Russia Not Behind Georgian Site Takedowns: Researcher

Thursday, August 14, 2008 3:10
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Earlier this week, I wrote about the conflict between Russia and Georgia, and how Georgia had turned to Google's Blogger service to keep the outside world up-to-date on government updates. While initial speculation was that Russia was behind the DDoS attacks on Georgian sites (which are still down, BTW), at least one researcher is not quite so sure.

Gadi Evron, founder of the Zero Day Emergency Response Team, feels that since the Estonia war, everyone jumps on the cyber-war bandwagon as soon as any hacking occurs with a political bent to ...


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Chrysler’s In-Vehicle Wi-Fi to Launch Aug. 25th

Thursday, August 14, 2008 2:18
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As I noted earlier, Chrysler was planning to add wi-fi to the list of distractions available in cars, in addition to text messaging / email, reading, putting on makeup, talking on cell phones, and the like. They've now announced that the increased distraction will begin on August 25th, when 2009 Chrysler models will be able to get this option.

Now, don't get me wrong; I'd love to be able to use something like this, but there are a couple of problems:
Do we need still more distractions for drivers?I get ...


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T-Mobile, Vodafone Point to Apple for iPhone’s 3G Problems

Thursday, August 14, 2008 1:07
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The finger-pointing has begun. Much has been made over the iPhone's 3G connectivity issues on AT&T's network, and some (including me) have pointed to the fact that AT&T's 3G network performance isn't exactly stellar. Of course, that doesn't mean it's still not an Apple issue.

T-Mobile, on the other hand, made no bones about it: the issue lies with the iPhone 3G itself, either in software or hardware.

In a blog post, T-Mobile pointed to the iPhone as the culprit, not the network (it should be ...


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iPhone 3G Not Sensitive Enough to 3G Signals?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 16:00
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I have a question: why are all these researchers and carriers who believe they have pinpointed the iPhone's 3G reception problem in Europe (forcing me to use translation software, too)?

While there's no answer to that question, a Swedish scientist seems to think he has the answer to poor 3G performance on the iPhone 3G: poor signal sensitivity.

Claes Beckman, a professor of microwave technology at the University of Gälve, told Swedish tech site NyTeknik:
The measurements show that Iphones sensitivity to 3G networks signals - "nominal sensitivity" - is ...


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