Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Time for games - PS Vita

The PS Vita is out in Europe and America!
Finally it’s here, Sony's answer to Smartphone- and Tablet-gaming, the PS Vita. But it’s pretty more than just a device for gaming. It combines everything about connecting players, which includes also social media with Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and even Skype. Sony also introduced a new application called “near” where a player can locate other players which are close to them.
The interface is completely different from the well-known XMB (XrossMediaBar) which was introduced with the first Playstation Portable in 2004. It looks more like an iOS or Android System and navigating through it is pretty similar.
They have  also integrated a music player, a better internet browser with html5 support and a photo viewer. There are two cameras  – one on the back and the other on the front of the device. While the camera on the back can be used as a part in augmented reality games, the front-camera is useful for video-chats on skype-session with your friends. 
New and very special is the rear-touch panel which enables a never seen gameplay for casual- and also core-gamers.


Saturday, 25 February 2012

How secure is your password?

How secure is your password?
Have you ever asked yourself how secure your password is? There is a website where you can check the strength of your passwords until a desktop computer hacks it. The website is  and it shows also if you are using one of the most 10,000 common passwords. 
For example “boat” and “ship” are very short words and so within the top 10,000 most common passwords, which means they could be cracked instantly, whereas “Queen Elizabeth 2” would take 35 quadrillion years at the current state of computers to hack it.

Some common guidelines for a secure password:
  • ·         It should be at least 12 characters long
  • ·         Try to combine capital with lower-case letters
  • ·         Use symbols (e.g. !$%&?) and numbers in your password
For the lazy people, there is also a website which generates random passwords, on


Sunday, 12 February 2012

Fuggitive betrayed by photos he put on Facebook

An Italian who was wanted by the police since 2010 was arrested thanks to photos he published on Facebook! One showed him beside Barak Obama in the Oval office and another showed him sitting at the Oval office desk using the presidential phone. The police quickly ascertained that those photos were not genuine but were in fact tourist photos at the Madame Tussuads, Waxwork Museum in London. Examining closely other photos such as a photo of him with a group of friends in a London street showing also a restaurant but also one with him as a waitor embracing colleagues, the police were able to establish that the fuggitive was working in that restaurant in London! Needless to say, he was arrested by the English police and now awaits trial in Sicily.