Get Windows to Boot Faster


A nice tool to identify the programs delaying Windows startup and deal with them.

How to Use Quick Startup to Reduce Windows Boot Time

Between an iPad and a Hard Place


Viable iPad alternative or stocking stuffer?

M – F Failblog

Searching for a Dropbox alternative?

If you are, then you should give Windows Live Mesh a try. It has some pretty awesome features, all described in detail in this article.

What is Windows Live Mesh & Why You Should Use It

UPenn Eyes ‘Huge’ Cancer Breakthrough


While we don’t ordinarily aim to post current events, this may be a watershed event in finding the cure for cancer. We can only hope.

LA Times

The Evolving Geek


Love this infographic from Flowtown via Waylou

BitDefender – New Logo & New Versions

To celebrate their 10 years of existence – BitDefender has launched a new version of products and changed its visual identity. Is the performance of their 2012 products worthy of the new logo? Find out from this review.

Security for Everyone – Reviewing BitDefender Internet Security 2012

Mt. Etna Webcam


This is the closest cam we found to the summit. Linked are a series of cams including a couple of thermal ones.

Mt. Etna Webcams

A Lighter Shade of Green


In lieu of Standard & Poor’s August 5th downgrade of U.S. Gov’t debt to AA+, here is the larger world view (as of July 28th) of perceived ability to pay back sovereign bondholders. Obviously this chart does not take into account the amount of debt or whether a country is in decline or surging (see Brazil, India, etc.)

via Reuters

Your Mobile Phone = Your Credit Card


Okay, so the U.S. is a bit late in adapting NFC but it’s coming to a phone near you.

via GPlus

The 2011 Web Analytics Review

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The 2011 Web Analytics Review
Source: The 2011 Google Web Analytics Review Infographic

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