23 September 2009

Google Chrome may be bad for you!

Ever wondered why Google might be interested in building a browser and ‘force’ Google search as the preferred search engine, or import data which you have not approved – sound a bit like Microsoft a few years ago when Google and Mozilla was making a big fuss about Microsoft forcing Internet Explorer and MSN search(now Live search) on consumers. Google …

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23 September 2009

The rise of the machine

As computer applications become more logic-oriented and increasingly intelligent, one must begin to wonder – will the day come when artificial intelligence will outstrip human intelligence? Computer-based systems are continuously becoming more intelligent in all areas. From web-applications, automated control systems in cars, to military and medical applications and even space odysseys, the machines speed and logic-oriented control has proved …

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17 September 2009

Google Fast Flip in Image Search as well?

I was casually searching for some pictures of Sonic Youth and I noticed some new bars (similiar to the new Fast Flip)  to the right and left of the Google Image Search results page. It lets you navigate to the next page without having to scroll all the way down to get to the next page of results. I don’t …

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16 September 2009

Twitter in Pole Position

I’m a huge F1 racing fan. Most people find this odd, those cars seem to just follow each other round in a noisy procession for an hour and a half, occasionally stopping for a pit stop that is even quicker than a quick fit fitter. Sometimes they knock each other off the black stuff, which lets face it, most people …

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16 September 2009

Facebook hits 300m users – but has UK peaked?

The guys at Facebook – or to be more accurate, the top guy, Mark Zuckerberg – announced yesterday via their blog that Facebook is now reaching 300 million users around the globe. A remarkable milestone, and one which apparently shows no sign of slowing. Even better news for them, they’re now making money! Here’s what Zuck had to say: “We’re …

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15 September 2009

“InPrivate Filtering” another cool feature of IE 8

While you are browsing a web site it may be pulling active content from many other different third party sources and of course these contents have benefits and value for the user. It is important to remember that at the same time these active contents from third parties may have the potential to track your behavior across multiple websites. To …

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15 September 2009

Facebook adds status tagging – now live in UK

Anybody logging in to Facebook today will be greeted with a snazzy new functionality to play with – which might give you a little sense of de-ja-vu if you’re a Twitter user too… Yes, Facebook have upped the ante in their continued quest to compete with / get ahead of Twitter, by allowing users to tag friends in status updates, …

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15 September 2009

Twitter: Bots Be Warned?

According to Mashable, Twitter’s recently announced ‘new’ Terms of Service may mean the end of bots. Apparently, Ev and Biz want to keep things ‘human’ and an account could be subject to termination, “if your updates consist mainly of links, and not personal updates.” Humph! So, does that mean bye bye news media accounts? They’re 99.9% links and not personal, …

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11 September 2009

Tamar @ Twestival (including photos…!)

Regular readers will know that we like to support charity here at Tamar – our own TLC being just the tip of the iceberg – so it was no big surprise when we decided to sponsor this year’s London Twestival gathering, held in aid of the charity Childline. The party took place last night at Vinopolis in London, and if you’re a Twitter …

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11 September 2009

Firefox, the memory monster

I have been using Mozilla Firefox since early 2004, and I am only one of the hoardes of users complaining that it is getting slower and slower with every big release. Even though the Mozilla “release notes” states that they have fixed THE memory leak, it seems that fix opens a new leak somewhere else. I did a fair bit …

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