Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked, PayPal accounts vulnerable

Samsung

Samsung

This is what happens when the knock off companies try to copy Apple’s we’ll engineered tech, Samsung users get their bank accounts hacked, easily. Today’s news is that Samsung has implemented such poor security in its knock-off of Apple’s fingerprint sensor in the home button feature that Paypal accounts can be trivially accessed and emptied from the Samsung  user’s accounts, even though this particular attack vector has already been known. Continue reading Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked, PayPal accounts vulnerable

The Saleen Tesla Model S a Mystery No More as Renderings Released

Tesla Saleen front

Tesla Saleen front

CORONA, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Saleen Automotive, Inc. (OTCQB: SLNN), (OTCBB: SLNN) (the “Company”), an American specialty manufacturer of high performance vehicles, technical performance parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel, is pleased to announce that the Company has released renderings of its Saleen Tesla Model S. First images were provided Saturday to media in attendance in Los Angeles, California. Continue reading The Saleen Tesla Model S a Mystery No More as Renderings Released

Samsung’s pants are on fire, court documents prove they knowingly lied about sales figures

Samsung

Samsung

Not only has Samsung been beat down by Apple in court, for illegally copying Apple’s iPhone and iPad, now the embarrassing news is that Samsung executives knew that hey were intentionally inflating sales figures in order to make their competitors (i.e. Apple) look like they were losing market share, when in reality they weren’t. Continue reading Samsung’s pants are on fire, court documents prove they knowingly lied about sales figures

HeartBleed is not a virus, and what to do about it [Updated with Victims]

HeartBleed

HeartBleed

Stop panicking, HeartBleed is not a virus! It is serious but needless worry will accomplish nothing.  HeartBleed is the name of a bug in the OpenSSL security software (that many web servers use to encrypt connections, like to your bank account or online shopping) that allows an attacker to capture your username and password directly from that website, presumably to steal from you. ((Bruce Schnier on HeartBleed)) Continue reading HeartBleed is not a virus, and what to do about it [Updated with Victims]

Dune HD Shows New HEVC-Enabled Set-Top Box At NAB 2014

Dune HD Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Dune HD)

Dune HD Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Dune HD)

LAS VEGAS, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Dune HD, the award-winning manufacturer of full HD media players and connected set-top boxes, will demonstrate the first full-featured set-top box to support HEVC at NAB 2014 April 7-10. With HEVC support, the Dune HD TV-204 provides operators a more cost effective and efficient means to deliver content into the home and samples will be available to operators by May 2014. Dune HD will demonstrate the TV-204 at NAB, South Hall Upper, Booth 10713. Continue reading Dune HD Shows New HEVC-Enabled Set-Top Box At NAB 2014

Bye Bye, WhatsApp: Secure Haze Launches No Cost Secure Mobile Messaging – Fully Secure and End-To-End Encrypted

Secure Haze

Secure Haze

VADUZ, Lichtenstein, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Secure Haze launches no cost secure mobile messaging services. The SecureHaze app, available on Android, iOS, Mac and Windows, allows users to securely and privately message and share pictures across all platforms. Secure Haze features include secure messaging, voice and video calling, and file/picture sharing. Now you can communicate securely from any device anywhere – without the fear of others listening in. Continue reading Bye Bye, WhatsApp: Secure Haze Launches No Cost Secure Mobile Messaging – Fully Secure and End-To-End Encrypted

ThinkGeek Develops the Mr. Beard – Beard Machine

GEEKNET, INC. MR. BEARD - BEARD MACHINE

GEEKNET, INC. MR. BEARD – BEARD MACHINE

Heralded as massive leap forward in facial hair technology – FAIRFAX, Va., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – ThinkGeek’s internal R&D Department, GeekLabs, is proud to announce the launch of the Mr. Beard – Beard Machine.  The Mr. Beard is designed to help the facial-follicle-impaired capture the returning trend of styled beards and mustaches. Continue reading ThinkGeek Develops the Mr. Beard – Beard Machine

The Art Institute of Vancouver Named Among the Top Ten Undergraduate Schools for Video Game Design by The Princeton Review

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The Art Institute of Vancouver (Ai Vancouver), BC, Canada, announced today it has ranked #8 on The Princeton Review’s list of the top twenty five  undergrad schools to study video game design. This is the fifth year in a row for Ai Vancouver to rank in the top ten since 2010, and the school moved up from #9 in last year’s list.  Continue reading The Art Institute of Vancouver Named Among the Top Ten Undergraduate Schools for Video Game Design by The Princeton Review

FireChat: Apple innovates again [App Review]

FireChat

FireChat

Apple has done it again, with another quiet release of their net generation innovation, and they will rock the instant messaging world. Today I had the opportunity to try out FireChat (free on the Apple App store) to see what the brouhaha was about.  This is an extremely simple chat client with fewer features than I have ever seen ever before. In fact there are only two windows possible to view in the app, “Everyone” and “Nearby” but that belies the app’s true power feature. Continue reading FireChat: Apple innovates again [App Review]

Faster Fact Checking: Tools and Tips that Help the Media Break News Right on a Tight Deadline

PR Newswire for Journalists. (PRNewsFoto/PR Newswire Association LLC)

PR Newswire for Journalists. (PRNewsFoto/PR Newswire Association LLC)

NEW YORK, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — News breaks faster than ever thanks to social media. – Journalists now have the ability to track news in real-time as it unfolds, often via citizen journalists tweeting and recording on the scene.  The availability of up-to-the-second updates  does come at a cost: added pressure to report news more quickly than before, which can lead to missing details and/or inaccuracies – sometimes with serious consequence. Continue reading Faster Fact Checking: Tools and Tips that Help the Media Break News Right on a Tight Deadline

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