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Submission + - The New Android KitKat OS On Nexus 5 (knowandroidos.com)

An anonymous reader writes: In the night of Halloween, Google decided to pull another trick or probably a white rabbit out of its magic hat and presented its new smartphone – Nexus 5, as well as the next version of its Android operating system – KitKat 4.4.

Submission + - Bit-heist: Over $1mn in bitcoins stolen from Australian online bank (rt.com)

LordWabbit2 writes: An Australian bitcoin bank holding over US$1 million of the crypto-currency has been hacked, leaving an unknown number of users with nothing – one of the largest thefts in the currency’s four-year history.

The incident took place on October 26, when the bank was hacked, with 4,100 bitcoins valued at $1.3 million stolen, the service’s operator only known as ‘Tradefortress’ said. He refused to give his name to the press, also stressing he was not much older than 18.

  It took the bank’s owner two weeks to notify the affected customers.

Comment Re:Google == NSA (Score 1) 82

I own a GTA02 and it was hardly useful as a full time phone. Sometimes it would fail to come out of suspend when called, sometimes lock up and need rebooting and other faults. It's power management wasn't that good either - 24 hours per charge if that. It lives in a drawer now, I bought a Galaxy S3 to replace it.

The GTA04 OpenPhoenix replacement board is a joke. 666 Euros ($AU 1000). It does not have a fully working kernel yet, there are various kernel versions with varying degrees of functionality. Even battery charging is broken. Not many people on the mailing list use it as a day to day phone near as I can tell.

While the idea was good, how did Golden Delicious (who sell the GTA04) think they were going to make this work without a kernel developer?

These phones are so secure that you are lucky if you can make or receive a call on them.

Submission + - Bradley Manning gets 35 years in prison (arstechnica.com)

EthanV2 writes: US Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in a military prison this morning after being convicted of 20 counts related to his leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, which consisted mostly of diplomatic cables. (He escaped conviction on the most serious charge of "aiding the enemy.") In addition, he will also forfeit all of his pay and allowances, have his rank reduced to private, and be dishonorably discharged.

Comment Re:Well ... (Score 1) 70

What about internet supplied products such as music downloads. There is no reason at all us Australians should pay $1.69 when he same track is $0.99 in the US. Remoteness is not a factor. It is select companies deliberately price gouging us because they feel the market will bear it. I for one look forward to law changes to correct this problem.

Submission + - SPAM: Axis : Yahoo! Axis New Web Browser

kedy writes: "“Yahoo! Axis offers a faster, smarter search with instant answers and visual search previews.”
Yahoo launched a new browsing experience this evening in the form of Yahoo Axis, a plugin for desktop browsers and a full solution for iOS devices.
As all of the search companies are attempting to redefine the user experience from Googles Knowledge Base to Bing’s new layout, and now Yahoo has joined the game with Axis. The new tool acts as a plugin for most desktop browsers – Firefox 7+, Safari v5+, Internet Explorer 9 and all versions of Chrome — that will present you with thumbnail visual results that will let you see what you want to navigate to.
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