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.
Midrange AMD GPU may feature $349 price point
If we look at the history of AMD's Radeon R9 GPU lineup, most of the midrange cards released between October 2013 and June 2015 have been priced between $299 (Radeon R9 280X) and $329 (Radeon R9 390) for the 28-nanometer bracket between 2048 and 2560 shaders and a 6GHz effective GDDR5 memory clock. Starting earlier this summer, AMD could be preparing to deliver Geforce GTX 980 Ti performance at an affordability ratio just above Radeon R9 390's launch price.
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.
Receives power wirelessly through a built-in antenna
Recently, Sony Computer Entertainment filed a patent with the USPTO to integrate a camera into a wearer's contact lens, complete with the imaging sensor as well as data storage and a wireless communication module. The technology, powered wirelessly and controlled by blinking, also offers the possibility of auto-focus, zooming and image stabilization.
Lack of front grille was intentional choice to achieve 0.21 Cd drag
Tesla's recently announced, much more affordable Model 3 midsize sedan will not become available to the public until Q4 2017, but a critical design specification that many outlets have not mentioned so far is the vehicle's exceptional aerodynamic efficiency rating. Ales Alajbegovic, Vice President of Exa’s ground transportation applications, recently shared his opinion on the vehicle's design attributes and how they influence the car's aerodynamic performance.
Claims it is protecting users, mostly from malicious engines
On Thursday, in a move that may upset some Windows 10 users, Microsoft began systematically blocking all search engines other than Microsoft Bing for use with its Cortana search box and Edge web browser, citing reasons including reliability and "search experience unpredictability."