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Broadband Cheaper in the UK?

May 15th, 2007 · No Comments

There are some really cheap broadband offers in the UK – when compared to what I pay to Time Warner/Road Runner here in the US, the offers across the pond seem so much better. However, one thing I don’t get is if whether these deals are for DSL or for cable internet. I am somehow [...]

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Selectricity: Free Online Internet Voting Tool

May 15th, 2007 · No Comments

Now there’s free internet voting for everyone except the governments. Yes, you can hold an Internet election, for free.
Selectricity is an MIT media lab project that is in the incubator program. Right now it allows you to create quick polls which are fun and easy. Later, then intend to enable cryptographically secure, [...]

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The Price of Ink Cartridges

May 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Ever wondered why ink cartridges are so highly priced? On a per-pound basis ink is more expensive that Russian caviar. Don’t take my word for it – here’s PC World. Printer manufacturers have traditionally followed what is called the Razor Blade marketing philosophy – sell the razor cheap and price the blades higher than normal [...]

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No-Follow, Link Juice and Wikipedia

April 30th, 2007 · 3 Comments

V7N Search Marketing News:
Wikipedia introduced the no-follow tag, presumably as way to prevent people using Wikipedia to pass link juice. Even when most Wikipedians wanted no-follow removed, Jimbo Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, hs chosen to keep no-follow.

Looks like Jimmy Wales is twice the hypocrite – once for wanting to keep adding no-follow to wikipedia [...]

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Targeted Traffic on Sale?

April 27th, 2007 · No Comments

You can buy targeted traffic, and I am not talking about google’s product here. Quality Traffic Supply promises to deliver targeted traffic to a website that is contextually driven. I wonder how their business model works – seeing as how google pretty much dominates the show with regard to contextual advertising. The benefit, as far [...]

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iPhone Accessories Speculation

April 27th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Apple’s iPhone is not out the door, and iPhone accessory speculation is already rife. The article mentions that all iPod accessories will be compatible with the iPhone – and speculates that iPhone screen protectors and cases will be hot items. I am just amazed at the amount of buzz the iPhone has generated, and talking [...]

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Nokia N95 Smartphone

April 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Forget the iPhone, I am drooling over this baby – the Nokia N95 smartphone.

The N95 has a 5 MegaPixel camera (oh, and by the way did you know that Nokia, not Canon, or Kodak, is the largest producer of digital cameras in the world?!!) which pretty much means I won’t need a seperate camera [...]

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Bachelors in Gaming (sort of) at Collins College

April 25th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Collins College offers a Bachelors in Video Game Design. They give some sample courses in the program including Internet Programming for Games, Creative Game Design & Storytelling and – hold on – Creative Level Design! I take it that stands for designing the levels you pass through in a game. So what’s there to learn [...]

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Idling Your Car to Warm it Up is Useless

April 12th, 2007 · No Comments

Idling: Myths Versus Reality
Contrary to popular belief, idling isn’t an effective way to warm up your vehicle, even in cold weather. The best way to warm it up is to drive it.

The article also says that you can save a lot of fuel by turning it off if you are going to be idling for [...]

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Wilfing: Aimless Browsing Online Has a Name

April 10th, 2007 · No Comments

Wilfing is the new term that describes aimless browsing on the Internet. I am told WILF stands for “What Was I Looking For?”
Nice! Someone had to invent a name for this phenomenon that is everywhere, and affecting just about everyone.
“However, our study shows that although people log on with a purpose, they are now being [...]

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