Alfred Hermida / BBC:
Microsoft aims for hack-proof 360 — Microsoft plans to make its next generation games console, the Xbox 360, as difficult as possible to hack. — The 360 will have security built directly into the hardware, said Xbox engineer Chris Satchell. — Fans have modified the first Xbox to turn …
Joris Evers / CNET.com:
Mozilla offers temporary fix for Firefox flaw — Responding to the disclosure of a serious Web browser flaw, the Mozilla Foundation offered on Friday a temporary fix to protect Firefox and Mozilla users. — The downloadable fix protects against attacks that take advantage of a new …
Cingular, Sprint give Katrina victims bill breaks — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cingular Wireless, the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier, has said it would give customers in the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina discounts on their cell phone bills, including roaming charges and text messages.
Mac Mini Robot — This is a description of a mobile robot using an Mac Mini and iSight camera for tele-operation. The purpose of this project is to see what it is like to control to robot using the built-in visual and aural sensors before designing an agent to do the same task.
Jenstar / JenSense:
New ad category targeting added to YPN — Yahoo Publisher Network has added a brand new ad category targeting feature for publishers, which should help create tighter ad targeting. … Here is a screenshot (click the screenshot to view full-sized version of the page):
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
VSLive looking for speakers — Wanna speak at a Visual Studio conference? Chris Kinsman says he's looking for ASP.NET talks and that Fawcette Technical Publications has a call for papers. — One thing to be warned on, though, is that Fawcette is well known for not paying speakers on time (if at all).
Discussion: Backup Brain
Doug Young / Reuters:
China Telecom said to block Skype — SHANGHAI, Sept 9 - China Telecom has started blocking access to a popular Internet telephone service that is threatening its long-distance revenue, according to local media reports and Internet postings. — China's largest fixed-line phone carrier …
Scobleizer / Channel 9:
My coworkers impress, letter about Katrina efforts — This is why I love working here. I am taking a risk here by printing this (it was an internal email that I thought would be interesting to print here), but this is an email from Lisa Brummel, director of HR.
Phishing Filter in IE7 — Hi, my name is Tariq Sharif and I am a Program Manager on the IE Security team. One of the threats users face on the web is phishing. Today, I want to tell you about the Phishing Filter in IE7, a new security feature designed to dynamically warn users if they visit a phishing site.
Mathew Honan / playlistmag.com:
Mobile makers: No immediate plans for iTunes integration — With the release of the ROKR from Apple, Cingular, and Motorola, iTunes came to mobile phones, allowing users to easily load music to a phone via the familiar iTunes interface. Consumers may wonder whether, like Bluetooth and cameras …
James S. Granelli / Los Angeles Times:
Wireless Broadband Rises to Challenge Land Lines — Firms set up networks to help rescuers. Some see an opportunity to replace the old system. — As telephone and wireless companies scramble to repair their hurricane-battered networks along the Gulf Coast, some of them are calling up the future.
Narendra Rocherolle / No Soap, Radio!:
Life After Webshots — I may have been in denial, or just busy migrating to a Mac (more on that later!), but I haven't gotten a chance to post about my last day with CNET and Webshots. — After many years, 4 business entities, 5 business locations, and numerous job descriptions …
Discussion: Software Only
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