We work up an apetite for sweets when working on the computer.
Computers can make you fat – and not just from lack of exercise. Research shows that staring at a computer screen makes us work up an appetite for sweet treats like chocolate cake and biscuits.
It is thought that the mental stress of computer work triggers changes in blood sugar and hormone levels that trick the brain into thinking it has worked off lots of calories that need replaced.
Will start this fall with streaming
Canadian users who have wanted to enjoy Netflix will not have much longer to wait, as the company has announced that they will be coming to Canada this fall. From what we are hearing, they are going to start out by offering streaming only to Canadian customers to start with.
Russell Kirsch says he’s sorry.
More than 50 years ago, Kirsch took a picture of his infant son and scanned it into a computer. It was the first digital image: a grainy, black-and-white baby picture that literally changed the way we view the world. With it, the smoothness of images captured on film was shattered to bits.
The square pixel became the norm, thanks in part to Kirsch, and the world got a little bit rougher around the edges.
Microsoft’s engineers and executives spent two years creating a new line of smartphones with playful names that sounded like creatures straight out of “The Cat in the Hat” — Kin One and Kin Two. Stylish designs, an emphasis on flashy social-networking features and an all-out marketing blitz were meant to prove that Microsoft could build the right product at the right time for the finickiest customers — gossiping youngsters with gadget skills. But last week, less than two months after the Kins arrived in stores, Microsoft said it would kill the products.
Blood spattered PCs
US IT outfits might be required to confirm that they do not source the tantalum used in capacitors from the Congo. A lot of Tantalum is mined from Australia, and most IT companies say their suppliers assure them that they get it from there. Their suppliers apparently tell them that they do not buy the stuff from a dodgy Congo warlord from the back of a blood splattered truck.
Now that ICANN has given the nod to a new .XXX top level domain for pornographic web sites, all the old concerns and arguments have risen from the dead.
The most laughable of these is that this is some sort of official sanction for smut or that it "validates" the adult business. That's a quaint, if blinkered, idea. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.
For those that haven't been paying attention, digital porn predates the web. Early bulletin boards were rife with it and yellowed copies of PC Magazine from the early 80's and 90's featured a surprising number of adult-only BBS service ads.
Tom blends the iPhone 4, but not everyone wants to see it destroyed...
iPhone4 Slow Motion Sniper Shot
YouTube has a new video editor that lets you create videos using excerpts from the videos you've already uploaded. You can also add a music file from the AudioSwap library, but YouTube mentions that it might display ads if you use some of the audio files.
Pornography makes up 37 per cent of the total number of Web pages online, according to a new study published by Optenet, a SaaS provider which delivers "on-premise" security. Yes, we think we spelled that right.
According to the report, which looked at a representative sample of around four million extracted URLs, adult content on the Internet increased by 17 per cent in the first quarter of 2010, as compared to the same period in 2009.
One of the larger questions asked by novices to the Chrome OS experience is this: Can it run Windows apps?
Up until now, the answer has been a resolute, "no." Google's Chrome operating system is entirely Web-driven, in the sense that there's nothing you can actually install into the operating system.
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