Start by imagining Missy Elliott as a Cockney Brit from outer London--OK, that's a tough one. But the English need to get their hair done too (in Sovereign's case, a demi-cornrow with a dash of Sporty Spice does the trick), and as long as that's the case, this recent Jay-Z signee will keep dropping tight breakbeats about baggy trousers and shiny new trainers.
Microsoft has enjoyed a stranglehold on the Office suite market for well over a decade. But now that the Web is slowly becoming a quasi-replacement for the desktop, Microsoft Office has some stiff competition in the form of online Web Office apps. And although they may not appeal to the spreadsheet maven that relies on Excel's power, each offers functionality that diminishes the need for Microsoft's products.
So, in the time between now and when the software giant delivers the much-anticipated online version of Office, our options are far from few. Here are three that might fit your … Read more
Erran Baron Cohen, brother of Borat (Sacha Baron Cohen), has made a valiant effort to make Hanukkah a cool holiday, and he's done a great job. By combining klezmer, reggae, electronica, tango, and many other genres, Cohen reinterprets classic Jewish holiday songs as well as offering unique originals.
BearFlix roars out of the cave with swarming, hashing, fast downloads and a video player, but hibernates when confronted with proxies.
BearFlix almost configures itself, and its toolbar and icon interface is geared toward novices. (Configuration options help advanced users suit the program to taste.) Based on the popular BearShare, and connected to the Gnutella network, this utility is optimized for video files. Simply enter a search term, and find files immediately. As with all P2P networks, there's no guarantee the files are available, accurately named, or virus-free. However, BearFlix's file-rating option helps users self-police spam off the … Read more
Customers of CheckFree.com, an online bill paying site, were quietly redirected to servers in Ukraine early Tuesday morning, according to several reports.
Representatives of CheckFree told WashingtonPost.com that customers were redirected to a blank log-in page that attempted to install malware on the visiting PC. The company said it regained control at 5 a.m. EST Tuesday, so only customers using the site overnight were likely affected.
Mike Haro, senior security analyst at Sophos told CNET News, "The fact that they used a blank page to download a Trojan (not exactly subtle) says to me one of … Read more
Subcultural industrial icon Ogre (Skinny Puppy, KMFDM, Pigface, Ministry, Revolting Cocks) evades obsolescence yet again by rewiring his abrasive synth-driven and polemical sound for the 21st century. Hailed as a pioneer of the industrial electronic scene, Ogre has remained innovative for more than 25 years by administering a blisteringly intelligent "detailed post-mortem" on the slough rehashed by lesser, fading figures.
Fans will find a familiarly corrosive array of electronics and percussion that fuels his vitriolic critique of corruption, ego, and infantile aggression, yielding nothing less than a sulfuric formula of antipathy and attitude force-fed down the throat of … Read more