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PSN back online in Asia

“If you’re stuck without access to the PlayStation Network and you live in Asia I’ve got some good news for you. Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, and Japan will start to see PlayStation Network service restore as early as tomorrow. The Japanese government had originally blocked Sony from bringing their network back online in Japan, […]

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cPanel / Hosting / Linux Server Management / Plugins / Scripting & Coding / Security

CSF Security Upgrade

ConfigServer Firewall : New Version 5.30 Fixed a security bug that can be exploited remotely via log file spoofing resulting in root privilege escalation. Our thanks to Jeff Petersen for reporting this issue All CSF users should upgrade to this release immediately! More details about the CSF Security Upgrade http://www.configserver.com/free/csf/changelog.txt http://www.configserver.com/cp/csf.html Related posts: Remote server […]

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News / WordPress

WordPress Updated to 3.1.3

WordPress 3.1.3 has been released and is a security update for all previous versions. Some of the changes include: Various security hardening Taxonomy query hardening Prevent sniffing out user names of non-authors by using canonical redirects Media security fixes by Richard Lundeen of Microsoft, Jesse Ou of Microsoft, and Microsoft Vulnerability Research. Improves file upload […]

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Google / Google Chrome / Web Design

WebP – Welcome "Weppy"

The latest offering from Google is a new standard for web images. Open source, boasting a 39.8% higher compression rate than JPG and already adopted by Opera and (of course) Chrome, this 7 month old format has been gaining momentum in the online world. Critics have voiced concerns over image quality degradation caused by blurriness […]

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Linux / Operating Systems

Linux Kernel Version 2.8.0: Linus Is Ready

Posted by Michael Larabel on May 23, 2011 In a message to the Linux Kernel Mailing List today regarding the shortened merge window for the Linux 2.6.40 kernel, Linus Torvalds brings up that there’s already been many Linux 2.6 kernel releases and that he could end up tagging this as the Linux Kernel Version 2.8.0. […]

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Science & Tech / Technobabble

Lingodroid Robots Invent Their Own Language

Evan Ackerman writes for the Automation blog: When robots talk to each other, they’re not generally using language as we think of it, with words to communicate both concrete and abstract concepts. Now Australian researchers are teaching a pair of robots to communicate linguistically like humans by inventing new spoken words, a lexicon that the […]

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News

Microsoft Buys Skype for US $8.5 Billion

Microsoft has pipped Google, Facebook & Cisco at the post to buyout Skype for $8.5 billion, the largest acquisition ever by Microsoft. The purchase was announced by chief executive Steve Ballmer earlier in the week saying that “Skype is a phenomenal service that is loved by millions of people around the world… Together we will […]

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Technobabble

Dirty Jobs in IT

Aah, I.T. A white-collar industry (or crew neck on Transformers t-shirt day) but a grim, grim place behind the closed doors of the Reynholm Industries basement out of plain sight. From digging through the digital sewage, techno waste, hardware and fur-ware rodents, dealing with Zombies and Vampires one thing makes me wonder…oh mother, what am […]

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Android / Technobabble

Meet the Flexible Paper Phone

E-ink. The most underrated display technology – there is little it can’t do and much that it can, for weeks from a single charge. Meet the Flexible Paper Phone The latest to come from the Human Media Lab at Canada’s Queen’s University harnesses just the power of that – and has been named aptly, as […]

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Mobile / News / Science & Tech / Tutorials

Tri-Gate Transistor Technology: New Breakthrough from Intel

New Transistors for 22 Nanometer Chips Have an Unprecedented Combination of Power Savings and Performance Gains NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Intel announces a major technical breakthrough and historic innovation in microprocessors: the world’s first 3-D transistors, called Tri-Gate, in a production technology. The transition to 3-D Tri-Gate transistors sustains the pace of technology advancement, fueling Moore’s Law […]

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