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Articles Archive for Author Zachary Thompson

Twitter Ramps Up Security; Merges With Brainloop

In some social news, Twitter is teaming up with Brainloop, to better safeguard peoples information on the social platform and helping ensure that confidential documents, stay confidential.

What the German company, Brainloop offers, is a way to help companies keep their docs safe from hackers, and more importantly- from top secret information getting leaked all over the web.

LG Goes Wireless, Announces Global Remote Call Service

LG has just announced a global release of its new Remote Call services, that allow smartphone users to enjoy remote maintenance and software upgrades. The service was first launched in Korea, but soon, the rest of the world can enjoy it too.

The Remote Call services essentially let LG diagnose software issues in a mobile device without forcing a customer to visit the support center (thank god!). This lets LG technicians connect to the phone directly via the Internet and troubleshoot the phone.

HTC My Touch Slide Review (Video)

No wonder there are millions of admirers of QWERTY keyboards. The fans are mainly the people who are used to keyboards but not the uncomfortable keypads. Personally, I feel it quite rough to text using a typical keypad.

The My Touch 4G Slide is one fine addition to the My Touch family from HTC. Initially, there were rumors that the ‘My Touch 4G’ was getting a slide version, which sounded appealing. Although, not only did the phone get a slide version but it’s specifications have also been improved.

PayPal Gives 1,000 Anonymous IPs To FBI

PayPal was attacked last year by an Anonymous Group of hackers after PayPal froze the account of Wikileaks. After such long period, PayPal has finally decided to take action against the hacking attempt.

The hackers left behind sufficient data to be traced. PayPal has given FBI a list of 1,000 IP addresses. PayPal has declared that these IP addresses were linked to the hacking which occurred last year.

Nobody knows how useful the IP addresses, for tracking the hackers might be. As the attack was Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)

Two New WP7 HTC Leaks: Ignite & Prime

Well what do you know, could this be the end of Android or just a bump in the usual routine? Looks like HTC is working hard at some cool new Windows Phone 7 devices, that are sure to make their fan boys sweat.

The two new phones are the HTC Ignite and the HTC Prime, and both were leaked on some Dutch website. According to the information provided, the HTC Prime has a gorgeous slide-out keyboard, a 3.7″ touchscreen, a modest 512MB of RAM, and a 5MP camera with LED flash.

Panasonic Reveals The World’s Lightest 3D Glasses

Everybody is so into 3D nowadays. Watching 3D movies, Playing 3D games, this is the new hype, and whether you’re on board or not with the 3D revolution, it’s still here.

For 3D viewing purposes, either 3D glasses or a LED TV with 3D capable LED display is used. Although 3D glasses are not a new thing, folks have been looking to see something extremely lightweight so that the user doesn’t feel like he is wearing glasses. So here comes Panasonic with its TY-EW3D series.

Google Chrome Updates For Mac’s Lion

Google has recently updated its Chrome browser to work better with Apple’s new operating system, OS X Lion. The new version adds support for Lion’s two-fingered page-swiping feature, for those interested.

The version is dubbed 14.0.835.0 in the Chrome’s developer channel for the Mac. Something that is a little strange, is that the new version does not support Lion’s full-screen mode, which may perplex a number of individuals.

Transparent Lithium-Ion Battery For Your New Laptop?

A pair of Stanford graduate students, Yi Cui and Yuan Yang research materials science on a regular basis, and have discovered something rather interesting, that is, they developed a transparent packaging for the battery.

How they did this was quite interesting, they reduced the size of the battery electrodes so small that they were invisible to the human eye.

Furthermore, the duo chose to use a structure of meshed electrodes, rather than using thin films. For flexibility, the researchers turned to a clear substance that is often used for contact lenses.

First Mango Phone Delivered From Japan (VIDEO)

It was just yesterday when Microsoft announced to the world that Windows Phone 7 Mango was ready to be released to manufacturers, and today we have got wind that that Fujitsu/Toshiba will unleash its first Windows Mango phone, dubbed the IS12T.

The phone itself is a worthy contender, sporting a 13.2MP camera, 32GB of storage, and a 3.7″ touchscreen, rocking an 800 x 480 pixel resolution.

The phone looks like your typical, slender, smartphone, and carries a microUSB port, while supporting both WiFi 802.11n and Bluetooth.

Major Security Issue In OS X Lion & Snow Leopard

According to eweek, security researchers have managed to grab passwords saved on the Mac while it is sleeping through the means of a FireWire device.

The information can easily be stolen from a locked Mac, or one that has FireVault disk encryption turned on. Considering that one could spend a thousand dollars for Passware Kit Forensic V11, it is quite scary to know that public Macs could be in jeopardy of stolen login information.