Over the weekend, tips surfaced claiming a 12-inch fanless MacBook Air is in the works, of which it would be thinner and smaller than the currently available options. Following this, word has surfaced through DigiTimes that Apple plans to release a Retina version of the MacBook Air this year.
System administrators, tasked with the operation of computer systems, are unwitting potential targets for the NSA, new documents leaked by Snowden and detailed by The Intercept have revealed. According to these documents, the NSA targets the Facebook accounts and email addresses of sys admins, ultimately hacking into the systems they control -- hence one of the posts in the document reading, "I hunt sys admins."
The New Taipei District Office has announced the detainment of Henry Wang under an investigation into allegations of insider trading. The Wall Street Journal reports Wang as a "longtime spokesman" for Acer Inc., which has been hit repeatedly by the decrease in computer sales. Wang is being detained for two months.
Titanfall has won the hearts of gamers far and wide, having launched after drumming up scores of excitement and teases. We recently reviewed the game, giving those who haven't taken the plunge yet a thorough look at what it offers. If you're running Mac OS X, don't pass it over: Titanfall could be coming to the Apple platform in the future.
Zotac has announced a new line up in its Zbox mini-PCs, the E-Series. With the E-Series comes Intel Haswell processors up to a 3.2GHz i7 -- the various hardware options are spread across different models. In some configurations, the system could serve as a casual gaming machine.
Raspberry Pi has claimed itself an early birthday present today (technically it was launched on the 29th, but there's no such day this year), praising a newly announced move by Broadcom after hearing the long-lamented plight of developers: it has released the full source for its VideoCore IV graphics, opening it up to bug fixes and more. In light of this, Raspberry Pi is offering hefty monetary bounty in a competition.
The Pony botnet has been identified as a digital wallet thief, done so by Trustwave's SpiderLabs, which detailed its findings in a recent blog post. The botnet is known to steal credentials, but to a lesser degree it is also nabbing digital coins from the wallets of infected users. The theft takes place across multiple currency types: Bitcoin, Litecoin, and 28 more.
In a bid against rival software, Microsoft plans to slash Windows 8.1 by 70-percent of its typical price tag -- for manufacturers, that is. The information comes from unnamed sources that spoke with Bloomberg, saying makers of tablets and computers will be getting deeply cut prices for inexpensive gadgets.
Dogecoins, the cryptocurrency that arose to a degree of unexpected popularity in recent times, was mined without permission on Harvard's supercomputing cluster, it has been reported. The issue resulted in the person responsible having their privileges stripped, according to an internal email that surfaced by way of The Harvard Crimson.