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Articles and Reviews from Voodish

Welcome to our Articles section, we try and update this section at least twice weekly, so check back regularly for the most up to date info. Our sections include Future of Computing, Internet Tools, Tea Break and Web Development.

Feb 25 2017

Google pagerank update - 27th September 2008

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Looks like Google has rolled out another PageRank update. Some sites have faired better than others, there has been a shift of 1 or 2 points for most sites, but there seems to be a higher page rank assigned to pages deeper within the hierarchy; giving more power to pages that really matter.

The last update was in July 2008. Roughly, Every 3-4 months, Google Updates its database and re-calculates the PR values & then updates Google Toolbars worldwide.

Feb 25 2017

Tron 2 follow up from 80s classic (TR2N)

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Some of you may remember the first Tron film hitting the screens in 1982, where Jeff bridges took the role of Kevin Flynn; well Disney have decided to make the second incarnation of the film some 26 years later; and yes Jeff bridges will still play the main role, albeit some what older, but still bad ass as ever.

Feb 24 2017

XBOX 360 reduced to £129 cheapest console but can it beat the PS3 this Christmas

The entry level version of the popular Microsoft games console, the Xbox 360 has had it’s price slashed recently, in an all out battle to beat the Playstation 3 (PS3) in the early Christmas sales push - the cheapest xbox 360 is now advertised at £129! That puts it at about £50 less than the cheapest Nintendo Wii and a staggering £140 less than the cheapest PS3.

Feb 24 2017

Firefox 3.0.2 update fixes security bugs

Critical security advisories for Firefox are described as: “Vulnerability can be used to run attacker code and install software, requiring no user interaction beyond normal browsing.”

Firefox critical advisory MFSA 2008-41 is described as “Privilege escalation via XPCnativeWrapper pollution,” while the second critical advisory MFSA 2008-42 is described as “Crashes with evidence of memory corruption.”

Feb 23 2017

Techies fight back

Over worked and under appreciated by their employers, many top end IT bods are fighting back in the worst way possible; sabotaging corporate networks!

Feb 23 2017

Metamorphosis video shows stunning visuals

Metamorphosis is programmed entirely in Processing by ‘noob’ programmer (self describing), Glenn Marshall, it’s a fantastic piece of work that has been unedited and is 100% generative. It has to be watched to be appreciated.

Metamorphosis from Glenn Marshall on Vimeo.

Feb 22 2017

Create, Evolve, Explore, Share - SPORE

The latest game from EA has turned about to be something a bit different from the usual gore fest - and really is something for everyone to enjoy, basically Spore is your own personal universe.

You can create and evolve life, establish tribes, build civilizations, sculpt worlds, and explore the cosmos. Spore is made up of five games, each corresponding to a stage of evolution: Cell, Creature, Tribe, Civilization, and Space. Each stage presents different challenges and goals.