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Technology is constantly changing and providing the casual user with challenges never dreamed of. Technology in the News is provided in an effort to assist you in getting the most out of your computer, while avoiding some of the pitfalls. Your computer really isn't out to get you. Why not learn to be friends?

      
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facebook.com

by WPMU DEV

October 26, 2010

The big buzz today in internet technology is a new extension for Firefox. It's called Firesheep and it's not as tame as it sounds. It was written to expose HTTP session hijacking vulnerabilities.

breitbart.com

by Wynton Hall

October 8, 2012

In an explosive report set to send shockwaves through official Washington, the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) released a 108-page GAI investigation into the threat of foreign and fraudulent Internet campaign donations in U.S. federal elections.

Breitbart News obtained an advance copy of the bombshell report which reveals that the Obama.com website is not owned by the president's campaign but rather by Obama bundler Robert Roche, a U.S. citizen living in Shanghai, China. Roche is the chairman of a Chinese infomercial company, Acorn International, with ties to state-controlled banks that allow it to "gain revenue through credit card transactions with Chinese banks." There's more...

Wired News

by Xeni Jardin

December 14, 2004

Hollywood movie studios launched new legal action Tuesday against operators of sites that help connect people to movies on three major peer-to-peer file-sharing networks.

In the United States and the United Kingdom, the Motion Picture Association of America, the main lobbying arm of U.S. film studios, filed civil lawsuits against more than 100 operators of BitTorrent "tracker" servers that point to locations where digital files of movies, music and other content can be found.

adsense.blogspot.com

by Yasser Abu-Ghdaib

February 7, 2011

We frequently review our product and feature offerings to ensure they're as effective as possible.

Based on these reviews and on feedback from our non-profit partners, we'll gradually begin retiring public service ads (PSAs) from AdSense sites so that we can focus our efforts on developing new opportunities for these partners.

Smashing Magazine

by Yiannis Konstantakopoulos

January 24, 2012

Web design is a craft that is constantly evolving and yet also sometimes sabotaged.

The moment a design is released, a new version is born. In the beginning, like a baby, it seems vulnerable and weak, but in time it grows up and becomes self-sufficient. Redesigning a website for its own sake doesn't prove anything; quite the contrary, it reveals a lack of effectiveness on the part of the designer.

mobile.smashingmagazine.com

by Yoav Weiss

January 9, 2013

This article analyzes if bandwidth media queries are a realistic option in order to serve image resolutions according to users' network conditions.

From time to time, when a discussion is taking place about ways to implement responsive images, someone comes along and says, "Hey, guys! What we really need is a media query that enables us to send high-resolution images to people on a fast connection and low-resolution images to people on a slow connection." At least early on, a lot of people agreed. At first glance, this makes a lot of sense. High-resolution images have a significant performance cost, because they take longer to download. On a slow network connection, that cost can have a negative impact on the user's experience. Users might prefer low-resolution images if it means that pages will download significantly faster. On the other hand, for users on a high-speed connection, the performance cost of delivering high-resolution images diminishes, and users would probably prefer better-quality images in this case.

A List Apart

by Young Hahn

April 30, 2013

Web maps have come a long way. Improved data, cleaner design, better performance, and more intuitive controls have made web maps a ubiquitous and critical component of many apps.

They've also become one of the mobile space's most successful transplants as more and more apps are powered by location-aware devices. The core web map UI paradigm itself-a continuous, pannable, zoomable surface-has even spread beyond mapping to interfaces everywhere. Despite all this, we've barely begun to work web maps into our design practice. We create icon fonts, responsive grids, CSS frameworks, progressive enhancement strategies, and even new design processes. We tear down old solutions and build new ones, and even take an extra second to share battle stories in prose and in person. Yet nearly five years since Paul Smith's article, "Take Control of Your Maps," web maps are still a blind spot for most designers.

Excite News

by Yuri Kageyama

February 23, 2007

Tiny computer chips used for tracking food, tickets and other items are getting even smaller. Hitachi (HIT), recently showed off radio frequency identification, or RFID, chips that are just 0.002 inches by 0.002 inches and look like bits of powder.

(They're thin enough to be embedded in a piece of paper, company spokesman Masayuki Takeuchi said Thursday. The technology is already widely used to track and identify items, such as monitoring the distribution of food products or guarding against forgery of concert tickets.

naturalnews.com

by Zach C. Miller

July 7, 2013

While the proliferation of wireless devices has made accessing the internet more convenient and less obtrusive (no unsightly cables lying around), studies are now revealing the trade-offs that come with convenience.

More specifically, the dangers that the widespread adoption of wireless technology has created in regards to our health. Simply put, most people underestimate the dangers of wireless technology to our health and well-being. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year One of the most dangerous aspects of wireless is the "always-on" nature of it. The vast majority of people who use wireless routers set them up and never turn them off. This means that they are constantly generating a dangerous electromagnetic energy field 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

webpronews.com

by Zach Walton

August 2, 2012

The Senate had until tomorrow to vote on the Cybersecurity Act of 2012. The amendments that were being proposed suggested that we may be onto something decent here.

Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how you look at it, we're not going to have a cybersecurity bill this year. The Senate voted this morning to kill the CSA. According to The Hill, the bill only needed 60 votes to move forward with the legislation. It only received 52 votes with 46 voting to kill the bill as it stands. It's essentially the final nail in the coffin for all the cybersecurity bills that were proposed this year.

      
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