Most people who read a lot have gotten used to reading on a screen, whether it's a laptop, a tablet or an e-reader. Some say they prefer it to the experience of reading a heavy, awkward print version of the book. But every now and then, a book comes along that just seems to insist on being physical — something about it simply can't be transferred to the screen.
Originally published on Thu September 27, 2012 7:12 am
Ever feel like someone is watching you? The Federal Trade Commission finds you could be right — if you've used a rental computer.
Rent-to-own companies may have a right to use software to track the computers they lease out — and disable them remotely if a customer stops making payments.
But they don't have the right to spy on their customers, which is exactly what the Federal Trade Commission says took place. The agency found that the compromised data included everything from passwords to highly personal images.
A spoof site launched by Erik Johnson pretends to offer Google's search engine — if it were run by replacements.
Credit Replacement Google
Frustration over the NFL's not-ready-for-primetime replacement referees has inspired web designer Erik Johnson to present Google as if its search engine had replacement engineers at the controls. The result is a web page that looks a lot like the standard Google Search page — with a note that it is sponsored by the NFL.