Wednesday, July 28, 2004

RFID tags become hacker target. RFID tags can be reprogrammed by thieves or hackers thereby making a new type of shoplifting possible. And with RFID tags being used for various other uses such as Identity cards, it also opens up new avenues for abuse.

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Is it a good idea for Microsoft to its Office suite to Linux? Won't that cause more people to switch to Linux? How can that make business sense for Microsoft? Iam not so convinced by the arguments of the article.

Friday, July 23, 2004

Microsoft has put up Lookout 1.2 on their website for download. Unfortunately i cant try this out as i have moved to thunderbird long back.

An interview with RMS. Stallman talks about GNU, the status of Hurd, and the future of GNU projects.

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Army rations rehydrated by urine. Food scientists working for the US military have developed a dried food ration that troops can hydrate by adding the filthiest of muddy swamp water or even peeing on it. Now thats something which i would never ever want to try!

Monday, July 19, 2004

A whitepaper on "New Directions in RTOS Kernels"

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Charles Simonyi's Interview on Intentional programming and how to use it?

Older blog entries on Charles Simonyi and his company Intentional Software are here and here

Monday, July 12, 2004

A hard disk car audio player. Uses Linux, allows for upto 36 GB of internal storage and also has voice recognition for hands free access of all audio functions.

These Elecom iPod slim speakers are the sexiest speakers i have seen till date.

Sunday, July 11, 2004

Google: The Missing Manual. Saw this book when browsing through Amazon! The book has got quite a number of good reviews!

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Business Ethics magazine has come up with the list of 100 best corporate citizens of 2004. Find the list here. TI has the 40th place in the list.

Friday, July 09, 2004

NYTimes has an interesting article on how MSN search is getting more and more similar to Google in its look and feel.

An Operating System Bibliography. Has a huge list of conference proceedings and books.

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Microsoft search - Technology Preview

Saturday, July 03, 2004

We got our new RFID badges today!

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Sony unveils HDD Walkman. Looks really cool. I certainly like it more than the iPod.