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Friday, 1 Aug 2014

Security researchers show how a USB device can takeover your computer

Security researchers show how a USB device can takeover your computer

Security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell plan to demonstrate a collection of proof-of-concept software to show how the security of USB devices are "fundamentally broken".

Apple cutting more than a quarter of Beats team

Apple cutting more than a quarter of Beats team

As part of its pending acquisition of Beats Electronics, Apple has begun transitioning Beats employees to the Apple brand, however roughly 200 of Beats' 700 positions will only be temporary at Apple and will be phased out over the next few months.

Apple said to unveil iPhone 6 on September 16, hit retail shelves on October 14?

Apple said to unveil iPhone 6 on September 16, hit retail shelves on October 14?

MacRumors reports that Apple is planning a launch event for the iPhone 6 on September 16 with retail availability slated for October 14.

Samsung to launch two new high-end smartphones soon to reverse falling sales

Samsung to launch two new high-end smartphones soon to reverse falling sales

Kim Hyun-Joon, a senior vice president at Samsung's mobile-communications business revealed to investors during an earnings call that the company plans to launch two new high-end smartphones in the next six months to stem falling sales and maintain its lead in the smartphone market.

Samsung to announce the Galaxy Note 4 on September 3?

Samsung to announce the Galaxy Note 4 on September 3?

The Korea Times published a report claiming that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 4 on September 3. The upcoming phablet is said to sport better specs than the Galaxy S5.

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014

HTC's new J Butterfly is waterproof One (M8) in disguise, available only in Japan

HTC's new J Butterfly is waterproof One (M8) in disguise, available only in Japan

KDDI,a Japanese telco unveiled a new HTC model, the J Butterfly which is actually a waterproof One (M8) in disguise.

Microsoft announces Windows Phone 8.1 Update; developers to get preview next week

Microsoft announces Windows Phone 8.1 Update; developers to get preview next week

Microsoft has announced the very first update to Windows Phone 8.1. Is Cortana finally coming to Singapore? Sadly, not yet. But there are other features to look forward to, like folder support on the Start screen.

Convert your Retina MacBook Pro into a pen tablet

Convert your Retina MacBook Pro into a pen tablet

Known for combining Apple notebooks with Wacom digitizers to produce pen tablets, Modbook's latest project is the Modbook Pro X, which converts your Retina MacBook Pro into a pen tablet.

HTC schedules press event on August 19, possible launch of One (M8) for Windows

HTC schedules press event on August 19, possible launch of One (M8) for Windows

GSMArena reports that HTC has sent out press invites for a launch event in New York City on August 19. It is likely to launch the One (M8) with Windows Phone 8.1.

Best Buy CEO says sales of tablets are

Best Buy CEO says sales of tablets are "crashing"

CEO of Best Buy, Hubert Joly, recently said in an interview that sales of tablets have "crashed" in the past several months and that volume "has really gone down".

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