Monday, December 15, 2008

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Monday, Dec. 15, 2008

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Today's top stories...

IE attacks on the rise
Attacks are growing on an unpatched vulnerability in IE. Compromised Web sites are infecting users’ machines. All versions of IE are at risk. Protect yourself! Download Firefox from my site!

National free broadband controversial
M2Z Networks has proposed a free national broadband network. It would run on unused portions of the wireless spectrum. But M2Z faces opposition. The FCC recently delayed a vote on the issue.

What happened to net neutrality?
Network neutrality is losing backers. Google reportedly wants to install servers at ISPs. This would give its data a fast track. What’s your take on network neutrality? Hit the Message Board!

Bush’s library gets its name back
George W. Bush’s presidential library lost its domain name recently. Its Web developer let it expire. The company bought back the domain name. The price? A cold, hard $35,000.

Survey: Internet trumps sex
Many adults say they cannot live without the Internet. Many would rather give up sex for two weeks than the Internet. People would also prefer to give up dining out and cable television.

Finding the right touch screen
Touch-screen phones are among the hottest gadgets available. Before you buy one, though, try it. Not all touch screens are created equal. That’s because they use different technologies.

Software may help you with your tasks
Software personal assistants have long been the stuff of science fiction. Attempts to create them have met with little success. But now, SRI will launch a personal assistance service early next year.

Keep in touch with a wiki
It’s the perfect time to renew old friendships. Of course, you’ll need a way to stay in touch. A wiki can help. Learn to create a wiki with my handy column!

Light Up Any Keyboard With This Cool Gift!

Every day, Team Komando produces some of the best content you'll find anywhere on the Internet. Here is a sampling of what's new on our site today!

Enter Daily Online: You love free things, right? Well, we love giving away things every single day on Today, we are giving away a DXG-569V HD Camcorder. This $170 vertical form camcorder is slim, sleek and sexy, and records HD video. What a great Christmas gift! Enter here now for your chance to win. And make sure to check out the Grand Prizes, too!

Video of the Day: Homelessness crushes people’s self-worth. How does one get it back? Cancer survivor Peter Phelps has found a way.

Cool Site of the Day: Most of us spend heavily this time of the year. If you find you're stretched, try this site. It can help you budget.

Digital Minute, on your radio: It's no secret. Newspapers across the country are floundering. But can new technology really save them?

Free Download of the Day: I love downloading files and software from the Web. With this program, you can do it faster!

Tip on the site: You could save on a computer by buying one used. But is that a good idea? Price isn't the only thing to be concerned about.

There's more below, but first a word from us...

Preparing for a disaster
You never know when disaster will strike. That’s especially true when you’re dealing with computers. Don’t wait until your computer crashes. Protect your data now! My time-saving tip will help.

Seven tips for better Christmas photos
You’ll probably take plenty of family photos this Christmas. This year, vow to take better photos of your family and friends. You’ll find seven great tips for better photos in my recent column!

See you tomorrow!
Kim :)

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