A report from Motherboard is some very bad news for fans of Samsung’s other operating system, Tizen.
Speaking with Israeli security researcher Amihai Neiderman of Equus Software, Motherboard tells us that there are currently 40 unreported security vulnerabilities that would allow remote execution and hacking of every Samsung TV, watch or phone that uses Tizen as the operating system. More serious are some allegations about the how and why behind many of these exploits.
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A Russian hacker is apparently claiming to have obtained hundreds of millions of login credentials for various email services. While the single-largest set of data appears to have come from Mail.ru, details from millions of Gmail, Microsoft, and Yahoo accounts are said to be part of the breach.
The data breach was uncovered by Hold Security, according to Reuters:
After eliminating duplicates, Holden said, the cache contained nearly 57 million Mail.ru accounts – a big chunk [Read More…]
A new report claims that Google’s YouTube division is working on an internet-based cable TV service called “Unplugged”. The service could be a rival for Dish Network’s Sling TV and the upcoming effort from Hulu, among others.
According to Bloomberg:
The project, for which YouTube has already overhauled its technical architecture, is one of the online video giant’s biggest priorities and is slated to debut as soon as 2017, one of the people said. YouTube executives [Read More…]
Verizon is reportedly preparing to make a first-round bid for Yahoo next week. Both Verizon and its AOL subsidiary are said to be in talks with three separate financial institutions about the bid. Google may also make its own bid for the beleaguered company.
Verizon Communications Inc. plans to make a first-round bid for Yahoo Inc.’s Web business next week, and is willing to acquire the company’s Yahoo Japan Corp. stake to help sweeten the [Read More…]
Aicha Evans talked of company’s struggles in the mobile market in February.
Aicha Evans may be leaving Intel, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing unnamed sources. The move may be part of a larger management change, WSJ said. Bloomberg also reported Friday that Evans had submitted her resignation.
Evans had been with Intel for more than 10 years but was still in the early stages as head of the Communication and Devices Group, part of [Read More…]
Google is reportedly developing a new, standalone virtual reality headset. Unlike the Oculus Rift, which requires a PC to work, or Google Cardboard, which is powered by smartphones, this new device would apparently be untethered, operating more akin to the Microsoft HoloLens, a standalone augmented reality headset.
From The Wall Street Journal:
One of the people familiar with the matter said the headset will include a screen, high-powered processors and outward-facing cameras. Google plans to use [Read More…]
According to a new report, Google, Apple and Amazon are all said to be interested in striking a deal with the NFL to stream Thursday Night Football games. As Variety reports, the NFL announced that it is in talks with unnamed potential partners interested in streaming rights for the Thursday night games. While no companies were named by the NFL, Variety’s sources say Google may be among the interested parties:
The NFL didn’t say what companies those [Read More…]
Time to churn that rumor mill. HTC has been on the news quite a bit lately, due to speculation that Google selected the Taiwanese manufacturer for not just one, but two Nexus phones this year. But in more relevant HTC news right now is the Spring 2016 refresh of its flagship, the One M10.
We’ve gotten our first report of what the specs might be. Not only that, but it appears that the M10 is not going to be ready for [Read More…]
According to a new report, it appears as though HTC won’t be announcing the HTC One M10 at Mobile World Congress (MWC), and instead plans to have its own event to unveil the phone. The information comes from LlabTooFeR, who has a pretty solid history with HTC leaks. According to the tweets, the One M10 should launch with Android 6.0.1 with Sense 8.0 on top.
I’m expecting 2 versions of the device: Qualcomm [Read More…]
Google is reportedly in talks with the National Football League over streaming rights for the three games planned for London during the next football season. Apple is also said to be in negotiations for those rights. The NFL broadcast a game in London in 2015 as well, with Yahoo providing the livestream.