Journalist fakes interview with Bill Gates - and other celebrities?

, posted: 9-Aug-2006 11:16

Full marks for cheek, but zero for honesty to Norwegian freelance reporter Bjørn Benkow who was caught out making up an interview with Microsoft founder Bill Gates last week.

Benkow wrote a four page piece, after claiming he was on (read the entire post)...

Woodcrest in Mac Pro and Apple OS X Leopard spots emerging

, posted: 8-Aug-2006 16:39

I'm patting myself on the back today, just a little, because in April I wrote this for Computerworld:

Apple customers may be the first to enjoy Intel's new CPU goodies, with the Woodcrest family of processors making it into Maci (read the entire post)...

Rafferty carries on domain slamming

, posted: 7-Aug-2006 17:35

It's another Rafferty this time though: Blair, who is the brother of Chesley.

Blair's been mailing .nz registrants in large numbers with these letters:

Which the New Zealand Domain Name Commissioner says look (read the entire post)...

Are today's mobile devices too feature-rich to review?

, posted: 6-Aug-2006 14:41

Journos love to review "gadgets", or Smartphones and handhelds devices because personal tech is a lot of fun. But, I'm not seeing very many of them actually trying out all the features in these extremely capable devices.

I was reading (read the entire post)...

Osama bin Laden memorabilia for sale on Trade Me

, posted: 5-Aug-2006 16:52

ACT Member of Parliament Rodney Hide's blog hacked

, posted: 5-Aug-2006 14:20

Kiwiblog has posted that ACT member of parliament, Rodney Hide, has had his blog hacked.

Instead of Rodney's usual musings on dancing and occasional politics related comment, the site only reads:

by Thehacker iz birak (read the entire post)...

Media suck up FACT spin on drug-dealing movie pirates

, posted: 5-Aug-2006 09:22

The Federation Against Copyright Theft in New Zealand (NZFACT) is in the spotlight again, this time in a New Zealand Herald piece that says bikie gangs like the Mongrel Mob and Black Power are distributing pirated films.

The Herald quotes (read the entire post)...

Shock! Tilgate Playground Moped Horror Reverberates Around The Globe

, posted: 4-Aug-2006 15:41

News media love stories of young people seeking fun and thrills, as long as such capers "go horribly wrong". This mission of disapproval has been greatly helped by the Internet because it means the journalists now don't have to leave their desks to g (read the entire post)...

Should Microsoft delay Vista further?

, posted: 1-Aug-2006 14:19

Hands up everyone who installed Vista Beta 2 and was disappointed with it? From the feedback I've had so far, quite a few people thought Beta 2 just wasn't all that good. I never installed it as I received unofficial advice that the newer bui (read the entire post)...

Today's YouTube error message is...

, posted: 1-Aug-2006 10:14

500 Internal Server Error Sorry, something went wrong.

A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation. In any case, please report this incident to customer service. Also, please include the following info (read the entire post)...


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