New Passive Vulnerability Scanner (PVS) 4.0 Released

The Passive Vulnerability Scanner (PVS) version 4.0 was released today and is available to the public. It features a brand-new HTML5 web-based interface and a standalone version, allowing users to track and review vulnerabilities discovered from sniffing network traffic.View a two-minute video by Tenable Technical Product Manager Jack ...

Intel launches its latest family of low-power SoCs, codenamed "Bay Trail"

The "Bay Trail" family is based on Intel's "Silvermont" architecture announced in May 2013. The Atom Z3000 Processor Series ("Bay Trail-T") is the company's first mobile multi-core SoC. Other variants include new Pentium and Celeron processors ("Bay Trail"-M and -D) that targets the laptop and desktop market.

How do the iPhone 5S and 5C stack up against the competition

After today's launch of the iPhone 5S and 5C we have tabulated the specs and compare the new phones to the old iPhone 5, Galaxy Note 3, Moto X, Samsung Galaxy S4, and LG G2. Does it really all boil down to a handful of colors, and fingerprint scanners versus NFC?

[Live Update] Apple's iPhone 5 launch and more - as it happens

Fingerprint scanner build into the Home button; slow motion, 120 fps, camera; A7 processor; fitness monitoring coprocessor; lots of colors, and plastic, plastic, plastic; OpenGL, and more. Live updates from the Apple launch, last in, first out: The iPhone 5S TouchID fingerprint detection will be built into the home button, with a small metal ring around it. http://t.co/QsPTr1esSI  

IOActive Labs Research: Vulnerability bureaucracy: Unchanged after 12 years

One of my tasks at IOActive Labs is to deal with vulnerabilities; report them, try to get them fixed, publish advisories, etc. This isn\\'t new to me. I started to report vulnerabilities something like 12 years ago and over that time I have reported hundreds of vulnerabilities - many of them found by me and by other people too. It\\'s really sad to tell that, as of right now, 12 years later, I continue to see most (if not all) of the same problems. Not only that, but some organizations ...

Microsoft's Xbox Music wants to be a contender

If you are bound to Windows platforms, Xbox Music has the best of Spotify, Pandora, iTunes and your personal CD collection in it. If you're not so Windows lovin' Microsoft wants you, too. So, with iTunes Radio and the culmination of a couple of weeks of mobile device madness leading up to the iPhone 5 launch tomorrow, Microsoft is taking the former Zune Pass onto iOS and Android devices.

iOS 7 is nearly here; it looks very Android-ish

PC Mag got a first pre-release look at iOS 7 and we have the video. It doesn't look like Apple is leading here. Instead, it looks like they are catching up to Android. And don't get us started on the flat design versus skeuomorphic crap. Things just look duller in a flat world.

Microduino: small size, great power

For hobbyists and professionals, the electronic prototyping platform Arduino from Italy has been one of their best friends out there for developing quick projects. Its drawback? It is too expensive and not small or flexible enough for certain projects.

The DRM market is rapidly evolving

​The digital rights management (DRM) market will grow at a rate of 12% annually to become a $1.2 billion market by 2018, while the related conditional access (CAS) market will decline slightly to dip below $1.5 billion annually.

Nokia and Microsoft is too late, too much, and too yesterday

So, your brand barely floats in mobile and you need to find a way to refresh it, or reinvent it. So, you decide to buy another brand that finds itself in the same situation, mostly due to siding with you. Microsoft acquiring Nokia is like geezers marrying each other because they could use the company.

Freaking out ScamWare scum

Apparently, the practice of manipulating people with fear into doing things that are not in their best interests is not illegal but the people who perpetrate this stuff are lower forms of life. Check out this video and score one for the human race.

Panasonic Toughpad 4K tablet weighs in at $6000

Panasonic is preparing to launch a massive 20-inch tablet equipped with a 3840 x 2560 pixel display. Dubbed the Toughpad 4K UT-MB50, the device also features a fiberglass case, Windows 8 Pro software and support for writing or drawing with a pressure-sensitive digital pen.

The Samsung Galaxy Gear will be with you all the time

12 minutes of Samsung Galaxy Gear love. Check out this video of the launch presentation at IFA 2013 in Berlin. It's pretty comprehensive, and pretty cool. Like, augmented reality gets a mention at the end. A hint at the future of wearable devices and their integration in to our lives. Wish we could have been there for this in person.

Lenovo S5000 versus Nexus 7 on the IFA showfloor

This video from the showfloor of IFA 2013 in Berlin shows the sleek Lenovo S5000 tablet. It looks pretty cool. The reviewer prefers the Nexus, but despite not matching the Nexus in terms of specifications, the Lenovo is cheaper, more stylish, and still something to behold.

HP puts Beats Audio in monitors and NFC in a line of new PCs

At IFA today, Hewlett Packard did a couple of interesting things that caught our eye. 

1-in-5 tweets divulge user location

#doyouknowwhoswatchingyou? A new study from USC researchers sampled more than 15 million tweets, showing that some Twitter users may be inadvertently revealing their location through updates on the social media channel.

New CuBox-i mini PCs run Android & Linux

SolidRun has debuted a new lineup of tiny PCs that are capable of running both Linux and Android. Powered by Freescale's i.MX6 single, dual and quad-core processors, the CuBox-i systems start at $45 and scale up to $120.

Towards a world of flexible touchscreens

Electronic devices with touchscreens are ubiquitous, and one key piece of technology makes them possible: transparent conductors. However, the cost and the physical limitations of the material these conductors are usually made of are hampering progress toward flexible touchscreen devices.

Does third place matter in the mobile OS race?

​ABI Research’s recent smartphone research shows Android accounted for 80% of all smartphones shipped worldwide in Q2 2013.

Samsung Gear smartwatch is a shot across Android's bow

Nautically, a shot across the bow is a signal to do battle, often leading to surrender. It's unlikely that Google will be cowed by Samsung, and it is not even certain that the smartwatch market will be anything other than one device too many for consumers who are facing a barrage of wearable device choices.