The List Grows…

Add USB’s as yet another piece of technology that can be hacked (which, unfortunately, should really come as little and/or no real surprise). Nevertheless, it is worth noting that the greater question (regarding this issue) is how long this has been known and, for that matter, why it was not studied / reported sooner?

(Source) TG Daily: http://goo.gl/HL8LUZ

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Carrying On.

Engineers have taken a step towards developing a robot that learned to keep going with a broken leg (as it reported reprogrammed itself within less than two minutes).

(Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/JufY3U

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Anti-Monopoly Probe.

It shouldn’t come as any real surprise that Microsoft is being investigated for anti-monopoly (business) practices in China… what does come as a (bit of a) surprise is how long the PRC took to get around to conducting said investigation.

(Source) PC World: http://goo.gl/lCw4bZ

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Beijing Calling…

A raid and/or an ‘unannounced’ visit? Depending upon the source, it could be either as Microsoft’s recent (negative) press woes in China continue…

(Source) Computer World: http://goo.gl/exlhla

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Loca-TOR?

In light of Putin’s on-going crackdown on Civil Liberties, it should come as no real surprise that Russian officials have announced a contest (open to Russians only) to fund proposals for cracking the Tor network.

(Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/UARxJ9

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Proprietary Gear.

Amazon’s ‘Fire’ is clearly the missing-link (for the firm) regarding how they’ve lacked the ability to push their content via a dedicated (hardware) device.

(Source) Venture Beat: http://goo.gl/YMlHdp

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‘Get a Grip’

Apple’s Tablet dominance is slipping (which should really come as little / no surprise given all of the ‘me-too’ alternatives that have entered the market space since said devices’ introduction).

(Source) PC World: http://goo.gl/mUiFK4

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Wish Granted…

Despite the firm’s size, Google is reportedly complying with the majority of their European ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ requests.

(Source) WSJ: http://goo.gl/45E72K

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Got Bandwidth?

Believe it or not, with more intended Mars-based Rovers (which means that more data will be sent) and a gap with launched probes, NASA is seeking assistance with addressing / solving a potential data-streaming delay (that the agency is trying to mitigate via being proactive in advance of said bottleneck).

(Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/ZfmwGE

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Going Mobile.

More people are now accessing the Internet via a mobile device in China than a more traditional route (i.e., a PC) which should really come as no surprise. The other issue that should also come as no surprise is the degree that Microsoft is working via playing catch-up in order to push as many of their Windows Phone devices to low-to-mid-tier consumers in developing nations in order to potentially gain a foothold in the Mobile Revolution (which is / will far surprise the PC Revolution as far as it relates to the Internet).

(Source) IOL South Africa: http://goo.gl/eGDkHv

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