Archive for the 'IT' Category

Australia planning to block 10,000 websites

• November, 2008

Australia planning to block 10,000 websites By Bonnie Malkin in Sydney Last Updated: 5:17AM GMT 14 Nov 2008 Australia is preparing to block public access to 10,000 websites deemed to carry “unwanted content”. The websites will be blocked as part of a government-sponsored trial of its filter technology that will start before Christmas and last six weeks. The government has already identified 1300 websites that it wants to black list as part of the clean feeds scheme. Communications Minister Stephen Conroy said the sites mostly

The AirJelly -fish/bird/bionic/thing <<VideoLink>>

• November, 2008

The AirJelly -fish/bird/bionic/thing <<VideoLink>> <<Editors notE>> Here’s a link to a movieclip and some German explanation about some bionic flying Jellyfish … thing. At least it had me going for a while. Don’t ask me any details, I’m not really into German, but from what I could understand it went something like: “Air… Helium… Little batteries… Fun… Transmitter… Cool… Arty… Commerce… Factory… Still cool… Eventhough… Well, what the hell, I’ll post it and they’ll figure it out…” So… Follow this link below! AirJelly

Passports will be needed to buy mobile phones – UK

• October, 2008

October 19, 2008 by David Leppard Everyone who buys a mobile telephone will be forced to register their identity on a national database under government plans to extend massively the powers of state surveillance. Phone buyers would have to present a passport or other official form of identification at the point of purchase. Privacy campaigners fear it marks the latest government move to create a surveillance society. A compulsory national register for the owners of all 72m mobile phones in Britain would be part of

Holographic television to become reality

• October, 2008

October 7, 2008 By Mike Steere For CNN LONDON, England (CNN) — Picture this: you’re sat down for the Football World Cup final, or a long-awaited sequel to the “Sex and the City” movie and you’re watching all the action unfold in 3-D on your coffee table. It sounds a lot like a wacky dream, but don’t be surprised if within our lifetime you find yourself discarding your plasma and LCD sets in exchange for a holographic 3-D television that can put Cristiano Ronaldo in

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) <<Update>>

• September, 2008

The largest particle accelerator in the world, the LHC of the European Center for Physics has had his first “test run” last week and since I promised to put online some more pictures about the whole CERN – complex, I will give u this gallery of pictures below. Enjoy the beauty of it: <<editors note>> Click the images to see them individually, click again to watch them in full glory <<editors note>> Unfortunately we didn’t have any “black hole” pictures ;) sources:: LHC – Official

Bluetooth is watching: secret study gives Bath a flavour of Big Brother

• July, 2008

Tens of thousands of Britons are being covertly tracked without their consent in a technology experiment which has installed scanners at secret locations in offices, campuses, streets and pubs to pinpoint people’s whereabouts. The scanners, the first 10 of which were installed in Bath three years ago, are capturing Bluetooth radio signals transmitted from devices such as mobile phones, laptops and digital cameras, and using the data to follow unwitting targets without their permission. The data is being used in a project called Cityware to

The Pirate Bay Wants to Encrypt the Entire Internet

• July, 2008

The team behind the popular torrent site The Pirate Bay has started to work on a new encryption technology that could potentially protect all Internet traffic from prying eyes. The project, which is still in its initial stages, goes by the name “Transparent end-to-end encryption for the Internets,” or IPETEE for short. It tackles encryption not on the application level, but on the network level, the aim being that all data exchanged on your PC would be encrypted, regardless of its nature — be it