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Stephen's Weekly Tech News - Edition 7
« on: March 28, 2010, 04:47 PM »
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Hey guys, hope you enjoy your weekly dose of Tech News!


Mystery mix-up sends Web traffic to China

Workers at Internet network operation centers around the world are trying to figure out why traffic to sites such as YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook was redirected to servers in China this week, giving Web surfers around the globe a glimpse of what Chinese Internet users see when they try to access those blocked sites.

On Wednesday, someone at Chile's Domain Name System (DNS) registry, the Internet Protocol (IP) address lookup system, said...Read More...

British Times papers to charge for Web content

It appears the day when we we'll be paying to read general interest news stories on the Web is coming sooner rather than later--perhaps as early as June for readers of the U.K.-based Times publications.

News International, the British division of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., announced on Friday that two of its newspapers, The Times and The Sunday Times of London, are set to...Read More...

MSI tells 97,000 customers to 'Read The F***ing Manual' - Support reps live the dream

Late last week, global hardware manufacturer MSI informed the over 97,000 people registered with its support forums that its reps were "fed up" with repeating information easily found in user manuals. The company even went so far as to say that it had installed an "RTFM" chip on its...Read More...

Steve Jobs spotted not hating Eric Schmidt - Meets ex for coffee

The on-again, off-again relationship of Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt may be back on again.

According to a Friday afternoon post on Gizmodo, the Apple and Google CEOs were spotted at a Palo Alto, California coffee shop - out front on the sidewalk, mind you - chatting over coffee. The site's tipster even snapped photos, it would...Read More...

Sneaking Into the Transport Layer With a Fake ID

The most powerful deterrent against the use of man-in-the-middle attacks against SSL/TLS-encrypted connections may be how much easier it may be to simply attack from the endpoint. Certainly "man-in-the-middle" sounds more sophisticated, and as a pair of well-known academic researchers are preparing to report, the phrase has actually become a "starburst" marketing point for the sale of digital surveillance equipment to government agencies. However, perhaps the most serious defect in the SSL system lies in the ability of government agencies to acquire false intermediate certificates...Read More...

French Hacker Played Guessing Game to Access Twitter Accounts

After months of investigation by police and the FBI, a French hacker accused of breaking into the Twitter accounts of President Barack Obama and singer Britney Spears was arrested earlier this week. Francois Cousteix, a 25-year-old unemployed man from central France who is known online as "Hacker Croll," is also accused of breaking into Twitter administrators' accounts and copying confidential data...Read More

Google Hatches Plot to Break Into TV

Google, Intel and Sony have teamed up to develop a platform called "Google TV" that will bring about a new way to surf the Internet via televisions, according to The New York Times. Logitech, which makes remote controls and computer devices, will reportedly develop peripherals for the platform...Read More...

T-Mobile Takes a Baby Step Toward 4G

T-Mobile on Wednesday said that it would offer the United States' fastest 3G wireless network by upgrading its existing 3G service to High-Speed Packet Access Plus 3.5G technology. By the end of the year, T-Mobile expects to have HSPA+ deployed in more than 100 metropolitan areas reaching 185 million people...Read More...

IE Finally Becomes a Contender in the Fight for Performance Supremacy

How long ago would you have thought it absolutely impossible for the slowest Windows Web browser currently under development to be coming ... from Mozilla? Granted, the Internet Explorer 9 Tech Preview isn't a real browser. The number two reason users cite for switching from Internet Explorer ... will be wiped off the map...Read More...

US Must Scramble to Keep Nanotech Lead

The U.S. is the world leader in nanotechnology research, but it may lose that position if it doesn't step up its efforts. That's according to a report issued Thursday by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. The panel of 21 experts recommended better coordination of research efforts and a more concerted effort to get important findings into the commercial marketplace...Read More...

Video of The Week

Info About Turing Machine:

The point of a Turing machine for those that don't understand, is the concept that, a very simple and limited set of operations can do any computation that is computable. It is the basics for all computers that we use today. The idea was first presented in the late 1930's and this is the first example of a machine that works much like the original example. In short, it's a math thing.

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