Devlin C. writes "Ars Technica reports that many major movie studios and several consumer electronics companies have an unofficial pact not to use the controversial Image Constraint Token in movies until at least 2010, presumably in an effort to spur early adoption. As the article at Ars notes, this would explain why both
the low-end PS3 and the Xbox360 lack HDMI. The companies think it's not necessary to have right now, and they would rather shave costs than sell future-proof hardware."
Cliff from the off-the-shelf-or-DIY-project dept.
emf2268 asks: "I'm looking to either purchase or build (I'll do the circuitry myself if I have to) several dozen, small screens for an arcade game that uses a touch interface. Each screen, which should be around 6-10 inches, needn't be extremely advanced in the display department, since 16 colors will do just fine. An LED or LCD would do the job. But each screen also needs to be touch sensitive...it only needs to know if it's been touched, not where it was touched. How, can I build this as cheaply as possible?"
Cliff from the missed-vulnerabilities dept.
penciling_in asks: "Voiponder is running an informative article identifying VoIP attacks, which are applicable to current systems but lack public awareness and are, for the most part, misunderstood. The author's primary purpose is to 'discuss two of the most well known attacks that can be carried out in current VoIP deployments. The first attack demonstrates the ability to hijack a user's VoIP Subscription and subsequent communications. The second attack looks at the ability to eavesdrop in to VoIP communications.' This leaves me begging the question: What other not-so-publicized VoIP security issues should companies be watching out for?"