Monthly Archives: March 2005

A New Way To Foil Keyloggers?

By | March 29, 2005

PC Tools has released a new version of Spyware Doctor, 3.2, with what it calls “groundbreaking Keylogger Guard technology that protects users from identity thieves”. A press release says: Existing solutions can allow keylogger threats to run undetected for weeks or months by which time the damage is already done. Spyware Doctor 3.2’s Keylogger Guard detects and removes keylogger… Read More »

What’s The Difference Between A Search Engine, A Search Destination And A Portal?

By | March 29, 2005

LookSmart has today unveiled some more focused search engines, according to a press release from the company: It calls them ‘vertical search destinations’ to ‘provide niche audiences with essential search results, versus the typically exhaustive returns from other search engines’: the trendy www.teenja.com for teens; the more studious www.gradewinner.com for “tweens;” and www.24hourscholar.com for college students. Two additional… Read More »

News, And Tumbling Words

By | March 28, 2005

An interesting way of looking at news: 10×10 / 100 Words and Pictures that Define the Time / by Jonathan J. Harris: Every hour, 10×10 scans the RSS feeds of several leading international news sources, and performs an elaborate process of weighted linguistic analysis on the text contained in their top news stories. After this process, conclusions are… Read More »

OK, That’s Enough Bluetooth Monday Jokes

By | March 27, 2005

One of my favourite bands from the early 1980s, New Order, are promoting their upcoming album, Waiting for the Sirens Call, (due to be launched this coming week) via Bluetooth. They are displaying, in the words of Engadget: digital interactive posters offering song clips, ringtones and photos that can be beamed directly to fans’ cellphones. The posters use… Read More »

Sparking The Wi-Fi Revolution

By | March 25, 2005

Glancing at the charts on JiWire’s newlook website of the top 10 Wi-Fi countries and cities, I wondered whether it was worth taking a closer look at the figures to see if there’s any conclusions we could draw about the wireless revolution. The figures only include those commercially available hotspots, as far as I can figure out. But… Read More »