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November 12, 2008  2:38 AM

Overheard: Using fast flux for nefarious purposes



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
botnets, fast flux, load balancing, Security, Technology

skoudis3.gif Since the summer of 2007, there has been an explosion of large-scale fast-flux botnets. With this technique, bad...

November 12, 2008  2:24 AM

Overheard: Hardware level encryption and EPO



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Encryption, full disk encryption, Security, Technology

elinor_mills2.jpg A hot area for encryption right now is full disk encryption, in which every piece of data on a hard drive...


November 11, 2008  7:33 PM

Overheard: A virtual appliance isn’t something you buy on Second Life



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Technology, virtual appliance, virtual machine, Virtualization

josh_suereth.jpg So what is a virtual appliance? A virtual appliance is a virtual machine that can be distributed (like any...


November 10, 2008  1:42 PM

Overheard: Peltier effect



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Cooling, Peltier effect, Technology

jean_charles_peltier1.jpg In 1834, a clockmaker named Jean Charles Peltier found that if you take two wires of...


November 7, 2008  2:08 PM

Overheard: Browser wars, mobile-style



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
browser, Fennec, mozilla, Technology

baby-fennec-fox.jpg With the iPhone, Apple showed how to surf the Web on the small screen. Now, it seems, a modern...


November 6, 2008  9:35 PM

Overheard: Your grandchild’s car might be made of buckypaper



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Buckypaper, Nanotechnology, Technology

buckypaper.jpg Buckypaper is similar in concept to papier mache - layer it up thick and it gets stronger. So strong,...


November 6, 2008  12:12 PM

Overheard: Sun is taking OpenSolaris behind the corporate firewall



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
OpenSolaris, Security, Sun

timothy_prickett_morgan.jpg Now that the OpenSolaris development edition of Sun's Unix is out, after a few...


November 5, 2008  8:33 PM

Overheard: Dell employees to take mandatory unpaid vacation



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Cloud computing, Dell, layoffs, Technology

cubes-tim-the-it-guy.jpg Skimping on five days of payroll may temporarily give the company's bank account a fillip,...


November 3, 2008  8:59 PM

Overheard: White space, the Dixie Chicks and wireless microphones



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
CDMA, FCC, FDMA, Technology, white space, Wireless

wirelessmicrophone.jpg As part of an ongoing effort to bar internet devices from the country's television white...


November 3, 2008  12:00 AM

Overheard: VoIP traffic engineering



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
QoS, Technology, traffic engineering, VoIP

ip_pbx_voip_call_centre-copy.jpg VoIP uses a traffic engineering term called Quality of Service (QoS) that...


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