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The Mac Security Blog from Intego, a Mac security software developer, has posted a security memo warning users of a new Trojan, dubbed Flashback, that is infecting OSX based systems. The Flashback Trojan masquerades as an Adobe Flash Player installer, and if an unsuspecting user downloads the file package and ultimately installs the Trojan,... Read more...
Last month, we discussed the split between IBM and the NCSA (National Center for Supercomputing Applications) over the highly ambitious 'Blue Waters' project. Blue Waters was the name of a planned supercomputer that would've been entirely water-cooled and included as many as 524,288 CPU cores. The disintegration of the deal came as some surprise,... Read more...
Straight and to the point, if you're paying full price for Research In Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, you're paying too much. Don't worry, we're not about to wax critical about the tablet's lack of native email, calendar, and contacts support, all of which reportedly will be addressed in an update next month. The reason you shouldn't... Read more...
We have to warn you that what you're about to see is very disturbing. It's a YouTube clip of a British documentary that recently aired on ITV, a popular station in the U.K. The documentary attempts to further expose Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddhafi's support of the IRA and how he helped arm the soldiers with some serious weaponry. In the embedded... Read more...
Today, OCZ is letting fly with the second coming of a VCA 2.0 product, this time squarely targeting the enterprise, datacenter and high-end workstation markets. Where OCZ's RevoDrive line targets more consumer-like price points, their Z-Drive line is about no holds barred performance for the enterprise. The Z-Drive R4 with VCA 2.0, the same... Read more...
Enough Samsung news? No sweat. HTC has a real bombshell to throw, too, as they have just announced their new Amaze 4G for T-Mobile. It's certainly the most impressive (spec-wise) phone that T-Mob has ever had grace their network, and it'll probably remain the high-end champ for some time to come. It's a bold... Read more...
You might say that Samsung is really pushing its luck with this, but hey -- all the more reason to pay attention to the Samsung/Apple legal drama. It's a case tailor made for yet another late-night TV drama, and it's devices like the Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0 that have Apple hot and bothered. In essence, both of these... Read more...
What could possibly be better than a Galaxy S II? Well, a Galaxy S II LTE, of course. But what could be better than even that? The Galaxy S II HD LTE. We're thinking that Samsung is pushing the limits of naming nomenclature already, but there's no denying the pure impressiveness of their newest smartphone. The company... Read more...
Whoever said that all new superphones had to be powered by Android? Exactly. Samsung has placed all of that noise from the ongoing Apple patent battles on hold for a moment, long enough to launch a Windows Phone 7 device that will certainly make waves across the industry. The Omnia family is gaining another member... Read more...
Dealing with an increasingly mobile workforce has not exactly been a picnic for IT folks. The hardware, software, and platforms involved change rapidly; there’s often a mix of corporate-issued and personal devices to manage, many of which are on different platforms; and of course the opportunities for security... Read more...
According to research by the Nielsen Company, more recent acquirers of mobile devices have been opting for Android phones over other brands. The numbers from a Nielsen survey show that as of August 2011, about 56% of the consumers that bought a new smartphone in the three preceeding months chose Android. Why is that significant? There are... Read more...
T-Mobile took advantage of the GigaOm Mobilize 2011 event today to unveil its two fastest smartphones to date: the HTC Amaze 4G and Samsung Galaxy S II. Both will take full advantage of T-Mobile's 4G network, and both come to the mobile party wielding a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm. "These new... Read more...
Best Buy is now accepting preorders for Samsung's Series 7 notebook. Sporting a robust feature-set with plenty of modern hardware and a thin and light design, these 15.6-inch laptops pack a performance punch and aren't lacking in sex appeal. About the only thing this particular model Series 7 is missing is an Ultrabook stamp, but considering... Read more...
Oracle is publicly demonstrating its new T4 processor today and is shipping beta test systems to selected partners. The new T4 chip is a major departure from previous designs. Sun's T1 processor, codenamed Niagara and introduced in 2005, rejected a conventional focus on single-thread performance in favor of an... Read more...
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