New Attack Cracks Common Wi-Fi Encryption in a Minute by PC World: Yahoo! Tech

27 08 2009

Computer scientists in Japan say they’ve developed a way to break the WPA encryption system used in wireless routers in about one minute.

via New Attack Cracks Common Wi-Fi Encryption in a Minute by PC World: Yahoo! Tech.





10 Common Mistakes Made by New Linux Administrators – LaptopLogic.com

27 08 2009

As Linux squeezes itself into all facets of technology, more people are being forced to use it who have little knowledge of the foreign Unix land. Maybe you’re trying to learn your way around, or maybe you’re the Windows guy who just got ‘promoted’ to maintaining the Linux system; either way, things are odd, and you just really, really don’t want to fubar the system. For those of you who fall into that category, this article is for you. Below are fifteen mistakes often made by new Linux administrators.

via 10 Common Mistakes Made by New Linux Administrators – LaptopLogic.com.





12 add-ons every Firefox user must have | News | TechRadar UK

24 08 2009

Firefox’s extendibility is one of its great advantages, and there are thousands of plug-ins to choose from.

via 12 add-ons every Firefox user must have | News | TechRadar UK.





Comparing Carriers: Mobile Phone Usage and Costs

21 08 2009

The mobile phone market can be a confusing one for consumers to navigate, as there are many seemingly similar services offered, often lumped into different packages, plans and pricing. How do usage trends and costs vary between the major wireless providers? We have looked at the various plans of Billshrink users to see how these companies compare in a number of different categories.

http://www.billshrink.com/blog/mobile-phone-plan-costs/





50 expert tips to make your PC faster | News | TechRadar UK

10 08 2009

The road to a faster PC starts by properly optimising your hardware. While some of these procedures can be risky, they can also prove very effective, often delivering direct and noticeable performance gains in every area of your system

via 50 expert tips to make your PC faster | News | TechRadar UK.





Your Hardware Exposed! 22 PC Parts Bare All | Maximum PC

7 08 2009

You may know what the inside of a PC looks like, but what about the parts which make up your PC components? Over the past few years, we’ve dissected hard drives, keyboards, soundcards, and a plethora of other PC hardware, just to see what makes them tick. Here, we’ve picked out 22 of these autopsies to showcase. If you’ve ever wanted to see the guts of a netbook or the silicon that makes a network router work, read on!

via Your Hardware Exposed! 22 PC Parts Bare All | Maximum PC.





Can Culture Be Encoded in DNA? New Research Says “Yes”

5 08 2009

The “Nature versus Nurture” debate just got more complicated. Well, even more complicated than the original “If you really think you can reduce all of biology to such a simplistic division you’re missing pretty much every point involved” complication. Birds have been observed reconstructing cultural information in complete isolation, meaning that culture can be genetically encoded.

via Can Culture Be Encoded in DNA? New Research Says “Yes”.








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