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Finnish Hacker Isolates Helicopter GPS Coordinates From YouTube Video Sounds

An anonymous reader sends a post by Finnish electronics hacker Oona Räisänen, who heard a mysterious digital signal in the audio accompanying a …

These Clever Docks Turn Your iPhone's Flash Into a Bedside Lamp

By now our smartphones have become a constant bedside companion for most of us. But Shay Alkalay and Yael Mer over at the London-based Raw Edges …

Recovering The Unrecoverable: Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier Versus The Damaged Disk Image

Recently I had to send my UX32VD notebook back to ASUS for repairs under warranty (which turned out to be a completely painless experience, …

Tools To Hack Android Phones Are Getting Easier To Use

Security researchers have long maintained that malware is a problem on Android, the Google operating system that’s on 80% of the world’s smartphones. In extreme cases, hackers with malicious intent can do more than send premium text messages – they can turn a phone into a spying tool too. The …

Android 4.3 Will Include Options To Control Individual App Permissions

We scored our first look at Android 4.3 earlier this week. While we didn't see too much that thrilled us, word of a new hidden Permissions Manager …

New Nexus 7 now available to order from Google's US Play Store

As of now, Apple's still wholly content letting Google and its clan of followers dominate the sub-$300 tablet market. Hence, the new Nexus 7. For those drawn to a thinner, lighter, more powerful version of the Android-based slate, orders can now be placed directly through Google's Play Store... for …

Hackers Using Bots, Scripts To Lock Down Restaurant Reservations

Nerval's Lobster writes <i>"Forget about hacking an app or database: for a small cadre of hackers in San Francisco, it's all about writing code that can</i> …

Android Bug Superior to Master Key

Assuming you enjoy this article, I encourage you to read the next one in the series: Yet Another Android Master Key Bug.<p>Earlier this year, Bluebox …

Cybersecurity

Hidden “App Ops” Feature in Android 4.3 Lets You Selectively...

Hidden not-so-deep inside of Android 4.3’s settings activities, you’ll find an interesting new addition called <b>App Ops</b> that appears to be a …

Android Apps of the Week: Permissions Manager, NumberSnap, and More

Never forget a face, never miss a draft, and never let apps get personal info you don't want them to, all in this week's best Android</b> …

Google Nexus 7 Teardown: Hey That's an Inductive Charging Coil

The ace team at iFixit has given the ol' teardown to the new Google Nexus 7 and they've discovered that the rear case is very easy to open, that it's …

Exploiting GPS vulnerability to Hijack Ships, Airplanes with $3000 Equipments

The GPS expert <i>Todd Humphreys</i>, professors at the University of Texas, demonstrated that just using a cheap apparatus composed by a small antenna, an …