June 18, 2008
The incredible IT in The Incredible Hulk
IT World Canada
Sharky outlines the true power of a USB stick in the movie, The Incredible Hulk.
“At one point, Bruce Banner (as played by Edward Norton) has to protect his scientific research, which he has stored on a USB stick. He swallows it. A day or so later, he jauntily throws it up again, and all the research is safe and sound, the hardware miraculously still in his stomach (instead of…um, somewhere else), unscathed by stomach acid.”
Buffalo’s portable HD encrypts all data
Keith Shaw takes a look at Buffalo Technology’s newest version of its MiniStation portable hard drive, the DataVault model.
“The 8-oz. hard drive includes hardware-based full disk encryption (128-bit AES support) that automatically encrypts all data saved to the drive, and capacities of either 160GB ($129) or 320GB ($209). The drive is Windows and Mac OS X compatible, and includes mobile versions of the Firefox Web browser and Thunderbird e-mail client.”
Microsoft Vista ranks well behind XP, Linux in application developers’ hearts
Jackson West reveals results from an Evans Data survey on the percentage of software developers who are developing for Vista, Linux and Windows XP.
“Windows Vista, is being used as an application platform by only eight per cent of software developers surveyed by Evans Data. 13 per cent are developing for Linux, and a whopping 49 per cent are still developing for Windows XP.”