News: Reads from WWW
Monday, 23 Sep 2013
The biometrics hacking team at Chaos Computer Club has successfully bypassed the biometric security of Apple's iPhone 5S' fingerprint scanner using a high-res photo of a fingerprint of the phone user taken from a glass surface and a latex mix.
Friday, 20 Sep 2013
The specifications of the top-end AMD 'Hawaii' R9 290X GPU has been leaked ahead of their planned launch next month. This new 28nm GPU is based on the company's 2nd generation Graphics Core Next microarchitecture. It is expected to compete with NVIDIA's GK110 graphics processor.
Thursday, 19 Sep 2013
Known for taking "moon shots", Google has just announced the creation of Calico, a new company that will focus on health and tech, and aims to fight aging and disease.
With funding of US$7 million from Benchmark Capital and Redpoint Ventures, CyanogenMod has become CyanogenMod Inc. The news was broken by Steve Kodnic
iOS 7 is available for download today, and after installation you might have noticed that things are looking a little different on your iPhone. Here are seven tips you should know before you start using the new OS.
Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013
Google has bought Bump for an as of yet undisclosed figure. Bump was a simple tool to help share files between smartphones by tapping them together. The Bump team were also responsible for photo album app Flock.
With Android users having had the opportunity to test the data compression feature on Chrome Beta, it's now time for iOS users of Chrome to try out this new feature.
Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013
An employee of a bar apparently managed to take some photos of the upcoming LG Nexus 5 when its owner, a Google employee, left the device charging unsupervised. Coincidentally, the Nexus 4 ran out of stock on the Play Store and a casemaker indicates that the Nexus 5 will be available on 31 October.
More images of the HTC One Max leaked on Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo. More importantly, the main specs and availability of the device are apparently confirmed in a screenshot.
Monday, 16 Sep 2013
Netflix is now available in Netherlands, but in order to figure out what popular shows the Dutch are watching, it turned to pirate sites to gather information on what shows it should buy.