MBAE2Back in July we reported that a Flash zero-day vulnerability had been discovered. In fact had it not been for the hack on hacking group Hacking Team, there is a good chance the vulnerability might have gone on undiscovered for goodness knows how long. That being said, the discovery led to some security experts calling on Flash to be retired for good.

In case you’re thinking that maybe it’s too premature, think again. According to a recent discovery, it seems that hackers have actually been taking advantage of another Flash vulnerability and for the past seven days, they have actually used Yahoo’s ad network to distribute malicious bits of code. Read full post →Hackers Exploit Flash Vulnerability Found In Yahoo Ads



The Apple Watch’s design is lauded by some and criticized by others who felt that it might not necessarily have been Jony Ive’s best work. Maybe you feel that way,. or maybe you’re the type that generally prefers watches that look more traditional, but yet can’t seem to give up on the functions or features of smartwatches.

If that describes you, you’re in luck thanks to a company by the name of Nico Gerard. As you can see in the video above, the company has put together an accessory designed for the Apple Watch that will give you the best of both worlds, albeit for a rather steep price of $9,000, but if you can afford that, why not? Read full post →Nico Gerard Unveils $9,000 Attachment For Your Apple Watch



Aspire-One-Cloudbook-AO1-131_straight-on_Win10Last week Acer teased that they had new computers arriving this week and sure enough they do. In fact if you’re on a budget and you’re looking to buy a laptop for work or for school, you might be interested in the Acer Aspire One Cloudbook. This is a laptop that is priced starting at $169 and will go up by $30 if you were to opt for the larger 14-inch version.

Now if you’re thinking that this is a Chromebook which is why it is so cheap, think again. This is an Acer laptop running on Windows 10 meaning that it is more than capable of performing your day-to-day tasks, like checking emails, surfing the web, typing up documents, chatting with friends and family members, and so on. Read full post →Acer Aspire One Cloudbook Announced Starting At $169


Event-Reminder_FacebookLast week Samsung sent out invites to an event that they will be hosting on the 13th of August. Given that usually only flagship devices tend to get their own dedicated event, it was safe to assume that we would be treated to none other than the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and possibly the Galaxy S6 Edge+.

Just in case you’re still a bit skeptical about what Samsung will announce, the company has posted a reminder on its website telling us to “note the date” for the 13th of August. If anything we can safely assume that was in reference to the Galaxy Note 5. The reminder also included the accompanying image above. Read full post →Samsung Wants You To “Note The Date” For 13 August


google-nexus-5-red-010If the rumors are to be believed, this year we can look forward to seeing two Nexus handsets. One is expected to be from Huawei, and the other is expected to be from LG. So far we haven’t really heard much in terms of specs. We’ve heard a few rumblings here and there, with the LG Nexus being the most leaked as we even caught a glimpse at the alleged rear shell of the phone.

That being said, a report from GizmoChina has potentially revealed the specs for both phones. Starting with the LG-made Nexus, the handset is said to sport a 5.2-inch Full HD display. Under the hood it will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 processor with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of onboard storage, and a 3,180mAh battery. Read full post →Alleged LG & Huawei Nexus Specs Leaked


airbus patentGetting from New York to London takes roughly 7 hours. Back in the day when the mach 2 Concorde was still flying, such a trip would take a relatively speedy 3.5 hours, about half the time a regular plane takes. However if the folks at Airbus have their way, that time could further reduced to as much as an hour.

This is according to a recent trademark that Airbus had filed that describes a new type of plane, a hypersonic jet basically, that will allow passengers to fly from New York to London in just an hour. This is obviously a huge improvement over the mach 2 Concorde which was already widely considered to be pretty fast back when it used to operate. Read full post →Airbus Patents A Jet That Flies From New York To London In 1 Hour


sony-a7r-leakFull frame cameras used to be seen as cameras aimed at professionals, and while plenty of professionals use full frame cameras, the fact that there are more options on the market right now make it easier for amateurs and enthusiasts to get in on it. That being said, in order to better compete against Nikon and Canon, Sony is expected to focus their efforts on the full frame camera market.

This is apparently according to a report from Korea Times (via Sony Alpha Rumors) in which they interviewed Sony Korea’s manager Bae Ji-hoon, who was quoted as saying, “Sony will concentrate on full-frame cameras in the future. In the short run, we will target existing full-frame camera users and then attract those who use entry and mid-class models to upgrade their cameras in the long run, raising the popularity of full-frame cameras.” Read full post →Sony Expected To Focus On The Full Frame Camera Market


square readerOne of the advantages to the Square Reader is that it turns devices into mobile payment stations, where you can swipe a credit card on the device and have it charge you like you would have expected from a regular credit card machine. However it seems that despite its convenience, it has the potential to be a huge security flaw as well.

According to recent research conducted by three grad students from Boston University, they have found that the Square Reader can be turned into a credit card skimming device with a little bit of modification. Basically what they found out that is that the device can be physically tampered with and have its encryption disabled. Read full post →Hack Turns Square Reader Into A Credit Card Skimmer


Swatting is no joke. For those who are unfamiliar with the process, basically it involves someone calling the police and claiming that a crime such as murder or a hostage situation is taking place at another address. Given the crime, the police will typically respond in force, armed to the teeth in armor and guns.

So far no fatalities have occurred due to swatting, but the possibility is there which is why the law does not take too kindly to such acts. It also seems that maybe this isn’t an issue to joke around with as popular Twitch stream Trick2g recently found out. The streamer was celebrating the fact that he had gotten 800,000 subscribers and held a 24-hour live streaming session. Read full post →Popular Twitch Streamer Fakes His Own Swatting, Gets Banned


windows_10_steamA report from yesterday revealed that Windows 10 is on a steady rise and already commands about 2.47% of the operating system market. This is pretty impressive but what about games? How does Windows 10 fare when it comes to the gaming scene? As it turns out Windows 10 is also doing pretty well on that front.

According to the latest stats offered by Valve’s Steam, it seems that Windows 10 gamers account for 2.3% of the total number of gamers on the Steam platform. We know this seems like a pretty small percentage, especially when you consider the fact that Windows 7 is at a whopping 44.91%. Read full post →Windows 10 On Steam Has Already Surpassed Gamers On OS X & Linux