Stolen Passwords from LinkedIn Surfaced on the Web

Not even a days passed after the attack when it was found out that passwords were stolen from the online professional network LinkedIn. The company announced in a blog entry that affected users would be informed by e-mail, and that their old passwords have been disabled.

According to media reports, nearly 6.5 million passwords turned up on a Russian website. These were reportedly “hashed” – that is, obscured by an algorithm. There is no real encryption, so that they can be recovered with little effort.

LinkedIn operators had to justify themselves after experts discovered that the network’s smart phone app uploaded user information on an unsafe server. “This will not happen again in future,” announced LinkedIn.

The online network that is used primarily for business contact has a total of more than 150 million members.

Final Tests for Windows 8

Microsoft has provided the latest pre-release version of Windows 8 for download. The following stage is the “RTM” or “Release to Manufacturing”), which is the approval for production of the installation media.
The Preview Release includes hundreds of visible changes, Internet Explorer 10, new apps that connect to Hotmail, the cloud storage service Skydrive, Messenger and other Microsoft services. There are also many new apps from other developers in the Windows store.The new features include better multi-monitor support and new security features. Internet Explorer 10 contains a preview of optimized low-power version of Adobe’s Flash Player. In addition, Microsoft has the function of Do-Not-Track (DNT) enabled by default. This tells the website that the user does not want to be tracked via tracking cookies.

Microsoft deliberately avoids the term “Release Candidate” because they are still expecting changes to Windows 8. This is unusual for a classical Release Candidate since this usually corresponds to the final version, and it is only changed when severe errors occur. The quality of Windows 8 has to be much better than the completed Windows 7, said Microsoft’s Windows Chief Steven Sinofsky in a blog entry.

Until it is completed, Microsoft intends to get more reviews and feedback from users. Microsoft also uses the Windows 8 Release Preview telemetry data to determine how the new system is being used by the test users. In addition, Microsoft views crash reports. The interaction with devices and drivers should be tested extensively with the Release Preview, such as the installation of drivers which can be recorded with the special installation programs of the manufacturers. With the use of the compatibility mode, Microsoft also intends to actively monitor the testing in order to determine if there are problems with software written for Windows 7.

Micron Pop Video, HD Video Projector for iPhones and iPods

Micron Technology has just added the Pop Video to its portfolio of offerings. The Micron Pop Video is a pico projector designed for the iPod Touch and iPhone.

Micron, a company known for manufacturing of flash memory, their new projector delivers dock connector of 30 pins that will turn your iPod touch or iPhone into a portable projector and share videos, photos and other content with friends.

As a projector, the Micron Pop Video is based on LCoS technology and a f ource LED light and is capable of projecting a video resolution of 960 x 540 QHD.

The Micron Pop Video allows duplication of iPod touch or iPhone, so you can project videos on iTunes, browse the Internet, Facebook, YouTube, and more on the wall through the free Pop Video. This projector for the iPhone has a built-in rechargeable battery that delivers up to 2 hours of continuous use.

The price of Micron’s Pop Video is so only 76 euros.

The Gigabyte P2542G

Gigabyte has just added the Gigabyte P2542G to its line of gaming notebooks. This powerful laptop is based on the platform Intel Ivy Bridge and brings a 15.6-inch screen with full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The heart of this device is a quad-core Core i7-3610QM with clock speed of 2.3 GHz that reaches 3.3GHz Turbo Boost mode. It offers up to 8GB of RAM and 750GB hard drive (7200 rpm) and optional SSD.

The Gigabyte P2542G has a graphics card GeForce GTX 660 with 2 GB of dedicated memory, Blu-ray, 1.3 megapixel webcam, a 6-cell battery and media card reader SD / MMC / MS / MS Pro.

In terms of connectivity, there is Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, D-Sub, and combo eSATA / USB.

The price of Gigabyte P2542G starts at about 845 euros.

HP Envy Spectre XT

Besides the HP Pavilion M6 model, Hewlett-Packard has introduced another notebook powered by the new Intel platform Ivy Bridge. This is the HP Envy Spectre XT , a laptop that is manufactured with high quality and an all-metal design, with sharper lines and smooth texture.

The heart of this device is a 3rd generation processor Ivy Bridge paired with 4GB of RAM and 128 GB SSD. It incorporates a 13.3 inch screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and Beats Audio speakers.

In terms of connectivity, it has Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and HDMI ports. Its battery allows up to 8 hours of continuous use.

In addition, the laptop brings Intel’s Smart Connect that automatically updates emails, even when the notebook is in sleep mode.
HP will begin selling the Envy Spectre XT on June 8 at a price equivalent to about 769 euros.

The HP Pavilion M6

Hewlett-Packard has officially announced a new laptop called HP Pavilion M6, a device that offers an optimal balance of mobility, performance and multimedia capabilities.

With an ultra slim design in brushed aluminum , the HP Pavilion M6 has an AMD processor or Intel Core 3rd generation Ivy Bridge.

This laptop features a 15.6-inch BrightView display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and discrete graphics card. It is equipped with Wi-Fi, optical drive, HD webcam with TrueVision support, backlit keyboard (optional), and four USB ports, HDMI and D-Sub.

For audio quality, the M6 offers HP Beats Audio technology. Its battery allows up to 8 hours of continuous use. Hewlett-Packard will begin selling the HP Pavilion M6 in June. Pricing has not been announced yet.

Acer Aspire One 725

This netbook Acer recently launched has an excellent screen and is a good alternative to eliminate this trend of talking to the experts. The ultra small netbooks are still sold and are chosen by many around the world. Therefore, the Acer Aspire One 725 is an exciting proposition for those still choosing to have a netbook over another team.

The design and details are amazing, but what is most striking is the resolution of the screen, which is 1366 X 768 pixels, a figure that is high for a netbook. The panel size is 11.6 inches diagonally,which is one of the best you can find today. On the other hand, it weighs only 1.2 kg, less than a tablet but light enough to go anywhere all day without problems.