Yesterday NetworkWorld.com published an article that in my opinion was a bit sketchy. The article was about two Samsung Notebooks that for some reason had a Key Logger installed.
In the article they claimed that two Samsung Notebooks contained a Key Logger called Star Logger. The person with the notebooks made the discovery by scanning his system with a licensed anti virus software, they even informed readers of the article where the location of the Key Logger was. I thought the story was bogus from the start, because key information was left out and the majority of the story focused on the Sony BMG Root Kit from a few years ago and not the Key Logger from Samsung.
The entire article the first and second part just didn’t seem right, to me and others. But then others followed suit, CNET for example posted an article making the same claims and instructing people how to remove the non existant key logger.
Today NetworkWorld.com published an article part 1 of what I can only assume is a two part piece, claiming that Samsung has pre-installed Key loggers onto their systems. Two systems were tested a Samsung R535 and a Samsung R540.
When I read the piece the first thing that popped into my head was, geez I have an R540 (well had forgot I sent it back) I don’t remember having any security issues with it. I then started to panic a bit as my cousin who isn’t that tech savvy and a friend of mines who is a bit more tech savvy but still a novice, both purchased an R540 on my recommendation from best buy.
Lexar Media the parent company of Crucial Technologies today introduced tot he world the new Crucial Ballistix Sport memory for those gamers who desire the very best. I think that line sounds like a hallmark commercial.
Designed for mainstream users, gamers, and general PC enthusiasts the Ballstix Sport supports all the latest CPUS from AMD and Intel including the second generation Intel Core processors (Sandy Bridge). The new memory comes with nice looing heat spreaders in Black and Silver that in my opinion look great with any setup for those of you who are picky about how things look inside your case. I am one of those, I like things to match.
For those of you who want the first Windows Phone for Sprint (HTC Arrive) you can order it now from Sprint.com or WireFly.com. If you order it from WireFly.com you can get it for only $49.99 a $50.00 savings. It does however require a 2 year contract and only available for new Sprint customers. I am unsure if renewals will get the $50 discount.
For more information Click Here.
Today Lenovo announced a new workstation the Thinkstation E30 and a new Desktop the ThinkCentre M81 for businesses. Lenovo promises to deliver speedy boot-up and shut down times with these two systems which are powered by the latest intel processors.
“Workstation users need the kind of performance that lets them do more each minute. The ThinkStation E30 workstation builds on our strong workstation platform, combining new rapid processing for data-crunching with more vivid and intense graphics capabilities,” said Tao Gu, executive director and general manager, Workstation Business Unit, Lenovo. “We created the ThinkStation E30 workstation to offer extremely powerful processing on a software-certified solution at desktop prices.”
Research in Motion just sent out a press release (They forgot what BCC means) and confirmed what had been rumored for sometime now, the Blackberry Playbook which is available for pre-order at BestBuy.com and available on store shelves on the 19th of April, will support Android Apps.
This is HUGE. This will mean the Playbook will have over 200,000 Apps available on launch day! I for one am excited for the Blackberry playbook as it will make the perfect companion for your blackberry smartphone.
To see the BlackBerry Tablet OS in action running conceptual applications from The Astonishing Tribe, please visit http://www.youtube.com/blackberry#p/c/8D8C3A23664E6761/5/uH7NKhNyygw and http://www.youtube.com/blackberry#p/c/8D8C3A23664E6761/0/mWJG-sB7H4Y
Microsoft now has a webpage where Windows Phone 7 users in the US can know if and when an update for their windows phone 7 device will be available. The site currently list six devices, one of which already has the update, and five others with the update being scheduled and others the update being tested.
You can access the webpage by clicking here.
I guess I won’t be seeing my Samsung Focus update anytime soon according to that schedule.
Toshiba today unveiled a USB powered 14” mobile LCD monitor. When I first read the press release I had to double check the date and make sure it wasn’t April 1st. A mobile LCD Monitor in my opinion is a great tool for any mobile professional. There are countless times where I could of used a second screen while traveling, and knowing that now I can if I were to get one and its powered by a USB port is in my opinion amazing.
“The Mobile Monitor allows traveling businesspeople and students to conduct on-the-spot presentations and share content without the need for a bulky projector or having to crowd around a laptop screen,” said Paul Collas, director of Accessory Marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Life Products and Services.
ThinkGeek.com, has put together a bunch of cool toys for the prankster in us all just in time for our favorite holiday of the year! April Fools Day. On the list of products is a pen that zaps you to a greeting card that scares you there is something for everyone!
To check out the full list of pranks available click here. I personally may pick up the Pen and the Ball that Zaps ya. I like shocking people.
Today Sprint announced its 21st and 22nd 4G capable devices the HTC EVO 3D and the HTC View 4G (first 3G/4G android tablet). Sprint has also said they both will be available soon, although no official date was announced by Sprint in its three press releases on the devices.
The HTC EVO 3D powered by the Gingerbread (2.3) version of the Google Android OS, features the US first QHD 3D 4.3-inch display and a powerful 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor. HTC EVO 3D also features dual 5 megapixel cameras, which can be used to capture both high-quality conventional and stunning 3D images and videos, opening up new frontiers for user-generated content, social networking and streaming video. The HTC EVO 3D will also be the first device ever to support Blockbuster On Demand.