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Jay is Games: Casual, Flash and Puzzle game reviews

December 5, 2007

It was just a while ago when I mentioned how there are many signs that logic puzzles are making their way to mainstream media. It was just until about three years ago that language independent logic puzzles where still an offstream hobby of a few westerns but today they seem to be a legitimate segment […]

Redmond, fasten your seat belts: Firefox 3 Beta 1 now available for download

November 22, 2007

The Microsoft IE7 folks at Redmond must be fastening their seat belts at these moments, getting ready for their largest challenge ever as the world’s most superior Internet communication software has just been released as a public Beta. Firefox 3 Beta 1, AKLA 3.0b1 is now available for download with 3 operating systems and more […]

Shendoku: Shen Kua style sociable Sudoku project

November 21, 2007

Shendoku is a “Sociable Sudoku” multi player game of “skills, bluffing and cunning”. The concept for the game originated with an educational project researching the Chinese mathematician, astronomer and inventor Shen Kua and the play reminds the famous Battleships game. According to “the development team decided to put themselves in the shoes of Shen […]

Apple, Intel, IBM, the big M and Babu: Wheels are in motion

November 5, 2007

Remember Jerry Seinfeld’s The Visa sketch where he promises Babu Bhatt (played by Israeli actor Brian George) that “Wheels are in motion” even though the bottom line is still Babu being kept in Jail? “Jerry: Babu, I’m gonna fix everything! I have a lawyer who knows someone inthe Immigration Department, they’re gonna straighten the whole […]

gPhone goes for advertising and Linux

October 10, 2007

Continuing months of speculations, rumors and global buzz, more details of Google’s secret plan to dominate the mobile phone industry have been revealed by The New York Times yesterday. While Microsoft charges mobile phone companies a licensing fee for their Windows Mobile system, Google goes for advertising. If this is true, and the NY Times […]

PeerBox : File sharing goes mobile

September 21, 2007

The first P2P (Peer-to-Peer) generation was based on a client/server principle and a centralized file list. Napster is the most familiar example and one of the first tools any of us ever used for file sharing. But in a way Napster was also the trigger to the second P2P-Generation which was characterized mainly by decentralization. […]

Whitesmoke: your English just got smarter

September 4, 2007

As blogging becomes more popular so does this cool software tool from Whitesmoke Inc. – a small start-up founded in Israeli about four and a half years ago. Enabling plain English sentences look nicer and more professional the company recently launched a new feature to its software allowing enhancement of plain English text paragraph to […]

Google Analytics in data blackout

August 25, 2007

I have been testing the Google Analytics service since the launching of the new version in May this year and was quite impressed: The option to preform a drill down search into particular data segments (similar as its done with Sawmill), the elegant Flash user interface, the easy installation and of course – another one […]

Skype: Microsoft patch triggered outage

August 22, 2007

Last Tuesday, August 14, the great Redmond giant released another one of its patch batches claiming to fix (at least) 14 operating system security holes in computers powered by different versions of Windows and MS Office. The updates were pushed to millions of MS users all over the world using the Microsoft’s “Automatic Updates” system. […]

Maze complexity and aesthetics: deep problems in computer graphics

August 16, 2007

Craig S. Kaplan is an Assistant Professor at the Computer Graphics Lab, The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Studying the use of computer graphics in the creation of geometric art and ornament, Professor Kaplan’s interests extend into non-photorealistic rendering. I happen know at least two high-end software engineers […]