They’ve Hacked The Internets

Well, it looks like the MD5 hashing algorithm is falling with a big thud. A research group recently attacked the MD5 algorithm using 200 PlayStation 3 systems and were able to construct a bogus Certificate Authority that looks like a known trusted CA. What does this mean? Well, it could mean lost revenue for online …

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What Is A Bush Robot?

No, it’s not an evil plot to take over the presidency and the White House. It’s also not that singing bush on The Three Amigos. I’m talking about “fractal branching ultra-dexterous robots.” So what the heck is that? A bush robot is a branched hierarchy of articulated limbs, starting from a macroscopically large trunk through …

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Free Your Phone With OpenMoko

Cell phones are for the most part proprietary in their platforms. Sure you can write J2ME applications for them. BlackBerry phones also have an API which you can utilize to write custom applications. It’s the actual operating system though that you really can’t get too. Don’t care? Well, then this review isn’t for you. However, …

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Wireless Storage For Your Digital Camera

Have you ever lost the cable that connects your digital camera to your PC? I have and it sure is annoying. So when I saw this little gem, I thought I’d share it with my readers. Eye-Fi has created a Wireless SD Memory Card that can connect to your Windows or Mac PC through your …

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In The Future Will We Grow Computers?

“Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive. Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.” – Morpheus It’s fun sometimes to think about what the future will be like. For instance in The Matrix, a futuristic movie by Larry and Andy Wachowski, machines and computers have taken over the …

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IM Using Yahoo While Flying

Yahoo has launched instant messaging in the skies! Of course it’s currently only on their BetaBlue plane, the first domestic carrier to offer in-flight WiFi internet access. While on board you can connect via your WiFi enabled laptop or Blackberry device to use your Yahoo Instant Messaging service. What’s next? World of Warcraft anyone? Read …

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Are you at all interested in Oracle products? Would like to find out more about them? Would you like tips, tutorials, sample code and a ton of valuable Oracle-related information? Why not head over and grab yourself a FREE subscription to Oracle Magazine. Of course they reserve to right to refuse free subscriptions based on …

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Feel The Pain! Simulated Bullet Hits In FPS Games Coming

According to PC World Magazine, TN Games, makers of “physical experience hardware,” will release a PC vest accessory on November 21 that simulates the feeling of being hit by real bullets when playing first-person shooter games. The 3rd Space FPS Vest features eight embedded contact points that are said to simulate the direction and force …

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