The CAN-SPAM Act has been credited with recent gains in the war on spam; however, it is becoming more apparent that the spammers are beginning to employ a new technique that is destabilizing the Internet’s DNS structure. The technique involves sending mass mailings in the middle of the night from a domain that has not yet been registered. After the mailings go out, the spammer registers the domain early the next morning. The spammers are hoping this will minimize their visibility and make it more difficult to track. The problem arises when the DNS servers on the internet attempt to resolve the domain names, since they do not exist, it causes delays and timeouts on the DNS servers and backups in SMTP message queues. This virtually slows down and stops name resolution.
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I know that I hate those Apple iPod earbuds because they really hurt my ears (I went out and got a pair of Sony MDR-Q22 clip on headphones for my iPod). Now, Shure has a set of headphones that not only match the iPod, but feel comfortable and fit in your ear to cancel outside noise. The E-series phones aren’t like earbuds because they go directly into your ear canal, creating a seal that blocks outside noise from your ears.
Thanks to devices like the iPod, the portable headphone has seen a recent surge in purchases. Many new models have been released, all with varying degrees of price and need. Items like the buds, clip-ons, traditional, behind the ear, and now the noise-canceling phones have all come within the past several years, and have seen sales increase with the rise of MP3 portable players.
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The RoboSapien is the hottest toy on the market right now. So much so, even adults are getting down with it. It was hard to get your hands on one during the holiday season, but we have one ready to ship to one lucky Gear Live reader. So, what do you need to do to get it? Well, we want to know what you thought the best and worst items were at CES. What struck your fancy, and what made you turn your head in disgust? Holla back in the comments, and we will choose a random winner. Oh, and be sure that you reside in the USA.
The months of waiting are about to come to an end. Sony announced at the Consumer Electronics Show that the PSP is on schedule to be released in the United States in March. The pricepoint will be under $200, which is sure to calm the nerves of some people worried about the system costing too much. Sony hopes to take down Nintendo’s own portable, the DS, which was released in December.
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Kodak has recently introduced a revolutionary concept in digital photography. Their new 4 megapixel EasyShare-One camera will feature wireless connectivity built in so that users can transmit their photos wirelessly to any computer, printer, or compatible Wi-Fi enabled device. Featuring 256 megabytes of built-in storage, and the largest screen on any camera yet, this $600 machine will be released later this year. The card to allow wireless connectivity will cost an extra $100. The LCD touch screen will swivel, and includes a stylus for use. Sounds great, but $700 bones for a 4 megapixel camera with Wi-Fi isn’t exactly a steal.
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Verizon announced “VCast,” a new high-speed wireless multimedia and video service, at CES on Friday. The company says that its EV-DO network will support speeds of between 300 and 500kbps; roughly as fast as a low-grade DSL connection. Verizon said that VCast will go live on February 1st in 32 of the company’s largest markets that already support the EV-DO network. Customers will be able to access over 300 videos optimized for the company’s new CDMA EV-DO network for about $15.00 per month.
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At first glance, the iGesture by FingerWorks looks like an oversized touchpad. Although it does work like a touchpad when it comes to moving that pointer around on your screen, it’s much more than that. This 5 x 6.25 inch touchpad puts an end to all the clicking, key stroking, and carpal-tunnel that comes with using a mouse. That’s right, with a simple stoke on that pad with your fingers, you can perform functions such as:
- Tab/Back Tab
- Zoom In
- Zoom Out
- Find(In page)
There are many more features this nifty little pad can do, including many key-stroke shortcuts on your favorite games, Photoshop, and Maya. All the pre-defined gestures can be found here. Besides all those pre-defined gestures, the iGesture allows you to customize your favorite key-strokes through the use of an application. FingerWorks claims that the iGesture works as a Plug-And-Play device on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers; however, if you want to define your own personal shortcuts, the included software needs to be installed. FingerWorks has other products utilizing the same technology such as a keyboard, the TouchStream LP, which replaces your keyboard and mouse. Both of these products are not easy on your wallet at $129 for the iGesture and $339 for the TouchStream LP. These gadgets are sure to revolutionize the industry and are sure to catch the attention of many users that rely heavily on keyboard shortcuts.
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Most of us love Digital Video Recorders for their ability to record television shows to a hard drive and see them at a more convenient time. Not to mention the ability to fast forward, rewind, and pause live T.V. What do you do when you want to take that T.V. show you recorded and see it on another T.V. or give it to a friend that missed the show? Well now there’s a way to do it. Humax introduces the DRT800. Equipped with a hard drive able to record 80 hours of television and a DVD Recorder, you are able to record television entertainment to DVDs. No longer do you have to delete old shows and never watch them again, at least until a re-run, now you are able to record DVDs to free up space and take them with you so you may watch them anywhere you want. This DVR requires a subscription to TiVo which costs $12.99 a month or $299 for a lifetime service.
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Yesterday we told you about how opening Internet Explorer for just a few minutes opened one of us up to spyware. Of course, running programs like Ad-Aware and Spybot - Search and Destroy do a great job at eliminating a lot of what you can bring into your PC. However, did you know that there is now an even better solution currently being offered by Microsoft? Before you start laughing uncontrollably, read on. Anti spyware software maker Giant was recently purchased by Microsoft. They simply took the software and rebranded it as Microsoft Antispyware Beta. Don’t let the name fool you, it is still the Giant software, it is better than Ad-Aware and Spybot, and it is free. Want it? Simply click here.
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How many times have you gone to the store to get a new pair of jeans, when every single pair you try on doesn’t fit? Thanks to Bodymetrix, you will never have to hunt for those jeans again. The new body-scanning technology will deliver the right jeans everytime. Using a complex system of lights and reflections, the machine will scan your entire body and take every possible measurement. Using those measurments, a perfect pair of jeans will be made that fits your body contours exactly. They will even put your name on the label! This technology can be used to create any type of clothing, since it takes every measurement you will ever need.
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