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Japan’s F-Bomb Anti-Virus Virus

Posted: January 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Hack!, Software, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Japan’s F-Bomb Anti-Virus Virus

The next generation battlefield is quickly evolving, cyber warfare is that new battleground and Japan is building its defenses. Hacking of government servers is no longer the domain of the lone wolf hacker, instead these are the acts of the governments of the world. The cyber arms race is well underway and those who are unprepared will be left in the dark.

The Japanese government is well aware of this new battle field, and is making preparations. Fujitsu has been put to work developing the cyber defense weapon on behalf of the Japanese Defense Ministry. The development of the Fujitsu virus – F-Virus -began in 2008 with the aim of being able to halt and trace any malicious software that may be attacking Japanese government servers. The F-Virus has so far been tested in a limited offline network, there are legal challenges to overcome before it can be let loose on the world. With an estimated cost of $2.3 million the F-Virus is possibly cheapest weapons development program in history. Read the full article »»»»

A Fist Full of Silicon, Intel’s OEM Engineers To Sample Prison Life

Posted: January 5th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid Computer News, UPDATED! | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A Fist Full of Silicon, Intel’s OEM Engineers To Sample Prison Life

Engineering Samples, these unreleased CPU’s are intended to allow Intel’s partners to perfect the next generation gadgets, they are a rare and treasured beast that are never intended for public sale. Like a classic Clint Eastwood western the double cross is not something that Intel takes lightly, being caught selling Intel’s next generation technology to it’s competitors for Intel is the ultimate betrayal. So as you can imagine when Intel discovered that it had been double crossed by employees of one of it’s OEM business partners in Taiwan it’s wraith was fast and fierce. Working with Taiwan’s Criminal Investigation Bureau – CIB – the four suspects were quickly tracked down and taken into custody in the city of Taoyuan.

The four suspects by all accounts were seemingly intelligent engineers working for one of Intel’s major OEM – Original Equipment Manufactures who turn Intel’s chips into the gadgets we all love – Criminal masterminds they were not though. Selling the chips on EBay in full public view doesn’t display the normal criminal flare required for such an operation. Especially when you consider they sold the chips for an average of $400 each, when AMD would have written a blank cheque to get their hands on the samples which included  Intel’s latest 22nm chips which are due for public release later this year. Read the full article »»»»

LG’s Übertelevision! The Road To CES

Posted: January 3rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on LG’s Übertelevision! The Road To CES

LG, manufacturer of gadgets that we can all afford have embarked on a media campaign with a bang. The build up to CES has that effect on large corporations. With many drool worthy gadgets being prepared for demonstration at the show, anticipation is building. Like a slow running game of Wheel of Fortune LG has been slowly revealing the latest TV technology. IPS monitors were demonstrated in early December, now LG has turned its attention to every one’s favorite window on the world, the TV.

Two new Über TV’s have had the preview treatment along with updates to LG’s Smart technology used in the Cinema TV’s and Smart Remote controls. LG may have caught the rest of the TV market napping at the wheel with their 55 inch OLED TV, a spectacular technology tour de force that will be the first large screen OLED to market.

With amazing color, extreme refresh rates and the looks to match OLED is the next generation TV. LG has yet to announce the official list price but with much simpler manufacturing process – when compared to other OLED technology – this is the OLED that will battle the top end LCD TV’s. Top end LCD TV technology isn’t standing still though, nor is it waiting for OLED’s to dominate. LG has been pushing LCD technology to it’s limits in the process producing the 84 inch Ultra Hi-Definition 3D LCD TV, a television that dwarfs all but the tallest man. With twice the resolution and four times as many pixels this is the leading edge of big screen LCD’s. Read the full article »»»»

The Industrial Revolution in Space: Made In Space

Posted: December 17th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Industrial Revolution in Space: Made In Space

The industrial revolution has changed every aspect of life in the last 200 years, now it is moving on to the final frontier, Space. Made In Space – MIS -, is a recent entrant into the race to manufacture in space and they have recently completed their first series of zero-gravity manufacturing tests. With more than a billion dollars of parts flown into space every year MIS hopes to manufacture up to 30% of those parts in space, directly where they are needed, when they are needed. More than just a good idea this is the start of the industrial revolution of space.

“3D printing and in-space manufacturing will dramatically change the way we look at space exploration, commercialization, and mission design today.” said Aaron Kemmer, CEO and Co-Founder of Made In Space. “The possibilities range from building on-demand parts for human missions to building large space habitats that are optimized for space.” Read the full article »»»»

OnLive! Gaming Without Boundaries

Posted: December 10th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on OnLive! Gaming Without Boundaries

Video games, the largest entertainment industry in the world has a new player on the scene. OnLive gaming is the first completely hardware independent gaming service on the net. This is the first true change to the way we game in decades. OnLive’s plans for world domination were reinforced this week with the announcement of Android and iOS support for the gaming service. Now you can seamless switch from gaming on your tablet to playing on a Mac or PC  without skipping a beat. OnLive is not a game download service, instead it runs all the game on it’s cloud servers and simply sends the picture to the player. Totally removing the need to upgrade and maintain hardware, no software installing or patching. Game-play can also be continued on any device you can log into.

Cloud based gaming is one of the latest uses for the clouds. In one foul swoop OnLive have managed to tare down the walls that have kept the gaming world divided by device. Game compatibility has been the Holy Grail of many tech companies over the last 20 years, most have simply faded away with the dream unfulfilled. OnLive have achieved the Holy Grail by shifting the workload of running game to the cloud server. PC Games can now be played on every platform except the consoles, with-out compromise, full speed high quality gaming anywhere. Read the full article »»»»

USB Monitor: Mimo Magic Touch Deluxe

Posted: December 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Monitor, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on USB Monitor: Mimo Magic Touch Deluxe

As our online lives spread, growing wider with each click, desktop real-estate is at a premium. Helping to alleviate this growing problem are the new crop of USB LCD displays. Mimo, a leader in the field have recently updated their top of the line USB displays with the introduction of two new mini monitors the Mimo Magic Touch and Magic Touch Deluxe. Adding Capacitive Touch Screen to the Mimo’s range of incredibly handy displays. Mimo’s Magic doesn’t just stop at touch screen, being extremely low power the Magic is able to run off USB power only, allowing a single cable to connect the Magic to it’s host computer. The perfect netbook companion or place  to offload all of those social media windows, conversations  or real time displays while still keeping an eye on them.

The Magic’s 10″ LCD Panel adds an extra 1024 x 600 pixels – resolution – to your expanding desktop. Magic’s sleek black shell is less than an inch thick and weighs less than a pound – 2.5cm / 450grams -, when separated from it’s base the Magic resembles a tablet, not an accidental design. With 200cd/m2 brightness and 300:1 contrast ratio the Magic matches up well to any desktop monitor. The only sacrifice made by Mimo was the number of LED’s used in the back-light, key to the low power nature of the Magic. This only effects the brightness of the display, 250-300cd/m2 being the standard range for desktop LCD monitors. Which is to say this little Mimo monitor sips the power while still looking good, offering sharp graphics and clear images for video. Read the full article »»»»

My Robot Nation

Posted: December 2nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Bow Down, News From the web, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Game News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on My Robot Nation

Fellow robot fanatics Rejoice!! A brand new source for the objects of our desires has appeared on the web. My Robot Nation’s website has recently opened for business allowing any citizen of the web to design their own Robot and then at the click of a button have it 3D printed. Designing  your Robot couldn’t be simpler, with the latest 3D WebGL interface the site feels more like a character builder in the latest computer game, this is point and click design at its simplest and best. The full 3D view lets you customize every millimeter of your new Robot. Once your satisfied with your creation hit the make my robot button and relax until your custom robot is delivered to your door. When unwrapping your robot you are required to pronounce, like an over-eager Dr Frankenstein, “It has Arrived”.

Built a top the latest web technology – WebGL and HTML5 – which limits to access Chrome and Firefox users at the moment. For Chrome users the My Robot Nation app can be downloaded from the Chrome Store, giving a slightly smoother and faster feel to the application. Read the full article »»»»