It’s Sunday so it’s time for another edition of Adi’s Week in Tech News. This is your regular rondup of some of the week’s tech news.
It happened once earlier on this summer and it’s happened once again. Mobile phone network O2 has had yet another outage. Approximately two million customers have been affected. The mobile phone network has stated that the problem is not location specific. O2 stated on their blog that the fault was on “one of several nodes that help connect and manage traffic on the network”.
After much speculation, Samsung announced the Galaxy SIII mini phone. It will have a 4-inch screen, NFC, 1GHz dual core CPU, Google Android Jelly Bean, up to 32GB of storage with a micro SD card, S Voice(Samsung’s answer to Siri) and lots more awesomeness. At the time of writing, there has been no mention of a release date.
The RSA has unveiled a new system to secure passwords. Put simply, the new product unveiled by the security firm will split a password in half. The two parts of the password would be stored on two different servers. Better known as distributed credential protection(DCP), this new system will $150,000(£93,725) and will be made available by the end of the year.
Sony have announced that they will be releasing a Windows 8 tablet during this week. It will be called the Sony Vaio Duo 11. The laptop will have either an Intel Core i3-3217U, Core i5-3317U, or Core i7-3517U processor. You will also get a choice of either a 128GB SSD or a 256GB SSD. You will get 4GB of RAM but you will be able to upgrade that to 8GB of RAM if you want to. The screen itself will have an 11.6″ gorilla-glass display with the ability to show full HD images. In addition to that, the tablet also has a slide out keyboard making it a tablet/notebook hybrid. The Vaio Duo 11 will be available on 26th October 2012(this year).
Mozilla also released version 16 of their FireFox browser. However, there was a security hole only a day after it released. Since that was discovered, Mozilla has released a software fix which is available for download right now in the About window of FireFox.