Lunascape5 releases beta version of multi-engine browser

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] Justin James alerted me to the beta release of Lunascape5 Genesis, the three-headed browser from Japan whose alpha version I reviewed back in November. One of the concerns I had at that time was if you intend to use Lunascape for cross-browser testing, you should be aware that […]

Apple Stores Block Facebook (Except Not)

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] After reports that Apple retail stores had all blocked Facebook to discourage customers from “wasting time” (i.e., hogging the computers so that people who actually wanted to buy something couldn’t try out the software), a CNET writer checked it out for herself, and found out that the answer was… […]

Are you bypassing your company’s IT policies?

While reading the paper version of ComputerWorld this morning, I stumbled an article reporting that more than half of Gen Y employees regularly bypass corporate IT usage policies at their workplace, and a quarter of them face no repercussions for doing so. These results came out of a study performed by Toronto-based research firm Harris/Decima, […]

YouTube’s “Fair Use Massacre”

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Thanks to a breakdown in a previous licensing agreement between YouTube and Warner Music, last month there was something of a witch hunt for any videos containing any songs from Warner’s library. However, whereas most of the time when YouTube deletes videos due to a DMCA takedown notice, these […]

A Blogging Experiment

It takes real guts to work several years to build a top 50 blog, then turn it over to anyone and everyone, but that’s what’s happened at Neatorama. Alex has instituted a new feature called the Upcoming Queue. It’s like a submission, only the submitter writes the post with links and graphics. Then the public […]

I Can Has Cookie?

The problem with the little candy message hearts you see around Valentines Day is that they are tiny. And they don’t particularly taste good. And they don’t say what you really want to say. Sometimes you can’t even decipher what they are supposed to say! So …make your own! Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories baked up […] user data stolen — again

You’d think that a Monster once bitten would be twice shy.  But even though user information has been stolen from on at least two prior occasions, it has happened yet again.  This time, the data includes user IDs and passwords, as well  as contact information.  Monster does not store Social Security numbers, thankfully.  The […]

Monty Python YouTube channel results in 23,000% jump in sales?

By Johnny Daniels Contributing Writer, [GAS] It’s being claimed that the Monty Python YouTube channel, which shows various clips from the Monty Python sketches, has resulted in a staggering 23,000% jump in Python DVD sales. Is there a bit of serious number massaging going on here or is it total vindication on the part of those […]

Britannica 2.0, you’re no Wikipedia

Encyclopaedia Britannica president Jorge Cauz announced today that new features will be rolled out on in what looks like an effort to get hip with the Web 2.0 crowd.  This includes the ability for users to correct articles, one of the more powerful and controversial features of Britannica’s biggest online competitor for serving up encyclopedic information: […]

Teenormous: The cheapest place to get your geek shirts online

As most geeks, I love t-shirts, especially geeky-looking ones. There are a lot of great online t-shirt shops on the world wide web, but going through them all to find what you really want can be a hassle. Enter Teenormous, an awesome t-shirt search engine that not only searches all the coolest tee sites on […]

The Inauguration – Digital Style

By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] Since the last national swearing-in ceremony, America has become a much more net-centric country.  Obama’s inauguration was not only watched by a large portion of the US, but by millions (perhaps billions?) in countries all over the world.  For this reason, the people on the scene wielding the tech were […]

Let Historical Tweets Take You Back in Time!

By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] Don’t worry, this isn’t some archival service that will tell you what some user said two years ago.  Historical Tweets is a blog that displays one historically important (and ficticious) tweet every day!  According to the site:  “Books have been ruining history. So many unnecessary words.  Now, with Historical Tweets, history’s most […]