The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset will be introduced in 2015

  • 07/04/2014 at 23:52 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 FeaturesProcessor manufacturing stalwart Qualcomm has announced the coming of the Snapdragon 810 and 808 chipsets. These next-gen chips are expected to power the latest smartphones and gadgets coming in the year 2015.

The majority of smartphones have a Qualcomm of some description powering it, with the exception of a few (like Apple). The Snapdragon series are quite popular(especially Snapdragon 800), used in a huge number of high and medium end models to keep up with the rising improvement of graphics on even less impressive devices.

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Amazon aims to change the TV business with Fire TV set-top box

Amazon Fire TVAmazon have just announced during a live event their first video streaming device: Fire TV set-top box. The event started with Peter Limp on the stage saying that Amazon is looking forward to solve three major issues of current video streaming devices: search, performance, and “closed ecosystem”.

On a first look Fire TV has a huge potential as it’s packed with a fast processor and a GPU, it comes with voice search and it’s bringing numerous partners(Netflix, HULU, Youtube, Vimeo, etc.). Besides this it’s also packed with the usual Amazon stuff: Movies, Music, Apps and even Games.

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Facebook will acquire Oculus VR for $2 Billion

  • 26/03/2014 at 02:07 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Facebook OculusIn a surprise announcement late on Tuesday, Facebook has announced that they have come to a deal with Oculus VR, Inc., the company behind 3-D virtual reality gaming device Oculus Rift.

Leading the way in VR technology as it stands to date, Oculus Rift was originally funding on Kickstarter by those who would be the first to get and try out the immersive gaming system. They raised almost $2.5 million, well beyond the initial $250,000 goal.

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Firefox, Chrome, IE and Safari hacked at CanSecWest 2014 Conference

  • 14/03/2014 at 19:25 by It's a Gadget Staff
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CanSecWestThis week launched the annual CanSecWest conference. But the real events were the two contests, Pwn2Own and Pwn4Fun, which saw more than a million in prizes awarded to both hackers and charity in the name of cyber security exposure.

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari were among just some of the names eagerly awaiting news of security vulnerabilities in their programs. The CanSecWest hackers were more than happy to oblige.

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New technology could vastly improve the security of passwords

  • 13/03/2014 at 19:28 by It's a Gadget Staff
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PINgrid Password InterfaceCyber security is obviously a matter of great importance on all sides. Just as encryption is becoming a social norm, so is the idea of increase password protection. Rather then relying on simply diversifying passwords, there are now moves to develop forms of security that include visual patterns and body interaction.

Everyone knows you are supposed to have a different password for every account, and one that uses multiple formats (numbers, upper and lower case letters, symbols, ect). But that creates its own problem, as with an increasing reliance on multiple forms of digital services and devices, the passwords become too numerous.

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Tim Berners-Lee hosted an AMA session on Reddit

Tim Berners Lee AMA RedditTo celebrate 25 years of internet Tim Berners-Lee was kind enough to answer some questions during an AMA session on Reddit website. It was a great opportunity to ask the father of the internet about Snowden, the dark side of the internet, BitCoin, his first computer and various other interesting facts.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee started the AMA Reddit saying that “As we celebrate the Web’s 25th birthday (see, I want us all to think about its future and ask how we can help make it a truly open, secure and creative platform – available to everyone. The idea of an AMA is another great example of how the Web’s helping to connect and empower people around the globe and I’m really excited to be answering your questions!” And right away the questions started to emerge. Here’s the full dialog.

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25 years after its creation, Internet inventor calls for digital Bill of Rights

Tim Barners LeeTwenty-five years to the day since it was created, legendary World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee has spoken out about the current state of privacy and rights on the internet. On the heels of his congratulations to Edward Snowden on his whistleblowing at the SXSW event, Berners-Lee has called for a Bill of Rights for the net.

It was two and a half decades ago when the man who became the Father of the Internet wrote the first proposal for what would become the web today. But where it now stands is much different than what he envisioned.

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