Cnet

New Genesis sedan blurs the boundar...

New Genesis sedan blurs the boundary between luxury and value

Hyundai's new luxury sedan gives us more of everything we liked about the original with a few clever surprises here and there.






New USB tuner unlocks clever Xbox O...

New USB tuner unlocks clever Xbox One TV features for UK gamers

This USB tuner means Xbox One owners can watch TV via their console without switching TV input, and use voice controls too.






An affordable router for advanced u...

An affordable router for advanced users

The Totolink A2004NS AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router is a great home router with a little catch: you have to spend time to configure it properly. Here's CNET's full review.






Hands-on and unharmed by FirstBuild...

Hands-on and unharmed by FirstBuild's new safety-conscious disposer

GE's FirstBuild factory is rethinking a classic. Its new kitchen sink disposer will be smaller and promises to be more efficient and safer with the help of clever design.






FirstBuild's modded GE oven gets a ...

FirstBuild's modded GE oven gets a new door (hands-on)

Streamline your cooking routine with this reconstructed GE electric double oven range.






Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro delivers quad HD...

Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro delivers quad HD eye candy, metal brawn, colossal battery

You don't get much more "flagship" than this 6-inch beast with an ultra high-res display -- at least on paper.






PCWorld

Micro Express MicroFlex 97B review:...

Micro Express MicroFlex 97B review: A beastly gaming PC for just two grand

Micro Express isn?t as well-known as some of the other boutique gaming-PC builders, but the company?s MicroFlex 97B mid-tower blows other two-grand-or-less rigs right off the test bench, and it snaps at the heels of systems costing two or three times more.

So why does it earn only four stars? Micro Express cut a number of corners to hit a $2017 price tag. You?ll need a beefier power supply if you plan to add much to it (say, a second video card, or more storage). The 650-watt unit that ships with this machine will top out quickly. The video card inside the box is an AMD Radeon R9 290X, which can?t keep up with Nvidia?s best GPUs. The Cooler Master Storm Scout has plenty of room for additional storage, but it won?t win any beauty contests. And then there?s the name: MicroFlex 97B sounds more like an electric shaver than the benchmark-busting beast that it is.

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The 10 most terrifying security nig...

The 10 most terrifying security nightmares revealed at the Black Hat and Def Con hacker conferences

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It's that time of year again: The wonderful, terrifying week when hackers and security gurus descend upon Las Vegas to show off their skills and unleash presentation after presentation full of scary-sounding exploits. This year is no different. Over the previous week, we've heard tales of planes brought down by rogue code, snoops spying on your security cameras, and secretive, undetectable code that can turn any USB drive into an unstoppable malware vessel.

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USPTO rejects claims of Apple paten...

USPTO rejects claims of Apple patent that figures in dispute with Samsung

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected some claims of an Apple patent that was one of the basis for a recent damages award in a dispute with Samsung Electronics.

The USPTO Office Action ruled that two patents had anticipated claim 18 of Apple?s U.S. Patent no. 8,074,172, according to a filing Thursday by Samsung in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose division.

The ?172 patent is better known as the ?auto-complete? patent as it describes the prompting of words as users input text into devices. It is titled ?Method, device, and graphical user interface providing word recommendations.?

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Some mobile POS devices still affec...

Some mobile POS devices still affected by critical flaws months after patch

Security researchers demonstrated Thursday flaws that can allow hackers to take over mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) devices from different manufacturers by inserting rogue cards into them.

Despite a patch being available since April, some devices remain vulnerable.

Jon Butler, the head of research at MWR InfoSecurity and one of his colleagues who prefers to be known only as Nils, have investigated six of the most popular mPOS devices available on the market that support the EMV (Chip-and-PIN) standard, they said at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.

These devices have a small screen, a smart card reader and a PIN input pad. They run a Linux-based OS and communicate via Bluetooth with mobile payment apps installed on smart phones.

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Emerging networking technology used...

Emerging networking technology used by Apple, Cisco will frustrate firewalls

Today?s security software is ineffective against an emerging networking technology already in use by Apple for its Siri voice-recognition software, according to research presented at the Black Hat hacking conference this week.

The technology, called Multipath TCP (MPTCP), is a souped-up sibling of TCP, a cornerstone Internet protocol for transferring data packets between computers. Cisco and Juniper have also put MPTCP in some of their equipment.

But while TCP can only use one connection path to send data, MPTCP can simultaneously use different connection paths, such as Wi-Fi and a mobile phone?s data connection, which results in better performance and resiliency.

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Hoax press release says Intel suspe...

Hoax press release says Intel suspending investment in Israel

Intel was the target of an elaborate hoax Thursday that drew attention to its plan to invest almost US$6 billion in a chip plant in southern Israel.

An unknown person sent a fake press release to reporters saying Intel had decided to cancel the investment due to its ?corporate responsibility goals.? The release cited the ?destruction and loss of life resulting from Israel?s recent assault on Gaza.?

The person went to some length to make the hoax look real, building a fake website that looked a lot like Intel?s own news room. The release included the phone number for a supposed press contact who answered the phone to reporters Thursday, assuring them the release was genuine.

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ZDNet

Vodafone brings ex-T-Mobile USA chi...

Vodafone brings ex-T-Mobile USA chief on board

Vodafone has hired Phillipp Humm, who was until earlier this week the chief of T-Mobile USA, to head up its northern and...
Google targets iPhone and iPad user...

Google targets iPhone and iPad users with Chrome and Drive

Google has released an iOS version of its Chrome browser, after taking the Android version out of beta earlier this...
Wi-Fi on the Tube: 32 more stations...

Wi-Fi on the Tube: 32 more stations go live

Virgin Media has now turned on free Wi-Fi service at 38 Tube stations, as the London Underground gets ready for the...
How UK banks are flirting with IT d...

How UK banks are flirting with IT disaster

The continuing NatWest debacle has highlighted the IT systems risks faced by British banks, springing from a lack of investment in back-office staff and a reluctance to abandon legacy systems

(ZDNet UK - IT Strategy)

BT renames Openzone, Fon Wi-Fi hots...

BT renames Openzone, Fon Wi-Fi hotspot network

BT has renamed its BT Fon and BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspot network simply 'BT Wi-Fi' in an effort to make it less confusing...
Photos: Google's Nexus 7 tablet ser...

Photos: Google's Nexus 7 tablet serves up Jelly Bean

The Nexus 7 is the first tablet that Google will sell directly to the public, starting at £159 for the quad-core device running the next version of Android, Jelly Bean

(ZDNet UK - Mobile Devices)

Wired

The Man Behind the Most Iconic Movi...

The Man Behind the Most Iconic Movie Posters of the ?80s and ?90s

A new book of John Alvin's art sheds new light on his classic creations of the 1980s and ?90s.






When Robots Take All the Work, What...

When Robots Take All the Work, What?ll Be Left for Us to Do?

Robots have loomed over the future of labor for decades—at least since robotic arms started replacing auto workers on the assembly line in the early 1960s. Optimists say that more robots will lead to greater productivity and economic growth, while pessimists complain that huge swaths of the labor force will see their employment options automated […]






Copenhagen?s New Bike Skyway Makes ...

Copenhagen?s New Bike Skyway Makes Commuting Look Fun

Copenhagen has long been leading the world in citizen-pleasing infrastructure, and the country has yet again outdone itself. In June, it welcomed the Cykelslagen, or Cycle Snake, an elevated cyclist roadway over the harbor to eases congestion. This road is the latest addition to one of the most bicycle-friendly city infrastructures in the world. In […]






The 51 Parts in Swatch?s New Watch ...

The 51 Parts in Swatch?s New Watch Are Secured by a Single Screw

To mark its 30th birthday, Swatch has produced an automatic mechanical watch movement with exactly 51 parts, the same number of components used in the company's first quartz timepiece.






New Material Makes It Possible to T...

New Material Makes It Possible to Thwart Counterfeiters With a Single Breath

A new iridescent plastic that reveals hidden images with a breath is described in a paper published today in Advanced Materials. Researchers at the University of Michigan hope to use this technology for anti-counterfeiting purposes, replacing the ubiquitous hologram stickers used on things like luxury handbags and passports with a humidity-activated logo.






Dance Your Way Through This Game?s ...

Dance Your Way Through This Game?s Undead Dungeon

Imagine if DDR were brought back?resurrected from the dead, if you will?but not as a dance simulator.






Digit Mag

El mercado español de las TIC super...

El mercado español de las TIC superará a Europa en 2006

Observatorio Europeo de Tecnologías de la Información destaca que el mercado español de las TIC crecerá un 4% en 2006, muy por encima de la media europea del 3,2% y casi 4 veces más que el conjunto ...
Google Video incluirá vídeos de You...

Google Video incluirá vídeos de YouTube en los resultados de búsqueda

A partir de hoy, Google Video incluirá videos alojados en YouTube en los resultados de búsqueda. Se trata del primer paso de una estrategia que convertirá Google Video en un portal de referencia de ...
Orange denuncia a Euskaltel por com...

Orange denuncia a Euskaltel por competencia desleal

Orange ha presentado una demanda de competencia desleal ante el Juzgado Mercantil de Bilbao, por la que pide que se declare que Euskaltel ha realizado manifestaciones falsas y gravemente ...
Apple presenta oficialmente iPhone ...

Apple presenta oficialmente iPhone 5

Como se esperaba, Apple ha hecho oficial esta tarde el anuncio del iPhone 5, que como características principales cuenta con todos los elementos que se habían especulado en las últimas ...
Intel lanzará su primer procesador ...

Intel lanzará su primer procesador de 45 nanómetros antes de que acabe el año

El pasado diez de enero ya les avanzábamos en la Web de PC World que Intel había conseguido ya producir ...
Mañana se decide el futuro del cano...

Mañana se decide el futuro del canon digital

Mañana jueves se votará en el congreso la Ley de la sociedad de la Información, lo que podría llevar al final del canon digital. En los últimos días el Partido Popular ha manifestado que se ...

Mac World

Thieves crash car into Apple Store ...

Thieves crash car into Apple Store

Thieves crash car into Apple Store Thieves crashed a car into an Apple retail store, swept up a bunch of iPhones and iPads and then had trouble getting the car out of the store, according to police in Temecula, Calif. Add to digg Add to Reddit Add to Slashdot Email this Article Add to StumbleUpon
The Week in iPhone Cases: Take 5, t...

The Week in iPhone Cases: Take 5, take 2

The Week in iPhone Cases: Take 5, take 2 The onslaught of iPhone 5 case announcements continues. Which means that this week, we?ve got a second dose of our weekly roundup of the latest and greatest protective accessories. And if you're not quite ready to upgrade, we've also got some new cases for your your trusty iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S. Add to digg Add to Reddit Add to Slashdot Email this Article Add to StumbleUpon
Apple event: the reaction on Twitte...

Apple event: the reaction on Twitter and blogs

Apple event: the reaction on Twitter and blogs When Apple speaks, everyone else blabs about it. Here's what people have been saying on Twitter and on blogs about the iPhone 5, iOS 6, EarPods, and more. Add to digg Add to Reddit Add to Slashdot Email this Article Add to StumbleUpon
Survey: iPhone 5's lack of NFC does...

Survey: iPhone 5's lack of NFC doesn't matter

Survey: iPhone 5's lack of NFC doesn't matter More than two-thirds of U.S. consumers prefer to buy good using cash and credit cards over mobile wallets, according to a survey by CreditDonkey.com, suggesting Apple's decision to omit near-field communication from the iPhone 5 was the right call. Add to digg Add to Reddit Add to Slashdot Email this Article Add to StumbleUpon
Developers prep for iPhone 5's scre...

Developers prep for iPhone 5's screen, iOS 6 launch

Developers prep for iPhone 5's screen, iOS 6 launch The iPhone 5's big screen means developers need to rejigger their apps to optimize them once more. And iOS 6, due soon, offers a slew of new functionality. We talk to some big-name developers to find out their take on prepping for the two new upgrades. Add to digg Add to Reddit Add to Slashdot Email this Article Add to StumbleUpon
The Week in iOS Apps: '80s mania

The Week in iOS Apps: '80s mania

The Week in iOS Apps: '80s mania We're in a real 1980s mood in this week's roundup of iOS apps: Whether it's music, movies, or even collecting crazes, there are apps that'll make the old days new again for iPhone and iPad users. Add to digg Add to Reddit Add to Slashdot Email this Article Add to StumbleUpon

CNN

An app to get paid before payday

An app to get paid before payday

A new service lets workers access pay they've already earned, without having to wait for payday.
An app to get paid before payday

An app to get paid before payday

A new service lets workers access pay they've already earned, without having to wait for payday.
Is a houseplant spying on you?

Is a houseplant spying on you?

Before you spill your deepest darkest secrets, or plans for world domination, look around you. Is there a gossipy potato chip bag or leafy green houseplant nearby picking up your conversation?
Will big iPhones end ruin games?

Will big iPhones end ruin games?

Apple might be readying its largest iPhones ever. Regardless of how you feel about that, it could mean one unequivocally crappy thing for all of us: The extinction of great, casual one-handed games.
Spacecraft enters comet's orbit

Spacecraft enters comet's orbit

The Rosetta spacecraft became the first probe to begin orbiting a comet on its journey around the sun.
Will big iPhones mean worse games?

Will big iPhones mean worse games?

Apple might be readying its largest iPhones ever. Regardless of how you feel about that, it could mean one unequivocally crappy thing for all of us: The extinction of great, casual one-handed games.

BBC

USB devices can 'secretly infect' P...

USB devices can 'secretly infect' PC

New research calls into question the security of using USBs to connect devices to computers
Pokemon-playing fish makes a splash

Pokemon-playing fish makes a splash

A fish playing Pokemon in real time has been viewed by more than one million people on live-stream channel Twitch.
Google to prioritise secure website...

Google to prioritise secure websites

Google says it will give preference to more secure encrypted web pages in its search rankings from now on.
Million neurons on stamp-sized chip

Million neurons on stamp-sized chip

Scientists. led by a team at IBM, develop a new computer chip that mimics the organisation of the human brain.
'Origami' robots fold into motion

'Origami' robots fold into motion

Ancient Japanese art inspires researchers to design self-folding robots that behave like 'real-life transformers'.
Piracy police arrest 20-year-old

Piracy police arrest 20-year-old

A man who allegedly ran a service that provided roundabout access to pirated content has been arrested by City of London police.
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