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Dell Expands Intel RealSense Tablet Lineup With 10.5-Inch Venue 10 7000 2-in-1

Slashdot - Thu, 09/04/2015 - 8:07am
MojoKid writes "Dell unveiled a new Android 2-in-1 today, the Venue 10 7000, which brings with it many of the same hardware features that we saw with their popular Venue 8 7000 8-inch tablet. It's powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a 2560x1600 10-inch display. You'll also find a microSD slot that supports up to 512GB of additional storage, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, Miracast, front-facing stereo speakers, a 2MP front-facing camera, and an 8MP Intel RealSense 3D camera on the rear. Where things get more interesting, perhaps, is with the design of the tablet. Whereas the Venue 8 7000 features a more traditional tablet form-factor, the Venue 10 7000 features a cylindrical "barrel edge" which Dell says makes the tablet easier to hold and carry. It's reminiscent of Lenovo's Android-powered Yoga Tablet family. In addition to providing a handy place for your hand to grip the tablet, the cylindrical spine also serves as an attachment point for an optional keyboard that transforms the Venue 10 7000 into a laptop. The keyboard accessory allows the tablet to be used in five different configurations: Tablet Mode (w/o keyboard), Tablet Mode (w/ keyboard), Laptop Mode, Tablet Stand Mode, and Tent Mode.

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TTIP: Protect our privacy in EU-US trade deal or ELSE, snarl MEPs

El Reg - Thu, 09/04/2015 - 8:04am
Lawmakers rattle sabres, Commish doesn't blink, for now

MEPs have called on American and European negotiators to guarantee citizens’ right to privacy in an international trade deal.…

iOS, OS X apps sent into infinite dizzy DoS by this one weird kernel bug

El Reg - Thu, 09/04/2015 - 7:44am
Apple patches OOB boob to stop API noobs being duped

Kenton Varda has found a 'weird' kernel bug used in Apple gear that could result in trivial denial of service by remote attackers.…

Identifying the Windows XP holdouts, one year on

L'Inq - Thu, 09/04/2015 - 7:30am

The people who simply can't or won't upgrade

Oh no, Moto! Cable modem has hardcoded 'technician' backdoor

El Reg - Thu, 09/04/2015 - 7:28am
SOHOpeless router tosses your internet connection into the DMZ for max p0wn potential

Researchers at Rapid7 have turned up a set of typically dumb vulnerabilities in Motorola's DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS 3.0-capable SURFboard SBG 6580 cable broadband modem.…

Google To Offer Ad-Free YouTube - At a Price

Slashdot - Thu, 09/04/2015 - 7:02am
First time accepted submitter totalcaos writes YouTube announced today its plans for an ad-free, subscription-based service by way of an email sent out to YouTube Partners. The email details the forthcoming option, which will offer consumers the choice to pay for an "ads-free" version of YouTube for a monthly fee. The additional monetization option requires partners to agree to updated terms on YouTube's Creator Studio Dashboard, which notes that the changes will go into effect on June 15, 2015. We talked about the possibility of an ad-free model back in October.

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Microsoft, Getty settle image snatch 'suit

El Reg - Thu, 09/04/2015 - 6:58am
When the fighting stops, the loving starts

Microsoft and Getty Images have resolved a dispute by getting into bed together.…

Ex-cop: Holborn fireball comms outage cover for £200m bling heist gang

El Reg - Thu, 09/04/2015 - 6:28am
Plus: BT engineers 'denied access' to torched electricity and internet cabling

Last Wednesday's blaze in Holborn, which knocked out power and internet access across London, could have been sparked by thieves pulling a daring heist to pocket £200m in precious stones and metals.…

Do androids dream of herding electric sheep?

El Reg - Thu, 09/04/2015 - 6:06am
Kiwi drones on about how good it is. Just wait until it wants more life

While technology has helped cats take over the world (in terms of video clips at least) it is now simultaneously contributing to the demise of a small, yet respected, section of their canine foes, namely sheepdogs.…

Google wants Marvin the Paranoid Android's personality in the cloud

El Reg - Thu, 09/04/2015 - 5:33am
Your plastic pal who's fun to be with will be a downloadable theme in Google's future

Someone at the Chocolate Factory doesn't realise that Douglas Adams wrote satire, and has patented replaceable robot personalities.…

Denial of service attacks pour through rift in Network Time Protocol

El Reg - Thu, 09/04/2015 - 5:02am
Mismatched clocks allow poison packets to prevent synching, and sink you

Red Hat security chap Miroslav Lichvar has revealed two vulnerabilities in the widely used and open-source Network Time Protocol daemon (NTPd) that allow attackers to mess up people's clocks.…

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