How to Survive When the Internet Fails

Oh crap. Your Internet's just gone out and doesn't seem like it will be coming back anytime soon. First off, don't panic. Or wait, maybe you're supposed to panic? I can never remember these things, lemme Google it real quick. OH CRAP, THE INTERNET IS OUT. Game over, man! Game over! What the fuck are we gonna do now?… » 12/04/14 5:20pm 12/04/14 5:20pm

HDTVs Have Hidden Feature: Poison Gas

Did you know that your HDTV has a gas in it that could make you and your family sick and destroy the planet? It's true, a gas called Nitrogen Trifluoride, and it's bad stuff. Apparently thousands of times worse for the planet than CO2, it's a greenhouse compound that could significantly contribute to global warming.… » 7/04/08 8:30am 7/04/08 8:30am

Two Possible Mac Data Loss Issues Still Unadressed by Apple

Although no official word has been released by Apple, there appears to be two serious data loss issues that could affect MacBook owners and users of Mac OS X Leopard. According to blogger Tom Karpik, Leopard's Finder has a bug in its directory-moving code that can result in massive data loss when transferring large… » 11/06/07 5:20pm 11/06/07 5:20pm

Surprise, Leopard's Got Security Flaws

We've already covered a couple of Leopard's uh-ohs and their fixes, but researchers have kicked up the dirt to reveal a few security-related flaws. First, according to Jürgen Schmidt, editor in chief at Heise Security, if you enable Leopard's firewall (it's disabled by default) and set it to "block all incoming… » 10/31/07 2:15am 10/31/07 2:15am

Wi-Fi May Cause Death, Or Something Even More Serious

The chairman of the British Health Protection Agency is worried about all that Wi-Fi coverage everywhere. Sir William Stewart is calling for a formal investigation as to whether all that wireless radiation from Starbucks, your house and free municipal access is giving you health problems. Good thing you're not this … » 4/23/07 10:00am 4/23/07 10:00am