Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


Malware targets DVRs and Synology NAS to mine bitcoin

Malware targets DVRs and Synology NAS to mine bitcoin

Malware that aims at infecting computers and turning them into bitcoin miners isn’t something new. However, a new piece of malware has surfaced that aims to turn hardware you might not think of getting infected into bitcoin mining drones. A new report has found a malware that infects DVRs. One of the binaries in the malware is D72BNr and the bitcoin mining portion of the malware is mzkk8g.

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Giant camera isn’t a joke, it’s The Dreamy Cafe

Giant camera isn’t a joke, it’s The Dreamy Cafe

At first glance you might think this giant red and black Rolleiflex camera sitting next to this small cottage is a April Fools prank. It's no prank this giant camera is real. It's not really a camera; rather this is a building that looks like a camera on the outside. Judging by the decor on the inside, the café owners really like cameras and photography.

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HTC One M8 rolls out across Asia in May

HTC One M8 rolls out across Asia in May

One of the big smartphone launches in the US so far this year has been the new HTC One M8. The device has also rolled out in Taiwan, home to HTC, but fans in other Asian countries have been left out so far. HTC has now announced when those fans around Asia will be able to get their hands on the new One and that date will be in early May.

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HP WebOS class action settlement reached

HP WebOS class action settlement reached

The saga of WebOS has been running for years now. Palm was the first to roll out the OS as an attempt to compete with Apple and Google in the smartphone wars. Eventually Palm failed and HP bought the OS and Palm as a whole. That purchase of Palm and WebOS turned out to be very bad for HP with the company losing money in major fashion when its aspirations failed and it too sold off WebOS to another firm.

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Next iPhone tipped for interchangeable lenses with bayonet mount

Next iPhone tipped for interchangeable lenses with bayonet mount

One of the big complaints with modern smartphone cameras is that many of them aren’t able to take images that are of high quality. A rumor floating around about the next generation iPhone suggests that Apple is set to add something to the smartphone market that will significantly improve the usability of the smartphone camera. This rumor suggests that Apple will be giving its next iPhone interchangeable lenses.

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Galaxy S5 hidden Baby crying detector feature discovered

Galaxy S5 hidden Baby crying detector feature discovered

If you are in the market for a new smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is one of the more popular new choices on the market. An interesting hidden feature has been discovered on the Galaxy S5, that function lets parents use the phone as a baby monitor. The feature is called the baby crying detector and it does what you expect. When the smartphone is left by the baby and the baby cries; the S5 will vibrate and alert the parent.

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D-Link WiFi Baby monitor sends video to a tablet or smartphone

D-Link WiFi Baby monitor sends video to a tablet or smartphone

D-Link has announced a new product that aims at parents who want to use tech to keep an eye on their baby. Any parent remembers the overwhelming desire to keep a close eye on a new baby or an older tot who has learned to climb out of bed. The catch is that all parents know the act of stepping in a room with a sleeping child has a 50/50 chance of waking the kid no matter how quiet you are.

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