Thursday, January 10, 2008


First you have those watch-type gadgets that wake you up whenever you start snoring.
That makes you change position and try to fall back to sleep. Problem is you never get back to sleep so you're awake 'till sunrise. Good for your bedfellow. He or she can sleep peacefully.

Here comes another one from the CES. A bed with a wireless internet, iPod dock — and a way to stop snoring

By the way, the price is $ 50,000. Way to sleep peacefully.


Wednesday, January 09, 2008


Here comes the Terminator of your bugs and insect problems--one of the goofiest gadgets exihibited in the recently held CES, it is called the ELECTRIC SWATTER.


This plastic tennis racket-like swatter fries bugs you swing at, just in case slamming it with the racket doesn’t finish the job.

Just be careful not to include this gadget among the tennis rackets. You may find yourself swarmed with dead bugs as you play tennis.

Monday, January 07, 2008


Hold it. This is not a blender. See that word there WASHER? Because it is really a washer. A mini one. Not for mini errm small people, silly.

Technically a mini-washer for clothes of any type, Technosonic’s PW311A has been churning away this week washing tennis shoes, which dry on a conveniently included shoe rack.


Friday, August 04, 2006

Tips for Creating Secure Passwords

Everytime you sign-up, they ask you to create username and password. The username should be available and the password should be secured.

Brian has the following tips for creation of secured password

Some of these are:

* DO NOT use your network username as your password.

* Don't use easily guessed passwords, such as "password."

* Do not choose passwords based upon details that may not be as confidential as you'd expect, such as your birth date, your Social Security or phone numbers, or names of family members.

For more of the tips, go to Brian's Security Fix.


Wednesday, August 02, 2006

They Punish you for using old technology

Cingular is charging the customers using old cell phones to encourage them to upgrade
their phones. The evil of consumerism. They innovate and pass on the development cost
to the consumers. Duh.

Excerpt of the news:

Cingular to raise prices for users of older phones

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cingular Wireless, a venture of AT&T Inc. (T.N) and BellSouth Corp. (BLS.N), said on Monday it would start charging customers with older phones an extra $4.99 monthly fee as early as September unless they upgrade their phones as it moves toward using a single network technology.

The biggest U.S. wireless service, said the fee would apply to about 4.7 million subscribers, or about 8 percent, of its 57.3 million customer base unless these users upgrade their phones.

Read the entire news here.


Monday, July 31, 2006

MP3 Player for Runners/Walkers/Joggers

The new gadget being introduced by SONY has a capacity to store 1350 songs. It counts calories burned, distanced traveled and records the runs made.

It also adjusts when the runner is slowing down.

This is going to compete with Nike and Apple which costs US$ for the kit and 100 for the shoes. The kit can be bought separately and can be attached to an old pair of Nike shoes.

The Sony S2 Walkman costs $120 for the 1 GB and $150 for the 2 GB. It doesn't come with shoes.

via sfgate


Sony is introducing an MP3 player for runners/walkers/joggers who like to listen to "Chariots of Fire," the Rocky theme song and other tunes to inspire them to go the distance.

The S2 Walkman stores up to about 1,350 songs (2 GB model), is water resistant, counts calories burned, distance traveled and records your runs. It will adjust your playlist if it senses you are slowing down or speeding up. And if you want to shuffle your music, you just shake it three times, fast.

If some of the features sound familiar, it's because Nike and Apple are alread

Friday, July 28, 2006

Warning about Password Stealing Trojan-Firefox Extension

Brian Kerbs warned about password stealing Trojan disguised as Firefox extension.

He wrote:

A spam e-mail making its rounds with a file attachment disguised as an "extension" or add-on for the Mozilla Firefox browser is actually a Trojan horse program, which allows attackers to install programs that intercept Web traffic from a victim's computer and monitor what he or she types, such as passwords and other login information.

Read the entire story here.

Now here comes Google of the Blogs

Why is it always from San Francisco? A new search engine founded by Tony Conrad who is based in San Francisco joins Technorati, Google blog search, Feedster to scour blogs and organize them according to topics that interest the blog readers.

Leslie Walker in her Searching for Order in the Blogosphere pointed out what makes Tony Conrad different from the other top search engines.

Sphere analyzes and gives weight to the
1. actual words in each blog posting
2. to the length and frequency of posts to a blog
3. and to how often the individual blogger writes about the subject being queried.

So the big differentiator is that they are not dependent on links.

Read the entire story here.

Searching Order in the Blogosphere



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