The Future Of Computing Is Infectious

Subject: General Tech | October 3, 2005 - 01:31 PM |
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How would you feel about a computer whose main processor was mostly E. Coli?  Previously, problems arose in the amount of energy it took to turn a protein from on to off, but nanotechweb reports on 2 researchers from Cambridge University have found a way to make it work.  Feels like you could infect your PC on purpose as a type of upgrade, 50 years from now.

"Theoretical physicists in the UK have shown that it should be possible to use clusters of proteins to perform complex logic operations.

Source: nanotechweb

High Tech Hurricane Preparedness

Subject: General Tech | September 30, 2005 - 06:27 PM |
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CNet has an article about high tech survival solutions, like portable water purifcation or warmth.  That may help to protect yourself from physical harm; and they also have 2 articles to help protect you from electronic harm (eHarm?)

"Natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina can turn a high-tech culture into a decidedly low-tech one--where food, water and shelter are what matter most.

DARPA, DARPA, DARPA

Subject: General Tech | September 30, 2005 - 11:47 AM |
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No one got the prize ($1 million) last year. The best effort was Carnegie Mellon University's robot Hummer, Sandstorm.  It made it 7.3 miles out of the full 144-mile.  This time, at least in the semi-finals, we actually have teams finishing the course.  The finals are scheduled for Oct.

Multiplayer FEAR demo now available

Subject: General Tech | September 29, 2005 - 03:10 PM |
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HardwareHell, and GamersHell are hosting the downloadable multiplayer demo of F.E.A.R.  I believe that it is properly referred to as a "Video System and Network Traffic Stress Test", if anyone asks why there's the sound so many explosions coming from the IT department.


Update: While you're at it, check out the F.E.A.R. mechanima done by RoosterTeeth (the Red vs. Blue people) called "P.A.N.I.C.S".

Source: HardwareHell

Can't blame this mouse for your targeting

Subject: General Tech | September 29, 2005 - 11:48 AM |
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The Razor Copperhead is a black mouse with blue LED's, and quite the stats for a lowly mouse.  It's paired with the anodized aluminium eXactMat in this review at PureOverclock.

"The Copperhead boasts some of the best specs of any mouse available. These include the 2000 DPI laser engine, 1000 Hz interpolling and a 16bit data path. This should provide absolute accuracy.

Office 2003 SP3, Mice & A Contest

Subject: General Tech | September 28, 2005 - 11:50 AM |
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It's not Patch Tuesday, but CNET is letting everyone know that Office 2003 got a bit of a facelift and a security upgrade.  If you use it, head to Office update to get it.   Even better, it looks like you won't need to dig out the old disks to do it.  Plus, Overclockers Online has a Coolermaster contest going on.

"Microsoft Office 2003 SP2 is designed to prevent "phishing" attacks and improve the han

Even Linux gets expoited nowadays

Subject: General Tech | September 27, 2005 - 06:50 PM |
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2 Media players running on *NIX have expolit flaws, story on CNET.

"A flaw has been discovered in RealNetworks' RealPlayer version 10.0.5.756 Gold and Helix Player 1.0.5.757 Gold running on Linux or Unix operating systems, according to a report released Tuesday by the French Security Incident Response Team, or FrSIRT."

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Norton 2006 coming soon to a store near you

Subject: General Tech | September 27, 2005 - 11:53 AM |
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One of the oldest disk management and virus suites will be updating it's software within the next 2 weeks.   It's probably too soon for them to have incorporated the anti-worm and anti-fishing software they gained control of from 

WholeSecurity last week, but it's detection ablities will undoubtably be improved from 2005.

Symantec, in the next two weeks will start selling the 2006 editions of its consumer security software prod

They Say It's Your Birthday

Subject: General Tech | September 23, 2005 - 01:43 PM |
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It's been 30 years today since Bill Gates and Paul Allen formed a little company in Albuquerque, called Micro-Soft!

"Software King of the World, Microsoft, is celebrating its 30th birthday today.

Source: The Inquirer

Always Practice Safe SMS

Subject: General Tech | September 22, 2005 - 05:56 PM |
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The recent reports of bluetooth enabled cars being infected with viruses may have turned out to be mostly false, but it has been discovered that your SmartPhone could infect your PC.  CNET has the full story.

"A Trojan virus that attempts to spread from smart phones to users' PCs was discovered Wednesday, marking one of the first cases of virus "cross-sharing" between the two devices, according to security firm F-Secure."

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