Evidently HP computers are racist, if you follow the rationale of this snarkily produced video. It shows how HP's webcam software, which is supposed to track the movements of a person's face, doesn't work too well if you're African American.
Things are improving. As opposed to an earlier study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), which stated that text messaging increases the risk of accident by 23 times, this one only says that accident risk is increased by 6 times. We should be happy at the improvement, right?
When people think of e-book readers, the first device that "usually" comes to mind is the Amazon Kindle. Of late, the next device that comes to mind is the Barnes & Noble nook. The third set of devices that come to mind are the Sony e-book readers, but Sony isn't content with standing still.
It's still unproven, but many have said we should err on the side of caution. Thus, a Maine legislator is seeking to require cell phones sold in that state to carry warnings about the possibility that they may cause brain cancer.
While Amazon MP3 has offered a good alternative to iTunes for some time, but as yet it has not made a significant dent in the market share owned by Apple's music store. Although Amazon MP3 has the music, iTunes (the software) is a major advantage for Apple, making it easy for iPod users to buy, manage and play their music. Thus, Amazon MP3 has teamed with doubleTwist, which has had it in for Apple for quite some time.
You know you're in trouble if your issues with coverage and signature product becomes the butt of Saturday Night Live, right? Very reminiscent of how John McCain knew his campaign was in trouble when SNL made jokes about Sarah Palin by using her own words, virtually verbatim. Thus, the iPhone and its issues became a highlight on SNL's Weekend Update Saturday night.
Wonder what is going to happen to all the digital traces of your life after you pass away? To be honest, most of it will probably be available, and searchable, at least until they are de-indexed by search engines. However, a new start-up called WebWill hopes to at least close off the social networking parts of your life.