The automation of the Internet has made it remarkably easy to launch a real-life spam attack through snail-mail according to researchers at John Hopkins University an AT&T Labs. It would take some very simple code to automatically submit the...

Bye bye Blogger

Joetek.com today adds new features and functionality to your favorite technology journal. Joetek has moved from the ubiquitous Blogger to the full-featured tool MovableType. For you, the reader, you will find a number of new features: -...
The 150,000 year old femal ancestor of every person on earth may have lived in Tanzania or Ethiopia. DNA evidence shows high amounts of genetic variation in these areas.
The Interactive Friend Thing allows you to visualize your friend list in a way that groups together people that are friends of each other. It naturally sorts itself into groups that you worked with, or went to school...

Tablets Catching On

Research firm IDC announced on Friday that about 72,000 Tablet PC's were sold in 2002 after they first became available in November. The new form factor, paired with Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, acts as a combination of...
Wireless carriers and mobile phone manufacturers meet in New Orleans this week for CTIA Wireless 2003. They are showing off new flashy phones that are smaller, lighter and have more features than their predecessors. Watch for new products and...
See when the Shuttle is flying over you! Using real-time tracking and Google Maps, track the live location of the Space Shuttle now in flight! It uses AJAX for real-time updates and even shows your location on...
Toshiba announced today that they would be discontinuing their production and support of the HD-DVD format, leaving Sony's Blu-Ray format as the "winner". It's nice to have the format war done so that the industry can move on......
Between the close pass of the 2012 DA14 Asteroid this afternoon, and viral videos of a meteor exploding in the air in Moscow, we all need a distraction! How about this:
Yesterday, we at b5media launched the third of our unique look at the blogs within our channels.  Splendicity is a new portal which pulls content from over 70 Beauty & Style blogs within the network, and pulls it all...

Moving Servers

The latest victim of the dot-bomb appears to be Datapeer Inc. They have announced that they have elected to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Normally, this would be just another yawner, but Datapeer happens to be the...

One Man’s SARS Tree

This graphic from the New York Times shows how one man, a Chinese medical professor who had been studying SARS has infected 249 people (As of March 26). He stayed at a hotel for ONE NIGHT in Hong...

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