TechRevu - What's Next
TechRevu - What's Next Editor: Ernest Lilley
News Editor: Charles Mohapel

Contributing Editors: David Em / Daniel Dern / Alex Pournelle / Dan Spisak / Jonathan McClure

© 2002 - 2016 TechRevu / Enest Lilley          07/27/16
About TechRevu    Our Other Pubs    TechFocus   
Articles & Reviews

BlackBerry Announces The World's Most Secure Android Smartphone -- DTEK50 BlackBerry's New DTEK50 Touted As The World's Most Secure Android Smartphone
BlackBerry Announces The World's Most Secure Android Smartphone -- DTEK50
by Charles Mohapel

On July 26, 2016, BlackBerry announced the BlackBerry DTEK50, touted as "The World's Most Secure Android Smartphone". Running Android Marshmallow 6.0, the DTEK50 is BlackBerry's second Android smartphone and will let users take advantage of the rich selection of Android apps at a lower price point than the BlackBerry Priv.

Apple Releases iOS, El Capitan, watchOS, tvOS, and iTunes Updates Apple Releases iOS 9.3.3, El Capitan 10.11.6, watchOS 2.2.2, tvOS 9.2.1, and iTunes 12.4.2 Updates
Apple Releases iOS, El Capitan, watchOS, tvOS, and iTunes Updates
by Charles Mohapel

Reacting to the very real threat of "Stagefright" for Macs, iPhones, iPads, and iPods, Apple released iOS 9.3.3, El Capitan 10.11.6, watchOS 2.2.2, tvOS 9.2.1, and iTunes 12.4.2 updates on July 18, 2016.

Update Now: Macs and iPhones Have A Stagefright-Style Bug! If You Own A Mac, iPhone, iPad, Or iPod, Your Device Is At Risk From 'Stagefright'
Update Now: Macs and iPhones Have A Stagefright-Style Bug!
by Charles Mohapel

If you remember all the fuss about the "Stagefright" hole in Android in the first half of 2016 and "Stagefright 2" in the second half of 2016, would you be surprised to learn that "Stagefright" has apparently come to Macs, iPhones, iPads, and iPods?  Apple’s most recent security updates for OS X (10.11.6) and iOS (9.3.3), listed some of the patched bugs.

TP-Link Forgets To Register Domain Name TP-Link Forgets To Register Domain Name, Leaves Config Pages Open To Hijack
TP-Link Forgets To Register Domain Name
by Charles Mohapel

If you own a TP-Link Wi-Fi access point, range extender, or home router that you purchased before or during 2014, thanks to a monumental blunder by TP-Link who failed to renew their domain registration, you are vulnerable to having it hacked.

US Safety Agency: Over 500,000 Hoverboards To Be Recalled Self-Balancing Scooters / Hoverboards Recalled by 10 Firms Due to Fire Hazard
US Safety Agency: Over 500,000 Hoverboards To Be Recalled
by Charles Mohapel

If you saw a "hoverboard" advertised online and thought of the ones in 1989's "Back to the Future Part II", you would be gravely disappointed to discover that it is a fraud and is basically a rip-off of the Segway scooter, only minus the center column and handle.  With most sales in the US having been halted in March 2016 due to a lawsuit brought against the various manufacturers for patent violation, 99 reported incidents of the lithium-ion batteries that have exploded or caught fire roughly within the last year have caused the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall more than half a million of these so-called "hoverboards".

 

New In-Depth Details And Analysis Of The HummingBad Android Malware Campaign From HummingBad To Worse: New In-Depth Details And Analysis Of The HummingBad Android Malware Campaign
New In-Depth Details And Analysis Of The HummingBad Android Malware Campaign
by Charles Mohapel

If you own an Android smartphone or tablet, you may have already had your device infected since as far back as February 2016 by HummingBad malware from Yingmob, a group of Chinese cyber criminals.  Yingmob runs alongside a legitimate Chinese advertising analytics company, sharing its resources and technology, and worst of all, using its enterprise certificates to install itself on devices.  And Apple loyalists shouldn't feel smug since Yingmob is also responsible for Yispecter iOS malware too.  Thanks to loyal reader Dean Ross for the heads up.

Intel x86s Hide Another CPU That Can Take Over Your Machine Intel x86s Hide Another CPU That Can Take Over Your Machine (You Can't Audit It)
Intel x86s Hide Another CPU That Can Take Over Your Machine
by Charles Mohapel

Once again the chip designers at Intel have secretly exposed users to potentially dangerous, nearly unkillable, undetectable rootkit attacks.  This is thanks to a a secret, powerful control mechanism that runs on a separate chip that no one is allowed to audit or examine.  Thanks to loyal reader Tom Barnes for this critical tip.

Ransomware That's 100% Pure JavaScript, No Download Required Latest Version Of Ransomware Is JavaScript, Requires No Download
Ransomware That's 100% Pure JavaScript, No Download Required
by Charles Mohapel

Time was that when it came it to malware and ransomware, you had to concern yourself with things like poisoned websites, exploit kits, infected USB devices, and self-spreading network worms.  Now comes word that we have to worry about a new threat that is ransomware that's 100% pure JavaScript and requires no download.  Thanks to loyal reader Dean Ross for the heads up.

Critical Flash Vulnerability Is Being Exploited In The Wild Latest Critical Flash Vulnerability Being Exploited In The Wild, Adobe Promises Patch
Critical Flash Vulnerability Is Being Exploited In The Wild
by Charles Mohapel

We love what Adobe Flash does and grit our teeth every time we hear about yet another new exploit by hackers.  The latest critical vulnerability, CVE-2016-4171, has already been exploited in the wild, and effects Adobe Flash Player 21.0.0.242 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Chrome OS.  Adobe is promising a patch as early as June 16th.

Device Hijacking Security Flaws Discovered In LG Handsets Two New Security Flaws Discovered Exclusive To LG Handsets
Device Hijacking Security Flaws Discovered In LG Handsets
by Charles Mohapel

If you own an LG phone, be advised that security researchers at Check Point Software Technologies have discovered two new security flaws that affect only LG products.  The first is local vulnerability: CVE-2016-3117 and is in a privileged LG service called LGATCMDService.  The second is remote vulnerability: CVE-2016-2035 and exploits LG's unique implementation of the WAP Push protocol.  According to the ZDNet.com article "patches have now been issued to prevent the vulnerabilities from being exploited."

Samsung Warns Its Users Unconditionally NOT To Install Windows 10
Samsung: Don't Install Windows 10. REALLY
by Charles Mohapel

Nearly one year after being released, Windows 10 is still causing so many problems by failing to ...cont

FIA To Approve 'Halo' Cockpit Protection Device For Formula 1 In 2017
F1 Monaco GP: 'Halo' On Course To Receive 2017 Green Light
by Charles Mohapel

Following the deaths of race car drivers Jules Bianchi, Henry Surtees, and Justin Wilson in recen...cont

Gibraltar Opens Innovative Wave Power Station On Historic Jetty
Gibraltar's Landmark Wave Power Station Opens For Business
by Charles Mohapel

On Thursday May 26, 2016, Gibraltar opened their innovative Wave Power Station on the island'...cont

Apple's Premium 10th Anniversary iPhone To Feature 'All Glass' Body
Apple Leak Confirms 'All Glass' New iPhone
by Charles Mohapel

According to the near legendary KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo, acknowledged as the best App...cont

Hyperloop One Demonstrates Maglev Drive North Of Las Vegas
Hyperloop One Shows Off Magnetic Drive In Dramatic Demonstration
by Charles Mohapel

At a specially-built test track about 10 miles north of Las Vegas on May 11, 2016, Hyperloop One ...cont

Which Cars Produce The Most Toxins -- Diesels, Electrics, Or Hybrids?
Electric And Hybrid Cars Might Produce As Many Toxins As Diesels
by Charles Mohapel

If we asked you which cars produced the most toxins, diesels, electrics, or hybrids, the answers ...cont

SpaceX Lands Second Falcon 9 Rocket On Robotic Droneship In Less Than A Month
Wow! SpaceX Nails Rocket Landing At Sea Again
by Charles Mohapel

After several consecutive near misses, SpaceX has landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket o...cont

Apple Quietly Abandons QuickTime For Windows; US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Advises Users To Uninstall IMMEDIATELY
Uninstall Now! Apple Abandons QuickTime For Windows Despite Lingering Critical Flaws
by Charles Mohapel

If you have Apple's QuickTime for Windows on your PC, be advised that Apple has quietly aband...cont

Don't Delay -- Update Your Android Security Settings Today!
For Privacy And Security, Change These Android Settings Right Now
by Charles Mohapel

Android's Open Source system is a two-edged sword.  On one hand it offers people who buy...cont

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Makes First Successful Landing On Robotic 'Drone Ship'
SpaceX Rocket Landing 'Another Step Toward the Stars', Elon Musk Says
by Charles Mohapel

After four failed attempts to land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a robotic "drone shi...cont

Blue Origin Launches and Lands New Shepard Rocket Successfully for Third Time
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Launches and Lands Private Rocket for Third Time
by Charles Mohapel

On April 2, 2016, Blue Origin, the private spaceflight company founded by Amazon.com founder Jeff...cont

Acura's 2017 NSX Comes Closer To Hitting Showroom Floors
The Making Of A Supercar: Inside Acura's NSX Production Facility
by Charles Mohapel

Four years after Acura unveiled the initial concept of the revived NSX, the 2017 model of their A...cont

Technical Service Advisory For Users Of The Nikon D750 Digital SLR Camera
Nikon Recalls The D750 Again Over The Same Shutter Issue
by Charles Mohapel

For a third time Nikon has had to issue a Technical Service Advisory for users of the Nikon D750 ...cont

See What's New Before The 2016 Formula One Season Begins On March 20th
On The Grid: 2016 Formula One Season Preview
by Charles Mohapel

If you're a fan of the top level of open wheel racing, the 2016 Formula One season begins in ...cont

Lamborghini To Unveil Centenario, Their Ultra-Limited-Edition Hypercar On March 1st
This Is The Centenario, Lamborghini's Next Ultra-Limited-Edition Hypercar
by Charles Mohapel

At 10:05 AM UTC +1 on March 1, 2016, Lamborghini will be introducing their next ultra-limited-edi...cont

Is The Bugatti Chiron The Fastest Production Car In The World?
What Is The Bugatti Chiron's Actual Top Speed?
by Charles Mohapel

Gearheads at the Geneva Motor Show got a real treat on February 29, 2016 when the new Bugatti Chi...cont

Apple Extends MacBook Pro Repair Program For Video Issues
MacBook Pro Repair Extension Program For Video Issues
by Charles Mohapel

On February 18, 2016 Apple announced that they were extending MacBook Pro Repair Program for Vide...cont

Did You Buy Seagate's Barracuda 3TB Hard Disk Drive Or Backup Plus 3TB External Hard Disk Drive?
Consumers File National Class-Action Lawsuit Against Seagate for Defective Hard Drives
by Charles Mohapel

If you bought Seagate's Barracuda 3TB Hard Disk Drive or Backup Plus 3TB External Hard Disk D...cont

Cold Fusion Reactor Verified By Third-Party Researchers, Seems To Have 1 Million Times The Energy Density Of Gasoline
Cold Fusion Reactor Verified By Third-Party Researchers
by Charles Mohapel

Cold Fusion -- the Holy Grail of Nuclear Physicists may have finally been discovered.  Inven...cont

SpaceX Finally Succeeds With First Space Rocket Soft Landing
SpaceX Nails Historic First Space Rocket Landing
by Charles Mohapel

It took 28 days to catch up to Blue Origin's spacecraft 'New Shepard', but Elon Musk&...cont

Tech News/Leads

Nikon 105mm f/1.4 Lens Leaked, To Be World's Fastest 105mm Nikon's Upcoming AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED Lens To Be World's Fastest 105mm Lens Nikon 105mm f/1.4 Lens Leaked, To Be World's Fastest 105mm

Due to hit store shelves in the U.S. on August 26th, 2016, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED ...more

Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 4.7 -- Here Are The New Features Linux Creator Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 4.7, Complete With New Features Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 4.7 -- Here Are The New Features

When Linux creator and former principal developer of the Linux kernel, Linus Tor...more

Super-Hard Metal 'Four Times Tougher Than Titanium' Hardest Biocompatible Metal Discovered at the University of Houston Super-Hard Metal 'Four Times Tougher Than Titanium'

Recently researchers at the University of Houston discovered the World's hardest biocompatibl...more

Tokina's 24-70mm f/2.8 Outperforms Nikon's Versions, Costs Half as Much Tokina's New AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX Lens Superior To Both Nikon Lenses Tokina's 24-70mm f/2.8 Outperforms Nikon's Versions, Costs Half as Much

When third party lenses like Tokina's new AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX lens is less expensive th...more

NBC Universal Patents a Way to Detect BitTorrent Pirates in Real-Time NBC Universal's Newest Patent Lets Them Detect BitTorrent Piracy in Real-Time NBC Universal Patents a Way to Detect BitTorrent Pirates in Real-Time

It used to be that detecting piracy of copyrighted content occurred too late to do anything in ti...more

MindShift Gear Updates Classic Moose Peterson Outdoor Photography Backpacks MindShift Gear Team Up With Famed Outdoor Photographer Moose Peterson MindShift Gear Updates Classic Moose Peterson Outdoor Photography Backpacks

MindShift Gear has teamed up with legendary wildlife photographer Moose Peterson to update his th...more

iPhone 7 Double Leak Reveals Significant Design Change Apple's iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus Expected To Feature Major Changes iPhone 7 Double Leak Reveals Significant Design Change

You'll have to wait until 2017 to get your hands on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but expec...more

iOS 10 and macOS Sierra Betas Are Now Open To The Public Apple Opens Its macOS Sierra and iOS 10 Betas To The Public iOS 10 and macOS Sierra Betas Are Now Open To The Public

If you're interested in becoming an Apple Beta tester, the the second beta of iOS 10 and macO...more

BlackBerry Era Draws To A Close In Senate In Senate, Blackberry Era Officially Over BlackBerry Era Draws To A Close In Senate

According to this article, the Senate will no longer issue BlackBerry smartphones once their curr...more

New Artificial Intelligence Beats Tactical Experts In Combat Simulation Beyond Video Games: New Artificial Intelligence Beats Tactical Experts In Combat Simulation New Artificial Intelligence Beats Tactical Experts In Combat Simulation

The time has come when an advanced AI has beaten an expert human in a combat simulation.  Wa...more

10 Million-Core Supercomputer Hits 93 Petaflop/s, Tripling Speed Record China's Sunway TaihuLight Supercomputer Becomes Newest World's Fastest Supercomputer 10 Million-Core Supercomputer Hits 93 Petaflop/s, Tripling Speed Record

It took three years for someone to dethrone China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer from its perch as ...more

The New WD Pro Series Simplifies Content Creators' Workflow Western Digital Introduces My Passport Wireless Pro And My Cloud Pro The New WD Pro Series Simplifies Content Creators' Workflow

On June 21, 2016, Western Digital announced two new product lines.  First is the My Passport...more

MindShift Gear Launches rotation180 Catch & Release Fly Fishing Backpack MindShift Gear Launches rotation180 Catch & Release Fly Fishing Backpack on Kickstarter MindShift Gear Launches rotation180 Catch & Release Fly Fishing Backpack

On June 14, 2016, Think Tank Photo announced that their sister outdoor company, MindShift Gear ha...more

Apple Digital Camera RAW Update 6.20 Now Available Apple Releases Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 6.20 Apple Digital Camera RAW Update 6.20 Now Available

On June 23, 2016, Apple released Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 6.20 which adds RAW imag...more

Hasselblad X1D Leaked: World's First Medium Format Mirrorless Camera Expect Hasselblad X1D To Be World's First Medium Format Mirrorless Camera Hasselblad X1D Leaked: World's First Medium Format Mirrorless Camera

Rumors that Hasselblad would announce the World's First Medium Format Mirrorless Camera will ...more

Think Tank Photo Introduces Helipak For DJI Inspire Quadcopter Backpack

Maybe you fly a DJI Phantom Quadcopter and own the Think Tank Photo Airport Helipak For DJI ...more

New Rumors Of Nikon Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

While Nikon already has the Nikon 1 line of Mirrorless cameras, they all have the less-than-Full-...more

British-Designed Anti-Drone Ray Soon To Be Operational At US Airports

It's not just idiots flying drones near homes, airports, or planes that we have to worry abou...more

'The Pilot' From Waverly Labs Is In-Ear Device That Provides Translation In Real Time

If you've ever watched the British Sci-Fi series "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", ...more

How Would You Like A 43-inch 4K Monitor That Splits Into Four Separate 1080p Panels?

If you want a dedicated multi-monitor desktop, then you might want to take a look at the Dell P43...more

Expect Apple's 2017 iPhones To Have Brighter, Higher-Definition OLED Screens

If you're waiting for your next iPhone to come with a brighter, thinner, more energy efficien...more

Canon's Favored Photographers Field Testing Canon 5D Mark IV -- Expect It In August

If you think you've seen someone shooting with a much-rumored Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR, you'...more

Loading

TechRevu on Facebook / What's new on the TechRevu Facebook Page?

Our Other Pubs:

Do You SFRevu? Thousands of Intelligent Beings Do Every Month Gumshoe Review - a literary investigation.