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$32k Nokia 1100 bought for online banking scam

$32k Nokia 1100 bought for online banking scam

The Nokia 1100 was never an especially alluring device, even at its launch, but a select few versions of the simplistic cellphone are said to be changing hands for up to €25,000 ($32,328) among criminals.  According to unconfirmed reports, the specific 1100's each show a specific software flaw that, with the correct reprogramming, allows them to intercept the one-time passwords used to authorize online bank transactions.

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Peek add SMS, image attachment viewing, to email messenger

Peek add SMS, image attachment viewing, to email messenger

The Peek email messenger is either the pinnacle of task-specific devices, or an under-functional waste of pocket space, depending on your stance on convergence.  Reviewers seem fairly happy, but one regular critique is the device's unwavering obsession with email above all other types of messaging.  Now Peek have responded by adding SMS compatibility, together with updating the email app to support a broader range of image attachment viewing.

WaSnake SMS & RSS personal flexible news ticker

WaSnake SMS & RSS personal flexible news ticker

Jean Louis Frechin, who designed the strange chronopictographic digital photo frames, also has an idea of what you could keep your WiFi picture viewer on.  His bendy WaSnake shelving doesn't just stop at holding up the odd vase, though; it's a clever display in its own right.  Colored LEDs and optical fibres fill blocks periodically along the shelf, and these can display SMS messages and RSS feeds that scroll across its length.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I just wanted to wish a happy new year to all of our readers, staffers, and all the people we work(ed) with on a daily basis throughout the past year and in the year to come! As far as I know it the next big thing on the SlashGear calendar is CES, we’ll be there covering it live too, and then Mac World and there are a ton of other events I am forgetting but those are the most immediate.

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