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  1. Cisco, Oracle find dozens of their products affected by ShellshockTue, 30 Sep 2014 08:30:11 -0700
    Cisco Systems and Oracle are hard at work identifying networking and other products in their portfolios that are affected by the critical Shellshock vulnerability.The Shellshock vulnerability and several related ones found over the past week stem from errors in how the Bash command-line interpreter for Unix and Linux systems parses strings passed to it by external scripts. The flaws allow attackers to trick certain processes running on vulnerable machines to pass malicious strings to Bash that would then get executed as commands on the underlying OS.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  2. Netflix's 'Crouching Tiger' sequel will start streaming the same day it hits theatersTue, 30 Sep 2014 08:24:00 -0700
    Netflix is taking on movie theaters with its first major feature film, a follow-up to 2000's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"and it'll start streaming to Netflix subscribers the same day it lands in cinemas. According to Deadline, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend" will premiere simultaneously on Netflix and in IMAX theaters on August 28, 2015. It'll likely be the first Netflix film to launch day-and-date in theaters, though the streaming service has other film deals in the works. What it means: Netflix has long bemoaned Hollywood's windowing system, which dictates when movies can go from theaters to home video to streaming. These windows are one reason why Netflix doesn't have lots of new releases to choose from, so now, Netflix is trying to create its own hits, just as it did for TV shows with House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. The simultaneous IMAX release will test the idea that some people will pay for the theater experience even if they can watch for much cheaper at home.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  3. Germany orders Google to stop illegal user data processingTue, 30 Sep 2014 07:50:11 -0700
    As part of an EU-wide crackdown on Googles data collection practices, Germany has ordered the company to change its user data processing, which is in violation of the countrys laws.Google violates the German Federal Telemedia Act and the Federal Data Protection Act when it collects and combines user data, the Hamburg Commissioner of Data Protection and Freedom of Information (HmbBfDI) said Tuesday. According to the view of the data protection authority the ongoing practice of user profiling affects the privacy of Google users far beyond the admissible degree, it said.Google was ordered to take the necessary technical and organizational measures to guarantee its users can decide on their own if, and to what extent, their data is used for profiling.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  4. Bye, Bing: Microsoft's Windows apps rebranded as MSNTue, 30 Sep 2014 07:47:00 -0700
    Microsoft promised it was coming and now its here. The MSN brand is reigning supreme across all Microsoft platforms, with the Bing name taking a back seat. Microsofts new-look MSN.com previewintroduced earlier in Septemberrecently dumped its beta tag and is now the official design for the companys web portal. The MSN refresh is also reaching Windows and Windows Phone, where most Bing apps are being renamed with the MSN moniker. This includes built-in apps on Windows 8.1 such as Food & Drink, Sports, and Weather. They will all retain their current namessimply swapping "Bing" for "MSN"with the exception of Bing Finance which is now taking on the classic Microsoft moniker, MSN Money.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  5. Connected ad panels to improve mobile speeds and coverageTue, 30 Sep 2014 07:45:11 -0700
    To make it easier for higher mobile broadband speeds using small cells, Alcatel-Lucent has joined forces with outdoor advertising company JCDecaux on the development of connected ad panels.JCDecaux has become an official member of Alcatel-Lucents Metro Cell Express Site Certification program, which was launched last year. The program aims to make it easier for mobile operators to install small cells to better handle growing traffic volumes.Operators need help, because installing the miniature base stations is far from trivial. Obstacles include finding appropriate sites, obtaining zoning or construction permits and integrating them to the rest of the LTE or 3G network. Alcatel-Lucents program speeds up the process of finding suitable places for the hardware, according to the company.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  6. Need help? Microsoft Stores offer free tech support, PC tune-ups, malware removalTue, 30 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0700
    Windows users without a hefty dose of technical knowledge always have a tough time getting help. If you don't have a geeky friend handy, PC problems often mean dragging your computer down to the Geek Squad or local PC shop, where you'll be charged a crazy amount of money to have malware removed or speed up a slowing PC. No more! If you live near a Microsoft Store some of the peskiest PC problems can now be fixed in-person for free. Microsoft's retail locations recently started offering their Windows-focused answer to Apple's Genius Bar: the Answer Desk.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  7. Samsung Gear VR demo units appear at some Best BuysTue, 30 Sep 2014 06:23:00 -0700
    When Samsung introduced the Gear VR earlier in September the company said the virtual reality headset would hit store shelves this fall. Apparently, that meant sooner rather than later, as some eagle-eyed shoppers have already spotted Gear VR demo headsets at Samsung Experience Shops inside Best Buy.Best Buy and Samsung were unavailable for comment at this writing.A Redditor going by the name Hackertipz and the Yourift blog each came across demo units of the Gear VR at Best Buy locations in the Los Angeles area. The units were not operational and didn't even have a Galaxy Note 4 attached to themSamsung's upcoming phablet will supply the processing power and display for the Gear VR.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  8. EBay splitting PayPal off as a separate companyTue, 30 Sep 2014 06:00:00 -0700
    EBays board of directors has approved a plan to separate the companys eBay and PayPal businesses into independent publicly traded companies next year.Creating two stand-alone businesses best positions eBay and PayPal to capitalize on their respective growth opportunities in the rapidly changing global commerce and payments landscape, eBay said in a statement Tuesday.The split is expected to be completed as a tax-free spinoff in the second half of next year, with American Express executive Dan Schulman as CEO. Meanwhile, Schulman will serve as president of PayPal. He had been president of the American Express Enterprise Growth Group.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  9. Pioneer's LTE-equipped rearview mirror gives drivers useful data from the cloudTue, 30 Sep 2014 05:55:00 -0700
    If your car isnt smart and connected yet, Pioneer has a rearview mirror that can do the trick.The audio equipment maker showed off what it calls a rearview mirror telematics unit with LTE connectivity that displays cloud-based data such as navigation, traffic conditions and weather updates.The real-time info is displayed on a 5-inch LCD that functions as a mirror when its not showing anything. It takes up part of the units surface beside the dedicated mirror and can also display video from a linked rearview camera.Info can be accessed via voice commands or the touchscreen interface on the LCD. The LTE connection also enables it to be a Wi-Fi access point for mobile devices in the car.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  10. Apple's iPhone 6 will go on sale in China on Oct. 17Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:39:00 -0700
    Apples iPhone 6 will go on sale on Oct. 17 in mainland China, one of the biggest markets for the company, with high demand expected from existing iPhone users.The company said the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus would arrive mid-October in the country, just hours after Chinese regulators approved the phones on Tuesday. The devices will be on sale on all three of Chinas mobile carriers, and will support both 4G network standards used in China, TDD and FDD LTE.Pre-orders for the smartphones will start on Oct. 10, Apple said.Mainland China was mysteriously absent from the first list of markets the iPhone 6 was to launch in, leading to some complaints among Chinese Internet users. The countrys grey market vendors have taken advantage by reselling new iPhones brought in from the U.S. and Hong Kong at high prices initially estimated at over US$3,000.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
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