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Archive for January, 2011

Egypt Shuts Down Internet


In an attempt to quell the uprising in Egypt, officials have essentially disconnected the Internet. Hoping that preventing people from accessing social media sites like Twitter and Facebook will stop them from taking to the streets. Telecome Egypt provides much of the Internet service to Egyptians and is owned in majority by the government. Egypt’s […]

Chrome/Firefox Announce Do Not Track Feature


Mozilla announced yesterday that their popular Firefox browser will have a feature that will allow you to opt-out of targeted ads. Shortly afterwards, Google announced that their Chrome browser will implement the same feature and Microsoft has the feature slated for a December launch (perhaps earlier now). This sounds fantastic but wait… this feature will […]

3D Coming to Home PCs


At the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the first of 3D Monitors made their debut. Samsung has incorporated their proprietary 3D technology into a aerodynamically designed monitor. The monitors will be released in 23″ and 27″ sizes and include their own 3D wireless glasses. Before you get to excited, and pre-order your own, […]

The Web in Numbers – 2010


Pingdom, one of the Internet’s premiere monitoring services on the web has released a set of figured describing Internet activity over the past year. Here are some of the highlights. Think you send a lot of emails, the make up a small portion of the 207 trillion sent in 2010 (unfortunately almost 90% of which […]

WordPress Critical Update


Just announced prior to New Years Eve, WordPress alerted their users to a critical XSS (Cross-site Scripting) flaw that could threaten millions of web sites using the popular blogging tool (including this blog). This flaw is also not a complex one – so if you are using WordPress you should immediately upgrade the software. WordPress […]

2011 Technology Predictions


Every year technology becomes more entrenched in society and day to day living. Think about where we were only 10 years ago – cell phones were for the rich now everyone has at least one, a 40+ inch television cost 10 times what they can be purchased for now, social networking was when people would […]

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