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Chinese hackers fall for decoy water plant, inadvertently confirm motives

Chinese hackers fall for decoy water plant, inadvertently confirm motives

The Chinese hacking collective known as APT1 has long been suspected of working with China's army, and as such has garnered its fair share of attention from the powers-that-be. Back in February, the hackers inadvertently revealed the extent of their intentions, doing so by falling for a "honeypot" - one of several decoy water plants. Though their methods were said to be low in sophistication, one Trend Micro researcher says there was no doubting their intentions.

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Vivo X3 Android smartphone aims for “world’s thinnest” this month

Vivo X3 Android smartphone aims for “world’s thinnest” this month

It's been suggested that the next device in the little-known Vivo line will be coming in the form of the Vivo X3, a device whose name signifies simplicity. This device is appearing in blue and has been tipped for a full reveal on the 22nd of August. This device is said by its manufacturer, BBK, to be the new world's thinnest smartphone at just 6mm (that's 0.236 inches). That's just thinner than the Huawei Ascend P6 which cuts in at just 6.18mm thin - ready to cut bread!

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Huawei accused of spying for China by former CIA boss

Huawei accused of spying for China by former CIA boss

Late last year, allegations had surfaced regarding Chinese handset makers ZTE and Huawei, with claims being tossed around that they were spying on behalf of the Chinese government. Both makers rejected the claims, and Huawei went on to offer unrestricted access to its software code in an effort to prove its innocence. Nearly a year later, and now former CIA boss Michael Hayden has spoken out, stating that Huawei did provide information to the Chinese government.

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ZTE Geek claims world’s first Tegra 4 phone title

ZTE Geek claims world’s first Tegra 4 phone title

We've known about the ZTE Geek in the past, but very few details were known at that point, other than that it was running Intel’s Atom Z2580 SoC. However, today we're being treated with what appears to be an unveiling of the ZTE Geek, running an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, making it the world's first Tegra 4-equipped smartphone.

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iPhone color rush: “budget” plastic backs leaked

iPhone color rush: “budget” plastic backs leaked

There's a brand new collection of so-called "budget" iPhone colored backs, the lot of them showing up as especially vibrant tones as expected. It's been expected that this lot would appear with connections to the recently enlivened aesthetics of iOS 7, an operating system given a boost by Apple's Jony Ive himself. Here we see that the innards will, if these images prove true, match the outer bits as well.

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iPad mini 2 and iPad 5 tipped for August production: specifications MIA

iPad mini 2 and iPad 5 tipped for August production: specifications MIA

As months pass since the last release of devices in Apple's iPad range, suggestions of production of the two newest entries in the environment appear. This week word comes from Taiwan that one of Apple's most-used manufacturing groups, Foxconn, will be ramping up production on both a second generation of the iPad mini and the 5th generation of the full-sized iPad as soon as next month in China. This news comes attached with a supposed production sample of the new iPad mini, sharper edges, black casing, thinner body and all.

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iPhone plastic shell leaks in China

iPhone plastic shell leaks in China

It's time to get green, it would seem, as a brightly colored back shell of what's said to be a next-generation iPhone leaks in China. This leak is consistent with several tips and suggestions over the past week involving the so-called "budget" iPhone, including the color similarity to current iPhone bumpers. This device would, if it proves to be real, be one of several color options for the iPhone later this year.

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iPhone 5S leak shows every little hardware bit and piece

iPhone 5S leak shows every little hardware bit and piece

For those of you unfamiliar with how in-depth an iPhone release is covered in the technology press environment, the following post is going to give you a good idea of how ravenous Apple smartphone fans can be. What we've got here is a collection of parts, each of them relatively unrecognizable to the lay person, together combined to make a next-generation iPhone in time. Everything from the SIM card slot to the connectors between the display and the logic board - they're all here.

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Huawei Ascend P6 vs iPhone 5: do similarities go just skin deep?

Huawei Ascend P6 vs iPhone 5: do similarities go just skin deep?

With the release of the first teaser images of the Huawei Ascend P6, it was instantly apparent that the manufacturer was gunning for the successful hardware build of the iPhone 5. This device had the same metal rim, the same glass up front, and the same metal back - it was - and is - even working with what appears to be the same brushed metal components. But what you're not seeing on the surface is this: even in an iPhone-dominated landscape, a brand line Huawei can one-up the competition.

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