Microsoft + Facebook = Trouble for Google

Facebook/GOOG/MSFT

Google Watch on eWeek.com has some very interesting analysis, leaks and rumors of the dancing elephants (MSFT, GOOG, Facebook) entertaining us right now. Sounds like Microsoft is making the right move for once in the advertising market and GOOG looks threatened?

Link to the article.

Web

IronKey Launches Military-Grade Secure USB Flash Drive

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IronKey is a provider of secure portable computing products and Internet security services, the other day they announced the availability of the IronKey: Enterprise Special Edition. Want to jump right into the good stuff? Then head to the demo.

It’s a secure flash drive designed for use on sensitive government, military and enterprise networks.

The IronKey: Enterprise Special Edition features include:

  • Hardware-Encrypted USB Flash Drive: there is no need to install additional hardware, software or drivers.
  • No Administrator Privileges Needed: does not require Administrator privileges on Windows XP or Vista.
  • Designed for Enterprise Networks: performs dynamic drive letter mapping for use in enterprise environments with network-mapped drives.
  • Tamper-Resistant and Waterproof: cannot be physically tampered with or disassembled by a determined hacker. Has also tested, passed, and exceeded military waterproof standards (MIL-STD-810F).
  • Easy to Inventory: Each UFD has a unique serial number, making it easy for IT managers to inventory the devices.
  • Rugged and Durable: Not plastic!  Has rugged metal casing  and is filled solid with epoxy, making it both tamperproof and waterproof.
Gadgets / Devices

Retro Video Games – Remember These?

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I’m not to proud to admit that video games are a large part of my life.  Almost acting as a surrogate parent for me as I grew up in different countries and US states up till now.  I have fond memories of playing “Sneakers“, “Burgertime” and “Wizardry” on our “Japple” (an apple clone we bought when living in Japan).  Also My brother, sister and I tore up our Atari 2600 with “Pitfall“, “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” and “Missile Command“.

So, I came across this great review of the “Game On” exhibit in London, that traces the history of video gaming through arcade machines, consoles, and computer games.  If this exhibit ever makes it to the west coast, I’m there with bells on, man!

Check it out – Game On!

Computers

MIT Hackers And Master Chief

Halo 3 prank Clicky

MIT pranks Harvard in honor of Halo 3’s release today.

From MIT’s online newsletter:

In recognition of the release of Halo 3, a highly anticipated video game by Microsoft and Bungie, MIT hackers adorned the John P. Harvard statue, in Harvard Yard, with a Spartan helmet. The back of the helmet, which is worn by the protagonist of the game, Master Chief, was labeled with “Master Chief in Training.” The statue was decorated with an assault rifle (bullet count of 2E), as well as a Beaver emblem on the right shoulder.

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Just geeky

Geeknews, Hot Off The Presses: 9/25/07

News

Unholy trinity of flaws put Google users at risk
The Register
If you use Google to send email, organize photos or help administer your website, doomwatchers have cataloged three new ways to steal your data and compromise the security of your users.

Armani to launch mobile phone with Samsung
MSNBC
Device will be the size of a credit card and 10.5 millimeters thick.Italian designer Giorgio Armani has joined forces with Samsung Electronics to design a television and a mobile phone, along with other consumer electronics, the companies said on Sunday.

China’s own high-speed train due by year-end
Terra Daily
China’s first domestically developed high-speed train, capable of reaching 300 kilometres (190 miles) per hour, will roll off production lines by the end of the year, state media reported Monday.

Firefox Update Addresses QuickTime-triggered Vulnerability
Beta News
The Mozilla org released an update that addresses a vulnerability involving Apple’s QuickTime plug-in that appears to have been a very old, very open hole.

Amazon rolls out widgets for associates
Amazon’ Affiliate Blog
These new widgets are small, visually dynamic, easily configurable widgets and allow you to feature products from Amazon on blogs, websites and social networking pages.

Unreal Tournament III: Collector’s Edition with Bonus!
GameStop
The Collectors Edition will release about 1 week after the general release of UT3 and will contain the Collectors Tin box, Art Book, Bonus DVD with extras.

CrazyPC Hover Mouse, 100% frictionless mouse
Crazy PC
This is the world’s first 100% friction-less mouse. Utilizing advanced, patent-pending electromagnetic hovering technology, the Hover Mouse floats one centimeter above the mousing surface at all times.

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