LEGO goes to the movies
Things have moved on a lot since I was first introduced to these plastic building blocks when I was a wee nipper.
First, they tried to put motors into LEGO blocks, then it was computers and now those Dutch scallywags want our children to have hands-on experience of video editing with their brand new LEGO Moviemaker package.
Produced in association with Pinnacle Systems, the pack includes LEGO studio software, which has been aimed at the younger Steven Spielbergs out there. ...more
13-04-2002 Essential news of the week
Brought neatly together and presented on a plate, here is a roundup of some of the week's main news stories from the world of IT.
Microsoft rallies to support the future of My Services
Sophos gives antivirus lessons
Microsoft adopts alternative DVD standard<
IIS 4, 5 and 6 fatally flawed, patch now
Internet scams - the FBI view
BT leaps back into wireless
'Furious' reaction to BT's direct DSL
Corporate security slips up on Banana
AMD looking for gold beyond PCs
BT extends broadband to 100 exchanges
Antitrust judge rejects states' evidence
Don't forget, we welcome your comments. Just click on a story and go for the 'Comments' link on the right-hand side of the screen. ...more
Interacting with Hitler and other e-books
For those still preserving with the concept of electronic books, Penguin has published its December list of new titles.
The book of the month - one for history students - is the interactive and hyperlinked Hitler: Hubris by Ian Kershaw. Other releases include Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide 2002, a fully searchable work of reference for film buffs, Steven Levy's history of cryptography, Crypto and Bill Gates' Business@the Speed of Thought. ...more
GNUPedia is launched
A freely available encyclopaedia, built from contributions collected over the Internet, is the latest goal from the people behind GNU.
The philosophy behind GNU can be read, at great length, on www.gnu. ...more
Opera suffers security vuln, offers fix
A highly critical security vulnerability has been discovered in the Opera Web browser.
Secunia Advisory SA16907 warns that the Opera Command Line URL Shell Command Injection flaw could be exploited to compromise a user's system. For example it could be used to execute arbitrary shell commands by tricking a user into following a malicious link in an external application which uses Opera as the default browser. ...more