Guns to save laptops?

Cryptography and security experts bruce Schneier dug up this little gem: Photographer Matt Brandon was posting a worried blog entry about the future outlook of transporting valuable goods in airplanes. Think expensive photo equipment or laptops. Being forced to put these items into checked baggage usually equates with certain theft or damage. Readers of Matt’s blog quickly…


Need more cool WPF demos…

Heard this a lot recently – in the meantime, ease the pain with Kevin’s Bag-O-Tricks aka Kevin Moore’s collection of WPF controls and samples. Kevin has updated his sample collection so it compiles and runs nicely under .NET Framework 3.0 RC1 (both on Windows Vista RC1 and Windows XP). You find a number of cool…

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Gadget Dept.: Smartphone keyboard made of cloth

I’ve seen flexible rubber USB keyboards before, but this is a true novelty: Based on a British technology called ElekTex fabric, finally we have the rollable keyboard, made of electroconductive cloth. It’s wireless, it has drivers for Windows Mobile 2003 and Windows Mobile 5 (PocketPC and Smartphone), and at just £68.95 it seems reasonable priced…

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Vista RC1 + Office B2TR == Happiness

In case you have not seen Jensen Harris’ announcement, you will be able to download Microsoft Office Beta 2 Technical Refresh (B2TR) by the end of this day. Office B2TR is a huge improvement in terms speed and memory consumption. In fact, running on Windows Vista RC1 the combination of Office B2TR and Vista RC1…


Updated ATI and NVidia drivers for Windows Vista RC1

Windows Vista RC1 comes with inbox support for those neat new graphics cards, but if you care for the very latest drivers or exended control panels, both big vendors have released new drivers: ATI: Catalyst Beta Driver for Windows Vista RC1 NVidia: ForceWare Release 95 Version: 96.33 Note: Both links point to drivers for Windows…

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