BREAKING: Windows Live Mail is DOWN !

For Windows Live Mail users, it may be the doom day today. Because when you try to login to the Windows Live Mail, the browser reports that the mail domain cannot be found !

Error 105 (net::ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED): Unable to resolve the server’s DNS address.

Funny huh ? Microsoft has no response yet . Hope the emails are not affected , though .
One more reason to choose GMail instead.

UPDATE @ 2:30PM GMT+8 : Windows Live Mail is back ! Time to migrate to GMail before it’s too late !

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Gmail Motion BETA

Google just released Gmail Motion BETA, a new way to communicate in Gmail.

The mouse and keyboard were invented before the Internet even existed. Since then, countless technological advancements have allowed for much more efficient human computer interaction. Why then do we continue to use outdated technology? Introducing Gmail Motion — now you can control Gmail with your body.

How it works

Gmail Motion uses your computer’s built-in webcam and Google’s patented spatial tracking technology to detect your movements and translate them into meaningful characters and commands. Movements are designed to be simple and intuitive for people of all skill levels.

Motion Guide

Familiarize yourself with some of the basic functionality of Gmail Motion using this printable guide of sample gestures. With it, you’ll be able to start writing and responding to emails – with your body – in no time.

Safety precautions

Using Gmail Motion is not only safe but also healthy and fun. As with any physical activity, certain precautions are recommended. First, make sure to clear the area around you. Second, try to take short breaks every 30-40 minutes, just as you would if you were typing. And finally, take time to stretch after each session to give the muscles you’ll be using some relief.

Coming soon to Google Docs

This new motion detection technology doesn’t stop with Gmail. We’re excited to announce that Google Docs Motion will be coming later this year.

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150,000 Gmail users lost their accounts

Caused by a bug , 150,000 Gmail users lost all their emails, chat logs and profiles yesterday ( 27 Feb 2011 ). They even receive welcome message when they log in. That was a nightmare for these users.

Google explains that “less than 0.8%” users were affected, which accounts were completely reset. Google engineers are investigating the bug and the affected users are unable to login at this moment.

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