A burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team
Samsung said demanding iPhone logos covered at Olympics opening ceremony >> SlashGear
Olympics sponsor Samsung is reportedly dropping Galaxy Note 3 smartphones in athletes' goodie-bags, though the gift comes with a catch: a supposed ban on any other device branding, iPhone or otherwise, during the opening ceremony. Details of the clamp-down, which is said to require the Apple logo on an iPhone be physically covered so that it's not caught on camera during the televised ceremony in Sochi, were spilled by the Swiss Olympic team.
They were pleased to discover the Note 3 in among the other promotional kit sponsors have been offering, Bluewin reports, but the phone came with guidelines on what Samsung is said to be requiring in return for its financial support. The rule only appears to apply to athletes, rather than anybody else attending the opening ceremony.
The tech industry, on the other hand, is defined by successive waves of innovation, and it operates more like a long-running lottery, with the prize for each drawing being a temporary monopoly.
In the technology world, market leaders, generally speaking, don't get dislodged by competitors who build a better or cheaper version of their product. Eventually, though, they do tend to get displaced by companies that create, or popularise, a new technology that shifts the entire industry in a different direction.
Antitrust: Commission obtains from
The Commission's objective is to address the four competition concerns it has identified during its investigation. The aim is to restore quickly the conditions for competition on the merits in the areas of specialised search and search advertising to the benefit of consumers. In the field of specialised search, the Commission's aim is not to artificially send traffic to sites that compete with
CVE-2014-0497 – a 0-day vulnerability >> Securelist
Yes, it's Flash again.
All of the exploits exploit the same vulnerability and all are unpacked SWF files. All have identical actionscript code, which performs an operating system version check. The exploits only work under the following Windows versions: XP, Vista, 2003 R2, 2003, 7, 7x64, 2008 R2, 2008, 8, 8x64. Some of the samples also have a check in place which makes the exploits terminate under Windows 8.1 and 8.1 x64.
A Belgian hacking team has disclaimed responsibility.
Browser, operating system and screen resolution data for
Earlier this month I dug into the analytics data to better understand what devices people are using when visiting
The fall in Windows share - even as Gov.uk must have had a greater total number of visits - is quite remarkable: 10% in a year. Though IE6 is still going - just. (Gov.uk traffic isn't small, either.)
A few weeks ago, we reported that Playboy TV was developing an app for
And our skepticism was justified: along with the release of Chromecast SDK to developers,
Samsung Galaxy Gear price drop comes to
There have been many reports suggesting the Samsung Galaxy Gear, Samsung's smart watch, hasn't done well in sales since it's been made available. Samsung's own lack of noise about sales seem to indicate that as well, as the company loves to boast big numbers whenever they've achieved them.
Another indication that the smart watch might not be doing well is a recent price drop in
So now we're left wondering: will Samsung be doing the same for other regions? Many folks already believed
Global Sea Level Rise Map >> Geology.com
The map below can be used to show which areas would be under water if sea level rises a specific amount. You can select a value of sea level rise using the drop down box in the upper left corner of the map. Although this map is not a carefully surveyed and extremely accurate presentation, it does provide a visually striking view of what geographic areas might be flooded if global climate change continues unabated.
For some readers, the slider has already moved. (Via @kentindell on Twitter.)
A tale of two stores >> counternotions
'Kontra' visited a Samsung store in
• Plenty of staff walking around.• No merchandise is sold in the store.• There is 'complimentary' food in the center island and a mini cafe lounge in the back.• The white counters where the Galaxy product line is displayed reminded me of another store, but decidedly cheesier looking.
Wonder how the
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