Archive for May, 2010 | Monthly archive page

Social Engineering

This site has quite a few examples of social engineering as well as links to a toolkit that allows you to easily clone sites for use as harvesting mechanisms of information. Prevention of Influence, Deception, Identity Theft and Phishing Through Education.

BackTrack Linux Pentesting suite

This distro is being distributed together with a thumbdrive / wifi USB card in China in order to easily hack into WEP / WPA protected WiFi networks. BackTrack Linux.

Sony’s Flexible OLED

At 80 microns thin, it’s flexible and can be wrapped around a pencil. It’s 432 X 240 resolution and 4.1″ display looks crisp! Sony’s Flexible OLED is Thinner Than a Strand of Hair.

myPhoneDesktop

# Call any telephone number from any application or web browser… # Send complicated url with Map’s location or route to your iPad or iPhone in seconds… # Simplify sending a long SMS to your friend, colleague or a client… # Bring your notes or large amount of text with you in seconds… # Send […]

WikiLeaks founder has his passport confiscated

Showing you how much governments care about free speech, Julian Assange, who moves around every few weeks, has had his passport confiscated for looking worn. They’re not giving him a new one, it seems, which means it’ll be easy to keep close tabs on him. This makes it very difficult for people to give him […]

NATO’s Strategic Concept: Experts’ Report on the New Strategic Concept Released

It’s a good document, showing that NATO is definitely heading in the right direction. However, you can tell that much of the experts are stuck in the mud a bit and that the US is using this document to flex its muscles in Iran’s direction. NATO needs to form a new and clear strategic vision, […]

Measurement of the Instantaneous Velocity of a Brownian Particle achieved

They now know where it is and where it’s going. Einstein said it couldn’t be done. Measurement of the Instantaneous Velocity of a Brownian Particle — Li et al., 10.1126/science.1189403 — Science.

Stand up to child bullying – it’s good for you!

Children who returned hostility with hostility appeared to be the most mature, the researchers found. Boys who stood up to bullies and schoolyard enemies were judged more socially competent by their teachers. Girls who did the same were more popular and more admired by teachers and peers, the researchers found. via Bullying ‘can be good […]

Quantum state teleportation achieved over 16 km

Entangled photons have been able to instantaneously transmit their states over 500 m before, but the Chinese have managed to increase this range massively, allowing them to be used for communicative purposes. Quantum teleportation achieved over 16 km.

Secret to a happy marriage: don’t be happier than your wife

If there is a happiness gap between you and your wife / partner, chances are she’ll break up with you… unless you’re the one more miserable. Want to keep the wife happy? Be miserable | Mail Online.

We are GODS! Man made life!

What they did is email genetic code to a machine, which constructed DNA and implanted that in a virus cell, after removing the old DNA. The synthetic DNA then reproduced and it’s reproductions also carried the synthetic DNA. The reproduction is the ‘life’ bit. They’re calling it Cynthia. Scientists Create First Synthetic Cell – WSJ.com.

WebM is open sourced VP8

Google has opened up VP8 for anyone to use and encode in, as well as giving out the SDK – so now you have a free and open option over H.264 for web video. The WebM Project : tools : VP8 SDK.

YouTube – Stephen Wolfram: Computing a theory of everything

YouTube – Stephen Wolfram: Computing a theory of everything.

Openbook – search facebook status updates

Over everyone in facebook! Openbook – Connect and share whether you want to or not.

ConLibs start to bring the UK back to sanity: outlawing fingerprinting of children at schools

It looks like the UK is starting to be saved allreay! The ConLibs are devoted to things such as personaly privacy and are against mammoth centralised databases (such as the National ID fiasco). The government is looking to increase the safety of your data and keep much less of it. Well done, I hope this […]

Dupont 50″ printed OLED screen

Dupont has managed to print out a 50″ OLED screen, which tests say should be reliable for around 12 years, in 2 minutes time. This should speed up the production and implementation of OLED, as well as make it quite a bit cheaper. Technology Review: New Inks Could Mean Cheaper OLED Screens.

MIT designs plane that uses 70% less fuel

It also reduces NOx emissions. Fly the eco-friendly skies.

Compiz Keyboard Shortcuts in Ubuntu 10.04 | Tombuntu

Some of the following keyboard shortcuts will not work at all if Compiz (visual effects) if turned off. Workspaces Ctrl + Alt + Left/Right/Up/Down arrow – move to the workspace in the given direction Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Left/Right arrow – move the current window to the workspace in the given direction Super […]

Kite tidal energy

England, the home of tidal energy generator projects, has a new one: a Swedish startup has models of a turbine attached to a kite wing and rudder tethered to the ocean floor. ‘Underwater kite’ aims to turn energy tide – CNN.com.

Torrent users tracked easily

French researchers have found it very easy using just a normal pc and internet connection, to track exactly what IPs where seeding and downloading what files. 30% of all bittorrent traffic is generated by only around 100 IP adresses. And if you’re behind Tor, you’re not safe either. Researchers spy on BitTorrent users in real-time […]

Mechwarrior 4 Free Release!

Finally, the long awaited moment has arrived! Studio MekTek, in association with Smith and Tinker, INC., Virtual World Entertainment, LLC, Catalyst Game Labs, and Microsoft Games, is happy to announce the release of Mechwarrior4 Free. Getting started is easy. Just download and install MTX, MekTek’s free content delivery and updating system. Once installed, simply click […]

Spirit untethered jailbreak for ipad, iphone, itouch

It’s an easy thing to use, just make sure you use windows 98 / 95 compatibility mode, just to be sure… Spirit.

 
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