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Google patches Android icon permissions flaw

Google patches Android icon permissions flaw

Security vendor FireEye has announced that Google has issued a patch for a security flaw that left Android users vulnerable to attacks that could lead them to phishing sites. The security firm says that it has recently spotted a malicious app that had the ability to modify icons of other applications. The purpose of modifying the icons of other apps was to lure users into clicking them, where they would be sent to a phishing website.

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Quantenna working on 10Gbps WiFi chipset

Quantenna working on 10Gbps WiFi chipset

Quantenna Communications has announced that it is working on what it claims to be the world's first 10G WiFi chipset. This chipset will eventually find its way into the next generation of access points for WiFi users in the home, public locations, and enterprises. The company says that the new chip uses an architecture that allows MIMO configurations up to 8x8.

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Gramofon cloud jukebox streams Spotify

Gramofon cloud jukebox streams Spotify

If you are a music fan, you may be interested in a new project that has turned up on Kickstarter for a music device called the Gramofon. Gramofon is a cloud music streaming device described as a modern jukebox. Your smartphone is used as the remote to control the music played. The music device is designed to be connected to the sound system or speakers of your choice.

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2015 VW Jetta makes global debut in New York

2015 VW Jetta makes global debut in New York

Volkswagen has unveiled the new 2015 Jetta at the New York International Auto Show. The 2015 Jetta gets new front, rear, and interior styling that enhances the design the Jetta is famous for. VW is also adding some optional driver assistance systems as well with blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, frontal collision warning system, and park distance control.

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Tiny Dart power adapter provides 65W of laptop power

Tiny Dart power adapter provides 65W of laptop power

Dart is a small laptop power adapter that is on Kickstarter right now looking to raise the money it needs to come to market. The Dart power adapter is a very small device designed to power a laptop from an outlet without taking up as much space in the outlet or your laptop bag as many units do. The Dart adapter can produce up to 65W of power and is aimed at thin and portable notebook users.

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Aftermarket firm to make 100 Tesla Model S convertibles

Aftermarket firm to make 100 Tesla Model S convertibles

Tesla started making a roadster called the Tesla Roadster. It was more of a targa top sports car than a full convertible. A company called Newport Convertible Engineering has announced that it has received 100 orders to build Tesla Model S convertibles from an investor in China. Production of the Model S convertible will begin in July 2014 in three of Newport's facilities around the world.

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