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Have you ever wished you could use Jedi mind powers to speed up your boring professor’s PowerPoint presentation? Or force the words “Happy Birthday Jennifer!” suddenly to appear on his screen? Now you can, thanks to Dutch researcher Niels Teusink, who combined an Arduino board and Metasploit software to demonstrate how to hack a presenter’s computer by hijacking his remote.

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From Wired:

You just sent an important business contact an e-mail with a PowerPoint presentation attached. This is the sort of presentation that could make or break your career.

To your delight, you get a quick reply back. This is certifiably good news! You click the message and your hopes are deflated: “I couldn’t get the file to open on my computer.”

Yes, there are people who don’t own PowerPoint. [That would be me-- Jon.] And, even though there are other programs that can open up your document, the best option is probably to use an online service to convert your presentation into something anyone can see. Plus, you don’t have to include a 5 MB attachment that way. Even in today’s broadband world, large attachments are poor form.

http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Share_Presentations_Without_PowerPoint

From Wired:

You just sent an important business contact an e-mail with a PowerPoint presentation attached. This is the sort of presentation that could make or break your career.

To your delight, you get a quick reply back. This is certifiably good news! You click the message and your hopes are deflated: “I couldn’t get the file to open on my computer.”

Yes, there are people who don’t own PowerPoint. [That would be me-- Jon.] And, even though there are other programs that can open up your document, the best option is probably to use an online service to convert your presentation into something anyone can see. Plus, you don’t have to include a 5 MB attachment that way. Even in today’s broadband world, large attachments are poor form.

http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Share_Presentations_Without_PowerPoint

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From Wired:

You just sent an important business contact an e-mail with a PowerPoint presentation attached. This is the sort of presentation that could make or break your career.

To your delight, you get a quick reply back. This is certifiably good news! You click the message and your hopes are deflated: “I couldn’t get the file to open on my computer.”

Yes, there are people who don’t own PowerPoint. [That would be me-- Jon.] And, even though there are other programs that can open up your document, the best option is probably to use an online service to convert your presentation into something anyone can see. Plus, you don’t have to include a 5 MB attachment that way. Even in today’s broadband world, large attachments are poor form.

http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Share_Presentations_Without_PowerPoint

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