Science & Technology

Thursday, 25 June 2009

How to securely manage all your passwords

2009-06-25 WE WOULD store complex passwords for all the Web sites we use in our brains.Many of us imperfect humans can't manage this.In my quest, I consulted a few security experts and took a look at some of the helpful suggestions from readers. My research...

Thursday, 18 June 2009

New laws under Digital Britain to cut illegal filesharing by 70%

2009-06-18 BRITISH ISPs will be required to cut illegal filesharing on their networks by 70 per cent within a year under new powers set to be given to the communications regulator Ofcom, the Digital Britain report, published on Tuesday, said.The government...

Digital terror: China is unprepared to act

2009-06-18 CYBER technology has fast evolved into a weapon with lethal potential, so much so major nations are pumping billions of dollars into upgrading defence systems to make them digital fortresses.But while the United States has put the danger of cyber...

Malware 'market', threat to sensitive govt networks

2009-06-18 MORE must be done to combat the unscrupulous trade in malicious software, which threatens sensitive government networks and personal data, the head of the US National Cybersecurity Centre warned on Tuesday.In his first interview since taking up the...

Enable protocol to prevent snoopers, users tell Google

2009-06-18 A GROUP of 38 computer scientists, law professors and security experts is urging Google to do more to protect Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Docs from snooping.Specifically, the group is asking Google to use a standard encryption technology,...

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Parents still crucial vs online risks

2009-06-04 PARENTAL guidance is still the best form of protection for kids against online risks, according to software security firm executive.Parents remain the crucial element in protecting children against the dangers of the Internet, said Symantec Asia...

Adobe launches BrowserLab

2009-06-04 ADOBE Wednesday unveiled Adobe BrowserLab, a fully hosted online service that lets professional Web designers preview how their sites will look in various Web browsers on the Mac and Windows platforms. The service uses virtualisation technology to...

Taiwan's Android netbooks pose a challenge to rivals

2009-06-04 ACER Inc, the world's No 3 PC brand, plans to sell netbook PCs that run on Google's Android operating system, posing a potential threat to Microsoft's Windows.Acer was the first PC vendor to officially announce that it was making Android PCs, weeks...

Microsoft Bing now serving

2009-06-04 MICROSOFT Corp is inventing a new malady for which its new Web search site, Bing, is the only cure.That's the premise of the US$100 million ($145m), four-month advertising campaign Microsoft hopes will turn Bing into a verb and give the software...

Yankees more on social networking

2009-06-04 SPENDING more time on social networks and blogs? You are not alone, with the latest figures showing the number of minutes spent on social networking sites in the United States has almost doubled over the past year.Nielsen Online, which measures web...

Thursday, 28 May 2009

E-readers vs newspapers?

2009-05-28 PUBLISHING executives are watching developments carefully as sales of ebooks are growing fast, albeit from a small base. "I do not think we are approaching a tipping point quite yet," says Gail Rebuck, the chairman and chief executive of...

New Zune player from Microsoft

2009-05-28 MICROSOFT has announced plans to launch a new version of the Zune media player, its competitor to Apple's ubiquitous iPod but only to customers in the United States.The Zune HD, which will go on sale in the US next month, is the latest addition to...

Using mobile phone to fight credit card fraud

2009-05-28 BANKS are increasingly blocking credit card transactions in certain high-risk countries due to increasing credit card fraud.Ericsson's IPX Country Lookup service uses a person's mobile phone to provide a confirmation that a person is actually in the...

Beware of phishers

2009-05-28 FACEBOOK is no longer alone in its troubles. Twitter is also becoming a target of phishers. The last few days have seen a slew of Twitter phishing attacks, possibly orchestrated in a chess-like multi-move plan that resulted in three sets of victims...

Intel assembled lower price netbook has cornered about 20% of market

2009-05-28 CANNIBALISATION of laptop computer sales by lower-priced netbooks is currently about 20 per cent, "less than speculation," Intel's European sales chief told Reuters on the fringes of a company event.Christian Morales said netbook sales...

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Palm launches its new Smartphone on June 6

2009-05-21 THE hand-held device maker, Palm Inc said Tuesday that it would begin selling its long-awaited smartphone, the Palm Pre, in the United States on June 6.The Sprint Nextel Corporation, the telecommunications company, will be Pres exclusive carrier at...

New search engine from Microsoft

2009-05-21 MICROSOFT Corporation is likely to show a new version of its Internet search engine publicly for the first time next week, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter.The software giant has been testing a new version of the...

Sony unveils 3 new DSLRs

2009-05-21 IT WAS not exactly a secret, but Sony officially unveiled Monday three new models designed for first-time DSLR camera buyers, the Alpha DSLR-A230 ($797.50), DSLR-A330 ($942.50), and DSLR-A380 ($1232.60). These kits all include a new 18mm to 55mm...

Eight tips: Let your laptop cool down

2009-05-21 MY LAPTOP is not happy.How do I know? Its fan has been loudly and frequently telling me so all week long. Here are eight tips:Find a hard, flat surface: First things first. Where are you placing your laptop? If it is on a soft surface like your bed...

Internet cheating far worse than in schools, universities

2009-05-21 I WAS intrigued by three stories about cheating in the last couple of days, none of them to do with MPs' expenses. What links them is the malign influence of the Internet. The popular New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, profiled elsewhere in this...

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