A researcher is advising drivers not to use a mobile app for General Motors Co's (GM.N) OnStar vehicle communications system, saying hackers can exploit a security flaw in the product to unlock cars and start engines remotely.
"White-hat" hacker Samy Kamkar posted a video on Thursday saying he had figured out a way to "locate, unlock and remote-start" vehicles by intercepting communications between the OnStar RemoteLink mobile app and the OnStar service.
The issue is simple enough: if we had started with NAND flash - instead of disks - in the late 1950s, would our storage devices and software stack look like they do today? No, of course not.
Over the last year, researchers have been teasing out the problems with making flash look like disks. While these problems are less of an issue for notebook and desktop users, they are a big problem for servers.
Fujitsu is introducing a liquid-cooled server solution that officials say will reducing cooling costs by 50 percent and increase data center density by up to five times for such scale-out environments as high-performance computing.
The company last week unveiled the Primergy CX400 M1 and its cluster nodes that make up the company's Cool-Central Liquid Cooling Solutions, which were developed in conjunction with Asetek, a company based in Denmark that makes liquid-cooling technologies for data centers, servers and PCs.
We're still writing up the results of last weekend's James Randi Educational Foundation audiophile Ethernet challenge, and we should have it finished soon. While that's in progress, we wanted to share some good old-fashioned cable porn with you all. We purchased two 1.5 meter AudioQuest Vodka cables, since you always want to have a spare for any kind of on-stage demonstration.
Raspberry Pi users that are in search of a high-capacity low-power consuming storage device for their Raspberry Pi B+, A+, and B+ v2 mini PC may be interested in the new PiDrive that has been created by Bud Griffin.
The PiDrive expansion card has been created to eliminate the need for external hard drives and additional cables, transforming the Raspberry Pi system into a truly portable large capacity storage option.