrolet introduced the Volt, a new concept car. The Volt is a new kind of electric vehicle that can be configured to run on regular gas, electricity, bio-diesel and E85 (ethanol). […]

The Principle of Bernoulli (Video)

Watch this crazy scientist as he demonstrates how the principle of Bernoulli works. Bernoulli’s Principle states that in an ideal fluid (low speed air is a good approximation), with no work being performed on the fluid, an increase in velocity occurs simultaneously with decrease in pressure or a change in the fluid’s gravitational potential energy. […]

HOW TO: Move Windows shares from one computer to another

While moving your Windows shares from one computer to another might seem pointless for most people, system administrators see great value in doing it efficiently. It is particularly useful in situations where we have to move data from an old server to new one, and we want our users to keep on accessing their files […]

Apple announces iPhone monthly plans

Apple and AT&T have finally unveiled their three monthly subscription plans for the iPhone: $59.99 for 450 minutes $79.99 for 900 minutes $99.99 for 1350 minutes These plans all include unlimited data transfer (web and mail), video messaging, 200 SMS messages and unlimited calls between mobile devices. Basically, what this means is that you can […]

Mac or PC? (Video)

Can you believe that this group of computer geeks actually invested some of their time and money to create a “Mac or PC” rap video? Check it out. After watching this, I’m not sure if I should be laughing or crying. :)

Wind-powered phone charger unveiled

European wireless carrier Orange has recently asked Gotwind, a company specializing in wind turbines, to create a prototype of a wind-powered mobile phone charger. If commercialized, the Orange wind charger will allow people to recharge their cell-phone from any location, even from the top of a mountain, at the other end of the world, where […]

Binary Marble Adding Machine (Video)

A guy named Matthias Wandel has invented one of the most cool mechanical calculator ever: The Binary Marble Adding Machine. It had occurred to me that perhaps with an insane amount of perseverance, it might be possible to build a whole computer that runs on marbles. My second marble machine was however much less based […]

WP-Cache plugin for WordPress problems

In the last few months, [GAS] has gone down on occasions, mainly because of plugins problems. The one at the top of this list is the WP-Cache plugin for WordPress. Strangely, this problem has only started about 4 or 5 months ago, when I decided to upgrade my installation of WordPress to a new build. […]