Day: January 11, 2019

Pre-Installed Android App Impacts Millions with Slew of Malicious Activity

The app was developed by legitimate Chinese manufacturing giant TCL. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Q. How exactly do you test car seats? A. With this sweaty ‘robutt’ that twerks for days and days

Watch this game of moist mechanical musical chairs Vid Picture a massive robotic arm gloved with a damp, arse-shaped cushion twerking into a chair for three days straight. That’s how automaker Ford tests the durability of its car seats, at least in Europe.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Netflix Sued By ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Publishers Over Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Polygon: Netflix’s first interactive movie, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch makes no bones about its Choose Your Own Adventure inspiration, and that’s reportedly caught the eye of the series’ original publisher. Chooseco, a publishing company specializing in children’s books, is suing Netflix for infringing on the company’s “Choose Your Own…

CNET Asks: What wowed you at CES 2019? – CNET

CES 2019 came and went, now it’s time to weigh in on your favorites of the show. …read more Source:: CNet

Government Shutdown Brings Certificate Lapse Woes

Among the problems: TLS certificates are expiring and websites are becoming inaccessible. …read more Source:: DarkReading

ESP8266 AC Controller Shows Whats Possible

People often get the impression that home built hardware is destined to have a certain amateurish look or feel to it. It’s as though just because you didn’t buy it in a store, it will look cheap or thrown together. While it’s true a hacked together device could look like it was built from the…

Polish Police Arrest Huawei Executive On Suspicion Of Spying For China

A Huawei executive has been arrested in Poland on charges of spying for China, Poland’s counterintelligence service said Friday. NPR reports: A government spokesman identified the suspect as Weijing W.; media reports in Poland and China say he also is known as Stanislaw Wang, Huawei’s sales director in Poland. In a coordinated arrest Tuesday, authorities…

Cadillac XT6 teased ahead of Detroit Auto Show debut – Roadshow

Cadillac’s three-row crossover will officially debut this weekend. …read more Source:: CNet

Germany has a problem with the very essence of Amazon’s stupid Dash buttons – and bans them

Sour Krauts aren’t wrong: Tap-to-order gizmo is really dumb Germany has banned Amazon’s tap-to-order-a-thing Dash buttons, with a court deciding they break ecommerce laws.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Sprint rounds out CES 2019 with 5G call

Working with Nokia and Qualcomm, Sprint has made a 5G data call on its live commercial network in San Diego, including streaming YouTube videos, making Skype video calls, and sending and receiving messages. …read more Source:: ZDNet