Understanding #SOPA. Take Action. #IfTheyShutDownTwitter #FactsWithoutWikepedia

Trending search keywords on Twitter today: #SOPA #PIPA #IfTheyShutDownTwitter #FactsWithoutWikepedia   House Bill 3261’s premise is: “To promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property, and for other purposes.” (Full test of the Bill) The Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, was not written by people who fundamentally misunderstand how […]

State Department: Not ‘sufficient time’ to assess Keystone pipeline

The Obama administration has denied a permit for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, asserting that it did not “have sufficient time to obtain the information necessary to assess whether the project, in its current state, is in the national interest,” the State Department announced. Read more from the original source…

Romney likens Gingrich to Al Gore over jobs claim

For much of the presidential campaign so far, Mitt Romney has tried to glide above his Republican rivals -– engaging¬† President Obama in his stump speeches while swatting away criticism from GOP contenders. Read more from the original source…

Obama’s Dream Debate

A Super PAC backing Newt Gingrich imagines a general election debate between Mitt Romney and President Obama in a new animated ad. Read more from the original source…

South Carolina Race Tightens

A new CNN/Time poll in South Carolina shows Mitt Romney slipping and Newt Gingrich gaining. Romney leads with 33%, followed by Gingrich at 23%, Rick Santorum at 16%, Ron Paul at 13% and Rick Perry at 6%. Said pollster Keating Holland: “Gingrich appears to be the only candidate with momentum as the race in South […]

Obama Campaign Begins TV Ads

President Obama’s campaign has begun buying advertising time in a handful of key battleground states — in Michigan, Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina — making his first purchase of television time so far this election, the New York Times reports. “So far the purchase appears quite limited, according to someone who monitors political advertising. The […]

Kansas Lawmaker Attempts to Secretly Record Meeting

Kansas state Rep. Terri Lois Gregory (R) attempted to covertly record a private conversation with state Sen. Vicki Schmidt (R) about controversial health reforms sought by Gov. Sam Brownback (R), the Topeka Capital Journal reports. During the meeting, Schmidt noticed a small flashing light in Gregory’s satchel. It wasn’t a telephone. Said Schmidt: “I asked […]

AMD Aims to Shimmy Into Ultrabook Turf With Ultrathins

Thin is all the rage in electronics these days, and nowhere is that more evident than in the notebook computer realm, where Intel has created a deafening buzz with its Ultrabook platform. However, Intel’s archrival, AMD, isn’t sitting on its silicon when it comes to thin computers. It has a version of its upcoming Trinity […]

Facebook on Mission to Wipe Koobface Off Face of the Web

Facebook eradicated the Koobface virus from its site about nine months ago. However, the social network says it is on a mission to vanquish it completely. It intends to share what it has learned in three years of battling the malware with law enforcement and the larger security community. The language Facebook uses in its […]

Website Scaling, Part 2: The Metrics of Measuring

Measuring Web scalability is a critical component of website scaling. The way you do this in a testing environment is, of course, called “load testing.” But what you might not know about load testing is how it relates to Little’s Law: “The average number of things in the system is the product of the average […]

LiVES: A Rich Video Editor With Layer Upon Layer of Features

LiVES is an advanced video editor that can double as a video jockey tool. It is surprisingly powerful. But its interface makes it rather simple to learn. In fact, it has so many feature levels that this app would be right at home as the video editor of choice in any professional film editing studio. […]