outlook-MITMMan-in-the-middle attacks is when the attacker inserts themselves in the middle of their victims’ connections, thus being able to intercept messages sent back and forth. An example would be to direct users to fake websites set up to look like the actual website of a bank, so when the user enters their information, the information is then sent to the hacker who can then use those credentials to log into the actual bank’s website.

Over in China, it seems that Microsoft’s Outlook email system was subject to such an attack. This is according to Greatfire.org, an online censorship watchdog who reported that such attacks were taking place. Their report found that IMAP and SMTP for Outlook was under a man-in-the-middle attack, but thankfully it seems that Outlook for the web was not affected. The attack has since stopped but lasted a day while it was active. Read full post →Microsoft Outlook In China Hit With Man-In-The-Middle Attacks

facebook logoEven though Facebook acquired WhatsApp, it does not mean that the company plans on abandoning its Messenger service. In fact according to a Facebook official, it seems that Facebook has plans to improve Messenger in the future and one of the features that the service could gain would be voice-to-text transcription.

According to David Marcus, Facebook’s VP of messaging products, Facebook has already begun testing out the feature. Marcus believes that such a feature could be a hit in regions such as Asia where typing out characters in one’s native language could be difficult or slower, which would make a voice-to-text transcription service even more valuable. Read full post →Facebook Messenger To Gain Voice-To-Text Transcription In The Future

chinese-internet-users-in-internet-cafeVideo games can be fun and addictive. In fact gamers who have played MMORPGs know that you can spend as much as 4-5 hours at once trying to complete a section of a raid, but as Blizzard likes to remind their gamers, everything should be done in moderation. Unfortunately not many people heed such warnings as a recent report from CNN has surfaced where a man from Taiwan died after a 3-day gaming binge.

According to the report, the man named Hsieh was found slumped over a table in an internet cafe in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, after he had been playing video games for three days in a row. According to the staff members who worked at the cafe, Hsieh was a regular patron at the establishment and had been known to fall asleep in his chair or at his table, which is why they did not realize anything was amiss until he had been dead for several hours. Read full post →Taiwanese Man Dies After 3 Day Gaming Marathon

fastest-internetIt is easy to start up a website or a blog. All you’d need to do is sign up for it, and in most cases it is free. This means that anyone can start up a website in a matter of minutes and start posting whatever they want, meaning that if governments want to start taking down websites, they would have a pretty hard time trying to catch up.

That being said, the French government wants to give it their best anyway. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve will be meeting his German counterpart on Tuesday where they will discuss and push for a united front in the removal of terrorism-related content from the internet. Read full post →France Wants To Scrub The Internet Of Terrorism-Related Content

spaceXWhile Google might be known for their search, Android, email services, and so on, the company has expanded into other fields such as the development of wearables and robots. Now thanks to a recent report released by The Information, it seems that Google’s interest in space is slowly starting to grow.

The report claims that Google is on the verge of investing in SpaceX, which for those unfamiliar is a privately funded company which is led by Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla that is looking into the possibility of space travel. However instead of investing into space travel, Google’s investment is said to be towards SpaceX’s satellites. Read full post →Google Could Be Investing Billions Into SpaceX [Rumor]

montblanc-estrap-3The design of most smartwatches these days tend to leave a lot to be desired, save for a few here and there that actually looks decent. That being said companies such as Montblanc are trying to come up with alternatives that will allow the wearer to have a luxury/classic timepiece on their wrist, but yet have access to modern technology.

The company had previously announced an e-strap and now thanks to Watch-Insider (via MacRumors), additional photos of the Montblanc e-strap have surfaced. This is thanks to a demonstration put on by Montblanc’s CEO Jerome Lambert which was held in Geneva over the weekend. Read full post →Montblanc E-Strap Shown Off In Real Life Photos

Google_calandar_iOS1-730x322Considering that Google owns Android, it isn’t surprising that the updates made to Google’s apps tend to arrive for the Android platform first before making their way to iOS. For example last year in November, Google updated their Google Calendar app for Android devices. Now for iOS users who were a little jealous, fret not because it looks like the new standalone iOS version is close to being released. Read full post →Google Calendar For iOS Screenshots Leaked

john-legereT-Mobile in the past few years have managed to stir up quite a lot of buzz in the carrier and telecommunications industry. This is thanks to the carrier’s “uncarrier” strategy which basically offers customers crazy deals and offers which often come across as too good to be true. This has worked out for T-Mobile as they have seen an uptick in new subscribers, but how sustainable is it?

In an interview with Re/code, Deutsche Telekom’s CEO Tim Hoettges recently revealed that this strategy might not necessarily be very sustainable for the long-term. Hoettges revealed that in order to keep up with T-Mobile USA’s uncarrier strategy, they would have to invest $4-5 billion every year. Read full post →T-Mobile’s Uncarrier Strategy Is Hard To Sustain

xbox live statusBack in December 2014, Microsoft’s Xbox Live gaming service was hacked with the hacking team Lizard Squad claiming responsibility for it, which is why we can’t blame gamers for feeling that tinge of paranoia whenever the service is interrupted as it could either be a glitch, a hack, or maybe maintenance.

Well if you have been trying to access Xbox Live and you can’t, don’t worry you’re not alone. According to the Xbox Live Status page, it shows that there is limited connectivity going on at the moment. This has affected the purchase and content, as well as social and gaming aspects of Xbox Live. Read full post →Xbox Live Experiencing Limited Connectivity

Samsung-galaxy-Note-4-edge-03Earlier today we reported that according to a rumor, the Samsung Galaxy S6 could feature a glass and metal design. Now there have also been rumors that Samsung is planning on launching two phones. One would be the Galaxy S6, and the other would be a variant of the Galaxy S6 where both edges of the phone would feature a curved display.

This is basically like the Galaxy Note Edge, except that instead of one side, both sides will be curved. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of this rumor, but thanks to the folks at SamMobile, they have more or less “confirmed” that this will indeed be the case. The upcoming Galaxy S6 Edge (or whatever it will be called) will feature the same display technology found on the Galaxy Note Edge. Read full post →Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge To Sport Dual Edge Displays [Rumor]