The U.S. Central Command Twitter and Youtube accounts were hacked on Monday by pro-ISIS supporters who posted threats and messages praising Allah. The accounts have since been cleared and are back running on Tuesday, with CENTCOM saying it will be investigating the case of cybervandalism.
"These sites reside on commercial, non-Defense Department servers and both sites have been temporarily taken offline while we look into the incident further. CENTCOM's operational military networks were not compromised and there was no operational impact to U.S. Central Command," CENTCOM said in a statement.
"Our initial assessment is that no classified information was posted and that none of the information posted came from CENTCOM's server or social media sites. Additionally, we are notifying appropriate DoD and law enforcement authorities about the potential release of personally identifiable information and will take appropriate steps to ensure any individuals potentially affected are notified as quickly as possible." more >>
New rumors emerged hinting that the purported next-gen flagship from Samsung, Samsung Galaxy S6 might have already been shown on closed curtains at CES 2015.
AndroidPit.com stating that the alleged device could have already been unveiled "behind the scenes" in the on-going electronics showcase event.
"We know the device has been shown off behind the scenes at CES 2015, but now we learn that the final design is still in question," the site claimed. "There are currently two Galaxy S6 designs in consideration." more >>
Samsung is expanding its range to include more affordable options with its Galaxy A series. The Galaxy A3 is said to be the most affordable of the range, and here, we take a closer look at the device.
Design: The A series is very different from the company's S series smartphones. If the S series phones have a mostly plastic build, the A series phones have a sleek aluminum body and a very slim look. The Galaxy A3 measures 5.12 x 2.58 x 0.27 inches and weighs 3.89 ounces. The home key is up front, the lock key is on the right, and the volume rocker is on the left of the device.
Features: The Galaxy A3 has a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels and pixel density of 245 pixels per inch. Though it's not comparable to the high resolution displays of Samsung's S series smartphones, one will find that it has good viewing angles and great color contrast. more >>
Asus unveiled ZenFone 2, which is the first smartphone with a 64-bit processor and 4 GB RAM but with an affordable price.
The smaller Zenfone 2, with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal storage has a starting price of $199. The price of the 4 GB version has not been announced as of this time.
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When it comes to gadgets, you generally get what you pay for. For instance, a tablet that costs $99 will be functional, but the display won't have the same resolution as other premium tablets, and most likely it won't be as fast or as powerful either.
Here, we pit two premium tablets against each other—The Samsung Galaxy Pro 8.4, a device with one of the most pixel-dense displays in the market, and the Amazon Fire HDX 8.9, a tablet that has Dolby's audio enhancing technology and extensive parental controls.
Design: The Amazon Fire HDX takes its design cues from the 2013 version and measures 9.1 x 6.2 x 0.31 inches and weighs 0.82 pounds. It's one of the slimmest and lightest tablets in the market. more >>
Without a doubt, the Apple Watch is one of the most anticipated technology products slated to hit the shelves this year and it may arrive earlier than what is expected.
The Cupertino-based tech company is already "finishing up" the final touches on Apple's upcoming wearable gizmo, 9to5Mac reported.
The publication was told by insider sources that the "device is currently on track to ship in the United States by the end of March." more >>