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  1. A simple (but far from perfect) solution to Xbox 360 modchippers…

    Microsoft seems to have come out with a cheap, yet effective solution against modchippers … put a blob of epoxy onto the chip !
    I have to admit to having seen this one coming for a while – it’s an easy defense against modchipping console…

  2. The Web: IPTV in 10 percent of homes soon?
    Major venture-capital investors — like Daniel Rosen, who spoke at last week’s “Future in Review” conference — are now saying that Internet TV will be in 10 percent of homes in the next five years. The only barrier to entry, he and other financiers believe, is service quality.
    Technology companies like Deutsche Telekom, Alcatel, Microsoft, IBM and HP are working to improve the level of service in an array of pilot projects here in the United States and in Europe and make that prediction a practical reality, experts tell UPI’s The Web. By Gene Koprowski
    hitech@upi.com

  3. The Web: IPTV in 10 percent of homes soon?
    Major venture-capital investors — like Daniel Rosen, who spoke at last week’s “Future in Review” conference — are now saying that Internet TV will be in 10 percent of homes in the next five years. The only barrier to entry, he and other financiers believe, is service quality.
    Technology companies like Deutsche Telekom, Alcatel, Microsoft, IBM and HP are working to improve the level of service in an array of pilot projects here in the United States and in Europe and make that prediction a practical reality, experts tell UPI’s The Web. By Gene Koprowski
    hitech@upi.com

  4. I’ll bite. Why is it a good idea to make it harder for your customers to do something with your product that they want to do?

  5. I’ll bite. Why is it a good idea to make it harder for your customers to do something with your product that they want to do?

  6. The epoxy trick has also been used for years to obscure your product design from competitors (i.e. with opaque epoxy). e.g. the monitor circuitry of many displays would be encased in a solid block of epoxy to prevent other companies stealing designs.

    I know this because I once worked with a guy who used to be employed to chip the epoxy off the circuitry/chips, and try to work out how the electronics worked :-)

  7. The epoxy trick has also been used for years to obscure your product design from competitors (i.e. with opaque epoxy). e.g. the monitor circuitry of many displays would be encased in a solid block of epoxy to prevent other companies stealing designs.

    I know this because I once worked with a guy who used to be employed to chip the epoxy off the circuitry/chips, and try to work out how the electronics worked :-)

  8. That is definetly a low tech method of keeping people from modding their boxes. I’m sure there will be a bunch of people who frag their box on this one.

  9. That is definetly a low tech method of keeping people from modding their boxes. I’m sure there will be a bunch of people who frag their box on this one.

  10. You just use different contact points further up the board. Or alternatively use a tiny drill piece up to the contacts. This ‘solution’ that microsoft have come up with is most definately flawed

  11. You just use different contact points further up the board. Or alternatively use a tiny drill piece up to the contacts. This ‘solution’ that microsoft have come up with is most definately flawed