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Smartphone with 15 Day Battery Life

If you can't get enough battery life in your device to a few days - or even a single day, perhaps the Oukitel K10000 is the device you've been waiting for. This is a decent spec'd phone that packs in a better-than-average MediaTek processor, 3GB of RAM, a 1080p screen and then they top it all off with a giant 10,000 mAh battery. While the device is certainly not "thin and light", it's still not too bad at all and it will last up to 15 days on a single charge. Zing!

Design-wise, going by the teaser image, there appears to be what looks like a fingerprint scanner underneath the rear camera and a leather-effect rear panel. There's also glimpse of what looks like a pen in the image, which could be a stylus, but that one is up for debate. Details concerning the camera have yet to be released, but the previous version had an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 3-megapixel sensor on the front.

Source: Pocket-Lint

Samsung Galaxy S8 - Most Fragile Phone Ever Made?

According to one report, repair shops are pretty happy with the Galaxy S8 as it will help them stay in business due to the fragile nature of the device. Granted, it has a glass front - and a glass back - okay, and glass sides thanks to the wrap around screen, but it sure looks pretty... right? In terms of performance, it's a solid device, but durability if dropped is lacking. The good news is that the actual screen panel is much cheaper than previous generations so it won't cost as much to fix if you have an accident.

There's an obvious reason for this, of course. The S8 is made almost entirely of glass, and has barely any top or bottom bezel, which is why the phone is marketed as having an "infinity screen." The upshot here is that screen replacements on the Galaxy S8 are cheaper than the Galaxy S7 was at release, and the prices figure to come down even further quite quickly.

Source: Vice

HP EliteBook - Now with free Keyloggers!

HP has accidently added a new "feature" to their EliteBook laptops, your very own keylogger! Now while most people don't think this is a great feature to have and don't like software having the ability to spy on you, it's really just a matter of how you look at it. It doesn't look like HP was trying to pull a fast one, it just looks like one of their audio drivers was poorly built and chances are good this will be quickly remedied. If you have an EliteBook make sure to check out this link to see if you are affected over at TheNextWeb.

For what it’s worth, it doesn’t look like there’s malice here – just staggering incompetence.

According to ModZero’s blog post, an update to HP’s audio drivers released in 2015 introduced new diagnostic features. One of these is used to detect if a special key had been pressed or released. Except it seems this was poorly implemented, as the driver ultimately acted like a keylogger, capturing and procesing every single keypress.

Bitcoin keeps going up

Every couple months I feel like I keep posting another story about how Bitcoin is still going up and post a story questioning how long it can go up before we see a crash. Apparently that time isn't here yet as Bitcoin has continued to go up and it closing in on $1,900 which is of course their all time high. CNBC takes a look at the continuing rise of Bitcoin.

The digital currency bitcoin jumped to a fresh all-time high Thursday as global investors looked for safe haven trades. Increased interest from Asia also helped boost the digital currency.

Bitcoin rose more than 3.5 percent to hit a record of $1,875.08, according to CoinDesk.

One of the reasons for the move was "buying as a hedge against political chaos," said Brian Kelly, CEO of BKCM, which runs a digital assets strategy.

Lian Li @ CES 2013

Lian Li was at CES once again this year and they brought a few interesting chassis to the show.  By interesting, I mean a beast, a thermal guru and a train.  Let's start with the beast.  The PC-D8000.  This case supposts the largest motherboards possible and complies to the HPTX standard.  Even with a motherboard as large as 15" x 13.6", you still will have room for 20 (that's right, twenty) 3.5" HDDs.  In addition to that, it has four USB 3.0 ports on the front and all of the other awesome features we've come to expect from the all-aluminum case manufacturer, Lian Li.

PC-D8000 Big Front

 

The PC-V850 is a case that is coming in the near future (hopefully) and it offers the standard Lian Li quality with a bit of a different way to manage thermal issues.  Once the side panel is on, the air intake comes from the rear and the deflector ensures that you are not sucking in hot air from the rear exhaust.  The chassis is sectioned off into several areas that are compartmentalized so that different components don't heat up each other.

 

The last and oddest thing that we've seen from Lian Li is the train PC case.  We've seen some pretty odd cases, that included sea shells, horses and a yeti, but we've never seen a moving train PC.  There is not much else to be said about this.

Lian Li Train

Please check out the gallery for more pictures from the Lian Li booth.

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