Feds require consumer warnings about older Java software

Rubric: Android | 24 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Feds require consumer warnings about older Java software

Feds require consumer warnings about older Java software. SAN FRANCISCO — PC users will see more warnings about the dangers of keeping outdated software on their machines, under a legal settlement negotiated by tech giant Oracle and regulators at the Federal Trade Commission. Oracle, one of the world’s largest tech companies, has been accused by the US government of misleading consumers about the security of its software Java, which is installed on roughly 850 million computers. The FTC says Oracle Corp. deceived consumers for several years by promising that updating their Java software would keep them safe from malware and hacking attacks. By abandoning these legacy builds, Oracle essentially ...

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BMW and Nissan roll out dual-plug EV chargers across the US

Rubric: Android | 24 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
BMW and Nissan roll out dual-plug EV chargers across the US

BMW and Nissan partner to create joint fast-charger network in the US. BMW and Nissan announced Monday that they have teamed up to launch a public network of fast-charging stations across the country, challenging Tesla’s Supercharger network.CNN Money calls the Tesla Model X “the new king of crossover SUVs.” In its round-up of its favorite luxury SUVs of 2015, CNN places the electric ute on the top of its list. The Model X’s EV powertrain, excellent acceleration and handling and cool design and technology features (including much attention paid to its slick Falcon Wing doors) earn it high praise. With dual 50 kW DC Fast-charging station with both CHAdeMO and CCS (Combo) ...

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Oracle settles charges that it misled you on Java security

Rubric: Android | 24 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Oracle settles charges that it misled you on Java security

Feds require consumer warnings about older Java software. SAN FRANCISCO — PC users will see more warnings about the dangers of keeping outdated software on their machines, under a legal settlement negotiated by tech giant Oracle and regulators at the Federal Trade Commission. Oracle, one of the world’s largest tech companies, has been accused by the US government of misleading consumers about the security of its software Java, which is installed on roughly 850 million computers. The FTC says Oracle Corp. deceived consumers for several years by promising that updating their Java software would keep them safe from malware and hacking attacks. By abandoning these legacy builds, Oracle essentially ...

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Fallout 4 Addiction: Man Loses Job And Wife, Sues Bethesda

Rubric: Android | 24 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Fallout 4 Addiction: Man Loses Job And Wife, Sues Bethesda

Bethesda being sued by a man who lost ‘everything’ due to his Fallout 4 addiction. Hotly-anticipated Fallout 4 only arrived on the gaming scene a matter of weeks ago, but one man from Russia claims it has already cost him his job and his wife. The 28-year-old from Krasnoyarsk is now trying to sue Bethesda, the developer of the game, claiming he hadn’t been warned that the game would be ‘so addictive’. He has now lost his marriage, job, and health, and he blames the video-game maker Bethesda Softworks. “If I knew that this game could have become so addictive, I would have become a lot more wary of it,” the man wrote in a statement, as reported by RT. “I would ...

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Fallout 4 Addiction: Man Loses Job And Wife, Sues Bethesda

Rubric: Android | 24 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Fallout 4 Addiction: Man Loses Job And Wife, Sues Bethesda

Bethesda being sued by a man who lost ‘everything’ due to his Fallout 4 addiction. Hotly-anticipated Fallout 4 only arrived on the gaming scene a matter of weeks ago, but one man from Russia claims it has already cost him his job and his wife. The 28-year-old from Krasnoyarsk is now trying to sue Bethesda, the developer of the game, claiming he hadn’t been warned that the game would be ‘so addictive’. He has now lost his marriage, job, and health, and he blames the video-game maker Bethesda Softworks. “If I knew that this game could have become so addictive, I would have become a lot more wary of it,” the man wrote in a statement, as reported by RT. “I would ...

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Tesla Cars Will Get Free Spotify Premium&&But Not In The U.S.

Rubric: Android | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Tesla Cars Will Get Free Spotify Premium&&But Not In The U.S.

Tesla partners with Spotify in latest OTA update. If you’re buying a Tesla Model S, you can probably afford to bring your own tunes to the mix, but the company has announced today that you’ll get free Spotify Premium integration with your purchase in Europe, Australia and Hong Kong.It’s all thanks to Tesla’s latest ‘over-the-air (OTA) software update,’ with today taking over as the exclusive music partner for Tesla within S vehicles. Billing it as a ‘unique integration’, both companies say it is ‘an example of a true best-in-class customer experience, with Spotify built seamlessly into Tesla’s media player in each fully-connected Model S car (both new and existing ...

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Microsoft pulls “Hey Cortana” feature from its US Android app

Rubric: Android | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Microsoft pulls “Hey Cortana” feature from its US Android app

Apple’s Siri vs. Microsoft’s Cortana on an iPhone. If you’re part of the minority rocking a Windows Phone 8 or 8.1 smartphone loud and proud, and if you were hoping to update to Windows 10 Mobile, we’ve got some bad news for you. Not even two weeks later, though, and the company has disabled the digital assistant’s hands-free feature on Android. “Hey Cortana” allows users to open Cortana and give her commands just by saying those two words. For the first time since its launch in April 2014, Cortana, Microsoft’s voice-activated assistant, is now available on smartphones other than Windows devices. A surprise move that speaks volumes about Microsoft’s newfound flexibility ...

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Microsoft disables Cortana for Android voice feature after user complaints

Rubric: Android | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Microsoft disables Cortana for Android voice feature after user complaints

Microsoft delays Windows 10 Mobile update for old phones until 2016. If you’re part of the minority rocking a Windows Phone 8 or 8.1 smartphone loud and proud, and if you were hoping to update to Windows 10 Mobile, we’ve got some bad news for you.Despite forecasting a rollout of the Windows 10 smartphone update in December several months ago, Microsoft now says the upgrade will take place next year on select devices. Not even two weeks later, though, and the company has disabled the digital assistant’s hands-free feature on Android. “Hey Cortana” allows users to open Cortana and give her commands just by saying those two words. Although no particular devices suitable to the ...

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Sanrio probes reported ‘Hello Kitty’ hack exposing 3.3 million users

Rubric: Android | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Sanrio probes reported ‘Hello Kitty’ hack exposing 3.3 million users

‘Hello Kitty’ Fan Database Leak Exposes 3.3 Million Users: Researcher. Researcher Chris Vickery told the Salted Hash blog on Saturday that he discovered a database for Sanriotown.com that houses 3.3 million customer accounts and has ties to a number of Hello Kitty portals.Over 3 million Hello Kitty fans have their information exposed in a hack that could leave identities—and passwords—of kids and their parents vulnerable to cyber attacks. The records include first and last names, birthday, gender, country of origin, email addresses, password hint questions and their corresponding answers, according to the report. “Hashed” passwords, which use an algorithm to protect the password, ...

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Tales of Symphonia will hit Steam in February

Rubric: Android | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Tales of Symphonia will hit Steam in February

Tales of Berseria coming to PS4 and PC in the West. Following the success of Tales of Zestiria and other Tales titles in North America and Europe, Bandai Namco announced today that its latest Tales title, , is coming west for both PS4 and PC. While there’s no projected release date yet for Tales of Berseria coming to west, many fans are hoping it will release simultaneously with Japan later in 2016, though it’s highly possible! Velvet will visit a wide range of breathtaking environments as she travels the world in an all-new adventure developed by the celebrated team behind the Tales of series. Given the development pace of recent Tales games, it’s not out of the question to guess that ...

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