Congratulations Lenovo, you just produced the most accurate iPhone 6 ripoff! The company just unveiled a new phablet called the Lenovo Phab Plus. Itâs huge, and it looks exactly like an iPhone 6. The company might think that it can pull this off due to the different form factor, but there is no way you canât see an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in these pictures…
…it’s configurable through an app; promises better signal throughout your house than your current router; and looks nice enough that you’ll actually place it where you’re supposed to place a router, prominently in the center of your house. All ofÂ which may or may not answer the question: why should I spend $200 on a Google router?
There’s no denying the great steps forward Google has made in the networking space from building custom solutions to achieve massive throughputs in their data centres and focusing on bandwidth optimisation, so I’m very interested to see how OnHub does in the real world.
That said, Facebook has also done some incredible work, and if they were to enter this space, I’d be all ears.
Right now however, I have an Apple Airport Extreme AC router that’s returning a warning dialogue. I can’t say that I’m impressed with it, but that’s another story.
It looks like Angry Birds maker Rovio is having some troubles to pay the bills. The Finnish company is about to cut 260 jobs after reducing its workforce by 110 employees in October 2014. At the end of 2013, the company had 800 employees in total.
It was nice while it lasted. There is always the movie though.
I feel like such an idiot. Today on MacBreak Weekly I tried to illustrateÂ a problem with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 discovered by Phil Nickinson at Android Central.Â I inserted the stylus wrong end up for what I thought was a safe distance. It wasn’t.
Crazy that something so expensive breaks so easily.Â I can see myself getting distracted and totally breaking one of these.
The electric current could come from conventional sources â which might offset the techniqueâs carbon-sucking potency â but Licht has also successfully run it on solar power.
Powering carbon capture has been what keeps it from being economically viable according to some, but surely for such a new technology, power and mobility optimisation is only just beginning.
If extrapolated to very large scales, the process could in theory have an enormous impact on fighting climate change. âWe calculate that with a physical area less than 10 per cent the size of the Sahara desert, our process could remove enough CO2 to decrease atmospheric levels to those of the pre-industrial revolution within 10 years,
Ironic that cars, being a major contributor to all the carbon in the atmosphere, couldÂ be the end product of carbon, and these products will produce more carbon. How cyclical.
Based on anonymized data collected from users of an app designed to check for a newly revealed vulnerability in many Android devices, Check Point discovered that one application in the Google Play store is exploiting the vulnerability to gain a high level of access to the Android OS, bypassing user permissionsâand bypassing Googleâs security scans of Play applications to do so.Â Update:Â A Google spokesperson told Ars that the offending app has been suspended in the Play store.
The fact that (614) 961-4815 is a massive part of this problem, which Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai sums up really well.
While itâs possible for device owners to uninstall vulnerable plug-ins, the vulnerability that allows the plug-in to be installed in the first place without the userâs knowledge canât be fixed so easilyâbecause the permissions for remote access are burned into the ROM of the device itself. And in some cases, as Bobrov said at Black Hat, the tool is pre-installed and unreachable by the customer. âTo get rid of it, you need an upgrade of Android OS,â he explained.
I can’t help but feel like I’m feeding the TechCrunch Troll here, these articles are best ignored, but you’ve gotta love how Gruber skilfully dissects the nonsensical clickbait garbage that Jon Evans has written.
What could go wrong? Well, letâs get dystopically speculative for a moment. Can you remember some of the most hyperbolic overreactions to the fall of the World Trade Center, and how they were welcomed by large swathes of the American public? Can you imagine a future in which, following a similar tragedy, Apple rolls over and becomes a de facto arm of surveillance states? I sure can â and Appleâs centralized-command-and-control ecosystem would make it worryingly easy to turn every iOS device into an eye and ear of the panopticon, more or less overnight.
I hear this time and time again. even down to ludicrous suggestions that Apple would sell your email addresses if they had half the chance.
Given that Apple are fast approaching the 1 trillionÂ dollar market capitalisation mark, they seem to be doing ok. I’m not sure a sleazy practice of selling email addresses, and in-turn destroying all trust in the company, is the best strategy forward for them.