Stories by Narasu Rebbapragada

Google Street View Funny ... or Disaster?

Embarrassing moments, unexplained car crashes, and crazy stunts. You never know what the Google Street View team is going to capture on camera next. If only an 'Undoo Button' was in play for those captured here

CES - Power your gadgets by sun and water

While the Consumer Electronics Association announced that it would go green by purchasing 20,000 tons' worth of carbon offsets, a few companies at CES 2008's Sustainable Technologies TechZone introduced new products that use fewer nonrenewable resour...

Check Point ZoneAlarm 7.0

Check Point's new ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 7.0 significantly improves on the previous 6.0 version. Parent company Check Point has replaced the mediocre CA antivirus engine that it licensed from CA with a much better one from Kaspersky Labs, ...

CES - New drive adds security to disc burning

LG Electronics will be integrating into its Super Multi DVD Rewriter Nero's SecurDisc technology, which password protects and encrypts a data (not audio or video) CD or DVD so that only the intended recipient can look at the data.

Networked hard drives get media friendly

A number of the 11 network-attached storage (NAS) drives that we tested for this month's chart retain business-friendly features such as multiple RAID options and easy-access bays for swapping out drives. Several new models, however, target home user...

Small iPod Shuffle offers style, sound

No question about it: Apple's new iPod Shuffle is minuscule: It's smaller than a matchbook, slimmer than a microcassette, and light enough that you could clip it on your shirt and not even stretch the fabric. In my first hands-on experience with the ...

Argument between Spybot maker, Symantec heats up

A simmering disagreement between the David and the Goliath of security developers, both of which are members of the Anti-Spyware Coalition, has reached a boil. The dispute prompts questions of how nicely two competitors should be expected to play wit...

Encryption apps save files

Encryption programs let you control who has access to your files--ideal when you're sharing your PC or working on a laptop that could be lost or stolen. The apps use an algorithm to scramble a file's plain text into encrypted ciphertext. You need a p...

Parallels puts Windows inside the Mac

Parallels Desktop for Mac could compel you to buy an Apple computer. This US$80 software package enables you to run Microsoft Windows--and the apps it supports--as a virtual machine on any Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.4.6 or higher. To get it ...

Grisoft releases security suite beta

Grisoft announced Tuesday a public beta of AVG Internet Security 7.5, which includes antivirus, antispyware, antispam, and firewall components. The beta marks Grisoft's first full-fledged consumer internet security suite, which is scheduled for launc...

Wablet beefs up instant messaging

The idea behind Wablet, an instant messaging and social networking service, is pretty interesting. At its surface, Wablet is a Web-based IM client that supports MSN, AIM, and ICQ now with support for Jabber and Google Talk to follow. Wablet works wit...

Will Apple enter movie download business?

Apple's announcement of a September 12 special event has stirred rumors that the company will unveil a movie download service in the vein of its wildly popular iTunes Music Store. But to succeed in movies the way that it does in music, Apple faces th...

Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0

When it comes to the Internet, you can never take security too seriously. Thankfully, Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 - a suite of antivirus, firewall, antispyware, antispam and Web-protection tools - is superb at detecting malware.

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