Android-Powered Smart TV From Tencent and TCL

The above image is a 26-inch Android-powered Smart TV From companies Tencent and TCL. It is called the “Ice Screen”and it is the first large screen mobile entertainment smart cloud product in the world.

Some major features included are:

    • Large portable screen
    • High-definition video communications
    • Stylish music and photo album
    • High-speed video player

It is powered by a dual-core Cortex A9 1GHz processor with a Mali 400 GPU for graphics, 4GB of RAM, a microSD slot, USB and HDMI connectivity, 1366 x 768 resolution Wi-Fi and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The launch date is September 3rd, it is going for roughly $315. You can read the press release Here.

Source: Ubergizmo

Malicious Malware Email Campaign Targeting BlackBerry

Websense ThreatSeeker Network intercepted a malware campaign targeting BlackBerry customers, I have read it is targeting BlackBerry business customers (I’m assuming BES customers?) and I have read regular users have been receiving these emails too. So I’m not sure if there is a specific target here.

The fake email states the users has successfully created a Blackberry ID. The messages then goes on to say “To enjoy the full benefits of your BlackBerry ID, please follow the instructions in the attached file.” That entices’ the user to open the attached file which of course has the malware attached.

The malicious email is a copy and paste of a legitimate email from RIM regarding your BlackBerry ID, just with the attachment including the malware though there is no malicious or compromised URL in it. 17/36 AV engines identify the malware in VirusTotal, Here.

According to ThreatScope analysis, which is a part of the Websense CSI service, running the attachment drops other executable files and modifies the system registry to automatically start these malware programs when the system starts.

Father Puts Together a Breathing Detector Using a Wiimote and Lasers to Monitor Infant

(Youtube Video )

The above video is a video of a device that Gjoci, a hacker and a blogger before becoming a father, made to monitor his new born daughters breathing. He was already developing this device and what it does is alerts him of any irregular breathing coming from his daughter, or if the breathing stopped entirely.

This is done by using the Nintendo Wiimote, three 1 milliwatt lasers, along with a simple program that prompts the camera as to whether the lights emitted from the lasers are moving, signaling there is breathing. The basic concept is if motion is detected than everything is fine, but if there isn’t any motion detected an alarm will go off alerting both parents immediately.

I know as I am a father now any new development that can help in child safety is welcomed by me, you never can be too safe and this is just a great creative way to make sure your child is getting the best sleep possible and they are completely safe. Watch the above video to see it in action.