Ads annoying you to death?

If you like surfing the net but don’t appreciate seeing flashing ads everywhere you go, Adblock Plus is the solution for you. It is a Firefox add-on that claims to hide 99% of advertisements on websites. When you run this extension, you can right-click on a banner ad or ad module and block it. After you do this, the add will never appear again. You can even replace parts of the banner address with star symbols to block similar banners as well. Or you select a filter subscription when Adblock Plus starts up the first time, then even this simple task will usually be unnecessary: the filter subscription will block most advertisements fully automatically.

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Browser War: the rising temperature

A new version of Mozilla’s popular Firefox Web browser is ready for download with improved security and memory use as the tiny company takes a stab at Microsoft Corp’s dominant Internet Explorer. It’s the privately-held company’s trial version of Firefox 3 browser that will soon be ready for the masses to use after months of development. On the other hand,  Internet Explorer ready for easier Web sharing. Many people now create and share content on the Internet or blend services from various sites in their daily tasks, reflecting the medium’s clear evolution from a place for simply consuming websites.  The upcoming version of Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer, version 8, embraces those trends by adding an ‘Activities’ feature that makes all that easier for PC users.  . 

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Foot Mouse – An Amazing Gadget

A new invention called Footime foot mouse has recently arrived in the IT arena. At the  it is working in conjunction with on-screen keyboard, and enables users to type by foot. It’s been made for persons with disabilities. There are many people who are suffering from computer related stress called Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or, broadly, Repetitive Strain Injury.  This epidemic is caused by heavy or improper use of computer mouse, keyboard or other input devices.  Symptom includes weak, numb or piercing feeling in hands, wrists or arms. It hurts human body, mood and work. In some extreme cases, sufferers are awakened by the unbearable pain in the middle of night and cannot sleep again.

 

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DSL vs. POTS

Traditional phone service (sometimes called POTS for “plain old telephone service”) connects your home or small business to a telephone company office over copper wires that are wound around each other and called twisted pairs. Traditional phone service was created to let you exchange voice information with other phone users and the type of signal used for this kind of transmission is called an analog signal.  Digital Subscriber Line is a technology that assumes digital data does not require change into analog form and back. Digital data is transmitted to your computer directly as digital data and this allows the phone company to use a much wider bandwidth for transmitting it to you.   

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Internet Connectivity

The internet now links an astonishing 20 percent of the world’s six billion people; in most Western nations at least half the population use the world wide web, according to Internet World Stats.  An explosion in social networking websites and technology means that increasingly, these people have many opportunities to get in touch with each other.

‘Social networking’ describes the plethora of web-based applications like Facebook, MySpace, YouTube and Digg, boasting large online communities of people with shared interests.  These sites usually allow members to build a profile, in the form of a web page where you display information about yourself, your interests and your activities.

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