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 Friday, 21-February-2014  13:30:24 (GMT +10) - by Agg

You might want to update your Flash.. again. Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh and Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Linux. These updates address vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2014-0502 exists in the wild, and recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions.

Toshiba have announced a 5TB 3.5" enterprise HDD. Toshiba Electronics Europe has just announced the amalgamation of the higher platter density with the higher number of platters, in an enterprise level 5TB 3.5” 7200 RPM drive.

Meanwhile Intel have some 15-core server CPUs. For months, there have been rumors circulating of a new Intel 15-core CPU, with a particular focus on Big Data analytics, multi-socket systems, and the enterprise market. Well, this past January, we took a trip to Intel's SAP research lab to see the new processors and the rather substantial update coming down the pipe.

ThinkComputers have a gallery of some insane currency mining rigs. Crypto-Currency mining has really taken off over the past year or so. So much so that we have seen a shortage of AMD graphics cards that are used for mining this currency. There are even motherboards and PC cases made specifically for mining. While many people mining are just using 1-2 graphics cards there some pretty insane setups.

Routers from Linksys and ASUS have some (different) security issues at the moment. An Ars reader by the name of Jerry got a nasty surprise as he was browsing the contents of his external hard drive over the weekend—a mysterious text file warning him that he had been hacked thanks to a critical vulnerability in the Asus router he used to access the drive from various locations on his local network.

Google have a new Project Tango, which seems to be a kind of 3D mapping and augmented reality mobile phone. More info in a video here. As we walk through our daily lives, we use visual cues to navigate and understand the world around us. We observe the size and shape of objects and rooms, and we learn their position and layout almost effortlessly over time. This awareness of space and motion is fundamental to the way we interact with our environment and each other. We are physical beings that live in a 3D world. Yet, our mobile devices assume that physical world ends at the boundaries of the screen.

Microsoft have a new cloud storage service called OneDrive. Microsoft Corp. announced Wednesday the global availability of OneDrive, its free, personal cloud storage service. Formerly known as SkyDrive, OneDrive gives people one place to store important photos, videos and documents that is accessible on the devices they use every day.

SAGE-AU's IPv6 Roadshow kicks off next month. SAGE-AU believes that the uptake of IPv6 has been slow due to the requirement to learn how to deal with the new addressing scheme. With our national platinum event sponsor, Megaport, SAGE-AU is delivering the IPv6 Roadshow in March 2014, where IT Professionals will be able to participate in a day of professionally developed and presented IPv6 training in each of seven cities across Australia.

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