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Entries from October 2006

MojoPac – You CAN Take It With You

October 29th, 2006 · 3 Comments

logo.gifWhen I first stumbled across the description of MojoPac on their website it seemed too good to be true. Here was a piece of software that promised to allow you to create a PC on any USB-enabled device (memory stick, USB hard drive, iPod,cell phone), install all of your applications and data onto that USB-housed PC, and be able to use that PC on any machine running Windows XP. And it could do all of this without having to install any software onto the “host” PC and without leaving any trace that it had ever been there. Based on that description I first assumed that MojoPac just another type of virtualization, like VMWare or VirtualPC. It’s not, and that’s what makes it unique.

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Tags: Computer Software · Virtualization

Air Hogs Storm Launcher – an R/C Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang

October 17th, 2006 · 7 Comments

Air Hogs Storm LauncherI’m not really sure how to classify the new Storm Launcher from AirHogs. It’s fun to drive around on the ground (even on grass). It’s fun to pilot around on the water. And, most importantly, it’s fun to fly. So, do you classify it as it a car, a boat, or a plane? I guess it’s really all three, which explains why I’ve found it next to other R/C cars, boats, and planes, depending on which store I’m in.

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Tags: Toys

SandboxIE – a Little Write-of-Hand

October 4th, 2006 · No Comments

Trojans, spyware, viruses, keyloggers, rootkits — it’s pretty dangerous out there on the Wild Wild Web. There are countless sites out there that have the capability of installing software onto your PC without your knowledge and then stealing your data or using your PC to infect other PC’s (or both). In order to surf safely you have to make sure that you’ve taken precautions against becoming another zombie server for spyware, spam, and other unpleasantries. To combat these risks you should, at the very least, be running a firewall and a virus scanner. Even better would be to run a bowser other than Internet Explorer (I use Flock and Firefox). Want even more protection? Check out SandboxIE.

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Tags: Computer Software