Tag Archives: Web browser

The Browser Wars: Another Milestone

By | May 11, 2010

(This is a copy of my Loose Wire Sevice column, produced for newspapers and other print publications. Hence lack of links) By Jeremy Wagstaff As you know, I’m into milestones, and another one has been passed in recent days: Microsoft’s market share of browsers is down below 60%. Now this may not sound very exciting to you, but… Read More »

Crash Maps

By | April 2, 2007

Another intriguing use of Google Earth: to map statistical likelihood of car crashes, from Ohio State University. Interesting stuff, though it doesn’t explore what I think is the key factor in crashes: unpredictability. In a place like the UK everyone follows strict rules (supposedly), so any deviation is unpredictable and therefore likely to cause an accident. In a… Read More »

Keeping the Keyloggers out of the Basement

By | February 7, 2006

Here’s a product about to be announced that claims to really protect users against keylogging — when bad guys capture the keystrokes you make and then transmit it back to base: StrikeForce’s WebSecure (PDF file): The basic idea, StrikeForce’s PR guy Adam Parken tells me, is that “keystrokes are encrypted at the hardware driver and delivered directly to… Read More »

Directory Of Clipping Savers

By | January 30, 2006

Update Nov 7 2006: A new kid on the block for Firefox 2.0 users: Zotero. (Thanks, Charles) I recently wrote in WSJ.com (subscription required) about how to save snippets of information while you’re browsing. I didn’t have space to mention all the options I — or readers — came across, so here’s the beginnings of a list. Please… Read More »

Playing around with Flock

By | October 21, 2005

I’m playing around with the new browser Flock, which promises to be an interesting new take on browsers. This posting is actually being prepared and sent from within Flock. Some elements look a bit odd, but let’s see how it goes. Related Posts:Playing the Software Pirates at Their Own Game April 3, 2006 A Chip off the Old… Read More »