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Friday, October 29, 2010

Five Ways to Shear Firesheep

Firesheep has made it possible for any moron to raid your Web use, but there are ways you can stop it. Here are a few of them, by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

How iPads enter the workforce

iPad has exploded onto the scene. Who could have imagined that a tablet (a category introduced in 2001) would capture the imagination of employees and IT alike? But it did, and it’s kicked off an arms race for smart mobile devices. Every day, a new tablet appears: Cisco Cius, Dell Streak, Samsung Galaxy Tab, RIM PlayBook, HP Windows 7 Tablet, the list goes on. 

The question of the day, from Tad Schadler to all, is, " These post-PC devices will find a place in your company, but where?"

First look: Barnes & Noble Nook in color for $249

Barnes & Noble unveiled its colorized version of the Nook e-book reader today, and I was lucky to get a hands-on look of the device. Let's take a look.

Software program connects students with Chinese instructors

Software program connects students with Chinese instructors
Students at a Connecticut middle school are learning Mandarin through
a software program called myChinese 360, which connects them with a
live instructor from Beijing via the Internet. An in-person instructor
supervises the students during class. Forty districts in 15 states use
the program, company officials say.

Indian tutors teach math to British students via the Internet

Indian tutors teach math to British students via the Internet
Teachers in India are teaching British students lessons in math using an Internet-based service called BrightSpark Education. The interactive tutoring program is in place in three state schools, and other schools and parents have shown interest. Some British teachers say they are concerned that the online program could eliminate some teaching jobs, but officials say the program is a supplement to classroom teachers.

Where is Akihabara?

A Tour of Tokyo's Geek Paradise
Akihabara, a neighborhood in eastern Tokyo best known as a gadget mecca, has become the epicenter of geek pop culture, where otaku (geeks) shop for Japanese animation paraphernalia and frequent cafes staffed by girls in maid costumes.