Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Delayed GPLv3 draft to debut Wednesday ... PayPal asks e-mail services to block messages
News: Delayed GPLv3 third draft to debut Wednesday
News: PayPal asking e-mail services to block messages
News: Yahoo launches mobile ad network
News: Static starts to clear on mobile TV
Tip: Create a security awareness program in three steps
Podcast: Early Vista sales outpace XP ... Samsung plans larger solid-state drives ... ICANN to vote on .xxx domains
ITwhirled: Mathematicians claim to solve problem nobody can explain
Delayed GPLv3 third draft to debut Wednesday
Months later than had been expected, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) intends to release the third draft of its GNU general public license version 3 (GPLv3) on Wednesday. The organization now also plans a final "last-call" draft following feedback on the third draft.
PayPal asking e-mail services to block messages
PayPal, the Internet-based money transfer system owned by eBay Inc., is trying to persuade e-mail providers to block messages that lack digital signatures, which are aimed at cutting down on phishing scams, a company attorney said Tuesday.
Yahoo launches mobile ad network
Yahoo Inc. launched new services on Tuesday to help publishers put their content on mobile phones and take advantage of an emerging medium for advertising.
Static starts to clear on mobile TV
As a mobile TV service from one major U.S. carrier gets rolling, vendors at the CTIA Wireless show this week in Orlando, Florida, will be highlighting video as a key emerging technology to make the mobile experience -- and service providers -- richer.
Samsung to ship higher capacity solid state disk drive
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. plans to begin shipping a solid-state disk drive in the second quarter that will have double the capacity of its current highest-capacity drive, it said Tuesday.
Optimus keyboard faces another delay
The much-talked-about Optimus Maximus keyboard project is facing another problem. The manufacturer of the OLED displays that are intended to be fitted inside each key is having "serious financial troubles and is not able to deliver displays at all," designer Artemy Lebedev wrote on the Optimus project's blog. But the keyboard should still be available this year.
Cisco adds 3G to branch router
3G (third-generation) wireless will grow up at the CTIA Wireless show in Orlando this week, finding its place in Cisco Systems Inc. business routers.
Adobe overhauls suite for design professionals
Adobe Systems Inc. on Tuesday said it had completely revamped its tools suite for high-end graphics and Web designers by combining, for the first time, products from the former Macromedia and its own portfolio.
Code posted for IE attack
New software has been published on the Internet that could be used to exploit a recently patched flaw in Internet Explorer.
Microsoft: Vista intro outsold XP
Sales of Vista during the first month that the newest Windows operating system was available to consumers were more than double the sales that Windows XP racked up in twice the time, Microsoft Corp. said.
Create a security awareness program in three steps
By Brent Huston, MicroSolved, Inc.
Security awareness programs may seem like they should be easy to implement, but in reality, they require skills that most security teams don't regularly practice. To help you on your way towards a brighter security future, we've identified three steps required to create an effective awareness program.
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Early Vista sales outpace XP ... Samsung plans larger solid-state drives ... ICANN to vote on .xxx domains
Mathematicians claim to solve problem nobody can explain
A group of mathematicians have mapped an incredibly complex theoretical object called the "Lie group E8." The solution is so complex that if hand-written it would cover the island of Manhattan, and the project leader admits that "to say what precisely [the problem] is something even many mathematicians can't understand." Now, we're not saying that this is some colossal put-on, but if we were to try to pull a hoax like this, this is how we'd do it.
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