Bryan Berg, one of app.net's co-founders, posted that he noticed last night that LinkedIn's DNS had been hijacked and the traffic was being rerouted to an Indian based site named conflluence-networks.com. The site didn't require SSL so cookies could be compromised.
Microsoft announced that through research into Deep Neural Networks (DNN) it has doubled the speed, and improved the accuracy, of voice search on Bing when using Windows Phone. DNNs use a form of pattern recognition that better mimics the way the human brain works.
The big Facebook Android event the social network has planned for later this week, is likely to be when it launches the "HTC First," a smartphone based on Android, with a custom UI by Facebook, and the ability to natively run Facebook apps. It was leaked to the web.
An electronics company LSI has come out with new products. The company's first high-end ARM multicore chip is intended for mobile base stations of all sizes. The Axxia 5500 family of processors is using up to 16 Cortex-A15 cores, ARM's most powerful processor to date.
In the results of a new survey which Microsoft released yesterday, it was revealed that more than half of respondents are experiencing multiple online security risks, yet only 16 percent take proactive measures to help protect themselves and their private information.
In a press release today, j2 Global has announced that it's subsidiray Ziff Davis, Inc has acquired IGN Entertainment Entertainment. The acquisition will add IGN.com, UGO.com, 1UP.com and AskMen.com to the list of Ziff Davis properties which include PCMAG.com.
DefenseCode researchers have found out bugs in widely used networking technology which expose up to 50 million of personal computers. After they found vulnerabilities in some Cisco routers, the list is expanded with many other known router manufacturers.
In a blog post yesterday, Twitter has stated that they have been hit by a cyberattack and that approximately 250,000 user accounts have been compromised. A a precaution they have reset the passwords and revoked session tokens for the affected accounts.
In a recent blog post, Google programmer Dave Cohen announced that Google+ has added a feature that allows pan and zoom to high resolution images uploaded to photo albums. The new features allow users to view the images in greater detail especially with panoramic views.
Nuance, the Massachusetts based company best known for its "Dragon" voice recognition technology, introduced their project code named "Wintermute" at CES. The cross-platform, cloud based system allows continuous communication from all your personal devices.
Google agreed to sell Motorola Home to Arris, a global innovator in broadband technology, for $2.35 billion in cash and stock. The main reason why Google actually bought Motorola Home was not for its set-top box business. What they actually wanted were the patents.
Gooru, an educational search engine that brings together science, technology, engineering and mathematics educational materials for teachers and students, goes mobile with the release of an iPad app. The app brings 1000s of multimedia resources together from the web.
Vodafone UK rolled out the SureSignal 2, a new Femtocell device the size and shape of a power-line network adapter, which can be plugged into wall outlets. Not only is is considerably smaller than the original SureSignal, but it also supports more connections.
Some enterprising advanced users discovered that Google's Nexus 4 U.S. variant can work with LTE on AT&T, provided it's operating in markets with LTE Band 4 (AWS 1700 / 2100 MHz spectrum). Among the biggest US cities with it are L.A., Chicago, DFW, and Las Vegas.
Qualcomm took it upon itself to spread NFC (near field communication), by designing a new low-power, low-footprint controller. The QCA1990 from Qualcomm features half the PCB footprint, and makes do with 8-times smaller antenna than other controllers in the market.
IPKeys, a company which provides services in cyber security, system integration, training and more, has licensed the Unreal Engine 3 from Epic Games and Applied Research Associates (ARA) to for the creation of IGAME, an advanced Warfighter military simulator.
Skype's Gift Cards launched in the U.S., letting you call cellular and wired phones in over 44 countries, on the cheap. The cards are designed to cash in on the countless phonecalls that will be made this holiday. At $10, it gives you hundreds of hours of talk time.
RIM announced January 30, 2013 as launch day of its make-or-break product, the BlackBerry 10. Unlike a typical Apple, Samsung, or Microsoft product launch, the January 30 event will take place in multiple venues around the world (read: business centers).