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Jonathan Ive Talks Apple design and philosophy in new interview

  • 17/06/2014 at 00:44 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • News

Jonathan IveApple’s Jonathan Ive has been released from his box┬áto talk about the design process at Apple, and how their focus now is the same as it was when the late Steve Jobs was at the helm.

Jony Ives is very rarely seen giving interviews. In fact, he is very rarely seen period. The head of design is private and stays out of the limelight, despite his very important position at the company.

When he does show up for a discussion it tends to get a lot of attention as a consequence. Luckily, what he has to say is always interesting and informative. This latest talk was no exception.

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Samsung announces Galaxy Tab S, new ultra display tablet

  • 13/06/2014 at 18:59 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gadgets

Samsung Galaxy Tab SSamsung has announced the Galaxy Tab S, the latest in the popular line that the company hopes will take a big chunk out of Apple’s iPad market. The biggest boast? A display that is the highest definition on the market.

For the last several years Samsung has been focusing on providing better and better display options in all of their products. Even their less costly models (though still expensive) offer high definition screens that tend to bully other makers into upping their own HD.

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Finally! Amazon Prime launches new music service

Amazon Prime MusicAmazon Prime users rejoice! There is now an additional feature with your membership that will allow you to access the site’s music library for free. This adds to the list of services that includes free two-day shipping, free ebook lending, and free movies and TV shows.

Music services are becoming ever more popular. Sites like 8Tracks allow you to listen to user-created playlists. Pandora and IHeartRadio provide live streaming. Now Amazon is trying to muscle in on both, providing access to their music library to stream, as well as offering playlists for members who want to stay within a specific genre.

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‘The Machine’ could offer HP the comeback they have been looking for

  • 12/06/2014 at 01:11 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

hp LogoHP, once one of the biggest brands in computers, has been struggling for quite some time to become relevant in a world increasingly focused on mobile technology. But now they have a chance to make their comeback, thanks to what has been ambiguously named ‘The Machine’.

Essentially, The Machine is an all-in-one game changer for the computer industry. HP Labs have been researching the different components for some time, the most prominent of which is their memristor. This ultra-speedy, massive data storage is delivered in a single chip that could multiply current storage capabilities within computers many times over.

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Honeywell announced their own smart thermostat as first real challenger for Nest

  • 10/06/2014 at 23:03 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gadgets

Honeywell Lyric ThermostatNest has been the only real name in automated thermostat design thanks to their heavily influential product. But now Honeywell, which has been in the automated home device game for years, is jumping in as their first real competitor.

The news is more surprising than you might think. While they have been offering smart home devices for quite some time, they didn’t make their intentions to take on the Nest clear. Not in the way Apple has, with their announced HomeKit in the iOS 8 release. With Google’s money now backing Nest, they looked like a real force to be reckoned with.

But while Apple has a powerful brand and innovative spirit, Honeywell is a well established marketshare holder in smart home technology. Now that they are in the game, it looks like Nest’s star might be dimming a bit.

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Vodafone exposes secret surveillance wires

  • 06/06/2014 at 22:57 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Smartphone SpyReady for your latest dose of privacy horrors? Vodafone has revealed the existence of secret wires that allegedly allow state agencies to listen in and record conversations on a whole new level.

It is being referred to as a “nightmare scenario” by privacy advocates. Vodafone, the second largest mobile phone company in the world, says that at least six world governments have been using secret wires to listen in and record customer calls on a massive scale.

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New vulnerability found in OpenSSL months after Heartbleed scare

  • 06/06/2014 at 00:50 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

OpenSSLA new report launched by OpenSSL has revealed another security flaw within the coding that allows for Man In The Middle (MITM) attacks that could potentially decrypt traffic going between an effected client and server.

Just a couple of months ago we had the Heartbleed Bug, a massive vulnerability that had been exploited for years. It allowed potential back doors to be open in every website using OpenSSL (pretty much all of them). A fact that was allegedly regularly taken advantage of, including by the NSA.

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