Clickbait Headlines

Iā€™m happy to report that the tidal wave of clickbait headlines ā€” infuriating, manipulative teaser headlines whose writers will do anything to make you click ā€” seems to have peaked. For one thing, Facebook has tried to block clickbait headlines in its news feed and has had some success. For another thing, clickbait headlines seem…… Continue reading Clickbait Headlines

Samsung bringing AMOLED displays to tablet market

South Korean electronics giant Samsung might be launching the world`s first tablet to feature an AMOLED screen, according to recent reports. Samsung has been a pioneer of AMOLED display technology, which eliminates the need for a separate backlight and drastically improves contrast ratios and colour fidelity. Smartphones like the Galaxy S2 have paved the way…… Continue reading Samsung bringing AMOLED displays to tablet market

Reigning Pwn2Own champion: “The main thing is not to install Flash!”

With the Pwn2Own hacking contest coming up at Vancouver’s CanSecWest security conference later this month, Italian computer security blog OneITSecurity took some time to interview Charlie Miller. Miller, in case you’re not familiar, is a security expert who has won Pwn2Own two years running by hacking Apple’s Safari browser with incredible speed. Safari isn’t the…… Continue reading Reigning Pwn2Own champion: “The main thing is not to install Flash!”

Windows 7 already bigger than Snow Leopard and Linux combined

It’s only been a couple of weeks since Windows 7 was released, but Microsoft’s new OS has already captured a larger percentage of the market than Apple’s OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Linux (yes, all of Linux). This doesn’t come as a huge surprise, considering how many Windows users were clamoring for Win7 after…… Continue reading Windows 7 already bigger than Snow Leopard and Linux combined