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Oracle investigating two new vulnerabilities in latest Java, but Windows users have less to fear

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Researchers from the Polish firm Security Explorations have identified two new vulnerabilities in the latest version of Java, which was released just this week to address two other security holes. The bad news is that these new flaws can be exploited (together) to achieve a complete sandbox bypass in Java...
Oracle investigating two new vulnerabilities in latest Java, but Windows users have less to fear

Your iPhone can be hacked with a malicious charger

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You may want to think twice before using someone else's charger next time your iPhone's battery life is running low. Three researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology claim to have invented a charger that can install malware on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The team will show off...
Your iPhone can be hacked with a malicious charger
The iPhone charger that could hack your phone

Compal Trinity ODM reference design eyes-on

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Here at its AMD's Financial Analyst day, the company had a little demo area which is where we spotted this little number -- an ODM reference unit from Compal stuffed with the company's upcoming Trinity APU. Serving as a proof-of-concept, what you're looking at is one of several units...
Compal Trinity ODM reference design eyes-on

Five new flaws found in the latest version of Java

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A week after disclosing two Java vulnerabilities, a Polish security firm reported finding five more in the latest version of Java. When used together, the new holes could bypass the technology's sandbox in order to install malware. Security Explorations notified Oracle Monday of the vulnerabilities in Java SE 7...
Five new flaws found in the latest version of Java

DailyDirt: Flying Weapons

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If there's a way to make a weapon more mobile, the military has probably tried it. Bat bombs were created during World War II, but after spending a couple million dollars on development, the project was cancelled. Here are just a few more modern examples of flying weapons that are...
DailyDirt: Flying Weapons

Browsium lands biggest customer yet, moving UK agency from IE6 to IE9

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Browsium, the Redmond startup whose technology lets companies run legacy web apps in the latest versions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Windows, has signed its biggest customer to date, the London-based HM Revenue & Customs governmental agency. Computer Weekly reports that the agreement “will act as a proof of concept for...
Browsium lands biggest customer yet, moving UK agency from IE6 to IE9
Attention, U.S. startups: Don't ignore China

SocialFlow Names Missy Godfrey As Its New CEO, Brings In Over Two Decades Of Media Experience

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Social media optimization technology company SocialFlow has made a change at the top. We’ve learned that its Co-Founder Frank Speiser has stepped down from the CEO position to make way for now former Managing Director of North Sea Partners, Missy Godfrey. The service is used by some of the biggest...
SocialFlow Names Missy Godfrey As Its New CEO, Brings In Over Two Decades Of Media Experience
Recruiting unicorns: How we hired top talent from Facebook, Google, and Apple

Microsoft Blames Security Info-sharing Program for Attack Code Leak

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The proof-of-concept exploit now circulating among hackers does not allow remote code execution -- necessary to compromise a PC or server, and then plant malware on the system -- but instead crashes a vulnerable machine....
Microsoft Blames Security Info-sharing Program for Attack Code Leak

Researcher creates proof-of-concept malware that infects BIOS, network cards

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Security researcher Jonathan Brossard created a proof-of-concept hardware backdoor called Rakshasa that replaces a computer's BIOS (Basic Input Output System) and can compromise the operating system at boot time without leaving traces on the hard drive....
Researcher creates proof-of-concept malware that infects BIOS, network cards

Mozilla, AT&T and Ericsson team up to help you make calls from your browser, sans-plugin

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Seems like you can make calls from everywhere these days, so really, why not one's browser? Mozilla, AT&T and Ericsson are using MWC to launch their new WebRTC-based proof of concept that'll bring plugin-free phone functionality to Firefox, letting users make voice calls, video calls, share files and access...
Mozilla, AT&T and Ericsson team up to help you make calls from your browser, sans-plugin
'Binary Tetris' source code will fit in a tweet
Mozilla planning a Windows 8 Metro version of Firefox
New 'Lulz Liberator' pistol proves guns can be made on cheap 3D printers

Researchers use bioimpedance as a biometric, let health monitor devices know who you are

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Wouldn't it be great if fitness and medical gadgets automatically knew who was wearing them? Researchers from Dartmouth have come up with a new way to provide health monitors just such an ability using a tiny electric current and a bioimpedance sensor. You see, each person's body provides a...
Researchers use bioimpedance as a biometric, let health monitor devices know who you are

A Huge Month: Online Education Is Replacing Physical Colleges At A Crazy Fast Pace

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Educators knew the online revolution would eventually envelop the physical classroom, but a torrent of near-revolutionary developments in the past month are proving that change is coming quicker than anyone imagined. In just 30 days, the largest school system in the U.S. began offering credit for online courses, a major...
A Huge Month: Online Education Is Replacing Physical Colleges At A Crazy Fast Pace

Breakfast of Champions: Meet the man known as FAKEGRIMLOCK

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Fakegrimlock, or excuse me: FAKEGRIMLOCK, is technology’s resident dinosaur.  He can be found commenting in all caps on Fred Wilson’s blog, tweeting about bacon, and even conducting interviews with technology heavyweights (including our own CBM, pictured above). But no one knows who he is (except maybe the eight members of...
Breakfast of Champions: Meet the man known as FAKEGRIMLOCK
"In the Studio," Nutanix's Dheeraj Pandey is Making Computing and Storage Converge

Visibility : Proof of Concept or Request

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My posts of late have been on the DIY meme, which is possible now that we have enabling social tools. These grassroots tools empower you to achieve part of your vision, and hopefully your visibility will lead to others helping you finalise it. I’m hoping that my current project I’m...
Visibility : Proof of Concept or Request

Dropbox says Android app not affected by profile security hole, will update iOS app to fix

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Yesterday we told you about a security flaw in the way that popular apps like Facebook and Dropbox were handling their profile tokens on mobile devices running Android and iOS. Now, Dropbox has replied with a statement, saying that the Android version of the app does not suffer from the...
Dropbox says Android app not affected by profile security hole, will update iOS app to fix
Play 'Tetris' on your Pebble smartwatch thanks to new SDK

Firefox on Windows 8: Metro build is in the works

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We all know that Windows 8 will have a split personality, with a Windows 7 style "Classic" desktop environment working hand-in-hand with a finger-friendly Metro UI. Given that Firefox has a significant market share in the PC web browsing market, it's only natural for Mozilla to accommodate both parts...
Firefox on Windows 8: Metro build is in the works
With Tech From Space, Ministry Of Supply Is Building The Next Generation Of Dress Shirts

Palm's webOS lives on.... as an Android app

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Palm webOS fans left in the cold from HP’s debacle with the mobile operating system can rejoice a little. HP open-sourced the webOS platform, making for some interesting third-party webOS efforts and giving the platform a new lease on life. Some developers have ported the operating system to different devices,...
Palm's webOS lives on.... as an Android app
Windows Phone 7 proof-of-concept control app demonstrated for AR.Drone quadcopter

Pics.io Wants To Bring A Collaborative, RAW-Based Photo Editing Workflow To The Browser

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A new startup called Pics.io out of the Ukraine hopes to take the next big leap in the online photography workflow, by making browser-based, fully collaborative RAW image file processing a reality. The team has plenty of experience working in digital photography, and is now looking for funding to...
Pics.io Wants To Bring A Collaborative, RAW-Based Photo Editing Workflow To The Browser

Researcher finds critical vulnerabilities in Sophos antivirus product

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Security researcher Tavis Ormandy discovered critical vulnerabilities in the antivirus product developed by U.K.-based security firm Sophos and advised organizations to avoid using the product on critical systems unless the vendor improves its product development, quality assurance and security response practices. Ormandy, who works as an information security engineer...
Researcher finds critical vulnerabilities in Sophos antivirus product

Don't Tech Nerds Read Ray Bradbury Any More?

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This is how it starts, guys. (Photo: screencap) Coming soon to a CES writeup near you: Microsoft is twerking that Kinect technology just as fast as it can, creating all kinds of weird futuristic use cases to help separate you from your hard-earned dollars. Fast Company reports that Microsoft Research has...
Don't Tech Nerds Read Ray Bradbury Any More?
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