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Articles tagged with: computer

Texas Researchers Hack Drones…

University of Texas at Austin did what many countries failed to do, they hijacked an American drone by spoofing its GPS signals. The news comes as the United States Federal Aviation Authority prepares to integrate drones into the country’s national airspace system. It was actually mandated by FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2012, Which was signed in to law by President Obama earlier this February.

Pandora’s New Layout Came When It Was Supposed To

Pandora’s new layout is a welcome change for me, primarily because it is based on HTML5. With the previous version of Pandora, my 32-bit Firefox browser would often crash on my 64-bit operating system due to the flash player.

Since, I no longer use Firefox, it hasn’t been a problem with good ol’ trusty Chrome, but it’s still nice to know that Firefox will be safe.

Chrome OS Has Been Hacked, What Now?

After Google has stated time and time again how secure its Chrome operating system was, we’ve just got wind that the operating system has been hacked. Now, before you start freakin’ out, don’t worry, it wasn’t some 14 year old.

The hackers were actually two researchers from the Black Hat security conference with White Hat security and they got through the ScratchPad- a Chrome application that lets you compose text files and save them to Google Docs.

DEAL: HP TouchPad Is Available For $50 Less

In the current run in the dominating tablet industry, it is really hard to keep up. I reckon HP has realized this fact pretty quickly.

HP recently released its HP touchpad, a tablet computer which featured HP’s WebOS 3.0 operating system. Unfortunately, contrary to what HP had hoped, the device had not been able to garner a lot of success because of its competitors such as the iPad 2 and Motorola Xoom.

Samsung Acquires MRAM Startup, Grandis

MRAM is one of those rarer computer memory types that is expected to one day, replace FLASH memory, and Samsung is one step closer to becoming a pioneer in MRAM technology. Why? The company has just acquired Grandis, an MRAM startup.

Grandis was founded in Milpitas, California and has raised $15 million in venture capital since its birth in 2002. If you haven’t heard about MRAM yet, it stands for Magnetic Random Access Memory and has been claimed by a number of individuals to be an excellent alternative to fast and nonvolatile memory (doesn’t lose data when you cut the cord).

Facebook Pictures Can Lure You Into A Botnet

For those of you who are related to IT in one way or another, ‘Botnet’ shouldn’t be a new term. However, for those who are unaware, a botnet is a system of computers which are compromised by malware and each individual computer is called a Bot.

A botnet is a very complex method of hacking which may be used to steal your private information without you even knowing it. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology in New Delhi, India have designed Stegobot, a new type of Botnet system which pulls out secret information via social networks by attaching to user profiles.

A picture is just a chunk of bytes and nothing more.

Raspberry Pi Minicomputer In Alpha Production Stage

Raspberry had declared to launch a Pi Minicomputer a couple of months ago. The word is that all the structure, design and PCB layout of the Raspberry Pi minicomputer have been finalized and finally it has stepped into Production Stage.

Raspberry Pi minicomputer is a cheap computer for today’s younger generation. These minicomputers comprise of the kit computers from the early 1980s and ’70s. The basic reason for the production of these minicomputers is to introduce the world of computers, science and programming to the kids.

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.

Intel Ships ULV Chips For As Low As $107

Intel has just shipped two ultra-low voltage Celeron processors, designed for budget netbooks and laptops. The two chips offer speed and performance for all types of users.

The single core Celeron 787 chip offers a clock speed of 1.3GHz, 1.5MB of RAM and is priced at $107. If you’re looking for a bit more power though, check out the dual-core Celeron 857 with a clock speed of 1.2GHz, 2MB of RAM, and running for $134.

The Easy Way To Move All Your Facebook Photos To G+

Have you wanted to give Google+ a shot, but didn’t know how to go about moving your dozens (or thousands) of photos over to the new social network? There’s a free solution, and it is called primadesk.

The next step in the process is to add your accounts. It’s best to start with Facebook first, then Picasa (using your G+ login info), and then you’re going to want to click on the Camera tab on PrimaDesk.