Archive for Dec 29, 2009

Encryption for GSM voice calls cracked

Encryption for GSM voice calls cracked

Encryption protects much of our data around the world. Our credit card transactions are encrypted, online medical records are encrypted, online banking transaction are encrypted along with all sorts of other data. When that encryption fails, our information can be accessed by nefarious users.

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WebOS 1.3.5 update supports Pre gaming video authenticity

WebOS 1.3.5 update supports Pre gaming video authenticity

I mentioned yesterday that update 1.3.5 for WebOS on the Palm Pre was inbound. Prior to the update coming in there was a video floating around that showed the Need for Speed game being played on the Pre. Many claimed that the video was a fake since the Pre really didn’t have any gaming chops to speak of.

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Ford to offer HD Radio in vehicles with iTunes tagging

Ford to offer HD Radio in vehicles with iTunes tagging

It used to be that if you wanted the latest in electronics inside your car you would be looking to the aftermarket for things like Bluetooth, iTunes tagging, and MP3 playback. Today many of the new vehicles cruising the streets have a myriad of electronics built right in. Ford has announced today that it has become the first automotive maker to offer HD Radio in its lineup with iTunes tagging.

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Consumer groups ask FTC to block Google’s AdMob purchase

Consumer groups ask FTC to block Google’s AdMob purchase

Online advertising is a huge business and has helped to turn Google into one of the biggest companies in the technology industry. Google is looking to expand its advertising empire and is now targeting the mobile advertising market that is in its infancy.

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CiragoTV Platinum CMC2000 streams media in HD resolution

CiragoTV Platinum CMC2000 streams media in HD resolution

Many people consume significant amounts of digital media today. Our music is digital, our videos are digital, and even our books are going digital. This means that many homes now need a device that can organize and stream all the digital media available across a home network.

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Concord to show Easy Shot Clip Camcorder at CES

Concord to show Easy Shot Clip Camcorder at CES

Camcorders are getting smaller and smaller with each new model, which is a good thing. Small camcorders are easier to handle and allow you to take them with you wherever you go. Concord Keystone has unveiled its new Easy Shot Clip that will be premiered at CES.

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Comcast says half of US homes to have HDTVs by end of 2009

Comcast says half of US homes to have HDTVs by end of 2009

I bet there are lots of people out there who received nice HDTVs for Christmas this year. The holiday season is one of the most common times for people to get a new HDTV. Comcast has announced that half of the homes in the US will have HDTVs by the end of the year.

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DirecTV set to launch 3D HD channel in 2010

DirecTV set to launch 3D HD channel in 2010

I admit I am all giddy at the thought of watching 3D Blu-ray films on my PS3. The thing that interests me more though is 3D broadcast programming, and not that horrible Chuck quality 3D NBC tried out last season either.

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Lenovo may be working on eReader

Lenovo may be working on eReader

With the eReader market positively booming right now you can bet that anyone who is capable of making and eReader is thinking about getting one onto the market quickly. eReaders were some of the most popular gifts this holiday season.

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Odd Keystone Eco Tag marks your baggage and charges your gadgets

Odd Keystone Eco Tag marks your baggage and charges your gadgets

Every now and then, I see some gadgets that have features that just don’t seem to be at home in the same device. This Keystone Eco Tag is one of those devices. The thing is a normal luggage tag that you write your name on and connect to your suitcase.

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Brando offers up UADAP003900 Unitek USB 3.0 to SATA Adapter

Brando offers up UADAP003900 Unitek USB 3.0 to SATA Adapter

If you are like me, your desk is probably crammed with old hardware that your computer had outgrown and you can’t bring yourself to throw away. I have several older SATA HDDs sitting in my desk collecting dust.

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Camangi Webstation preorders arrive, get unboxed [Video]

Camangi Webstation preorders arrive, get unboxed [Video]

The first pre-orders for Camangi's Webstation Android tablet have finally arrived, and over at Gear Diary they've been sharing some first impressions.  An unboxing video and hands-on is promised, but weight and bulk is apparently far more in line with an Amazon Kindle or Barnes & Noble nook than expected.

Updated with video unboxing/hands-on after the cut

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