Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013
Not only is Java notoriously insecure, it seems that Oracle is packing third-party apps to install alongside with Java and its updates. Ed Bott of Zdnet has unearthed that third-party software is always included with Java's automatic updater for Windows, specifically the Ask Toolbar and McAfee Security Scanner.
Announced earlier at the CES 2013, the Acer Iconia B1-A71 is a 7-inch entry-level tablet which comes with a triangular corner grip on the lower left side that improves single-hand usage. It is priced at S$249 (8GB version) with the option to top up your storage with a microSD slot.
According to DigiTimes, Intel is planning to launch its fourth-generation Intel Core CPUs. These chips sport a new processor microarchitecture that is codenamed Haswell. There have been official announcements heralding these chips; however, this report boldly stamps an exact date of their arrival.
Microsoft's 10.6-inch Surface Pro will be on sale in the US and Canada on the 9th of February, a tad later than their promised January launch date. The base 64GB model will be going for US$899, and will be running an Intel Core i5 processor as well as Windows 8 Pro.
Cash-rich Microsoft is said to be in talks to help take Dell private, and might invest up to $3 billion to do so.
AMD may be trying to expand beyond PC chips with the recent hiring of two senior engineers, Charlie Matar, previously senior vice president of engineering at Qualcomm, and Wayne Meretsky, previously technical lead for OS X at Apple.
Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013
The HTC Butterfly will be available at M1, StarHub and other authorized resellers from 26 January at a recommended retail price of S$928.
Built with special Micro Channels that maximize heat dissipation, the integrated pump/waterblock combo featured on the Seidon 120XL and 240M helps save valuable space around the CPU socket while providing the same performance and reliability as air-based CPU coolers.
Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology and Hong Kong Polytechnic have developed specially-coated cotton which absorbs up to 340% of its own weight at temperatures 34°C and below. When the temperature gets warmer, the cotton will release the collected water.
New Yahoo COO Henrique De Castro has hinted that the company will be focusing more on personalized content. This would help make Yahoo relevant again, and possibly turn it into a destination that users trust and return to.