Stolen Facebook and Yahoo passwords dumped online

Stolen Facebook and Yahoo passwords dumped online

More than two million stolen passwords used for sites such as Facebook, Google and Yahoo and other web services have been posted online.

The details had probably been uploaded by a criminal gang, security experts said.

It is suspected the data was taken from computers infected with malicious software that logged key presses.

It is not known how old the details are – but the experts warned that even out-dated information posed a risk.

“We don’t know how many of these details still work,” said security researcher Graham Cluley. “But we know that 30-40% of people use the same passwords on different websites.

“That’s certainly something people shouldn’t do.”

LG G Flex Global Launch Announced

LG G Flex Global Launch Announced

LG has announced the global launch of their new flexible display smartphone, the LG G Flex, the handset will launch in Singapore this week and Hong Kong next week, and will be launch in other countries later this month.

LG previously announced that the LG G Flex would launch in the US and Europe in December, as yet they have not give a specific launch date for either region.

LG Electronics (LG) is introducing LG G Flex, the world’s first curved flexing smartphone, to the global market starting in Singapore and Hong Kong this week. Key markets in Asia will also announce the availability of this innovative device before the end of the year, soon to be followed by other regions.

The handset comes with a 6 inch vertically curved flexible display that has a HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, the device also comes with a 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, an Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM

What’s Android creator Andy Rubin’s next big Google project? Robots.

What’s Android creator Andy Rubin’s next big Google project? Robots.

Amazon’s drone delivery experiment headlined the news earlier this week, but it seems that the next generation of technology is continuing to amaze. Google has revealed that it is working to create a new generation of robots, the New York Times reports.

The man behind Google’s robotics effort is no other than Andy Rubin, who built the Android software. For now, Google’s robots aren’t aimed at consumers — instead they will reportedly be targeted at manufacturing in areas such as electronics assembly, and will likely be used in retailing to compete with companies like Amazon.

Rubin tells the NYT that Google’s robotics efforts should be viewed as a ten-year vision. The company has secretly acquired seven robotics-related companies in the US and Japan, which have technologies capable of creating a mobile robot. Rubin notes that breakthroughs are still needed for software and sensors, but hardware issues like moving hands and arms have been solved

Google Chrome Apps support for Android and iOS may hit beta as soon as January 2014

Google Chrome Apps support for Android and iOS may hit beta as soon as January 2014

When Andy Rubin first stepped down as head of Android and was replaced by Sundar Pichai, who also retained his title as head of Chrome and Google Apps, it seemed inevitable that we would be seeing more cross-pollination between Google’s two major platforms. Not too long ago, we heard that Chrome Apps were going to be coming to mobile devices, and now we have an idea when we might see that.

It seems that Google has been hiding the info in plain sight, with a GitHub page dedicated to “Mobile Chrome Apps”. The page is run by a software developer at Google, Michal Mocny; and, the page’s documentation even shows off a toolkit that can be used to build Chrome Apps for mobile platforms. Google is suggesting that developers target Android 4.0 and higher, although technically lower versions are supported. iOS support has not yet been finished, but is in the works

Samsung and Nokia tie for first in featurephone Customer Satisfaction according to J.D. Power

Samsung and Nokia tie for first in featurephone Customer Satisfaction according to J.D. Power

Samsung and Nokia are tied for first place in J.D. Power’s latest survey of customer satisfaction in the featurephone end of the mobile industry. Both OEMs tied with a score of 743, above the average score of 735. The survey was conducted amongst 1929 featurephone owners who have had their current device for less than a year. The study took place between February and August of this year.

The study measures four factors including performance (29%), ease of operation (26%), physical design (21%) and features (20%). While the survey does not include smartphones, it does bode well for future smartphone sales for both Samsung and Nokia. That is because most featurephone owners stick with the brand they are familiar with when crossing over to smartphones. LG was third with a score of 732 followed by Pantech (721) Motorola (719) and Kyocera/Sanyo (718)

Shazam’s Big Data Predictions On Your 2014 Playlist

Shazam’s Big Data Predictions On Your 2014 Playlist

“In matters of taste, there can be no disputes,” but a quick look at last year’s 4 billion Shazams sure makes a case for at least staking a claim on trends. Shazam records a lot of data on our collective music preferences- and the service is using predictive analytics to assess which breakouts will hit it big in 2014.

Shazam’s 400 million global users make over 15 million song identifications every day, but can cold, hard data predict which artists will surface and shine? Shazam’s rating system has an impressive track record. In 2013, the service claimed Haim and French Montana would hit it big. In 2012, A$AP Rocky and Lana Del Rey were top Shazam up-and-comers

Android 4.4.1 update in testing right now, could be released soon

Android 4.4.1 update in testing right now, could be released soon

Early in November, we heard that Google was already working on the first KitKat update, Android 4.4.1. The early word was that the major issue involved in that update was the trouble for the Nexus 10 displaying the new translucent bars, however since then there have been some Nexus 5 bugs that need squashing as well. New server logs are now showing that Google may be testing the update.

Server logs have appeared that show the 4.4.1 update running on the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 7, but not the Nexus 10. Additionally, HTC ROM developer LLabTooFeR is saying that the HTC One Google Play Edition is going get an update to 4.4.1 (KOT49E) “in near future”. We would assume that this would mean the update is also going to be coming soon to the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition

Sony says PS4 global sales exceed 2.1 million units

Sony says PS4 global sales exceed 2.1 million units

(Reuters) – Sony Corp said on Tuesday that global sales of its PlayStation 4 game console exceeded 2.1 million units as of December 1.

The number included the 700,000 units sold through in Europe and Australasia launching on November 29, Sony said in a statement.

Sony launched the PS4 in the United States and Canada in mid-November, a week before Microsoft’s Xbox One console hit stores, marketing the device aggressively in an advertising blitz that the company believes will pay off during the year-end holiday season

2013′s Top Winners and Losers in Tech

2013′s Top Winners and Losers in Tech

2013 was a year of tech comebacks — from Netflix to Nokia — but not all turnaround attempts fared so well. Myspace, anyone?

As we look back on the past year, certain “winners” clearly conquered the industry. Others fell dramatically short

Android 4.3 update is live Galaxy Note II in Canada

Android 4.3 update is live Galaxy Note II in Canada

The Android 4.3 update is now rolling out to the Galaxy Note II in Canada, on multiple carriers, such as Mobilicity (SGH-T889V) and Videotron (SGH-T999V). The OTA update should be showing up on devices in the next few hours, though users can also update via Kies or download the firmware from our firmware section and upgrade manually, in case they’re unwilling to wait any longer (let’s face it, no one is, considering how Android 4.3 has been a long time coming for Samsung’s yesteryear flagships)

Facebook is reportedly in talks to buy India-based app performance startup Little Eye

Facebook is reportedly in talks to buy India-based app performance startup Little Eye

Facebook is reportedly closing in on its first acquisition in India, according to local reports that link the social networking giant to Little Eye Labs, a Bangalore-based company that produces a mobile app crash testing service.

Business Standard reports that Facebook “is in talks” to acquire the startup, which graduated the first GSF India accelerator program last year, with a deal expected to be sealed within a few weeks. No price has been reported, however.

Little Eye Labs is founded by ex-IBM and Apple employees and is a testing service like Crashalytics, the company Twitter acquired earlier this year, but it is expressly aimed at gauging mobile apps performance before they are released to the public

Amazon’s Cyber Monday sale to include next-gen games

Amazon’s Cyber Monday sale to include next-gen games

Amazon has already offered some nice deals on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One games by matching Wal-Mart’s $49 Black Friday sale. It seems that the online retailer will be at it again come tomorrow during their Cyber Monday discounts, where a variety of titles will be available at sale prices.

Instead of having one big sale on Monday, the retailer will be holding discounts all week long across many different areas including video games, electronics, movies and more.

Taking a gander at Amazon‘s Cyber Monday calender, we see a smattering of games across different platforms are included–from Xbox 360 to Wii U and PC