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Almost in stride with its recent release of Firefox 19, Mozilla has announced the intention to block third-party cookies by default starting in Firefox 22.
Cookies are something that are stored on your computer by pretty much every website you visit.…Read More »
One of the very first apps I reviewed at dotTech was Zombies, Run!, a great running app that told you a zombie apocalypse tale as you ran (and would force you to “outrun” zombies during each session.) If you’re the kind of person who needs the idea of getting fit for the apocalypse to motivate you, you should check out another apocalyptic fitness app.…Read More »
Spending a lot of time working with computers and the internet would mean creating a number of user accounts. Be it the social media, personal email, work email, bank accounts, or accessing web applications, a person has to remember lots of usernames and passwords, the latter of which should be long and complex in nature.…Read More »
Last year Samsung revealed their blockbuster Samsung Galaxy S III at Mobile World Congress. This year, Mobile World Congress has come and gone but no Galaxy S IV, the next iteration in the popular Android smartphone line. However, Samsung is not one to leave us hanging.…Read More »
Music industry in New Zealand has spent $250,000 to catch illegal music downloaders. Too bad they have received only $616.57 for the effort.
In September 2011 New Zealand passed new laws that allows intellectual property owners (e.g, the music or movie industry) to send notices to New Zealand residents and citizens when suspected of illegal downloading or uploading of copyrighted content. After a person has received a third notice, the intellectual property owner can bring that person before a tribunal that can fine the accused up to NZ$15,000.…Read More »
Until now Firefox OS has more or less been just a buzzword for most people; there were no actual smartphone that ran the operating system. However, at Mobile World Congress this past weekend, Mozilla showed off two Firefox OS smartphones, ZTE Open and Alcatel One Touch Fire.…Read More »
We all have probably heard of so called legal extortion cases, where lawyers acting on behalf of intellectual property owners send letters to alleged illegal downloaders and ask for money or else face civil charges in court. While those types of letters may hover on the border of questionable, they have so far not been deemed illegal.…Read More »
Being an American from a distinctly non-American heritage, I have the advantage of seeing life from the viewpoints of two cultures. In particular, I find it interesting how different cultures view child abuse.
In the United States, a parent can potentially be thrown in jail if found guilty of child abuse.…Read More »
Maybe you’ve watched one too many Bond movies and fancy yourself a bit of a secret agent. Maybe you have a kid sister or a little cousin who is interested in cryptography. Maybe you’re dating someone, but want to keep your relationship on the down-low for whatever reason.…Read More »
Although I am the stereotypical geek now (who just happens to love playing cricket), in a previous life (aka when I was a child) I used to be very active playing a variety of sports. One of my favorite sports was basketball.…Read More »
As dangerous as they may be, we have seen plenty of instances of humans interacting safely with tigers (and lions). And this applies to playing tug-of-war, too.
The following photos are of Busch Gardens Zoo in Tampa Bay, Florida (USA). As you can see, zoo visitors get to play tug-of-war with tigers — and I think the tigers are winning.…Read More »
Yesterday the NASCAR Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 race took place at Daytona International Speedway. Unfortunately for a select few, the race ended up in disaster when Kyle Larson (#32) and Brian Scott (#2) collided near the end, sending Larson’s car into the fence that separates the race track and onlookers.…Read More »
60% of top 1000 YouTube videos are blocked in Germany due to aggressive copyright laws, according to study
A lot of countries get criticized for censoring the web, such as countries in Asia and the Middle East. And rightly so — censorship is not the answer for offensive or disliked content, education is. (I’m not even going to comment on using censors for political purposes.) However, not very much attention is given to what I like to call censor by copyright that takes place in many “modern”, “developed” nations.…Read More »
Ever heard of six degrees of separation? It is the idea that everyone in the world is only six degrees (steps) away from each other. Professor Albert-László Barabási of Northeastern University has proposed something similar to the Internet. Except, instead of six, there are nineteen degrees.…Read More »
We have reviewed quite a few data recovery programs here on dotTech. Between the shareware and freewares we have touched, you probably already have a favorite data recovery tool on hand in case your ever need it. If you don’t, however, RaidLabs File Uneraser is a program that wants to earn your business.…Read More »
Is the Chinese or Eastern Europeans? Maybe someone else? We don’t really know. All we know is there has been a recent string of hacks against multi-million and multi-billion dollar corporations in the past few months. Microsoft is now the latest victim.…Read More »
We have had a lot of hacking stories lately on dotTech simply due to a sudden spike in public cybercrime incidents. However, by and large the most recent incidents were either low-key (e.g. Twitter attack hacked) or aimed at the corporate sector rather than ordinary citizens (e.g.…Read More »
I do not know about anyone else but I, for one, love nature. No, no — I don’t like delving in nature (e.g. camping? yeah right) but I do enjoy the natural beauty of nature (see what I did there?). The following photo is one such example; check it out:
Amazing.…Read More »
I remember, back in the good ole days, brand new video games for PlayStation 2 and Xbox sold for US$49.99. Then Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 came along and bumped the price of games up to US$59.99. So it would surprise no one if games retailed at even higher prices for the upcoming PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720.…Read More »
I am sure many dotTechies have cats as pets (presumably the domesticated ones, not the wild ones). If your cat was ever put against a crocodile in a tit-for-tat battle of the wits, teeth, and claws, who do you think would come out on top?…Read More »
If we have not already fried your brain with the earlier “You read that wrong” post, this post may push you over the edge.
Check out the following image. It is of a ship shipping ship shipping shipping ships. I know what you must be thinking: “say what?!…Read More »
When it goes to physically potentially dangerous stuff, as I have admitted before, I am a bit of a panzy. For example, roller coasts scare the shit out of me. So it is safe to say I have not, and never will, skateboard (besides, I do not know how anyway).…Read More »
In the past we have shared interesting things like optical illusions that trick our minds into seeing what isn’t there. Ready to have your brain confounded yet again? To confuse the heck out of your senses? To blow your mind? Then read the following… and I must warn you, you will probably need to read it multiple times before you catch what is going on.…Read More »
What an awesome deal: ‘Deal of the Week’ at Buy.com (Rakuten.com) is Microsoft Office 365 for $99.00 instead of the regular $99.99! [Image]
From what I have read, most psychologists and other behavior experts agree that sales induce otherwise nonexistent demand. Generally speaking, when people see a product on sale or at a discounted rate, they are more likely to buy it then if it was at regular price… even if they don’t need it.…Read More »
For as long as I’ve had my iPhone, I’ve been looking for a Google Calendar app. No, scratch that: I’ve been looking for a GREAT GCal app. Why are they so hard to find? All of the options out there seem to be either tragically overpriced or preposterously underpowered.…Read More »
Most users today probably take for granted the fact that they can access the web at any given time with their smartphone. But there are many people out there who can’t afford to buy a smartphone, or a phone with a basic web browser.…Read More »
Google recently showed off how it feels to use Google Glass, and it looked pretty awesome. Unfortunately, they also mentioned a pretty hefty $1,500 price tag for the developer edition of the device.
But today, Google has officially said that the company is not only aiming to bring a “fully-polished” version of the product to consumers by the end of this year, they will also be selling it for less than $1,500.…Read More »
Unlike the previous generation, Sony actually got a head start on Microsoft this time. But that doesn’t mean Redmond will be keeping quiet all the way until E3 in June. CVG is reporting that Microsoft will be announcing the next Xbox two months ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, at its own event to be held in April.…Read More »
Jimmy Fallon gets first public hands-on demo with the PlayStation 4, shows he doesn’t know how to play video games [Video]
So after announcing the PlayStation 4, Sony quickly whisked away anything related to the console before anyone could get their hands on it. Journalists have reported that the company didn’t allow anyone to get a feel for the controller, or even get a picture of it.…Read More »
In case you missed it, Sony dropped a bombshell a few days ago. The company announced the PlayStation 4 and that it would be coming to stores near you this holiday season.
During the “PlayStation Meeting 2013,” Sony showed off things like the newly designed controller and some impressive specs and cloud features.…Read More »
Volcano eruptions are not very fun for the people who live nearby — having to evacuate, property damage (destruction), death in some cases, etc. However, volcano eruptions from space look, to put it simply, awesome.
The following image and short video are of the eruption of Sarychev volcano on the Kuril Islands, Russia, as caught by the astronauts on the International Space Station as it flew overhead.…Read More »
How many dotTechies suffer from road rage? I admit, I have a mild form of the disease and, although I have learned to subdue it, cuss words are often heard coming out of my mouth while driving. It is safe to say the following bus driver has a more severe case of road rage.…Read More »
What is Google known for? Google Search, of course. How does Google make most of its money? Selling ads, of course. Between these two factors, Google has a huge stigma of, well, selling ads. So it is natural that people suspect Google Glass is another Google ploy to show you more ads.…Read More »
Who needs a school bus: kid hitches ride to school by holding onto back of speeding dump truck [Image]
Kids do crazy things. Fortunately I was (am) one of the cooler headed ones (read: panzy) and never did anything really that insane during my childhood. I cannot say the same for the kid in the following image. I am not sure where he is going (presumably school due to backpack and uniform) or where this is.…Read More »