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Thursday Morning (2 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 10-September-2015  11:11:57 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Apple launched some new goodies last night. Apple has unveiled a larger iPad tablet, a TV box with its own app store and new iPhones that can detect how firmly their screens are being pressed. The firm suggested the iPad Pro was suited to work tasks, video games and both editing and watching movies. The arrival of an optional stylus has reminded people of an earlier quote from Steve Jobs. Discussion in our Apple iOS forum.

A few people pointed out this amusing design issue from Cisco. The cables, which are sometimes accidentally used in datacenters, feature a protective boot that sticks out over the top to ensure the release tab isn’t accidentally pressed or broken off, rendering the cable useless. That boot would hit the reset button which happened to be positioned directly above port one of the Cisco switch, which causes the device to quietly reset to factory settings.

Secureworks report on the economics of an interesting modern DDoS of sorts, negative YouTube feedback. In Vietnam, the Internet is provided by only five ISPs, even though it ranks 16th in the world in the number of Internet users, with tens of millions of subscribers. This means there are potentially millions of users all with the same broadband router model. If a vulnerability in the broadband router is found, it can be widely exploited, as happened last year with the Vietnamese ISP FPT.

LegitReviews have a GeForce 950 roundup. All of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 video cards on the market are custom designed by the add-in board partners as no one released a card based off the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950. That means when you go online pick out a GTX 950 to purchase you’ll quickly discover that they are all different with respect to the board design, GPU cooler and even the clock speeds.

In case you were thinking "whatever happened to that whacky McAfee guy", he's running for President of the USA. In terms of policy issues, he told Wired that the federal government is “illiterate” on the underlying technology that supports everyday life, from smartphones to military hardware to communications.

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