05 August 2011

Drone Plane Converted to Airborne Hacking Platform at Black Hat

Drone Plane Converted to Airborne Hacking Platform at Black Hat
PC Magazine
By Damon Poeter Digital death rains from above! A pair of security researchers have turned a surplus US Army drone plane into an airborne hacking platform that infiltrates Wi-Fi networks, intercepts cellphone calls, and even launches denial-of-service ...
How to Use Gmail to Call the World
By Leslie Meredith, Senior Writer TechNewsDaily A little-known Gmail feature made headlines this week when Google announced it added hundreds of countries to its in-mail calling feature and lowered international per minute call rates. ...
Sony Under Pressure to Cut PlayStation Vita Price
Sony Corp. (6758), the world's second- largest maker of video-game machines, shouldn't count on Yukinobu Takeda to stand in line for the $380 PlayStation Vita when the portable player begins selling this year. “PS Vita's quite expensive,” said Takeda, ...
Clearwire Takes a Well-Deserved Beating: What You Need to Know
By Tim Beyers, The Motley Fool Posted 5:23PM 08/04/11 Investing Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis. ...
Microsoft slates 22 patches for Windows, IE next week
By Gregg Keizer Computerworld - Microsoft today said it will ship 13 security updates next week to patch 22 vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Windows, Visio and Visual Studio. Next Tuesday's patch lineup is larger than July's on the update count, ...
iPhone 5 fakes unearthed, plus a Sprint Wireless rumor from customer support
From the Nexus S like design rumor to iPhone 5 knock-off, new report unravels another fake? New reports claim a man spotted an iPhone 5 in France, but update suggests fake image. Well, it's highly possible that Apple is already preparing to launch ...
Arctic 'tipping point' may not be reached
BBC News
By Matt McGrath Science reporter, BBC World Service Scientists say current concerns over a tipping point in the disappearance of Arctic sea ice may be misplaced. Danish researchers analysed ancient pieces of driftwood in north Greenland which they say ...
video calling
CNET (blog)
Skype has launched version 2.1 of its application for Android devices, bringing video-chatting support to a host of new handsets. According to the company, the update allows 17 more handsets to work with its video-calling feature. The HTC Evo 3D, ...
GQ Names Mark Zuckerberg Silicon Valley's Worst Dressed
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn Someone should tell Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook friend to Facebook friend, that wearing sneakers with jeans is not a good style choice for a CEO, let alone anyone that isn't planning on going hiking or doing yardwork. ...
Jimmy Wales
Wikipedia is trying to simplify its editing procedures in response to declining numbers of contributors, founder Jimmy Wales said on the sidelines of an annual meeting today. The user-generated online encyclopedia has been unable to attract new ...
Zuck's sister leaves Facebook to start new venture
By Kelly Fiveash • Get more from this author Mark Zuckerberg's big sister Randi, who also happens to be Facebook's marketing director, is leaving her brother's company after a six-year tenure. She handed in her resignation letter yesterday, ...
Debunk: Lion USB sticks are not yet available
By Brian Heater posted Aug 4th 2011 3:55PM Apple clearly considers its new App Store-based distribution model one of the biggest advances in Lion, and to the company's credit, we found the whole thing to be quite painless. But physical media devotees ...
8 Notorious Android Malware Attacks
Nearly a third of of Android users will fall prey to malware this year. Here's a look at some of the worst Android malware attacks we've seen so far. By Robert Strohmeyer InformationWeek As smartphones penetrate every segment of the market, ...
Advertising and marketing
CNET (blog)
The social-networking giant is working on an overhaul of its News Feed product, where users post status updates, photos, videos, and other items of interest, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Facebook is considering an unfiltered News Feed, ...
Bungie offers insight and gives thanks to fans in 'O Brave New World' documentary
Bungie has a significant following that has boomed over 20 years, and with the studio leaving Halo behind in Microsoft's hands to work with Activision for the next 10 years, their 20th anniversary feels like the end for so many gamers. ...
Google Realtime Search Without Twitter?
Marketing Pilgrim
From devastating disasters to celebrity slips, a single mention on Twitter can turn into a trend in a matter of minutes. That's why the micro-blogging site has been credited as the source for major breaking news stories and hundreds of high-profile ...
The New Federal CIO: A Closer Look
Vivek Kundra's successor, Steven VanRoekel, logged time at the FCC and Microsoft and is known to be an innovator. But he's never been a CIO. By John Foley InformationWeek After two years of driving Uncle Sam's IT strategy as federal CIO, Vivek Kundra ...
Accuvant Labs' Charlie Miller describes how to hack Apple laptop batteries
LAS VEGAS--The latest security threat to your laptop comes from an unexpected source: its battery. A security researcher demonstrated today at the Black Hat security conference how he was able to gain complete control of the microprocessor embedded in ...
Excuse me while I turn off your insulin pump
Diabetics beware. It is possible to hack your insulin pump, from a distance, so that it can harm you rather than save your life. Other medical devices are also vulnerable to hacking in the current age of cyber insecurity. As if patients don't have ...
Boeing picks Atlas 5 rocket for space taxis
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug 4 (Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N) announced plans to launch its seven-seat spaceship on a test run to the International Space Station in 2015 using Atlas 5 rockets built by its United Launch Alliance venture. ...
Juno Mission Hours Away from Planned Launch
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA's Juno spacecraft awaits launch from inside the payload fairing atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V-551 launch vehicle. On Friday, Aug. 5, the launch window for NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno mission opens at 8:34 am PDT (11:34 am EDT) and extends ...

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