Ever heard of the black hats? And, no, we’re not talking top-hatted City bankers, but unscrupulous computer hackers. The data on your laptop and desktop might be nailed up tighter than Sing Sing prison, but what about your smartphone? Share/Save
The US National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting the telephone records of tens of millions of Americans, according to the Guardian newspaper. The newspaper published what it said was a secret court order directing the Verizon company to hand over data on its customers on an “ongoing” basis. Share/Save
Apple has lost a ruling by a US trade panel in a patent dispute with its rival Samsung. The International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled that Apple infringed a Samsung patent, which could mean some older models of the iPad and iPhone are banned from sale in the US. Share/Save
Now, the industry appears to have taken a step further in making such technology a reality, thanks to the research of Andrea Colaco and her co-partner Ahmed Kirmani. According to TechGig.com, Goan native Colaco and Kirmani won the Massachusetts Institute Technology’s (MIT) entrepreneurship competition with their touch-free mobile tech–called “3dim”–which provides real-time, millimeter-accurate 3D gesture sensing by employing patented signal processing methods.
“I developed a new supercapacitor, which is basically an energy storage device which can hold a lot of energy in a small amount of volume,” she told KPIX 5. The technology may also be able to speed up charging of automobile batteries, she said.
Mr Clarke discovered that some automated menus have nearly 80 options. It can take over four minutes to get to the service required if the caller listens to each stage in full, he said.
According to data collected by various agencies we have listed counties having the largest number of people having mobile phone and so have prepared a top ten list for them. Here follows the list.
On a cloudy afternoon in the Tenderloin district, a man in a hooded sweatshirt walks slowly along Market Street, stopping to engage people he encounters along the way. He offers a peek at the wares inside the backpack slung over his shoulder: Three new iPhones, each still sealed in a white box affixed with Apple’s logo. He stole these phones, he tells potential customers, before asking them to make an offer.
Lookout said BadNews concealed its true identity by initially acting as an “innocent, if somewhat aggressive, advertising network”. In this guise it sent users news and information about other infected apps, and prompted people to install other programmes.
However, the firm is hedging its bets by offering a smaller 5.8in-screened version as an alternative. Both will go on sale in May, with Europe and Russia the first regions to be offered the devices.