Back in 2005, The Register reported on a UK police project (the article calls it Gatso 2) whose thrust was to use cameras to identify vehicles' license plates as they go by. The information on who/when/where (WWW) would be stored for at least two years, and the system was expected to process 50 million plates per day.
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The Internet is maxing out, isn't viable over the long run and is being flooded by rich applications and thousands of gadgets. If the Internet were air traffic control you wouldn't fly.
Red Hat has its share of battles: Microsoft's partnership with Novell to distribute SUSE and Oracle targeting Linux support. But four months after these alleged Red Hat killers launched they have yet to land a body blow.
Notable headlines: Windows Live: A guide for the perplexed. Screen Shots: What Windows Live Is (and Isn't).
I have been getting reports, as has GigaOm, about a Yahoo Mail outage over the weekend for some users. According to Yahoo spokesperson Karen Mahon, "A small fraction of Yahoo!
Video: At the RSA 2007 Conference in San Francisco we talked to some attendees about what they considered to be the biggest cybersecurity threats, and I caught up with Howard Schmidt, former White House cybersecurity czar, Chief Security Strategist for the US CERT Partners Program and chief security officer at Microsoft and eBay. We discussed the state of cybersecurity, including Windows Vista and the White House's role in fighting cyberthreats.
Via the Washington Post, 160 laptops owned and operated by employees of the FBI have disappeared over the last four years, according to a Justice Department report from the Inspector General's office. The report stated that the FBI has 26,000 laptops.
We have a new BlackBerry blog with a familiar face--Russell Shaw. Russell is used to covering the BlackBerry market at BBHub.
Intel's 80-core prototype is just what's needed to build virtual data centers.
Barak Obama launched his presidential campaign, talked Iraq, health care costs and retooling Washington. So what gets attention in the tech world?