The Washington Post is reporting that the U.S. Department of Justice has begun an official investigation on the former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General James Cartwright. Cartwright is suspected of being the source that exposed a top-secret mission where the Stuxnet virus/worm was uploaded inside Iran’s nuclear enrichment facility. The U.S.
For over two weeks now, Google has aggressively asked the federal government to allow them to publish the exact numbers of data requests they’re getting from the National Security Agency (NSA). Even after the exposing of the NSA PRISM program and other previously classified information, the federal government will not cave into the pressure. Google recently
The South American nation of Ecuador has its own Internet surveillance program much like the NSA’s PRISM. This system called a “GSM interceptor” was purchased for SENAIN, which is Ecuador’s intelligence agency. The system said to be able to monitor and manipulate Internet data in real time.
Samsung Electronics is in preliminary discussions with the EU antitrust regulator to settle charges slapped on them for allegedly using illegal sales tactics. The Korean chaebol was accused of keeping their chief rival Apple from licensing essential cellular patents.
sTec will be acquired by HGST, which was bought out by Western Digital just over a year ago. sTec’s agreement to merge with HGST is considered a wise decision since the company already sells the ULTRASTAR enterprise SSD line. Currently there are no SSDs under the Western Digital brand name. sTec specializes with solid-state drives
A brand new leak by the Guardian reveals that the top British GCHQ is tapping directly into global telecommunication networks for secret access to the majority of the world’s Internet communication, way more potent than what the NSA’s PRISM program is capable of as well. The revelation came at the same time the U.S. government
When we normally hear or read about drones, we immediately think of warfare or surveillance technology, but in actuality drones are quickly becoming an big part of civilian hobby use. Now a Domino’s franchise in the U.K. has taken drone technology a step further by experimenting with fresh pizza delivery. The ‘DomiCopter”, as it is
Google just recently posted an important notice to its Google Glass channel on G+ that puts to rest all privacy concerns. Many people, which includes the U.S. Congress, had privacy concerns with the prototype eye-ware. Google is trying to calm these fears by saying they are rejecting any ‘Glassware’ that would jeopardize any individual’s security
A new discovery developed by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham could act as a trigger to launch dormant viruses on your phone or computer. The trigger requires malware to already be installed on your device, and can activate them with the use of an an unknown and possibly undetectable signal. The signal
Nerf is releasing a new gun called the Centurion which is a rifle that allows you to shoot a target from 100 feet away.
Apple has patented technology for the iPhone that will automatically adjust the speaker volume depending on how close the device is to the user.
A recent publication found in the Nature Publishing Group’s Nature Photonics, suggests that the same principle behind noise-canceling headphones could be used to boost the speed of fiber optic data. Researchers working at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey claim they have demonstrated speeds of 400Gps.
Entertainment industry petitions congress for permission to use spyware, viruses and ransomware against piracy
The entertainment industry in the U.S. recently released a report about how pirated movies and other copyrighted material has put a damper on sales. Titled the “IP Commission Report” and presented by the "Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property", the report is requesting from the U.S. government permission to plant viruses, spyware or
The Chinese-based electronics corporation Lenovo Group Limited recently announced that they would be entering into the highly competitive U.S. market inside with their own line of smartphones. In 2012 Lenovo was ranked the world’s second-largest vendor of personal computers by sales in the world and only recently began trying to sell their smartphones outside of
"B" is an ambitious Kickstarter project by a PhD student to create a remote control flying car.
No matter how many sleepless nights Google has over Samsung's absolute dominance in the Android ecosystem, they simply cannot stay away from involving the South Korean manufacturer in its projects.
Japanese space agency JAXA plans to launch two different rockets of different payloads and mission objectives on the same month, August 2013.
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is making a proposal to the White House that would potentially expand their powers into our private communications online. Their aim is to expand the power of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) and allow them access into all communication software by forcing developers to offer a
This month Sony reported their first positive figures since 2008. Now the Japanese-based Corporation is looking to sell about $1.5 billion (U.S.) in bonds to pay off maturing debts and reinvest back into their research and development.
Quantenna just announced the first 4×4 (quad-stream) 802.11ac chipset. The QSR1000 will have a theoretical transfer speeds of up to 1.7Gbps and will purportedly be able to transmit faster, farther and able to serve more wireless devices than any other Wi-Fi solution currently available.