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  • Plan ahead to prevent Wi-Fi meltdowns

    A story of Wi-Fi congestion late last week caught my attention. As reported on Computerworld, the courtroom where the ongoing Apple versus Samsung battle is being played out has apparently suffered some technical setbacks--not in the court case, but in a physical system deployed within the room.

Spotlight: Jawbone Era

The new Jawbone Era comes with a minimalist and lightweight design that is 42 percent smaller than the old Era, in part made possible by its micro-electro-mechanical systems that also offers better performance despite its smaller size. 

Eavesdropping bug found in Google Chrome

An Israel-based developer has discovered a design flaw in Google Chrome that could allow a rogue website to turn on the victim's microphone and listen in without any indication of it happening.

AT&T, Sprint and Verizon say no to download booster feature on Galaxy S5

The highly touted "download booster" feature in the new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, which bonds both Wi-Fi and LTE radios together to accelerate the download of large files, has apparently been disabled by some carriers.

Why a startup migrated from NoSQL to SQL

A startup was forced into making the switch from NoSQL to a regular SQL-based database system after running into various issues with the former. This was disclosed by Matt Butcher, the head of the cloud engineering group for a start called Revolv in a personal blog post titled "NoSQL no more".

Developer who introduced 'Heartbleed' OpenSSL bug speaks

The Sydney Morning Herald conducted what was probably the first interview of the German software developer who was responsible for introducing the critical security flaw into the Heartbleed bug.

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