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Airport passwords written down, lost, then found on terminal floor

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Apr 24, 2014 8:15 pm

Prior to President Barack Obama's first trip to Japan, there was a bit of a mishap in Tokyo's Haneda International airport. A Skymark Airlines employee reportedly lost a printout with a list of passwords which was found after 30 minutes on an airport terminal floor.

 

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It's unknown what type of access would be granted using the lost passwords, airport officials changed all passwords as a preventative security measure.

 

Although software and hardware security continues to evolve, companies need to do a better job training employees to keep information secure. There is a problem of 'password fatigue' among employees, though there has to be some sort of guidelines available - especially when co-workers are opening one another up to potential data theft.

Boston Children's Hospital website targeted by cyberattackers

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Apr 24, 2014 7:32 pm

The Boston Children's Hospital was recently targeted in a wave of cyberattacks trying to bring down its website, though cybercriminals were unsuccessful, and no patient data was taken in the attempted breach.

 

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"Over the weekend and through today, Boston Children's Hospital's website has been the target of multiple attacks designed to bring down the site by overwhelming capacity," said Rob Graham, hospital spokesperson, in a statement.

 

Hospital officials have reported police authorities and an investigation is currently underway - no hacker or hacker groups have stepped forward to take credit for the attempted breach.

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Amazon Prime Pantry might let you skip the grocery store

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Apr 24, 2014 7:02 pm

Amazon has made no secret over the years that it wants to earn all your business. You can get just about anything you can think of from Amazon and you can now buy your groceries there. Amazon has announced Prime Pantry, a grocery delivery service available anywhere in the lower 48 states.

 

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With Prime Pantry, you can go and find all the snacks, dinner stuff, drinks, toiletries, personal hygiene, and other items you need. Add them to your cart and Amazon keeps a running total of how full your Prime Pantry Box is.

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Verizon posts $21 billion revenue for Q1 2014

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Apr 24, 2014 6:29 pm

Verizon has enjoyed a massive Q1 2014, seeing a total of $30 billion in revenue, with $20.9 billion of that coming from Verizon Wireless - its cellular-based business. This is an increase of close to 7% compared to the same quarter of 2013, but growth in Verizon's retail stores was slightly lower.

 

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Verizon Wireless has had a profit margin of 35%, which is an increase of 2.1% year-over-year. This represents a nice $7.3 billion. The increase can be attributed to Verizon's $130 billion purchase of the remaining 45% of Verizon Wireless that Vodafone had. A lot of the increased revenue and profits were from the new 549,000 subscribers that Verizon Wireless added this year.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown lands on Google Play

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 24, 2014 6:28 pm

One of the games that won many awards with reviewers over the last couple of years is the XCOM franchise. This game has players fighting against an alien invasion to save the world. Originally, the game launched for game consoles. Last year it landed for iOS gamers.

 

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Android fans that have wanted to get the game can now hit Google Play and get it. XCOM: Enemy Unknown sells for $9.99 and will work with select Android tablets and smartphones. Devices require Android 2.3 or higher and the game is a 2.6GB download.

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Sony unveils 4k media player to support HEVC for older UHD TV models

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Apr 24, 2014 6:00 pm

If you are one of the folks that coughed up big money for one of the early models of Sony's 4K TVs, you might be bummed now to realize that streaming services like Netflix are using a format your set doesn't support. Sony is trying to fix that issue with the launch of a new streaming media player for 4K content that adds in support for HEVC.

 

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Netflix is using HEVC H.265 for streaming its shows like House of Cards. Out of the box, Sony 4k sets before the recent 2014 models didn't support that format. The FMP-X5 media player brings support for that format to the older TVs. This is defiantly a product for early adopters since very little content is out there right now.

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Samsung teams up with Swarovski to launch limited edition Galaxy S5

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 24, 2014 5:33 pm

Samsung has teamed up with Swarovski, announcing a new "crystal collection" edition of its Galaxy S5 smartphone. The limited edition flagship smartphone will be covered in Swarovski crystals, and will debut in May in South Korea.

 

 

We don't know if the new Swarovski-covered Galaxy S5 will be made available outside of Samsung's home market, but I would not doubt it. This should be quite the hit in most markets for women, I just hope that my wife doesn't see this post - if she did, I'm going to have to tell her they sold out - sorry, dear.

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Panasonic to install largest 4K screen in the world at Churchill Downs

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Apr 24, 2014 5:32 pm

Panasonic Enterprise Solutions has announced that it is installing the largest 4k display in the world at Churchill Downs in the US. Churchill Downs is a horse racing track where the Kentucky Derby is held each year. Panasonic is installing a gigantic 4k screen at the track so that people can see the races up close along with other details.

 

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The giant screen will have 15,224 square feet of space. Overall dimensions of the screen are 171-feet wide by 90-feet tall. Panasonic says that the screen will stand 80 feet off the ground and promises viewing angles that will let anyone in the park get a good view.

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ASRock's upcoming Z97 motherboard line gets detailed in 19 photos

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Apr 24, 2014 4:59 pm

ASRock has quickly grown to be one of the foremost motherboard manufacturers in the custom PC world and with Intel's pending release of its new 5th Generation Haswell Processors for 2014, the company has prepared an entire line of Z97-based motherboards for 2014. While we are sure that ASRock will be showing them all of at Computex 2014, TweakTown has been given a special look into the line in the form of 19 photos.

 

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No information was given on each specific motherboard except that they are Z97 based, and will accept Intel's 5th Generation Haswell Processors. Some of the boards will feature the new M.2 SSD connector and will allow the use of M.2 SSD drives with the boards. "M.2, formerly called "Next Generation Form Factor" (NGFF), is the latest I/O solution of replacing Mini-SATA (abbreviated as mSATA) and breaking through the speed limit of the current SATA3 6Gb/s. Leading by Intel Inc., M.2 technology is based on the PCI Express interface and also compatible with the SATA interface," ASRock said in a release.

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Tim Cook says 'Android Switchers' made up 60% of iPhone 4S, 5C sales

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Apr 24, 2014 4:33 pm

Apple has quite a few iPhones under its belt now, but why exactly does it keep its low-end iPhone 4S and not-so-great iPhone 5C on its roster? Well, Apple CEO Tim Cook has something to say about that.

 

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He said that 62% of iPhone 4S consumers, and 60% of iPhone 5C buyers were switching from Android. Cook said that this is why Apple keeps its lower-end devices available, as it drags in the lower-end Android consumers. Personally, I have no idea what Cook was on when he said that, considering a "low-end" smartphone like the iPhone 5C is close to double the price of the Nexus 5 - or even the just-announced OnePlus One smartphone - which has flagship hardware at just $299.

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