Archive for May, 2005

Nokia Launches Linux Internet Tablet

Thursday 26 May 2005 @ 12:25 am

On May 25, 2005, Nokia launched a new type of mobile device, which it is calling an Internet Tablet, which it said will focus on Internet browsing and e-mail.

Nokia 770

The device, called the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet, is based on Linux and has built-in support for both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It sports an 800 x 480 display and an on-screen keyboard.

“Linux is a logical choice for the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet as Linux and the Open Source development platform provide us with fast and efficient solutions to build products for this new Nokia product category,” Janne Jormalainen, Nokia’s vice president of convergence products, said in a statement.

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Google WebAccelerator Stops Taking New User

Wednesday 25 May 2005 @ 11:45 pm
Google WebAccelerator

Google WebAccelerator has been launched in the beginning of May, and now Google has decided to stop accepting new user for registration of the service.

Thank you for your interest in Google Web Accelerator. We have currently reached our maximum capacity of users and are actively working to increase the number of users we can support.

Hopefully, Google will reopen the registration for new users soon. :)

Google Adsense Got Hijacked

Wednesday 25 May 2005 @ 11:50 am

Last night around 11pm GMT+8, when I was recommending Google Adsense to one of my friends, I searched in Google for its URL. I found that the first link appeared in the search result was not,
instead, was.

Google Adsense

Coincidentally, JenSense blogged about “Google AdSense Site Hijacked” too.

Yes, the first result for “Google AdSense” and “AdSense” goes to, which if you click it, goes straight to the Google AdSense main index page. And if you watch the redirect fast enough, you can see the page sitting pretty with a PR9. The actual Google AdSense main page is a grey bar. The Google cache of the page also shows the Google AdSense index page.

Anyway, this is the first time I see Google program’s URL has been hijacked in its own search results. :D

Go check it out now, I believe this unusual rank won’t last for too long.

Computer Files Held Hostage !!

Wednesday 25 May 2005 @ 11:02 am

You think hacker (or cracker, by right) will just come into your PC and browse around without doing anything bad?

Now you have more to worry as hackers have found a way to lock up the electronic documents (any format of the file) on your computer and then demand a ransom for their return !!

Security researchers at Websense, an internet security company based in San Diego, uncovered the unusual extortion plot when a corporate customer they would not identify fell victim to a virus that encrypted documents, photographs and spreadsheets. An e-mail was later sent demanding $200 for the digital keys to unlock the files.

This security problem has brought FBI’s attention. FBI said the threat was unlike other internet extortion crimes. The virus locked up at least 15 types of data files and left behind a note with instructions to send an e-mail to a particular address to purchase keys for unlocking the data. In an e-mail reply, the hacker demanded that the money should be transferred to an online bank account.

They also said that the hacker’s demand for payment might be his weakness, since bank transactions can be traced easily.

Joe Stewart, a researcher at the security firm Lurhq, said. “You’ve got to send the money somewhere. If it involves some sort of monetary transaction, it’s far easier to trace than an e-mail account.”


AMD Go For Gadgets

Wednesday 25 May 2005 @ 12:07 am

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is going into the consumer electronics market with a new line of Geode chips for gadgets.

The new Geode LX800 is an energy-efficient processor for small computers, set-top boxes, TVs and handhelds, according to Chief Technical Officer Fred Weber. The chip runs at 533MHz and is said to provide the equivalent performance of an 800MHz processor from Via Technologies.

Geode chips only consumes about 0.9 watts and does not require heat sinks or fans !! As a result, it drives down the cost and the weight of the devices. Furthermore, it’s an x86 chip, so all the conventional software produced for desktops will run on it, unlike many CE chips. In other words, almost all the software we are using in our desktop computer is able to run on Geode chip.

Well, this is no doubt another good news from AMD. :)

Harddisk With Only Memory-Chips

Tuesday 24 May 2005 @ 11:39 pm

The conventional harddisks we are using today are using platter to store data, this type of harddisk will consume more power if compared to memory-ship based harddisk.

So, to reduce the power consumption and increase the read/write speed, Samsung is going to launch a flash memory based replacement for conventional hard disk drives. The solid-state disk (SSD) uses NAND memory chips instead of a mechanical recording system, this ensures lower power consumption and high data rates.

The first SSD with parallel Advanced Technology Attachment interface will ship in capacities up to 16GB. Such a device will feature sixteen 8Gb NAND memory chips and will cost approx. $900 with the current market prices of these chips.

One of the big advantages of SSD is its power usage, it requires only 5 percent of the power used by a normal HDD and it weights less than half as much. The SSD can read up to 57MB per second and write up to 32MB per second.


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