Spyware removal, real-time protection, and integrated antivirus for free? These compelling ingredients form the siren song of Spyware Terminator. Digging out spyware is the security tool's chief job description, but the application also adds real-time blocking and integrates the free ClamWin Antivirus tool at your behest. Spyware Terminator scans and zaps on three levels, and helps guard against malicious code swimming in through applications, system files, and the Internet.
The Federal Communications Commission has scheduled a June 12 hearing to debate whether the agency should regulate early termination fees (ETFs) on cell phone contracts. According to The Washington Post, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin hopes to address growing consumer complaints over ETFs, which have become the subject of class action lawsuits in several states.
The FCC already is negotiating with several carriers on how it would assume federal oversight over EFTs, which currently are subject to state laws. The proposals include capping the fees at an undisclosed amount, requiring carriers to prorate ETFs, and prohibiting the providers from charging an … Read more
If you hate paying a fee to end your cell phone contract yearly (and really, who doesn't?), you'll be interested to know that the Federal Communications Commission may just have your back. The Associated Press is reporting today that the FCC is considering proposals to regulate, but not eliminate, the early-termination fees (ETFs) that have become a sore spot for cell phone owners. Currently, wireless carriers charge up to $200 for customers who leave service contracts before their end date.
The FCC is not commenting on the proposal, but according to the AP, the agency is negotiating with … Read more
On today's show we easily solve the Earth's environmental problems. Then we'll talk about what it must be like to get trapped in an elevator for 41 hours and figure out the proper way to say "Mario." It's a Jersey thing. Plus we'll tell you our idea for the ultimate action movie, all on today's 404.
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Just in case there's a robot uprising (like, say, this week), Wired has helpfully posted a guide to defending yourself against the various "Terminator" androids. That's right, from the television series. Taking note of the detailed armor analysis for each model Terminator, you will know which weapon to choose from your at-home arsenal and where, precisely, to strike.
Good hunting! Read the full article on Wired: "How To: Terminate a Terminator (Updated)"
At the moment, the thousands of robots roaming combat zones have been firmly under the control of human operators--they're really not that much different from the remote-controlled car or airplane you or your kids might play with. But Noel Sharkey, an expert in artificial intelligence, is warning that a push toward greater autonomy for the machines, some of which are already armed with machine guns or missiles, poses a serious and imminent risk.
Read more in this Agence France-Presse story: "Automated killer robots 'threat to humanity': expert"
As users of the Internet we face security threats every day. Nefarious hackers (not all hackers), viruses, and spyware are rampant when online, and not taking precautions can mean lost data or even worse, identity theft. Frankly, if your computer is unprotected, you are rolling the dice every time you go online. Certainly many users already know this and are already using trusted software, or have other security measures in place to ensure safe surfing. This Killer Download is for those who don't or anyone who has questions regarding their safety online.
Whenever I get a new system or … Read more
There's a new baddie wheelchair on the horizon, with rubberized tracks instead of standard wheels that makes it look more like a miniature Terminator 2 hunter killer tank than any of its conventional cousins. An improved model of the original TankChair, the MK II offers a lower center of gravity, more torque, and a stronger chassis--not to mention a full-height chair with abundant cushioning to smoothen a bumpy ride.