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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers demo using a hidden chip in a replacement smartphone screen to log keyboard input, install malicious apps, and take pictures   —  Booby-trapped touchscreens can log passwords, install malicious apps, and more.  —  People with cracked touch screens or similar smartphone maladies …
Aug 20, 2017, 4:25 PMIn context
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Game-chat app Discord expands beyond text and voice by rolling out video chat and screen-sharing to select users   —  Discord probably didn't need to add more major features to keep its 45 million users happy.  The free text and voice-chat service has exploded in roughly two years of public testing …
Aug 10, 2017, 9:20 PMIn context
Mark Walton / Ars Technica:
AMD Threadripper 1950X review: the High End Desktop platform to beat, better than Skylake-X in almost every way, but needs robust cooling setup and power supply   —  Cheaper, faster, and more feature-rich than Skylake-X—what's not to love?  —  If Ryzen was a polite, if firm way of telling …
Aug 10, 2017, 10:25 AMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Samsung's Bixby excels at controlling Galaxy S8 hardware, works well with Samsung apps, but voice recognition is dodgy, and lack of cloud sync is very limiting   —  Bixby feels unfinished and annoying, but without an ecosystem, it doesn't really matter.  —  Bixby—Samsung's voice assistant designed …
Aug 6, 2017, 7:00 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
A now-patched flaw in Broadcom WiFi chips opened 1B iPhones and Android devices to a fully remote worm attack   —  Wi-Fi chips used in iPhones and Android may revive worm attacks of old.  —  LAS VEGAS—It's not often that a security researcher devises an attack that can unleash …
Jul 29, 2017, 4:10 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
After multiple user reports of video throttling, Verizon admits it is testing a new video optimization system   —  Verizon Wireless customers this week noticed that Netflix's speed test tool appears to be capped at 10Mbps, raising fears that the carrier is throttling video streaming on its mobile network.
Jul 21, 2017, 1:35 PMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
US magistrate judge rules that Uber lawyers can depose Alphabet CEO Larry Page and rejects Uber's attempt to get docs from Lyft about its deal with Waymo   —  Also, Uber's attempt to get documents from competitor Lyft gets squashed.  —  A US magistrate judge has ruled (PDF) …
Jul 10, 2017, 2:15 PMIn context
David Kravets / Ars Technica:
Electronic Privacy Information Center files privacy suit over Trump election commission's voter data request   —  Lawsuit: Commission asks states “to send voter records to an unsecure web site.”  —  As many as 44 US states are now refusing to hand voter data over to President Donald Trump …
Jul 5, 2017, 6:35 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
AMD's new Ryzen PRO CPUs designed for corporate desktops come with standard Ryzen features plus a 3-year warranty, additional management and security features   —  AMD wants to go after Intel vPro while avoiding Intel's excessive product segmentation.  —  AMD today launched Ryzen Pro (styled …
Jun 30, 2017, 12:25 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft to add Exploit Guard feature in this fall's Creators Update for Windows to help manage EMET-like exploit mitigations app by app   —  The built-in exploit mitigations are getting stronger and easier to configure.  —  The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will include EMET …
Jun 27, 2017, 11:30 PMIn context

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