Day: September 29, 2013

How Your Smartphone Can Spy On What You Type

mikejuk writes “We all do it — place our phones down on the desk next to the keyboard. This might not be such a good idea if you want to keep your work to yourself. A team of researchers from MIT and the Georgia Institute of Technology have provided proof of concept for logging keystrokes…

Twitter said to be ready to reveal IPO filing this week

Social-networking company has finished its paperwork and could begin trading publicly before Thanksgiving, a source tells Quartz…….

All roads lead to Darwin ahead of solar challenge flag-fall

Largest field set to run with the sun……

One in seven Americans don’t use the Internet

And. a third of these don’t want to bother with the Internet at all…….

ZDNetGovWeek: China Likes Facebook and Twitter, tech shines honesty light on gov, and MS reports on gov data requests

Since the Republicans are trying to tear apart the Republicans, Democrats are being Democrats, and the government’s on the verge of shutdown, most of our reporting is international in nature…….

Purported iPad 5 gets weighed and measured

An iPad 5 outer shell gets weighed, measured, and compared to the iPad 4. The verdict: surprise, surprise, it’s thinner and lighter…….

Microsoft’s New Windows ad: the Surface is a, um, Surface

A new ad for Windows 8.1 features the return of the Start button. It also still cannot decide whether the Surface is a PC or a tablet. Or does it offer the definitive explanation?……

See a speed test between every iPhone model ever made

Years later, the original iPhone is a bit like the ‘little gadget that could’ in some head-to-head tests with its successors…….

EU move to standardise phone chargers is bad news for Apple

Faster than a speeding glacier but still more powerful than Lightning……

US Nuclear Commander Suspended Over Gambling

mdsolar writes “The No 2 officer at the military command in charge of all US nuclear war-fighting forces has been suspended and is under investigation by the naval criminal investigation command for issues related to gambling, officials said on Saturday. The highly unusual action against a high-ranking officer at US strategic command was made more…