Here's an easy, fun hack you can complete in about fifteen minutes and for less than $20. Repurpose the circuit and speaker from a Hallmark singing greeting card to surprise your friends when they come over.
This past week has seen two major service announcements in IP voice and video communication that challenge the telcos. Internet big boy Google rolled out voice and video chat integrated with its Gmail webmail service, and FreeRinger announced PC-to-phone calls in partnership with GTalk2VoIP and Talkster. Both services are free, ad supported and share no revenue with telcos like AT&T, Verizon or Comcast.
Wifi networks using WPA encryption are now vulnerable to attack thanks to work done by researchers Erik Tews and Martin Beck. Tews and Beck have cracked the Temporary Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) that protected WPA, and the code used to do so has already found its way into the Aircrack-ng suite. In this article, I'll review your options for installing Aircrack-ng so you can hack WPA encrypted networks wide open and piggyback on your neighbor's wifi.
No longer are PC and Mac users stuck with only the operating system that shipped with their hardware. Users have several choices of virtualization software that allows them to concurrently run a virtual guest machine with the same or a different operating system from their host machine. A relatively new and popular use for virtualization is to allow Intel Mac users to run a virtual Windows machine without having within OS X, providing users access to Windows only applications.
Watch this video for a couple quick tips for customizing your OS X application and system toolbars. You can add items and move them around easily.
OpenOffice.org 3.0 was recently released with a host of new features like MS Office 2007 file format support, spreadsheet collaboration and an improved word processor comments system. Good news for anyone running Windows or Linux who wants a stable, high quality and free office suite. Great news for Mac users, since OpenOffice.org 3 is now a native Intel OS X application. But do its new features justify a switch away from NeoOffice for Mac users?
Somervile, MA - On Elm Street in Davis Square, next to an ordinary Subway sandwich shop, you'll find a glowing red doorway that marks the portal into the Willoughby and Baltic hackerspace. Founded and managed by local visual and electronic artist Meredith Garniss, the hackerspace, along with the model shop two doors down and the large Union Square fabrication studio, provide local hackers and artists with a place to cultivate ideas, learn new methods and machines, and most importantly, to connect with Boston's visual arts and hacker communities.
So after years of using a PC and running daily antivirus scans and weekly malware scans, you finally decided to switch to a Mac. You have a right feel safe knowing there are currently no viruses attacking Mac OS X (compared to the one million viruses and trojans that affect PCs), but there are still vectors of attacking your Mac through macros in documents and software vulnerabilities in your browser or other applications. Take a minute to review your antivirus options for your Mac.
Traditional mass media forums provide few opportunities for weak social movement organizations to advance their frames. As a result, organizations without sufficient resources are largely absent from public discourse in the mass media forum. Fortunately, social media sites that rely on user-generated content create forums for more democratic public discourse, and the high visibility of user-generated content and conversation promotes a sense of collective identity and power.
Microsoft Office has become the standard office application suite for most businesses, government offices, public schools and universities, and even nonprofits. With eight versions of MS Office available to consumers, ranging from $150 to $680 for full versions (not upgrades), and seven bulk licensing options available for organizations, it's a costly and confusing standard to maintain. Free, open source alternatives such as OpenOffice.org, NeoOffice and KOffice can open and edit MS Office files, and offer similar or additional software features without the hefty price tag and confusion.