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Very, very cool… and a wee bit unnerving

It’s been covered in the blogsphere today, but if you missed it: Google’s new Street View is incredible. Limited coverage (for now). Example here (via Battelle). Alex Eckelberry And a bonus from the DrudgeryReport: GOOGLE MAPS SHOW ‘FACES’ ON STREETS, IN...

TSA nonsense

You’ve probably heard this one today — British film director Mike Figgis detained for five hours for saying “I’m here to shoot a pilot” when asked for his purpose in visiting the US. There’s debate as to whether or not it’s a hoax, but it’s been reported in the...

Linux crash makes for groan humor

Some idle Tuesday-afternoon humor: Slashdot has a post that “the Linux-sponsored Indy 500 car had a rough day at the track this weekend: it was the first car to crash on the track and finished dead last. Joost sponsored a car that came in a respectable seventh.” No...

Weekly TechTips #46

HP rebates get easier – sometimesWe’ve often lamented the hassle factor and “game of chance” element involved in getting a manufacturer’s rebate these days, and we applaud Hewlett Packard for doing something to make it a little easier....

Every breath you take…

Privacy is a growing concern in today’s world where there are surveillance cameras on every other corner and RFID chips in our passports. You can no longer check into most hotels without showing ID and you certainly can’t fly on a commercial airline...