Tuesday, October 24, 2006

There is a space on my desk for this.

The Device
Myriad uses, limitless configuration potential. Monitor any or all of the following - and more!

Radioactive Decay Rates • Electrotherapeutic Shock Intensity
Ebay Auction Status • Stock and Bond Values • Seismic Activity
CPU Usage • Audio VU Meter Levels • Counter Strike Frags
Daily Commute Time • National Security Threat Level
Network Traffic or Website Hit Counts • The Current GDP of Uzbekistan
3D Render Progress • Cooking Time for your Thanksgiving Turkey
Days (or Hours!) until your Secret Plans come to Fruition

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

I knew Thunderbirds was forward thinking...

New tech knocks out digital cameras
The technology they've devised detects the presence of a digital camera up to 33 feet away and can then shoot a targeted beam of light at the lens

Love someone? tell them your password.

Taking passwords to the grave
Attorneys advising clients on estate planning should ask them to determine who they want to have access to their computers when they die, Rotenberg said.

Airline security gone mad.

When is a rock not a rock?
When you pass through airport security. Then it becomes a potential weapon, one capable of bringing an airplane down.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Are you there Eliza? My e-mail is broken.

Got A Question? Microsoft's Newly Acquired Software May Have The Answers
Colloquis' technology lets Web users type free-form questions into a text box, and receive conversational answers via artificial intelligence technology known as natural language processing. The technique parses typed-in sentences to identify their subjects and other parts of speech, then assigns levels of importance to certain words. "The best example I can give is if sometime types in, 'My E-mail sucks', the natural language processing agent is able to understand that," says Clinton Dickey, a group product manager at Microsoft who worked on the deal. "It's about replicating live agents."

Friday, October 06, 2006