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Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Researches create a faster Tor alternative for anonymous Internet use called HORNET   —  Researchers claim they've developed a better, faster Tor  —  HORNET, a high-speed onion routing network, could be deployed on routers as part of the Internet.  —  Tor, the world's largest and most well-known …
Jul 26, 2015, 8:15 PMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Android Auto review: A beautiful, but beta alternative to awful OEM solutions   —  The occasional frustration still beats the very low bar set by car manufacturers.  —  Car infotainment systems suck.  Using the touchscreen in a modern vehicle usually feels more like interacting with an ATM …
Jul 26, 2015, 8:40 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
New patent group threatens to derail 4K HEVC video streaming   —  It's better than H.264, but it's going to cost more than H.264 too.  —  A new industry group called HEVC Advance is threatening to demand royalties for the new HEVC video codec that could halve the bandwidth required …
Jul 25, 2015, 12:10 AMIn context
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Hacking Team goes to war against former employees, suspects some helped hackers   —  As surveillance startup's sales grew, so did internal strife at Hacking Team.  —  Italian prosecutors have begun a criminal investigation of six former employees of the embattled company Hacking Team …
Jul 21, 2015, 10:30 AMIn context
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Asus Chromebook Flip review: great design and build quality starting at just $250, but compromised by cramped keyboard, mediocre performance   —  Asus' Chromebook Flip looks and feels great, unless you're typing on it  —  Review: $250 Convertible Chromebook compromised by cramped keyboard.
Jul 19, 2015, 8:25 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
0-day attacks exploiting Flash just got harder thanks to new defenses   —  Flash mitigations now fully baked into Chrome; coming to other browsers soon.  —  A string of weaponized attacks targeting Adobe's Flash media player—including three in the past 10 days—has kept software engineers scrambling …
Jul 18, 2015, 5:00 PMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Hacking Team's evil Android app had code to bypass Google Play screening   —  Full backdoor code wasn't installed until after user activated app.  —  Security researchers at Trend Micro's Trend Labs have uncovered a trick in a sample of a fake news application for Android created …
Jul 18, 2015, 1:00 AMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Pro audio firm Marshall announces London, a sound-focused Android smartphone with low-end specs for around $590; will be released in Scandinavia, UK in August   —  Marshall announces very pretty, very slow, very expensive smartphone  —  The famous guitar amp company lends its brand name to a unique device.
Jul 17, 2015, 10:50 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Smartphone apps from Walmart, CNN, ESPN, Slack, others with total of 300M downloads risk compromising user accounts because they do not limit login attempts   —  Dozens of phone apps with 300M downloads vulnerable to password cracking  —  Walmart, CNN, ESPN, and Soundcloud are among the apps allowing unlimited guessing.
Jul 16, 2015, 3:45 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Intel shows Moore's Law is slowing with plans for a third generation of 14nm chips, delays switch to 10nm process to 2017   —  Intel confirms tick-tock-shattering Kaby Lake processor as Moore's Law falters  —  Company will make three generations of 14nm processors, delaying the switch to 10nm.
Jul 15, 2015, 11:10 PMIn context

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