Updated at 3:47 p.m. PT: The author of this fine non-study has now come forward. He is Canadian-based Tarandeep Singh Gill and he told ReadWriteWeb that he is the founder of AtCheap.com. He said he was specifically targeting IE6. "While working on my latest Web site, IE6 compatibility was being a pain in the ass. So I thought of doing this, with a hope that this would knock off a few people from IE6," he said. It will be interesting to see who or what gets knocked off in the coming days.
Sometimes, when it comes to hidden cameras, good people can be watching.
That must surely be the view of a woman who was walking down a San Francisco street and had her cell phone snatched from her by a miscreant.
In shock, she paused for a few seconds before wondering what she should do. Before she had time to decide, a cab pulled up beside her. The driver explained that he'd not only seen the incident but also recorded it.
More precisely, his cab's 180-degree dashboard video camera had recorded it.
Every time there dawns a new era of airport safety, we the citizens and passengers of the world bow in wonder at the latest new technology that will save us from our fellow man.
So it was at Australia's Sydney Airport yesterday, where the well-meaning authorities launched a shiny new full-body scanner that would not only ensure that you are not armed, but could also tell what you had for lunch last Tuesday. (That's merely a slight exaggeration, of course.)
News.com.au sniffed out a certain snafu, however, in the scanner's nervous system. For it seemed … Read more
You may, together with Apple's lawyers, have not yet gotten over the experience of seeing the Taiwanese tea commercial in which a man was made to look (sort of) like Steve Jobs on stage in San Francisco to hawk a drink and give away an iPad.
Should you have missed this work of art, I have embedded it here.
However, since it aired, much speculation has surrounded the man who played Jobs. I am grateful to the steely focus of blogger Dan Bloom, who has managed to track down the actor in question and reveal some of the finer &… Read more
Should you have ever wished to throttle a texter in the movie theater, this might be a sobering story for you.
It seems that in a movie theater in Grapevine, Texas, a gentleman called Dale Fout felt the urge to send a text. As related by the Fort-Worth Star Telegram, the lady sitting behind him, Brenda Godwin, was a little disturbed by this self-centered rudeness.
In Godwin's version, she reportedly reached forward and tapped Fout with her finger on his shoulder. Fout allegedly found this alleged tap so preposterous that he leaped up and declared he would be charging … Read more
If computers can create friends for you, why can't they create ministers?
This was the philosophical question that inspired Miguel Hanson, a Houston-based web developer and IT consultant as he contemplated his wedding.
As the Associated Press tells it, Hanson couldn't find an associate who would officiate at the betrothal to high school teacher Diana Wesley. So he said to himself: "Wait a minute, I am a Web developer and IT consultant. I am a Master of the Universe. One minister, coming up."
The first thought you might have if you were to create a virtual … Read more
I am not entirely sure how these figures compare with, for example, the Mafia. However, it seems that Google, which seems like the ultimate cash business, merely has $39.1 billion to spend on, um, new ideas about social networking.
Microsoft used to have more than that. At the end of 2010, its nest egg seems to have numbered $40.23 billion. But its $8.5 billion emotional commitment to Skype may have cut into that.
I am told that the U.S. government's figure is a little less descriptive than Apple's. After all, the government can just print some more dollars using old machines whenever it feels like it. Apple has to make new machines in order to add to its coffers.… Read more