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Microsoft Windows Update Hoax Steals Your Passwords

September 26, 2012 12:05 pm | Comments

Beware: The next time you get an email from privacy@microsoft.com in your inbox, click delete. That’s because you’re likely the target of a phishing scam designed to steal Gmail , Yahoo , Windows Live and AOL passwords, according to Naked Security, a blog by IT security firm Sophos . Titled, “ Microsoft Windows Update,” the email urges recipients to verify their email accounts by entering personal login information.

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Tweets Will Be Downloadable By the End of The Year

September 26, 2012 12:03 pm | Comments

Have you ever tweeted something really funny or clever, and wished you could store it somewhere so it wouldn’t be lost in some content-killing Twitter meltdown? Well, even if you haven’t, there are a quite a few Twitter-philes who have been asking for the ability to download a record of their tweets without taking the time to copy and paste everything they’ve ever said.

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Sea Underwater 'Street Views' with Google Maps

September 26, 2012 12:01 pm | Comments

Google Street View is no longer limited to roads and sidewalks — now, you can browse stunning panoramic images from under the sea. With a simple click or swipe, users can explore the subacquatic world , including Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Hawaii’s Hanauma Bay and Apo Islands in the Philippines.

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Graph Databases: The New Way to Access Super Fast Social Data

September 26, 2012 11:55 am | Comments

Until the NOSQL wave hit a few years ago, the least fun part of a project was dealing with its database. Now there are new technologies to keep the adventuresome developer busy. The catch is, most of these post-relational databases, such as MongoDB, Cassandra, and Riak, are designed to handle simple data.

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Samsung Has Already Patched Dangerous Galaxy S III Vulnerability

September 26, 2012 11:52 am | Comments

A recently discovered weakness in Samsung’s Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) potentially allowed attackers to remotely wipe the contents of Galaxy S II and III devices, but Samsung has already fixed that problem. “We would like to assure our customers that the recent security issue concerning the Galaxy S III has already been resolved through a software update.

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Securing Your Next Medical Design

September 26, 2012 6:36 am | Comments

MEDICAL DESIGN TECHNOLOGY Magazine presents an educational webcast         Wednesday, September 26, 2012           •          2:00 p.

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8 Mobile Apps Worth Paying For

September 26, 2012 6:21 am | Comments

With all the apps out there, it can be difficult to figure out what apps are worth your hard-earned dollars. We took a look through Apple’s App Store and Google Play and found some of our favorite apps out there that are worth the cash it takes to download them. On the list is an app that will let you collect cool links you see during the day and read them later, even when you’re offline.

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7 iPhone Cases That Charge On-The-Go

September 26, 2012 6:18 am | Comments

There are 5 million iPhone users who now have longer battery life, thanks to the iPhone 5. Those of us still using the 4 or 4S, well, we still have to look to other sources to charge up during a busy day. You know that draining battery bar will show up at the worst possible point, right as you’re trying to upload all that video you recorded, and of course, you’re nowhere near an outlet.

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Meet ‘Unreasonable At Sea’, The Startup Accelerator That Plans To Circle The Globe By Ship

September 26, 2012 6:14 am | Comments

The world of startup accelerators and incubators seems to be buzzier than ever, so it is hard to think about how a program could really stand apart from the pack. But the people behind the Boulder, Colorado-based Unreasonable Institute have managed to come up with a way to really make a splash in the crowded space (sorry I couldn’t help myself with that one.

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Netflix and Good Technology like NFC for Building Access

September 26, 2012 6:05 am | Comments

While Apple passed on integrating near field communication (NFC) into the iPhone 5 , a couple of Silicon Valley neighbors have been testing the short-range wireless technology for building access to see how workers can one day use their smartphone as keys. Netflix and Good Technology recently completed two pilot programs with security specialist HID Global, in what HID calls the first enterprise test of NFC for building access in Silicon Valley.

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iPhone 5 Owners Are Discovering Aluminum Is Softer Than Glass

September 26, 2012 6:03 am | Comments

The iPhone 5 hit stores last Friday . It’s the lightest, thinnest, most sleek iPhone yet. But owners are quickly discovering that with those advantages, there are some inherent downsides. The slender iPhone 5 has an anodized aluminum backplate rather than one made of Corning glass as in the iPhone 4/4S.

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Foxconn's Factory Back Up after China Brawl

September 25, 2012 5:16 am | by A Chinese factory owned by the manufacturer of Apple's iPhones has resumed production after a brawl involving some 2,000 workers highlighted chronic labor tensions in a country that prohibits independent unions. | Comments

Foxconn Technology Group and police said the cause of the unrest Sunday night was under investigation, but it comes amid a series of violent protests by workers in areas throughout China over grievances about pay and working conditions. Foxconn and police said as many as 2,000 employees were involved and 40 people were reported injured.

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ORNL Research Uncovers Path to Defect-free Thin Films

September 24, 2012 6:48 am | Comments

A schematic of a regular atomic array of ferromagnetic nano-domains formed due to an unconventional strain relaxation. A team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Ho Nyung Lee has discovered a strain relaxation phenomenon in cobaltites that has eluded researchers for decades and may lead to advances in fuel cells, magnetic sensors and a host of energy-related materials.

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Sharing the Research on Car-sharing

September 24, 2012 6:41 am | Comments

Share and share alike is a concept we all learn as youngsters. Of course, when it comes to something as personal – and expensive – as a car, sharing’s not so easy. Due to rising fuel costs hitting hard, increased concerns about the environment and overcrowded cities, car-sharing services like Communauto are becoming a popular way to get around.

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Experiment in ULF Laboratory Corrects Prediction in Quantum Theory

September 24, 2012 6:36 am | Comments

An international team of scientists is rewriting a page from the quantum physics rulebook using a University of Florida laboratory once dubbed the coldest spot in the universe. Much of what we know about quantum mechanics is theoretical and tested via computer modeling because quantum systems, like electrons whizzing around the nucleus of an atom, are difficult to pin down for observation.

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