Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
What makes Mint.com stand out is how easy it is to use. Unlike other sites, you don't have to download your bank account activity.—Orlando Sentinel
Simple, one-time set upCreate your anonymous Mint account, then add your bank, credit card, home loan and investment accounts. This set up takes only five minutes – and that’s all the data entry Mint ever asks of you.
No bookkeeping requiredMint immediately pulls in your balances, purchases, stock trades, etc. to give you a complete picture of your finances. Mint connects securely with more than 7,000 US financial institutions, saving you hours of tedious data entry. Why this is safe
Always up-to-dateMint updates all of your account information automatically. So you always have the most current information available. With Mint, you can focus on making smart decisions, not on managing and planning financial spreadsheets.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
By Alan Taylor
Friday, February 20, 2009
Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow?
Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer creen?
During the day, computer screens look good—they're designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn't be looking at the sun. F.lux fixes this: it makes your computer's lighting adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.It's even possible that you're staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look better.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Those in the kissing-science field of philematology are finding links between kissing and the hormones that affect coupling, researchers said here today at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). And these hormones are one of the keys to our reproductive success, so there's a link to evolution and passing on our genes to the next generation.
"There is evidence that saliva has testosterone in it," said Rutgers University anthropologist Helen Fisher, and testosterone increases sex drive. "And there is evidence that men like sloppier kisses with more open mouth. That suggests they are unconsciously trying to transfer testosterone to stimulate sex drive in women."
AN ALARMING 90 per cent of 11-year-olds have heard their parents swear.
And almost half of the youngsters polled admitted it upset them. Worryingly, the other 54 per cent said they were used to it.
The research, published in the US journal Psychological Science, found that women formed a negative view of their peers much quicker than men did.
The team from Emmanuel College in Boston asked male and female college students to rate their room-mates under different scenarios.
When asked to judge how they would rate their room-mates if they carried out a single fictional act of negative behavior, after they had been otherwise completely trustworthy, women were far more likely to be critical of them.
Men, on the other hand, were much more tolerant.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Now you can carry your favorite computer programs along with all of your bookmarks, settings, email and more with you. Use them on any Windows computer. All without leaving any personal data behind.
PortableApps.com provides a truly open platform that works with any hardware you like (USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive, etc). It's open source built around an open format that any hardware vendor or software developer can use.
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Saturday, February 07, 2009
Modern graphic intensive operating systems and resource hungry applications are cutting down the life of your laptop’s battery every day. The average battery life per continuous use still stands at a maximum of three to four hours. So, a fast depleting battery could very swiftly put the crutches on your ‘mobile’ road trip.
Friday, February 06, 2009
Fan death is a South Korean urban legend which states that an electric fan, if left running overnight in a closed room, can cause the death (by suffocation, poisoning, or hypothermia) of those inside. Fans manufactured and sold in Korea are equipped with a timer switch that turns them off after a set number of minutes, which users are frequently urged to set when going to sleep with a fan on.
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Would a dose of herbal tea slow the march of beetles killing millions of acres of pine trees across the West?
But instead of brewing up a cup, U.S. Forest Service scientists found that sprinkling tiny flakes containing the pheromone verbenone over lodgepole pine forests cut the number of trees attacked by bark beetles by about two-thirds.
With Google Latitude, you can:
- See where your friends are and what they are up to
- Quickly contact them with SMS, IM, or a phone call
- Maintain complete control over your privacy
Enjoy Google Latitude on your phone, PC, or both.
From your mobile phone - View your friends' locations and status messages and share yours with them. (Supported phones)
From your computer - View your friends' locations and status messages on a full screen even without a compatible phone or data plan. Click here to see your friends from your PC.
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
A man has died after his mobile phone exploded, severing a major artery in his neck, according to reports.
The man, thought to be a shop assistant in his twenties at a computer shop in Guangzhou, China, died after he put a new battery in his phone. It was believed that he may have just finished charging the battery and had put the phone in his breast pocket when it exploded.