Saturday, July 30, 2011

Microsoft is poking Google

Microsoft's latest Office 365 campaign is punching Gmail Man in the face, for peeking inside your emails to display relative ads. This is true, for the web client. If you access your email from a desktop client, you get rid of all the pesky ads. Google is claiming that algorithms do the dirty job and no human ever sees the contents of your email. Which of course would be ridiculous to think that humans can manage to scan billions of emails every day.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Robotic bird that can actually fly like a bird!

There are lots of robots that can fly, but all fly like a plane or a helicopter. A German industrial and automation company, Festo, deciphered the bird flight and then went and built a robotic bird that can fly like a real bird. They made a presentation at TEDGlobal2011.

Here is the video:

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Winehouse Dies, Spammers Get To Work

It's tragic to see a 27year old woman die, and more tragic to see how inhumane people can be. Symantec posted on their blog that spammers got to work early on, when the news about the death of the singer was still being scares. Taking advantage of the human curiosity. The attack vector used by the spammers was an email containing an attachment, "loosely disguised" as an image, with the subject related to Winehouse's death.

Read the entire post here.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Facebook vs. Google Plus

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Twitter scam alert!

If you got a Direct Message in twitter saying: "Someone said this real bad thing about you in a blog" with a short URL following the message! DON'T CLICK! You'll only get infected/hacked/hijacked... etc ;)

Facebook Scam Alert!

If you see a Wall post about a video on the Oslo bombings, it's a scam and it will infect your computer. Avoid clicking!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Pedestrians will fear less oncoming Toyotas in the future.

Toyota is developing an advanced collision detection for their future cars, that can warn and stop the car on it's own if it detects an imminent collision with a pedestrian.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Android Phone Owners, beware of malware!

Symantec posted an article on their security blog about the ever increasing threat of malware on smartphones, particularly smartphones running the Android OS platform. So android smartphone owners, beware of malware!

Even if a piece of software is coming from an official source, like the Android Market, it doesn't make it safe or secure. Even reputable developers might have a ticking time bomb waiting on their apps.

Make sure to always read the comments and see the ratings on any software you're about to install on your smartphone. Always search the web for even more info about that software. Read all the requested permissions before installing, be suspicious of software requiring an endless list of permissions.

Read more about it here.

Are we loosing the internet?

Found a good speech about internet security threats by Mikko Hypponen, an internet security researcher employed by F-Secure.

Friday, July 15, 2011


Is it ok to be jealous?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A really cool infographic!

State of the Internet 2011
Created by: Online Schools

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Google+ First Thoughts

Got an invite to GooglePlus yesterday and went immediately exploring all the features of the beta. So the current features are the following.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer - Hands On Review

I haven't posted for a while and decided to post my thoughts on my recent purchase of an ASUS Eee Pad Transformer (16GB Wifi only, 470€). I'll explore and extend on this post about the good things and the bad things I found using it for a couple of weeks now.