Get on the rural Internet bus: Caching useful pages from the Internet allows traveling Internet buses and motorcycles to deliver useful information to remote areas of India, Rwanda, Cambodia, and Paraguay, the BBC reports. This includes cricket scores, Aishwrya Rai photos, and Bollywood tunes in rural India. It also distributes a kind of ecommerce, where orders are placed through online, but not Internet connected systems, which sync up when the vehicles return to a central station. It's the ultimate store-and-forward system.
Sony PlayStation Portable upgrade offers free T-Mobile HotSpot use: The PSP 3.30 firmware allows access to T-Mobile Wi-Fi hotspots at no cost for six months, as long as they log in within a year (deal ends Mar. 28, 2008). A special rate, not yet disclosed, will apply after that.
The detailed attack plan for WPA pre-shared keys: Lisa Phifer brings her usual exhaustive approach to detailing exactly how crackers can break short, dictionary-based pre-shared keys in WPA. It's quite technical, but worth reading. The same takeaway first published on this site over three years ago still applies: choose words not found in dictionaries and make passphrases long; have a strong password generator create a phrase for you; or use WPA/WPA2 Enterprise to avoid the whole mess. Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) will also obviate the problem as it rolls out.