CNET Editors’ Rating
4.0 stars - Excellent
The good: The Dell XPS 18 combines an all-in-one PC with a lightweight 18-inch tablet, making it a flexible system for at-home entertainment and productivity.
The bad: You’re paying a premium for a relatively small screen. Less expensive configurations cut too many corners to be a good deal.
The bottom line: It’s the best of the small handful of current tablet/all-in-one hybrids, with a subtle, sophisticated design and good battery life, but this new genre is still in its early days.
Google relabeled its Palestinian page from “Palestinian Territory” to “Palestine.”
The first round of reviews are coming in about Google’s new headset. So what’s the verdict?
Forbes – An official teaser trailer for Activision’s 2013 Call of Duty: Ghosts has launched, as well as an official webpage.
You can watch the teaser below. It features a bunch of masked warriors from different epochs, all the way up to the Ghosts featured in the upcoming shooter.
PopSci – Anyone who’s ever driven through a heavy rain has hoped for something like this: a system that can make rain drops vanish–or at least look like they do.
Intel and Carnegie Mellon University have developed technology that makes it happen, CNET reports. Each headlight projects not just a single beam, but a grid of several tiny beams (that’s how the different-colored pixels are projected on the screen when there’s actually an image being shown).
The New Kindles
On September 28th, 2011, Amazon introduced four new Kindles: At left, a basic Kindle with no touch screen or keyboard; At center, two new touch-screen models, the Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G (which includes a cellular data connection); At right, a new full-color tablet computer, the Kindle Fire.
PCWorld – A recently patched Java remote code execution vulnerability is already being exploited by cybercriminals in mass attacks to infect computers with scareware, security researchers warn.
The vulnerability, identified as CVE-2013-2423, was one of the 42 security issues fixed in Java 7 Update 21 that was released by Oracle on April 16.
According to Oracle’s advisory at the time, the vulnerability only affects client, not server, deployments of Java. The company gave the flaw’s impact a 4.3 out of 10 rating using the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) and added that “this vulnerability can be exploited only through untrusted Java Web Start applications and untrusted Java applets.”
However, it seems that the low CVSS score didn’t stop cybercriminals from targeting the vulnerability. An exploit for CVE-2013-2423 was integrated into a high-end Web attack toolkit known as Cool Exploit Kit and is used to install a piece of malware called Reveton, an independent malware researcher known online as Kafeine said Tuesday in a blog post.
The winner will meet with Cook at Apple headquarters. The bid Wednesday afternoon was $90,000, with proceeds going to charity.
The Tony Stark-size figure is a reproduction of the Iron Man Mark 42 suit from the upcoming “Iron Man 3.” It’s more than 7 feet tall and is painted with high-gloss automotive paint to give it that Iron Man shine. That’s not all, of course. For your investment, you’ll also get to enjoy LED light-up eyes, arc reactor, palms, and display base. That makes it a very expensive, but very cool, lamp.