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Stories 2011-11-08T01:44:45Z
Updated: 1 hour 32 min ago

Malware For Android Users Increases In Frequency And Sophistication

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 19:40
The folks at Lookout Mobile Security released the 2011 Mobile Threat Report, which offers a sobering look at the current state of mobile threats. According to the report, mobile users are more likely than ever to experience a malware attack, and the tactics that cybercriminals are employing are increasingly sophisticated. The news is worse...

Warning: The Latest MacBook Air Packs A Less Powerful Version Of Thunderbolt

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 19:04
Apparently not all Thunderbolt ports are created equally. Anadtech discovered that the Thunderbolt chip within the latest MacBook Air is not the same found in the current MacBook Pro. The Air’s version packs less power and throughput resulting in less abilities. Hope you weren’t planning on hooking up two of those new fancy Thunderbolt Displays.

FBI launches phone app to help find missing children

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 18:29
The FBI joined the booming mobile phone app market on Friday with the launch of a tool to help parents find missing kids.

Happy 20th Birthday, World Wide Web!

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 18:14
Cheers!

Android rules the southern US, iPhone the north

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 17:53
An uncommon study from Mobile ad firm Jumptap has revealed a distinct regional split in the US based on mobile OS tastes. Looking at areas where it got much more traffic from one platform, it saw Android dominating primarily in the south and southwest of the country. The iPhone dominated the northeast and mid-west, particularly in New England, while the BlackBerry had small pockets of support scattered across the country.

6 Different Ways To Connect Your Laptop to Your TV

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 17:42
Sometimes a laptop display just isn't big enough. Here are the best ways to put your PC's movie, music, and gaming prowess to work on your HDTV's big screen.

Defcon Lockpickers Open Card-And-Code Government Locks In Seconds

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 17:22
Lockpicking expert Marc Weber Tobias will show a crowd of hackers that you can stick a wire in the tiny display light above the keypad and instantly render all “security” irrelevant.

Facebook's Spam King Nabbed by FBI Once and For All

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 16:52
Our friend the Spam King has turned himself into the FBI a couple years after he was ordered to pay $711 million for spamming the shit out of Facebook.

Domain Seizures Do Not Violate Free Speech, U.S. Court Rules

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 15:58
A U.S. federal court has ruled that the domain seizure of sports streaming site Rojadirecta does not violate the First Amendment, and has refused to hand the domain back to its Spanish owner. The order stands in conflict with previous Supreme Court rulings and doesn't deliver much hope to other website owners who operate under U.S. controlled domain names.

Google Researcher Exposes Flaws In Sophos Software, Slams Antivirus Industry

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 14:59
Tavis Ormandy argues that antivirus firms can't achieve security through obscurity.

Do You Live In An Android State Or An iPhone State?

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 14:57
It is clear by now that Android is winning the overall mobile market share battle in the U.S. among smart phones. But how does the battle break down by state? Mobile ad network Jumptap put out a report this morning (embedded below) with a map showing which states have more Android activity versus iOS activity across its network that reaches 83 million mobile users. According to Jumptap, Southern and Western states like Florida, Texas, California, and Oregon over-index for Android. Whereas the Midwest and New England states are dominated by Apple devices. Strangely, New York state is neither. It is one of the few remaining Blackberry strongholds. (I'm sorry, that's just embarrassing, and I live in New York).

Acer Aspires for your notebook budget

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 14:49
Acer's Aspire TimelineX series comes in three sizes, from a Core i3 powered 13.3" model with no optical drive to a Core i5 15.6" model which is the largest and most powerful of the three. Hardware Secrets just reviewed the smallest member, the AS3830T-6417 which has a i3-2310M, 4GB of DDR3-1066, a 500GB HDD, HDMI out, two USB 2.0 ports and a single USB 3.0 port along with audio and card reader ports.

Domain Seizures Do Not Violate Free Speech, U.S. Court Rules

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 14:48
A U.S. federal court has ruled that the domain seizure of sports streaming site Rojadirecta does not violate the First Amendment, and has refused to hand the domain back to its Spanish owner. The order stands in conflict with previous Supreme Court rulings and doesn’t deliver much hope to other website owners who operate under U.S. controlled domain names.

Pastebin Now Home To 8 Million Active Pastes

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 13:42
Pastebin, everyone's favorite bin in which to paste, just surpassed 8 million active pastes. The service, started in 2002, has held far more than that number over the past decade or so, but this a new record for simultaneous, active pastes for the site. The admins state that "this number includes private pastes which are hidden from the public and search engines and that about 1/3th of all pastes created are private ones."

AT&T: no more unlimited data for 'illegal' tetherers

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 12:29
Consider this the company's last warning -- your time to enjoy all-you-can-eat tethering is almost at an end.

Brain-controlled bicycles, cars, and computers are coming

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 12:07
Mind control and telekinesis are fast becoming reality thanks to cheap, easy-to-use EEG brain-computer interfaces.

U.K. firm testing wireless car charging technology [Video]

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 10:06
As early adopters are likely finding out, either remembering to or simply taking the extra time to plug-in their electric vehicles during busy schedules or after a long day can be a bit of a chore – something a firm in the United Kingdom hopes to eliminate someday.

Beijing is hacking villain [China paper scoffs] at suggestion

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 08:49
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top official newspaper on Friday dismissed as irresponsible suggestions Beijing was the state actor behind massive Internet hacking of governments and companies that security

President Obama's Most Badass Tech Moments

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 04:35
Before he roasted Trump and took out Osama, these bits made Obama a certified techie.

Face-matching with Facebook profiles: How it was done

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 04:14
Carnegie Mellon researcher demonstrates a new Facebook privacy threat: profile photos can be used to ID people on dating sites and on the street. Read this blog post by Declan McCullagh on Privacy Inc..