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The Amazing iPad: Great or just Hype?

The Amazing iPad: Great or just Hype?

Steve Jobs unveiled on Wednesday in San Francisco Apple’s latest creation. Well, Apple did it again…they combined the iPhone with a Netbook and came up with the middle ground of an iPad.  Price: estimated $499US. It has a 9.7 in screen, weighs 1.5 pounds, has Wi-Fi with a 3G option, and claims to have up […]

Soldier kills 11 in shooting rampage at Fort Hood army base

A U.S. Army major firing two handguns killed 11 people and wounded 31 others in a shooting rampage on Thursday at Fort Hood base in Texas, a prime point of deployment for U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Army said the gunman was killed. U.S. broadcast media identified him as Major Malik Nidal Hasan, […]

Giant crack in Africa formed in just days

A crack in the Earth’s crust – which could be the forerunner to a new ocean – ripped open in just days in 2005, a new study suggests. It began to open up in September 2005, when a volcano at the northern end of the rift, called Dabbahu, erupted. The magma inside the volcano did […]

DHS: Expect your computer to be seized without suspicion

In what was presented to the public this week as a clarification of its privacy policy, the US Dept. of Homeland Security published a paper referring to new guidelines for its immigration and customs agents regarding how they may conduct border searches of travelers’ computers and electronic media. Clarifying the existing law, both sets of […]

Palin’s farewell speech

“What an absolutely beautiful day it is, and it is my honor to speak to all Alaskans, to our Alaskan family this last time as your governor. And it is always great to be in Fairbanks. The rugged rugged hardy people that live up here and some of the most patriotic people whom you will […]

If this was April the 1st this would be hilarious, but it’s not…what a bunch o’ freakin’ morons

Two States Legalize Guns in Bars Even though gun-rights advocates in the Senate narrowly failed on Wednesday in a vote to greatly broaden the freedom to carry concealed weapons, two states acted last week to make it easier for armed gun owners to hang out with drunk people. Last Tuesday, a new guns-in-bars law took […]

Complete version of Firefox 3.5 tomorrow

Mozilla is expected to spin out a complete version of Firefox 3.5 tomorrow, more than six months on from when it had originally planned to release the browser. A company rep confirmed on Friday that 30 June had been earmarked for the day Firefox 3.5 would be shipped. TheTAZZoneTech: Computer News, Recommended Downloads, Recommended Services, […]

KFC amends free chicken deal after Oprah promo

The Oprah Winfrey-fueled free chicken give-away that caused pandemonium this week at Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants has been amended due to what the fast-food chain called an “overwhelming response.” Roger Eaton, president of KFC in the United States, said restaurants would no longer immediately redeem the free coupons for its new grilled chicken meal after […]

Tons of released drugs taint US water

U.S. manufacturers, including major drugmakers, have legally released at least 271 million pounds of pharmaceuticals into waterways that often provide drinking water — contamination the federal government has consistently overlooked, according to an Associated Press investigation. Hundreds of active pharmaceutical ingredients are used in a variety of manufacturing, including drugmaking: For example, lithium is used […]

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