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Uninstall Now!  Apple Abandons QuickTime For Windows Despite Lingering Critical Flaws Apple Quietly Abandons QuickTime For Windows; US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Advises Users To Uninstall IMMEDIATELY
Uninstall Now! Apple Abandons QuickTime For Windows Despite Lingering Critical Flaws
by Charles Mohapel

If you have Apple's QuickTime for Windows on your PC, be advised that Apple has quietly abandoned it and has not issued an update since January 2016.  Worst of all, there are two known critical vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to take control of a system running QuickTime for Windows.  Both the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and security firm Trend Micro are advising all Windows users to uninstall Apple's QuickTime as soon as possible.  (The advisory does not affect Mac users.)

 

For Privacy And Security, Change These Android Settings Right Now Don't Delay -- Update Your Android Security Settings Today!
For Privacy And Security, Change These Android Settings Right Now
by Charles Mohapel

Android's Open Source system is a two-edged sword.  On one hand it offers people who buy smartphones and tablets running the multiplicity of versions a wide variety of options in the apps that they can choose to run when compared to the closed system offered by Apple on its iPhones, iPads, and iPods.  On the other hand Apple's closed system is more secure, though not invulnerable as some Apple loyalists would have you believe.  Regardless of which brand of Android device you use, it is urgent that you make sure that its protection is updated as soon as possible.

SpaceX Rocket Landing 'Another Step Toward the Stars', Elon Musk Says SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Makes First Successful Landing On Robotic 'Drone Ship'
SpaceX Rocket Landing 'Another Step Toward the Stars', Elon Musk Says
by Charles Mohapel

After four failed attempts to land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a robotic "drone ship", SpaceX finally succeeded on its fifth attempt on April 8, 2016.

fter four near-misses

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Launches and Lands Private Rocket for Third Time Blue Origin Launches and Lands New Shepard Rocket Successfully for Third Time
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Launches and Lands Private Rocket for Third Time
by Charles Mohapel

On April 2, 2016, Blue Origin, the private spaceflight company founded by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos launched its prototype reusable New Shepard rocket into space and then landed it successfully back on Earth for the third time.

Billionaire Jeff Bezos' private spaceflight company Blue Origin launched a prototype reusable rocket into space and then landed it back on Earth on today (April 2) in an epic third successful test flight in less than five months.   - See more at: http://www.space.com/32453-blue-origin-launches-and-lands-rocket-third-time.html#sthash.bYcQiqAM.dpuf

The Making Of A Supercar: Inside Acura's NSX Production Facility Acura's 2017 NSX Comes Closer To Hitting Showroom Floors
The Making Of A Supercar: Inside Acura's NSX Production Facility
by Charles Mohapel

Four years after Acura unveiled the initial concept of the revived NSX, the 2017 model of their American built supercar is closer to driving out of their new Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) and onto showroom floors.  This gorgeous machine features a a new hand-built 75 degree, 24 valve, 3.5 liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine with an aluminum alloy block and Cosworth heads.  According to the gizmag article "Acura claims a top speed of 307 km/h (191 mph) for the NSX with a 0-60 mph (96 km/h) time of roughly 3.0 seconds."

Nikon Recalls The D750 Again Over The Same Shutter Issue Technical Service Advisory For Users Of The Nikon D750 Digital SLR Camera
Nikon Recalls The D750 Again Over The Same Shutter Issue
by Charles Mohapel

For a third time Nikon has had to issue a Technical Service Advisory for users of the Nikon D750 Digital SLR camera, the previous Technical Service Advisories being issued on January 20, 2015 and July 9, 2015.  Like the recall of July 9, 2015, the problem is related to the shutter.

On The Grid: 2016 Formula One Season Preview See What's New Before The 2016 Formula One Season Begins On March 20th
On The Grid: 2016 Formula One Season Preview
by Charles Mohapel

If you're a fan of the top level of open wheel racing, the 2016 Formula One season begins in Australia on March 20th.  While the cars themselves have not changed significantly from the 2015 version, there have been some changes among the teams themselves.  We heard that the arrogance of the Red Bull Racing team seriously antagonized all the major engine manufacturers and the team had to eat a lot of crow in atonement, leaving them to race with an engine branded a Tag Heuer, and we wonder who the actual manufacturer is.  A factory-backed Renault F1 team hasn't raced since 2010, but they have taken over operations of Team Lotus.  Haas F1 is the first American-led F1 team since 1986 and their car comes with last season's Ferrari engines.  Manor is the new name for Team Marussia (did you know that the team was once co-owned by billionaire Richard Branson who lost a coin toss with his co-owner over the name).  Pirelli will now offer five dry compound tires, including a new ultrasoft compound that has proven fast in testing.  This is up from four dry compound tires, each with a distinguishing sidewall colour -- ultrasoft (purple), supersoft (red), soft (yellow), medium (white), and hard (orange).

This Is The Centenario, Lamborghini's Next Ultra-Limited-Edition Hypercar Lamborghini To Unveil Centenario, Their Ultra-Limited-Edition Hypercar On March 1st
This Is The Centenario, Lamborghini's Next Ultra-Limited-Edition Hypercar
by Charles Mohapel

At 10:05 AM UTC +1 on March 1, 2016, Lamborghini will be introducing their next ultra-limited-edition hypercar, the 770-horsepower Centenario.  The production run of 40 cars (20 coupes and 20 roadsters) will feature a aturally aspirated V-12 that propels the car from 0-62 mph in just 2.8 seconds.

What Is The Bugatti Chiron's Actual Top Speed? Is The Bugatti Chiron The Fastest Production Car In The World?
What Is The Bugatti Chiron's Actual Top Speed?
by Charles Mohapel

Gearheads at the Geneva Motor Show got a real treat on February 29, 2016 when the new Bugatti Chiron was unveiled.  Here are the key numbers: 1479 horsepower, 1180 lb.-ft. of torque, 0 to 62 mph in less than 2.5 seconds, 124 mph in 6.5 seconds, and 186 mph in 13.6 seconds.  The electronic speed limiter gives it a top speed of 261 mph, but rumor has it that the Chiron has actually been clocked at 288 mph.

MacBook Pro Repair Extension Program For Video Issues Apple Extends MacBook Pro Repair Program For Video Issues
MacBook Pro Repair Extension Program For Video Issues
by Charles Mohapel

On February 18, 2016 Apple announced that they were extending MacBook Pro Repair Program for Video Issues, specifically for MacBook Pro systems were sold between February 2011 and December 2013.  Thanks again to loyal reader Robin Poirier for the heads up.

Did You Buy Seagate's Barracuda 3TB Hard Disk Drive Or Backup Plus 3TB External Hard Disk Drive?
Consumers File National Class-Action Lawsuit Against Seagate for Defective Hard Drives
by Charles Mohapel

If you bought Seagate's Barracuda 3TB Hard Disk Drive or Backup Plus 3TB External Hard Disk D...cont

Cold Fusion Reactor Verified By Third-Party Researchers, Seems To Have 1 Million Times The Energy Density Of Gasoline
Cold Fusion Reactor Verified By Third-Party Researchers
by Charles Mohapel

Cold Fusion -- the Holy Grail of Nuclear Physicists may have finally been discovered.  Inven...cont

SpaceX Finally Succeeds With First Space Rocket Soft Landing
SpaceX Nails Historic First Space Rocket Landing
by Charles Mohapel

It took 28 days to catch up to Blue Origin's spacecraft 'New Shepard', but Elon Musk&...cont

Blue Origin's New Shepard Achieves First Spaceflight And Successful Soft Rocket Landing
Blue Origin's 'New Shepard' Achieves First Spaceflight And Rocket Landing
by Charles Mohapel

On November 23, 2015, Blue Origin, the the commercial spaceflight company founded by Amazon ...cont

Photography In A Whole New Light
Introducing The Light L16 Camera
by Charles Mohapel

Just announced by Light, a new Silicon Valley startup specializing in photography, the Light...cont

Fan-Friendly Formula 1 Open House At The 2015 Canadian Grand Prix Gets Cool Sunny Weather
Open House At The 2015 Canadian Grand Prix
by Charles Mohapel

Open House at the Canadian Grand Prix was held on the Thursday morning of Grand Prix Week in Mont...cont

Why I Think Flare Audio R2PRO Titanium Earphones Are Worth Buying Right Now
Flare Audio R2PRO Titanium Earphones
by Charles Mohapel

Flare Audio is not a well known name on this side of the pond as the Brits would say, but then ag...cont

Logitech's Newest High Performance Mouse: MX Master
Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse
by Ernest Lilley

Logitech's top of the line mouse gets its third major redesign, hoping to court office worker...cont

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Company Executes Surprise Launch Of The New Shepard Spacecraft
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Launches Private Spaceship Test Flight (Photos, Video)
by Charles Mohapel

Everyone knows the name of Amazon.com, but how many know the name of its billionaire founder Jeff...cont

Kindle Voyage - Crisper Text, Buzzing Buttons, and More..
Kindle Voyage
by Ernest Lilley

Amazon's latest and greatest E-ink Kindle has sharper text, weighs less, and lights up better...cont

Kobo Aura H2O - The First Premium Waterproof eReader With A Light
Kobo Aura H2O - The First Premium Waterproof eReader
by Charles Mohapel

When I read the press release for the new Kobo Aura H2O in late August, I requested one for revie...cont

Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2015
Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2015
by David Em

Autodesk's Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2015 streamlines the company's flagship ...cont

Smartphones Didn't Take Off Until 2009, Even Though the iPhone Came Out in 2007.
When Did Smartphones Get Smart?
by Ernest Lilley

IBM brought a touchscreen phone named Simon with more than phone functions to the market in 1994....cont

A Bridge Camera For DSLR Fans
Sony DSCRX10/B Cybershot
by Ernest Lilley

Sony's 20.3 megapixel DSCRX10/B may be part of their Cybershot line, with an integrated lens ...cont

MX Performance Mouse: Still Our Choice
Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX
by Ernest Lilley

Having pretty much worn out the clickers on my favorite mouse, a Logitech MX Performance mouse, I...cont

Autodesk And The Future Of Animation
Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite 2014
by David Em

Autodesk's Entertainment Creation Suite 2014 features a wide array of tools that shine a ligh...cont

Fan-Friendly Formula 1 Open House At The 2013 Canadian Grand Prix Is Back
Open House At The 2013 Canadian Grand Prix
by Charles Mohapel

After a one year forced hiatus, Open House at the Canadian Grand Prix was back. Held on the Thurs...cont

Kobo's Newest eReader, The Aura HD Is Available In Espresso Brown, Ivory, and Onyx
The New Limited Edition Kobo Aura HD eReader
by Charles Mohapel

Having used the original Kobo eReader, second generation Kobo Wireless eReader, Kobo Touch, Kobo Glo...cont

Let The SLAPPA HardBody PRO Headphone Case Protect Your Favorite High End Headphones
SLAPPA HardBody PRO Headphone Case (SL-HP-07)
by Charles Mohapel

How many of us have broken our favorite headphones or damaged the cable connection by carrying th...cont

HTC One Sprints Onto The Scene
HTC One: 4.7-inch Super LCD 3, Quad Core 1.7ghz
by Ernest Lilley

Sprint just announced the online availability of the much anticipated HTC One, HTC's new Andr...cont

Tech News/Leads

NASA's 'Impossible' EM Drive Works NASA's 'Impossible' EM Drive Works: German Researcher Confirms And It Can Take Us To The Moon In Just 4 HOURS NASA's 'Impossible' EM Drive Works

Since early 2015, the electromagnetic propulsion drive, aka the EM Drive, has changed its status ...more

Japan Becomes Fourth Nation To Test-Fly Homegrown Stealth Jet Japan Tests Stealth Jet Fighter Built By Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Japan Becomes Fourth Nation To Test-Fly Homegrown Stealth Jet

On Friday April 22, 2016, Japan became the fourth nation to test fly a domestically-manufactured ...more

Lightweight Metal Foam Turns Armor-Piercing Bullets Into Dust Researching Lightweight Composite Metal Foam In Body Armor Lightweight Metal Foam Turns Armor-Piercing Bullets Into Dust

In 2015 we saw researchers adapt composite metal foams (CMFs) to to stop various forms of radiati...more

Fit Lighting Equipment and Large Light Modifiers in One Rolling Bag with the New Production Manager Think Tank Photo Releases Production Manager 50 Rolling Bag and Retrospective 6 Shoulder Bag Fit Lighting Equipment and Large Light Modifiers in One Rolling Bag with the New Production Manager

On March 31, 2016, Think Tank Photo released two new bags, the Production Manager 50 Rolling Bag ...more

SPUD Puts A 24-Inch Display In Your Back Pocket Let Arovia Put Their 24-Inch Spontaneous Pop-Up Display (SPUD) In Your Back Pocket SPUD Puts A 24-Inch Display In Your Back Pocket

Imagine a folding portable monitor that folds up to the size of an Apple TV, yet expands to provi...more

NASA's 'Spaceport of the Future' Reaches Another Milestone NASA's Kennedy Space Center Closer To Being Ready For First Manned Mission To Mars NASA's 'Spaceport of the Future' Reaches Another Milestone

NASA's plans to send a manned mission to Mars took a big step forward with a comprehensive an...more

Apple Introduces iPhone SE -- The Most Powerful Phone With A Four-Inch Display Apple's New iPhone SE Gives Users The Most Powerful Phone In An iPhone 5S-Sized Format Ever Apple Introduces iPhone SE -- The Most Powerful Phone With A Four-Inch Display

Not all iPhone owners were eager to upgrade to the larger models such as the iPhone 6 and iPhone ...more

Apple Introduces 9.7-inch iPad Pro Apple's iPad Pro Gets Powerful Little Brother Apple Introduces 9.7-inch iPad Pro

If you liked Apple's original iPad Pro, but felt 12.9 inches was too big for your purposes, A...more

Sony Admits Its PlayStation VR Won't Match Up To Oculus Rift Sony's PlayStation VR Headset Less Expensive Than Oculus Rift And HTC Vive Sony Admits Its PlayStation VR Won't Match Up To Oculus Rift

There had been expectations in some parts that Sony's PlayStation VR headset would be compara...more

Apple's iPhone 7S Could Sport Battery-Saving OLED Screen Will Apple's iPhone 7S Ship With OLED Screen In 2017? Apple's iPhone 7S Could Sport Battery-Saving OLED Screen

Given that Apple already uses OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) screens on their Apple watches,...more

Putting Legendary NIKKOR Lens Precision Into The Hands Of Passionate Photographers The Nikon DL Premium Compact Series: Putting Pocketable Power and Legendary NIKKOR Lens Precision Into The Hands Of Passionate Photographers Putting Legendary NIKKOR Lens Precision Into The Hands Of Passionate Photographers

On February 22, 2016, Nikon introduced the new DL Series of premium compact cameras which combine...more

Nikon's Newest Long-Zoom COOLPIX Cameras Offer Outstanding Image Quality and Performance Nikon's Newest Long-Zoom COOLPIX Cameras Offer Outstanding Image Quality and Performance to Creatively Capture from Afar Nikon's Newest Long-Zoom COOLPIX Cameras Offer Outstanding Image Quality and Performance

On February 22, 2016, Nikon introduced three new COOLPIX cameras with super-long zoom lenses and ...more

WhatsApp Drops BlackBerry, Using Emoji Can Land You In Trouble... WhatsApp Drops BlackBerry -- But NOT Entirely WhatsApp Drops BlackBerry, Using Emoji Can Land You In Trouble...

Looking at industry figures, there is no doubt that Apple's iPhone is the biggest selling bra...more

This Glass Disc Can Store 360 TB Of Your Photos For 13.8 Billion Years The University of Southampton's Nanostructured Glass Disc Can Store 360 TB Of Your Photos For More Than 13 Billion Years This Glass Disc Can Store 360 TB Of Your Photos For 13.8 Billion Years

 If you're like one of the millions who backs up your photos and other valuable document...more

Apple To Release iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 On March 18: Report Rumored New Apple Product Launch On March 18th: iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3? Apple To Release iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 On March 18: Report

Respected source 9TO5Mac.com reported that Apple plans to release the 4-inch iPhone 5se and iPad ...more

Japanese Site Nikkan Reports Panasonic Will Launch A New 6K Capable Mirrorless Camera

Japanese publication Nikkan has published the rumor that Panasonic is planning to launch  th...more

New Windshield Withstands Golf Ball-Sized Hail, We Tested It

On February 11, 2016, Ford Canada introduced the 2017 Ford GT at Canadian International Auto Show...more

Lightroom 2.0 for Android Now Available

When Adobe updated Lightroom on Android from version 1.4 to version 2.0 on February 22, 2016, the...more

Canon Lenses Dominate The Sidelines As The New EOS-1D X Mark II Makes Its Debut At The Big Game

Announced on February 1, 2016 Canon announced their newest flagship professional DSLR,  the ...more

Is The LG G5 More Innovative Than The Samsung Galaxy S7 And Galaxy S7 Edge?

Making its official debut at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain, LG's latest flagship, ...more

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Launches Astro-H X-ray Observatory

On February 17, 2016, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the Astro-H X-ray Ob...more

If You Downloaded Linux Mint On February 20th, You May Have Downloaded A Hacked Copy

If you're someone who downloaded Linux Mint on February 20th -- and that date only as far as ...more

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