Chinese investigate the incredible popping iPhone 8
Published in Mobiles


You don’t even need to put it in the microwave

The Apple fruity cargo cult is having a little trouble in Big China as the state authorities are worried that its swelling battery is causing the phone to pop open.

Kaspersky AV used as a spying attack vector
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Friday, 06 October 2017 12:35

Kaspersky AV used as a spying attack vector


Russians used files within the software to spy on NSA

Russian spooks used files which were part of Kaspersky’s AV product to hack an NSA contractor.

Printers expose passwords online
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Friday, 06 October 2017 12:25

Printers expose passwords online


Oh Brother

A security researcher has found nearly 700 Brother printers left exposed online, allowing access to the password reset function to anyone who knows what to look for.

Apple showed encrypted passwords in plain text
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High noon on High Sierra.

Apple’s security superiority over Windows has been highlighted yet again as the macOS High Sierra exposed the passwords of encrypted Apple File System volumes in plain text.

Nintendo ramps up switch supply
Published in Games
Thursday, 05 October 2017 12:41

Nintendo ramps up switch supply


Surprise success

It appears that Nintendo's Switch might be taking off after all and the former maker of playing cards and urine themed consoles has ramped up  orders for the Nintendo Switch to two million units a month.

Star Trek’s Federation will still use Windows XP
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Coders have a look at Discovery code

Star Trek fans with HD have been looking at the code used in the new Star Trek: Discovery show and found that the Federation’s latest starship appears to be using Windows XP.

Why is anyone interested in an intelligent speaker?
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Now Google has released a rivals Apple’s pointless HomePod

Search enginee outfit Google has been showing off a $400 speaker, called Home Max, that looks like it will compete directly with Apple's recently announced HomePod.  But the real question is what is the point of this technology?

Asphalt can improve battery charge speeds
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Thursday, 05 October 2017 10:48

Asphalt can improve battery charge speeds


Road power

Boffins at the  Rice Lab have developed anodes comprising porous carbon made from asphalt that showed exceptional stability after more than 500 charge/discharge cycles which means batteries can be charged 20 times faster.

Firefox gives up on XP and Vista
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Thursday, 05 October 2017 10:00

Firefox gives up on XP and Vista


Not worth the effort

Big Cheeses at the Mozorella Foundation have announced today plans to stop all support for the Firefox browser on Windows XP and Vista in June 2018.

Indian government considers propping up failing Apple
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Sure we will prop up your failing business model - what else can we spend our cash on?

It appears that the Indian government is taking seriously a request from Apple to help prop up its failing business model and inflate its stonking margins.