Parrot AR.Drone: Enhancing the flying experience

Parrot AR.Drone: Enhancing the flying experience

Jun 8, 2011

Los Angeles, E3 Expo, June 7, 2011 – Parrot, leaders in wireless peripherals for mobile phones, has revolutionised the video gaming world by creating the AR.Drone, the first flying object in Augmented Reality, piloted through Wi-Fi. Today Parrot goes even further with a number of announcements to enhance the piloting experience for players and fans alike. · ...

Tablets To Outsell PCs

Tablets To Outsell PCs

Jun 5, 2011

According to Goldman Sachs analyst Bill Shope, Apple’s Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook believes that the tablet market will outpace the PC market over the next few years. It’s a given that Apple are seeing increased demand for the iPad, while the Blackberry Playbook and several Android tablets are all being very well recieved, and tablet...

A Facebook Scam! (Who’d-a-Thunk-it?)

A Facebook Scam! (Who’d-a-Thunk-it?)

Jun 5, 2011

According to security firm Sophos, Scammers are posting fake links on FaceBook accounts that, when you visit the linked site, installs the MacDefender malware onto your computer. MacDefender is a fake security program: while promising to clean your computer of malware, it actually is malware itself, and can cause all manner of problems for you. The supposed...

Hackers – Marinate Well Before Cooking

Hackers – Marinate Well Before Cooking

May 22, 2011

A couple of interesting stories around hacking turned up this week, neither of which made the hackers look particularly smart. In the first, we have the hacking demonstration that occurred at this week’s AusCERT security conference on Australia’s Gold Coast. In a nutshell, one security person decided to demonstrate that privacy settings on Facebook...

Bank of America ATMs Compromised

Bank of America ATMs Compromised

May 22, 2011

In the US, a former Bank Of America computer programmer has been jailed for programming some embedded malware into the banks ATM software. Rodney Reed Caverly was working on a project that involved the bank’s ATMs, and whilst engaged on that project, he wrote some code that permitted cash to be siphoned off from the machines, but without it affecting any...

Technology And The Future of Air Travel.

Technology And The Future of Air Travel.

Apr 17, 2011

Well, maybe that title’s a bit over the top, but as passengers, and expecially on longer haul flights, the technology that we take with us, and the tech that the airlines provides to us for our in-flight enjoyment, does assume a high level of importance. Last week the Australian Business Traveler website, AusBT.com.au, carried a story of some technology...