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Opera feted for playing chicken with Steve Jobs

Opera has been honored in its native Norway for the game of chicken it played with Steve Jobs.
Cade Metz, 06 Nov 2010

Researcher outs Android exploit code

A security researcher has released proof-of-concept code that exploits a vulnerability in most versions of Google's Android operating system for smartphones. M.J. Keith of Alert Logic said he released the attack code to expose what he characterized as inadequate patching practices for the open-source mobile platform. Rather than find the underlying bug himself, he searched through a list of documented security flaws for Apple's Safari, which relies on the same Webkit browser engine used in Android. In short order, he had an attack that exploits about two-thirds of the handsets that rely on the OS.
Dan Goodin, 06 Nov 2010

Oracle cooks up free and premium JDKs

QCon UpdatedQCon Updated Oracle will deliver two Java Development Kit (JDK) based on the OpenJDK project - one free and the other paid.
Gavin Clarke, 06 Nov 2010
Phosphor Watches World Time Curved

Phosphor World Time Curved E Ink watch

ReviewReview Unlike almost every other modern gadget - TVs being a notable exception, perhaps - watches have been getting steadily bigger over the years, not smaller.
Tony Smith, 06 Nov 2010