Hands on Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G LTE, Flashback Trojan Hits 550,000 Macs, Hilarious Google Autocompletes
Hands on Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G LTE, Flashback Trojan Hits 550,000 Macs, Hilarious Google Auto completes
It is almost “new phone time” for me. I’m a Sprint subscriber who is too comfortable to switch carriers and I’m currently carrying a Sprint Epic 4G—basically a Galaxy S. I don’t hate it, but it isn’t going to get Android 4.0 and it certainly feels like it is slowing down, though I suspect that is just life speeding up. Anyway, HTC EVO 4G LTE looks like it could be a contender. PCMag’s Alex Colon got some hands on time with the device.
Malware attacking Macs!? Inconceivable! Not only can it happen, it does happen. Like, this week. Anti-virus vendor Dr. Web (is that a great name or what?) estimates that some 550,000 Macs were affected by the Flashback Trojan this week. Apple patched the software, but it was a pretty nasty bit of business. Of course, there are still many more threats on the Windows platform, but this should put Mac users on notice. Be careful out there.
Covering just how much traffic adult-oriented sites generate on the Web is tough. First, you have to find a site that is willing to share some numbers with you and then you have to do some serious number crunching. Fortunately, ExtremeTech’s Sebastian Anthony did both. The final challenge is to describe the story with enough euphemisms to avoid tripping your e-mail spam filters and let you actually get the link to the story. Check.
Geek.com has been covering the development of what we now know as “Project Glass” for months, but now Google has gone to the New York Times with more details. It hints at voice recognition, location information, and even an on-screen weather description—just in case, you know, you don’t believe your eyes. There is also a teasing video that shows the interface in action, although it does leave you with more questions than answers. Still, it is an impressive demo and the thing that amazes me the most is how innocuous and cool the glasses look.
The New York Auto Show is in town. Once again, I’m probably going to be too busy to attend, though, and that’s kind of a shame because this year there is finally a flying car. Thing is, futurists have been predicting flying cars for years. Why don’t we have them already? Jamie Lendino asked that question to author, futurist, and professor of theoretical physics Michio Kaku. His answer is worth a read.
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By Dan Costa, PCMag