Limited quantities for walk-in customers
HTC’s flagship tenth-generation smartphone, the HTC 10, is now available in the U.S. starting today Verizon’s network. We walked into a local retail store this afternoon here in California and were told that aside from the display model, the store only had one unit in stock on launch day for walk-in customers.
Benchmarked against Core i7 5820K Haswell-E
On Thursday, a user named Maintenance Bot on the Overclock.net forums posted a sneak peek of what to expect from Intel’s upcoming Core i7 6850K ‘Broadwell-E’ desktop chip.
Biggest credential cache amassed by a single individual to date
This week, an anonymous young Russian hacker calling himself “the Collector” just handed over roughly 232 million unique email account credentials and passwords on a social media forum, with a total cache of 1.17 billion records.
GM denies involvement, hints at copyright infringement
Recently, a website for an unreleased Chevrolet vehicle has been listed alleging to portray an upcoming all-electric vehicle with a 230-mile range and a price as low as $30,000. While the new Chevrolet vehicle is schedule to launch sometime in 2018, there is only one problem – it isn’t an official vehicle authorized by Chevrolet or any of its partners.
By typing in malicious code, high-level bug erases comments
On Wednesday, social media giant Facebook took a humble bow to a 10-year old Finnish lad’s code-altering skills and paid him $10,000 for discovering a high-risk flaw in its Instagram API. The bug allowed any Instagram commenter to type malicious code into the comment section of any status update and effectively delete anyone’s comments from a post.
3.60GHz chip (4.2GHz Turbo) with 24 graphics units, same as Core i7 6700K
On Monday, a SiSoft benchmarking software leak revealed some performance numbers for Intel’s upcoming Core i7 7700K CPU, based on third-generation 14nm Kaby Lake architecture.
Touch ID comes under fire with 5th Amendment
In the United States, police can now force an individual to unlock their own smartphone using fingerprints, but are prevented by the 5th amendment from demanding any passcodes, an LAPD warrant discovered in March 2016 now reveals.
Launch set for May, but will depend on firmware completion
In January, OCZ took the wraps off its upcoming RevoDrive 400 PCI-E SSDs based on Toshiba’s NVMe controller technology and has ever since been quiet about its launch plans for these performance-packed M.2 drives.
1.30.401.1 improves camera, Wi-Fi and system stability
HTC’s tenth-generation flagship smartphone, the HTC 10, just received its first major software update, now giving users a significantly better photo capturing experience in low-light settings, a wider HDR light range sensitivity, improved Wi-Fi performance via Smart MIMO and removal of “purple noise” in Pro Mode.
Between now and September
In the second week of April, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Maine announced it will be the first to present data-mining and information visualization artist R. Luke DuBois’ work in a solo exhibition running now until the beginning of September. The New York-based artist has quite an impressive lineup of work that uses data analysis from census information and other online information troves to paint visually-intriguing portraits of the words that have defined American life throughout the past fifty years.