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At the RSA conference in San Francisco, a panel of leading cryptographers reveal some of the lessons they have learned while making seemingly imprudent decisions. By going against the grain, new objectives can be made and boundaries overcome.
From the Google IPO, to the rise of social networking, it's been an important decade for tech innovation, CBSNews.com Executive Editor Charles Cooper talks to ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan about the five most important tech events of the decade and what they mean for the technology industry going forward.
Tired of wondering when your ride will arrive? ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das explains how the Eyestop could forever change that waiting game for the better. A mix of smooth steel, clear curved glass and technology, this artful creation from the minds at MIT Media Lab could make your ride a little easier by telling you how many minutes until you can board, the fastest route to your destination and more.
At the AlwaysOn Venture Summit in Half Moon Bay, Calif., J. Brian Hennessy, chief marketing officer of Mobius Technologies, explains how the company has found a way to turn industrial waste--things like old insulation and the foam from car seats--into resins and glues. These glues are strong enough to be used to manufacture OSB (oriented strand board), a building material used in everything from houses to furniture, and at very little extra cost to the manufacturing companies.
ZDNet senior editor Sam Diaz offers his views on the recent lawsuits filed by the movie industry against Real Networks for its new RealDVD software. The movie studios are suing Real Networks alleging the software violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Diaz says consumers should be able to enjoy the content they've purchased and the software is no different than Apple's iTunes, as it relates to copyright.
ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks with Senior Editor Sam Diaz about the brewing suit-countersuit situation between Apple and Psystar. In an effort to quash the sale of Psystar's cheap Mac OS-running computers and preserve its carefully crafted image and reputation, Apple sued the Miami-based company. Now Psystar has lobbed back a countersuit, claiming that tying Mac OS to Apple hardware is anti-competitive. Sam Diaz lays out how the legal battle may unfold.
ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks with Senior Editor Sam Diaz about the class action lawsuit against Facebook over their Beacon advertising program. They discuss the consequences of possible privacy violations, how Beacon changed to an "opt-in" program, and why CEO Mark Zuckerberg's admission of guilt may have been a bad move.
Nintendo showcases new hardware and software titles. A new add-on called Wii Motion Plus adds another level of precision to the Wii Remote for super accurate motions in the new beach-themed game, 'Wii Sports Resort.' The Wii gets voice-chat capability with the Wii Speak Mic in 'Animal Crossing: City Folk.' 'Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars' is coming the Nintendo DS, and Wii Music will turn your friends into musical performers with the standard controls or a drumming expert with the balance board.