28th December 2010 Archive
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183cm of droolworthy meaninglessness
At next week's Consumer Electronics Show, LG Electronics will unveil its biggest, bestest, baddest (the street definition of "bad", that is) 3D TV: the 72-inch LZ9700. 3D TV not catching on? How about a really, really big 3D TV, then? Although 3D TV has not become the must-have tech that its champions promised when those …
Media 28 Dec 2010, 01:11
'Old, inactive, and harmless'
Mozilla inadvertently exposed the passwords of 44,000 inactive addons.mozilla.org accounts, but says there's nothing to worry about. "On December 17th, Mozilla was notified by a security researcher that a partial database of addons.mozilla.org user accounts was mistakenly left on a Mozilla public server," Mozilla's director of …
Security 28 Dec 2010, 19:04
'We respect your privacy' promise in dispute
Apple has been named in a class-action lawsuit alleging that the company allows iOS applications to provide advertisers with sensitive – and supposedly private – user information, according to Bloomberg Businessweek, which broke the story on Tuesday. "Apple claims to review each application before offering it to users, …
Security 28 Dec 2010, 20:11
Another OS to enter fondleslab fray?
What with Apple's iOS leading the tablet pack and a herd of Android-based fondleslabs poised to enter the market, it's enticing to read of an Ubuntu-based tablet that's rumored to hit the market in early 2011. "A new Linux powered tablet is on it's way!" writes Andrew Sykes, publisher of the China-based gadget site Gizchina, …
Tablets 28 Dec 2010, 22:09