Seagate officially reports that a number of their hard disk drives (HDDs), from specific families, may become inaccessible when the host system is powered on... Once a drive has become affected the data becomes inaccessible to users but the data is not deleted. Seagate has isolated this issue to a firmware bug affecting drives from these families manufactured in December 2008..."
Funny Animal Videos has a funny 29 seconds video showing a small hungry jumping spider chasing and trying to catch
This Computerworld opinion article talks about the technology/tech myths that come in all shapes and sizes: Some contain a morsel of truth, but many of them are so wildly preposterous that it's hard to imagine anyone taking them seriously...
Dan's Data reports your cellular/cell/mobile phone is lying to you. So is your laptop/notebook. And not just when they whisper to you in the night.
Mobile phones, and most modern laptops, have signal strength and battery life displays. One or both of these displays has probably been the focus of all of your attention at one time or another. Neither display is actually telling you what you think it's telling you.
UserFriendly made a funny comic strip showing a future map design in Redmond, Washington/WA, United States/US.
Laptop/Notebook Losses Total 12,000 Per Week at United States/U.S. Airports; And how to avoid the losses.Submitted by ant on Thu, 07/03/2008 - 3:17pm. General Computing | Hacking/Modification/Cracking | Hardware | History | Personal | Reading Materials | Security/Privacy | Sight Seeings | Software | Transportation/Travel
An amusement park hires parenting cops to confiscate smart phones and portable device assistants (PDAs).Submitted by ant on Sat, 05/24/2008 - 3:00pm. Communication | General Computing | Internet/Network | Personal | Politics/Laws/Rules | Reading Materials | Religion/Culture | Technology
The Sun (official press release) briefly reports that Alton Towers, a theme park in United Kingdom (UK), has banned adults from using pocket computers -– so they spend more time having fun with their kids. Any parent seen tapping on a personal digital assistant (PDA)/smartphone will have it confiscated by special wardens at Alton Towers.