Hive smart thermostat goes stupid, roasts users

Monday, 29/February/2016 - at 11:51 PM

Over the weekend, several Hive smart thermostat in the U.K. were singing Nelly’s classic song Hot in Herre, and that wasn’t a good thing. A glitch in the popular thermostat sent temperatures at some users’ homes soaring to 32°C (89.6°F). Hive claims a user base of about 300,000 for its smart home products and is…

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IBM to purchase cyber security firm Resilient Systems

Monday, 29/February/2016 - at 11:49 PM

(Reuters) – IBM Security plans to acquire private cyber security firm Resilient Systems, the computing giant said Monday, as part of a move to expand its role in the incident response market. IBM to purchase cyber security firm Resilient Systems Source: Reuters – Technology

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$3,000 Microsoft HoloLens dev kit opens for preorders, hardware specs revealed

Monday, 29/February/2016 - at 11:41 PM

Microsoft is giving HoloLens developers a better sense of what $3,000 will get them as the company looks to take pre-orders for its high-tech headset. The HoloLens developer kit, which maps hologram-like images onto the real world through a transparent viewing window, will start shipping on March 30. But instead of handing out the device…

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EU asks U.S. firms to play ball on privacy for data pact to work

Monday, 29/February/2016 - at 11:37 PM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Europe sought to plug a gap in a new transatlantic data pact on Monday by urging U.S. firms to allow European Union privacy regulators to police compliance with the new rules. EU asks U.S. firms to play ball on privacy for data pact to work Source: Reuters – Technology

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If you're in the UK, HTC Vive's shipping cost is eye-wateringly high

Monday, 29/February/2016 - at 11:34 PM

The HTC Vive pre-order page is now live, revealing that UK and Australian buyers will be coughing up a lot more on shipping than their US counterparts.While it costs $30 to ship in the US (bringing the package price up to a total of $829), UK orders will have a £57.60 shipping price slapped on,…

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Serious flaws discovered in Netgear and D-Link devices during mass firmware analysis

Monday, 29/February/2016 - at 11:33 PM

A team of security researchers has found serious vulnerabilities in over a dozen wireless routers and access points from Netgear and D-Link with the help of an open-source framework that can be used to perform dynamic security analysis on embedded firmware.Called FIRMADYNE, the framework automatically runs Linux-based firmware designed for embedded devices in an emulated…

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Buffett says owning IBM shares could prove a mistake: CNBC

Monday, 29/February/2016 - at 11:29 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc , told CNBC on Monday the firm’s ownership of IBM  shares could prove a mistake and that he was buying more U.S. stocks overall since the end of last year. Buffett says owning IBM shares could prove a mistake: CNBC Source:…

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Exclusive: Samsung: 4K phone displays could really help VR

Monday, 29/February/2016 - at 11:28 PM

When Sony launched the Xperia Z5 Premium with a 4K display, some wondered if it was simply a marketing gimmick to sell more phones.However, Samsung believes that the technology does have a future, and could help improve a key part of its portfolio."I don’t think it’s a gimmick; eventually 4K screens will become more mainstream,"…

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