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?

Gigabyte's (Haswell) BRIX mini-desktops go live for $300

Although they aren't much larger than a DVD drive, Gigabyte's BRIX line of mini-desktops are full-fledged PCs equipped with either Intel or AMD processors.

3D gesture-recognition chip for smartwatches and HMDs

Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley and Davis are developing a chip that uses ultrasound waves to detect gestures. The chip is ideally suited to being used in wearable gadgets because of its convenience and low power consumption. Who wants to mess with a two inch smartwatch display anyhow.

Nexus 5. On Google Play. KitKat. Delicious.

LG and Google are delivering the first Android 4.4, KitKat, phone. The Nexus 5 is going to be available in every color imaginable as long as they are either white or black. 

Intel giving up on TV business

It appears that Big Content might have killed off Intel’s cunning plan to get into the TV business.

What’s in the Google Boxes?

It’s been reported in a number of posts, news articles, and even on local television shows that two mysterious giant boxes have appeared in the San Francisco harbor next to Treasure Island and another one just like it is being constructed in the Portland Main harbor. The boxes are roughly four stories tall, 250 feet long, and 70 feet wide. They are made from cargo containers stacked on barges and, according to the reports, everyone is pretty sure the structures belong to Google.

Ematic touts 13.3-inch Android Cinema tablet

Ematic has debuted a 13.3-inch tablet specifically designed for watching videos and streaming music clips from sites like YouTube.

Google's Flight Search: do no evil, but kill everything in your path

What the heck is happening with Google?? They've put banner ads on the main search page even though they promised never to do so. They are supposed to provide us with the best search experience possible, and it looks like they are pretty much looking to kill Expedia and the rest of the travel sites out there. Pretty soon there won't be anyone out there to channel you deals, or price comparisons, or bookings options. Just Google. That's spooky.

Google Play In-App Billing Library Hacked

I successfully exploited two bugs in Google Play In-App Billing Library, which allow to impersonate the Google Play billing service and circumvent the signature verification. I was able to retrieve unlimited amounts of in-app items in games like Temple Run 2, which uses this library.This blog post was ...

Anonymity is the ENEMY of PRIVACY, says RSA grande fromage

Being prepared allows your brand to greatly improve your advertising infrastructure performance and reliability that, in the end, will boost confidence in your brand.Protecting your company to survive unexpected disruptions: use the flowchart to find the unprotected gaps in your core business applications.While HPC is not new, it ...

CyberCrime & Doing Time: A Prominent American Express Phish

The spam messages started flowing shortly before 9 AM, and by 10:30 we had received 548 copies of a spam email that looked like this: But the highlighted link that claims it will take you to https://www.americanexpress.com/ actually goes to one of 419 URLs on one of 57 ...

Cryptolocker Holds Your Files For Ransom

A new piece of ransomware is giving Internet users one more reason to think twice before they click a link in an email. A virus known as Cryptolocker has been infecting PCs around the world and effectively holding the files within for ransom. Users who have their files ...

Hacking from below: Subcontractors can leave big companies vulnerable

While the largest companies in the energy industry have taken steps to protect themselves from intruders, they\\'ve failed to insist on the same vigilance from their subcontractors, said Stephen Coty, director of threat research for Houston-based security firm Alert Logic. Coty said the gaps in...HOUSTON — Hackers are ...

Infection rates and end of support for Windows XP

In the newly released Volume 15 of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIRv15), one of the key findings to surface relates to new insight on the Windows XP operating system as it inches toward end of support on April 8, 2014.In this post we want to highlight our ...

How Seniors Put Themselves at Risk for ID Theft Online

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Conventional wisdom has it that age begets wisdom — but being technologically savvy about protecting your identity and money while online is a whole different thing.According to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, consumers age 65 and up are particularly vulnerable to online ID theft."Many ...