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Hacking the secrets of Australia’s Joint Strike Fighter
January 26, 2015
The University of New South Wales, Australia has issued the following news release: OPINION: Design details of Australia’s new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) have been stolen by Chinese spies, according to reports this week, although it’s not clear whether the information was highly classified or not. But this isn’t the first time information on the JSF has been stolen – it’s just one among a long history of security breaches over the aircraft and its manufacturer Lockheed Martin. In May 2013, the Washington Post reported that information on more than two dozen weapon systems were compromised by Chinese hackers, including ballistic missile defence systems, the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor transport and the US Navy’s new Littoral Combat Ship.

-Synovus Announces Enhanced Mobile Banking App
January 26, 2015
ENP Newswire - 26 January 2015 Release date- 23012015 - Synovus Announces Enhanced Mobile Banking App. Synovus Bank recently launched a new Mobile Banking App which offers Mobile Deposit, a service that allows customers to make deposits with their smartphones; Pay People, an on-the-go service that allows mobile customers to send money to individuals via an email address or cell number; and Instant Balances, which gives customers the ability to check account balances without logging into their account.

Obama pushes cybersecurity laws
January 26, 2015
By Maria Marcowicz President Barack Obama continues to make headlines with recent plans to push for federal legislation on data leaks and cybersecurity. The president announced two possible acts of legislation: the Personal Data Notification and Protection Act and the Student Digital Privacy Act.

Samsung will raise dividends by 40 percent: source
January 25, 2015
Samsung Electronics will set its per-share dividend for 2014 at 20,000 won ($18.50), up 40 percent from 2013, a source said Sunday. Its total dividend payout will amount to 3 trillion won ($2.8 billion), compared with 2.16 trillion won the year before. The size of the dividend, however, is about 10 percentage points lower than the firm said earlier this month.

Washington: COMPUTER SERVER DELL 2950 POWER EDGE INTEL XEON Sale-Lot Number: 51QSCI15419012
January 25, 2015
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HTC left far behind Apple in U.S. mobile phone market in Q4: poll
January 24, 2015
A poll among mobile phone users in the United States found that Apple Inc. had the largest share of that market in the fourth quarter of last year, way ahead of Android phone makers like South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. and Taiwan's HTC Corp.

Spiders and robots the go-to gadgets
January 11, 2015
SOME 160,000 people traversed 20 hectares of exhibit space across the Las Vegas Strip to take in this weekend's annual International Consumer Electronics Show. Of the tons of products on display, here are a few that inspired, brought a chuckle, or made you just say, hmmm.

NZ hi-tech firm in wireless charge
January 09, 2015
Auckland technology firm PowerbyProxi has claimed global leadership of the wireless-charging industry at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The 70-strong firm, which has attracted tens of millions of dollars in investment from local and foreign investors, including Samsung, demonstrated a wireless charger at the show which it said could recharge gadgets such as smartphones at a peak efficiency of more than 70 per cent.

'No-wires vision' heads to Nevada
January 09, 2015
Auckland technology firm PowerbyProxi has claimed global leadership of the wireless-charging industry at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The 70-strong firm, which has attracted tens of millions of dollars in investment from local and foreign investors, including Samsung, demonstrated a wireless charger at the show which it said could recharge gadgets, such as smartphones, at a peak efficiency of more than 70 per cent.

Kiwi tech firm makes powerful statement on wireless charging
January 09, 2015
Auckland technology firm PowerbyProxi has claimed global leadership of the wireless-charging industry at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The 70-strong firm, which has attracted tens of millions of dollars in investment from local and foreign investors, including Samsung, demonstrated a wireless charger at the show which it said could recharge gadgets such as smartphones at a peak efficiency of more than 70 per cent.


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