Day: September 11, 2013

Roku takes on Google with new Chromecast-like feature

The TV video-streaming companion will now offer a way to stream from third-party apps like Netflix…….

Unisys cranks Xeon mainframe oomph above legacy CMOS iron

Looking ahead to ‘Forward’ hybrid computing……

iPhone 5S fingerprint sensor is ill-disposed to sweat

While Apple’s Touch ID scanner may be a superior way to deter would-be thieves and hackers, it could also be problematic for people with sweaty fingers…….

TSA Reminds You Not To Travel With Hand Grenades

coondoggie writes “Some of the travel recommendations posted on the Transportation Security Administration’s blog seem stupefying obvious. This week’s, entitled: ‘Leave Your Grenades at Home’ seemed like a no brainer, but alas. The TSA wrote about grenades in particular: Year to date, the agency’s officers have discovered: 43 grenades in carry-on baggage and 40 grenades…

Time Warner Cable will let you junk your set-top box next year

TWC’s incoming chief executive said the cable company is removing obstacles over the next year that keep your preferred over-the-top device, like Roku or Xbox, from replacing its set-top boxes entirely…….

Zed Attack Proxy 2.2.1 Linux Release

The Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) is an easy to use integrated penetration testing tool for finding vulnerabilities in web applications. It is designed to be used by people with a wide range of security experience and as such is ideal for developers and functional testers who are new to penetration testing. ZAP provides automated scanners…

Social networks blind sided by new Australian govt’s e-safety tsar

Some of the world’s largest social networks are concerned about the incoming Coalition government’s plans for a Children’s e-Safety Commissioner that allegedly went ahead without industry consultation…….

Mark Zuckerberg: U.S. gov’t ‘blew it’ on communicating NSA actions

“I think it’s my job to protect everyone that uses Facebook. It’s our government’s job to protect all of us,” Zuckerberg argued…….

How IP Law Helps FOSS Communities

dp619 writes “Fighting against software patents (New Zealand has banned them) tends to blind FOSS communities to aspects of IP law that actually serve them well. While certainly not perfect, patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret law each has something to offer FOSS communities. Penn State law professor Clark Asay wrote a guest post for…

Confident Zuckerberg touts Facebook’s mobile strength, growth

On the same day that Facebook’s stock hit an all-time high, Zuckerberg defiantly told the TechCrunch Disrupt audience that the social networking giant has figured out the mobile revenue equation…….