GeekSpeak for 2015-08-08

Windows Expert Hacks 'Droid Rifle at RAMming speed

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Brand new very fast memory, Windows 10 rolls out slowly, how to stay safe online: experts vs non-experts, and more Geeky News.

Video Demo of the GeekSpeak Timer

Check out a backstage glimpse of GeekSpeak including showing off the first version of Brian’s GeekSpeak Show-Timer.

Intel and Micron Unveil New Memory Class That's 1,000 Times Faster Than Current Technology

Intel and Micron today announced 3D Xpoint, a new class of memory that the companies are calling a “major breakthrough in memory process technology.” 3D Xpoint (pronounced cross point) is said to be up to 1,000 times faster and more durable than the NAND Flash storage that’s currently used in mobile devices and solid state drives. It’s the first new memory chip to come to the market in 25 years.

Windows 10, slow roll-out lots of Bandwidth usage?

Following predictions that Microsoft’s new OS was on track to smash the information super-highway to smithereens, Sandvine’s Dan Deeth decided to look at a sample of data and found that Windows Insiders accounted for 6-8% of traffic during its peak period.
This dropped to around 3-4% when the general public got their mitts on the new OS and suggest that the naysayers predicting traffic would peak at somewhere around 40Tb/s were slightly wide of the mark.

Hackers Can Disable a Sniper Rifle—Or Change Its Target

At the Black Hat hacker conference in two weeks, security researchers Runa Sandvik and Michael Auger plan to present the results of a year of work hacking a pair of $13,000 TrackingPoint self-aiming rifles. The married hacker couple have developed a set of techniques that could allow an attacker to compromise the rifle via its Wi-Fi connection and exploit vulnerabilities in its software.

Anti-Virus company Hacked

A portion of customer data from much-respected anti-virus firm BitDefender has leaked online and, according to the hacker who took the data and tried to extort the firm, usernames and passwords were not encrypted.

Optical Research Success

Researches from the Laboratory of Nanooptics and Plasmonics at the MIPT Center of Nanoscale Optoelectronics have developed a new method for optical communication on a chip, which will give a possibility to decrease the size of optical and optoelectronic elements and increase the computer performance several tenfold. According to their article published in Optics Express, they have proposed the way to completely eliminate energy losses of surface plasmons in optical devices.

Dispute Emerges Over Drone Shot Down By Kentucky Man

A Kentucky homeowner is arrested for shooting down a civilian drone he said was invading his family’s privacy. The drone’s owner insists that he did nothing wrong, in the latest case that highlights both confusion and concerns over the legal use of drones.