Category Archives: Networks

Future looks bright for video ads

Continuing in the online video theme, The Register has a story about video ads: Future looks bright for video ads The article talks about ad-funded online video, and video ads in web pages. Both of these are relevant to me at work.

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Symbian Slingplayer In Private Beta

Saw this on mocoNews.net this morning: Symbian Slingplayer In Private Beta Looks interesting, even with the number of operators making video available on mobile, this allows an individual get the video content that they have available, in their home or office, delivered to their phone. So, while they’re on a train, or waiting in an […]

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SSH updates

The Past: I’m a long-time user of SSH. I presume that I was typical in my initial use of it for secure access to remote servers. But I quickly became familiar with its port-forwarding capabilities, and have often set up intricate webs of connected and nested tunnels, in order to negotiate the problems of multiple […]

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Nokia N95 vs. iPhone

Nokia are saying that the N95 is better than the iPhone, at least in the European market. Just read an article on SiliconRepublic.com: Nokia aim to “rip through the iPhone hype” While I personally would prefer the features in the N95, the screen, interface, and form factor of the iPhone are much better. If Apple […]

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Friday Fun: The Internet Crash of 2007

Saw this on LifeHacker, it’s a fun video from the onion about the Internet crashing: Friday Fun: The Internet Crash of 2007 – Lifehacker

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Flash Lite: Graphics for Mobile Devices

This is an interesting introduction to Flash Lite – including getting data from the network – in the current issue of Dr. Dobbs Journal. Well it’s probably only interesting if, like me, the only thing you already know about Flash Lite, is that some people can make nice looking demos with it 😉 Dr. Dobbs […]

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My voice is my passport

Wow, this is the second movie reference in 2 posts. You may have guessed that I’m interested in security and alternative computer input/output systems. This morning, I saw this post “Voice biometrics: coming to a security system near you.” about banks using voice print technology. Interesting discussion about using voice to combine 2 id methods, […]

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“lsof” command

Just found out about this command today. “lsof” displays information about open files by processes on *nix systems (including network “files” – TCP/UDP). I don’t know how I managed to miss such a useful command over the years. As an example, listing network ports (which I would previously have done with netstat): # lsof +c0 […]

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‘Smart dust’ to explore planets

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | ‘Smart dust’ to explore planets I just noticed this on BBC News. I’ve obviously heard of smart dust but I hadn’t thought of it in the context of interplanetary exploration. Interesting stuff!

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With desktop camera, your face can be your password | CNET News.com

Just noticed this story (via a link from LifeHacker) With desktop camera, your face can be your password | CNET News.com The company produces a 3D desktop camera that can be used for authentication. So instead of entering a password, smartcard or fingerprint, your face can log you into a computer (or open a door). […]

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