Day: September 3, 2013

VW Scirocco R: The car that makes you feel dangerous

Tucked amongst Volkswagen’s line-up sits the Scirocco, but you won’t find it on a U.S. dealer lot. CNET got behind the wheel of a European-spec Scirocco R to see what a real hot hatch was like…….

Deloitte says NBN brings households AU$3,800 benefits

The National Broadband Network could save households thousands of dollars by the end of the decade through better productivity, cheaper communication, and reduced travel costs…….

Microsoft Nokia deal bolsters Microsoft’s patent access

Microsoft didn’t pick up Nokia’s entire patent collection as part of its acquisition plan, but it’s got more patents under its belt for the next decade and potentially beyond…….

Fog Dragonfly 0.8.2 Command Injection

Ruby Gem Fog Dragonfly version 0.8.2 suffers from a remote command injection vulnerability…….

Tiny $45 Cubic Mini-PC Supports Android and Linux

DeviceGuru writes “SolidRun refreshed its line of tiny 2 x 2 x 2-inch mini-PCs with four new community-backed models based on 1.2GHz multi-core Freescale i.MX6 SoCs. The CuBox-i devices support Android 4.2.2 and Linux, offer HDMI, S/PDIF, IR, eSATA, GbE, USB, WiFi, and Bluetooth interfaces (depending on model). All the models offer 1.2GHz clock speeds,…

Microsoft soars above Amazon with cloud cache

Farms cash with cache that smacks down AWS ElasticCache……

KitKat 4.4 ad pokes fun at Apple designer Jony Ive

Using techie language to describe the chocolate-covered candy bar in a YouTube video, KitKat’s “chief breaks officer” makes the snack sound like a finely crafted smartphone…….

Intel’s new top-dog desktop ‘Extreme’ CPU fails to excite geekerati

A decent enough chip, to be sure, but worth a thousand bucks to upgrade?……

Android 4.4 KitKat: What’s the point of co-branding?

Google doesn’t need the money, and it certainly has no problem with awareness. So why partner with a candy company at all?……

Smart syringe turns bright red to warn of prior use

The ABC Syringe is embedded with ink that turns color when exposed to air as a way to warn caregivers that the syringe has been used…….