Latest News - October 2011
- Hackers Looked To Steal Intellectual Property From Chemical Manufacturers, Says Symantec
- Ubuntu Here, There, & Everywhere With Unity Desktop Interface
- AMD Breaks Overclocking Record (Again)
- AT&T Announces Its First Two LTE Smartphones
- Lenovo Targets Businesses With New ThinkCentre M77 Desktop
- BeagleBone: The New $89 Open-Source, Linux-Based Electronics Platform
- AT&T To Sell Connected Clothing. Is The BioSuit Here?
- HTC Q3 Earnings Show Big Boosts In Shipments And Profits
- FCC's "Connect America Fund" Aims To Spread The Internet Love
- Strategy Analytics: Samsung Overtakes Apple In Q3 Smartphone Shipments
- AUO's New E-Paper Display Can Be Bent
- Have Some Freakish Fun with Halloween Filters in Google+
- ARM Details ARMv8 64-Bit Architecture
- Need A TouchPad? Buy A PC At Best Buy!
All News for October 2011
Symantec published a paper titled “The Nitro Attacks: Stealing Secrets from the Chemical Industry”, which details a prolonged hacker attack against several private companies in the chemical business. According to the paper, the hackers were after “intellectual property such as design documents... Read more...
In a blog post today, Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth outlined the company’s plans for bringing Ubuntu to pretty much every screen with intelligence that you can possibly have, from your phone to your TV to your kitchen (assuming you have some kind of smart screen device in your kitchen). In the post... Read more...
The first time AMD's FX-8150 processor found itself in the Guinness World Records, it took a team of AMD sponsored overclockers (and a whole lot of liquid helium) working together to push the processor to 8429.38MHz. And this time? Andre Yang, working by himself, used the same model chip to break the record set in September and set a new one,... Read more...
AT&T, together with HTC and Samsung, announced the first LTE smartphones that will be available for the wireless carrier. Starting next week, you'll have the option of picking up the HTC Vivid or the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and surfing the web from AT&T's 4G LTE network (where coverage is available, of course). The official release... Read more...
Lenovo announced a new desktop that's built with business professionals in mind. The new ThinkCentre M77 features the new AMD FX-series processor and can support multiple monitors. The desktop also features DASH 1.1 manageability, an enhanced tool-less chassis, and energy efficiency features. The ThinkCentre M77 desktop is available in tower... Read more...
Open source? Check. Linux? Check. Under $100? Check. It's time to meet BeagleBone, a new $89 open source hardware platform, giving electronic enthusiasts a smaller, friendlier and more affordable treat. It's a platform aimed at those who love building things. It's the latest open source development platform that... Read more...
You may be most familiar with AT&T as a telecommunications company, or perhaps just a wireless operator. Or maybe just the carrier that managed to get the iPhone first. Turns out, they're much more than that. The company has an "Emerging Devices Unit," which sounds like one of the coolest places in the telecom industry to work. That unit... Read more...
Quarter-end earnings reports have been rolling out profusely over the past week or so, and HTC's keeping the profit wheel turning with their latest results. The Taiwan-based smartphone maker saw net income soar to NT$18.68 billion (around $624 million)in this quarter, which represents a 68% increase over Q3 2010 and a 7% jump over last quarter.... Read more...
The government's still trying to figure this whole "jobs" thing out, but the FCC is making moves on something, anyway. It's being called (by the FCC) the "most significant policy step ever taken to connect all Americans to high-speed Internet, wherever they live." It's the Connect America Fund, which aims to reform... Read more...
Oh, the smartphone wars. Every quarter, analytical companies evaluate smartphone shipments, and this time around, it looks like Samsung has a lot to celebrate. After entering the smartphone wars around a year ago, the company has managed to increase overall marketshare from around 9% to just under 24%. Based on the... Read more...
Will your next Kindle be bendable? Maybe! AUO has recently showcased a new electronic ink screen that you can actually bend. Yes, bend. It's a 6" Rollable Organic TFT E-paper sheet, made pliable with high efficiency parts and plastic materials (PEN). Users can place the E-paper in their briefcases or purses without worry of damage. In addition,... Read more...
Feeling a little bit freakish with Halloween just around the corner? So are we, and Google+ lets us get our full freak on with a new Creative Kit for manipulating photos. In addition to basic editing tools and semi-powerful filters already available, the Creative Kit lets you add all kinds of effects and text to your photos, including some... Read more...
ARM's breakout might be just a step ahead. While ARM chips have always been vital, they've become even more so with the proliferation of mobile products. And now that Microsoft has committed to making Windows on ARM a reality, the sky's the limit. Now, ARM's detailing and disclosing the inner specs behind the next version of the ARM architecture.... Read more...
Welp, looks like this is the end of the line. For real this time. HP's TouchPad has been a tough item to get in recent months -- right after that price drop from $499 to $99. We suspected that all stock was already depleted, but evidently a few remain. But now there's a catch to getting one. HP and Best Buy have announced that starting on... Read more...