Neowin News Feed for: Uses Neowin News Feed for: Uses en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Who uses MS Live Search? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>&quot;. . . it's mostly people that are searching for files on their own hard drive who accidentally click the 'search the net' button.&quot; If that theory is correct almost all Live Search sessions would... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 03 Apr 2008 09:11:06 +0000 New MMOG Uses Entire Internet As Gaming Arena <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>GAMELAYERS, a San Francisco startup, has developed a massively multiplayer online game, which uses ordinary Web browsing. The game's aim is to &quot;improve&quot; the experience of navigating the Net, by adding guidance and companionship to... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 21 Mar 2008 12:17:36 +0000 Film Festival Uses P2P to Attract More Participants <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Cinequest Film Festival has turned to file-sharing this year in an effort to attract a broader array of participants. Vuze Inc., makers of the popular Azureus Bittorrent client, will be handling the technology for... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 31 Jan 2008 03:37:28 +0000 Hacker uses iPhone for Video Recording <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>An iPhone user by the name of drunknbass has succeeded in turning Apple Incorporated&#8217;s smartphone into a video camcorder. The application he has written allows the device to capture 2MP quality videos at 10 FPS... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 15 Dec 2007 21:14:40 +0000 Microsoft Uses Inkblots in Password Generation <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft Research has just launched a new Web site InkBlot, which shows, a series of Rorschach Inkblots and helps users create a secure, personal password that is easy to remember. The user is presented with... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 10 Dec 2007 04:00:22 +0000 Google service uses cell towers to locate users <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The new Google Maps with MyLocation service allows users without GPS-enabled phones to figure out their location by using nearby cell-phone towers Google launched a location service for mobile users on Wednesday that... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Thu, 29 Nov 2007 08:50:15 +0000 Bank Robber Uses Own Check in Robbery <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A man robbing a bank demanded the money by writing a note on one of his own checks, authorities say. Not surprisingly, he was caught soon afterward. Forest Kelly Bissonnette, 27, apparently tried to cover... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 14 Sep 2007 12:07:38 +0000 Storm Worm Uses YouTube Ruse <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Security pros are warning that distributors of the Storm Trojan are now using a YouTube video to lure users. Contained in e-mails with subject lines such as &quot;sheesh man what are you thinking,&quot; the malicious... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 28 Aug 2007 14:13:15 +0000 F-Secure: Sony uses rootkits again <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The included fingerprint-reader software in Sony's MicroVault USM-F line of USB drives installs files in a hidden folder under &quot;c:windows&quot; that can be used maliciously, Finnish security company F-Secure has found. That directory and the... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 28 Aug 2007 03:13:37 +0000 Opera Uses Mozilla Fuzzer Tool To Find 'Highly Severe' Bug <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>During the recent Black Hat security conference, the Mozilla Foundation publically released an open-source application security testing tool. Security fuzzers are software tools that test an application for problems like buffer overflows, format string vulnerabilities... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 16 Aug 2007 20:52:51 +0000 Kaspersky Lab's Secret Sauce Uses 'Woodpeckers' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Clickety, clack. Clickety, clack. The rhythmic sounds of fingers tapping away at keyboards are coming from Eugene Kaspersky's &quot;woodpeckers,&quot; who make up a virus-hunting crew responsible for tracking computer threats in real time and who... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 20 Dec 2006 14:14:34 +0000 Ballmer: Linux Uses Our Intellectual Property, Compensate Us <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>On the heels of the recent Microsoft / Novell patent and business collaboration announcement, many in the open source community have speculated that Microsoft, feeling the pressure from ever advancing Linux technologies and increasing adoption... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 17 Nov 2006 16:18:05 +0000 Xbox 360's HD-DVD uses 4.7 million lines of code <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>As a result of the complexities of decoding HD DVD audio and video content, as well as providing a user interface and DRM, over 4.7 million lines of code went into the HD DVD software.... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 06 Nov 2006 18:31:03 +0000 Resistance PS3 Game Uses 22 Gigabytes of Blu-ray Disc <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to Ryan Schneider, spokesman for Insomniac Games, &quot;Resistance: Fall of Man&quot; Blu-ray PS3 game is making good use of the new format, using up a massive 22 gigabytes for music, level data, textures and... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 27 Aug 2006 21:16:41 +0000 AOL Sues Over Identity Thefts, Uses New Law <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>America Online said on Tuesday it had filed lawsuits this week against three identity theft gangs, seeking combined damages of $18 million and using a new law against so-called &quot;phishers.&quot; The... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 28 Feb 2006 15:25:14 +0000 14% of Internet Uses iTunes <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to the BBC, Statistics gathered by Nielsen NetRatings shows that traffic to Apple's iTunes Music Store grew by 241 percent in 2005. The research revealed that teenagers aged... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Tue, 24 Jan 2006 14:16:40 +0000 New backdoor program uses Sony rootkit <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The media has already written extensively about how Sony BMG appliedrootkit technology to hide and protect DRM components used to prevent disks from being copied. One highly unfortunate effect of Sony's decision to use this... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 11 Nov 2005 11:15:39 +0000 Teen Uses Worm to Promote Site <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Using a self-propagating worm that exploits a scripting vulnerability common to most dynamic Web sites, a Los Angeles teenager made himself the most popular member of community Web site earlier this month. While the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 19 Oct 2005 09:50:00 +0000 Nano-Printer Heralds Many Scientific Uses <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A New Hampshire company, putting down Silicon Valley roots, is developing nano-printing technologies that could eventually make better electronics, labeling and even the foundation for human skin cells. The business, called Dimatix, has... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 13 Jun 2005 14:22:17 +0000 Virus Uses Tsunami to Spread <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new virus has appeared on the internet, trying to trick kind-hearted users into executing it by pretending to be looking for donations to the tsunami appeal for south-east Asia. The mass mailer worm, known... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 18 Jan 2005 10:19:35 +0000 New MyDoom Variant Uses Yahoo People Search <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Another new version of MyDoom is worming its way through the Internet, and this variant&mdash;like the last one&mdash;uses Yahoo as part of its infection routine. MyDoom.P is similar to most of the other MyDoom variants... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 03 Aug 2004 20:18:14 +0000 Philips 3-D Display Uses Patented Lens Technology <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>At this year's Society for Information Displays (SID) conference Royal Philips Electronics is showcasing multi-view 3-D display technology for video entertainment -- including gaming, automotive display and mobile applications -- that allows consumers to enjoy... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 20 May 2004 22:48:00 +0000 Wallon worm uses Yahoo, MS to spread <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Antivirus software companies issued warnings and software updates on Tuesday and Wednesday for a new worm, Wallon, that uses deceptive Web links to to trick users into downloading malicious programs. Wallon first... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 14 May 2004 02:53:08 +0000 Athlon 939 uses HT at 1000MHz <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>WE'VE SPENT some time investigating what it means when people say that the Athlon 64 939 will use 1000MHz HyperTransport, apparently 200MHz faster then the current one that runs at 800MHz. AMD told us that... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Mon, 01 Mar 2004 22:00:03 +0000 MiMail worm uses ZIP files to rampage across corporations <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A NEW variant of the MiMail worm family, version C, is proliferating across the world, according to security firm iDefense. MiMail.C has a DDoS component to attack DarkProfits domains and there's likely to be increased... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Sat, 01 Nov 2003 10:26:44 +0000 Microsoft Finds New Uses for Usenet <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Researchers at Microsoft are working on technology that makes it easier to navigate Usenet news groups and could eventually help clear clutter in e-mail inboxes, a Microsoft researcher said Tuesday. A Microsoft concept called the... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 03 Aug 2003 20:22:00 +0000 Man uses PC, washing machine to brew beer <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Just hooking mine up right now ;) MICHAEL FEY, a German man of god, has hooked up a notebook and a washing machine in the most unlikely of causes. To... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Tue, 04 Feb 2003 13:25:06 +0000 Dad uses web to shame kids over 'rotten' behaviour <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A Wiltshire Dad has named and shamed his kids on a Web site because he's concerned they're rampaging out of control. According to reports Dave Forward did it as a last resort after his kids... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 10 Jan 2003 22:10:21 +0000 SGI finds 2,048 uses for an Itanic <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If anyone can find a use for an Itanium chip, it ought to be SGI. Although the processor remains stillborn as a commercial computing proposition, the benchmarks are impressive and improving, and SGI's technical computing... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 08 Jan 2003 09:57:32 +0000 Microsoft uses Solaris servers for Hotmail shock <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Palatinate of Redmondia wants a software development engineer to help it move away from Solaris to Windows 32 servers, based in Mountain View. This is like the heart-thumping shock we had... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 24 Dec 2002 14:23:04 +0000 DreamWorks uses Linux to create new animated film <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Thanks Geronimo for this. In late May, DreamWorks' new animated film &quot;Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron&quot; will hit theaters and mark a major milestone for the studio, as well as for the Open Source community... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 26 Apr 2002 16:08:38 +0000 If Office XP's So Great, How Come Microsoft Uses Word 97? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft disputed a security expert's report on Monday that a Microsoft white paper describing security enhancements in Office XP was created using Office 97. But a review by Newsbytes of numerous Word... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 12 Feb 2002 20:11:10 +0000 Pre-pare yourself for 2002: Ten uses for an old PC <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Got an old PC gathering dust somewhere? Here are ten ways to reuse it - and maybe even make some cheeky cash in the meantime. We've all got an old clunker in... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 02 Jan 2002 13:17:09 +0000 Amazon to allow uses to "thumb" through books online! <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Now I wonder what books will be the most viewed. :) Internet retail giant Inc. AMZN.O now lets you do just that, at least to the extent that it is possible in... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 10 Oct 2001 14:16:15 +0000