Twittering using MIND CONTROL, Chip speed breakthrough, Conficker eye chart, hacking Macs, keyboard shortcut database, and what to do with a mini-server

May 13, 2009 at 1:27 am | Posted in Tech Talk | Leave a comment

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Tech Top 15 Ways to Extend Your Laptop?s Battery Life:

Computer Hacking Conficker Eye Chart: How it works:

“Many readers have been wondering what the easiest way is to determine whether their computer has been infected with the Conficker worm. Previously I’ve pointed them to this Conficker Eye Chart — and that recommendation still holds — but now I want to respond to further questions about how it works.”

Hack Alert Experts: Malicious program targets Macs:Computer Hackers can turn your Computer into a BOMB!

Mac computers are known for their near-immunity to malicious computer programs that plague PCs.

But that may be changing somewhat, according to computer security researchers. It seems that as sleek Mac computers become more popular, they’re also more sought-after targets for the authors of harmful programs.

California Hackers Weigh In: 8 Big Things to Do with a Mini Server:mini server

Tiny computers are everywhere—our cell phones, handheld gaming devices and set-top boxes, to name a few—so it should be no surprise that Marvell Technology in Santa Clara, Calif., one of the companies that makes the chips that go into such devices, managed to cram an entire home server into the SheevaPlug, a two-inch by four-inch (five- by 10-centimeter) box that plugs into any wall outlet and is almost indistinguishable from an oversize power supply.

United States Major Step Toward Faster Chips Achieved:

A team of scientists and engineers from Stanford, the University of Florida and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is the first to create one of two basic types of semiconductors using an exotic, new, one-atom-thick material called graphene. The findings could help open the door to computer chips that are not only smaller and hold more memory — but are also more adept at uploading large files, downloading movies, and other data- and communication-intensive tasks.

computer user Learn Better Keyboard Shortcuts at ShortcutWorld.com:Shortcut World Graphic

ShortcutWorld is aiming to make a comprehensive repository of lists that will have every keyboard shortcut for any given program. Already they have a pretty good list of programs going. Currently ShortcutWorld offers complete lists on Firefox, Winamp, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Fireworks, XP, Google Chrome, CS4, and Outlook. That’s a pretty good start!

Wisconsin U of Wisconsin – Twitter Telepathy: Researchers Turn Thoughts Into Tweets:

Life-Altering Gadget of the Day: At the University of Wisconsin’s Neural Interfaces lab they’re using BCI2000, brain-computer interface software designed by neural injury specialist Gerwin Schalk, to convert thoughts into tweets”.

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