Buy.Com And “Customer Loyalty”

This is a cautionary tale to make you careful online shoppers. It strikes close to home for me because it involves Buy.com, a favorite of mine at one time, but the scam is also used on Orbitz, Fandango and other sites. When Buy.com opened its online doors in the late...

COMCAST POSTSCRIPT

Ace consultant Brian Dent of CompuDent Systems points out an interesting corollary to the speed increases from Comcast: Just one caveat I’ve run into.  A lot of the existing routers can’t handle a 50Mbps incoming signal.  I have a 50Mbps account with a...

COMCAST SPEED INCREASE

Comcast Internet subscribers in the North Bay are getting a free speed increase, and some new choices for even faster Internet connections. Here’s today’s press release. The increase covers much of Northern California, including all of Sonoma and Marin counties....

FIREFOX, CHROME UPDATES

Lots of people have installed Firefox to do their Internet browsing. Sometimes, out of curiosity, I ask people why they use it instead of Internet Explorer. There are people who can give an articulate, well-reasoned answer to that question, although as it happens I...

RICHARD FEYNMAN AND PROJECT TUVA

This is not directly related to computers but it’s a nice thing to know about. Bill Gates announced today that he has made a classic series of lectures by Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman available online for free on the Microsoft Research web site....

BING AND SEARCH RESULTS

Bing is Microsoft’s new service for Internet searches. As I wrote last month, its search results are more or less comparable to Google and it has some nice design touches that can make it easier to use than Google. You may want to give it a look, especially if you’re...