Goosing Windows Vista
Little-known facilities built into Windows Vista let it exploit flash technology to rev system performance.
New PC Security Recognizes Your Face
Enrolling users within the Bioscrypt system means first casting a 40,000-point infrared mesh grid over the user's face in order to take measurements.
Shimmin On Software: SOA Gets Real, Virtually
Enter SOA virtualization. Well, almost. The notion of tricking a server into running various operating systems or databases within separate virtual machines may be old hat, but it's just now beginning make its way up the stack.
Microsoft Blames Itself For Xbox Hack
Microsoft has admitted that its own support staff was pretexted, or duped with social engineering tricks, into giving hackers access to users' account information.
Wal-Mart Rethinks RFID
Although Wal-Mart is still bullish on RFID and plans to add it to hundreds more stores this year, it now talks about the technology as more of a baby-steps approach.
IBM Unveils Speedy Optical Chipset
The prototype streams data within computer systems over light pulses eight times faster than optical components in use today, IBM claims.