Evernote Was Hacked, Encrypted Passwords Stolen, So You’re Safe

EvernoteNext time you log in to Evernote, you’ll have to reset your password. A hack on the 28th of February successfully breached all forms of security, including your emails, usernames, and encrypted passwords — except personal information. So, it’s time to reset; thankfully the passwords were encrypted, thus rendered nearly useless.

From Evernote:

Evernote’s Operations & Security team has discovered and blocked suspicious activity on the Evernote network that appears to have been a coordinated attempt to access secure areas of the Evernote Service.

In our security investigation, we have found no evidence that any of the content you store in Evernote was accessed, changed or lost. We also have no evidence that any payment information for Evernote Premium or Evernote Business customers was accessed.

The investigation has shown, however, that the individual(s) responsible were able to gain access to Evernote user information, which includes usernames, email addresses associated with Evernote accounts and encrypted passwords. Even though this information was accessed, the passwords stored by Evernote are protected by one-way encryption. (In technical terms, they are hashed and salted.)

One day, another hack. Via: Evernote

The Most And Least Repairable Tablets, According To iFixit

iFixit Repairability With all of the tablets available, some of the more investigative users want to know just what’s inside, and if repairs are possible, like on laptops and desktops. Well, iFixit has created a list of repairability that ranks most recent tablets. So with that aside, it’s interesting to learn that the Microsoft Surface has the worst score rating, at just 1 point, with the iPad 4 following at a mediocre  score of 2 — both received such low scores due to their use of adhesives.

But, there are other tablets that made the cut, like the Nexus 7 or the Kindle Fire HD.  Check out the full list at the source link.

Via: iFixit

Sony Will Stream 4K Movies On The PS4 At 100GB Of Bandwidth

PS4-DualShock-4By the time the PS4 is ready for launch this holiday season, Sony will have a catalog of 4K movies available for streaming to the console. The only grimy part of this dream is that the average 4K movie is around 100GB of bandwidth, which would require not only a fast but reliable internet connection to make full use of. In fact, Sony is so sure that everything will line up perfectly for this happen, that Sony President and COO Phil Molyneux promised that we “will not be disappointed.”

Via: Verge

Ubisoft Announces Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag

It’s coming: the next Assassin’s Creed is based off of pirates — who knows where — and the assassin’s. One thing for sure however, is that the assassin in this particular game is loud: equipped with four guns, no flowing robes, a large Assassin’s belt, and a hidden blade that is not hidden.

All wraps will come off on Monday, March 4th with a premier trailer, but in the meantime, stare at the box art, courtesy of Ubisoft’s offices.

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T-Mobile’s US Operations Take A Fall While Merging With Metro PCS

t-mobileWith the merger of T-Mobile USA to MetroPCS, there’s a slight drop in revenue: down to $4.9 billion from $5.2 billion last year, while income was down a whopping 25.1 percent to $1.05 billion year-over-year. Meanwhile the company lost 515,000 branded contract customers compared to 492,000 last quarter, representing a ‘churn’ rate of 2.5%, which is only a slight improvement. As for more miserable news: T-Mobile made $424 million less than in 2011 ($4.9 billion), while showing a total loss of $6.4 billion thanks to depreciation and impairment charges.

That merger with Metro PCS in April can’t come sooner enough, it seems.

Via: T-Mobile

Sergey Brin Thinks Touchscreens Are ‘Emasculating’

Sergey on #3Are you a manly man? Do you have a smartphone? Well, Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, thinks that whether it’s iOS or Android, your touchscreen makes you a pansy. Some may think Brin’s words at a recent TED talk were asinine, but whatever the case is, he called it downright  “emasculating”.

As quoted by CNET:

Speaking at the TED Conference today in Long Beach, Calif., Brin told the audience that smartphones are “emasculating.” “You’re standing around and just rubbing this featureless piece of glass,” he said.

Um, Sergey? I love your work and all, but as a 16-year-old young boy who works out and reviews tons of touchscreen technology, I’ve never felt manlier until I could carry 3 phones on my person at any time.

Via: CNET

The Razer Edge? Pre-Order It On March 1st Starting At $999

Razer EdgeThe Razer Edge? You don’t remember the amazing Windows 8 tablet/gaming controller hybrid? I feel sorry for you then; I thought you were an honest gamer. Equipped with either Core i5 or Core i7 processors, a GeForce GTX 640M with Intel HD4000 graphics, 8GB of DDR3 RAM and either 128/256GB SSDs — all with Windows 8 Pro. As a result, you have a very capable gaming device (for a high price) that can double as a primary PC.

Pre-orders start March 1st for $999. Get yourself and your 10 Benjamins ready.

Via: Razer

The PS4 could affect our broadband needs

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There was a time when the release of a major movie, or perhaps the introduction of a new line of clothing by a world-famous designer, was the only thing that could get consumers truly excited. These days, however, the launch of new technological innovations will often grab the headlines around the world, and will have millions of potential users licking their lips in anticipation of the latest and greatest of gadgets.