ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley analyzes the latest twist in Microsoft's continuing efforts to build up its search business by itself in the face of Yahoo's holdout.
Everyone seems to be jumping onto the clean-tech bandwagon--the latest being a former CIA director. The timing couldn't be better after another record-setting day in the oil trading pits. But is the green movement building fast enough? CNET News.com's Martin LaMonica assesses the progress green technology is making … Read more
For years, biometric finger scanners have been used in ATMs and at the cash register. But there are problems with finger scanners. Researchers have demonstrated how a flat photograph or molded fingertip can easily fool these devices into giving a false approval. And while face recognition is improving, especially 3D facial mapping, these devices aren't yet in wide use today.
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Here's the back-catalog of The Real Deal podcast episodes.
The Real Deal 110: Vista Road Test Rafe talks about the Windows Vista machine he built from scratch. Then Tom and Rafe both talk about their varying experiences with Vista. Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 04:15 PM The Real Deal 109: Video Toolkit Tom and Rafe share their favorite ways to shoot, edit, convert, and post videos. Date: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 04:08 PM The Real Deal 108: Cloud computing What is this cloud computing buzzword-mongers are buzzing about? How does it work? Will it replace regular old … Read more
Following the February 5 presidential primary, several county clerks in New Jersey asked an independent researcher to study the vote results on the state's electronic voting machines. The vendor, Sequoia, has threatened legal action, but so far hasn't taken any. Initial results suggest that there were some inconsistencies in vote tallies, although none were enough to reverse the election results themselves.