Android

Stagefright: Millions of Android devices at risk from new exploit (Wired UK)

Security researchers have successfully exploited the Android-based Stagefright bug and remotely hacked a phone, which may leave millions devices vulnerable to attack. Israeli software research company NorthBit claimed it had “properly” exploited the Android bug that was originally described as the “worst ever discovered”. http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2016-03/16/stagefright-android-real-world-hack The exploitation, called Metaphor, is detailed in a research paper

Make time lapse videos easily

Stop motion and time lapse techniques are used to make many interesting videos in YouTube, for example many cool LEGO videos. I was thinking how hard it would be to make such your own video? Time-lapse photography is a technique whereby the frequency at which film frames are captured (the frame rate) is much lower

Orange is the New ($15) Pi

Hackaday is writing that  Orange is the New ($15) Pi. And I must say that it looks promising. It looks like the very cheap Raspberry Pi like single board computer. Originally, the board cost about $30 but sports WiFi, a 1.6 GHz processor, 8 GB of flash, and a SATA interface. There’s now a reduced