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ViewSonic VX2452mh LCD

Feenix Nascita & Dimora

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Android App Pick - UNO & Friends

We have just posted up another Android App Pick of the Week and this week we are getting our high-tech game on with UNO & Friends. If you've ever played UNO, this will be super familiar. This is a great and very fun game that can be played with friends from your social networks or just with random people. Take a look and you'll see why it's our App Pick of the Week.




Heartbleed Hits Android 4.1.1

If you're an Android user and are currently using Android 4.1.1 on your older device, make sure that you go quickly and update your Google services. There is a flaw in this version of Android that makes it vulnerable and if you are currently using it, you'd better think twice about your data. Thankfully, it is already patched, but you may need to do a manual update in the Google Play store to seal the whole on your device.

Security researchers said that version of Android is still used in millions of smartphones and tablets, including popular models made by Samsung Electronics Co., HTC Corp. and other manufacturers. Google statistics show that 34 percent of Android devices use variations of the 4.1 software.

Source: Bloomberg

Cortana vs. Siri vs. Google Now

If you're wondering how Google Now ranks when compared to Siri and the new Cortana for Windows Phone. There are no real winners here as each of them win in different areas. It is interesting though how fast Google is when compared to the others. Siri did get more things right though.

Google, Not Facebook to Buy Titan Aerospace

In an interesting shift in the past couple of days, it seems that Google has seen the real value of Titan Aerospace and is looking to snatch it away from Facebook who was trying to close the deal about a month ago. This is interesting as Google's own "Project Loon" seems to be successful, but internet baloons don't inspire a lot of confidence where the new solor-powered drones seem to hold a lot more promise.

If Google's plans come to fruition, we may soon see increased connectivity throughout the world. Since Titan Aerospace's drones are solar-powered, they are theoretically able to stay airborne indefinitely - and according to Forbes, the company is currently developing two new drone models which are capable of flying continuously for up to 5 years.

Source: Neowin vis WSJ

WTU Episode #258 - Google Glass Goes on Sale!

We have just posted up Episode #258 of Weekly Tech Update. In this episode we are discussing Google Glass goes on sale, Comcast wins an award and you’re probably going to want to change all your passwords.We have those stories and more and the links below!


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Feenix Nascita & Dimora Review

We have just posted up our review of the Feenix Nascita Mouse and Dimora Mousepad. This is a great and very elegant pair of gaming hardware that will could make you a better gamer. It's not all flashy, but it just plain works. There is something to be said for understated design and the Feenix Nascita mouse and the Dimora mousepad take elegance and quality gaming peripherals to the next level. All the details are in our full review.

When it comes to performance, both the Dimora pad and the Nascita mouse score 10/10. Both performed great. I didn’t have any issues with tracking with this pair or any combination of anything else. There was no mouse lag and the buttons are very responsive. DPI adjustment works instantly and I like the fact that you can change the sensitivity on the fly.


Fight Android Malware with Google's Spyware

I know the headline doesn't sound that promising, but Google is trying to fight malware in Android Apps real-time with their new tool. This tool will offer "continual on-device monitoring" to fight malware ridden apps and prevent apps from installing - or running if they are on the blacklist. This list will be updated continually and should really improve the overall Android-users experience. The downside is that this app will be running in the background and will essentially be spying on everything you are running and reporting that to Google "for your best interest". It is a good idea, but they really need to spin it a different way.

Google's latest approach of bundling services with the Google Play applications will allow the company to provide the security update to Android devices running Gingerbread (2.3) or higher without depending on carriers or device manufacturers. Although the verify applications service is not a guaranteed safety measure against other forms of exploits, it is a step in the right direction from Google rather than taking potshots at competitors.

Source: Neowin

Age of Empires: World Domination Coming to iOS, Android & WinPhone

While PC Gaming may be the biggest player on the market, mobile games have received a lot of attention lately as well. Microsoft has even noticed and is just announced that they are bringing Age of Empires: World Domination exclusively to mobile (for now). The good news is that it is slated to launch on Apple, Android and Windows Phone devices. Quite likely it will launch on Android first, Apple second and then a month or so later - on Windows Phone. That's my guess according to their track record.


Source: Age Of Empires: World Domination

PC Gaming Alive and Well

According to a panel of industry professionals over at PAX East, PC Gaming is not dying and in fact it is still the dominant gaming platform when it comes to serious gaming. This panel talked about quite a few things related to gaming in general, but the conversation kept coming back to the fact that PC Gaming has always had a huge market share and looks to continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The fact is that PC hardware evolves much faster than console hardware and many people love the graphics quality that you can only get from a PC.

Roberts has been making PC games since the 1980s, and in developing his latest title, Star Citizen, he's exploring all platform options. One thing that he says he's been dissatisfied with is anything involving remote video streaming—he says that latency is still an issue that hasn't been overcome, and he can't see it ever working well enough to be truly playable—not for a long time, anyway.

Source: ARSTechnica

Still Using MSE? Stop It.

If you have been using Microsoft Security Essentials for Anti-virus, you may really want to consider changing to a different program. Microsoft announced that they weren't supporting it anymore a while ago, and now it is starting to really show the lack of support. In the analysis below, they show why it's failing and offer some good alternatives.

Those numbers might seem okay – until you look at the competitors. Avast free antivirus, for example, blocked 100% of known threats and 98% of zero-day attacks. That means that if you have 100 computers with MSE, and 100 with Avast, the group running MSE would fall victim to 14 zero-day attacks for every single attack that slips by Avast.

Source: MakeUseOf

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