device

Tue
26
Aug
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'Device Io View', and 'Desktop Takeover'

DeviceIOView DeviceIOView allows you to watch the data transfer between a software or service and a device driver. For each call to a device driver, valuable information is displayed, including handle, Control Code, number of input bytes, number of ... output bytes, the name of the device handle, and all the input/output bytes. http://www.nirsoft.net Desktop Takeover Add plain photos to your desktop wallpaper with drag-and-drop ease. It's very easy to use, so there's no need for lengthy editing. Multiple desktop support means anybody's system can be 'taken over'. http://www.desktoptakeover.com ... (view more)

Thu
07
Aug
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Unveiling The Secrets Of The Ancient Olympic Computer

Researchers have discovered that the ancient Greeks used a primitive 'computer' to set the dates of the Olympic Games. Historians already knew that the first games, held in 776BC, were scheduled to begin on the full moon closest to the summer ... solstice. But until know they hadn't worked out how the Greeks managed to perform the complex and detailed calculations needed to work out that date. The answer lies in a mechanical brass calculator known as the Antikythera Mechanism, found in a shipwreck in 1901. It had a series of bronze wheels and dials, and dates from around 100 BC. Experts said it ... (view more)

Fri
02
May
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Microsoft Device Extracts Forensic Data

Microsoft has reportedly developed a small plug-in device that can be used by investigators to quickly extract forensic data from computers that may have been used in crimes. The Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor (COFEE) is a USB "thumb ... drive" that Microsoft quietly distributed to a handful of law-enforcement agencies last June. The COFEE device contains 150 commands that dramatically cut the time it takes to gather digital evidence. It can decrypt passwords and analyze a computer's Internet activity and data stored in the computer. COFEE lets the investigator scan for evidence on ... (view more)

Fri
02
May
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Rogers Brings iPhone to Canada

The iPhone is headed to Canada. Rogers, one of the country's largest wireless carriers, announced on Tuesday that it would be rolling out the popular Apple device in the near future. (Source: ctv.ca ) "We're thrilled to announce that we have a deal ... with Apple to bring the iPhone to Canada," said company president Ted Rogers in a statement. "We can't tell you any more about it right now, but stay tuned." (Source: ctv.ca ) The fact that Rogers will be the exclusive carrier for the iPhone came as no surprise, since it is the only major Canadian network compatible with Apple's device. However, ... (view more)

Tue
08
Jan
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New GPS Device Promises to Save the Lives of the Adventurous

Globalstar has launched a new GPS device specifically targeted at backpackers, hunters and wildlife enthusiasts. In reality, the latest product could save the life of anyone trapped in a foreign and secluded area. The Spot Satellite Messenger can ... trace the whereabouts of an individual at the push of a button. When help is needed, Spot sends out a signal that displays the longitude and latitude coordinates along with a prepared text or email message to loved ones and the authorities. (Source: yahoo.com ) The only down side to the service is that there is virtually no way of knowing if your ... (view more)

Thu
25
Oct
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Sony W580i Walkman Set To 'Shake Up' The Mobile Phone Industry

While the mobile phone industry continues to fawn over the incredible features found in the iPhone, it is important to remember that several other devices currently exist that provides equal (or in some cases) better options than Apple's device. ... Meet the latest competitor in the mobile phone market: The Sony W580i Walkman. The W580i Walkman is currently available through Rogers via Sony Ericsson and immediately distinguishes itself from the Apple iPhone with the tag line, it "doesn't shuffle...it shakes!" (Source: technology.canoe.ca ) The W580i possesses the sleekest-looking frame out of any ... (view more)

Fri
12
Oct
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Pencils, Erasers, Rulers...iPods?

It should come as little surprise that children take their iPods with them to school. Traditionally, the device has been referred to as a distraction for students during class time and most teachers will only allow students to take them out at ... designated periods of the school day. A student who takes out their device prematurely may face a detention, removal of their iPod or, in some extreme cases, an expulsion. (Source: nytimes.com ) However, a few schools in the U.S. are raising some eyebrows for handing out iPods to their students, while encouraging them to sing along to their favorite pop ... (view more)

Tue
02
Oct
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Apple Enters PDA Market?

After mastering MP3 players, it looks like PDAs may be up next for Apple. Sources at AppleInsider claim that for the past 18 months a group of Apple engineers have been hard at work on developing a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) model. The team is ... said to be looking at ways to integrate the company's unique touch-screen technology into the device. This is not Apple's first time developing a PDA; in the late 1990's, the company had developed the Apple Newton MessagePad. Unfortunately, the device never made it to production. (Source: laptoplogic.com ) In fact, the Newton was only spoken about ... (view more)

Wed
26
Sep
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Switch to the Internet and All Phone Calls Are Free?

Two new start-up companies are looking to entice the average consumer to make all of their telephone calls over the Internet and bypass the high-priced local phone and cable television companies. Using the service will may result in free calls, and ... will be compatible with almost all standard-issued phone handsets. But, in a world where most good things come with a catch, the "free calls" are not initially free. The one-time hardware cost and subsequent low annual membership fees have many believing that nationwide calling from a regular home phone is getting really close to eventually ... (view more)

Wed
15
Aug
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Technology Makes It (Almost) Impossible to Lose Your Pooch!

If you've taken a stroll through the park recently, you might have noticed a number of dogs sporting collars with attached ID tags, trinkets, G.P.S. equipment and...G.P.S. equipment? Garmin, a manufacturer of global positioning equipment, now makes ... tracking devices that keeps tabs on dogs whether they are walking through the park for exercise or chasing down a rabbit during a hunt. The latest Global Positioning System comes in two parts: a hand-held unit for the owner and another device that is mounted directly onto the collar or harness of the animal. (Source: nytimes.com ) Now if the dog ... (view more)

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