Latest Articles: Computers-Hacking
Demand For H-1b Visas Increasing
Post Date: 2009-12-13 17:27:29 by Moderate Mammal
As many of you have been finding out lately, there arent very many companies that are hiring. The jobs just arent thereunless you are an foreigner who wants to work here because for them its almost a mini hiring boom. An article in the India Post titled: Sudden increase in demand for H1B visa is no joke: After months of lackluster response, US authorities have witnessed a sudden increase in demand for H-1B work visa, which is popular among Indian professionals, though the applications received so far are still over 6,000 short of the Congress-mandated cap of 65,000. Patrick Thibodeau of Computerworld wrote an article recently but I think there is some ...
Wireless Brain-to-Computer Connection Synthesizes Speech
Post Date: 2009-12-10 08:29:45 by A K A Stone
A system that turns brain waves into FM radio signals and decodes them as sound is the first totally wireless brain-computer interface.
For now, 26-year-old Erik Ramsey, left almost entirely paralyzed by a horrific car accident 10 years ago, can only express vowel sounds with the system. That’s less than can be accomplished with wired brain-computer interfaces. But it’s still a promising step.
“All the groups working on BCIs are working toward wireless solutions. They are very superior,” said Frank Guenther a Boston University cognitive scientist who helped developed Ramsey’s system.
In the last decade, brain-computer interfaces, or BCIs, have made the jump from speculation to ...
Senate Race Littered With Cyber Smears
Post Date: 2009-12-07 23:12:41 by Racism_Boot
The day after Thanksgiving, a video was posted anonymously on YouTube that portrayed Republican U.S. Senate candidate Trey Grayson as Adolf Hitler in a popular online parody of a German film about Hitler's final days. Within days, it got attention from national media and was subsequently removed from YouTube - but not before it was viewed by more than 500 people on YouTube and disseminated on political blogs across Kentucky. It was the latest in a long string of anonymous Internet-based attacks in both the Democratic and Republican Senate primary races. No candidate has been immune from the attacks, which officials call a 21st-century version of tactics that have been around for ...
I See Your Petaflop and Raise You 19 More
Post Date: 2009-02-03 21:13:14 by A K A Stone
Just a year after the world's fastest supercomputers broke the petaflop barrier by performing one thousand trillion calculations per second, nuclear physicists are planning a 20-petaflop machine in conjunction with IBM. Nicknamed Sequoia, the Department of Energy computer will most likely be the most powerful in the world when it is released. If it were running today, it'd be more than 10 times faster than any machine in existence. When it's installed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 2012, it could make new kinds of calculations possible, but initially, that power will be primarily used to simulate nuclear explosions, as many of its supercomputer forebears have ...
Google plans to make PCs history
Post Date: 2009-01-25 20:17:34 by A K A Stone
Google is to launch a service that would enable users to access their personal computer from any internet connection, according to industry reports. But campaigners warn that it would give the online behemoth unprecedented control over individuals' personal data. The Google Drive, or "GDrive", could kill off the desktop computer, which relies on a powerful hard drive. Instead a user's personal files and operating system could be stored on Google's own servers and accessed via the internet. The long-rumoured GDrive is expected to be launched this year, according to the technology news website TG Daily, which described it as "the most anticipated Google product so ...
Google Docs Design Flaw May Fool You Into Making Your Docs Editable by Anyone
Post Date: 2009-01-22 15:39:01 by A K A Stone
If you're currently sharing spreadsheets, documents or presentations using Google Docs, go double-check the permissions settings of those shared docs right now. Wired.com has discovered a design flaw in the web app's user interface that could lead users to mistakenly open up their docs to editing by anybody on the internet. Funny thing is, we found out about it the hard way. A co-worker of mine discovered Wednesday morning that the Wired Tech Layoff Tracker, a spreadsheet we're sharing with all of you using Google's free service, had been changed. The name of the reader who had edited the doc wasn't known to my co-worker, and he certainly hadn't knowingly given ...
Hardware Hacker Charged With Selling Cable Modems That Get Free Broadband
Post Date: 2009-01-12 18:10:26 by A K A Stone
In the first case of its kind, a Pennsylvania man faces federal criminal charges for allegedly selling hacked cable modems capable of stealing free, anonymous internet service from broadband providers. Thomas Swingler was charged Thursday in federal court in New York with trafficking in unlawful access devices for his online business cablehack.net. The site, still in operation, sells "pre-modded" Motorola Surfboard modems for between $38 and $58 that can be customized by the owner without a cable company's knowledge. Among other things, the user can set their own upload and download rates, and change the MAC address the unique identifier normally hard-coded into a ...
Supercomputers Break Petaflop Barrier, Transforming Science
Post Date: 2008-11-19 09:31:32 by A K A Stone
A new crop of supercomputers is breaking down the petaflop speed barrier, pushing high-performance computing into a new realm that could change science more profoundly than at any time since Galileo, leading researchers say. When the Top 500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers was announced at the international supercomputing conference in Austin, Texas, on Monday, IBM had barely managed to cling to the top spot, fending off a challenge from Cray. But both competitors broke petaflop speeds, performing 1.105 and 1.059 quadrillion floating-point calculations per second, the first two computers to do so. These computers aren't just faster than those they pushed further down ...
Post Date: 2008-08-21 08:01:47 by A K A Stone
ProduKey is a small utility that displays the ProductID and the CD-Key of MS-Office, Windows, Exchange Server, and SQL Server installed on your computer. You can view this information for your current running operating system, or for another operating system/computer by using command-line options. This utility can be useful if you lost the product key of your Windows/Office, and you want to reinstall it on your computer. Other editions: ProduKey (64-bit) Download at source Click for Full Text!
WebCam Monitor v5.01
Post Date: 2008-06-08 17:37:13 by A K A Stone
WebCam Monitor is a motion detection software that monitors your home, office, or any premise. The software records action triggered by motion or noise as it happens. It is as simple as connecting a USB camera to your PC or selecting an IP camera and using WebCam Monitor to turn your computer to an inexpensive video surveillance system that is on guard 24 hours a day. You can view activities monitored by your camera from anywhere with an Internet connection. Download here http://www.afterdawn.com/software/dawnload.cfm?mirror_id=0&version_id=10928&software_id=1680
Surfing As GoogleBot - Their IP, Their User-Agent, Their Bot Characteristics
Post Date: 2008-01-29 08:43:21 by A K A Stone
Google to Offer Drivers Help at Gas Pump
Post Date: 2007-11-07 16:34:29 by A K A Stone
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Lost drivers soon will be able to Google for help at the pump. As part of a partnership to be announced Wednesday, the online search leader will dispense driving directions at thousands of gasoline pumps across the United States beginning early next month. The pumps, made by Gilbarco Veeder-Root, include an Internet connection and will display Google's mapping service in color on a small screen. Motorists will be able to scroll through several categories to find local landmarks, hotels, restaurants and hospitals selected by the gas station's owner. After the driver selects a destination, the pump will print out directions. Eventually, Gilbarco Veeder-Root ...
Buckeroo threatens to attack my email account
Post Date: 2007-10-07 12:00:13 by A K A Stone
I could fuck your email if I chose, while you begged God for deliverance.
Poster Comment:Buck that would be a crime. Are you a criminal?
100% Proof Google is Keeping Alternative Media Sites Down
Post Date: 2007-08-14 09:19:41 by A K A Stone
As if it were not bad enough that we are censored by the main stream media, now there's a new type of suppression being implemented upon conspiracy related websites and alternative media sources. It's called Link Relevance Suppression, and it's being used on most of the alternative media websites to lower traffic being driven to them by the popular search engine Google. It's also being used in the opposite way to "Promote" Neo-Con supporting websites by giving them double the "Link Relevance" Let me explain how Google indexes sites that go into the search cue when someone types in certain keywords relating that site. Google has many different criteria ...
Google enables face recognition in Image Search?
Post Date: 2007-06-02 03:23:32 by A K A Stone
Reader Dennis writes in with a juicy tidbit regarding Google Image Search: When you add &imgtype=face to the picture search string, only photos with faces are showing up. This feature has not been officially announced yet and I have no idea how reliable it works. For example, a regular Google Image Search for "paris" returns lots of photos of the city. The modified search returns lots of photos of Paris Hilton. The same technique works for "Trapani" - a regular search turns up photos of the Sicilian city of Trapani, the modified version gives you photos of people's faces with the last name Trapani. Freaky! Thanks, Dennis!
Microsoft unveils revolutionary device
Post Date: 2007-05-30 13:58:39 by A K A Stone
In the next year, Bill Gates will manage one of the highest-profile transitions in American business history hell leave his day job as chairman at Microsoft, the $300 billion company he co-founded 32 years ago, and will move full time into philanthropy. But before he leaves, Gates has a few more high-tech projects to finish. Until this morning, one project almost five years in the making and code-named 'Milan, was top-secret. In a TODAY exclusive, I had a chance to talk with Gates at Microsofts Redmond, Wash., campus about a revolutionary new device Microsoft now calls Surface. http://(MSNBC.com is a Microsoft-NBC Universal joint ...
Use Scroogle not Google
Post Date: 2007-05-29 08:56:28 by A K A Stone
Purpose revealed behind the 2038 expiration date for Google's cookie! On 2004-02-26 Larry Page told Reuters: "On the more exciting front, you can imagine your brain being augmented by Google. For example you think about something and your cell phone could whisper the answer into your ear." At the Search Engine Strategies conference on 2004-03-03, Craig Silverstein said that in the future people will have "search pets": Silverstein sees search pets as being able to find to the correct answer to these tricky interpretive questions. Will searching as we know it be completely replaced by search pets? "We'll still search for facts," he says, "but in ...
A WISP with Vision
Post Date: 2007-03-26 19:22:24 by cwrwinger
A WISP with Vision By Gerry Blackwell John Scrivner, president and CEO of Mt. Vernon Net, a wireless ISP in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, just east of St. Louis, is one of those salt-of-the-earth guys that every industry needs but not every industry is blessed witha visionary, an activist, a tireless organizer and a successful entrepreneur. Besides running his company, a pioneering WISP serving over 3,000 customers in and around Mt. Vernon, a city of about 16,000, Scrivner is also the current president of WISPA, the Wireless ISP Association, an organization he helped form. He is also a long-time critic of and lobbyist on behalf of the industry to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). ...
Adobe Tackles Photo Forgeries
Post Date: 2007-03-09 10:25:54 by A K A Stone
A suite of photo-authentication tools under development by Adobe Systems could make it possible to match a digital photo to the camera that shot it, and to detect some improper manipulation of images, Wired News has learned. Adobe plans to start rolling out the technology in a number of photo-authentication plug-ins for its Photoshop product beginning as early as 2008. The company is working with a leading digital forgery specialist at Dartmouth College, who met with the Associated Press last month. Click here for a gallery of famous fake photos. The push follows a media scandal over a doctored war photograph published by Reuters last year. The news agency has since announced that ...
FinalBurner Free v220.127.116.11
Post Date: 2007-02-18 23:18:51 by A K A Stone
FinalBurner is a freeware alternative to expensive CD and DVD burners. This application enables you to create data, audio, DVD disks and burn them onto any type of media, such as CD R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD DL. You can also create an ISO image of a disk. FinalBurner combines all the elements of a professional CD recorder, delivered with a convenient user interface that pleases the eye. Click for Full Text!
Poster Comment:Go to the site for the download. Just found it and it works great.
Spammer Slammer Targets Politics
Post Date: 2006-12-14 11:16:04 by A K A Stone
The brains behind a doomed antispam service are turning their technology into an online swarming tool for activists, hoping to subject politicians and government agencies to the kind of mass pressure Blue Frog once inflicted on spammers. With its Blue Frog software, Israel-based Blue Security made it easy for spam victims to automatically send opt-out requests to advertised websites, either in e-mail or through online order forms on the sites being promoted. In practice, that meant that some sites were deluged with thousands of such messages simultaneously, prompting critics to charge that the service was little more than a vigilante denial-of-service tool. Controversial or not, the ...
Why You Don't Need Vista Now
Post Date: 2006-12-13 09:35:39 by A K A Stone
Windows Vista will have a major impact on the personal computing experience of millions of users worldwide during the coming years, but that doesn't mean Microsoft's latest operating system is a killer product, nor something you necessarily need or want. Wired News recently obtained a copy of the final RTM, or Release to Manufacturing, build of Windows Vista Ultimate from Microsoft. This edition of the operating system is the most powerful and advanced of the four editions Microsoft will make widely available Jan. 30, 2007. Other editions of Windows Vista are made for home users (Windows Vista Home Basic, $200, $100 upgrade), users who want a better entertainment experience ...
RSS Delivers Web's Best Deals
Post Date: 2006-12-11 21:19:46 by A K A Stone
The holiday season is in full swing, and more and more people are using the web as a giant shopping mall. Thankfully, the proliferation of Web 2.0 technologies is giving birth to a new breed of shopping site that can help navigate this crowded marketplace. Sites like Offertrax, StyleFeeder and Mpire don't sell anything at all. Rather, they improve purchasing intelligence by keeping an eye out for bargains and sending electronic alerts when it's time to swoop in for the kill. Instead of wasting time browsing the virtual aisles at dozens of sites, just tell Offertrax what you're shopping for. The site aggregates price-change notifications and special offers from various online ...
Azureus' HD Vids Trump YouTube
Post Date: 2006-12-04 06:53:10 by A K A Stone
The file sharing company Azureus on Monday launched a new distribution platform for downloading high-quality video, which the company hopes will become the next YouTube -- but for high definition, DVD-quality video on the internet. Available at Zudeo, users can upload, download and comment on videos in a manner similar to other video sharing sites like YouTube, Metacafe and Revver. But instead of the low-resolution video offered by competing services, the Azureus system promises internet video at better than DVD quality, thanks to BitTorrent's ability to distribute huge video files speedily. "Try watching a YouTube video in full-screen mode," says Azureus CEO Gilles ...
Kevin Mitnick's Security Advice
Post Date: 2006-11-16 07:53:41 by A K A Stone
Editor's note: Ex-hacker Kevin Mitnick came by his security expertise the hard way. In the 1990s, his electronic penetration of some of the biggest companies in the world made him a notorious tech boogieman, and ultimately landed him five years in prison. Now free and clear, Mitnick has reinvented himself as a computer security consultant and writer. He travels the world teaching organizations how to secure their information in a world of corporate spies and younger versions of himself. He took a break from his jet-setting to share some practical security tips. Clip them and stick them on your parents' refrigerator or your IT administrator's white board. --- Protecting yourself is very ...
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