Aug 6th 2006
This Week in Tech 65
The $60 Million Dollar Man
Hosted by Leo Laporte
Kevin's on the cover of Business Week, AOL fires 5,000, the Web turns 15, and the Mac is hacked...
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Kevin's on the cover of Business Week, AOL fires 5,000, the Web turns 15, and the Mac is hacked.
- Kevin Rose is supposedly worth $60 million.
- At DefCon, a group of hackers managed to hack a MacBook in 60 seconds. However, this is only an exploit to a generic wireless driver.
- A group of hackers have managed to clone the RFID information in a passport.
- The World Wide Developer's Conference is tomorrow.
- A Core 2 Duo-based "Mac Pro", iPhone, and many more products are rumored to be released.
- There's a banner at WWDC that states "Mac OSX Leopard...Vista 2.0".
- August 6th, 2006 was the 15th anniversary of the World Wide Web.
- Lenovo is pre-installing SuSe Linux on its ThinkPads.
- A PowerBook with a defective battery exploded.
- The USA has joined 40 other countries by ratifying a cybercrime treaty.
- The RIAA is suing Limewire for $150,000 per song traded.
- A Segway that will transmit data using Bluetooth has passed through the FCC.
- AOL has gone free, and fired thousands of its employees.
- Try out Goggles, the Google Maps flight simulator.
- If you would like to surf the web while pretending to work, try out the Work Friendly proxy.
- Dan Kaminsky, a researcher at Black Hat, has created a Net Neutrality test
- George Lucas said that the Youtube Star Wars parodies can stay.
- An engineer says that CinemaNow's DRM-to-DVD burning is "irresponsibly defective."
- Archive.org is getting a lot of public domain movies.
- Norton Antivirus mistakenly advised UK preachers to delete files crucial to their program of choice, Visual Liturgy.