Tech News Today 73
Recorded: September 13, 2010
Published: September 13, 2010
Tech News Today 73: Stop Friending Robbers
Microsoft takes on the Russkies and fixes Adobe's problems, while gamers get better at being fast.
- Tom Merritt ( )
- Sarah Lane ( )
- Erik Lanigan ( )
- Darren Kitchen
- FCC set to approve use of unlicensed airwaves for whitespace internet, wants 'innovators and entrepreneurs' to exploit them
- Intel announced the Sandy Bridge processors wil ship in high volume starting early 2011 in both laptop and desktop PCs. They'll be called the "2nd generation Intel Core Processors" and feature Turbo mode working dynamically with integrated grpahics cores. It also uses display port as it's monitor connection of choice. Apple update anyone?
- Hewlett-Packard announced Monday that it has agreed to purchase security vendor ArcSight for US$1.5 billion. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year ArcSight sells a series of products for monitoring suspicious activity on corporate networks. HP hopes the service will help their customers to detect threats, understand their impact and take corrective action.
- Microsoft's beginning to party what with the upcoming launch of Windows Phone 7. Friday employees held a 'Windows Phone Pride Parade' complete with zombies, a 'Thriller' Dance, and pallbearers carrying a giant iPhone. According to VP of Communications Frank Shaw it was just a typical ship party where folks get to blow off some steam.
- Nokia is losing one of its top VPs. Anssi Vanjoki, executive vice president and general manager of the Mobile Solutions group and a member of Nokia's Group Executive Board, is resigning, the company said Monday. Vanjoki will continue in his job for another six months before departing.
- Sony has launched a website called YayButtons that explains why buttons, specifically the buttons which are found on the upcoming PlayStation Move controller, make for a better gaming experience. YayButtons includes an image of the PlayStation Move controller. People can click the buttons on the device to see why Sony believes they are necessary in motion gaming. The Kinect is never mentioned by name.
- Microsoft has urged Windows users to block attacks against Adobe Acrobat by deploying a Microsoft enterprise tool.The Enhanced Migration Experience Toolkit (EMET) would stymie attacks targeting Reader and Acrobat. Symantec suggests the people exploiting this vulnerability may be the 'Aurora' group responsible for the attacks on Google late last year.
Kickers and Weird Science
Kevin: First caller has a reminder for us.
"While I agree that it is annoying to have some one on the cell phone while I am admitting them to the ICU. The reason the news tells you to call 911 when you have chest pain is that your chance of having an arrhythmia (bad heart rhythm) that can render you unconscious goes up exponentially while you are having a heart attack. People often don't feel awful especially after treatment when having a heart attack, but I don't want to discourage them from calling 911. Thanks Carol RN Denver Co."
"http://xkcd.com/792/ just made me realize you wouldn't need to hack into anything to get passwords and usernames. Couldn't you create an ap that required a username, password and email address? People would just hand them over to you.
- Edited by: Erik
- Notes: Mediafly publish: 4:10
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