Google Breaks!: “This Site May Harm Your Computer”

Google Breaks!: This Site May Harm Your ComputerGoogle has was broken in a major way. (UPDATE it’s fixed now, phew)

If you search for anything on Google search, the warning message “This Site May Harm Your Computer” appears underneath each of the results.

This may be down to every server on the Internet becoming infected – highly unlikely – Or Google and its security messaging having a major melt down – far more plausible.

Thanks to Daniel Harris for alerted us to this, just before we saw a flood of comment appearing on Twitter. It will be worth watching the hashtag #googlemayharm to watch the growth on knowledge on this.

Blackberry Bold (mini review – 75%)

The Blackberry Bold has been around for a while (having been released during summer last year) and it’s already been superseded by the Storm (which is probably in a tea-cup) though they are designed for different markets.

The Bold is a business phone, it has a nice screen and a keyboard that is usable – as usable as the earlier Curve and better than the dual key bodge of the Pearl.

The Storm is RIM’s attempt at a consumer phone to compete with the iPhone and public opinion says it pretty well fails at all counts, especially the software which is buggy.

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Spotify Free Music Streaming Desktop App

Spotify Free Music Streaming Desktop AppFirst mentioned on Digital Lifestyles back in October 2008, the music playing Spotify app has impressed us so much that it’s become a regular feature in the office.

In case you’ve forgotten already, let us refresh you about what the program does: Spotify serves up instant, legal access to millions of tracks completely free of charge via an interface every bit as slick as iTunes.

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Leica M8.2 Safari Edition – Yours For $10,000

Leica M8.2 Safari Edition - Yours For $10,000 Water levels rapidly rose in the office when we cast eyes on the drool-inducing, dribble-releasing Leica M8.2 Safari edition digital camera kit.

Designed for, well, people with far more money than sense, this stunningly beautifully high-end camera outfit retails for a gasp-inducing $10,000 and is centred around the 10.3 million pixel M8.2 camera, an updated version of the Leica M8 which was released in July 2007.

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BlackBerry Storm Gets Off To A Wobbly Start

BlackBerry Storm Gets Off To A Wobbly StartThere seems to be a growing band of unhappy bunnies among Blackberry Storm customers, according to an article in The Wall Street Journal.

The paper reports that Research In Motion’s first touch-screen device has attracted a storm (sorry!) of complaints from users about the handset’s buggy software and temperamental hardware.

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UK Websites Must Be Saved For History

UK Websites Must Be Saved For HistoryThe British Library has expressed concerns that future historians may face a “black hole” of lost material unless urgent action is taken to archive contemporary websites and other digital records.

Lynne Brindley, the library’s chief executive, is concerned that Britain’s cultural heritage may be at risk as new technologies make current standards obsolete. Some have noted that this is already happening, with photos stored on computers lost forever when hard drives fail and mobile phone snaps easily being lost or never transferred off the handset.

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210 Billion Emails Sent Every Day; 70% Is Spam

210 Billion Emails Sent Every Day; 70% Is SpamOver 210 billion emails were sent every single day in 2008, according to recent research by the Web site performance business firm Pingdom.

The company with the funny name estimated that steenkin’ spam accounted for 70 per cent of all email sent, with the total spam count for the year being an almost unfathomable 53.8 trillion emails.

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