Sunday, April 28, 2013

LivingSocial Hacked 50 Million Accounts compromised

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LivingSocial's systems has been breached by cyber-hackers and illegaly accessed more than 50 million customers information. Users need to change their passwords immediately.

LivingSocial have sent notification emails about the breach to all affected customers. The email contains information about the cyber-attack which resulted in unauthorized access of customer data.

Affected are more than 50 million accounts, according to LivingSocial, making this one of the largest password breaches this year.

LivingSocial has preemptively reset passwords for all users, and they advise users to make sure to pick new passwords that aren't being used anywhere else. A lot of people use the same password for other sites like email, Facebook, and twitter.

LivingSocial had hashed and salted its passwords to slow down the attacker, but it won't stop them. They will figure it out, it's just a matter of time.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

8 million Defective iPhones

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Apple reportedly returned 8 million defective iPhones to Foxconn according to a report on China Business newspaper.

The returned iPhones problems ranges from non-compliance in design, malfunction, and minor damages. The manufacturing cost of the phone is $200 each and it will cost Foxconn as much as $1 billion to replace the unfit products. The report did not mention what model was affected.

"Foxconn follows a strict policy of not commenting on specific customers or products that we produce." a statement issued by Foxconn.

Foxconn also have to deal with first quarter sales slump due to slowing demand for iPhone.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Worlds most expensive iPhone 5 worth US$15m

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A Hong Kong businessman hired craftsman Stuart Hughes from Liverpool to incorporate his 26-carat black diamond worth $14.5 million to an iPhone. The diamond has been with his family for generations.

According to Hughes, the iPhone has 600 flawless white diamonds, a full solid gold dressing and 53 diamonds on the rear that make up the iconic Apple logo.

The 42-year-old craftsman is known for making lavish and expensive items, including an iPad made of solid gold he debuted two years ago.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Y Plus

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Samsung Galaxy Y Plus key specifications
  • 850MHz processor
  • Android 4.0
  • 2.8 inch TFT QVGA (240x320 pixels) display
  • 4GB of internal storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • 2-megapixel rear camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • Wi-Fi, 3G, GPRS, EDGE, AGPS and Glonass, Micro-USB
  • 1,200mAh battery
  • 104.9 x 57.9 x 12.98mm
  • 96 grams
Samsung Galaxy Y Plus GT-S5303 is powered by a 850MHz processor and has 4GB of internal storage. It comes with a 1,200mAh battery and Micro-USB port. It has Wi-Fi, 3G, GPRS, EDGE, AGPS and Glonass for connectivity.

It measures at 104.9 x 57.9 x 12.98mm and weigh 96 grams. The screen is a 2.8-inch TFT QVGA (240x320 pixels) display and runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). It also comes with a 2-megapixel rear camera.

Samsung Galaxy Young

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Samsung Galaxy Young specifications
  • 1GHz processor
  • 768MB RAM
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • 3.27 inch HVGA TFT display
  • 4GB of internal storage expandable up to 64GB thru microSD
  • 3 megapixel rear camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, USB
  • 1,300mAh battery
  • 58.6x109.4x12.5 mm
  • 112 grams
Samsung Galaxy Young is a mid-range smartphone that is powered by a 1GHz processor along with 768MB of RAM. There is 4GB of internal storage available on the smartphone, which can be expanded by up to 64GB via microSD card. Measuring 58.6x109.4x12.5 mm and weighing 112 grams, the Galaxy Young features a 3.27-inch HVGA TFT display. This smartphone runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). It comes with a 3-megapixel rear camera.

This phone is a dual-SIM smartphone and have the connectivity options that includes Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB. The colors available are White, Wine Red, Deep Blue, and Metallic Silver. Featured software are Samsung Hub, Samsung Kies, TouchWiz, S Cloud and ChatON messenger.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Google Nose Smell search engine (Happy April Fools Day)

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Google sent invitations on Monday to try out a new feature, called "Google Nose."

"Google Search is incredibly powerful... But we'd realized that there's an important part of the search experience we'd overlooked," said Google Nose product manager, Jon Wooley.

Google Nose Beta touts that "Smelling is believing," claiming an "aromabase" of over 15 million "scentibytes."

The service seeks to "go beyond type, talk, and touch for a new notation of sensation," due to "expertly curated Knowledge Panels (that) pair images, descriptions, and aromas."