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Switch with Super Smash Bros. feeling?

The Nintendo Switch is still a remarkable mobile
console and it has good games to play on it. How-
ever the controllers (called Joy-cons) aren’t without
doubts when it comes to ergonomics.

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game streaming and eInk displays

It is well-known that eReaders with eInk displays
today are as flexible as tablet pcs when it comes
to apps and all the stuff they come with. What
hasn’t changed though, is the eInk display…

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24ct-Gold-plated keyboard

Now personally we’d say, we’ve seen it all. But a
gold-plated keyboard? Well, that new to us even
knowing those fancy smartphones that come
covered in gold and cost as much as a house.

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AMD reaching for Ultrabooks

2019 was already challenging for Intel when AMD
announced the 3rd Gen Threadripper series. Intel
hoped that this would have been the only attack
from AMD. But AMD shifts the next gear…

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Back to work… here and in reality

We’re sorry for any inconvenience. A lot of posts haven’t
been automatically posted during our absence. Lots of
Missed schedules occurred leaving the posts in Scheduled
state. We need to investigate more into this.

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Apple to sue Corellium

Corellium, known for software and OS virtualization
is facing a possible lawsuit from Apple for providing
ideas on how to circumvent the iOS security and also
allowing a jailbreak. A technique, Apple doesn’t like.

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Security in power plants

The 36th Chaos Computer Club summit is taking
place and there’s already the first horror message
around. According to Kaspersky, a widespread
control system from Siemens seems affected.

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Christmas is done, New year coming

So while most of us already relax from the christmas
stress, some are still thinking of what to do with some
unwanted presents. Yes, also this year the amount of
presents gone wrong has raised. So what to do now?

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KABOOOM! NASA testing fuel tank!

What does it look like when a fuel tank used for space
rockets is bursting? The NASA has released a video of
a load test where the fuel tank is put under stress
with pressure 260% above nominal value.

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German cities target for Emotet & Co.

It seems as if german cities and public services are
more often a target for ransomware. Just few days ago
the city page of Frankfurt/Main has been taken down
as Emotet has infected the server systems the site is on.

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Time lapse: When New York vanishes

What does it look like if a blizzard is heading towards
New York? A spectacular time lapse recording from
the One World Observatory (the visitor deck atop the
One World Trade Center) shows the white snow squall.

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Facebook is always tracing you!

As an eager user of facebook, you’re always
using facebook on your smartphone as well.
Thinking of the security, you have already
disabled GPS tracking for facebook.

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New form of privacy breach?

Big brother is watching you! This is version 2.0 of
what privacy breach can be. Tianhong Li and his
colleagues at the MIT foud a way to make a visible
radiography of a building and make walls translucent.

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Update problems, no posts!

Sorry for any inconvenience the last days. The
bug devil has striked us again and the post
scheduling system refused to work properly.
This had the effect of no post releases recently.

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Surveillance camera hacked (IoT)

IoT is a fine ting, most people of us think.
Checking room temperature, switch lights
remotely or do a surveillance remotely
using internet-connected webcams.

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220 years ago the “mètre” was born

220 years ago the metric system found it’s way to
our modern life. Everything measured is based upon
the metric system however there are some countries
still using the imperial system (USA, Australia, UK)

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Yahoo Groups is history!

Nothing’s forever. While Yahoo has announced
mid-october that it will shut down it’s service on
December 14th, they’re taking the step a bit
further: voluntary archivars aren’t allowed to save…

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Panasonic prone to call hijacks

Owner of a Panasonic DECT phone? Then you should
be aware of this: A secret code allows resetting the
system base PIN and allow the connection of a new
mobile handset that itself can be used for auditing.

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DRM kicks in and you’re screwed!

DRM is omnipresent when it comes to movies, games
or other media that has to be protected against unwan-
ted copying or republishing. But what happens if you
have bought a movie of which the DRM is no longer?

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When software suffers from bugs

In this case it affects Splunk, a monitoring tool.
What we remembered from the Y2K bug was the
fact that computers with dual-digit year numbers
were unable to handle dates after 31-12-1999.

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Xerox plans hostile takeover of HP

A “no” seems to be something Xerox won’t accept.
After the denial of HP to agree to the takeover offer
Xerox made few weeks ago, Xerox now intends to get
in touch with the HP shareholders directly.

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Cows, VR and productivity

Now we’ve seen a lot of things, some of them being
weird. But this is really awkward. In Russia there’s a
study active where it is determined if cows produce
more milk when having a VR headset on.

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Murky ponds can be dangerous!

The life of an animal can be very dangerous.
Especially if natural needs urge you to get water.
This deer herd has been struck by a python killing
one of them by quickly snatching out of the pond.

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Google Stadia – Launch gone wrong

It seems to be no good start for Google Stadia.
First, there’s the issue of streaming stutterings and
a bumpy start upon launch. Then the availability in
certain countries. and then the HDR issue at 4K.

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64 cores for the masses?

The Ryzen Threadripper 3970X is the 32-core
Threadripper from AMD and already a beast when
it comes to multicore computing. Dotriaconta-core
CPUs aren’t often seen for personal systems.

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Samsung galaxy S11 – a loser?

The Galaxy S10 and the Note10 are the current
flagship cell phones of Samsung and they’re
providing good numbers in various benchmarks.
So should the S11, being leaked recently…

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Apple being the 5G supplier for USA?

5G was always a difficult thing for the USA. While
Huawei is being locked out as a supplier for 5G
despite bing the world leader in 5G technology,
Trump sees Apple in charge to take this part.

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Project JEDI: Amazon vs. Microsoft

Cloud services have become a profitable sector
in IT services in general. That’s why Google,
Amazon and Microsoft have invested massive
amounts of money to build up a massive cloud.

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(Un-)Breakable glass!

Tesla has recently resented a new form of truck based
on an electric motor like Tesla’s usual cars are. The truck
shall carry 1.7 tons and also is said to be extremely
resistant to damage. Even the glass…

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Pixel 4 XL – The snap reason

When Zack Nelson performed his durability test
on the Google Pixel 4 XL, the phone snapped to
pieces easily due to weak spots in the frame.
The following video (teardown) shows why that is.

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No win in lottery!

Imagine this… you’re playing the lottery
for 16 years and in the moment of your luck
you’re denied your win for some quite doubtful
reason. This man has witnessed it now!

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Cortana leaving iOS and Android

No good news for Cortana users of iOS and Android devices.
Microsoft will start to pull the Cortana App from the Google
Play Store and the AppStore on January 2020 as Microsoft
plans to integrate Cortana more and more into Office 365.

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