Month: July 2010

Games controllers – Hot and Cold  | Popular Science

Games controllers – Hot and Cold | Popular Science

Controllers – Games & Gamers – Gadgets & Gear | Popular Science.

New technology is being worked on to allow temperature sensations while holding your controller. This is sure to add another dimenstion to your gaming experience.

Microsoft talks up tablets, shows off new phones | Reuters

Microsoft talks up tablets, shows off new phones | Reuters

Microsoft talks up tablets, shows off new phones | Reuters.

I know they are chasing the market here but once they do come out they will be infinitely more powerful with many many more apps ready to use and fully compatible with your PC.

Keep an eye out for the next wave of tablet devices, a real choice of technology.

The Internet Keepers – DNSSEC Recovery

The Internet Keepers – DNSSEC Recovery

Cyber-Guardians – Web – Technology | Popular Science.

From Popular Science we find that 7 people have been entrusted with special internet keys. These keys hold special secure DNS data that will help rebuild the internet (specifically it’s DNS records) in the case of a huge disaster.

Huge you say? how huge?

Well…the internet works becuase it’s decentralised and is not just one network but a bunch of networks joined together. There is however some special considerations, these being the central records of IP addresses and DNS entires including Domain records of who owns what and where should it point to.

The primary DNS records of all servers that either contain records or have pointers to records are called Root servers. Without these servers we would not be able to resolve TLD’s (Top Level Domains i.e. .com .net etc).

So this is where the gaurdians step in, if for some reason these root servers are lost and the central registrar had nowhere to look up information then these special keys could rebuild that index.

I want one just so i can say “I have the internet in my pocket” lol

IIA – Principles for a Digital Economy

IIA – Principles for a Digital Economy

manifesto-2010.pdf (application/pdf Object).

The above link is the Internet Industry Association’s report on Internet in Australia.

It covers quite a lot including NBN, Cybercrime, eSecurity and gives reccomendations on each area.

Makes for an interesting read, I know i will be giving this a further read ASAP.

Telstra fined $18.5m for anti-competitive behaviour – ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Telstra fined $18.5m for anti-competitive behaviour – ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Telstra fined $18.5m for anti-competitive behaviour – ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

As you can see by the link above, Telstra (finally) have been held accountable for thier behaviour.

It’s about time they were told and paid for not allowing proper access to exchanges.

In my opinion the best thing that can happen is the NBN to kill the need for copper or for Telstra to go belly up and free up the “Public Infrastructure” for the public (via private Telco’s) to get back full and fair access to our copper and exchanges.

This all may be a non issue once NBN and other technoogies such at LTE are in full operation but for now it is a major concern. It’s also one of the main reasons Australia is so behind in it’s broadband access and pays so much for it.

The near future will be very interesting, perhaps one day, maybe even soon, we will get access to good value, high speed data access.

Silicon Photonics Research – Intel’s 50G data link technology

Silicon Photonics Research – Intel’s 50G data link technology

Silicon Photonics Research.

The above articles explains a new technology Intel are working on that achieves 50Gbit transfers via  silicon photonics.

Basically the transmitter chip has the ability to establish 4 12.5Gbps links via a laser.

Currently industry standard is up to 10Gbps and uses copper or optic fibre to transmit the data.

Seems like an interesting field of research, and knowing Intel it’ll no doubt result in something worth checking out.

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