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Monday, 11 August 2014 08:22

Facebook Messenger app

Facebook has been slowly pushing its users to download Facebook Messenger, a new mobile app designed to make it easier for you to talk with your Facebook friends. Instead of having to open the Facebook app users simply click on Messenger, type what they want to say and hit send. Some people were annoyed at having to download yet another app but for the most part, they did it with no questions asked. That was until Huffington Post reported on Messenger's Android Terms of Service (which most people probably don't read) and said that the app requests a ton of personal information including the ability to send text messages and make phone calls without your knowledge. "Facebook's Messenger App requires the acceptance of an alarming amount of personal data and, even more startling, direct control over your mobile device," the Huffington Post's Sam Fiorella wrote. While this may be startling, Facebook claims it needs the information for very specific reasons....There is more posted at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Run Android on your PC PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 10 August 2014 07:57

Run Android on your PC

These days you can find a growing number of Android tablets that feature Intel processors. But what if you want to install Android on your existing notebook, tablet, or desktop PC which has an Intel or AMD processor? There are a few different ways to do it… but one of the best is to use Android-x86. It’s a modified version of Android Open Source Project (AOSP) code designed to run on devices with AMD or Intel chips and the team has just released the first stable build based on Android 4.4 KitKat. You can install it on a PC much the same way you would install Ubuntu or another Linux-based operating system… and you can also try it without installing anything by using the LiveCD. You can visit the Android-x86 download site to find the latest version of the software, which is Android-x86 4.4-r1 at the moment. Along with the move to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, the latest version also includes support for HD and full HD video playback in apps thanks to ffmpeg and stagefright plugins...Turn to our forum to learn more and to download.

 

 
Solar-powered security cam PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 09 August 2014 05:28

Solar-powered security cam

Surveillance cameras are often times an unfortunate necessity in today's society. The problem with most cameras, however, is that they need a constant power source. This requirement alone often dictates where you can and can't install a camera and is something that many crooks are well aware of. A new product called the GeckoEye looks to shatter conventional boundaries by employing solar power to keep the camera charged without restrictive wires.  This gives you the freedom to mount a security camera virtually anywhere around your home or even on the dash of your car. Each GeckoEye camera communicates back to a base station via Wi-Fi which in turn links up with your in-home wireless network. The base station can support up to three cameras and although it does require power from traditional means, its high-capacity battery can run for up to 240 hours on a single charge. Footage is encoded within the base station before being transmitted to the cloud for storage...Learn more and watch a short video clip on our forum.

 

 
Updates for Windows Phone 8.1 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 August 2014 08:13

Updates for Windows Phone 8.1

Earlier today, Microsoft rolled out Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 (GDR1) as a preview for developers. Unfortunately, several hours later, we have begun to see some confused people. But it's not their fault for being confused, because Microsoft rolled out two updates today. We've receiving a plethora of emails from confused readers, as well as noticing a lot of users in our comment sections asking why they haven't received their update or that their update has failed to install. Let's take a look at these two updates and explore why today's update failed. The first update that Microsoft rolled out today was 8.10.12400.899. This update is small and is roughly 20MB in size. Microsoft recently halted any further updates to the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers due to a bug which caused some handsets encrypted with Bitlocker to crash when installing an update. This halt not only postponed the next preview update, but it has also postponed ALL updates for those on the preview...Go in depth on our forum.

 

 
Gas Stations In Space PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 04 August 2014 08:28

Gas Stations In Space

NASA scientists have proposed a new technology that would park a robotic space station in space. Those satellites currently floating in Earth’s orbit don’t power themselves, you know. The galactic Chevron would be used to service the thousands of satellites currently circling our home planet—these are the same satellites being used to ensure you are fed an uninterrupted feed of Orange County Housewives. With no way to refuel currently, satellites are often “retired” because they’re no longer useful. NASA’s new idea, however, could ensure these expensive machines live out many more productive years of life. That means, of course, less unused junkers littering the darkening orbit of Earth. “NASA hopes to add precious years of functional life to satellites and expand options for operators who face unexpected emergencies, tougher economic demand and aging fleets,” said NASA’s Bob Granath. But what happens when the gas station runs out of gas?  The easiest way to learn more is visit our forum.

 

 
World’s Top Surveillance Spyware Hacked PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 09 August 2014 05:34

World’s Top Surveillance Spyware Hacked

One of the world’s most notorious surveillance software maker Gamma International’s FinFisher spyware has been hacked resulting in a 40GB file torrent on the interwebs. Gamma International UK Ltd is a British surveillance solutions maker that is world renowned for selling software to governments globally and helping them monitoring citizens. By exploiting the security lapses in anti-virus programs, FinFisher suite is designed to spy on a computer or mobile device without the user ever knowing about it. Earlier last year, University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab published an important report revealing that FinFisher had its command and control servers installed in around 36 countries! After getting much opposition by netizens and activists after Citizen Lab report, this hacked data further reveals information about this elusive cyber weapon used by governments to spy on their citizens. Hacker announced on Reddit and Twitter about hacking this British-German company that exclusively sells surveillance tools to governments...Further details are posted on windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 

 
Prevent Ransomware PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 August 2014 04:36

Prevent Ransomware

Time and again we learn about threats, that new variants of malware such as Ransomware pose to computer users. The ransomware virus locks access to a file or your computer and demands that a ransom be paid to the creator for regaining access, usually allowed via either an anonymous pre-paid cash voucher or Bitcoin. One specific ransomware threat that has managed to attract attention in recent times, is Cryptolocker, apart from FBI ransomware, Crilock & Locker. The speciality of the ransomware is that, it may come on its own (often by email) or by way of a backdoor or downloader, brought along as an additional component. Your computer could get infected with ransomware, when you click on a malicious link in an email, an instant message, a social networking site or in a compromised website – or if you download and open a malicious email attachment.  Moreover, like a notorious virus, it may go undetected by most antivirus programs...For the best results visit windows8newsinfo forum. 

 
China Warns Microsoft PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 August 2014 08:08

china warns microsoft

Chinese regulators on Monday publicly warned  Microsoft Corp. against obstructing an antitrust investigation into the firm, in the latest sign that Beijing has turned frosty on the U.S. software maker. China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce said in a statement that Microsoft should avoid "interfering in or obstructing" the probe. The regulator also said it had questioned Microsoft Deputy General Counsel Mary Snapp as part of the investigation.  About 100 SAIC investigators raided Microsoft's offices last week in four Chinese cities. The agency said Microsoft hadn't disclosed relevant information about some security features and how it ties its software products together. A Microsoft spokeswoman in Beijing declined to comment Monday. The company previously said its business practices in China were designed to comply with Chinese law, and has pledged to cooperate with the probe. The SAIC also said Monday that Microsoft had promised to abide by the law and cooperate...There is more here than meets the eye, find out at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
NASA Telescope Observes Signal PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 03 August 2014 07:57

 NASA Telescope Observes Signal

NASA researchers have stumbled upon a signal in the Perseus Cluster—one of the most massive known objects in the universe—that they say can’t be explained by known physics. Using the Chandra X-ray Observatory, scientists were observing 17 day’s worth of data when the mystery popped up. “It was a great surprise,” said Esra Bulbul of the Harvard Center for Astrophysics. “I couldn’t believe my eyes.” The Perseus Cluster is described as a huge cluster of galaxies immersed in an “atmosphere” of superheated plasma. “Imagine a cloud of gas in which each atom is a whole galaxy—that’s a bit what the Perseus cluster is like,” NASA says. So, in other words, incredibly, unfathomably large. The cluster’s atmosphere is filled with ions, all of which produce a line in the X-ray spectrum, which can be mapped using the Chandra. According to Bulbul, when observing Chandra’s data, an unexpected line appeared at 3.56 keV (kilo-electron volts), “which does not correspond to any known atomic transition.” So what does Bulbul’s finding mean? Since the spectral line doesn’t come from a known type of matter, researchers are beginning to suspect it might be dark matter....Turn to our forum to learn more.

 

 
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