The Exploit Database

The Exploit Database is an online archive of exploits and vulnerable software. It is a great resource for testers, vulnerability researchers, security addicts and developers.
Check it: http://www.exploit-db.com

Train your brain everyday!



The game Brain Age was a massive success for the Nintendo DS all around the world. Based on Dr. Kawashima’s research, Brain Age was originally targeted to consumers as a way to keep their brains active and ‘young.’

Kawashima’s research is still best known for its implementation in the Brain Age games, but those who don’t carry around their Nintendo DSes for any spare moment may be pleased to know that brain exercises are now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

It’s called Brain Exercise with Dr. Kawashima, is published by Namco Networks America, and is available to download from the App Store immediately for $5.99 (or £3.49 or €4.99). A full Sudoku game with bonus levels has also been included to help raise a mental sweat.

«It’s not often that Apple aficionados have to play catch-up but the 27 million users of Dr Kawashima’s various brain training platforms are testament to the rise of this genre of casual gaming,” Barry O’Neill, president of Namco Bandai Networks Europe, commented. We look forward to seeing how iPhone and iPod touch users rank against others who are already using Dr. Kawashima’s approved brain training games on the move.»

iPhone/iPod Touch users can upload their brain age to the global leaderboard and compete in world scores. Click here for the App Store link.

The ability to legally copy Blu-ray movies could be just around the corner.


A recent report in Electronista cites Michael Ayers, chairman of the AACS Licensing Authority as saying that an updated version of the the Blu-ray standard will allow for copying. Reports say that the feature, dubbed ‘Managed Copy’ will allow users to make a single full-resolution copy of the film which can then be burned to a DVD or Blu-ray disc.

However, while it may seem like a dream come true for most folks, it’s not exactly fitting for these penny pinching times as new Blu-ray players will be needed to support the feature. We don’t know about you guys but we think the cost of a new player is definitely worth it if it means we’ll have the ability to back up our movie collections before the discs get chewed, scratched or generally maimed by pets or inconsiderate roommates.

Will you be buying a new Blu-ray player when this feature is available? Let us know in the comments below!

Hillcrest Labs Introduces the Loop(TM) Pointer: In-Air Mouse for TV

– Targeted to Consumers who Connect their TV to a PC or Mac(R) –

– Available for $99 via Amazon.com or www.hillcrestlabs.com/loop

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 15 /PRNewswire/ — Today, in time for Father’s Day, Hillcrest Labs launched its award-winning Loop(TM) pointer to be sold directly to consumers. The Loop pointer is a unique Freespace(R) mouse that lets users control an on-screen cursor with the flick of wrist. The Loop pointer is designed to be used by the growing number of consumers who connect their PC or Mac(R) to a TV.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090615/SF32032)

According to data derived from a recent Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)(R) report, there are now more than 7 million US households that have connected a personal computer to their home television sets(1). With the Loop pointer, these consumers now have an engaging new way to search, browse, and navigate the Web or their home media content on TV.

The Loop pointer’s distinctive design is round and ergonomic including just four buttons and a scroll wheel. Originally developed as a concept product to showcase Hillcrest Labs’ Freespace in-air pointing and motion control technology, the Loop pointer is available to consumers for the first time for just $99. Consumers can purchase the Loop pointer atwww.amazon.com or www.hillcrestlabs.com/loop.

«As our flagship Freespace product design, the Loop pointer has captured the imagination and interest of most people who have used it,» said Dan Simpkins, CEO and founder of Hillcrest Labs. «Although today we are introducing our first product directly to the public, at our core, we remain a software and IP licensing company.»

«Hillcrest Labs is recognized as one of the most innovative developers of motion control technology and graphical user interfaces for television,» said Colin Dixon, principal analyst at the Diffusion Group. «Their new Loop pointer is a simple, elegant product whose unique design will make it a great conversation piece in the living room, dorm room, lecture hall, or board room.»

Examples of Applications and Uses

To use the Loop pointer, consumers simply plug a small, USB 2.0 transceiver that comes with the device into a compatible computer or device. As with a conventional mouse, no special driver software is required for use on a PC or Mac. Device applications include:

  • Mouse for TV: For consumers who connect a PC-to-TV or Mac-to-TV, the Loop is an in-air pointer that offers the industry’s highest performance. Users can relax comfortably on a couch, hold the Loop pointer in any position, and control their favorite online video sites, photo sites, music sites, and more. Using the standard on-screen keyboards that are included with the Windows or Mac operating systems, people can enter search terms, passwords, and more.
  • Presenters: Executives, professors or other PowerPoint(TM) users now have a far more useful and eye-catching tool for use with keynotes, company presentations, or lectures. The Loop pointer also makes it easy to switch between presentations, web pages and other applications, all while walking around the conference room or lecture hall.

The Loop pointer can also complement the following products:

  • KODAK Theatre HD Player: Owners of the highly acclaimed KODAK Theatre HD Player can use the Loop pointer as a fully functioning alternative controller to interact with pictures, videos and music, and more.
  • PS3(TM): The Loop pointer is not a game controller for PS3, but it can be used as a complementary device to navigate the Internet using the PS3’s web browser.
  • Apple TV: While Apple TV does not support mouse controllers, consumers who use aTV Flash, from Fire Core (version 3.6), will be able to use the Loop pointer to navigate content on the device and the aTV Flash web browser.

Freespace Technology

The Loop pointer incorporates Hillcrest Labs’ patented Freespace technology. Attributes of the Loop pointer that are made possible by Freespace technology include:

  • High Accuracy/Precision: The Loop is a highly precise pointer which allows users to point to individual pixels on a high-resolution screen.
  • Orientation Compensation: Regardless of the orientation of the device in space (e.g. pointing at the ground, turned sideways, etc.), Freespace generates intuitive cursor motions on the screen. MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) sensors combined with Hillcrest’s proprietary software enable consistent control of the device from any position – standing, sitting or reclining.
  • Adaptive Tremor Removal: Hillcrest’s technology can distinguish between intentional and unintentional movement, including natural hand tremors. Instead of filtering out the entire range of human tremor, which would reduce the accuracy of the pointer, the Loop pointer dynamically measures each individual user’s specific tremor and unintentional movements and removes them.
  • No Line-of-Site: Unlike conventional Infrared devices and optical motion-sensing devices that require «line-of-site» operation, the Loop pointer uses RF (radio frequency) technology, so users do not need to point directly at the computer or TV screen. This gives users greater freedom to move around at a range of up to 30 feet. It also means that the PC or Mac could be stored in a media cabinet while in use.

Freespace technology can also be licensed by companies as a complete hardware and software platform to create peripheral devices that accurately track motion with six degrees of freedom. Companies that have licensed Freespace for use in their products include: Eastman Kodak, Logitech, UEI, and ZillionTV. In addition, Hillcrest Labs licenses a broad set of intellectual property including more than 40 issued patents, out of more than 190 filed by the company.

Loop Pointer Specifications

  • Diameter: 4.8 inches (approximately the size of a CD or DVD)
  • Width: 1.2 inches
  • Weight: 4.9 ounces
  • Color: Black with silver buttons
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0 antenna with built in RF (radio frequency transceiver)
  • Power supply: 2 AA batteries (included)

To order the Loop pointer, consumers should visit www.amazon.com or www.hillcrestlabs.com/loop. For more details about Hillcrest Labs, visit www.hillcrestlabs.com.

Members of the press or industry analyst community can also download images of the Loop pointer from the company’s newsroom at http://www.hillcrestlabs.com/news/media-kit.php.

About Hillcrest Labs

Hillcrest Laboratories (a.k.a. Hillcrest Labs) sells an interactive media system for TV called HoME(TM), which enables consumer electronics manufacturers and service providers to create unique interactive digital media products for TV and other digital media devices. HoME Applications are controlled by pointing and provide consumers an intuitive way to browse, discover, and interact with large volumes of digital media. Hillcrest Labs’ pointing technology, called Freespace(R), can be used in a wide range of consumer devices including remote controls, PC mice, and game controllers. The company also sells the Loop(TM) pointer – an iconic mouse replacement that lets users control a standard on-screen cursor with natural hand motions. HoME and Freespace have received numerous awards including the CES Innovations Award and Popular Mechanics’ Editors Choice. Based in Rockville, Maryland, Hillcrest Labs was founded in 2001 by Dan Simpkins. The company is funded by AllianceBernstein, Columbia Capital, Grotech Ventures and NEA,. For additional information, visit www.hillcrestlabs.com.

All product and service names listed in this release remain property of their parent companies and do not indicate official support or endorsement for the Loop pointer or Hillcrest Labs. Mac(R) is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. PS3(TM) is a registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. PowerPoint is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks, product names and company names or logos herein are the property of their respective owners. Freespace is a trademark of Hillcrest Labs. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Hillcrest Labs, Freespace, and the Loop are trademarks of Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.

(1) – Source: Data derived from 2009 CEA study: «Net-Enabled Video: Early Adopters Only?»

Vista small tips

Faster indexing:

Start –> Write indexing options and enter

Click modify and then show all locations

uncheck from tree all except start menu and click ok

You can change from here the type of files that you want to index.

 

How to make faster the search from start menu:

Right click start button and choose properties at the tab start menu, then click customize and uncheck search communications. Then put radio button search files to Don’t Search for files and click ok.

 

How to make your SATA disk faster:

Click on start and write device manager, hit enter. Choose disk drives and click + to expand. Right click in your disk and in tab policies check enable advanced performance. Experience it…

 

Vista have readyboost

They let you use a usb flash disk for paging file instead of hard disk when you do not have many free RAM.

Find a USB 2.0 flash. It is good to write more than 3 MB/s and read at least 4 MB/s

Plug usb disk in your pc and right click at removable storage device and then properties. You will see a tab readyboost, chek at use this device and insert the size you want to use from the usb disk and then click OK.