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Author Topic: Stephens Weekly Tech News: Feb 14, 2010  (Read 4815 times)

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Stephens Weekly Tech News: Feb 14, 2010
« on: February 14, 2010, 01:04:35 PM »
Seeing as Ehtyar is taking a sabbatical from providing you with your Weekly Tech News, I will be providing you with some interesting stories and news topics until he can return.  :D



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Microsoft plans antipiracy update for Windows 7

Microsoft said on Thursday that it is planning an update to Windows 7 that will close a number of loopholes that counterfeiters had used to thwart the operating system's built-in antipiracy measures.

The Windows Activation Technologies Update for Windows 7, which will be released later this month, closes more than 70 "activation hacks," according to Joe Williams, general manager of Microsoft's Genuine Windows unit, responsible for anti-counterfeiting measures. The update will also...Read More...

Microsoft and Apple sued for patent infringement

Apple and Microsoft are being sued for patent infringement, according to a report on AppleInsider on Thursday.

The patent in question, entitled "Apparatus, method and a computer readable medium for generating media packets," was awarded to Emblaze, who filed for the patent in 2002.

The patent describes...Read More...


Google Buzz leaves privacy concerns ringing in ears

What’s that really annoying humming sound bothering your lugholes? Oh yes, Google Buzz. Bah.

And so it has come to pass - Mountain View’s sinister personal data grab has finally crept into the most sacred of all online communication tools. Gmail now has the ability to do social networking.

Google wants to out-Facebook Facebook, out-Twitter Twitter and out-Internet Explorer Internet Explorer and so and so and so, infinitum. But the...Read More...

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Opera beta burns Chrome for top spot

Opera unleashed a beta version of its browser this morning, and 10.5 claims the lead over Google Chrome and Apple's Safari in the Javascript stakes. The speed improvement is down to a new Carakan ECMAScript engine.

The Rolls Royce of browsers has long been...Read More...

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Why every tech firm needs a tyrant at the top

Now the iPad hype/excitement [delete as applicable] has calmed down, it's a good time to look at Microsoft.

It's been pushing tablets for nearly a decade. What went wrong? How could a company with so many brilliant people be upstaged yet again?...Read More...

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7 of the best anti-virus apps for Linux

Pretty much every Linux user thinks they're immune to viruses, but they're wrong. Recently, malware was found hidden inside an innocuous looking Gnome theme from a reputable site.

Users who installed the theme also got...Read More


Toshiba outs new super-charged battery tech

Toshiba revealed a number of battery innovations at its press conference in London this week, with both SCiB and methanol fuel cell chargers getting their first airing in the UK.

First up was the company's fuel cell charger. Looking a bit like a DAB radio, the charger is...Read More...


Chip and PIN is broken, say researchers

Chip-and-PIN readers can be tricked into accepting transactions without a valid personal identification number, opening the door to fraud, researchers have found.

Researchers at Cambridge University have found a fundamental flaw in the EMV — Europay, MasterCard, Visa — protocol that underlies chip-and-PIN validation for debit and credit cards.

As a consequence...Read More...


Tailoring networking to the cloud

Ten-gigabit Ethernet network switch vendor Arista Networks has been something of an industry poster child since its inception five years ago. It took its time producing its first products, but is now expanding into the UK...Read More...


IBM announces 14 petabyte NAS array

IBM this week announced a network-attached storage array, aimed at medium and large enterprises, that is capable of scaling to more than 14 petabytes under a single name space.

The Scale Out Network Attached Storage (Sonas), announced on Tuesday, is a rack-sized array based on the company's General Parallel File System (GPFS), originally developed for supercomputers. While GPFS has been available for about 10 years, this is the first time it has...Read More...





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Well, Thats it for this week, hope you all enjoyed this week top news stories!

-Stephen
« Last Edit: February 14, 2010, 01:09:01 PM by mouser »

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Re: Stephens Weekly Tech News: Feb 14, 2010
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2010, 01:05:53 PM »
excellent! thanks for stepping in Stephen!  :up:

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Re: Stephens Weekly Tech News: Feb 14, 2010
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2010, 03:26:30 PM »
Thank you very much Stephen!

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Re: Stephens Weekly Tech News: Feb 14, 2010
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2010, 05:50:24 PM »
Love the video  ;D

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Re: Stephens Weekly Tech News: Feb 14, 2010
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2010, 05:59:03 PM »
Love the video  ;D

lmao its awesome aint it  ;D

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Re: Stephens Weekly Tech News: Feb 14, 2010
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2010, 05:54:30 PM »
Thanks a lot for the news!!!

What is this futuristic communication device on the picture?

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Re: Stephens Weekly Tech News: Feb 14, 2010
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2010, 07:45:48 PM »
lol @ the video!

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Re: Stephens Weekly Tech News: Feb 14, 2010
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2010, 10:27:04 PM »
The patent claim is a joke. I'm sure there are more than enough prior art examples to have it thrown out.