CVE-2014-0092: "Sky falling. Film at 11."
GnuTLS, the widely-used open-source encryption library, has a simply horrible bug. And it's had that bug since 2003. It has a similar effect to the recently-discovered one in Apple OS code: It fails to correctly validate certificates.
The conspiracy theorists are beginning to have a field day, with fingers pointing in the NSA's direction.
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers don their tinfoil hats.
Samsung's getting back into the Chromebook game with its new Chromebook 2 laptops. Here's a detailed look at the devices and what they have to offer.
Google I/O is popular. But stop hitting F5.
Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) says registration for its 2014 I/O conflab will be different. The sign-up process will be an "Austrian auction." [Did you invent that, just so you can make stupid Falco puns? -Ed.]
Attendees will be randomly selected, as if in some sort of high-tech Wonka factory.
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers make it common knowledge.
[Why are we channeling dumb ads in the headline today? You're fired -Ed.]
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers explain the inexplicable.
If there's one Android manufacturer that's been getting things right lately, it's Motorola -- and other Android device-makers could stand to learn a thing or two from its revelations.
Free codec to allow more detailed cat videos.
Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is gushing over all the hardware vendors who've pledged support for its new VP9 video codec. It's royalty-free and claimed to be just as good as the new, encumbered H.265 "high efficiency video codec" standard -- i.e., they're both about twice as efficient as today's widely-used H.264 codecs. And Google will add VP9 to YouTube, Real Soon Now, along with some 4K videos.
Stop! Pay Larry.
Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) is ruffling penguin feathers with its latest salvo against open source. Without a hint of irony, the company known for open-source projects such as Java and MySQL is telling military customers to ditch free software -- in preference to its own, proprietary code, natch. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers feed the trolls...
In this TedTalk, we see how electrical stimulation of neurons can trigger activity in … a severed cockroach leg. And lemme tell ya, this cockroach can dance.
Imagine you have some temperature sensors lying about. And you're a geek. And you're a home brewer. Nuff said?