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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.


We've written a lot about how to make the most of Google's Gmail and Microsoft's Outlook services but it's time to shine a light on one of the lesser known email providers: Yahoo Mail. While its popularity lags behind its competitors, there are still millions of people who have a Yahoo Mail account. You may be one of them. Here are some tips on how to optimise your Yahoo Mail account.


The news that Yahoo! is to close down AltaVista on 8 July was greeted on the internet with shock. Shock because everyone over the age of 30 thought their original search engine of choice had ceased to exist years ago, around the time dial-up went out of fashion, while anyone under 30 struggled to believe that anything had existed at all before Google.


We're not big fans of Coles' flybuys loyalty scheme -- earning points takes ages and you give up lots of personal information in the process. The recently introduced flybuys Toolbar takes this to a new level of intrusiveness, promising you can earn points "just for surfing the web". Perhaps -- but you'll give up even more information while doing so, and get a maximum of 50 cents a month for the dubious privilege of using an inferior search service.


It's becoming a regular thing, the leak of thousands of passwords from sites that everyone assumed had professional, strong security measures in place. Every time it happens, like it just did at Yahoo, you can laugh at the worst and most popular passwords. But keep in mind that even those with secure passwords are now vulnerable to cross-site attacks if they used that same password elsewhere.