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Windows 8 May Be Too Late For Tablets, Says Forrester

According to Forrester Research report, consumer demand for Windows 8 tablets in reducing at a rapid rate. Its down more than 21% since last quarter according to the report. Furthermore, the Forrester report says:

Microsoft faces challenges in the tablet market due to its late entry. While Windows 8 looks like a promising product for tablet computing, its release won’t come until sometime next year.

Though Microsoft’s OEM partners are embracing the platform, consumer interest has plummeted during the past nine months. Windows product strategists will have to overcome several disadvantages associated with being a fifth mover in the tablet market.
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Hackers Could Trigger Your Printer to Overheat

Columbia University researchers Salvatore Stolfo and Ang Cui claimed to have hijacked the software that controls LaserJet Printers’ “Remote Firmware Update” process allowing them to highjack a firmware upgrade.

The two researchers demonstrated how they could instruct a highjacked printer’s fuser, designed to dry the ink, to abnormally heat up and cause a piece of paper to smoke. The researchers used HP’s laser printers to demonstrate their claim.
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