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 […]

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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 […]

How will rising domain fees affect you?

VeriSign, the company that holds a state-sponsored monopoly on the registration of .com and .net domain names, announced yesterday that it will raise the rates they charge to domain registrars, effective October 15. The price of registering a .com domain will go from $6.00 USD to $6.42 USD, a 7% increase, while .net domains will […]

Technorati tracks "the Live Web"

Today David Sifry, founder and CEO of Technorati, published his quarterly report on the State of the Blogosphere, but expanded it to include a discussion on trends in tagging. Dave calls the combination of blogging and tagging “the Live Web” (taken from Doc Searls), and does his best to paint Technorati’s place right at the […]

NTT DoCoMo: The Future of Mobile Networks (Video)

NTT DoCoMo, one of the biggest mobile communications companies in the world, has recently produced an interesting video taking a look at the future of mobile technology. If everything they show in this presentation becomes true, the future will indeed be an interesting time to live in. Enjoy the show! Part 1 Part 2

Monday Morning Links Serving: The April 2nd Edition

–How to Understand More of What you Read Do you want to understand more of what you read, even when the material seems to be too complex for you? No problem! Just follow Ann McNeal’s four-step guide for reading a research paper. –Office Ergonomics – Make Your Work Hours at the Computer More Comfortable A […]

Free High-speed Sewer-net

It appears that previous rumors of Google deploying free WiFi were a bit premature. Rather than using the airwaves as their vehicle for free high-speed Internet for all, the search behemoth is heading to the sewers. They introduced in a press release today a new high-speed internet technology named  Google TiSP (BETA). The Toilet Internet […]

US Loses Top Spot in Networked Readiness Index

The sixth annual report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) has just confirmed what many specialists have been predicting since the start of the second millennium: The United States of America is slowly losing its competitive edge in the world of high technology. According to the report (pdf), the US has slipped down from the number […]