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”.





History of Method Acting on Film – MovieFill.com

5 08 2009

With the addition of Mickey Rourke to the Iron Man 2 cast, the franchise gained another thespian trained in the Method, an acting technique in which actors immerse themselves in their characters, both internally and externally. Robert Downey, Jr. and Terrence Howard (may he R.I.P.)are also known to use the Method. The technique originated in New York City’s Group Theater in the 1930s, but didn’t gain prominence until Marlon Brando wowed audiences with his raw, no-holds-barred performances in films like On the Waterfront and A Streetcar Named Desire. The graphic below shows the many actors who have utilized method acting over the last 60 years.

via History of Method Acting on Film – MovieFill.com.





Windows Mobile 7 to be a premium, multitouch beast of a platform

4 08 2009

Seeing the gold build of Windows Mobile 6.5 in action was pretty nifty, but Inquirer’s recent video actually managed to unveil a few juicy tidbits about version 7 as well — a platform that’s shaping up to be that massive, ground-up rewrite of WinMo we’ve all been hoping for for years as far as we can tell.

via Windows Mobile 7 to be a premium, multitouch beast of a platform.





Square iPhone Payment System turns your phone into credit card reader

4 08 2009

Everyone and their uncle Steve uses WinCE terminals to execute cashless transactions these days, and while you’d expect Apple to remedy that right quick, the Square credit card reader has beaten it to the punch

via Square iPhone Payment System turns your phone into credit card reader.





The Top 100 Web Sites of 2009 – Reviews by PC Magazine

3 08 2009

t’s been a strange year on the Web. In the 12 months since our last installment of Top 100 Web Sites, I’m betting you signed up for a Twitter account and likely abandoned it, browsed the Web on a mobile phone if you haven’t yet, you soon will, and read 3.4 online news stories about Michael Jackson and watched 5.8 MJ videos on YouTube…

via The Top 100 Web Sites of 2009 – Reviews by PC Magazine.





Why The FCC Wants To Smash Open The iPhone – washingtonpost.com

3 08 2009

Right about now, Apple probably wishes it had never rejected Google Voice and related apps from the iPhone. Or maybe it was AT&T who rejected the apps. Nobody really knows. But the FCC launched an investigation last night to find out, sending letters to all three companies Apple, AT&T, and Google asking them to explain exactly what happened.

via Why The FCC Wants To Smash Open The iPhone – washingtonpost.com.








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