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[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4492i9121604401F361A3.jpg[/img] The FingerQ PrivacQ Case for the Samsung Galaxy S3 adds a fingerprint sensor to the phone. FingerQ, a company based in Hong Kong, has made a series of Android cases that come with biometric fingerprint sensors for added security. The sensors don't replace the built-in security features of your Android phone (unlocking your smartphone still uses the passcode or pattern unlock), but adds another layer of protection for chats and applications. The FingerQ system will be available as an accessory called the PrivacQ case and caters to phones such as the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/samsung-galaxy-s3-review/]Samsung Galaxy S3[/url], [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/]S4[/url], and [url=http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-57526032-85/cnet-uk-reviews-the-samsung-galaxy-note-2/]Note 2[/url], as well as the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/2300-6452_7-10015797.html]HTC One[/url]. The fin
When it was first introduced at CES 2013, Lenovo described the Helix hybrid laptop-tablet as a "flip and rip" system, which sounded like the usually staid company was trying to add a little sizzle to the normally conservative ThinkPad lineup. In person, this detachable screen hybrid still has a very ThinkPad-like look and feel, and from a distance, looks nearly identical to the army of ThinkPads on office and cubicle desks around the world. The flipping and ripping comes into play when you activate the small hinge-based latch for removing the display from the rest of the body. In this case, the screen pops off much like any other hybrid's, but then can reattach after being rotated 180 degrees, leaving the screen facing out from the back of the system. That makes for a good presentation mode, which I sometimes call a kiosk setup. Of course, you can also use the Helix screen by itself as a Windows 8 slate. [b]A crowded 11-inch field[/b] [b] [/b]But, as an 11-inch laptop, the Helix
Facebook said Wednesday that it has sped up the process for creating [url=https://developers.facebook.com/docs/tutorials/mobile-app-ads/]mobile app install ads[/url], the unit developers can buy to promote their own iOS and Android applications. App makers can now create and run mobile app install ads by simply entering a link to their apps in Apple's App Store or Google Play -- rather than first registering their apps with Facebook, a company spokesperson told CNET. Developers then need only set their target audience and budget to get the ad unit in the wild. Essentially, with the change, all it takes to advertise your app is a little copy-and-paste know-how. The simplified process, though relatively minor news, could actually make a significant impact on Facebook's bottom line. By removing friction from the creation process, Facebook should be able to entice more developers to purchase social network distribution for their iOS and [url=http://www.cnet.com/android-atlas/
Though the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/htc-one/]HTC One[/url] is a stellar phone just as it is, I know that many Android purists would prefer that it shipped with Google’s stock OS while forsaking all of the fancy tricks and glitzy software that HTC layered upon it. Fortunately, with the new $599 HTC One Google Play Edition, that day is here. Using the same hardware and design as the 32GB GSM HTC One model, this unlocked handset runs pure, sweet Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the freshest version available. Even better, Google has pledged that the HTC One Google Play Edition qualifies as a true Nexus device, so it will be first in line for future updates. It all sounds like a dream come true, but there are trade-offs for pushing HTC Sense aside. For example you can kiss goodbye all of the standard HTC One’s slick camera features, such as Zoe Share, TV remote control, and BlinkFeed. If that’s a price you’re willing to pay for Android purity, though, besides a lot of cash up front, then this
By John C. Dvorak, 26 June, 2013 [b]ITProPortal.com[/b] [b] [/b] Microsoft thinks Windows 8.1 will fix everything. Ha! What it fails to recognize is that Windows 8 was never the problem. I’m more and more convinced that PC sales continue to plummet because people have learned from Windows 7 that Microsoft has given up on backward compatibility. My Olympus PEN camera will not connect to my Windows 7 machine for whatever reason and I’m getting tired of the incompatibilities. It all began with my Epson RX700 printer, a perfectly good all-in-one printer. Too bad I had to scrap it because it will not work with Windows 7. I don’t like my new printer, an Epson Artisan 810, nearly as much. In fact, it’s so clunky that I’m looking to replace it as soon as possible. But this is not a review of printers. Suffice it to say, Windows’ backward compatibility has taken a back seat at the company. After the printer fiasco and with no new drivers on the horizon, the reliable RX700 is an orphan. T
J. Presper Eckert and John Mauch designed ENIAC to calculate the trajectory of artillery shells. J. Presper Eckert (the man in the foreground turning a knob) served and John Mauchly (center) designed ENIAC to calculate the trajectory of artillery shells. The machine didn't debut until February 1946, after the end of World War II, but it did launch the computer revolution.[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4462i34A4F52BEA799832.jpg[/img] Source of articles: [url=http://www.zdnet.com/photos/images-birth-of-the-first-computer/11161#photo]http://www.zdnet.com/photos/images-birth-of-the-first-computer/11161#photo[/url] Note: other pics on this complete read of the first computer.
This is a very interesting read on web sites which started 20 years ago. You can view pages from 20 years at the source of this articles. Source Here: [url=http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/30/tech/web/first-website-cern/index.html]http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/30/tech/web/first-website-cern/index.html[/url] CNN) -- Twenty years ago, a team of researchers shared the Webwith the world. Now they want to show a generation that grew up onlinewhat it was like in its earliest days. Cern is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the date it released, for free, the technology and software needed to run a Web server. In honor of the anniversary, a team has been assembled to recreate a working version of the first website, a how-to guide hosted by the project's creators. The organization issued a statement on April 30, 1993, that announced the release ofthat Web to the public. British physicist Tim Berners-Lee created and named the Web (also commonl
the OpenVPN is a pretty solid application, it will put your traffic on a private network, and in the process encrypt the traffic going to and coming from that private network. Now, if you're worried about the machines that are also connected to the VPN, that's a different matter. First, the only thing the machines have in common with yours is that they are all on the same [i]logical network[/i], which means they can all access the same resources and in some cases, other machines on the same network. These machines cannot access the resources on your machine unless they have the permissions (user name and password) to do so. Next, if you want to secure your computer [b]in general[/b], then make use of the windows firewall. It's basic but it will get the job done. Take a 1/2 hour, comb through it and ask yourself 'do I really need this port open?' If the answer is yes (as is the case for OpenVPN), then make sure it's only open where you need it. For example, I have OpenVPN ports open on
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4452i4F0E51BB99E98A0F.jpg[/img] Microsoft and Oracle announced a lot of piece parts with their June 24 partnership around Azure and Oracle databases and middleware. Here's your Cliff Notes version: [url=http://www.zdnet.com/oracle-databases-head-to-microsofts-hyper-v-azure-7000017226/]Oracle apps are now certified to run on Windows Server, Hyper-V, and Windows Azure[/url]. Up until today, they were only certified to run on Windows Server. Oracle Linux also gets added to the list of Linux varianst supported in Azure's VMs, too. Microsoft already has been [url=http://www.zdnet.com/which-microsoft-apps-are-supported-and-not-on-windows-azure-7000017042/]certifying its own applications on Windows Azure[/url], including its SQL Server database. ([url=http://www.zdnet.com/which-microsoft-apps-are-supported-and-not-on-windows-azure-7000017042/]Here's a list[/url] of which versions of various database, security and other en
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4450iAD043B17A95A8CCF.png[/img] You missed the gold-plated Galaxy S4 already, but orders are now being taken for the HTC One + bling. HTC and Samsung have each been hoping that their [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/2300-6452_7-10015797.html]HTC One[/url] and [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/2300-6452_7-10017170.html]Galaxy S4[/url] Android flagship phones will become the gold standard for the latest generation of smartphones, but the customizers at [url=http://www.goldgenie.com/gold-htc-one.php]Goldgenie[/url] are taking the notion quite literally. The British company has been selling gold- and platinum-plated iOS devices and BlackBerrys for a while now, but it seems to have decided that the HTC One and [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/]Galaxy S4[/url] have finally presented a pair of [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/best-android-phones/]Android phones[/url] worth the deluxe bling treatment. Given the pac
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4448i1EC9FBC2E820AD2B.png[/img] While setting up gigabit infrastructure can be prohibitively expensive for many local communities, it appears that the cost users will have to pay for Gigabit Squared's high-speed Internet in Seattle won't be off the charts. Gigabit Squared [url=http://gigabitseattle.com/gigabit-squared-unveils-residential-pricing-for-local-ultra-high-speed-fiber-network-service-in-seattle/]announced[/url] the pricing for its local fiber network in the Seattle area on Monday -- and, the monthly cost is actually cheaper than what people pay for Comcast broadband. The fastest level of service from Gigabit Squared will cost $80 per month, which includes 1000 Mbps download and 1000 Mbps upload. The next level is $45 per month with 100 Mbps download and 100 Mbps upload; the installation fee is waived in both of these plans if users sign a one-year contract. The cheapest plan is free for the first 60 month
Apple and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company have reportedly reached a deal on next-gen Apple chips, extending all the way to silicon called the A9. TSMC and its chip-design partner have secured a 3-year deal for Apple's A series chips, according to [url=http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130624PD207.html]report[/url] on Monday at Digitimes. "A deal whereby TSMC replaces or supplements Samsung, the incumbent supplier of Apple processors," the report said. TSMC would be used for Apple's future A8, A9, and A9X chips, Digitimes said. There is no mention in the article of the expected A7 chip (Apple's latest is the A6/A6X, now used in the iPhone 5 and [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/ipad/]iPad 4[/url], respectively). The A7 is rumored to be used in the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/iphone-5s/]iPhone 5S[/url] and future iPads. That may, or may not, imply that Samsung will make the A7 series of chips. Only future teardowns of Apple products will reveal which company is manufacturing
Microsoft is caught in the ultimate good news/bad news syndrome: Windows 8.1 will likely fix Windows 8's woes, but PC sales will still take a nose dive. So says two recent Gartner reports, and they may well be right. Source: [url=http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/22379/windows-81-winner-pc-sales-will-plummet-says-gartner]http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/22379/windows-81-winner-pc-sales-will-plummet-says-gartner[/url]
The Bitcoin Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting best practices for the virtual currency, has been ordered to cease operations in California. The California Department of Financial Institutions, which oversees banks, credit unions, and other financial organizations operating in the state, sent a cease-and-desist letter (see below) last month to the foundation accusing it of "engaging in the business of money transmission without a license or proper authorization." If found to be in violation of the California Financial Code, the Seattle-based foundation could be fined up to $2,500 a day per violation, in addition to criminal prosecution, according to [url=http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonmatonis/2013/06/23/bitcoin-foundation-receives-cease-and-desist-order-from-california/]Forbes[/url], which first reported the story. The report noted that federal law prohibits engaging in money transmission without the appropriate state license or registration with the Treasury Depa
I have had the impression for some time that Google has thought of everything. This impression was mainly fostered by Google, which seems intent not merely on knowing everything I do now, but everything I will want to do in the future. But then I saw this footage of a man talking into his pinkie finger and thought: "He must be British." This did, indeed, prove to be the case. For Sean Miles of Designworks in the U.K. decided that the true joy of wearable tech was a driving glove that you can talk into. At least that's what it looks like in this demonstration [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23008624]he gave to the BBC[/url]. This is surely the most developed expression ever of talking to the hand. He listens to his thumb. He talks into his little finger. I can just imagine millions of nerds and teenagers desperate to meld their inner Michael Jackson with their outer coolier-than-thou. They would surely pay fortunes to get their hands onto and into one of these gloves. Sadly, t
Like Twitter, Facebook users often share breaking news with their friends on the network. But now the social-networking giant is reportedly looking to add a homegrown news-delivery service to its mobile offerings. The company has been working on a service internally dubbed Reader that would display content from Facebook users and other publishers in a new visual format tailored for mobile devices, people familiar with the project tell [url=http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424127887323998604578563853135203858-lMyQjAxMTAzMDIwMzEyNDMyWj.html]The Wall Street Journal[/url]. The project, which has been in the works for more than a year, reportedly resembles Flipboard, the popular news-reading app that aggregates content from multiple sources. A Facebook spokesperson declined to comment on the report. While The Journal reported that it was unclear whether this project would ever be launched, it did note that the project appears geared toward addressing the changing soc
In all three versions of Webroot SecureAnywhere, there exists a handy feature called “The Identity Shield” that will protect you from keyloggers, phishing sites, man-in-the-browser attacks, and many other forms of identity theft. So how does it work? What exactly is it doing to protect you? How can you get the most out of it? This deep dive will answer those questions and more. Most of this information can also be found in [url=https://detail.webrootanywhere.com/agenthelp.asp?n=Managing_Identity_Protection]the user guide[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4354iBEAC343B46F7F449.png[/img] [b]Features, Features, and More Features:[/b] The Identity Shield is a feature-rich identity protection system that protects users in a multitude of ways. Most of these settings are accessed via “View/Edit Protected Websites,” so that’s where we’ll start. These settings are all uniquely configurable for HTTPS,
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4394i2BDD0A9A2E1DCFE1.jpg[/img] For the past couple of months, prospective MacBook buyers, especially those looking for a slim MacBook Air, have been holding off on purchases, waiting to see what Apple had in store for its [url=http://news.cnet.com/wwdc/]annual WWDC keynote[/url]. While the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/apple-macbook-air-11-inch/]new 11-inch[/url] and [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/apple-macbook-air-13-inch/]13-inch Airs[/url] look and feel a lot like the previous couple of generations, the internal components have been upgraded with new, and incredibly energy efficient, CPUs, leading to battery life scores in excess of Apple's estimated 12 hours for the 13-inch version. Because of that great battery life, you can bet that plenty of new MacBooks were ordered in the days immediately following the June 10 WWDC keynote. And while those first system should be arriving now (and they're already available to
The [b]Huawei Ascend Mate[/b] may be built like a linebacker, but it's the custom software interface floating on top of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean device that can hope to salvage an otherwise blah phablet experience. With its 6.1-inch screen, the Mate is currently the largest smartphone you can buy -- though [url=http://asia.cnet.com/samsung-galaxy-note-3-to-come-with-eight-core-gpu-and-3gb-ram-62221345.htm]Samsung's Galaxy Note refresh[/url] is rumored to match or surpass even this gargantuan display with its own 6- or even 6.3-inch version. The Mate's screen is easy to read, yes, but it's also lower-resolution than I'd expect for the size. Furthermore, it creates an unwieldy device that made typing and photography awkward -- and you can just forget about carrying this hulk around in your pocket all day. Its specs may have been on the higher end of the scale in January when Huawei first announced its Mate, but anyone looking for a supersize smartphone today should look elsewhere, or w
If [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/]Samsung's Galaxy S4[/url] is more phone than you think you need, the electronics giant has just offered up the smaller, more midrange -- and surely cheaper -- Galaxy S4 Mini. Like a decaffeinated beverage, Samsung is hoping to give its lighter smartphone much of the same S4 taste with just a little less [i]oomph[/i]. Although the Mini has stepped-down specs compared with its flagship family, like a lower-resolution screen and an 8-megapixel camera instead of a 13-megapixel shooter, it's no slouch when it comes to the Galaxy S4's core features, like a built-in TV remote control. As with the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/samsung-galaxy-s3-mini/4505-6452_7-35484855.html]Galaxy S3 Mini[/url] that came before, [i]this[/i] version is aimed more toward the mass market than the high-end sector. Here in the middle, the Mini plays the role of the lower price option compared with the marquee Galaxy S4, without sacrificing too many of t
It's a hybrid device, transforming from a Windows 8 slate into a full-fledged laptop in one quick motion. That's not all, though -- at the tap of an icon it'll boot into Android Jelly Bean, letting you swipe around all of your favorite apps from the Google Play store. It's packing the latest Intel Haswell Core i5 processor, with a 13-inch display boasting a whopping 3,200x1,800-pixel resolution. Samsung has yet to announce pricing or availability, but make sure to keep checking CNET for all the latest news. [b]Design[/b] The Ativ Q's standard form is a rather chunky 13-inch slate. Lift the display up at the back, though, and it reveals a keyboard underneath. The screen folds up and locks into place behind the keys, allowing you to type and swipe in much the same way you would on any other touch-screen laptop. It's the same converting technique we saw on Sony's Vaio Duo, but Samsung has taken it a step further. Rather than converting just between laptop and slate, the screen can
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4386iEA571D6E086017F8.png[/img] An image of Sony's current SmartWatch. What would you change? Sony's rumored next-generation SmartWatch is real, and it will offer some notable feature upgrades to the company's current wearable tech offering, a source has confirmed to CNET. The news of a new SmartWatch is not surprising, given that Sony's Xperia Twitter account has [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57590450-93/sony-may-unveil-new-smartwatch-next-week/]all but confirmed[/url] a wristwatch-related announcement at next week's [url=http://www.mobileasiaexpo.com/]Mobile Asia Expo 2013[/url] trade show that runs from June 26 to 28. The new model will be a successor to the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/cell-phone-and-smart/sony-smartwatch-mn2sw/4505-6448_7-35190775.html]Sony SmartWatch MN2SW[/url], which is currently available for around $100. But our source -- who has provided accurate information on uannounced Sony pr
I have been getting Red dotted lines on my computer screen using the latest version of Firefox. (Win XP. SP-3). This only happens using FF. IE-8 works fine. Fresh reinstall FF doesn't help. Tried to Google this, can't find any answers. The lines appear and disappear. Got a good screen shot on the Webroot Forum, but it happens on any website. Anyone know what's causing this? [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4366i517F5D0F4D6FCBC8.jpg[/img]
Samsung unveiled several new products at an event on Thursday, including the new Galaxy NX camera and the Ativ Q, a portable laptop/tablet duo that can switch seamlessly between Windows 8 and Android. The electronics company also announced several new updates to its flagship Galaxy S smartphone line, including mini, active and zoom versions. The Galaxy S4 active promises users up to 30 minutes of protection underwater, while the zoom is the first smartphone with a 10x optical zoom function. The Active Q is perhaps the most exciting addition to the Samsung family, sporting a 13.3-inch display with 3,200 × 1,800 pixel resolution. The Tab3 is another Ativ product that includes a free, full version of Microsoft Office 2013.
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