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Sunday, 22 December 2013

Download iOS 7 Untethered Jailbreak released for iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices by showing the iNfinity of H@CK


If you love iPhone you are surely going to love this news. iOS 7 was released in 3 months before and today finally the evad3rs team has released untethered jailbreak for iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices running iOS 7.0 through iOS 7.0.4. source by hacker news;

The evasi0n installer is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux so no matter what operating system you’re on, you should be able to jailbreak your device.

Jailbreaking is the procedure of modifying the iOS of your iPhone to remove the limitations imposed by Apple. This allows a user to access and install a lot of new applications, software and other similar content which otherwise are not made available to iPhone users through the Apple Store.

The process is very simple, and within five minutes you can jailbreak your device. According to the instructions, iTunes must be installed if you’re running Windows and the only prerequisite is that the device should be running iOS 7.0.4. Team advice user to backup device data before using evasi0n tool. If something breaks, you'll always be able to recover 
your data



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 FAQ :- "Jailbreak is legal or not ?", - Yes is legal, at least in the US, a rule was passed in July 2010 by the US government made it legal so whatever you are doing with your iPhone is completely legal. Download Evasi0n for Windows Download Evasi0n for Mac

Once the installation will complete, the Cydia will appear on the home screen

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Saturday, 14 December 2013

Intel prepares to launch in 2014 from Haswell-E with 8 physical cores and 16 threads of native processing of 3 GHz



First sign of engineering of the

Intel prepares to launch in 2014 from Haswell-E, the first processors of the firm for the consumer sector with 8 physical cores and 16 threads of native processing.

Intel already has the consumer market more powerful processors in the LGA 2011 but still intends to raise with the new Haswell-E, which has been leaked the first sign of engineering.

Development for the enthusiast market compatible with the current socket LGA 2011 although if you want to take advantage of its full potential, you will have to change the motherboard in the same way, since it will come with new chipset X 99 (codename Wellsburg), offering six port USB 3.0 and ten ports SATA-III (6 Gbps) and major news: support for quad channel memory of new generation DDR4 and motherboards with three sockets.

The assigned TPD will be located at 140 Watts and the cache will increase up to 20 Mbytes in the models 'Extreme' most advanced with 8 cores and 16 threads of native processing.

With variants 'X' and 'K' bound to market enthusiast, to big gamers on PC, lovers of overclocking or semi-professional use of creative music, audio or video content. Intel Haswell-E would be available next year. Price we don't know but think the $1,000 barrier
Intel Haswell-E, 8 physical cores 3 GHz



Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Digital Storm's first Steam Machine will be a $1,469 gaming PC


Digital Storm has a Steam Machine too. The boutique gaming PC manufacturer has just announced its own take on Valve's formula for a Linux-based game console, and it just goes to show how diverse these computers will be when they hit the market next year. Instead of trying to compete with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 like iBuyPower's $499 rig, the new Digital Storm computer will start at a comparatively pricy $1,469.
"Rather than try to compete with console pricing, our system takes aim at the high end of the market and capitalizes on PC gaming's biggest advantage, raw performance," the company's statement reads.
While details are scarce, it will come with liquid cooling for the CPU, an advanced thermal-management system of some sort, and can optionally dual-boot both Windows and SteamOS so gamers can play http://technoworld007.blogspot.in/search/label/Games%20%20detailsgames for both operating systems. Options include a GeForce GTX Titan graphics card and a 700W power supply. At 4.4 inches wide, 14.1 inches deep, and 16.4 inches tall, it's a good bit bigger than an Xbox One, but it should hopefully still be able to fit into a home entertainment system lying down. We should get more when Valve announces the full lineup of Steam Machines at CES 2014 next month.



Google opens first data centres in Asia; no plans for India, China

Google opened its first two data centres in Asia on Wednesday to cater to the world's fastest growing consumer technology markets, but the company has no plans to open one in China or India.

Choosing Taiwan and Singapore instead illustrates the problem that tech companies face in trying to feed data demand in the world's two most populous countries: With regulations in flux in India and cyberspace censorship in China, Google had to look next door.
Mobile data traffic in emerging Asia-Pacific countries will likely rise 68 per cent in 2014, well ahead of the global growth rate of 48 per cent and the fastest growing region in the world, according to Analysys Mason, a research consultancy. Tech companies normally try to keep data centres as close to the customer base as possible because distance hurts speed.
"While we've been busy building, the growth in Asia's Internet has been amazing. The number of Internet users in India doubled, from 100 million to 200 million. It took six years to achieve that milestone in the US," Google's vice president of data centres, Joe Kava, said in a statement.

"And this growth probably won't slow for some time, since the majority of people that have yet to come online also happen to live in Asia," he said.
Kava said the cost of building the centres was one consideration for locating in Taiwan, but things like data privacy policies, a highly trained workforce and network infrastructure were equally important.
"It's no secret that the Taiwanese ecosystem for technology companies is outstanding," he told reporters. "Being close to the technology companies will give us opportunity to further some of our partnerships" in Taiwan.
The importance of a country's data policies was highlighted by the way Google opened its centres in Taiwan and Singapore and its decision to double spending in Taiwan to $600 million compared to $120 million in Singapore.
While Google brought out executives and media to celebrate its Taiwan opening on Wednesday, the Singapore launch received no such fanfare.
The company has expressed concern over a Singapore regulation announced in May that requires certain websites that regularly report on Singapore to be licensed, put up a S$50,000 ($40,000) performance bond and take down within 24 hours any content that authorities deemed objectionable.
Singaporean opinion news site Breakfast Network effectively shut down this week as a result, saying the "demand to register has created a wrinkle in our barely formed plans to become a sustainable and professional outfit".
Google also announced it abandoned plans to build a third data centre in Hong Kong, citing primarily a lack of land.

Serving 2.5 billion
Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore are all popular with global tech companies because they boast well-established privacy laws, reliable power and fibre broadband infrastructure, and skilled workforces, all essential to operating data centres.

Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp are also building data centres in Asia in Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo. But the real appeal is the giant number of Internet users in China and India.
Google left mainland China in 2010 after a cyber attack and Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt told the Wall Street Journal last month that the company is in no hurry to return.
"China's censorship regime has gotten significantly worse since we left so something would have to change before we come back," he said.
That left an opening for China's Baidu Inc to further dominate the search engine market with a 66 per cent share this year, according to web analytical tool StatCounter, and another local rival, 360 Search, to emerge, grabbing 21 percent. Google's share dropped to 9 per cent from 41 per cent in 2009 before its exit China.
"The regulatory environment in China is designed in a way to nurture local service providers such as Alibaba, so it makes it harder for foreign companies to enter the market," tech researcher IDC analyst Leon Kao, who is based in Taipei, said.
"But adding service support in Asia such as Hong Kong still increases a company's flexibility. For example, Amazon is able to deliver goods in a much shorter time now if there's a sudden surge in orders."
In India, Google dominates 97 per cent share of the search engine market, data from StatCounter showed.
"In India, the challenge is mostly the cost of infrastructure and the ability of building infrastructure", said RadhaKrishna Hiremane, Intel Corp's Asia-Pacific regional product marketing manager of data centre business, based in Singapore.
He said putting an India-focused data centre in Singapore may not cost more, but it could affect speed.
"What matters is latency. At the end of the day, if a service provider is able to provide acceptable latency for the end customers by serving from outside the region and there's no conflicting regulation such as data sovereignty, then there's not anything in the APEC countries we know would be an issue right now."




Monday, 9 December 2013

Facebook considers Coming up for ‘sad’ status updates : 'sympathise' button for sad status updates



Facebook is considering giving its users a less cheery alternative to the 'like' option: a 'sympathise' button. Many people come across a sad status update from a friend while browsing the popular social networking site - that they have been fired; they have had a death in the family; some unfortunate event or may be just a bad day. They want to show the person they care, but do not know him or her well enough to say anything that does not sound trite.

Then they see that someone has - perhaps accidentally -  hit the 'like' button. Now, may be there is a deeper Freudian slip there, but ask these likers and they will say: "I was trying to show sympathy, but 'like' was my only option." There are many situations where 'like' is the antithesis of the response people may be trying to convey when they are forced to respond with such limited options. A Facebook engineer has come up with a solution for such a situation: a 'sympathise' button, The Huffington Post reported. This initiative was revealed at Facebook's annual Compassion Research Day when the social network devotes a whole day to sharing various ways it is trying to "build empathy and foster trust" with users. Engineer Dan Muriello said one of his colleagues had designed the 'sympathise' button during a recent hackathon. Here's how it could work: if a Facebook user were to tag his or her status with a negative emotion (from the social networking site's lists of feelings), the 'sympathise' button would automatically replace the 'like' button. And as much as users might want one, it seems Facebook is never going to add a 'dislike' button. The 'sympathise' feature is not making its way to the site "yet", said a Facebook spokesperson. Until then, its users will have to carry on with awkward silences.



Facebook is considering giving its users a less cheery alternative to the 'like' option: a 'sympathise' button.
Many people come across a sad status update from a friend while browsing the popular social networking site - that they have been fired; they have had a death in the family; some unfortunate event or may be just a bad day.
They want to show the person they care, but do not know him or her well enough to say anything that does not sound trite.
Then they see that someone has perhaps accidentally hit the 'like' button.
Now, may be there is a deeper Freudian slip there, but ask these likers and they will say: "I was trying to show sympathy, but 'like' was my only option."
There are many situations where 'like' is the antithesis of the response people may be trying to convey when they are forced to respond with such limited options.
Facebook engineer has come up with a solution for such a situation: a 'sympathise' button, The Huffington Post reported.
It was learned this Thursday from Facebook's annual Compassion Research Day when the social network devotes a whole day to sharing various ways it is trying to "build empathy and foster trust" with users.
Engineer Dan Muriello said one of his colleagues had designed the 'sympathise' button during a recent hackathon.
Here's how it could work: if a Facebook user were to tag his or her status with a negative emotion (from the social networking site's lists of feelings), the 'sympathise' button would automatically replace the 'like' button.
And as much as users might want one, it seems Facebook is never?going to add a 'dislike' button.
The 'sympathise' feature is not making its way to the site "yet", said a Facebook spokesperson.
Until then, its users will have to carry on with awkward silences.





BitTorrent's Sync seven times faster than Dropbox, hits 2 million user mark

With BitTorrent's Sync, users can sync folders with huge files across as many device as they can including PCs, tablets, and phones.

Announced quite sometime back, BitTorrent's file synchronisation app Sync is claimed to be seven times faster than the popular cloud-storage app Dropbox. Also, the company claims that doubling its user base in a month, the Sync tool has hit the 2 million user mark.
With BitTorrent's Sync, users can sync folders with huge files across as many device as they can including PCs, tablets, and phones. According to the company, Sync never stores files on servers, so they stay safe from data breaches and prying eyes. BitTorrent Sync skips the cloud to deliver files at a faster speed. In other words, Synch shares files cross devices without any cloud caching. source by IBN news
"Today, Sync is moving over 20 gigabytes per person. And that's a pretty powerful thing. Dropbox's cloud-based platform stores less than 0.42 gigabytes per user," said the company in a blog.

BitTorrent, for the first time, had announced the service (in a pre-Alpha stage) back in January this year. It was only last month when the BitTorrent Sync Beta API was released. The company in November had over 1 million monthly active users.
You can download BitTorrent's Sync form here





Sunday, 8 December 2013

Samsung Chromebook launched in India at Rs. 26,990

Expanding the Chromebook range in India, Google has now announced the Samsung Chromebook at Rs. 26,990.
The Samsung Chromebook is now available from select Reliance Digital, Croma stores and also via online stores. Further, Google has also partnered with Airtel and Tikona to provide a range of exclusive cellular and broadband offers for its Chromebook customers. Airtel is offering a free 3G or 4G dongle with new data plans for Chromebooks, while Tikona is offering a Wi-Fi router and 20 months 4MBps from Tikona Broadband at Rs. 4,999.
The Samsung Chromebook runs Google's Chrome OS, rather than Windows or Linux; much like other Chromebook siblings. It features an 11.6-inch display with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels. It weighs 1.1 kilogram and measures 17.5mm thin. The Samsung Chromebook offers up to 6.5 hours of battery life (active use). It is powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos 5 Dual processor alongside 2GB of RAM. source by NDTV

The Samsung Chromebook packs 16GB of SSD (Solid State Drive) space and in addition comes with 100GB of Google Drive Cloud storage, which is valid for 2 years, starting on the date the Drive offer is redeemed. Other features include a built-in dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G modem (which is optional), VGA webcam, one USB port and one micro-USB port, HDMI port and Bluetooth 3.0 compatible.
Much like other Chromebooks, it also includes preloaded Google products like Search, Gmail, YouTube, and Hangouts.
Earlier, Google announced two of its Chromebook laptops for India, the Acer C720 Chromebook and HP Chromebook 14, priced at Rs. 22,999 and Rs. 26,990 respectively.
Recently, Acer launched a new model in its Chromebook series, the Acer C720P, featuring a touchscreen. The company announced that the Acer C720P would be available in different configurations starting early December, at a price of $299.99 in the US, which translated to roughly Rs. 18,750 (excluding taxes).
Samsung Chromebook key specifications
  • 11.6-inch (1366x768) display
  • 1.7GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos 5 Dual processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 100 GB Google Drive Cloud Storage (for 2 years) with 16GB Solid State Drive
  • Built-in dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G modem (optional)
  • VGA Camera
  • 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0
  • Full size HDMI Port Bluetooth 3.0 Compatible
  • 1.1 kilogram and measures 17.5mm thin
  • Up to 6.5 hours of active us.



Nexus 5 starts receiving Android 4.4.1 update, improving camera performance


Google has announced the Android 4.4.1 update for the Nexus 5, which primarily brings camera enhancements for the smartphone.
The search engine giant confirmed the news via a post on its Nexus' Google+ page. As per the company, the Android 4.4.1 update brings camera improvements like faster focussing, particularly in low light situations; quicker white balancing for truer colours; ability to pinch-zoom the viewfinder in HDR+ mode and less shutter lag. Google has also shared some images showing the difference between HDR+ mode and normal mode after the update.
 
           Further, the Google+ post also detailed about the advantages of the HDR+ mode. According to Google, the HDR+ lets users take shots in more tricky situations where there's a large contrast of bright and dark portions of the scene and also in low light situations.
Earlier we reported about the issues with Nexus 5's camera which features an 8-megapixel Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) camera module. The issues majorly included complaints regarding slow auto-focus, shutter lag, blurry images and inconsistent colour reproduction in images.
In addition, Google's Director of Engineering for Android, Dave Burke in an interview with The Vergeconfirmed that the Nexus 5's camera took longer to focus, although post update the smartphone would have faster shutter speeds. Burke claimed that post the Android 4.4.1 update, the camera on Nexus 5 will launch a full second faster that it did earlier. Burke also said that the camera would get better with time, as he admitted that a lot has to be done to improve the camera performance.


Google globally announced the Nexus 5 which is also the platform lead device for Android 4.4 KitKat in November this year. It comes with a 4.95-inch full-HD IPS display with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels and boasts a pixel density of 445ppi. The Nexus 5 also sports Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by a 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor alongside 2GB of RAM. The Nexus 5 sports an 8.0-megapixel rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and a 1.3-megapixel front camera. It comes in 16GB and 32GB storage options, with Black and White colours to choose from. Unfortunately, much like the Nexus 4, the Nexus 5 does not support expandable storage

LG Google Nexus 5

Rs. 28999
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Brilliant display
  • Great performance
  • Guaranteed Timely Android updates
  • Bad
  • Mediocre camera
  • Battery backup could have been better
  • No external storage support
Read detailed LG Google Nexus 5 review



With iBeacon, Apple aims to guide you [ Apple user's ] inside its stores and, soon, everywhere



GPS will tell you how to get to the nearest Apple store. With iBeacon, Apple hopes to guide you around once you're inside, whether it's to pick up an order, upgrade to a new iPhone or shop for a pair of headphones.

The implications of iBeacon go beyond Apple stores. One day, commuters might get information on subway delays as they stand on the platform, while museum visitors might get details on the painting they are standing in front of. Other retailers will be also able to offer deals or track which aisles shoppers linger in the longest.

In-store location technology does raise privacy concerns, though many shoppers have shown a willingness to be tracked if there's something in it for them.

"With any new technology, you don't know how it's going to be used until it is being used," technology analyst Rob Enderle said.

He said Apple "is pretty good" at getting people to use new technologies, but it could take years for iBeacon to mature and reach its potential. He said GoogleMicrosoft and other tech companies will likely follow suit with their own location technology.

On Friday, Apple Inc. began using the technology at its 254 U.S. stores to send you messages about products, events and other information - tailored to where you are inside, provided you have downloaded the Apple Store app and have given it permission to send notices based on your location. You must have Bluetooth turned on and have the latest operating system, iOS 7.

Using the iBeacon feature, the app will notify you if the computer you ordered is ready for pickup, for example. Show a clerk your screen with the order number, and the clerk will get it for you. Walking by an iPhone table? You may get a message asking if you want to upgrade, check your upgrade availability and see if you can get money for trading in your old phone.

Even without iBeacon, the app already lets you scan and pay for some items using your phone, get customer service help and reserve products.

Major League Baseball already plans to use iBeacon next year to customize fans' experiences at its ballparks, through the At The Ballpark app. In a demo earlier this year, MLB officials showed how the app can offer special features based on users' location in a stadium, such as coupons in the souvenir shop or a video that plays near landmarks.



Apple demonstrated the technology to The Associated Press this week at its busy, 24-hour Fifth Avenue store in New York City. At this particular store, Apple has installed about 20 iBeacon transmitters, some of which are simply iPhones and iPads, which come with the capability as part of iOS 7. The transmitters use Bluetooth wireless technology to give your phone more precise information about your location. That's not possible with GPS, which don't work well indoors and aren't good at distinguishing between locations that are just a few feet apart.

The beacons can be adjusted to specific distances, so you may get some notifications regardless of where you are inside. Others will come only when you are standing at a particular aisle, wall or product demo table. The store can also send out notifications about deals or upcoming events.

Apple is not the first to offer in-store location technology. An app called Shopkick, for example, sends users discounts when they enter Macy's, J.C. Penney and other stores. But Apple's entry into micro-location puts the nascent technology into the hands of thousands of developers and broadens its reach considerably.

Apple said iBeacon provides apps with "a whole new level of micro-location awareness, such as trail markers in a park, exhibits in a museum, or product displays in stores."

Location tracking does raise privacy worries. After all, shoppers may not want their every move watched and recorded inside a store. Apple, however, said that it does not collect information about shoppers inside its stores. The company said notices are triggered when the app senses a location beacon nearby, without Apple's beacon needing to even know you're there.

But other companies using iBeacon could go further, as long as people who download their apps agree to be tracked.

Privacy advocates have raised concerns about the various ways that retailers track shoppers, whether it's their location, purchase history or how often they visit a store. But consumers often agree to be tracked in exchange for discounts.

Tim Bajarin, a Creative Strategies analyst who's followed Apple for more than three decades, said he expects the technology to be a "little slow to take off." But he said that because all iPhones and Apple gadgets will support it down the line, iBeacon will have an "immediate built-in audience."

"It's really up to the Macy's of the world, the stadiums of the world, to fully embrace it and be creative with it for it to fully take off," he said.






Saturday, 7 December 2013

Angry Birds Go! features in-app purchases as expensive as $100



It looks like Rovio's upcoming kart racing game, Angry Birds Go!, will be full of in-app purchases with some priced as high as $100.

While the game will be widely launched on December 11, the Finnish developer has now launched it in New Zealand via Apple's iTunes App Store as part of a soft launch. Mobile gaming focused website Pocket Gamer, has already previewed the game, and discovered that it's a free download but features a number of in-app purchases including cars, energy systems, pay-for power-ups, multiple currencies and advertising priced as high as $100.

The Angry Birds Go! preview also describes the gameplay, mentioning that the action can be controlled with tilt or touch but one can't jump and drift. Races can be started by catapulting birds from the start line.

The report points out that Angry Birds Go! power-ups can be used free of charge once or twice following which one needs to use premium currency, in the form of gems to buy power-ups. To purchase gems after you run out of the initially allocated quantity, you need to pay in real cash.

Karts can also be upgraded through in-app purchases, and most notably, there is even a Big Bang Special Edition car, that costs a whopping $99.99.  It even uses a waiting system wherein you'll need to "reenergise" your player by paying in gems, or have to wait for it to be ready on its own.

While there's still time for the game's full launch, and there might be some changes, as the initial reaction has been of outrage, similar to how mobile gaming enthusiasts reacted to games, like Real Racing 3, which were full of irritating in-app purchases.

Rovio released the gameplay trailer of Angry Birds Go!, in October. It is a kart-racing game that brings the Angry Birds characters to a brand new downhill kart racing set-up. 

The game would be available worldwide on December 11 on all major mobile platforms including Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8 and even BlackBerry 10, via respective app stores. 

Angry Birds Go! will be the eighth game in the popular series, following the original Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Space, Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Birds Star Wars II and Angry Birds Friends, and excluding the Bad Piggies spinoff.  




Friday, 6 December 2013

Google could launch 'Nexus TV' Android set-top next year, says report


Google isn't giving up its living room ambitions. The company is said to be working on a "Nexus TV" device that will run Android, stream video from services like Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube, and play a selection of video games. The rumor comes from The Information's Amir Efrati, who cites an anonymous Google employee. The device is said to be ready for launch as soon as the first half of next year, according to the report.
Rumors of a Google-made Android set top box go back to July of this year, when The Wall Street Journal reported that such a device was demoed by Andy Rubin behind closed doors at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Sources told the paper at the time that the box included a Kinect-like motion sensor and could be controlled with an Android smartphone. Today's report from The Information corroborates these details (though a motion sensor is not mentioned), and adds that a purpose-built touchpad remote could be included with the set-top box. Google reportedly showed off a version of the box to developers as recently as this fall. source by verge

It's said that the device will not support live broadcast, which would mean Google  could avoid the hassle of trying to bring traditional content providers on board. That's a task that's so far proved impossible for other companies: Intel abandoned its efforts to launch an internet set-top box after failing to secure such deals, and it's rumored that an Apple television device has been delayed for similar reasons. If the Nexus TV reports are accurate, Google seems to be pursuing a similar strategy as Amazon, which is rumored to have a set-top box of its own set for next year.

Google has launched a number of products to attempt to gain a foothold in the living room, starting with the ill-fated (but still living) Google TV operating system that manufacturers built into smart TVs and other devices. It later announced the expensive Nexus Q (which never officially went on sale), and this year it began selling a small HDMI dongle called the Chromecast, which streams from just a few services and costs $35. The latter has seen some success, but it's a device with a simple feature set. A fully-fledged Nexus TV set-top box that runs Android would be in a different category — though today's report suggests it will be "aggressively priced."








What's reason that happened to Intel's failed TV ambitions?


Intel rented retail space in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago earlier this year in which it planned to launch and sell Intel TV: a new living room-based entertainment service that was described as "far superior" to existing cable and satellite packages by early users. But these stores won't ever see the launch of Intel's new service: Reuters reports Intel canned the TV project after new CEO Brian Krzanich decided the company "could not afford the distraction or expense" of creating a new product in a new market. Reuterssays Intel will instead focus on its chip manufacturing business, sell the OnCue technology it developed to enter the TV sector under the direction of "realist" Krzanich, and use the rented retail spaces to peddle an existing range of ultrabooks and tablets.



US Air Force's latest stealth drone revealed with new era of Advanced Technology content


The next major stealth plane to fuel future decades of US secret reconnaissance has been revealed — and it won't carry any humans on board. The RQ-180 will be a joint tool for both the US Air Force and the Central Intelligence Agency, and promises to capture sensitive intelligence and imagery in highly dangerous airspace, reports Aviation Week. The drone's been designed as a spiritual successor of sorts to the SR-71 Blackbird, which was retired in 1998 and will reportedly have its own unmanned successor by 2018.The RQ-180 should arrive sooner than that, Aviation Week says, with use in missions by 2015.
LONGER, STEALTHIER FLIGHTS IN MORE DANGEROUS PLACES
The RQ-180 is reportedly stealthier than the existing RQ-170, which is currently in service, flying at higher altitudes and for considerably longer amounts of time.Aviation Week also suggests the design could make use of in-flight refueling, pushing flight times into the 100 hour range.
Neither the Air Force nor creator Northrop Grumman are discussing the project, though recently-built hangers that match up with the general size of the aircraft have been spotted in California and Nevada. Aviation Week also points to a 2008 contract that was quietly awarded to Northrop Grumman somewhere in the neighborhood of $2 billion, and tied to the same division that made the B-2 stealth bomber. source by Vergue



Facebook, Twitter, and others reset user logins after hacker steals 2 million passwords & Techno Tips: Guide to protecting Internet accounts

Facebook, Twitter, and others reset user login's after hacker steals 2 million passwords





A hacker  has netted more than 2 million passwords for users of major services including Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Yahoo, and LinkedIn, according to the security firm Trustwave.
The attacker installed keylogging software on users' computers in 92 countries, recording their logins and user passwords as they were typed.
The companies themselves were not breached, but ADP, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter have reset passwords and alerted compromised users, CNNMoney reports.

The keylogger tool was a version of the Pony botnet controller, a malicious piece of software that has been proliferating since its source code was published. The botnet controller is mainly being used to steal passwords, according to Trustwave researchers.
This time, whoever was behind the attack got around 1.5 million website login credentials, 320,000 email account credentials, 41,000 FTP credentials, 3,000 remote desktop credentials, and more.
A look at the passwords shows a keylogger may have been overkill, however. Trustwave reports that the most common passwords were "123456," "123456789," "1234," and "password."