Microsoft says no to cookies and yes to stalking

Web cookies are nuggets of data that a site stores in your browser and then nibbles on whenever it needs to eat a chunk of your soul. They are not like real cookies with chocolate chips and incur the wrath of privacy advocates and regulators. They are a leftover from the old desktop only Internet and kind of irrelevant to our Internet of things. Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook are among those that want to replace them.

MediaTek eyes ARM Cortex-A50 chips

Earlier this year, Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek announced it was working on designing an ARM Cortex-A15 chip with big.LITTLE technology. This week, MediaTek confirmed it had also licensed ARM's Cortex-A50 technology.

How the Kardashians set out to ruin the iPad 5 launch

The well waxed harpies of reality television may be on Microsoft's payroll because they managed to time the breakdown of ALL of their relationships to coincide with the announcement of a giant nail in the coffin of the PC era. We could have been going: whoa, 64-bit tablets rock. Instead, its all: you go and git on out of there, Bruce, before your facial features are pulled behind your ears.

HP's latest Chromebook is ARM-based

Hewlett Packard (HP) has debuted a new ARM-powered Chromebook.

Solving the internet capacity crunch

With optical fibre networks gradually approaching their theoretical capacity limits, new types of fibres such as multicore fibres have been at the focus of worldwide research to overcome critical capacity barriers, which threaten the evolution of the Internet.

Black Hole Exploit - A Business Savvy Cyber Gang Driving a Massive Wave of Fraud

Tucked away in a small town outside Moscow, Russia one of the world’s most prolific and effective cybercriminals works away on the next version of malicious software that will enable the theft of millions of dollars from unsuspecting victims around the world.Going by the online moniker of “Paunch,” ...

AVG, Avira and WhatsApp pwned by hacktivists' DNS hijack

The websites of freebie antivirus vendors AVG and Avira as well as mobile messaging service WhatsApp appear to have been hit by a DNS redirection attack today which sent users to pro-Palestinian websites.Visitors to avg.com were greeted by a rendition of the Palestinian national anthem (via an embedded ...

Ensuring the Right Security Budget for 2014

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity…” Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities Given the state of budget ...

Study: Cybercrime Costs Grow 26%

A big challenge when attempting to drum up support for investments in information security is demonstrating the cost of data breaches and other cybercrimes. But because very few cyber-attack victims have revealed the costs involved, sizing up the potential financial impact is tough. And that can make it ...

Europol Confirms Arrest of Blackhole Exploit Kit Creator 'Paunch'

Following 24 hours of uncertainty, Europol has confirmed that the renowned Russian cyber-criminal known as Paunch has been arrested.An artist\\'s illustration shows a supermassive black hole, a phenomenon which gives its name to one of the most prevalent cyber-threats on the web. (Reuters)In a move likely to have ...

Wizarm is an ARM-powered TV box

Wizarm - currently seeking crowd-sourced funding on Indiegogo - is a set-top box packed with a dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 (Samsung Exynos 5) processor, 16GB of storage, 2GB of RAM and a large number of input/output options.

Tim Berners-Lee, father of the Internet, sires the Alliance for Affordable Internet

The A4AI is a global coalition committed to driving down the cost of internet access in less developed countries to below 5% of monthly income worldwide.

4 Upcoming Vehicle Tech Innovations that could be Big Mistakes

Technology is advancing in every industry, including the automobile industry. Some technology, like GPS and rear view cameras, are considered a necessity and a normalcy to many drivers today. But can technology go too far? Here are four vehicle tech innovations in the making that may not be the best ideas.

Nexus 5 sets up Android Kit Kat and wearable devices

If you are wondering why the Nexus 5 is so important, or what makes it worth the wait then, look no further than Kit Kat, or Android 4.4 and wearable devices.

Report: HP prepping smaller third Chromebook

Hewlett Packard's recently announced (second) Chromebook is slated to begin shipping in a month or so. The device is equipped with an Intel Celeron processor (Haswell), boasting improved performance and extended battery life.

Google wants to patent splitting the check

They won't do evil, but Googlers will patent human, normal day, people stuff like, say, how do you divide a restaurant check between four people. Yes, Google has applied for a patent for splitting the check, presumably for a mobile app. They pay people really good money at Google, and give them great perks.

Apple ranks big as a manufacturer; iOS still trails Android

Apple is still growing its market share as a vendor of smartphones, but in all other categories, Google rules the roost. Who is doing better, Google or Apple? Depends on how you want to spin it. 

What makes the MacBook Pro Retina Haswell special

The rumor is that MacBook Pro with the Intel Haswell processor will be released October 15, shortly followed by the general release of OS X 10.9 Maverick. The combination is supposed to give you greater power efficiency, hence battery life. It could also replace your aging MacBook Air.

Adobe security breach: now what?

Well, the first thing you can do is change your Adobe ID and password. And there's more.

Iranian cyber war commander found dead in the woods

One more mysterious death to add to that of five nuclear scientists and the head of the Islamic Republic's ballistic missile program. However, the Revolutionary Guard, 12 hours after the first reports, is saying it wasn't an assassination.