Tuesday, June 30, 2009

WHITE HAT HACKERS..............

Hackers that use their hacking skills for good are referred to as "white hat" hackers. Often referred to as Ethical Hackers, these non-criminal hackers are hired by companies to examine and test the integrity of their systems. Other white hat hackers, operate without company permission by bending but not breaking the laws and int progress have created some very cool features. This article examines and selects the Five Best Non-Criminal Hackers and the innovations and technologies that they have developed:

1. Stephen Wozniak

Nicknamed Woz, he is often referred to as the other Steve of Apple. Wozniak and Steve Jobs, co-founded Apple Computer. Woz started his hacking making blue boxes, which are devices that bypass telephone switching mechanisms enabling users to make free long distance calls. Woz and Jobs sold these blue boxes to their classmates in college and even used a blue box to call the Pope while pretending to be Henry Kissinger.

Wozniak dropped out of college and invented the compute that made him famous. Jobs had the idea to sell the computer as a fully assembled PC board. The idea was conceived and developed in Jobs garage. Wozniak and Jobs sold the first 100 of the Apple I to a local dealer for $666.66 each.

Woz currently focuses on philanthropy and no longer works full time for Apple. "Wozniak 'adopted' the Los Gatos School District, providing students and teachers with hands-on teaching and donations of state-of-the-art technology equipment."

2. Tim Berners-Lee

Berners-Lee is credited with being the inventor of the World Wide Web. Berners-Lee has been honored with numerous recognitions incuding the Millennium Technology Prize.

Berners-Lee was first caught hacking access codes with a friend while a student at Oxford University. He was then banned from the University computers.

Berners-Lee realized that hypertext could be joined with the Internet. Berners-Lee recounts how he put them together: "I just had to take the hypertext idea and connect it to the TCP and DNS ideas and – ta-da! – the World Wide Web."

Since his creation of the World Wide Web, Berners-Lee founded the World Wide Web Consortium at MIT. The W3C describes itself as "an international consortium where Member organizations, a full-time staff and the public work together to develop Web standards." Berners-Lee's World Wide Web idea, as well as standards from the W3C, is distributed freely with no patent or royalties due.

3. Linus Torvalds

Torvalds fathered Linux, the very popular Unix-based operating system. He calls himself "an engineer," and has said that his aspirations are simple, "I just want to have fun making the best damn operating system I can."

Torvalds got his start in computers with a Commodore VIC-20, an 8-bit home computer. He then moved on to a Sinclair QL. Wikipedia reports that he modified the Sinclair "extensively, especially its operating system." Specifically, Torvalds hacks included "an assembler and a text editor…as well as a few games."

Torvalds created the Linux kernel in 1991, using the Minix operating system as inspiration. He started with a task switcher in Intel 80386 assembly and a terminal driver. After that, he put out a call for others to contribute code, which they did. Currently, only about 2 percent of the current Linux kernel is written by Torvalds himself. The success of this public invitation to contribute code for Linux is touted as one of the most prominent examples of free/open source software.

Currently, Torvalds serves as the Linux ringleader, coordinating the code that volunteer programmers contribute to the kernel. He has had an asteroid named after him and received honorary doctorates from Stockholm University and University of Helsinki. He was also featured in Time Magazine's "60 Years of Heroes."

4. Richard Stallman

Stallman's fame derives from the GNU Project, which he founded to develop a free operating system. For this, he's known as the father of free software. His "Serious Bio" asserts, "Non-free software keeps users divided and helpless, forbidden to share it and unable to change it. A free operating system is essential for people to be able to use computers in freedom."

Stallman, who prefers to be called rms, got his start hacking at MIT. He worked as a "staff hacker" on the Emacs project and others. He was a critic of restricted computer access in the lab. When a password system was installed, Stallman broke it down, resetting passwords to null strings, then sent users messages informing them of the removal of the password system.

Stallman's crusade for free software started with a printer. At the MIT lab, he and other hackers were allowed to modify code on printers so that they sent convenient alert messages. However, a new printer came along – one that they were not allowed to modify. It was located away from the lab and the absence of the alerts presented an inconvenience. It was at this point that he was "convinced…of the ethical need to require free software."

With this inspiration, he began work on GNU. Stallman wrote an essay, "The GNU Project," in which he recalls choosing to work on an operating system because it's a foundation, "the crucial software to use a computer." At this time, the GNU/Linux version of the operating system uses the Linux kernel started by Torvalds. GNU is distributed under "copyleft," a method that employs copyright law to allow users to use, modify, copy and distribute the software.

Stallman's life continues to revolve around the promotion of free software. He works against movements like Digital Rights Management (or as he prefers, Digital Restrictions Management) through organizations like Free Software Foundation and League for Programming Freedom. He has received extensive recognition for his work, including awards, fellowships and four honorary doctorates.

5. Tsutomu Shimomura

Shimomura reached fame in an unfortunate manner: he was hacked by Kevin Mitnick. Following this personal attack, he made it his cause to help the FBI capture him.

Shimomura's work to catch Mitnick is commendable, but he is not without his own dark side. Author Bruce Sterling recalls: "He pulls out this AT&T cellphone, pulls it out of the shrinkwrap, finger-hacks it, and starts monitoring phone calls going up and down Capitol Hill while an FBI agent is standing at his shoulder, listening to him."

Shimomura out-hacked Mitnick to bring him down. Shortly after finding out about the intrusion, he rallied a team and got to work finding Mitnick. Using Mitnick's cell phone, they tracked him near Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The article, "SDSC Computer Experts Help FBI Capture Computer Terrorist" recounts how Shimomura pinpointed Mitnick's location. Armed with a technician from the phone company, Shimomura "used a cellular frequency direction-finding antenna hooked up to a laptop to narrow the search to an apartment complex." Mitnick was arrested shortly thereafter. Following the pursuit, Shimomura wrote a book about the incident with journalist John Markoff, which was later turned into a movie.

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Sunday, June 28, 2009


Hi friends how are you all? hope you all are fine .... When i was surfing around the web , i came to know about a cool gadget called openframe ....... So what's Openframe ? If you are a landline user and if you get bored with your old landline ,then here comes the openframe landline phone with some cool 3G facilities and other Iphone features .... This phone includes the features same as that of the APPLE Iphone.... The OpenFrame made its debut at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. There is no word on the availability of the OpenFrame, but the word is the price will be somewhere along the line of $200 to $300. The OpenFrame made its debut at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. There is no word on the availability of the OpenFrame, but the word is the price will be somewhere along the line of $200 to $300.
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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sony Ericcson W960i.......... a music phone player

Sony Ericsson has made a lot of improvement on its products; a 3.2MP camera is being a standard to its entire product. Sony Ericsson W960 Walkman® music phone, which is available for WiFi support, is a walkman version of Sony Ericsson P1i smart phone. Sony Ericsson W960 Walkman® phone will be available in Vinyl Black from Q4 2007.

Sony Ericsson W960i Walkman®: Music Marathon Player Phone

Sony Ericsson W960 Walkman® comes in a super stylish vinyl black colored casing. Sony Ericsson W960 Walkman® is definitely a music phone with 3G capability support, fully provides users with high-speed technology and highest quality music features. I am very impressed with its features, touch display and 8GB memory. Imagine it; you can put all your favorites’ music inside this phone.

The Sony Ericsson W series has a popular range name, which is adored by all music loving cell phone users, Sony Ericsson call this feature as Walkman® feature, that fully focusing its products for music maniacs. You can do your music marathon up to 700 albums (about 8,000 songs can be stored on the 8GB memory of the Sony Ericsson W960 Walkman®). You can easily manage your own tracks, transfer up to 1GB of data in less than 3 minutes from your PC to the cell phone.

Sony Ericsson W960i Walkman®: Advantage Features for Music Maniac

Sony Ericsson W960 Walkman® comes with the new Stereo Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-DS220; you can dance much more than the night away. Music companion is a standard for all Sony Ericsson W series, which is definitely makes it user enjoy a truly portable and fun music experience.

Sony Ericsson W960 Walkman® also comes with a useful music feature, which is supporting music recognition feature know as TrackID™. TrackID™ is powered by Gracenote mobile music, this feature is quick and easy use that allows the user to record a few seconds worth of a song that they like, and then will be sent to TrackID™ which will provide the user with the name of the song, artist or band name and the album name within a few seconds.

Sony Ericsson W960 Walkman® also comes with PlayNow™ feature, which is allowing it user to buy or audition ring tones in three clicks of a key, which is the fastest way to download the latest ring tones to their cell phone.

Mega Bass™, which is the feature that allows the Sony Ericsson W960 Walkman®’s user to enjoy high quality bass frequencies through the cell phone’s speakers or when using the headphones. Finally, Sony Ericsson W960 Walkman® includes Disc2Phone software, which allows its user to drag and drop music transfer from their CD’s to their handset.

Sony Ericsson W960i Walkman® specs include :

• Tri Band: UMTS 2100-GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 connectivity
• 2.6 inch screen - 240×320 PX, 262K color display (touch screen)
• 3.2MP camera auto focus, 3x digital zoom, photo light, video recording
• Walkman® Music Player, Mega Bass™, TrackID™, PlayNow™, FM Radio RDS, Bluetooth® Stereo (A2DP)
• Java™ Games, 3D Games, Embedded Games, Downloadable Games
• 3G, Bluetooth®, USB, WLAN
• Internet: Opera™ Web Browser, RSS Feeds
• 8GB internal memory phone
• Size: 109 x 55 x 16 mm
• Weight: 119 gram
• Ring tone types: Polyphonic, MP3, AAC
• 9 hours talk time, 370 hours standby
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009



The long-awaited Apple iPhone, which hits store shelves on June 29, marks Apple's formal entry into the cell phone world.It's a phone with an ipod or an ipod with a phone. Steve Jobs announced the iPhone at Macworld 2007 to a frenzied reception and the handset has continued to attract wide interest since then. A full iPod MP3 player with a wide screen, the iPhone also packs in a version of OS X, true push e-mail via Yahoo Mail (plus compatibility with your office e-mail), a 2-megapixel camera(but 5 mpx cameras were introduced in mobiles already), and a 3.5-inch display with higher resolution than any current iPod. But with only one physical controller and only a touch screen for a keypad, some critics predict that the iPhone will be harder to use than fans might like. The iPhone will be available in 4GB and 8GB configurations for $499 and $599, respectively, and will be carried by AT&T starting on June 29, 2007.

The iPhone, as Jobs proudly dubbed the device to thunderous applause, will be three devices in one: a cell phone, a wide-screen iPod with touch controls, and an Internet communications device. Cingular is the lucky carrier (apparently the companies have patched up their relationship following the Motorola Rokr bust).

As usual with Apple gear, the iPhone breaks some design boundaries. Say goodbye to traditional cell phone buttons-the iPhone is all touch screen, all the time. With only one hardware control (a "home" key), iPhone's real estate is dominated by a huge, 3.5-inch display. From what we call tell, the device looks beautiful with a resolution of 320x480x160 pixels per inch (the highest iPod resolution yet, according to Jobs). The videos and photos look great, and we love that the "smart" screen shifts automatically to a landscape orientation when you start to play a video. One giant touch screen controls the phone, and no stylus is needed. Use your fingers to type messages and e-mails on an onscreen keyboard--Jobs promises onscreen typing will be faster than on a standard smart-phone keypad, but we'll believe that theory when we actually get a device in our hands.

Of course, such a large display makes for a large phone: the iPhone measures 4.5x2.4x0.46 inches. No, it won't slide into smaller pockets, but it joins the similarly sized Palm Treo 750, and its weight (4.8 ounces) is mostly standard for a handset of this size. Of course, the slim profile is noteworthy as well. We're a tad surprised Apple has jumped on the thin phone bandwagon, but trim design, after all, is the cell phone trend of the day. As Jobs made clear, iPhone is thinner than both the Motorola Q and the Samsung BlackJack.
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Pen-shaped wireless mouse

There is no need for explaining the importance of mouse as a controlling device to any PC user. It is hard to imagine that there may be an alternative to this well-known device that we have got accustomed to. Yet, it's not the fact that the traditional shape of the mouse is the most convenient and also an efficient one. Thus, some designers think that there is a possibility to change the way mouse looks.
The proposed gadget being a wireless mouse looks like a standard pen. Actually this unique control device functions as a simple pen as well enabling you to put down everything you want, but when you de tach the receiver and insert it into your own USB port ,the pen functions as a mouse.
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Saturday, June 20, 2009


Never mind if you don’t have a computer or notebook at the moment and yet want to share tunes on your iPod with a friend. The iPod, not being a Zune and hence does not have wireless capability to transfer tunes to another iPod, has this tool to help it out.
It automatically recognizes when you plug in iPods (either Mac or PC formatting) on either end, and it can transfer a three-minute song in five seconds and a 30-minute video in three minutes. The device can also transfer any files when the iPods are set to “disk drive” mode. Its rechargeable battery provides up to 1 1/2 hours of operation during transfers, and includes an AC adapter that recharges the device in four hours; iPods are recharged while connected. Songs transferred with digital rights management (DRM) formatting require appropriate iTunes password and authorization.
Hammacher is carrying this for $99.95.
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Friday, June 19, 2009


The Safe Type Mouse provides the same neutral, thumbs up, hand shake position as the Safe Type Keyboard. This revolutionary product allows all of the muscles of the hand, arm and shoulder to effectively relax. Most users feel an instant relief when switching to this Safe Type Mouse. Available in Right Hand model only. Used together, the Safe Type Keyboard and the Safe Type Mouse. This will provide the most desirable ergonomic combination possible. The Scientific EMG measurement of muscle activity demonstrates a substantial reduction in stresses on all of the involved muscle groups and tendons. Buy this mouse and enjoy the gaming .
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Monday, June 15, 2009

Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera Review - It's First Impressions

Basic Specifications
Resolution: 10.20 Megapixels
Kit Lens: 7.50x zoom
(27-203mm eq.)
Viewfinder: Optical
LCD Size: 2.5 inch
ISO: 100-3200
Shutter: 30-1/4000
Max Aperture: 3.5
Mem Type: SDHC / SD
Battery: Custom LiIon
Dimensions: 5.2x4.1x3.0in
Weight: 20.6 oz
(585 g)
MSRP: $1,000
Availability: 09/2006
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Sunday, June 14, 2009


A year never goes by without someone inventing something hilariously useless. Over the next ten pages, we'll take you on a guided tour of disastrous tech products, the gadgets and concepts we felt really surpassed themselves in being utterly crapulous. Many of these travesties aimed to reinvent the wheel, but were plagued by huge dollops of fail. Speaking of which...

Sinclair C5
Despite being an electric vehicle that respected the environment, the Sinclair C5 was a prodigious commercial flop. This battery- and pedal-powered three-wheeler was ahead of its time -- it was the first electric vehicle designed for mass production. Sadly it sucked beyond belief.

When released in January 1985, the C5 cost £399, back when the average house price in the UK was about £31,000. Designed by Sir Clive Sinclair, it was essentially a battery-assisted tricycle with handlebars for steering. Perhaps one of the reasons it never took off as a mode of transport was that its top speed was a crappy 15mph -- just twice the speed of one of those electric mobility scooters for old people.

Total sales figures vary from source to source, but the average is about 15,000 units sold. The main problems of the C5 include the fact that the driver was exposed to the weather, cold weather shortened its battery life -- well done launching it in January, Sir Clive -- the seat-to-pedal distance was unchangeable, there were no gears and it overheated going up hills. Uselessness of the highest order.

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera

Hi all, The cool Nikon D80 has an 10.2 effective megapixel CCD sensor. It also has an automatic ISO mode which automatically adjusts the light sensitivity from ISO 100 to ISO 1600 giving cool and some excellent results in all light conditions. Like all digital cameras, it has seven different modes including Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close Up, Sports, Night Landscape and Night Portrait) etc , for different situations.

Photo of a Skating Rink taken with Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera

Photo of a Street Beggar taken with Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009


People all around the globe (maybe with a few exceptions) try to find a Wii - and as Christmas is coming, more desperately than ever - but Wii availability is still to low.

Back in April 2007 Nintendo made the estimation of 14m Wii consoles for yearly shipment but they raised it up to 17.5m units.

They will be shipping another 3.5m units globally for Christmas.

Nevertheless the company declared that it will not be guaranteed that every willing buyer will get his Wii this Christmas.

Here are some quotes of Nintendo spokesmen:

"The demand for Wii hardware globally has been unprecedented and higher than Nintendo could ever have anticipated..."

"Nintendo is now in a position in which seasonality demand trends are being broken, therefore the demand for Wii hardware is constant throughout the whole year globally. Due to this phenomenon it is possible that the demand for Wii hardware may outstrip supply,"

Also there are rumors about the reasons for Nintendos shortage in Wii supply, Nintendo declares to do everything possible to satisfy the demand:

"The video games market is a fiercely competitive one and it is not in our interest to withhold stock from anyone"

Well, it seems there will be many dissapointed buyers that suffer from low Wii availabiltiy...

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Monday, June 1, 2009

The HARMONY 1000.......a cool gadget

Logitech introduces a cool gadget "harmony 1000" which is also called as an "advanced universal remote",which has a touch screen and can control upto 15 components which includes television,gaming,lights ,dvd and home appliances. it involves a simplesetup with your pc and can direct every thing in your home . it's cool right .
Also harmony 1000 includes 3.5" touch screen from which you can command anything in your house.it can also work with vista.so it's cool
It costs around Rs. 27,500 and it looks so cheaper as all these settings by any other method will cost around 2 lakhs ($5000)
So buy it and enjoy
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