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Gmail Outages

Gmail is Offline

Google’s Mail, Gmail, is best free service, more reliable than Hotmail or Yahoo. But it can have outages. It was out for a few hours this morning starting at 4:30AM EST, causing some people to call it “Gfail”.

According to the Google blog:

If you’ve tried to access your Gmail account today, […]

Help Astronomers Online at Galaxy Zoo

Galaxy Zoo is a site that has over a quarter million galaxies collected through the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) from the robotic telescope at Apache Point Observatory, New Mexico. The astronomers need people’s help classifying the galaxies. It turns out that people are much better at this than computers.

You sign up on […]

MSI Wind Nettop 100 Assembly

The MSI Wind Nettop 100 is one of the first Dual-Core Atom N330 Processor computers out on the market. It runs at the same 1.6GHz as the Single-Core Atom N270, but provides double the multi-threaded processing power. And remember that the Atom has hyperthreading, so you’ll see 4 logical processors in the OS.

The Nettop […]

7 Misconceptions about Over-the-Air Digital TV

As I help people with home theaters and TVs across the Washington D.C. area, I run into many misconceptions about over-the-air digital TV.

1. Digital TV? What is that?

Most people still don’t seem to realize that they can receive high definition television over the air.

Not only is it high definition, but over-the-air (OTA) […]

Kindle 2 Announced

The long awaited Kindle 2 by Amazon was finally announced today. It was just as the rumors predicted in appearance. It has several desired improvements but a few shortcomings as well.

Shape and Size

The Kindle 2 is more attractive than the original. The new thinner design is impressive. The tradeoff is that the […]