Hubble Telescope Blind After Camera Fails

Unless mission plans for the space shuttle change in the near future it looks like the Hubble Space Telescope won’t be sending back any more of the beautiful photographs it’s become known for until 2008 after the main camera failed leaving the telescope blind. Discovery Channel: “The Advanced Camera for Surveys produced some of the…

Flickr Users Beware

Someone is targeting users of the popular photos sharing website Flickr in an attempt to obtain passwords or get you to install malicious software. Flickr: “Recently there have been attempts to lure Flickr members to web pages which look similar to Flickr and invite people to enter their password or download a “package” of private…

Want That Refund? Learn How to Get It Without Getting Mad

Lets set up the scenario. Suppose you got a new cellular phone for Christmas and, after receiving the bill, you notice there are a bunch of charges you don’t feel are appropriate or you’re ready to switch from your old AOL account to something faster. We’ve all heard what a pain it can be and…

Netflix to Offer Streaming Movies

Last week the big news for TV viewers was the AppleTV which would allow you to play content you bought at the iTunes store (movies, music videos, tv shows) right on your TV up to 1080p. This week the big news is coming from DVD distribution giant Netflix who are stepping up to the plate…

How To What?!

I’ve got my Google homepage configured in such a way that every morning I read the Wikihow: How to of the day. Well this morning’s how to I just couldn’t help but pass along: How To Swim With Piranhas. Enjoy. 😉

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AIRNow – Today’s National Air Quality Forecast A really cool government site that tells you how bad the air is where you live. (tags: health living air)

If you’re one of the UC Merced students who love Yosemite then soon you’ll be able to satiate your love of the park by visiting the new Yosemite National Park Wilderness Center. Modesto Bee: David Dunham, director of campus recreation, said the role of the center is to be a “portal to the outdoors” for…

Make Your Site Look More Web 2.0 With A Few Easy Changes

Some designers get it and some don’t but if you’ve been looking at redesigning your site and want the “cool web 2.0” feel then you’re just a click away. Web Design from Scratch, a design-centric site, has posted a nice article on the things that make the 2.0 feel what it is. Web Design from…