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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 9-21-12

  
  
  
5 9 21 12It's Friday and that means it's time for our weekly feature where we search the Web looking for 5 interesting, funny and poignant links for developers and IT Pros.

If you missed our other post this week, No NFC for iPhone 5? No Big Deal, please check it out. When Apple announced the iPhone 5 and never mentioned NFC, some retailers let out an audible groan, but maybe Apple left it out for a good reason -- like it doesn't feel it's ready for prime time yet. 

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And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:

Hiring a White-Hat Hacker to Improve Security | 21st Century IT

If you can't beat the hackers trying to attack your network, hire one instead. You can have somebody who knows the hacking business try to find vulnerabilities in your network. It may be a sounder strategy then simply waiting for a full-on attack.

Smarter Robots, With No Pesky Uprisings |  Businessweek

It may be disappointing to fans of robot rebellion stories, but a new company has created domestic robots that do one or two things really well, but they don't talk, and they won't be capable of any kind of complex thought.

Technology Adoption Cycles: Hype and Reality | Input Output

We all are keenly aware of the speed of change in technology these days, but no IT department no matter how consumerized it may get can afford to take on every new technology that comes down the pike. The trick is figuring out which trends are really important and can make your business more productive.

Everything's broken and nobody's upset | Scott Hanselman

It seems we have come to expect mediocrity and work-arounds when it comes to our devices. Just the week, social media was flooded with complaints about iOS 6 upgrades and especially Apple Maps, but just about every service and every device has some gltches, and instead of being upset we've come to accept it. This writer wonders why. Good question

Moore’s Law In Pictures: An Illustrated History of the Microprocessor - Tom's IT Pro

Get your inner-geek on in this slideshow which walks you through the history of the microprocessor. It's a fun little journey in 23 slides and it's got some substance too with a brief sidebar explaining the place in history of each picture. Fascinating stuff and well worth a trip down Computer Memory Lane.

Photo by Ron Miller. Used under Creative Commons Share Alike/Attribution License.
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