Thursday, July 25, 2013

Five hackers indicted for largest known financial data breach in US history

There are your everyday run-of-the-mill hackers, and then there are the hackers who set the bar for everyone else. Though we'd hardly call them exemplary individuals, the five culprits recently indicted for the largest known financial hack in US history would certainly belong in the latter category.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Moto X leaks in more press shots, This time in White

And the saga continues! Hot on the heels of this morning's leaked renders comes a couple more press shots of the Moto X, courtesy of @evleaks -- this time in glorious unicorn white. There's not much more to mention here other than it's a lot easier to spot the mics front and back and to get a feel for the texture that adorns the rear.

New Nexus 7 press shots leaked, spotted in Best Buy Advert

The new Nexus 7's official unveiling might still be a few days away, but impatient tablet fans can get a peek right now: @evleaks seems to have come across the alleged device's official press render. The image doesn't do much to confirm the 7-inch tablet's internal specifications, but what we can see matches previous leaks, giving us a clearer view of the device's rumored 5MP rear-facing camera and and a branded backside -- now lacking the dimples of the original. A pair of speakers can be seen on the rear's north and south ends and volume, power and a microphone input line the tablet's right edge.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

MARK Zuckerberg (FACEBOOK OWNER) Once Thought 50 Cent was HIS Sales Person

In April 2005, current General Catalyst Partner  Kevin Colleran replaced Eduardo Severin as Facebook’s business development head and sales lead. He was Facebook employee number seven.

And eight years ago around this time, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided to fly out to New York to meet his new sales head in person at the Virgin Megastore in Union Square.

Facebook’s Feature Phone Platform Scores 100M Users, Most In Emerging Markets

Facebook announced that Facebook For Every Phone, a native app that works on feature phones, has been downloaded 100 million times.

Facebook For Every Phone is an essential part of the company’s global strategy because more feature phones than smartphones are used in developing markets like India, Indonesia and the Philippines. In fact, for many consumers, feature phones may be their main or only point of access to the Internet.

APPLE Reveals Its DEVELOPER portal Was Hacked, announces system overhaul

Been paying attention to Twitter recently? You might have noticed Apple developers complaining about the company's developer portal, which has been out of service for a number of days. Today, Apple acknowledged the outage, explaining that the site was taken down to combat a security breach. 

Moto X benchmarks and specs slip out, point to a fine mid-tier phone

We've already seen Motorola's rumored Moto X in press renders, photos, videos and even the hands of a Google executive; why not throw some benchmarks and specifications into the mix? Android Police is more than happy to add that grist to the rumor mill with a set of photos that reportedly show the AT&T Moto X("Ghost") running AnTuTu and 3DMark tests. 

Braven launches 855s, a $300 rugged competitor to the Big Jambox (VIDEO)

Watch out, Jawbone; looks like Braven's continuing its assault against the Big Jambox by releasing another comparable Bluetooth speaker... but this time, it can get wet and take some bruises. Similar to its predecessor, the 850, model 855s is a 20W speaker encased in aluminum and can charge smartphones, tablets and cameras.

APPLE to release 5-inch iPhone in 2013 to CHALLENGE Galaxy NOTE

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Apple will launch a five-inch iPhone this year to take on the deluge of large screen-toting smartphones and so-called phablets from rivals, an industry analyst forecasts.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Google POSTS over $14 billion in revenue during Q2 2013

For the last several months Google's stock price has been surging, getting increasingly close to the $1,000 mark. And when monstrous revenues like this keep rolling in, it's easy to see why. In Q2 of 2013, the internet giant pulled in $14.11 billion in revenue, an increase of 19 percent year-over-year. Of that massive haul, all most all of it (93 percent) was generated directly by Google properties, most notably massive advertising networks -- $12.1 billion of its gross was thanks to advertising.

Apple acquires location-based data startup Locationary

Apple's gone shopping again, this time picking up Locationary, a small Canada-based company that deals in local business data and locations. The deal's been confirmed by Cupertino, although as is often the case, it told AllThingsD that it doesn't discuss the purpose or plans behind its buys.

HUAWEI tells ex-CIA director, UK government to 'PUT UP or SHUT UP' about spying claims

Though Huawei seems to spend just about as much time denying spying claims as it does building handsets and telecom equipment, it's just taken that rhetoric up a notch. The company's vice president, William Plummer, just demanded the US and UK "shut up" about such allegations unless they can prove them.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Twitter for BlackBerry 10 updated: revamped UI, multiple account access and more

Suffice it to say, the BB10 crowd hasn't exactly been pleased with the current Twitter app on the platform -- a quick look at the BlackBerry World reviews pretty much sums up the frustration.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Google Maps 2.0 for iOS starts rolling out with iPad support, indoor MAPS (update: Offline MAPS too)

The revamped Google Maps design reached Android last week; now, it's iOS' turn. Google Maps 2.0 is gradually rolling out worldwide for Apple's platform, and it's bringing the Android version's discovery and exploration components as well as some new-to-iOS features. Long-anticipated iPad support is the highlight, although there's also indoor navigation, live traffic updates and incident reports. Maps 2.0 hasn't hit the US just yet, although it should be available shortly.

UK to test DRIVERLESS Cars on Public Roads Before the End of 2013

While Americans have seen a few driverless cars on the open road, their British counterparts have had to settle for demos on private circuits. They'll get a better glimpse soon, though, as the UK Department for Transport now expects tests on public streets by the end of 2013.

APPLE To Investigate case of WOMAN Electrocuted by iPhone 5

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Apple Inc is investigating an accident in which a Chinese woman was killed by an electric shock when answering a call on her iPhone 5 while it was charging, the U.S. technology company said on Monday.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

BlackBerry Z10 prices slashed across the board: $99 at Verizon and AT&T, $49 on Amazon

Looking for an excuse to try out BlackBerry's latest flagship? Here's one: now it's cheap. Folks willing to sign up for a usual two year agreement can score theBlackBerry Z10 for $99 at both AT&T and Verizon or a mere $49 at Amazon. 

Halo: Spartan Assault to be available first on Verizon's Windows Phone 8 devices

We knew Halo: Spartan Assault would be making its debut sometime this month; what we didn't know, however, is that it would only be reaching Verizon-branded Windows Phone 8 handsets initially. According to the Big Red network, its subscribers will be the first in the US to be able to download the popular franchise's mobile title, although no word was given on when exactly we can expect it to launch.

WhatsApp update for Windows Phone 8 brings in-app dialing, background agent support

A number of issues have plagued WhatsApp on Windows Phone 8, but hopefully this latest update has addressed some of them. While it's yet to integrate a VoIP function like Viber and other competitors, the new version allows you to initiate a call through the phone's dialer.

Visualized: the inside of Nokia Lumia 1020's six-element, 41-megapixel camera

Optical engineering is something that we take for granted these days, with almost every smartphone packing its very own camera for our convenience. But if you take a look at the delicate structure inside a mobile camera module, you may appreciate the technology more every time you snap a shot. Like this cut-out diagram of the Nokia Lumia 1020's camera, for instance: you can see how the six lens elements and other tiny parts are tightly packed together above the 41-megapixel sensor.

Dual-SIM HTC Butterfly S certified for China, comes with removable back cover

It's a given that HTC will eventually launch its new Butterfly S in China, but will it be a dual-SIM version like the One Dual variants offered over there? The answer is yes, according to a filing in TENAA's database. This particular "9060" device comes with WCDMA radio, meaning it'll be picked up by China Unicom but will also work in many parts of the world.

BlackBerry A10 Leaked (VIDEO & PHOTO)

Hot on the heels of the BlackBerry Z10 getting an update to BB 10.1 and price cuts at various retailers, a future model to come out of Waterloo has apparently been leaked. In a video posted to YouTube, accessory maker Vivix gives a brief look at what's purported to be the A10 "Aristo."

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Leaked pics claim Apple is to launch a super-cheap iPhone

NEW leaked images claim to show a low-cost iPhone will be coming to the market soon. A US tech website called Techdy has reportedly got its hands on the new phone's plastic casing and front screen assembly.

Friday, July 5, 2013

EU and Japan gun for 100Gbps fiber optic internet speeds via new research projects

The European Commission and Japan have just announced a series of research projects to help speed up replacement of their soon-to-be-antiquated internet backbones. One of them, the STRAUSS project, will be shooting for 100Gbps fiber optic speeds -- a whopping 5,000-fold gain over current Euro data rates.
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