Tom Olzak

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The Kinect Hack Compendium

In Hacking, Hardware, Microsoft on March 6, 2011 at 20:16

See The Kinect Hack Compendium! – Yahoo! News.  Maybe this is a reason for Microsoft to try some approach to open-source for these products.  The base technology seems capable of so much more…

Netbook Security Concerns Lack Substance

In Business Continuity, Data Security, Netbooks, Risk Management, Sandboxie on March 30, 2009 at 12:46

Internet users are tearing down old walls which constrained Web use.  No longer are they satisfied with waiting until they get home or to the office before checking email, buying movie tickets, or burying themselves in their favorite social network.  In large part, the iPhone and the iPod Touch provided the catalyst for this demolition work which is altering forever the way we communicate. 

Taking of advantage of new building opportunities is the netbook, an alternative to dealing with the limitations of handheld devices.  However, there are rumblings about inherent security issues in these crossovers between laptops and iPhone-like devices.  These rumblings are a lot of smoke without any real threat of fire.

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