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The nasty cat-and-mouse game between cybercriminals and their guileless targets is getting abominably nasty. Cybercriminals are getting better and better at ducking firewalls and antivirus programs. A legion of hackers are turning to ransomware, planting virus-loaded ads on legitimate sites, while others potentially harness their efforts in exploiting lame bugs in the webiverse. Lame, you say? It’s still worrisome. Security researchers have found a bug in Google’s Chrome browser which allows a website to masks its address, pretendi...
A federal jury in Texas has ordered Apple Inc. to pay $532.9 million in a patent infringement case brought by a Texas company regarding patented inventions that the company said iTunes used without permission in software and games. Apple pledged to appeal. The plaintiff, Smartflash LLC claimed that Apple infringed three patents related to digital rights management and inventions comprising data storage as well as managing access through payment systems, and alluded their use in apps such as Game Circus  LLC’s 4Pics 1 Movie and Coin...
If you’re one of those tin-foil-hat-wearing theorists desperately hoping for the preservation of Internet security, then you will sooner or later have to compromise with your ideals and dreams. The future of internet privacy looks shady and policymakers and technology pioneers have a huge task to accomplish, once they’re likely to bungle. It happens to be one of the larger discoveries of blanketing research done by more than 2,500 researchers by Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. "The Future of Privacy" is ...
Xiaomi, world’s third largest smartphone markers has fished in $1.1 billion in its coffer in the latest round of fund-raising which has the company valued at $45 billion, Lei Jun CEO of Xiaomi, said in a post on Weibo, China's Twitter-like Microblogging site. Xiaomi, has claimed the No.1 position in China’s smartphone market, which happens to be the largest in the world is now considered worth more than companies like Sony or Nokia and almost as much as Yahoo’s current market value Xiaomi, established in 2010, has outstripped bo...
Microsoft and Sony battled to counter a conspicuous cyber attack on their video games networks over Christmas, leaving millions of customers unable to access entertainments and play games. Microsoft’s Xbox Live network and Sony’s PlayStation store faced blackouts on Christmas, with serious interruption to the systems persisting on Boxing Day as well. Around 24 hours after the reports of an assault, Xbox said its core services had come back to normal. Similarly, Sony said it had resolved the issue. However, the attacks have yet again...
A lawsuit had been filed on January 6, 2014 claims that Beats Electronics co-founders Jimmy Lovine and Dr. Dre conspired against Monster CEO Noel Lee in order to gain absolute control of the technology behind its popular product line Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. Beats Electronics submitted a case of corporate double-crossing against Monster, which had been its partner in launching Beats headphones in 2008. According to Lee, in an executive interview during the Monsters’ annual awards party and concert at the Consumer Electronics...
For many productivity equals 7 hours of internet surfing and 30 minutes of accomplishing whatever tasks they can in the office. For others internet gets in the way of their productivity. According to a new online survey of American workers by the nonprofit Pew Research Center, nearly half of the respondents surveyed revealed that the Internet, email and related technologies have made them far more productive. Only 7 percent of respondents said that the rise of technologies has made them less productive. Unsurprisingly, 61 per...
Popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter rolled out its 2014 breakdown on January 5, 2015 commemorating a total of $529 million pledged by 3.3 million supporters. Its technology category pulled in the biggest slice of support - $125 million pledged, putting a fractional value on individuals' craving for science fiction gadgetry. However, tech was a long way from being the most effectively financed class, with only 1,124 tech projects funded in 2014. Categories that tasted success for being funded on Kickstarter were music (4,009),...
The unfair jokes around women and their parking skills may cease to exist or at least we’re hoping they do, thanks to BMW. The German automotive company plans to showcase its sensor-filled BMW i3 v2 at the CEs 2015 in January and will demo its driverless parking system that can be operated through a smartwatch known as the Remote Valet Parking Assistant. According to a BMW spokesperson, the BMW i3 can navigate through multi-level parking garages using information from its laser scanners with the help of a digital site plan of the g...
It seems that Google Inc. has made some great progress in its developing autonomous driving vehicles in the year of 2014! From an early design concept that was unveiled in May 2014 to a finished self-driving prototype which was showcased in late December, it has come along a turning point. The finished autonomous self-driving car looks like a compacted Volkswagen Beetle. During a mockup in May, it was announced that the self-driving car would not have a steering wheel, accelerator and brake pedals. In September, Google received ...