August 29, 2006



The Xbox 360 Uncloaked
The real story behind Microsoft's next-generation video game console.

August 25, 2006

Hair unruffled by furore
What on earth has Billy Doctrove's agent been doing with himself this week? There's his client at the centre of one of the biggest sports stories of the year and all we hear is Darrell Hair this and Darrell Hair that. If I were the Dominican umpire I would be seeking alternative representation.

More media, less news
Newspapers are making progress with the internet, but most are still too timid, defensive or high-minded.

The proposed Broadcast Bill

Parts II, III and IV.

August 24, 2006

Pluto dissed

The recently demoted member of our solar system responds: "Planets have feelings, too."

Customize me

After looking at the new Nokia E61 (E62 in the States), a colleague and I were discussing what cellphone we would get next.

August 22, 2006

ABBA The No Show
No tickets? Why not just ring, ring... but don't give me a call


We just need better journalists

In my next life I want to come back as a diversity director. Preferably for a large corporation.

August 20, 2006

The way goldfish dance
A must-see video!

August 18, 2006

Woman shot with rubber bullets at a protest in Miami



and cops laugh after that!

The proposed Broadcast Bill -- Part 1

The Hoot presents excerpts from the Broadcast Bill with comments on its key proposals

Coke's GTA-style advt

Pretty cool, I would say, despite all the recent noises about pesticides and colas.

August 17, 2006

Caps lock must die

There's no denying the caps lock key can be a pain. How often have you accidentally found yoUR TYPING ALL UPPER-CAse because you accidentally pressed it? Or been locked out of your computer because Caps Lock keeps messing with your password?

Newspapers in $20b hole


US newspaper groups could face a shortfall in the next five years as readers and advertisers shift to the web, according to researchers .

Wireless works wonders in Tibet

Across the border from Chinese-occupied Tibet, the tech infrastructure in this high mountain village is a mess.

But a former Silicon Valley dot-commer and members of the underground security group Cult of the Dead Cow are working with local Tibetan exiles to change that using recycled hardware, solar power, open-source software and nerd ingenuity.

Windows Live Writer

Am testing out this on Blogger. Here's how it looks!

UK's first computer hacking degree launched
A degree course in computer hacking has been launched by a Scottish university in response to industry demand for IT security experts.
Readers are the new paparazzi
A few days before he planted his head into the chest of the Italian defender Marco Materazzi in the World Cup final, ensuring an inglorious exit to an otherwise stellar soccer career, Zin├ędine Zidane stepped out onto the balcony of his Berlin hotel and had a smoke.

August 14, 2006

Reuters Asia boss to join HT as Editor-in-Chief
Chaitanya Kalbag, till recently Managing Editor, Reuters Asia, is joining Hindustan Times as Editor-in-Chief from September 1, 2006. HT Editor Shekhar Bhatia will be reporting to him.


August 09, 2006

Online: where obituaries go to be interactive
You're born, you work, you die. Jeff Taylor has already harnessed the power of the Internet to remake one of those three life events: He founded the job-search site Monster.com in 1994. Depending on which set of statistics you pick, Monster.com is either the largest or second-largest online hiring hall. Now, Taylor is ready to take on death.

What every webmaster must know about copyright
Make sure you know your rights, and the rights of others.

August 04, 2006

Microsoft rolls out Windows Vista soft drink
Presumably to get lackadaisical coders back on track, Gates and Co has ordered a supply of Windows Vista beverages to complement the plethora of other free refreshments available at the office.

Star may beam channels on Zee's Dish TV
Star India said it has agreed to supply its television channels to Zee promoted Direct-to-Home platform Dish TV following a direction by the broadcast tribunal.

Uproar over satire on Westminster 9/11 attack
The BBC has been urged to pull a 'sick' new comedy show which features spoof news reports of Tony Blair being assassinated and a 9/11-style video of terrorists crashing an airliner into the Houses of Parliament.

First 10 Netscape Navigators revealed
Jason Calacanis has been struggling to convert the old Netscape portal (now ownd by AOL) into a community news site pretty much like Digger (Read the first comment too!)
Google pays for AP news content shocker
Google has agreed to pay the Associated Press for use of its news stories and pictures, according to the two companies.



Headliner (Techdirt): Google pays AP to help put the F(U) in AFP