Vonage, the Voice Over IP company announced that its annual CALL SANTA program is back. Parents can now help their children call Santa (only from a Vonage phone) and leave a voice message telling what they want for Christmas. The recorded message will then be sent to the account holder’s e-mail address so they can know exactly what their […]
A team of 10 Biochemistry students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong has developed a way to store and en/decrypt data onto living bacteria cells. The project called ‘Bioencryption‘ was submitted to MIT’s iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) 2010 contest.
When we are surfing online and run into something that’s in a foreign language, we use a translation tool like Google Translate to translate the text into a language we understand. But this is not possible for printed text like a letter or a book. Designer Anh Nguyen ran into a similar situation and so […]
Eric Butler, a software developer from Seattle has exposed the vulnerability of popular sites like Facebook and Twitter. He has developed a Firefox extension called Firesheep, which makes use of the vulnerability of unsecured HTTP sites in order to demonstrate session hijacking. Firesheep sniffs out unencrypted HTTP sessions on any open Wi-Fi network and capture users’ cookies. It then uses the cookie […]
Citibank is set to begin testing of “Citi 2G,” the next generation of credit cards next month. The picture shown below from Citi provides an example of how the new cards will look.
Ben Metcalfe blogged out a warning after his domain Vb.ly was shut down by NIC.ly. He gave the reason, “because the content of our website, in their opinion, fell outside of Libyan Islamic/Sharia Law.” This, with a number of other factors, was enough for Metcalfe to state that the “.ly domain space should be considered […]
Ming-Zher Poh, a graduate student at MIT, has made it possible for a webcam to tell how healthy you and your heart are, by just looking at you. There’s no need to hook yourself up to any machine, or test your blood. Just look at the webcam, and you’ll have your result displayed to you. It’s all […]
The scientists from the University of Twente, in the Netherlands, have created “micronium” a tiny musical instrument made up of microscopic springs activated by combs to produce an audible tone.
The Times of India suprised me once again this month. Nothing extraordinary today like the talking newspaper we saw some days back but I was still surprised to see a full page Google Chrome ad in today’s paper. I am used to seeing Ads from Microsoft and Yahoo but it’s the first time Google came […]
Everyone who opened today’s edition of The Times of India, where in a shock when they found their newspaper talking. The world’s largest circulated English daily, Times Of India surprised it’s readers by placing a small embed audio device inside the newspaper. As people opened the page, they heard a robotic voice telling about Volkswagen car. […]