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Top 10 gadgets at risk of becoming extinct in 2014

Top 10 gadgets at risk of becoming extinct in 2014

Online retailer Pixmania.com has published a list of gadgets and tech at risk of becoming obsolete.

The list, which was compiled by a panel of experts, revealed that the alarm clock is the most endangered tech as it’s being replaced by the smartphone.

Sat Navs are also predicted to be on their way out. Again, smartphones get the blame for this, with many having built in maps and navigation apps.

The third most endangered tech is the iPod dock. With Apple’s latest devices featuring a different connector, users have to buy a new dock or buy an adapter. Many are choosing to use Bluetooth streaming instead.

Here are Pixmania.com’s top 10 endangered technologies:
1. Alarm Clocks
2. Stand-alone sat navs
3. iPod docks
4. Flip cameras
5. Blu-Ray players
6. DVD players
7. The Watch
8. Blackberry
9. TV Remote control
10. Small Portable TVs

Dixons Retail has today announced that it has completed the sale of European e-tailer Pixmania to Mutares.

Read More by Laura Barnes

BlackBerry goes all ‘patch Tuesday’ with multi vuln fixes

This will do wonders for the ‘we’re the best at secure messaging’ fallback plan

Blackberry has issued four patches covering vulnerabilities in Flash, Webkit and libexif on its devices.

The Z10, Q10 and PlayBook all need patching for Adobe Flash vulnerabilities. If a user were led to a page containing crafted Flash content, an attacker could execute arbitrary code on an affected device. BSRT-2013-007 notes that an alternative attack would be to trick users into downloading an Adobe AIR application.

BlackBerry also states that since the Flash player isn’t enabled by default on the devices, only phones whose owners have added Flash are vulnerable.
Read more by Richard Chirgwin

BlackBerry is on the up and up?

blackberry-z10

Q10 is proving a success

The latest buzz from analysts regarding BlackBerry (the company formerly known as RIM) is that its fortunes have taken an upward swing.

At least according to an analyst from Jeffries, Peter Misek, who stated in a message to clients that sales of the BlackBerry Q10 – the firm’s new Qwerty keyboard bearing BlackBerry 10 handset – were strong in both the UK and Canada.

There was no mention of the US, mind, but sales in the UK have always typically been stronger for BlackBerry (and US market share has practically dwindled to nothing over 2012).

Apparently according to the analyst, the BlackBerry Q10 has sold out, or is in short supply due to demand, with Orange, Vodafone, and Carphone Warehouse in the UK.

Read More by Darren Allan

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