A large team of NSA hackers known collectively as the Tailored Access Operations (TAO) department successfully hacked 50,000 computer networks between the years 1998 and 2012, according to a new examination of the Snowden documents. A PowerPoint presentation seen this week by Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad revealed the statistic along with other information about the agency's Computer Network Exploitation (CNE) activities.
Hot on the heels of the release of Nokia's 10.1-inch tablet the Lumia 2520, rumors of an 8-inch Lumia tablet are already astir. The mid-sized device would be the same one that is currently known by the code name "Illusionist" and would be officially dubbed and sold as the Lumia 2020. According to Digitimes, the release date will likely be sometime in the first quarter of 2014.
From the front it looks a bit like a catfish. From the top it looks like a water strider. From the side it looks like a great white shark. This odd-looking flying car is under development at a technology company near the Google X research facility--although so far it looks like Google is not involved with this project.
Google's 2013 reboot of its Nexus 10 tablet will be manufactured by LG and sell for £299 ($482), if these leaked pics are to be believed. They were apparently leaked by Spanish broadband and telecom provider Telefonica, as the "Property of Telefonica" watermark on the second pic would indicate. Together the allegedly individually sourced pics would confirm rumors the Korean manufacturer will be Google's go-to replacement of Samsung for the tablet (not Asus as was widely--and erroneously--rumored this last summer.
There’s a next-generation HTC One out there in the wild, and it goes by the code name M8. You may recognize this name as it’s a one-up from the HTC One’s original code name in M7 - here appearing to be, quite simply, the next big step. Like the HTC One X’s release in the United States came with the Snapdragon S4 Pro for starters then had an upgrade to the NVIDIA Tegra 3 with a name change to HTC One X+, so too must we assume that the specifications change in this M8 device would receive such a tiny name-bump.
The latest Xbox One revelations ahead of its official Nov. 22 release date come by way of Twitter user @Moonlightswami, whose early acquisition of a console was likely made possible through a mistake on the part of Target. Among @Moonlightswami's confirmed findings are a 17-second boot time, an initial 500MB software update, some very large game downloads in the Xbox Live Marketplace, and others. But he paid a price for sharing those findings via YouTube; more on that little drama later.
The Nikon DF appearing in full sooner than later has been pushed in a series of press photos this morning, allowing the public to see the hardware before they know its abilities. What you've got here is the embodiment of what Nikon shared in teaser videos ramping up to this week in "Pure Photography" (also embedded below). It's suggested that these photos are arriving just 24 hours (or less) before the final full announcement about the camera itself from Nikon.
The Nexus 8 tablet may have just been leaked on the Android wbesite. If you go to the Apps & Entertainment promotional page on the site and scroll two-thirds of the way down the screen, you can see a woman sitting at a table and holding a tablet that appears to be about eight inches long. The Verge points out that Google never shows "generic" photos of devices that don't exist, leading us to believe the tablet may very well be the company's next big hardware move.
This morning a note has been passed from the inner Verizon meetings sanctum which suggests that the Ellipsis 7 will be the first device in a range of products from the carrier. This device - titled Verizon Ellipsis 7 in full - will be the first in a line of Ellipsis products, Verizon describing this as "a value category" unique to the carrier. This device will work with a 7-inch display and a quad-core processor (likely MediaTek) alongside some version of Android - all the basics.
With the Nexus 5 / KitKat release nearly upon it, it's become time again to take a look at what we'll likely be seeing from Google as early as tomorrow. With Google's team-up with Nestle for the release of the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system upgrade - alongside several tips from independent sources - it only makes sense for Google to make a show of their release of "treats" tomorrow. The question then is - will anyone be invited, or will it be an online event only?
The Nexus 5 will come in a two-tone, black-and-white version, leaked @evleaks earlier today, and something is happening on Nov. 1. What that something is is anybody's guess, but rumor has it it is the official Nexus 5 announcement date set by Google and LG. Check out the leaked photo and specs after the jump.