An Introduction to Multicore Systems

With mainstream CPUs going dual and quad-core, most of you who have a passion for processor technology will want to read up on how these new multicore systems work; and as a geek, you definitely should. So when I read this great piece from David Kanter this morning, I immediately thought of my readers. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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