All your Mobile & Computer devices contain backdoors »

We wrote extensively about this subject previously, but most of our analysis on the subject of backdoors were speculations, it’s no longer the case, because well someone had a slip!

According to the Washington Post, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said on Tuesday that new forms of encryption capable of locking law enforcement officials out of popular electronic devices imperil investigations of kidnappers and sexual predators, putting children at increased risk.

These remarks come after Google and Apple announced new smartphone encryption policies that have sparked a sharp government response.

So let me feed you this with a spoon: YOUR MOBILE HAVE A BACKDOOR
This means the operating systems in questions have backdoors, and the announcement of Google and Apple means only that both operating systems iOS and Android have backdoors, a lack of response from microsoft can only mean that MS is OK with the backdoor policy especially that it has the lion’s share in the desktop and laptop OS.

Gadgets that give you superpowers! »

Concept ideas of gadgets that can give you superpowers (these are concepts not products yet developed) :

A stick-on, artificial muscle, that could tap you on shoulder to convey the next turn dictated by your GPS, or even support your muscles during an intense physical sport. It creates a physical bridge between your body and information of any sort.

An electronic counterweight strapped to your wrist that uses a gyroscope and a gimbal to sense your fine motor movements and, when necessary, smooth them out a bit.

Protect identity when partying, with a necklace that senses the IR light emitted by cameras during their autofocus sequence. And in response, it fires back a blinding counter-flash to protect your anonymity.

A Bose noise-canceling headphone,  you can simply point to someone you’d like to hear better in a room, and every other voice will fade away.

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Microsoft Announce Windows 10 skips 9! »

Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Executive Vice Presidentanounced at Microsoft’s event the new Operating (windows 10) Saying: “Windows is at a Threshold and now it’s time for a new Windows, … It wouldn’t be right to call it Windows 9.”

Windows 10 would work across all types of devices computers, tablets, phones, & gadgets : “One product family. One platform. One store.”

The new operating system will offer a tailored experience for each device, but a single store will offer apps and updates across all devices. Windows 10 “will deliver the right experience on the right device at the right time,” Myerson said.

Release date: mid-2015 release. Pricing not revealed.

Project Ara - Phoneblocks a Puzzle or a Lego!? »

Since it went viral a year ago, the concept of having a mobile phone easy to upgrade was a bit none realistic, but when Google decided to execute it, many had hope that the phone will see the light.

Well, it will, but with a major flaw, Ara project director Paul Eremenko has recently divulged in a keynote that you’ll be able to swap the phone’s other modules around, save for the CPU and display, even if you’re in the middle of typing out a message or of a phone call.

That’s Amazing right ? It depends!
If the CPU & display are changeable when turned off, then the phone is up to people’s expectations, and Google would have done a good job!If not, then the phone would be a puzzle rather than a lego, it won’t be a phone you can buy once and upgrade a lifetime, because while other phones CPU become stronger, apps will become more resource hungry, and unless you can replace CPU, chances are the Phoneblocks will be too weak and need to be replaced and thus won’t fullfill it’s promise!

eBay and PayPal to split into 2 companies in 2015. »

12 years ago Paypal, was acquired by eBay for $1.5 billion, and since then both ebay and Paypal have seen exponential growth, and PayPal was for the last few years the most lucrative and promising part of the company. But with the advent of some big players in the payment and eCommerce sector like Apple pay , Stripe, Square and Alibaba, the option to split might be more profitable to both entities, as Paypal if it splits from ebay, will no longer be seen as competition and can be adopted by the giant eCommerce sites like Amazon and Alibaba.

Activist investor Carl Icahn has been pushing for a eBay - PayPal break up since some time, but now due to the pressure from Alibaba and Apple Pay, the company have decided to split and thus will be traded as two separate companies. This spinoff, whill cut eBay in half in valuation and employees, and this split should be completed in the second half of 2015.

The Official Announcement from Ebay:

Sept 30, 2014 — eBay Inc. today said its Board of Directors, following a strategic review of the company’s growth strategies and structure, has approved a plan to separate the company’s eBay and PayPal businesses into independent publicly traded companies in 2015, subject to customary conditions.

Creating two standalone businesses best positions eBay and PayPal to capitalize on their respective growth opportunities in the rapidly changing global commerce and payments landscape, and is the best path for creating sustainable shareholder value, the company said.

BlackBerry P’9983 Porsche the $2,300 high end smartphone »

BlackBerry might have understood the concept of high end mobile phones wrong, sure high end mean quality products, and definitely there’s a social phenomena behind the high end products …. But in the terms in innovation there’s nothing new, it’s just a powerful smartphone with very slick casing.
But you get it, it’s high price is not about it’s technology but about it’s high price itself, so if you want to show off, you can buy such a device, the only problem is that people won’t even know how much you paid for it and can actually mistake it for a lower end smartphone device!

Google require Android phones makers to preinstall 20 Google Apps »

Android is a torjan horse for the smartphone makers. Somehow Google outsmarted all the mobile makers into making an alliance, that led to the creation of Android OS, a mobile operating system based on the Linux kernel and currently developed by Google.

Google tricked a collection of tech companies into forming an alliance “the Open Handset Alliance”, On November 5, 2007, this consortium of technology companies including Google, HTC, Sony, Samsung, Sprint, Nextel,T-Mobile, Qualcomm ,Texas Instruments, was announced, their goal was to develop an open standards for mobile devices. Unveiling Android , a mobile device platform built on the Linux kernel version 2.6.25.

Little did these companies know, that Google had it’s own plans, Google succeeded to propel Android, through mainly the help of it’s partners in the alliance, into a dominant position in the mobile market, with a market share over 85%!

Now that Android have a dominant position, Google started applying more leverage over the device makers like Samsung, HTC, LG …

Google require a yearly contract to allow the device makers to use Android OS, the new 2014 contract require mobile makers to increase the number of Google-made apps from 9 in 2011 to 20 in 2014. Including ”Google Chrome, Google Maps, Google Drive, YouTube, Google Play store, and Gmail among others …

This year’s agreement also required a Google search widget on the default home screen of the phone.

There’s definitely something wrong when a company create an Alliance to promote open source software then stab the other members of the alliance in their back once they are no more needed to promote the software.

Twitch video streaming startup now amazon’s for $1 billion »

In August Amazon announced a deal to acquire Twitch a video game streaming platform, for $970 million, which is Amazon’s largest and most expensive acquisition to date.

Twitch have 55 million active monthly users (according to the company).

As of today this acquisition is complete.

It is not known why Amazon might adventure in the video streaming market, but the acquisition of twitch might be considered as an ad distribution platform for the video gaming section in Amazon.

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