Did Netflix Finally Kill the Video Store?

I was surprised to read the news that the last Blockbuster stores were finally closing. I was only surprised because I was under the impression that except for a few stray stores here and there that Blockbuster had been completely done for some time.

Malware that gives people a second chance

A group of malware writers who hoped that people could be blackmailed into paying up for their data apparently have been shocked that people would be happier to scrap their hard drive rather than pay up.

Report: MEMS sensors and hands-free UI will revolutionize mobile

​Accelerometers, gyroscopes, NFC, and gesture recognition are predicted to be the big winners in mobile devices. These mobile technologies are projected to make the greatest penetration gains over the coming years, according to a recent study by analysts at ABI Research.

Intel netbooks: dead form factor resurrected?

Five years ago the market was abuzz with talk of cheap netbooks based on Intel’s Atom processors and AMD’s upcoming low-end APUs. Then Steve Jobs took to the stage with the first iPad in tow and the rest is history – netbooks died out faster than any PC form factor in recent history.

AMD's flagship R9 290 and 290X targets Nvidia

A few weeks ago AMD introduced its Volcanic Islands products at an event in Hawaii. Most of the line-up were just rebrands, but the flagship R9 290X and R9 290 weren’t. 

Archos 101 XS 2 tablet priced at $279

Archos has been a manufacturer of Android tablets for some time now, with a full portfolio that scales up and down based on specs and use cases.

Cheap tablets are making inroads into the broader market

Ever since Google launched its $199 Nexus 7 last year, tablet makers have been looking for ways to come up with even cheaper devices to undercut Google and other brands who targeted the sub-$200 space. Smaller form factors were popularised by Apple’s iPad mini, too. As a result the tablet underwent a massive transformation over the last 12 to 15 months in what can only be described as a race to the bottom. However, we’re not at the bottom just yet.

Adobe hack update: Not 3 million. Not 38 million. 130 million accounts.

You remember that story about Adobe getting a security breach that resulted in 3 million accounts being compromised? Well, it is actually 130 million accounts. And, if that wasn't bad enough, it appears that someone has published a Top 100 Adobe Passwords hit list. 123456 is the winner. Yes, 123456. No, we are sure. 123456 is the most used password in Adobe accounts that were recently hacked.

Has Intel lost its way and undermined itself?

The news that Intel’s Galileo is on its way just underlines to me how the chip giant has lost its way.

First benchmarks of Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti

A Chinese website has gotten its paws on images and benchmarks of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

IPPLI Mars i8 is a cylindrical Android set-top box

The IPPLI Mars i8 is a cylindrical Android set-top box powered by Rockchip's RK3188, a quad-core ARM Cortex A9 clocked @ 1.6 GHz paired with ARM's Mali-400MP4 GPU.

British supermarket monster, Tesco, scanning shopper faces

The Amscreen technology will estimate age and sex for advertisers, tailoring ads at gas pumps at Tesco gas stations. Yup. Minority Report.

7 Ways Responsive Web Design is Evolving

Responsive Web Design is sweeping the online world and making it easier for users to get access to Internet sites, whether they’re using their desktop computers or mobile devices. While most web design trends often gain popularity overnight and quickly fade to obscurity, RWD clearly is here to stay.

Rikomagic's MK802 IV LE PC-on-a-stick ships with Ubuntu

The Rikomagic MK802 IV LE is an ARM-powered PC-on-a-stick that can be plugged into the HDMI port of a TV or monitor.

North Korea has a doggone tablet: The Android based Samjiyon SA-70

Ruediger Frank is a Professor of East Asian Economy and Society at the University of Vienna and Head of the Department of East Asian Studies. He got his hands on the SA-70, reviewed it and said, not bad. 

Comparing the iPad Air is hard to do

The iPad Air went on sale on Friday. It's easier to compare it to its predecessor in the Apple stable, but not that easy when it comes to other vendors like Microsoft and Samsung.

The Ostrich Pillow Light: power napping will rock your world

  We are power nappers. Well, actually, we just fall asleep at our desk. A lot. The original Ostrich Pillow was on our Christmas list. The new, Ostrich Pillow Light may become our best friend. This could be the single greatest invention we have seen this weekend.

Students in China build sports car using 3D printing

40 Chinese students from the School of Automobile and Mechanical Engineering, Changsha University of Science & Technology (CSUST) have used 3D printing to build a race car. The Chinese are pinning their hopes on 3D printing to boos their automotive and aerospace industries.

Is BadBIOS the mother of all malware?

The unfolding story surrounding BadBIOS has security experts at odds as to what is really happening and whether it even exists. If it does, it's a doozy.

Edward Snowden: job in Russia, witness for Germany. WTF?!

This may be a classic case of narcissism now. The whistleblower who has unravelled the secret policies of the NSA has got a job in Russia, where he has temporary asylum, and is offering to provide witness to the Germany government. You can kick NSA ass for what it does in America, but really, opening up the door for Russians and Europeans? Is this a legitimate act of a guy who cares about his own country or someone who's gone cat lady crazy with paranoia?