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Wednesday: March 24, 2010

Security flaws over at the IRS could mean that your personal data might be at risk.Security flaws over at the IRS could mean that your personal data might be at risk.

The Internal Revenue Service's failure to use strong passwords, install patches quickly, and adequately control access to computer systems and information makes the system vulnerable to insider threats and attacks from outside, a new government report concludes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:42 AM | Tags (12) | taxes | security | risk | irs | data | exposed | cnet | passwords | weak | control | systems | vulnerable |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 18, 2010

Disgruntled employee disables hundreds of cars from the comfort of his PC.Disgruntled employee disables hundreds of cars from the comfort of his PC.

I wouldn't call this so much of a 'hack' (or hacker according to Wired) but rather a disgruntled employee who happened to know his way around a most-likely poorl y designed online security system. If you put functionality like this online without proper security this is just an accident waiting to happen.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 9:37 AM | Tags (8) | auto | bricked | cars | disgruntled | hacker | systems | texas | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

Google would like you to know that they think PageRank is a tad over-hyped.Google would like you to know that they think PageRank is a tad over-hyped.

PageRank has a catchy name and the name recognition. But we've always looked at all the things that are available when ranking search results. We look at where do things come from, what are the words used, how do they interact with each other, how do people interact with them,' he said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:04 AM | Tags (7) | pagerank | register | overrated | google | search | algorithm | systems |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

How to give the Google Chrome OS a whirl on your home computer of choice.How to give the Google Chrome OS a whirl on your home computer of choice.

TechCrunch has a handy step by step guide to installing your very own (torrented) copy of Google's upcoming operating system on your local machine. So grab yourself a copy of VirtualBox and start poking around.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:49 AM | Tags (8) | chrome | chromium | google | operating | os | system | techcrunch | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

A video from Google's event this morning showing off some features from Chrome OS.A video from Google's event this morning showing off some features from Chrome OS.

The OS takes just seven seconds to boot up (at least this version does anyway). There is also some footage of the user interface as well. Still want more? There is some additional information along with a concept video over on Google's official blog.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:42 PM | Tags (11) | boot | chrome | google | interface | opensource | operating | os | speed | system | techcrunch | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

A handy tutorial on how to compile software from source code.A handy tutorial on how to compile software from source code.

...thanks to the popularity of open-source software, where the source code is available for one and all to read and enjoy, the impetus has been put on the end-user to compile their own code if they want to use the software.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:57 AM | Tags (15) | applications | apps | code | compile | development | linux | macosx | opensource | programming | software | source | systems | tutorial | windows | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

Amazon pulls the curtain back on mobile payment system.Amazon pulls the curtain back on mobile payment system.

A customer just needs to choose the Pay with Amazon option while making an online transaction through their smartphone and the service will seamlessly connect with the Amazon server to validate and complete the transaction.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:09 AM | Tags (6) | shopping | mobile | amazon | onthego | payment | system |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

Seven reasons to avoid Windows 7.Seven reasons to avoid Windows 7.

Ok Wired, make up your mind. First you want me to switch over to Windows 7 and now you want me to avoid it? I can't make these kind of difficult decisions on my own.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:09 AM | Tags (7) | microsoft | operating | switch | system | technology | windows7 | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 50 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Seven good reasons to switch over to Windows 7.Seven good reasons to switch over to Windows 7.

You complained, you demanded, and in response Microsoft slapped something together to ship October 22. The result? The overall presentation of Windows 7 is familiar enough to welcome XP users, but fundamentally it’s different enough to make you change the way you think of Microsoft.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:01 AM | Tags (7) | windows7 | microsoft | wired | switch | operating | systems | upgrade |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Mac OS X Snow Leopard might be ready a little earlier than expected.Mac OS X Snow Leopard might be ready a little earlier than expected.

Rumors swirling that latest circulated build of 10.6 has just been designated as Golden Master (ready to ship).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:58 AM | Tags (5) | gm | osx | snowleopard | system | mac |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 28, 2009

Ten computing tasks you probably won't be doing with Google's Chrome OS.Ten computing tasks you probably won't be doing with Google's Chrome OS.

You won't be leaving your desktop PC behind anytime soon, even after it's officially released.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 2:48 PM | Tags (6) | chrome | computing | google | os | system | tasks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 8, 2009

Five things the new Google OS will do for your beloved netbook.Five things the new Google OS will do for your beloved netbook.

Some interesting things to consider for those curious about a netbook purchase.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 11:54 AM | Tags (6) | chrome | google | linux | netbook | os | system |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 2, 2009

Digitizing health records may ultimately save billions of dollars.Digitizing health records may ultimately save billions of dollars.

Analysts say an estimated $700 billion a year is wasted on unnecessary tests and mistakes that a computerized system could help avoid. Still, hospitals had been reluctant to change due to the up front costs. But industry professionals say the stimulus plan incentives are motivational factors.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 11:21 AM | Tags (8) | hospital | records | medical | database | health | industry | government | systems |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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