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ITC opens investigation in Samsung, Nvidia patent battle

Nvidia‘s simmering legal battle against Samsung has heated up a bit with the news that the International Trade Commission has instituted an investigation based on a complaint made by the latter party in November. Read this Patent wars end with a whimper as Apple-Samsung fizzles Apple’s latest courtroom drama fizzled, with the company winning a verdict against Samsung that didn’t… Read more →

2015: Year of the Windows renaissance?

I’ve heard many people say the same thing I concluded not long after I spent some time with Windows 10: If only this is what Windows 8 had been, things would have been different. Windows 8’s release was accompanied by a PC sales winter, but how responsible was Windows 8 for it? Perhaps it didn’t aggravate the more important factors,… Read more →

Smartphones top Christmas wish list in Brazil

Smartphones are the most sought after item in searches for Christmas gifts online, according to Experian Hitwise data. The study covering the period between November 16 and December 13 and based on online searches in the main Brazilian high street retailers suggests that smartphones top the list of the ten most wanted products. Out of the list, Motorola’s Moto G… Read more →

Six Clicks: My favorite Windows storage utilities

Summary: As Windows devices have become smaller, lighter, and more mobile, the nature of storage has changed. These six expert-level utilities make it possible to manage and maintain data on any Windows device. By Ed Bott for The Ed Bott Report | December 23, 2014 — 14:05 GMT (06:05 PST) Follow @edbott Source Article from http://www.zdnet.com/pictures/six-clicks-my-favorite-windows-storage-utilities/#ftag=RSSbaffb68Six Clicks: My favorite Windows… Read more →

Apple raises prices across the board as online store reopens in Russia

As reported by CNET last week, Russia shut down its online store in Russia due to currency instability. 9to5Mac reports that the store has been reopened with major price increases in place. The iPhone 6 is about 35 percent higher, now selling at approximately $995 (53,990 Rubles) for the 16GB base model. The 16GB iPhone 6 was previously priced at… Read more →

TripAdvisor Fined $610,000 in Italy for Failing to Prevent Fake Reviews

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Daily Report: Simple Flaw Allowed JP Morgan Computer Breach

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Flaw in MacBook EFI allows boot ROM malware

Next week at the 31st Chaos Communication Congress (31C3) in Hamburg, programmer/hacker Trammell Hudson will present research on ways to infect Apple EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) firmware using the externally accessible Thunderbird ports. Read this Will your Mac run OS X 10.10 Yosemite? Read More The attack is an “evil maid,” replacing the boot code on the computer. EFI ROMs… Read more →

HP adds Chromebook 14 laptop with HD touchscreen, better specs

Chromebooks were originally designed to be as affordable as possible (Google’s own Chromebook Pixel being a very notable exception), as the Chrome OS they were running didn’t require much in the way of specs. But there’s been a slow creep towards more powerful (and more expensive) versions, including HP’s most recent Chromebook 14. At $299.99, the recent refresh was priced… Read more →