On Friday, Intel quietly announced a new line of processors: "workstation-class" mobile Xeon processors using the new Skylake core. Today, Lenovo has announced the first laptops to use the new processors, the P70 and P50. They're monsters.
Just because the Square Reader is new doesn't mean it isn't susceptible to the same scams as old school ATMs and credit card readers.
Three recent Boston University graduates are preparing to publicly present research that demonstrates how to hack Square's mobile payments hardware. The research is set to be shown off at the The Black Hat Security conference in Las Vegas this week.
On Tuesday, printer giant Epson announced its new “EcoTank” models, starting at $400. Rather than forcing customers to buy highly profitable ink cartridges over and over again, this new offering comes with an ink reserve tank.
The new business model is to simply charge more for the printer up front, which comes with two years worth of ink. If you run out, Epson offers a set of replacements for $52.
As the Wall Street Journal calculated, spending for the same volume of XL cartridges would cost “more than 10 times as much.”
Batteries have become a new security risk for smartphone users, with a group of security researchers saying they are able to transmit personal data to hackers.
Lukasz Olejnik, Gunes Acar, Claude Castelluccia and Claudia Diaz have written a paper outlining the risks, saying a piece of software used in the HTML5 web language transmits data such as how much power is still left in a battery so websites using the code can save power while browsing.
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.