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Facebook revamps Login and adds Anonymous Login feature

  • 01/05/2014 at 01:17 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Facebook Anonymous LoginFollowing years of complaints about the login options related to apps and services, and on the heels of its controversial Nearby Friends feature, Facebook has announced changes to their login process that includes anonymous sign in.

As a massive and profitable online business, Facebook has always been rather sell-happy with user data and information. Both their privacy and sales policies have been the target of internet advocates for awhile. Apps are among the biggest concern, as they require access to personal profile and account details for use.

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Microsoft is now officially a major hardware company

Microsoft Nadella and Nokia ElopAfter last year’s announcement that they had acquired Nokia for $7.9 billion, Microsoft has confirmed that both the handset company’s shareholders and regulatory agencies have approved the deal.

In the past, the results of Microsoft’s mobile efforts have been mixed. The Windows Phone has its share of supporters, but the brand has never made a real dent in a market that is dominated by Apple and Android devices.

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Embarrassment over Heartbleed leads to cooperation from tech leaders

  • 25/04/2014 at 00:33 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Security KeyTechnology giants like Google, Microsoft and Facebook have finally decide to bind together to create a collaborative effort to secure OpenSSL, following the massive Heartbleed vulnerability that not only presented many opportunities for exploitation by hackers, but gave the government backdoor access into the majority of online services.

Heartbleed might have caught people off guard with its scope, but not many people were surprised by its actual existence. OpenSSL has been underfunded and under monitored since the beginning of its use.

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The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset will be introduced in 2015

  • 07/04/2014 at 23:52 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

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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