29th January 2011 Archive
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Et tu, Gingerbread?
A computer scientist has found a vulnerability in the latest version of Google's Android operating system that can be exploited to disclose sensitive user information. The data-stealing bug in Android 2.3, aka Gingerbread, allows attackers read and upload pictures, voicemail and other data stored on a handset's SD memory card, …
Security 29 Jan 2011, 00:22
Macworld Windows spoofing not just for geeks anymore
CodeWeavers has released a new version of its CrossOver Wine-enabling utility that allows you to run Windows apps on Macs or Linux boxes without needing to install Windows. Well, not all Windows apps, but a respectable chunk of them. CrossOver was first released for Linux in 2002, then for the Mac in 2007. The latest version …
Applications 29 Jan 2011, 00:28
Street View data slurp saga rolls on
Google and the state of Connecticut have agreed to settle their despute over the web giant's Street View Wi-Fi payload slurp without going to court. In December, then Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal hit Google with a Civil Investigative Demand – the equivalent of a subpoena – insisting that the company turn …
Government 29 Jan 2011, 01:28
Review Media savvy?
Icecrypt is a little known name in the UK. Their T2200 Freeview HD box was made by Topfield and the T2400 is in fact a UK version of a product from Korean PVR maker HomeCast. It’s a twin tuner unit for FreeviewHD, available with hard drives of 500GB, 1TB or 2TB. Icecrypt's T2400: the click wheel can be used to change volume …
Hardware 29 Jan 2011, 08:00
The weekly wrap-up
Over the past seven days, Reg Hardware has looked at products from the worlds of consumer electronics, mobile communications and gaming. In case you missed anything, here are those products again. Lifestyle Philips 21:9 Cinema 58in LED backlit TV The film buffs' telly goes 3D Ten... fitness gadgets Product …
Data Center 29 Jan 2011, 09:00