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Archive for August, 2008
(2) Mercenary army outsourcers Controversial private security contractor firm Blackwater is gearing up for disaster in the Gulf, as Hurricane Gustav approaches. Snip from a ‘help wanted’ ad on the firm’s website:
Blackwater is compiling a list of qualified security personnel for possible deployment into areas affected by Hurricane Gustav. Applicants must meet all items listed under the respective Officer posting and be US citizens. Contract length is TBD.
Today, Comcast updated their Acceptable Use Policy to cover exactly what they feel is ‘excessive use’. When the Comcast cap starts October 1st, they will contact people breaking the 250GB per month transfer limit and ask them to curb their usage. While it’ll be hard for most people to hit this limit, we still wonder if policing 0.1% of the customer base is worth the effort. At least Comcast has bothered to state the limit instead of just secretly rewriting the meaning of the word ‘unlimited’ like some providers.
If you were to tell me 10 years ago that cell phones will one day be powerful enough to run Photoshop, I would think that the resident looney house is missing an inmate. Fast forward a decade and you have Photoshop Mobile – although the name is pretty misleading since it doesn’t allow any photo editing, but is actually an online storage service. Photoshop Mobile brings 5GB of free storage space to anyone with a Photoshop.com account ID. Folks who fall under the Photoshop Plus category will get four times that amount. Currently, compatible phones include Motorola Q9m/h, Samsung Blackjack I/II, and Palm Treo 750w/700w/wx. Support for other handsets (such as the iPhone, Pearl and RAZR) will come next month. I guess this is great for folks who snap plenty of images on their cell phones and are too lazy to transfer it over to a computer.
Fuchitek is poised to release its PEP01 pico projector pretty soon, enabling you to make a decent business presentation everywhere you go without having to lug around a large projector. This model won’t measure up to much against its larger brethren when it comes to performance, but what Fuchitek tries to do here is achieve a balance between portability and performance. The PEP01 will feature the following :-
- 640 x 480 resolution
- Supports NTSC and PAL video systems
- VGA and component input
- 80:1 contrast ratio
- 40′ image size
- 40 minute battery life (no movies on this I guess)
- 4.5′ x 2′ x 1′
WordPress blogs are getting increasingly social, giving readers the ability to bookmark your site to a number of services, get to know you better in more ways than just your comments section (and vice versa), and view your activity on a variety of social sites. We’ve compiled a list of more than 30 plugins that will let you make your WordPress blog more social.
By Juul Coolen