Is Facebook a Paradise for Scammers?

Every day tens of millions of people log on to Facebook, the popular social-network site, and spend time playing goofy online games. But watch out. Some people playing these games are getting fleeced by scammers, tricked into signing up for products and services they didn't want.

Google Wave. Huh. What Is It Good For?

Maybe you've heard about Google Wave. It's the hot new product from Google, the one that's going to change the world and replace e-mail and transform us all into cyborgs with the power to travel into the future and save mankind.

On Climate Change, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Is Full of Hot Air

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has decided to pick a fight with Apple over climate change. This started after Apple quit the chamber this week and made it clear that it was doing so because it thinks the people running the chamber are a bunch of imbeciles when it comes to climate change.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce is Full of Hot Air

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has decided to pick a fight with Apple over climate change. This started after Apple quit the chamber this week and made it clear that it was doing so because it thinks the people running the chamber are a bunch of imbeciles when it comes to climate change.

On Bailing Out Newspapers, Part 2

So I went on NPR today and again made the argument for letting newspapers die rather than bailing them out. The link takes you to a transcript of the piece, and a recording.

Apple's "reality distortion field" has stopped working

How else to explain the latest cartoon from the guys at Joy of Tech? Nobody -- not even hardcore fanboys -- is willing to believe that Apple was telling the truth when it told the FCC that it had not rejected Google Voice from the App Store, and was just taking a long time to study the issue.

Ever heard of Sennheiser? See, that's the problem.

The name Sennheiser has become a bit of a litmus test. If you know the brand, and think highly of these expensive German headphones, you're probably a) over 40 years old; b) male; and c) a subscriber to Stereophile or The Absolute Sound with an expensive two-channel stereo system.I must confess, I'm one of those people.

64-Bit Computing: The Next Big (Confusing) Thing

Erik Lustig's mom called him recently in a bit of a panic. She'd been in a retail store shopping for a computer and the sales guy asked her whether she wanted a 32-bit computer or a 64-bit computer, and of course he was pushing the 64-bit machine, because it's faster. (And more expensive.) Luckily for Mrs.

Facebook Goes Cash Flow Positive

Announced today at the TechCrunch50 conference -- Facebook now has 300 million members, after hitting 250 million just a couple months ago, and they're cash flow positive, ahead of schedule.

Nerdvana: Lookout Apple, here comes Windows 7

Apple is getting a lot of media and online love today, especially as rumors circulate about possible updates to the iPod and iTunes store. But until Steve Jobs and company actually unveil something at today's "It's Only Rock and Roll" media event, I'm going to save my loving for Windows 7, the next version of Microsoft's operating system. It ships Oct. 22, and the buzz is already building around this new OS, and rightfully so.

Think quick: Does the name Sennheiser ring a bell?

The name Sennheiser has become a bit of a litmus test. If you know the brand, and think highly of these expensive German headphones, you're probably a) over 40 years old; b) male; and c) a subscriber to Stereophile or The Absolute Sound with a home stereo system that costs tens of thousands of dollars.I must confess, I'm one of those people, except that my stereo resides at the low end of the high-end.

Publishers Take on the Keeper of the Kindle

Attention, would-be professional bloggers: Amazon now lets anyone create a blog and sell subscriptions to owners of its Kindle e-reader device. But Amazon sets the prices, and Amazon keeps 70 percent of the money.Digital media were supposed to be the greatest thing ever for writers and other creative types—or "content creators," as we're now known.

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