Archive for the ‘Geek’ Category
1st video is funny, good poke at iPhone Boys !!!
How do you fit 1,000 words into a 140-character tweet? Short messaging networks like Twitter are packed with countless terse text messages, making images a more attractive way to broadcast complex messages and cut through the clutter. Wired.com shows you seven ways to visualization nirvana.
When federal regulators asked AT&T, Apple and Google to explain what happened when Apple rejected the Google Voice iPhone app, only Google filed parts of its answer in secret. Wired.com tells you why and seeks the answer.[From What's in Google's Secret iPhone App Letter to Feds?]
The San Diego Supercomputer Center has built a high-performance computer with solid-state drives, which the center says could help solve science problems faster than systems with traditional hard drives. The flash drives will provide faster data throughput, which should help the supercomputer analyze data an ‘order of magnitude faster’ than hard drive-based supercomputers, according to Allan Snavely, associate director at SDSC. SDSC intends to use the HPC system — called Dash — to develop new cures for diseases and to understand the development of Earth.
To share that IronKey has released a USB flash drive with self-destruct capability. Specializing in “secure flash drives,” IronKey has launched the S200 aimed at government and enterprise customers, “featuring hardened physical security, the latest Cryptochip technology, active anti-malware and enhanced management capabilities. It’s the ‘first and only USB storage device to achieve FIPS 140-2, Level 3 validation’ and delivers advanced Cryptochip featuring AES-256, tamper-resistance and self-destruction circuitry.
With news of a new open source NX server, dubbed NeatX, that was released by Google and promptly lost in the shuffle of the Chrome OS announcement. “NX technology was developed by NoMachine to handle remote X Window connections and make a graphical desktop display usable over the Internet. By its own admission, Google has been looking at remote desktop technologies for ‘quite a while’ and decided to develop Neatx as existing NX server products are either proprietary or difficult to maintain. ‘The good old X Window system can be used over the network, but it has issues with network latency and bandwidth. Neatx remedies some of these issues,’ Google engineers wrote on the company’s open source blog. NoMachine had released parts of the source code to its NX product under the GPL, but the NX server remained proprietary. [...] Neatx is written in Python, with a few wrapper scripts in Bash and one program written in C ‘for performance reasons. [From Google Releases Open Source NX Server]