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For Verizon, VoLTE means video calls, HD voice and Alaska

(4 days ago)
Due to a reporting error, the story, "For Verizon, VoLTE means video calls, HD voice and Alaska," incorrectly characterized T-Mobile's voice over LTE coverage. T-Mobile has nationwide VoLTE.

For Verizon, VoLTE means video calls, HD voice and Alaska

(4 days ago)
Due to a reporting error, the story, "For Verizon, VoLTE means video calls, HD voice and Alaska," incorrectly characterized T-Mobile's voice over LTE coverage. T-Mobile has nationwide VoLTE.

For Verizon, VoLTE means video calls, HD voice and Alaska

(4 days ago)
Due to a reporting error, the story, "For Verizon, VoLTE means video calls, HD voice and Alaska," incorrectly characterized T-Mobile's voice over LTE coverage. T-Mobile has nationwide VoLTE.

Intel turns its attention to desktop performance, unveils 8-core Haswell-E processor

(4 days ago)
Intel took the wraps off its most powerful consumer CPU at the PAX video-game conference in Seattle, WA, today. Intel's Core i7 High-end Desktop Processor Family, code-named Haswell-E, consists of three unlocked processors that support hyperthreading, DDR4 memory, and Intel's all-new X99 chipset.

Alienware's Area-51 gaming desktop reborn as a powerful Haswell-E-packing triangle

(4 days ago)
The first thing you notice about Alienware's new Area-51 refresh is that it's a freakin' triangle. Yeah, you heard me right--Alienware is bringing its Area-51 desktop line back from the dead, and the thing is shaped like a triangle. Pythagoras would be proud.

For Verizon, VoLTE means video calls, HD voice and Alaska

(4 days ago)
Due to a reporting error, the story, "For Verizon, VoLTE means video calls, HD voice and Alaska," incorrectly characterized T-Mobile's voice over LTE coverage. T-Mobile has nationwide VoLTE.

How to lure tech talent with employee benefits, perks

(4 days ago)
Companies are vying for IT talent, and they're using benefits and perks to help attract the best and brightest. So what are IT pros looking for?

Mozilla To Support Public Key Pinning In Firefox 32

(4 days ago)
Trailrunner7 writes: Mozilla is planning to add support for public-key pinning in its Firefox browser in an upcoming version. In version 32, which would be the next stable version of the browser, Firefox will have key pins for a long list of sites, including many of Mozilla's own sites, all of the sites pinned in Google Chrome and several Twitter sites. Public-key pinning has emerged as an important defense against a variety of attacks, especially man-in-the-middle attacks and the issuance of fraudulent certificates. The function essentially ties a public key, or set of keys, issued by known-good certificate authorities to a given domain. So if a user's browser encounters a site that's presenting a certificate that isn't included in the set of pinned public keys for that domain, it will then reject the connection. The idea is to prevent attackers from using fake certificates in order to intercept secure traffic between a user and the target site. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Exclusive: Intel hires senior exec Faintuch from Qualcomm

(4 days ago)
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Chipmaker Intel Corp has hired Amir Faintuch, a senior executive from Qualcomm , to co-manage the development of the company's chips, an Intel spokesman said on Friday.

Use YouTube to queue videos for Chromecast viewing

(4 days ago)
Chromecast and YouTube are like a match made in heaven. And, since they're both part of Google's big picture strategy, it makes sense for both things to be as friendly as possible with each other. To that end, YouTube's taken to to Google+ (how meta,...

Intel unveils high-end Haswell-E chips, including its first 8-core desktop CPU, priced at $999 (Andrew Cunningham/Ars Technica)

(4 days ago)
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:Intel unveils high-end Haswell-E chips, including its first 8-core desktop CPU, priced at $999  —  Haswell-E arrives, bringing a $999 8-core desktop CPU with it  —  Most of Intel's announcements lately have focused on low-power chips, but every now and again it throws a bone to its high-end desktop users.

This 'SimCity 4' Region With 107 Million People Took Eight Months of Planning

(4 days ago)
Jason Koebler writes: Peter Richie spent eight months planning and building a megacity in vanilla SimCity 4, and the end result is mind-boggling: 107.7 million people living in one massive, sprawling region (video). "Traffic is a nightmare, both above ground and under," Richie said. "The massive amount of subway lines and subway stations are still congested during all times of the day in all neighborhoods of each and every mega-city in the region. The roadways are clogged at all times, but people still persist in trying to use them." Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Snapchat's photo-sharing live feed is finally ready for the masses

(4 days ago)
For a number of recent events, including the World Cup and Lollapalooza, Snapchat let users beam their event photos to a crowd-contributed feed known as Our Story. After over 350 hours of snaps were uploaded during the test events, the outfit is now...

Sound Off! Are you sticking with Facebook Messenger?

(4 days ago)
Facebook's Messenger app isn't new -- it's been around since 2011. It was up to users to decide if they wanted a separate app or if they liked exchanging messages inside the regular Facebook app. Now if users tap the message icon on Facebook, a...

Sony's next Xperia flagship phone will be sold on Sprint as Softbank targets US market (Reuters)

(4 days ago)
Reuters:Sony's next Xperia flagship phone will be sold on Sprint as Softbank targets US market  —  SoftBank's first Sony smartphone deal takes aim at U.S. market  —  (Reuters) - Japan's SoftBank Corp and its U.S. mobile carrier Sprint Corp will offer a Sony smartphone for the first time …

Robot Printer Brings Documents To Your Desk

(4 days ago)
mrspoonsi sends this news from the BBC: Fuji Xerox has developed a new robotic printer that can move around a lounge or office to bring documents to the person who printed them. The printer is designed to be used primarily in public places as a way to keep sensitive documents secure. Sensors on the machine prevent it from bumping into people on the way. However, some analysts argued that the idea was not cost effective when compared with other secure printing methods. Fuji Xerox — a joint venture between the two firms — has been testing the printer this month at a business lounge in Tokyo. Each desk in the lounge is given a unique web address from which to print. Users access the address and upload documents to be printed. Once the printer receives the job, it moves to the intended recipient who then has to display a smart card to activate printing. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

AT&T sues Cox Communications for patent infringement

(4 days ago)
(Reuters) - AT&T is suing Cox Communications for infringing eight patents dealing with network quality after the regional cable provider ignored its complaints about the issue and made "billions" off of the technology, according to a new lawsuit.

The future of IFTTT includes paid plans and hardware harmony

(4 days ago)
Several of us here at Engadget HQ employ If This Then That's (IFTTT) recipe-based automation chops to keep app-driven tasks in order. The software outfit has been keen on adding new functionality often, with channels opening up recently for Nike+,...

Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory

(4 days ago)
crookedvulture writes: Intel has updated its high-end desktop platform with a new CPU-and-chipset combo. The Haswell-E processor has up to eight cores, 20MB of cache, and 40 lanes of PCI Express 3.0. It also sports a quad-channel memory controller primed for next-gen DDR4 modules. The companion X99 chipset adds a boatload of I/O, including 10 SATA ports, native USB 3.0 support, and provisions for M.2 and SATA Express storage devices. Thanks to the extra CPU cores, performance is much improved in multithreaded applications. Legacy comparisons, which include dozens of CPUs dating back to 2011, provide some interesting context for just how fast the new Core i7-5960X really is. Intel had to dial back the chip's clock speeds to accommodate the extra cores, though, and that concession can translate to slower gaming performance than Haswell CPUs with fewer, faster cores. Haswell-E looks like a clear win for applications that can exploit its prodigious CPU horsepower and I/O bandwidth, but it's clearly not the best CPU for everything. Reviews also available from Hot Hardware, PC Perspective, AnandTech, Tom's Hardware, and HardOCP. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Vital Connect gets green light from FDA for biosensor patch (Mark Sullivan/VentureBeat)

(4 days ago)
Mark Sullivan / VentureBeat:Vital Connect gets green light from FDA for biosensor patch  —  Connected health devices that help at-risk populations, like senior citizens and the chronically ill, make good sense.  They help keep people healthy, and they ultimately save the system money.

Google's Megan Smith rumored as America's next CTO

(4 days ago)
The United States found itself without a Chief Technology Officer yesterday when Todd Park relinquished his post to go trawl Silicon Valley for IT types, but that spot may not stay open for long. Bloomberg claims that there's already a frontrunner...

Samsung's Gear S is the first third-party smartwatch to get Nike+ (Kif Leswing/Gigaom)

(4 days ago)
Kif Leswing / Gigaom:Samsung's Gear S is the first third-party smartwatch to get Nike+  —  Samsung's Gear S smartwatch will come with a Nike+ Running app pre-installed that will take advantage of the device's large screen and cellular connection.  —  The Samsung Gear S was only announced earlier this week and it's already compiling a nice library of apps.

3D-printed mesh gives man with half a skull hope for recovery

(4 days ago)
People have been patching up their bodies with foreign parts for ages now, but 3D printing has only made that process easier, faster and more emblematic of hope. Case in point: a Chinese farmer named Hu fell three stories in a construction accident,...

IEEE Guides Software Architects Toward Secure Design

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msm1267 writes: The IEEE's Center for Secure Design debuted its first report this week, a guidance for software architects called "Avoiding the Top 10 Software Security Design Flaws." Developing guidance for architects rather than developers was a conscious effort the group made in order to steer the conversation around software security away from exclusively talking about finding bugs toward design-level failures that lead to exploitable security vulnerabilities. The document spells out the 10 common design flaws in a straightforward manner, each with a lengthy explainer of inherent weaknesses in each area and how software designers and architects should take these potential pitfalls into consideration. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

2.6m Historic Pictures Posted Online

(4 days ago)
An academic is posting millions of historic photos and illustrations to Flickr where they can be searched and copied without charge.

Robot printer 'comes to your desk'

(4 days ago)
Fuji Xerox develops robotic printer that can move around a lounge or office to bring documents to the person who printed them.

Man guilty of Salmond Twitter abuse

(4 days ago)
A man has been convicted of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner towards First Minister Alex Salmond on Twitter.

Low-key GCHQ protest under way

(4 days ago)
A low-key protest by online activists has started outside the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).

Police seize video gamer live on cam

(4 days ago)
Armed police dramatically raid the office of a video gamer near Denver, US - and the incident was broadcast live online.

Landmark court cases deleted from net

(4 days ago)
Numerous records relating to civil rights cases have disappeared from the US government's online legal archive.

Star Trek X Prize finalists named

(4 days ago)
Ten groups have been chosen as finalists in a $10m (£6m) competition to develop a real-life "tricorder" - the medical scanner used in Star Trek.

VIDEO: The 'house of hacking horrors'

(4 days ago)
A suburban house has been transformed to help specialists find security flaws in smart devices and stop hackers taking control.

VIDEO: Blass: 'My leaks give phones a buzz'

(4 days ago)
One of the world's top technology leakers explains how he gathers his secrets.

VIDEO: 'White space' internet developed

(4 days ago)
David Grossman reports from the Isle of Wight, on the "white space" which could help remote areas access fast broadband.

Has the humble password had its day?

(4 days ago)
What new techs can reliably establish our identities?
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