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…it’s on again! Apple vs Samsung

Posted: December 28th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Apple vs Samsung, UPDATED! | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on …it’s on again! Apple vs Samsung

Apple vs SamsungThe on again, off again brawl between the two most popular brands of smartphone – and tablets – is on again!

Apple has asked a federal judge to bar US sales of Samsung smartphones and tablet computers in the blockbuster patent case involving the two electronics giants.

In a court filing in California, Apple said the smartphones and tablets were found to have violated patents in a jury trial held last year.

Apple renewed its bid for a permanent injunction on sales of a number of Samsung products after an appeals court decision last month cleared the way for a new hearing on the matter.

In the latest filing dated Thursday, Apple’s attorneys wrote that the court “previously concluded that Samsung’s sale of infringing products has irreparably harmed Apple.” :: Read the full article »»»»


Sifteo Cubes Update

Posted: August 31st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Gaming, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Sifteo Cubes Update

Sifteo CubesAround the same time last year we announced the immanent release of Sifteo Cubes Intelligent Play – Sifteo Cubes! The New Face of Smart Games – a clever little system where the timeless concept of building blocks where given a thoroughly modern makeover. Überclever cubes sporting a touch-sensitive color LCD display, onboard sensing technology, embedded computer, games, puzzles sent wirelessly from a handy PC or laptop.

Sifteo’s clever system has just been treated to an update.

The addition of a new Sifteo Base to the system allows players of the next generation system to venture beyond the radio range of the previous version. The maximum number of cubes available for gameplay has also been doubled for more complex puzzles, to unlock new levels or just to get more family members involved in the action.

The addition of the Sifteo Base completely eliminates the need for a nearby computer during gameplay by allowing game storage on the compact unit itself and wirelessly communicate with the Cubes. The base is battery-powered for portability as well as featuring built-in speakers for in-game audio.

Punters can buy and add games to the base unit using Sifteo Sync desktop software  – via pc –  as the name suggests, the new games automatically download to the Sifteo Base when it’s plugged into your pc :: Read the full article »»»»


GAWKER: Anonymous Fundraising

Posted: February 8th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: News From the web | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on GAWKER: Anonymous Fundraising

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In early January we reported: India has had some serious issues dealing with technology over the past decade, the country has gone from a potential tech behemoth to an open joke. An Indian hacking group, calling itself the Lords of Dharmaraja, has threatened to publicly disclose the source code on the internet. So far, there have been two claims related to Symantec’s source code. A document claiming to be confidential information related to Norton AntiVirus’s source code was posted on Pastebin. Symantec says it has investigated the claim, and rather than source code, most of the hackers booty seems to have been documentation dated April 1999, the documentation is related to an API – application programming interface – used by the product.

GAWKER is now reporting that, Anonymous Swears It Was Trying to Extort $50,000 from Antivirus Company for Charity. An Anonymous hacker tried to use stolen source codes to extort $50,000 from antivirus firm Symantec. Turned out it was a law enforcement sting. Now Anonymous is in spin mode, claiming the hacker was trying to raise money for poor kids in India.

The source code for some popular Symantec products, including pcAnywhere and Norton Antivrus, ended up in the hands of an Indian-based hacker named Yamatough, a member of the Anonymous-affiliated group the Lords of Dharamaja. This is a big deal, since the source code can give hackers a map to dangerous vulnerabilities.

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Indian Hackers Set to Release Full Antivirus Code

Kodak Has Filed For Bankruptcy

Posted: January 19th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Digital Camera News, Technoid Gadget News, UPDATED! | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Kodak Has Filed For Bankruptcy

Eastman Kodak To File For Bankruptcy

Eastman Kodak Co, inventors of the hand-held camera, the digital camera and helped bring the world the first pictures back from the Moon, has filed for bankruptcy protection, capping a prolonged plunge for what remains one of America’s best-known companies. The 130-year-old photographic film behemoth, which had tried to restructure to become a seller of consumer products like cameras, said it had also obtained a $950 million, 18-month credit facility from Citigroup to keep it going.

Kodak said it and its US subsidiaries had filed for chapter 11 business reorganisation. Non-US subsidiaries were not covered by the filing, it added. “The board of directors and the entire senior management team unanimously believe this is a necessary step and the right thing to do for the future of Kodak,” chairman and chief executive Antonio M Perez said in a statement. Read the full article »»»»


Online Behemoths Begin Piracy Law Protest

Posted: January 18th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid Computer News, UPDATED! | Tags: , | Comments Off on Online Behemoths Begin Piracy Law Protest

Blacked Out Logo

UPDATED: Wikipedia went dark, Google blacked out its logo and other popular websites planned similar protests to voice concern over laws in the US congress intended to crack down on online piracy. The online encyclopedia shut down its English version for 24 hours to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act – SOPA – introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate version, the Protect IP Act (PIPA). Google placed a black redaction block over the logo on its much-visited US home page to draw attention to the bills, while social news site Reddit and even good old WordPress is in on the blackout.

Wikipedia said via statement that; “The blackout is a protest against proposed legislation in the United States, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate – that, if passed, would seriously damage the free and open Internet, including Wikipedia. This will be the first time the English Wikipedia has ever staged a public protest of this nature, and it’s a decision that wasn’t lightly made.”  The full statement is available at: http://wikimediafoundation.org

The draft legislation has won the backing of Hollywood, the US music industry, America’s national association of manufacturers and the chamber of commerce.

But it has come under fire from digital rights and free speech organisations for allegedly paving the way for US authorities to shut down websites accused of online piracy, including foreign sites, without due process and threatening the technical architecture of the internet. Read the full article »»»»


AOC Ups Screen Size to 22-inches For USB Übermonitor

Posted: January 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget, UPDATED! | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on AOC Ups Screen Size to 22-inches For USB Übermonitor

AOC Ups Screen Size to 22-inches For USB ÜbermonitorUPDATE: AOC, the makers of an überrange of USB monitors, including the 720p High-Def 1080p – 16-inch E1649FWU USB monitor, has upped the screen size for its latest USB-powered offering. The new e2251Fwu boasts a 22-inch LED backlit display and receives both power and signal solely through it’s – 5volt – USB connection.

The single USB cable connection is designed to make hooking yourself up with a dual or multi-monitor setup a simple plug-and-play deal, sure to appeal to those looking to take a second monitor on the road. The e2251Fwu sports Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution and operates at 60 Hz, with a 5 ms response time, 250 cd/m2 brightness and 20,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.

The unit is also HDCP compatible and comes with a built-in USB 2.0 port for daisy-chaining an additional monitor or other USB devices. AOC hasn’t provided full dimensions for the unit but does reveal it has a 10.6 mm/0.41 inch thickness.

The e2251Fwu comes with a removable stand that AOC reckons allows it to be used as a digital photo frame or presentation display. Powered by a DisplayLink chip, the e2251Fwu is compatible with Apple OSX Tiger/Leopard/Lion, Linux, Windows XP/Vista/7. AOC will be showing off the monitor at CES 2012, ahead of its international release in February 2012, e2251Fwu is expected to be  priced at $US 199 :: Read the full article »»»»


UPDATED: Indian Hackers Set to Release Full Symantec-Norton Antivirus Code

Posted: January 6th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid Computer News, UPDATED! | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on UPDATED: Indian Hackers Set to Release Full Symantec-Norton Antivirus Code

UDATED Indian Hackers Set to Release Hacker the Full Symantec-Norton Antivirus CodeIndia has had some serious issues dealing with technology over the past decade, the country has gone from a potential tech behemoth to an open joke. An Indian hacking group, calling itself the Lords of Dharmaraja, has threatened to publicly disclose the source code on the internet. So far, there have been two claims related to Symantec’s source code.

A document claiming to be confidential information related to Norton AntiVirus’s source code was posted on Pastebin. Symantec says it has investigated the claim, and  rather than source code, most of the hackers booty  seems to have been documentation dated April 1999, the documentation is related to an API – application programming interface – used by the product.

In a later posting to Pastebin, the hacking group shared what it said was source code. However, it seems the code is related to what appears to have been the 2006 version of Symantec’s Norton AntiVirus.

Almost as quickly as the Hackers post documents, accounts are closed, documents removed and the smoke and mirror game goes no-place. The hacking group claim that they are working on creating mirror sites for their content, though nothing of any real substance has come through.

The group are claiming that they have been “pressured and censored by US and Indian government agencies.” It’s important to underline that there is presently no reason to believe that Symantec’s own servers have been compromised in any way.

It appears that the data leak has occurred on Indian government servers, which are notoriously unsecured, the implication is that Symantec, and perhaps other software companies, may have been required to supply their source code to the Indian authorities. The source code the hackers have released is NOT relevant to ANY of Symantec’s current anti-virus products, the source code is 6 years old.  This is very likely a case of over-excited Indian Hackers.

The serious question now is: Has Symantec misled the Indaina government by feeding it old, redundant code, or are Indian Hackers truly going the way of Indian call center operators? :: Read the full article »»»»