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  • Opinion: Where to Watch the Last Space Shuttle Launch Online

    We're at the end of an era as the space shuttle Atlantis is set to make the final shuttle voyage to the International Space Station this weekend. NASA officials hope the launch will take off on schedule at 11:24 EDT on Friday morning but bad weather may force the launch window to roll over to Sunday.

  • Opinion: Facebook's 'Awesome' Video Chat -- Yawn

    Facebook unveiled a Skype-powered video calling service on Wednesday along with a few upgrades to the website's chat client. The feature is certainly a welcome update, but will it be enough to help the social network stay competitive with Google+?

  • Opinion: How Google + Will Affect SEO for Your Website

    Google's new social networking site, Google+, launched to much fanfare last week. The new service, currently in invite-only stage, has created a buzz with its novel sharing and group video chat features.

  • Opinion: Former England footballer turns to YouTube to prove his fitness

    Former England footballer Owen Hargreaves has been forced to turn to YouTube in a bid to prove that he remains fit enough to play top-level football.

  • Opinion: Google+ tips and tricks Facebook should use

    I have been using Google+ for a few days now, and so far I have had had a few complaints about the new Google social network. Google+ is not without its merits, though, and there are some hints and tips Facebook could pick up from Google+ that might improve the user experience.

  • Opinion: Internet access: Can the government cut you off?

    The UK has been heavily criticised in a new UN report stating that internet access is a human right.

  • Opinion: Windows 8 puts us all on the take

    Windows 8 will encourage us all to embrace the web. But cloud computing is setting itself up for a fall by its very dependence on the internet. If you can’t access your apps, how will you use them?

  • Opinion: Lync Is the Unsung Hero of Microsoft Office 365

    After more than eight months of hype from Microsoft and analysis from PCWorld and our peers, Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite, Office 365, formally goes live Tuesday with Microsoft launch events from New York and around the world.

  • Opinion: Google Asks 'What Do You Love?' with New Service

    Where did this Google tool called What Do You Love come from? Out of know where. With zero fanfare Google unleashed a site called What Do You Love? that functions as a way for you to explore things of interest from kittens, crab cakes, to Chicago while at the same time promoting Google services.

  • Opinion: Office 365: Hands-on Look at Microsoft's Cloud Services

    Microsoft officially launched Office 365 on Tuesday. Individuals and businesses of all sizes can now take advantage of the same productivity and communications platforms that have traditionally been reserved for larger companies with big budgets and IT departments. Those larger companies with big budgets and IT departments can cut costs and let Microsoft manage the back-end tedium to deliver these services.

  • Opinion: Publish your iWeb site on Dropbox

    Now that MobileMe is on the way out, Hints reader vincent860524 wanted to be prepared for its eventual demise. Specifically, he wanted to figure out an alternative way to publish his iWeb projects online. His solution: Store his sites Dropbox.

  • Opinion: Apples iCloud is a real memory killer

    Apple's at it again, cruelly dumping its users' memories at the altar of a few pennies more profit.

  • Opinion: Turn YouTube into a Personal Video Jukebox

    On Friday you learned how to embed a YouTube video on a Web site. Today, let's look at another YouTube feature, this one designed for music lovers. It's called YouTube Disco - Music Discovery Project, and it's designed to serve up an endless supply of your favorite artists' tunes.

  • Opinion: Wikipedia Looking for 'Love' to Lure Volunteer Editors

    Online encyclopedia Wikipedia believes a little love will go a long way toward encouraging volunteer editors to update entries more often.

  • Opinion: Best Buy Joins Cloud Music Locker Business, Poorly

    Just in case the cloud music services of Google, Amazon and Apple weren't enough for you, Best Buy has quietly launched its own, called Best Buy Music Cloud. Best Buy's offering comes in two flavors, Lite (free) and Premium ($3.99 per month), and is pretty much the same as its competitors, with a few hitches.

  • Opinion: Schedule Open Appointment Slots In Google Calendar

    If your office door is constantly clogged with people dropping by unannounced, take heart: A new feature in Google Calendar could help you steal back your productive work time by letting you schedule open appointment slots for your colleagues.

  • Opinion: Facebook User Allegedly Takes Hostage, Updates Status

    OK, so you've got a handgun and you've barricaded yourself inside a hotel room with a female hostage. What do you do next?

  • Opinion: Why ICANN changes spell out: 'no you can't'

    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) recently approved a radical shake-up of the way website addresses are formulated. The current method of assigning one of a limited number of domain names (.com or .co.uk, for instance) was inevitably going to buckle, but it’s worth reflecting on how well it worked.

  • Opinion: Copyright Grinch Pulls 'Friday' YouTube Video

    You don't know what you've got until it's gone -- it rings true for YouTube video sensation Rebecca Black with her viral song Friday. The popular YouTube video, with more than 167 million views, is no longer available due to a copyright claim filed by none other than Rebecca Black.

  • Opinion: Timer Tab Turns Your Browser Into a Multifunction Clock

    One of the most powerful productivity boosters I know isn't even a matter of technology; it's only a matter of time. By using your awareness of time in a few creative ways, you can prioritize better, solidify your focus, and dominate your deadlines. Timer Tab--a cool little Web app that works with any modern browser--gives you three useful tools for putting time to better use.



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