12 Ways to Be A Security Idiot

Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst for eWeek, has just pubbed a funny, illustrated list (in the form of a slideshow) of things you can do to turn yourself into a complete, attachment-opening, virus-downloading idiot. Uh-oh, it looks like something is wrong with your PayPal account. It’s a little strange that this e-mail doesn’t use your […]

The Real Hustle: The Software Steal

In this episode of “The Real Hustle”, Hustler Jess is planning to go to a computer store and steal all the software using a portable hard drive. Will she be successful? Watch the video to find out!

Vote for [GAS] at the Blogger’s Choice Award

Just a quick post this morning to let you guys know that I’ve entered [GAS] for “Best Geek Blog” over at the Blogger’s Choice Awards (shameless self-promotion). If you enjoy reading us and wish to help us out, you can do so by voting for our blog via this page.

Monday Morning Links Serving: The April 16th Edition

–How to Reduce Firefox’s Memory Usage? We all know it, Firefox is a memory hog. Here’s a good article listing simple steps you can take to bring down the amount of RAM FF takes. –Test Driving the $100 Laptop’s Interface (Slideshow) As the One Laptop Per Child project works toward a release this year of what […]

Saturday Evening Fun: Is Your Son a Computer Hacker?

Here’s a funny video from the now defunct TechTV show “The Screen Savers” in which Leo Laporte and Martin Sargent discuss an infamous satire article from Adequacy.org. You probably consider yourself at home a good parent. You encourage your children to participate in team sports. You attend your teenager’s party to ensure there’s no alcohol […]

The Intruder Phone: Coming to a Galaxy Near You Soon!

While randomly browsing the Web this morning, I stumbled across this very cool, UFO-looking, concept mobile named “The Intruder”. The thing, which features a round, swiveling 220×176-pixel display, may look very nice at a first glance, but can you imagine yourself sending an SMS via that circular keypad? Don’t forget that this is a concept […]

Google’s U.S. Search Market Share Continues to Soar

According to a new survey that was recently conducted by Hitwise, an Internet metrics firm, nearly two-thirds (64%) of U.S. searches went through Google last March, up from 58% just a year before. Is anyone surprised by this? I would have thought that Google would have had a larger share of the search market, but hey, […]

Wednesday Night Links Roundup

–Run Applications In Compatibility Mode In Vista Vista is all pretty and shiny, but unfortunately, it is not very adamant when the time to run old programs comes. If you desperately need to install something that Vista frowns upon, you can always try to execute it in Compatibility Mode. –Big Rocks First: Double Your Productivity This […]

AVG Does Freebie RootKit Detector

They’re evil; they’re nasty; we hate them; and we’re still pissed at Sony for bringing them into the limelight. Rootkits. Ugly bits of malware code that dig deep into your OS kernel, there to hide and do their nefarious business beneath the radar of your average AV program. Sony’s ill-thought out rootkit served to ‘protect’ […]

How to Get a Salary Raise

Here’s a great instructional video that could get quite handy for you in the near future if you’re thinking about asking your boss for a raise. The video splits the process into 6 steps. Here they are: First, ask yourself “Why do I deserve a raise?”. Document the reasons. Call recruitment agencies to get an […]

How to Make a Mini Gaussian Gun

Here’s a short presentation that will show you how to build a miniature version of a traditional gaussian gun. But first, what is a gaussian gun? According to wikipedia, it is a type of magnetic accelerator gun that uses one or more electromagnetic coils to accelerate a magnetic shell to very high velocities. Full-sized gaussian […]

Thunderbird 2.0 RC1

Thunderbird fans (especially those of you who use Vista), get excited! The first release-candidate has been set loose! If you’ve been holding off on trying earlier alphas or betas (or happen to use Microsoft’s latest OS), but still want to be ahead of the curve a little, this release-candidate is for you. Be aware, however, […]