watching opera could lead to memory problems

New research suggests that elderly women who watch daytime soap operas and talk shows are more likely to suffer from cognitive impairment than women who abstain from such fare. Researchers stress that it’s not clear if watching these TV shows leads to weaker brainpower, or vice-versa. And they say it’s possible that another explanation might … [Read more…]

Google Finance done by Indians!!!

Google was set to launch on Tuesday a beta test version of Google Finance, a Web site aggregating information about public and private companies and mutual funds that features an interactive chart correlating news and other events with stock price spikes and falls. Charts can be changed to show stock activity for different time periods … [Read more…]

accoona googles alternative!!!

Google, which revolutionized Web surfing through its innovative and effective search technologies, seems to be securely crowned as the King of Search Engines. However, hope springs eternal, and there are still some upstart companies out there that are attempting to knock Google off its throne. The latest to give it a shot is called Accoona. … [Read more…]

MySpace to expand in the UK

The popular Internet Web site MySpace is going to run a MySun social-networkng website for readers of The Sun of London, a newspaper also owned by News Corp. According to The Guardian, News Corp. also considered a site for readers of TheTimes of London, but decided that the Sun‘s younger audience was more likely to … [Read more…]

Amazon: Grid Storage Web Service Launches

Amazon Web Service is launching a new web service tonight called S3 – which stands for “Simple Storage Serviceâ€?. It is a storage service backend for developers that offers “a highly scalable, reliable, and low-latency data storage infrastructure at very low costsâ€?. Until now, a sophisticated and scalable data storage infrastructure like Amazon’s has been … [Read more…]

Microsoft acquires Onfolio – great for IE users

Onfolio is a terrific product that added a sidebar to both Internet Explorer or Firefox and also functioned as a standalone desktop application. Using Onfolio, it was possible to subscribe to and organize RSS feeds, grab content, pages, or even entire sites from the web, add content from e-mails and Office docs and search against … [Read more…]

Ultra-Mobile PC (aka Origami) now official

So much has been written about these devices already that I thought it might be interesting to take a different tangent on discussing the announcement. You can learn more about the devices themselves from Microsoft’s official announcement, the Origami Project website, and ongoing coverage at GottaBeMobile My interest, frankly, is less about the first generation … [Read more…]

Simultaneous Vista and Office 2007 launch?

Australian IT reports that comments made by Microsoft’s Dave Block at the Intel Developer Forum suggest that Microsoft, in an effort to conjure up that old Windows 95 magic, is planning to release Windows Vista and Office 2007 on the same day later this year. If you are old enough to remember the midnight launch … [Read more…]