Hackers grab 400,000 Nvidia user passwords, company investigating

Posted by on Jul 15, 2012 | Comments Off on Hackers grab 400,000 Nvidia user passwords, company investigating

  Nvidia, a semiconductor maker, said as many as 400,000 of its users’ passwords were stolen by hackers. The company, which makes parts used in Apple and Google products, among others, said attacks this month resulted in hackers compromising its users’ encrypted passwords. As a result, the company told the Los Angeles Times, it has suspended five of its websites as it investigates the matter. A spokesman... 

BlackBerry maker loses patent case

Posted by on Jul 15, 2012 | Comments Off on BlackBerry maker loses patent case

A federal jury in San Francisco has found beleaguered BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd liable for US$147.2m (€120.14m) in damages for infringing on patents held by Mformation Technologies. Amar Thakur, a lawyer for Mformation, said that the verdict followed a three-week trial and a week of deliberations by an eight-person jury. Mformation’s software allows companies to remotely access employee cell phones... 

Report: iPhone 5 Will Be Announced August 7

Posted by on Jul 15, 2012 | Comments Off on Report: iPhone 5 Will Be Announced August 7

If the latest report ends up proving true, we could be seeing the next iPhone launch sooner than expected. A “reliable industry source” told KnowYourMobile that the next iPhone will be unveiled during an August 7 Apple keynote. The next iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 6, is also expected to be officially released at the same time. A late-September to early-October launch puts the iPhone in... 

Android smartphone share passes 50% – Nielsen

Posted by on Jul 15, 2012 | Comments Off on Android smartphone share passes 50% – Nielsen

  Android’s share of the US smartphone market has passed the 50% mark, Nielsen says. Handsets based on Android software (made by Google) account for 51.8% of all smartphone owners, and 54.6% of purchases in the past three months. The finding is in line with an earlier survey by ComScore, which also found Android had secured half the market. Analysts credit strong sales of high-end Android phones like Samsung’s... 

Second generation Samsung Series 9 officially lands in SA

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 | Comments Off on Second generation Samsung Series 9 officially lands in SA

  Samsung Electronics South Africa, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, has announced the local availability of the second generation Samsung Series 9 notebook. Following the debut of its predecessor at the Consumer Electronics Show 2011, the new Samsung Series 9 demonstrates the company’s advanced and innovative craftsmanship in the premium notebook market. Customised for consumers... 

T-Mobile holds buy-one-get-one-free sale on some Samsung devices

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 | Comments Off on T-Mobile holds buy-one-get-one-free sale on some Samsung devices

  T-Mobile launched a sale Wednesday that lets customers buy a Samsung phone and get a second phone free. The sale applies to all Samsung Galaxy 4G devices available at T-Mobile. When customers purchase a Galaxy S III, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy S Blaze, Galaxy Exhibit or Galaxy S II, they can get a second phone free. Buyers must purchase the second phone but are reimbursed by sending in a rebate card. The phones... 

Green Food Report Favours Home-Grown Curry

Posted by on Jul 10, 2012 | Comments Off on Green Food Report Favours Home-Grown Curry

  England could spice up its food production by growing more herbs and spices, says a report looking at the nation’s future food security. It said it could become possible if the UK’s climate changes, as could growing chickpeas “for roti-bread flour”. Experts involved in the government-convened Green Food Project also called for improvements in yields, resource efficiency and wildlife protection. The... 

In Zambia, Bush Joins Fight Against Cervical Cancer

Posted by on Jul 04, 2012 | Comments Off on In Zambia, Bush Joins Fight Against Cervical Cancer

  LUSAKA — Former President George W. Bush is in Africa this week to promote cervical cancer detection and treatment programs for women, many of whom are living with HIV.  While Bush’s tenure in office was marked by unpopular wars and what critics say were failed economic policies, since leaving office he has been quietly building upon his success as president in fighting AIDS in Africa. In Kabwe, Zambia’s... 

US Approves First Over-The-Counter HIV Home-Use Test

Posted by on Jul 04, 2012 | Comments Off on US Approves First Over-The-Counter HIV Home-Use Test

  A home HIV test is expected to go on sale in the US within months, after winning regulator approval. Government estimates suggest 1.2 million people in the US are HIV-positive, but 20% do not know they are. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said it hopes the over-the-counter test will reach people who might not otherwise get tested. The test is expected to be sold in as many as 30,000 pharmacies and homeware... 

Colorful Plays With Fire, Plans Passive GeForce GTX 680

Posted by on Jun 29, 2012 | Comments Off on Colorful Plays With Fire, Plans Passive GeForce GTX 680

  The card, dubbed the iGame GTX 680, takes NVIDIA’s fastest single GPU and sandwiches it between two giant aluminium heatsinks that are tasked with drawing heat away from the core without the aid of noise-creating fans. How well it works remains to be seen, but Colorful isn’t taking any chances and includes a total of 20 heatpipes (including the six 8mm-thick heatpipes used in the heatsink-connecting... 
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