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When Tesla Model S logs on, will hackers happily pounce?

Once a car is linked to the Internet, it could, in theory, be accessed by malicious hackers who could control some functions of the vehicle and even track it without the owner's knowledge.

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Linux Trojan 'Hand of Thief' found on the malware market

Desktop Linux users have been relatively malware-free, but an RSA researcher has identified the "Hand of Thief" Trojan, which specifically targets Linux.

The tech behind EVE Online's 'Battle of 6VDT,' the biggest brouhaha in gaming history

One system, four thousand players, 2,500 ships destroyed, and an untold number of weapons discharged: EVE Online's Battle of 6VDT was a beast. Here's how developer CCP kept the slaughter from melting its servers.

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Jelly Bean tops Gingerbread as dominant Android version

The latest major version of Android, known as Jelly Bean, is now the most widely used variant of the platform, according to new statistics from Google.

on techhive.com

Intel's new Haswell chips may be hot, but not in a good way

Early tests, online discussions and even some OEMs seem to show a potential bump in the road for Intel's latest-generation processor architecture -- a bump you can see on a temperature graph.

Android update-watchers claim a sighting of Android 4.3

Google is a shameless tease about possible updates to Android, as its eager users lust after Android 4.3; they report spotting a hint.

Right to unlock smartphones finds support in Congress

A 2012 decision not to renew a long-standing exception to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act drew heavy public criticism.

Internet freedom group blasts proposed HTML5 standards

The Electronic Frontier Foundation says that stringent digital rights management technology will be harmful to online freedom.

Supercomputer dedicated that is fastest one owned by a college

Indiana University's Big Red II is a Cray-built machine, which uses both GPU-enabled and standard CPU compute nodes to deliver a petaflop of max performance.

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Google Glass rooted already--and it's really easy

ChromeOS developer and hacker Liam McLoughlin tells that not only has he figured out how to gain root access on Google Glass, the task is apparently pretty simple.

on greenbot.com

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Should Samsung put its smartphones on a diet?

With the introduction of the Galaxy Mega smartphones with their 6.3-inch displays, Samsung continues to push its phones toward tablet sizes.

Is Android in the business world to stay?

It's taken a while, but Android is becoming a more popular option of business users. Here's a look at why it's gaining a foothold in the workplace and whether that trend will continue.

Do's and don'ts for using Android in business

While it's important to remember that the use of Google Android software in the enterprise is still a comparatively young phenomenon, there are a few general guidelines that businesses looking to use the platform would do well to remember.

HTC One's U.S. smartphone launch delayed until 'end of April'

HTC announced Friday that its well-received HTC One smartphone won't go on sale in the U.S. until sometime "before the end of April," according to an emailed statement.

'NotCompatible' Android malware showing rise in activity

The malware is essentially a simple network proxy, which pretends to be a system update in order to get unwitting users to install it.