August 2nd, 2012, 10:31 AM

Security Researcher: Huawei’s Gear is “Full of Holes”

At DEFCON, the annual hacker get-together in Las Vegas, a German security research team demonstrated how Huawei’s commercial routers are ripe with serious unpatched security vulnerabilities. Felix Lindner — who prefers the nom-de-hacker “FX” — demonstrated with colleagues from his security think tank Recurity Labs how Huawei’s AR18 and AR 29 series routers contain serious [...]

August 1st, 2012, 5:26 PM

Apple v. Samsung: Samsung’s Lawyer Scolded by Judge

The end of the second day (July 31) of the multi-billion dollar Apple v. Samsung trial was defined by Samsung’s failing to get ‘critical’ evidence for their side included in the case, and a spat between Samsung’s high profile lead lawyer and the judge presiding over the case. Samsung was barred by Judge Lucy Koh [...]

August 1st, 2012, 4:00 PM

Windows 8 Has Been Released to Manufacturers

Microsoft released Windows 8 to manufacturers today, a symbolic milestone that shows the operating system is complete. “Today marks an important milestone in the Windows 8 project. The Windows 8 team is proud to share with you that a short while ago we started releasing Windows 8 to PC OEM and manufacturing partners,” wrote Steven [...]

August 1st, 2012, 12:56 PM

AMD Nabs ARM Expert from Apple

In a bid to prove its seriousness about developing a mobile chip strategy, AMD has hired a former Apple chip designer who has a wealth of experience in the low-power processor design sector. AMD announced Wednesday that it had hired Jim Keller, formerly of Apple’s platform architecture group, to serve as corporate vice president and [...]

August 1st, 2012, 11:34 AM

Valve Modifies Steam Software Agreement to Prohibit Class-Action Suits

In the wake of EA offering to settle a class-action claim regarding its Madden NFL and NCAA exclusivity deals, Valve has modified Steam’s Subscriber Service Agreement to effectively prevent a class action suit from being leveled against the company. “It’s clear to us that in some situations, class actions have real benefits to customers In [...]

August 1st, 2012, 10:05 AM

Crucial Unveils Cheap v4 SSDs For Mainstream Computing

While SSDs provide a premium in speed, they’ve always come at a price premium as well. While Crucial’s new v4 SSDs don’t have the capacity of a similarly priced hard disk, at this price point they are accessible for even the most value-concious consumer.  Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, today [...]

July 31st, 2012, 3:21 PM

Apple v. Samsung Day 2: Did Samsung Conclude That ‘It’s Easier to Copy’?

Apple began day two of Apple v. Samsung by accusing Samsung of deciding that it was easier to copy than innovate, in a 90-minute opening statement presented by attorney Harold McElhinny. “The iPhone, like all of Apple’s products is about creating a unique and special user experience. An experience that is so seamless and intuitive [...]

July 31st, 2012, 12:23 PM

Betaworks Gives First Preview of New Digg

Betaworks, the company that purchased Digg for the paltry sum of $500,000, has released a first preview of the redesigned Digg on its blog Rethink Digg. Betaworks promises that the revamped Digg will focus on simplicity with a “fast and thin” experience based on sorting stories into the three core categories of top stories, popular, [...]

July 31st, 2012, 11:26 AM

RIM’s Elusive 10-Inch Tablet Emerges in the Wild

Pictures have surfaced online of RIM’s long rumoured 10-inch Playbook tablet. A 10-inch Playbook has been long rumoured and roadmapped, but RIM has been largely mum on the topic. The pictures depict what appears to be a SIM card slot, and a 26.82Whr battery. Originally, the 10-inch Playbook was supposed to be launched in early [...]

July 31st, 2012, 11:02 AM

Microsoft Launches Gmail Killer,

Microsoft today began previewing, a new webmail service that will eventually replace its venerable Hotmail property. “We think the time is right to reimagine email,” Microsoft’s Chris Jones wrote in a blog post. “So today, we’re introducing a preview of We realized that we needed to take a bold step, break from the [...]