Cisco is facing a backlash over its decision to update the embedded software on some its home Wi-Fi routers so that they’re managed via a new “cloud” service it offers over the net. Some customers are concerned that Cisco is invading their privacy by requesting personal data via the service, while others felt that the fine print barred them from surfing the net for “obscene, pornographic, or offensive purposes.”
On the surface, Thomas Langenbach had it all. A $ 2 million home with a killer view high up in the hills of San Carlos, California; a wife; two children; a nanny; and a prestigious job at technology giant SAP. But when police searched his home on May 8, they found something else: meticulously sorted bins filled with Lego pieces, and hundreds of Lego toys.
What we know: Apple is building something at its Maiden, North Carolina, data center. What we don’t: What it is. So Wired took to the skies to find out. Will biogas and solar make iCloud green?
With gas prices skyrocketing, and commute times becoming longer, the ability to work remotely from home is a welcome practice enjoyed by professionals around the world. But securing your home network from viruses and protecting data from theft can present a particular challenge for those of us who are not IT professionals. Here are some basic tips to help secure your computing out of the office and reduce the chance of unwanted threats.
Let’s say you want to identify the mold on that leftover pizza. You’re going to need DNA. A lot of it. The new OpenPCR box lets you replicate molecules for the cost of an iPad, and it’s about as easy to use.
Start Internet Explorer 9 without going to a webpage by using a blank home page. Also explains how this may not be possible and a potential workaround.
When you start Windows Internet Explorer 9, it may start with Bing or Google or Yahoo!, or another web page possibly not of your choosing. If you’d rather start the web browser with a blank page instead, try the following first:
1. Press Alt+T then O to access Internet Explorer’s options. You may optionally use the Menu Bar, or click the gears (“Tools”) icon, then choose “Internet options”….