Tech Bundle – June 21, 2007

Seven Tips To Get On The Good Side Of Your System Administrator
“I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I find it incredibly annoying when non-tech people assume that system administrators are walking computer encyclopedias. With this in mind, here are a few pieces of advice that will get you a few extra brownie points from your favorite system administrator”

23 Best Social Networking Toolbars and Plugins for Firefox
If you want to make your life easier and more socially productive, then these 23 social networking toolbars and plug-ins for the Firefox web browser will speed up your interaction with the leading social networks. No need to visit the sites direct; just post information via your browser – bookmarks, blog posts and more.

Nvidia GPUs To Be Repurposed as Supercomputers, Number Crunchers
NVidia’s branching out. The chipmaker, best known for its partners’ video cards and a sexy fairy, is to repurpose its GPUs for use in high-performance computing. Financial modeling, petrochemical exploration and medical research are some of the applications touted as targets.

Another Step Toward Invisibility for the Cellphone Headset
Determining whether someone speaking into the air is on the phone or just a little odd is becoming harder.