Received an email today of a brand new blog launched by C|Net. The blog is called Crave So what exactly is Crave? Crave is a blog from the editors and writers at CNET that shows the hottest and sexiest digital gadgetry on the horizon.
You can now harness the power of Google to build your very own search engine tailored to sites you want to search. Google has just launched Custom Search Engine. All you have to do is give it a name and select which sites you want it to search from.
Intel had stated that hyperthreading's performance advantages would show once threaded software became available, but it appears that in some cases the opposite is true This sounds rather surprising because hyper threading is supposed to increase performance. However, both SQL Server and Citrix Terminal server show marked permance decrease which returns to normal on disabling HT. Read the full ZDNet Report
Google said Wednesday it has fixed a problem in its widely used email program that allowed hackers to break into peoples Gmail accounts to read messages and pose as legitimate email users. Security researchers in Spain exposed a flaw in the way Google authenticates its users, allowing the breach in the system that counts more than 5 million users. The process for exploiting Gmail was posted to a hacker web site.
Source: Feedburner Blog Feedburner today released their Ad Network. Currently it is targetted towards feeds with large circulation (500+ they say) with plans to expand to others in the near future. Read the official Press Release.
Recent news of the PHPXMLRPC worm with claims that WordPress may be vulnerable. However, the authors state that WordPress 1.5.
MSNBC staff and news service reports that Microsoft is being seen as the lead suitor for a stake in Time Warner Inc.'s Internet unit America Online. Time Warner is looking to sell a stake in AOL and Microsoft is in the fray along with Google Inc.
PHP 4.4.1 has just been released.
AP Reports that Chinese authorities have blocked a pro-democracy Web log after it was nominated for a freedom of expression award by a German radio station, a press freedom group said Thursday. The blog, titled Wang Yi's Microphone, dealt with "sensitive subjects" and was maintained by a teacher from Sichuan province, Paris-based Reporters Without Borders said in a statement. Read the full story here ...