Smartphones and tablets have changed the way people get information from the Web, but not everyone has, wants or can afford an expensive mobile device. But what if you could use a basic feature available on almost every cellphone to get information from Web sites just by sending simple text messages? Stefan Gromoll, a former astrophysicist and now a co-founder of the company Dotgo, explains just how to do that with the technology he helped develop.
While hacktivist collectives like Anonymous seem to be getting the most attention, regular old black-hat hackers continue to quietly steal money and take over computers around the world. David Perry, the global director of education at Trend Micro, reveals details of the recent exploits of a Russian hacker with the handle Soldier who managed to steal $3 million over the past six months from the unsuspecting owners of infected computers. And perhaps as an even bigger threat, some of these infected PCs may have spread malicious software to the corporate networks of several large companies.
In his Tech Talk Term of the Week, Pedro Rafael Rosado explores the practice of âdeep linking.â
This weekâs technology headlines include Google Wallet making its limited debut in New York and San Francisco; Google Plus invites the world to join; Netflix splits off the DVD-rental side of its business into a new company called Qwikster; and gamers quickly solve an enzyme riddle that has stumped scientists for years.
For those who never have time to read long Web articles right away, the Tip of the Week explains how to use the new Reading List feature built into Appleâs Safari browser to save those stories for later.
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