"Code clues point to Stuxnet maker. Detailed analysis of the code in the Stuxnet worm has narrowed the list of suspects who could have created it. The sophisticated malware is among the first to target the industrial equipment used in power plants and other large scale installations.
New research suggests it was designed to disrupt centrifuges often used to enrich uranium. Forensic analysis of the worm has revealed more about the team behind it and what it was supposed to do.
The close look at the code inside Stuxnet was carried out by Tom Parker from security firm Securicon who specialises in picking out the digital fingerprints hackers leave behind in malware. His analysis of Stuxnet shows it is made of several distinct blocks. One part targets industrial control systems, another handles the worm's methods of spreading itself and another concerns the way its creators planned to communicate with and control it."
Mechdyne takes you one step closer to reality with its 3D Fusion Processor. This dome is curved 270 degrees and literally surrounds you. The images are projected on the curved screen by 4 projectors. There's also 4 motion-tracking sensors that monitor your movements, this information is then feed to a central computer. Of course, you'll need a pair of 3D glasses to enjoy the experience ;)
This system is mainly used for simulators and is aimed at big companies, the aviation industry and large government institutions. The representative explains that the technology behind this is vastly complex, and requires several workstations to process all the information. A miniture world with building was created for their demonstration ... and at several points, I had to physically "duck" to avoid being knocked out by the moving vehicles.
We've just published a review on the Arctic Cooling P321 Professional USB Headset. It's ideal for any HTPC users or gamers, who wants great sound quality while playing games, watching movies or listening to their MP3 collection.
... Arctic Cooling have sent us their P321 Professional USB Headset for quick test. It's a high-fidelity headset which is designed for users who love both gaming and movies/music. The Arctic Sound P321 features a large 50mm driver that offers crisp and clear digital sound, deep bass and comes with a bulit-in control unit for your media player.
It also has a built-in microphone that is both retractable and flexible for easy storage and positioning. The large headband is cushioned for comfort, while the earcups consists of 2 layers of material to ensure that there's no discomfort after prolonged use.
We've just received word from a close source at Intel ... their latest range of 32nm processors codenamed "Sandy Bridge" will be available for pre-launch sampling around the end of November, early December 2010. No doubt, Funky Kit's excellent relationship with Intel have insured us that we'll be one of the first to get these engineering samples.
According to the email, retail box CPUs will be available to distribution channels around end of January 2011. Be sure not to miss out on our exclusive article ... only available at Funky Kit.
That's right ... Apple iPad 2 is coming soon. Well, maybe next year in 2011. This could mean a new iPad (version 2) with newer hardware, better connectivity and more multi-media functionality and improved user interface.
"Ibiden, Tripod Technology and TTM Technologies have been named as the initial PCB suppliers for a second-generation Apple tablet PC, which is expected to be launched in the first quarter of 2011. Four more suppliers will be added to the list in February 2011, when shipments of the new iPads ramp up, according to industry sources.
The sources said Ibiden, Tripod and TTM have received certification from Apple, and will start shipping any-layer HDI boards for iPad 2 in small quantities in December, the sources said."
"Back at the beginning of 2010, one of our favorite laptop surprises was the Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904. Available as a Best Buy exclusive, the thin blue Satellite was one of the first laptops to feature Intel Wireless Display technology, and at $899, its combination of a then-brand-new Core i5 CPU and solid specs added up to a great value.
The E205-S1980 is an updated version of the E205 for Best Buy's Blue Label line, adding Nvidia graphics and a WiMax antenna to the package, albeit at a higher price. Nvidia Optimus automatic-switching graphics come in the form of an entry-level GeForce 310M GPU; graphics were one of our biggest gripes on the first E205, and its presence here enables basic mainstream gaming and better video/media creation capabilities. Other than that, though, the package remains remarkably similar: slightly faster Core i5 processor, same hard drive, same RAM, same design and case structure, same Intel Wireless Display."
We check out some Multi-Touch Displays & Monitors @ Infocomm 2010. These Multi-Touch large displays will soon be available everywhere ... well, maybe not this year but most certainly in 2011. I like the second part of the video clip where the guy is using his two hands to open and close the windows ... it's just like a using a huge iPad ... LOL!
"A camera that can shoot around corners has been developed by US scientists. The prototype uses an ultra-short high-intensity burst of laser light to illuminate a scene. The device constructs a basic image of its surroundings - including objects hidden around the corner - by collecting the tiny amounts of light that bounce around the scene.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology team believe it has uses in search and rescue and robot vision. "It's like having x-ray vision without the x-rays," said Professor Ramesh Raskar, head of the Camera Culture group at the MIT Media Lab and one of the team behind the system."
"TikTok and LunaTik simply transform the iPod Nano into the world's coolest multi-touch watches. The idea to use the Nano as a watch was an obvious one ever since the product was announced. But we wanted to create a collection that was well designed, engineered and manufactured from premium materials and that complemented the impeccable quality of Apple products. Not just clipped on a cheap strap as an afterthought. We wanted to create a product that your friends and strangers would stop you and ask "WTF is that??? And where can I get one?!"