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  • Chromium-Based Spinoffs Worth Trying
    By on January 25, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    snydeq writes “InfoWorld’s Serdar Yegulalp takes an in-depth look at six Chromium-based spinoffs that bring privacy, security, social networking, and other interesting twists to Google’s Chrome browser. ‘When is it worth ditching Chrome for a Chromium-based remix? Some of the spinoffs are little better than novelties. Some have good ideas implemented in an iffy way. But a few point toward some genuinely new directions for both Chrome and (more…)

  • The Tour de France: The Worst Sport That’s Worth Watching
    By on July 21, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Generally speaking, I like watching sports. I’ll sit through extra-innings in baseball, scoreless hockey games and, when nothing else is on, pool. Even if I have no personal investment in who comes out on top, there is something fundamentally appealing about witnessing an entire lifetime of practice and struggle culminate in achievement. Somebody has to win, and success, much like sex, is fun to watch even if I’m not the one having it.


  • FarmVille Now Worth More Than EA
    By on October 28, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    tekgoblin writes “Zynga, the creators of the popular hit Facebook game FarmVille, should be happy today as the company’s worth has passed that of EA (Electronic Arts).”

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • At Current Rates, Only a Few More Years’ Worth of IPv4 Addresses
    By on January 3, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader excerpts from an interesting article at Ars Technica, which begins “There are 3,706,650,624 usable IPv4 addresses. On January 1, 2000, approximately 1,615 million (44 percent) were in use and 2,092 million were still available. Today, ten years later, 2,985 million addresses (81 percent) are in use, and 722 million are still free. In that time, the number of addresses used per year increased from 79 million in 2000 to 203 million (more…)

  • Worth the money? The gaming collector’s edition trend
    By on November 18, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Collector’s editions seem to be growing, in terms of both size and popularity, but is anyone actually buying these expensive and extravagant sets? Ars talks with David Riley from the NPD Group to see, and looks at the value of some of the upcoming collector’s editions.


  • Top 10 Eighties Computer Games Worth Playing (Again)
    By on September 15, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    There was a time when even the best computer graphics available were lousy. In this ancient time, called the Eighties, graphics were cool for computer games


  • How Much Is Your Online Identity Worth?
    By on September 11, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    itwbennett writes “Answer a few questions about your personal Internet use, and a new tool from Symantec will calculate your net worth on the black market. You’ll get three results: how much your online assets are worth, how much your online identity would sell for on the black market, and your risk of becoming a victim of identity theft. The tool is intended to raise consumer awareness about cybercrime, said Marian Merritt, Internet security advocate (more…)