Other than that, OnePlus 5 has a 6GB RAM variant as well. So as you can see, manufacturers are focusing more on making smartphones with larger RAM capacity. Now, another device from Chinese brand 360 Mobiles is coming to join the bandwagon. We say this as a handset from 360 Mobiles has made an appearance on GFXBench.
The benchmark listing shows the phone carrying 6GB of RAM. However, apart from the RAM capacity, rest of the specs of the device are quite average. So most probably, it will be a mid-ranger. The 360 Mobiles smartphone appears to be sporting a 5.7-inch display with the resolution density of 1080p.
Under the hood, the device will employ an Octa-core, 64 Bit processor that is clocked at 1.8GHz. Although the name of the chipset is not specified, it is believed to the Snapdragon 652 since the processor is layered with the Adreno 510 GPU on top. On the software front, the device is listed with Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS.
To remind you, 360 Mobiles had also launched a 6GB RAM phone called the 360 N5 a few months back. The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 653 processor. There is a possibility that the phone spotted on GFXBench is a variant of the 360 N5.
Adobe has published new versions of Flash to patch a vulnerability being exploited right now by hackers to hijack PCs and Macs.
The APSB16-10 update addresses a total of 24 CVE-listed flaws, including one (CVE-2016-1019) that’s been exploited in the wild to inject malware into Microsoft Windows and Apple OS X systems.
Users running the Flash Player versions 184.108.40.206 and prior for Windows, OS X, Linux and ChromeOS are advised to update the plugin to address the vulnerabilities. For Flash Player Extended Support, the vulnerable software is version 220.127.116.113 and earlier and Flash Player for Linux version 18.104.22.1687.
Among the vulnerabilities patched in the update is CVE-2016-1019, a remote code execution vulnerability that is currently being exploited in the wild by the Magnitude Exploit Kit. According toresearchers with Trend Micro, the flaw is being targeted in both Windows and OS X systems to perform automated malware installs.
Simply browsing a webpage booby-trapped with a malicious Flash file is enough to trigger execution of evil code, allowing miscreants to potentially snoop on victims’ passwords and other sensitive information on their computers.
Adobe is recommending that users update Flash as soon as possible to patch the flaws. Users running Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge will automatically get the update when updating their browser.
Researchers warned earlier this week that the CVE-2016-1019 zero-day was being targeted in the wild and that an out-of-band security patch to address the vulnerability was in the works.
The patch is the latest fix for a Flash plugin that has become a favorite target for exploits and drive-by malware attacks. Researchers have suggested that users and administrators disable Flash Player in order to prevent attacks.
One company doing just that is Microsoft, who announced earlier today that upcoming versions of the Edge browser would be disabling “non-central” Flash content in webpages by default (users can change the setting). Microsoft is also recommending that site owners consider moving their pages to newer, safer formats such as HTML5.
Since 2014 we have been hearing about Google working on smart contact lenses for users. As it turns out, Samsung too since 2014 has been interested in the same field and might as well be already working on it, according to a recently granted patent. What’s different here is that while Google was only working on smart contact lenses for medical monitoring purposes, Samsung patent suggests its smart contact lenses will also feature a built-in camera.
The South Korean tech giant’s smart contact lens, as per the patent (via Sammobile) is supposed to project images on to the user’s eyes via a tiny display and take photographs wirelessly that the wearer can view in their connected smartphones. The 29-page patent published by Kipris (Korean Intellectual Property Rights Informative Service) was filed by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. back in 2014, same year when Google started working on its own smart lenses. The Samsung lenses are also said to detect eye movements and sensor inputs as and when the user blinks.
The translated abstract suggests the smart lenses are made to brings augmented reality closer to the masses in the most easiest form. However, as with all patents it is not necessary that the company granted the patent will use the technology in an actual production device. So, while we may never see Samsung bring the smart lenses with camera, we at least know the technologies the company is exploring.
In February, another patent hinted Samsung to be working on a future smartwatch that could use our veins for identity verification. In the patent, the company describes a method to identify users that takes a scan of the registered user’s vein layout, and then compares it to the layout of the person trying to authenticate themselves in the future.