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Facebook Home could be coming to the iPhone

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Apps | Posted: Apr 16, 2013 1:38 pm

Facebook Home may not be doing so well on Android, but that isn't stopping the talks of the app arriving on the iPhone. According to Adam Mosseri, director of product at Facebook, talks are happening, but nothing is concrete right now. He says: "We've shown them what we've built and we're just in an ongoing conversation".

 

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During the Q&A session after Facebook Home was unveiled, Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg expressed interest in bringing Home to iOS, but said that an iOS version would be harder to create as the social networking site would have to work with Apple. Mosseri said that Facebook Home would be altered in order to suit Apple's preferences:

 

It may or may not be Home. We could also just bring some of the design values to the iOS app. That might be how it ends up. Or we could build just the lock screen. Maybe then it's not called Home, it's called something else.

Dell stand by Microsoft's side, will stay committed to Windows RT on future ARM devices

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 16, 2013 11:28 am

Microsoft have found themselves a strong partner in Dell, who have reiterated their commitment to Windows RT. Dell have announced that future generations of their XPS 10 tablet are under development, based around the Windows RT platform.

 

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Dell's vice president, Neil Hand, has said: "it's turned slower than we were hoping at this point in time. Over the long haul it shouldn't matter if it is Windows on ARM, Windows on Intel, Windows on anything else". IDG News has reported that the new products will be lighter and faster, but no detailed specifications have been unveiled.

Android devices with malware infections tripled last year

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Apr 16, 2013 10:34 am

Android looks like its the OS of choice for malware developers, with mobile security vendor NQ finding that Android devices infected with malware grew exponentially last year alone.

 

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NQ found that Android devices with malware infections grew from 10.8 million in 2011 to 32.8 million, meaning a triple of infections year-over-year. They also found that nearly 95% of malware detected in 2012 was designed specifically for Google's mobile OS, which means that Android is the main target for cybercriminals.

 

Most Android malware infections happen in China, India and Russia - so while this might seem like some frightening numbers at first, InfoWorld's Brian Katz does make us feel all a little better. Katz also writes that most mobile malware can be avoided if Android users "download apps only from known sources", such as the Google Play Store. My advice? Don't click ads, don't open suspicious links, don't join random or weird Facebook groups that want all of your info.

New Grand Theft Auto 5 artwork gets unveiled

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 16, 2013 9:38 am

Rockstar have graced us with two more pieces of artwork from their upcoming, sure to break records game, Grand Theft Auto V. The first image shows off a guy on a motorbike holding an uzi, with a helicopter above him in which looks like a hot pursuit.

 

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The second shot is a guy on a jet ski, just smashing through some waves. According to Rockstar though, the images show "two of our three leads, Michael and Franklin getting things done - by sea, or by land. Of course many other modes of transport will also be available to accommodate your travel needs across Los Santos and Blaine County this September".

Anonymous attacks North Korean websites

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Apr 16, 2013 8:32 am

North Korea are the subject of yet another attack by Anonymous, this time taking down a North Korean news and information site. Uriminzokkiri.com has been taken down, with a timeout error appearing when someone tries to access the site.

 

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Anonymous didn't stop there, as they also attacked minjok.com, jajusasang.com and paekdu-hanna.com. These sites were hacked to display images mocking North Korean supreme leader, Kim Jong-un. This also isn't the first time Anonymous have hacked North Korea, as earlier this month the hacking collective gained access to the North Korean Twitter feed.

 

With access to NK's Twitter feed, they posted tweets to images poking fun at Kim Jong-un, condemning him for "threatening world peace with ICBMs and nuclear weapons" and "wasting money while his people starve".

Google Glass units roll off the production line for the first time, will be shipped to Explorer access members

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Apr 16, 2013 7:34 am

The first batch of Google Glass units have just rolled off the production line, and will be shipped to the early Explorer Edition members. This should happen over the coming weeks.

 

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The coming weeks should be exciting times, as developers get their hands (or is that eyes) on Google Glass. We should expect many more news tidbits to come out, with a much closer, and more personal look at the Glass unit itself. I really wish I had spent the money to acquire a pair of glasses at the time of Google I/O, damn it.

Samsung might move away from traditional plastic design with their Galaxy Note III, chasing a more premium feel to their devices finally

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 16, 2013 6:33 am

The plastic feel of Samsung's Galaxy smartphones is getting old - something I haven't liked in the Galaxy S III, or Note II, and it looks like the South Korean electronics giant is set to move away from the use of plastic in their upcoming Galaxy Note III.

 

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It looks like Samsung might shift to an aluminum construction, and possibly go down the route of using a unibody enclosure. Considering Samsung has been outselling all major competitors in the market with their plastic design, there's no need for a change. Unless they're not enjoying the premium look and feel of competitors' devices like the iPhone 5, HTC One and Sony Xperia Z.

 

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S4 still includes a plastic design, so it'll be interesting to see if they provide the Note III with their aluminum design first before shifting it over to the Galaxy S5 - can you believe we're already talking about that? No, I can't either.

Origin unveil a Genesis PC that features four NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan GPUs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Apr 16, 2013 5:35 am

Get ready to write that Christmas list, folks, as Origin have just unveiled what will undoubtedly be at the top of any gamers' wish list. Origin PC have just unveiled the availability of a new system with Corsair's 900D full-tower case, to their award-winning Genesis desktops.

 

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What makes this system stand out is the use of 4-way NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan GPUs, which are all liquid cooled. The Origin Genesis Corsair 900 features:

  • Supports Up To Five Radiator Mounting Points, Dual Power Supplies and Nine Hard Drive Bays
  • ORIGIN CRYOGENIC Liquid-Cooling Solution for both CPU and GPU
  • Supports Up To 4-WAY SLI Liquid-Cooled NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITANs
  • ORIGIN PC Custom Automotive Paint Finish Available

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Google Glass specs arrive, the screen is equivalent to a 25-inch monitor in front of your face

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Apr 16, 2013 3:51 am

Google have finally unveiled the full specifications of their Glass tech, which is actually a bit better than what I thought we'd receive in the final consumer units.

 

 

We have the display first, which is a high-resolution display being the equivalent to a 25-inch high-definition screen eight feet away from your eyes. Camera-wise, we have a 5-megapixel camera for photos and 720p capture for video, there's some adjustable nosepads with a durable frame that fits any face. There's also two extra nosepads included.

 

We have a Bond Conduction Transducer for audio, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth for connectivity, 12GB of usable memory synced with Google cloud storage, 16GB of flash memory total. Battery life should be good, with Google quoting "one full day of typical use", which includes Hangouts and video recording which are more battery intensive.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 specs leak, both tablets should be available in the summer

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 16, 2013 3:37 am

Samsung's next-generation Galaxy Tab details have just leaked, where we should expect just a slight bump in specifications on the upcoming slates. The two tablets we should expect are the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 3 8.0.

 

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The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 will feature a 10.1-inch 1280x800-pixel display, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera - this is backed up by a 7,000 mAh battery, optional 4G LTE support, and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Then we have the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, which will include an 8-inch 1280x800-pixel display and similar specs to its bigger brother.

 

We should expect these slates to arrive in June or July.

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