"Intel throws Thunderbolt"
Now we know why Intel was dragging its feet with USB 3.0 support - it's got its own competing interconnect that's twice as fast in Thunderbolt (formerly known as Light Peak).
Thunderbolt is a 10Gbit/s, bi-directional, dual… more »
"Gawker tech boss admits site security was crap" reports The Register:
Indeed, security researchers who examined the web platform's source code were amazed as just how poorly the site was put together.
“Having looked at the Gawker PHP source, I'… more »
"Plasma vs. LCD: The State of the HDTV."
A little late in the holiday shopping season to publish this, but the updated info is still welcome. I'm still scared of burn-in though, so it's nice to now it's not much of a problem anymore. more »
"Fate of porn domain left in government hands."
I'm wondering how much of this would help filtering. Obviously any work proxy and many foreign governments will block anything in an .xxx domain, but pornographers know that, and I don't see them moving… more »
"Microsoft: Windows 8 Is 2 Years Away."
They did a MythBusters years ago where they just put a printout of a picture of someone's face to bypass a facial recognition system in front of their face, and the system let them log in. I'm going to bet… more »
"Pew: No One Gets More Coverage Than Apple":
The organization attributed the press frenzy to Apple’s “popular devices” and its “orchestrated PR strategy.” Of those stories, some 40% said that, “[Apple’s] products are innovative and superior in… more »
Just a random thought: since Intel purchased Infineon, I'm thinking a way for them to break into the mobile chip market is to create a new, low power, cell phone oriented chip.
The problem with that is generating a commanding interest in it. But… more »
"Short passwords 'hopelessly inadequate', say boffins."
20 characters is simply too much. I'm not sure this article is reason enough to panic because there's the unstated assumption here that the attacker has the encrypted version of your password to… more »
Richard M. Stallman (founder of the Free Software Foundation, creator of the GPL) does have the ability to make me proud of being a nerd:
Q: . . . In a liberal worldview, you could argue that there is an understanding that society and/or government… more »
I'm not getting this.
I signed a new two year cell phone contract in September of last year. The cost to sign another new contract, just shy of a year later, is $439 with a Samsung Vibrant.
However a new contract gets the phone for $99.
I can… more »