Sony Dash, Part One

January 7, 2010

Watch this YouTube video:

This seems to be the first time Sony has really gotten something in the past four years.

I’m sitting here with a PC sabotaged by Microsoft Windows updates that makes YouTube videos look like slideshows now. It didn’t start out that way.

I’m the perfect candidate for the Dash. I could use it right now just for YouTube. The US$199.00 price is also amazing.

Unfortunately, it won’t be out until April. And much can change between now and then.

I’ll have at least one more post about the Dash as further information comes in.

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CES 2010 Note 1

January 7, 2010

There won’t be a parade of device announcements on this blog. Go elsewhere for that.

So far the only thing that intrigues me is the Sony Dash. I’ll post more once I know more.

The parade of landfill-ready eInk devices continues. I’ll probably do one big post about that procession of FAIL.

My initial take on Blio was that it was shit, then I caught a two-second glimpse of it running on an iPhone. Why didn’t they say so from the bloody start? Their website is pathetic for useful information. This is no way to go about doing things.

I’m still waiting for information about the Notion Ink tablet and Pixel Qi’s partners.

That hp mini-tablet Ballmer held up last night? Puhleeze. It’s fingertip-hostile Windows 7. Next!


RED ALERT: Turn OFF JavaScript In Adobe Reader!

January 7, 2010

Sophisticated, targeted malicious PDF documents exploiting CVE-2009-4324

This one is nasty!

Quoting:

the PDF document contains everything it needs to fully exploit the victim’s machine – it does not have to download anything off the net.

Boldfaced and red emphasis added by me.

And why you must turn off JavaScript:

Since this exploit has not been patched yet, I would like to urge you all to, at least, disable JavaScript in your Adobe Reader applications.

Here is how to do that.
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