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  • The Pros And Cons Of A WebKit Monoculture

    The Pros And Cons Of A WebKit Monoculture

    The news that Opera is shutting down the development of its own browser rendering engine and moving to the open source WebKit engine┬ácause quite a stir earlier this week. With WebKit powering the built-in browsers of Google's Android and Apple's iOS, it's already the de-facto standard engine for the mobile and it has the potential to do the same on the desktop. Worldwide, Chrome now holds a Read More

  • Help Key: How to Idiot-Proof Your Parents' Computer

    Help Key: How to Idiot-Proof Your Parents' Computer

    This is something that may be near and dear to your hearts: Mom and Dad are calling to ask about this porn pop-up phishing thing they just typed all their credit card info into. Or maybe Grandma wants to make a MySpace page. Regardless of the situation, you have some older folks in your life who probably have a computer. If you’re reading this, you’re good at computers. Therefore… Read More

  • Presto! For the Elderly

    Presto! For the Elderly

    As we reported recently, Presto is a service that aims to bring e-mail to those incapable of operating a computer. It uses a special printer designed by HP that hooks up to your phone line to print e-mails. The thought is that those without the slightest inkling of technical knowledge will still be able to receive e-mails from their friends and family. In some capacity, the idea makes sense. I… Read More

  • Presto: It's for Printing!

    Presto: It's for Printing!

    A new service has launched that aims to bring the joys of receiving emails to the Luddite horde. Presto uses a special printer designed by HP. The printer hooks up to a regular phone line, no need for broadband, and automagically prints emails that come to a unique users@presto.com address. Now the first thing I questioned was how the system avoids spam. Well to circumvent this obvious problem, it… Read More

  • Presto: Because Computers Scare Old People

    Presto: Because Computers Scare Old People

    A silicon valley startup called Presto has quietly launched a new service aimed at people who don’t currently have Internet access, but want to be able to receive emails and photos from loved ones. It combines a special printer produced by Hewlett Packard with a web service that sends data to the printer over a normal phone line – no need for internet access or a computer. Featured… Read More