The WHO Radio Wise Guys
Brian Gongol

Spam messages will outnumber legitimate e-mail messages this year, apparently for the first time ever. The totals are staggering: Trillions and trillions of messages being sent.

Ross likes the Global Incident Map, which offers a constantly-updated list of disasters and terrorism around the world.

Mac users are the target of a new Trojan horse virus.

Smartphones (that is, cell phones that offer browser-based Internet access) are expected to out-sell laptop PCs for the next five years.

A huge screw-up at Britain's tax department put 25 million identities at risk.

Setting up a new computer? If you're looking for some free security tools, try AVG antivirus, Spybot Search and Destroy for anti-spyware, and Firefox for your web browser. Brian has a long list of free programs that will get you up and running in a hurry.

Some computer researchers have come up with a new algorithm for photo manipulation that allows on-the-fly changes -- not stretching or cropping, but actually adding or removing complete elements to or from a photo -- automatically. It's shocking.

They're talking about expanding Heathrow Airport in Great Britain -- it's the one most Americans will end up traveling through if headed to Europe. But some people think that adding runways isn't enough, and they want to build a brand-new airport in the middle of the Thames River. By the way, if you're planning on long-distance travel, consider these specs: A 747 can carry 524 passengers over 7,670 nautical miles, the 787 can take 290 passengers on an 8,500-nautical-mile trip, and the A380 is set to carry 525 passengers for 8,200 nautical miles.

Here's a list of Internet access providers for people who can't get cable or DSL.

Will the Internet slow to dial-up speeds by 2010?

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