Welcome to the 311th issue of the PC Improvement News. PCIN consists mainly
of news and tips. There is something for everyone, and if this is your first
issue, I'm sure there will be something for you. If you give me two or three
issues, I know that you will come back for more!
Not much new to report on this week. Both Chris and I are working on some
reviews that should be done shortly. We're almost caught up, and then we'll
be asking for suggestions for new products to review.
I've had a few people email me recently saying that they have had trouble
voting in the polls. I'm not sure what is wrong. If you experience a problem,
please copy down the error from the screen and email it to me. It would also
be helpful if you let me know what browser you are using. Hopefully I'll be
able to figure it out.
"Cell phones are giving employers new ways to check up on employees
in the field--and raising fresh workplace privacy concerns as a result.
On the leading edge of the trend is Nextel Communications. The wireless provider
began selling its Mobile Locator service last November, giving bosses an
easy way to find employees who carry GPS-equipped cell phones.
Earlier this month, mobile tracking firm Xora showed off the latest version
of its Nextel GPS (global positioning system) phone software. The company
says 1,600 corporate customers have signed up for its services, including "geofences" technology
that sets off an alarm at the office when field workers go to preprogrammed
off-limits sites, such as a bar or a park."
"Sensuous, intellectual woman, 5'3, adventurous, pretty and open, seeks
a life partner who is sexy, highly intelligent and cheerful. How old is this
woman? In her early 60s. That's the profile Mary Bellis Waller, now 64, posted
on two Internet dating sites during her search for a companion. Waller was
a pioneer of online dating among people her age, and thousands of others
age 60 and older are also turning to the Internet to find romance."
"IBM Corp. claimed unofficial bragging rights Tuesday as owner of the
world's fastest supercomputer.
For three years running, the fastest supercomputer has been NEC's Earth Simulator
'The fact that non-U.S. vendor like NEC had the fastest computer was seen
as a big challenge for U.S. computer industry,' said Horst Simon, director
of the supercomputing center at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in California."
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