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An Important Message From Sony’s Chief Information Security Officer . . . . Oops!

Posted: October 12th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Gaming, Hack!, M.Aaron Silverman, Sony, Sony-Hack, Standout, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on An Important Message From Sony’s Chief Information Security Officer . . . . Oops!

Right about now, Sony has got to be wondering what the __ they did . . .

In another round of hack attempts, Sony has been forced to shut down almost 100,000 user accounts. The company said last night that it had shut down approximately 93,000 accounts on its online gaming and entertainment networks after detecting a mass, attempted sign-in by a third party using stolen IDs and passwords. Read the full article »»»»


Cult of: AppleTV version 0.0.9 beta

Posted: September 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Apple, Google, Hardware, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Cult of: AppleTV version 0.0.9 beta

CULT OF APPLEThe Apple rumour mill is at it again!  This latest rumor may seems like a rerun, but this one has been updated. The latest iteration of the longstanding rumor is that Apple will get in to the business of selling TVs by building a digital TV based on iOS. That’s according to multiple Silicon Valley sources cited by Venture Beat. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster told Venture Beat that he predicted Apple would produce a TV set by the end of 2012 or early 2013.

Technoid has trumpeting the possibility of an Apple-made TV set since March this year “Not happy with the Apple TV set top box, Apple is launching into the Television market, the first true Smart TV’s are about to roll of the production line. Apples ethos has always been to ADD gadgets to our lives, the Apple iTV  Read more: www.highpants.com

Just a thought: Wouldn’t Apple Inc be better off making a 40 inch iMac, all the technology we’re raving about below, loaded into a pc with the biggest IPS monitor money can buy, ease of use, integration. Surely a new Cinema sized iMac makes more sense?

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RMIT’s Piezoelectric Keyboard Powered Laptops

Posted: June 27th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, M.Aaron Silverman | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on RMIT’s Piezoelectric Keyboard Powered Laptops

According to results of new research by Australian scientists from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology – RMIT – self-powered electronics have come one step closer to reality. RMIT researchers have successfully measured a piezoelectric film’s capacity for turning mechanical pressure into electricity. It may sound like an idea from the realm of science fiction, the discovery could eventually allow laptops to be powered through their typing.

“The concept of energy harvesting using piezoelectric nanomaterials has been demonstrated but the realisation of these structures can be complex and they are poorly suited to mass fabrication” said RMIT’s Dr. Bhaskaran. Read the full article »»»»


Happy 100th Birthday Big Blue

Posted: June 16th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, IBM, M.Aaron Silverman, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Happy 100th Birthday Big Blue

16 June 2011, IBM is 100 Years Old today – IBM’s Official Centennial Essay

International Business Machines, IBM “Big Blue”, Armonk, New York, Has hit the big 100. Big Blue is one of the few information technology companies with a continuous history dating back to the 19th century.

IBM manufactures and sells computer hardware and software – with a focus on the latter – and offers infrastructure services, hosting services, and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.

IBM has been well known through most of its recent history as one of the world’s largest computer companies and systems integrators. With over 388,000 employees worldwide, IBM is one of the largest and most profitable information technology employers in the world.

IBM holds more patents than any other U.S. based technology company and has eight research laboratories worldwide. The company has scientists, engineers, consultants, and sales professionals in over 170 countries. IBM employees have earned Five Nobel Prizes, four Turing Awards, five National Medals of Technology, and five National Medals of Science :: Read the full article »»»»


Lockheed Martin Hack

Posted: May 29th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Hack!, M.Aaron Silverman, Naked Truth | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Lockheed Martin Hack

US defence contractor Lockheed Martin confirmed that it had detected “a significant and tenacious” attack on its information systems network. The world’s largest aerospace and weapons conglomeration  has been hit by an unspecified hack attack.  Lockheed Martin said its information security team detected the attack almost immediately and took what is described as “aggressive actions” to protect it’s systems.

“As a result of the swift and deliberate actions taken to protect the network and increase IT security, our systems remain secure. no customer, program or employee personal data has been compromised.” said Jennifer Whitlow, from Lockheed Martin. Read the full article »»»»