Oh, I can't wait! It's the phone I've been REALLY waiting for. FCUK the iPhone 5 ... this is it, the iPhone KILLER.
"So, what are you up to on March 14th? If your idea of a good time is seeing a new smartphone unveiled, Samsung's arranging just such a party at Times Square in New York for the upcoming Galaxy S IV, according to a recent tweet.
We'd guess that revelers will get to watch a livestream of the recently announced Samsung Unpacked 2013 shindig for the new handset on the block's famous big screens, while the event itself happens at Radio City Music hall. There's no other details other than the @timessquare Twitter handle, but if you're not in the big apple, you'll be able to catch it right here instead, of course."
Do you trust it ... is it really worth it? Well, like it or not it's here to stay. Forget the Yuan, Dollar, Pounds, EURO ... Bitcoins are becoming more and more prominent, soon I reckon you will be able to actually trade it in Forex. BTW, they're not REAL coins ... it's virtual :P
"The value of virtual currency Bitcoin has reached an all-time high, trading at more than $33 (£22). Its appreciation - up from just $2 in November 2011 - has been attributed to increased trust in security efforts. The surge coincided with Japan-based MT Gox, Bitcoin's biggest exchange, announcing a tie-up with US firm CoinLab to bring its operations to the States.
However, recent high-profile thefts continue to worry some investors. In September last year, 24,000 Bitcoins - which at the time were worth £157,800 - were stolen from another large exchange, Bitfloor.
In June 2011, a huge instance of fraud led to a market crash, with the value of Bitcoins at one point plummeting to almost zero. But since then the currency has steadied somewhat, thanks in part to adoption by key websites such as Reddit and Kim Dotcom's file storage site Mega."
You get six chances ... and then you're OUT! The newly introduced Copyright Alert System (CAS) will catch file pirates and copyright offenders.
"A "six-strikes" campaign to combat internet piracy has begun in the US. Five of the country's leading internet service providers (ISPs) are taking part in the Copyright Alert System (CAS), which they say is designed to educate rather than punish users.
Suspected persistent copyright infringers will receive six warnings, after which their internet access may be limited but not cut off. Campaigners are calling for an independent body to oversee the scheme.
One group, called Demand Progress, has warned that ISPs "want to serve as judge, jury, and executioner". But organisers have indicated that once users received six alerts they would be considered outside the system. In other words, they are unwilling to change their behaviour, so nothing else would be done."
That's faster than my provider can offer on a fixed land line / cable connection! Damn ... imagine being able to download movies on-the-fly and watch content streamed in full 1080p HD!
"BARCELONA, Spain--Think Verizon Wireless or AT&T's 4G LTE network is fast? Check out Japan. NTT Docomo's CEO, Kaoru Kato, said he plans to offer download speeds of 112.5 megabits per second to his company's customers. The higher speeds should come shortly, he said. NTT Docomo is Japan's largest wireless carrier by customer base.
In comparison, Verizon and AT&T boasts speeds of 20 mb/sec on a good day and an uncluttered network. The speeds are more in the high single digits or low double digits.
LTE, Kato said during a keynote address at Mobile World Congress, is key to the company's push to offer its subscribers a bundle of services it calls "smart life." The carrier is looking to wrest control of the customer from the likes of Android or iOS by offering a number of different services, offering everything from its own credit card to medical and healthcare services."
More hacking stories ... Microsoft confirms that they've also been hacked. No data were compromised of course. To Microsoft, it's nothing new ... they've been hacker's favorite target for a very, very long time.
"Microsoft has become the latest US technology company to confirm that it has been targeted by computer hackers. In a blog post, Microsoft announced that "a small number" of its computers had recently been deliberately infected with malicious software. The firm said it found no evidence that any customer data had been accessed, but an investigation is continuing.
On Tuesday Apple said its computers were attacked by the same hackers who targeted Facebook a week earlier. At the time, Facebook said it had traced a cyber attack back to China which had infiltrated employees' laptops.
In Friday's blog post, Microsoft spokesman Matt Thomlinson said: "This type of cyberattack is no surprise to Microsoft and other companies that must grapple with determined and persistent adversaries."
Press Release: World premiere of the “Level 10 M Headset” － the design collaboration by Thermaltake and BMW DesignworksUSA
Thermaltake digital power: world premier of Toughpower Grand Digital and Toughpower XT Digital.
Tt eSPORTS gaming headset: world premier of Level 10 M headset, the pinnacle of world-class high technology and revolutionary design ideas.
LUXA2 power bank series: the new robust power solutions include 2,500mAh, 7,000mAh & 11,000mAh power banks.
Hannover, Germany – February 21, 2013 – Thermaltake Group with its three brands of －Thermaltake, Tt eSPORTS and LUXA2 will be presenting a great number of premieres at CeBIT2013 in Hannover during 5th to 9th of March (Booth number: F12 in Hall 15). The three brands are carrying the corporate vision of “building Thermaltake Technology into a cultural brand for the enjoyment of entertainment, e-Sports, technology, and lifestyle”, by successfully redefining and emphasizing the leading role in PC DIY solutions, professional gaming gear and unique, functional Apple accessories to provide an innovative experience to worldwide users!
And you thought Anonymous was good at hacking the odd website ... these guys do it 24/7, 365 days a year and have stolen over hundreds of terabytes of data ... beat that Anonymous!
"A secretive branch of China's military is most likely one of the world's "most prolific cyber espionage groups", a US cyber security firm has said. Mandiant said Unit 61398 was believed to have "systematically stolen hundreds of terabytes of data" from at least 141 organisations around the world.
It traced the attacks to the doorstep of a non-descript building in Shanghai used by the unit. China denied hacking and questioned the validity of Mandiant's report. "Hacking attacks are transnational and anonymous," said foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei.
"Determining their origins are extremely difficult. We don't know how the evidence in this so-called report can be tenable. "Arbitrary criticism based on rudimentary data is irresponsible, unprofessional and not helpful in resolving the issue."
Mega owner Kim Dotcom is already trying to make money on his new venture ... now accepting Bitcoins.
"Web storage service Mega will now accept the virtual currency bitcoin, according to its founder Kim Dotcom. The site is the sequel to his site Megaupload, shut down a year ago at the urging of the US government. Mega follows social news site Reddit and blogging platform WordPress in accepting bitcoin payments.
Mr Dotcom, who awaits a hearing relating to criminal charges, in part, about pirated material on his original site, announced the move on Twitter.
The virtual currency can be used to pay for extra storage space on the service. Mega offers 50GB of free cloud storage, with the option to pay for extra storage ranging from 500GB to 4TB.
The exchange rate for one bitcoin currently stands at close to £17 ($26). The cheapest package of 500GB costs €9.99 euros ($13.32; £8.61) per month - or half a bitcoin. To pay in the internet currency, users need to access BitVoucher, the website of Mega's new reseller."
LOL! ... I thought it was me spamming all my followers with our new special feature Mod-my-Box™ but nope ... it wasn't me. Probably Russians, Chinese or the North Koreans. But rest assured, no personal data was compromised ... says Facebook.
"Facebook has revealed it was the target of a "sophisticated attack" by hackers last month, but found no evidence any user data had been compromised. The US-based social network said that the attack occurred when employees visited a mobile developer website "that was compromised".
Facebook said in a blog post that it was not the only company to have been attacked in this way. More than one billion people use Facebook worldwide.
"Last month, Facebook security discovered that our systems had been targeted in a sophisticated attack," the California-based company said. "The attack occurred when a handful of employees visited a mobile developer website that was compromised."
Malware was downloaded on to its employees' laptops, the firm said, adding: "As soon as we discovered the presence of the malware, we remediated all infected machines, informed law enforcement, and began a significant investigation that continues to this day." "We have no evidence that Facebook user data was compromised in this attack," Facebook said in its blog post."
Well that's something new (not) . It seems that when Apple releases a new iOS update bugs appear EVERYWHERE ... from issues with Exchange servers affecting emails and calendars to bypassing the locked screen. I'm sure when Apple is busy creating a fix for it, but in the meantime here's how to do it!
"Easy trick that allows bypass an iPhone's passcode and get full access (see and edit) to contacts list, list of recent calls, favorite contacts, and even make a call to any phone number on the hacked device and erase the log."