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May 28, 2010

Rolling Up The eBook


UO: Social Networking in Indonesia

Please join Dr. Riri Fitri Sari, Professor of Computer Engineering and CIO at the University of Indonesia, for an interactive presenation discussing the emerging trends in social networking in Indonesia.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Collaboration Center, 175 McKenzie Hall

Read more here

May 27, 2010

First human ’infected with computer virus’

A British scientist says he is the first man in the world to become infected with a computer virus.

Dr Mark Gasson from the University of Reading contaminated a computer chip which was then inserted into his hand.

The device, which enables him to pass through security doors and activate his mobile phone, is a sophisticated version of ID chips used to tag pets.

May 26, 2010

Google Maps Adds Bike Directions

Google Maps got bike route directions for the United States. According to Google, bike directions was the most requested feature by Google Maps users.

The biking directions include step-by-step instructions, highlighted bike trails and bike lanes, and bike-friendly roads. Routes are optimized to avoid hills, and stick to bicycle-friendly areas when possible.
Dark green lines indicate bike-only trails, light green lines highlight dedicated bike lanes along roadways, and dotted green lines show roads that don’t offer bike lanes.

Google Maps already offers walking, driving and bus directions. Users can plot bike routes and directions on the Google Maps Web site via the More drop-down menu at the top of each map.

May 25, 2010

Pandigital + Barnes&Noble’s = $199 Android eReader

Pandigital is known for manufacturing some of the best digital photo frames. This time around they are offering a very affordable Android powered eReader dubbed the Novel. This device will set you back a mere $199 and ships in June.

The Pandigital Novel is an Android-powered e-reader with Barnes & Noble integration. This is somewhat of a surprise, the Novel is a direct competitor with Barnes & Noble’s own eReader. It has a 7 inch display with Wi-Fi and multimedia capabilities. It looks similar to the iPad but this has a sleek white bezel and features 800×600 resolution.

In 2020 We Can Wear Sony Computers On Our Wrist

Our present need for internet connectivity is so profound that secondary devices like the Nextep Computer are bound to happen. Developed to be worn as a bracelet, this computer concept is constructed out of a flexible OLED touchscreen. (more…)

Samsung shows transparent Display

Samsung mobile Display show a 19 inch transparent AMOLED Display at the SID-2010.Samsung Mobile Display can reach more than 30% transparency. Samsung want to use this product at Notebooks as shown at CES-2010, car windshield glass and for advertising at department stores.

At the CES-2010 SMD shows a 14 inch OLED Notebook. Samsung Mobile Display stuff also told that Samsung want to introduce a 40 inch OLED-Tv in 2011.

May 24, 2010

Wal-Mart cuts price of higher-end iPhone in half, another sign a new model is on the way

WalMart says it’s cutting the price of the most up-to-date iPhone in half. That’s another sign Apple is getting ready to unveil a new model.

Wal-Mart says that starting Tuesday the iPhone 3GS with 16 gigabytes of storage space will cost $97 with a two-year contract with AT&T. It currently costs $197.

Danger in the Internet Cafe? New Computer Security Threat for Wireless Networks: Typhoid Adware

A team of security researchers at the University of Calgary are warning of a potential menace known as Typhoid adware.

According to associate professor John Aycock, Typhoid adware works in a similar fashion to Typhoid Mary, the first identified healthy carrier of typhoid fever who spread the disease to dozens of people in the early 1900s. (more…)

May 21, 2010

INTERFACE 2010 — Southern Oregon Seminar

June 18th
at the Seven Feathers Resort & Casino in Canyonville

With the guidance of an Advisory Council of local IT Executives, and support
of dozens of participating vendors, INTERFACE is Southern Oregon’s Premiere
IT Event.
INTERFACE is dedicated to educating attendees on current innovations and future trends in the areas of:
• Information Security
• Business Continuance (Data Storage & Recovery)
• Enterprise Communications

Educational presentations are the cornerstone of the INTERFACE conference.
The seminars scheduled for this year’s conference include:

• 10 Technology Trends You Can’t Ignore in 2010
• Demystifying the Cloud – Building Infrastructure as a Service (SaaS)
• Current Threats and Countermeasures for 2010
• WAN Optimization:How to Get More Out of Your Bandwidth
• Worst. Security. Ever. Avoid These Mistakes & Become an IT Superhero
• Right Sizing De-Duplication Technology
• Virtual Desktop & Application Delivery Strategies
• Planning Your Defenses Against the Top Security Threats
• Maximizing Storage for Efficiency & Optimization

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