Though powering .gov websites isn't at the core of the U.S. government's financial woes, certain agencies will take their websites offline if there is a shutdown on Tuesday. Ars is reporting that the Library of Congress, the National Parks Department, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Federal Trade…
Technology pervades our lives. But while many writers argue that such a phenomenon should see us rebel and take time away from our gadgets to experience some notional "real life", Nathan Jurgenson has other ideas. Instead, as he sees it, there is no offline any more.
Gmail. Damn near everyone you know uses it, and now they (and you) can use it offline. Sound the trumpets! And if that's not enough, offline Google Calendar and Docs will be rolling out within the week. This pleases me.
A rogue scientist goes inside the mind of a cyber-soldier to try and reprogram him and redeem his humanity, in the independent film Offline, from director Matthew Santoro. The trailer, featuring stark dystopian visuals and nightmarish distortions, is below.
Google is furthering the migration of pretty much everything to the cloud by offering offline Google Docs support, which will be powered by Google Gears. Effectively, the applications you use will have data stored locally until you get back in range of your Wi-Fi hotspot, where updating will then occur seamlessly. The…
Remember the rumor that the Zune will pay you for sharing a song that someone ends up buying? Well, that rumor was squashed by Cesar, the pants wearing blogger last week. Not so fast, says a reader who uncovered a whitepaper from Microsoft detailing their possible foray into "off-line economies for digital media."