Some Sites Will Go Offline If the Government Shuts Down On Tuesday

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… » 9/29/13 3:49pm 9/29/13 3:49pm

Google Docs Get Offline Support, T Not Happy

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… » 4/01/08 6:51am 4/01/08 6:51am

Microsoft Was/Still Planning On Rewarding Zune Sharing?

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." » 10/30/06 7:00pm 10/30/06 7:00pm