Technology

13
Nov
Is Duqu kept under control?

On Sunday, Iran announced it had found a way to "control" the computer malware Duqu. The virus is very similar to the virus Stuxnet that attacked Iran’s nuclear programme in 2010 and infected more than 30,000 computers."The software to control the (Duqu) virus has been developed and made available to organisations and corporations in Iran”, explained the head of civil defence Brigadier General Gholamreza Jalali for the official IRNA news... [read news]

11
Nov
There may have been a fifth giant planet in the Solar System

Astronomers have always agreed that the Solar System has been the home of four giant planets – Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus.  However, some scientists now claim that there may have been a fifth planet among these four that was knocked off the system at some point. Computer simulations made by David Nesvorny at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas show that statistically speaking it is very unlikely the Solar... [read news]

11
Nov
Steam hack compromises credit card numbers

Valve has finally confirmed that the hacking of the popular Steam service has indeed compromised credit card numbers and other personal information. The company also suggested that a database has also been attacked. Considering the fact that gaming institutions like Codemasters and Sony have been hacked in the past, this attack does not come as a surprise."Our Steam forums were defaced on the evening of Sunday, 6 November. We began... [read news]

10
Nov
Adobe kills the Mobile Flash

Adobe is getting rid of Mobile Flash. The plugin that gave birth to several arguments online and created a rift between Apple and Adobe, will no longer be developed for any kind of mobile browsers according to the company. The company announced it prefers to develop HTML5 technologies which are able to do the same thing as the Flash, but do not rely on Adobe's proprietary technologies.In a statement, the company stated that the plugins for the... [read news]

09
Nov
Nokia Lumia 800 has been revealed

After fans have been left waiting for a long time, the joint Microsoft and Nokia products have finally been revealed. The Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 are these abovementioned projects. After taking a peek at the Nokia 800, some have arrived to the conclusion that the partnership between the two companies has been successful. The new device measures 116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm and weighs 5 ounces. With a 3.7″ display we can say that the phone is a... [read news]

08
Nov
Modern Warfare 3 hits stores

Every year, during this period of the year, another Call of Duty game hits the shelves. Today, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has become available for players who are eager to play the new game on all major consoles and PC. The game that was developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision puts the gamer in the position of a soldier that goes through his battles in first-person. The game can be purchased for $60. Long before its launch... [read news]

07
Nov
New controversy spark in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 case

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is due to be released tomorrow and is considered one of the most anticipated video games of the year. Critics also expect it to be one of the best selling games of the year. However, the game expected by so many people, contains scenes that may be disturbing and controversial to some. Kohaku revealed a video where a family is presented during a trip to London. A truck pulls up next to the young girl and blows up... [read news]

06
Nov
Korea, new field of interest for Google

It appears that Google is trying to boost its investments in Korea where customers of the Web have started increasing rapidly due to the popularity of smartphones and other devices that access the internet. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt will be in Seoul this week for a trip where he is scheduled to meet the leaders of several electronics companies and mobile-phone carriers. In the past year Google did not seem very interested by Korea. However... [read news]

04
Nov
Another effort to shut Pirate Bay

The BPI, a record industry lobby group, has come forth and asked BT to embargo the Pirate Bay after winning a victory at the High Court for film industry. Hollywood studios managed to have BT block all access for Newzbin2 another company involved in copyright infringement. Yesterday the BPI sent a letter in which they gave BT fourteen days in which they should act before the company turned to a legal suit.“Now that the High Court has clarified... [read news]

03
Nov
HTC unveils new smartphone: The Rezound

A research firm called Canalys revealed that HTC managed to beat his powerful competitors, Apple, Samsung and LG, thus becoming the top smartphone seller in the United States. On Thursday the company unveiled a new device which they hope will aid in keeping the sales high: the HTC Rezound. The smartphone is an LTE 4G device that features a 1.5-gigahertz dual-core processor and 32 gigabytes of storage. In addition it features an... [read news]


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