Here’s The Anti-iPhone 5 Ad Samsung Will Run In Newspapers Tomorrow (AAPL)

Samsung just relesed an ad that it plans to run in national newspapers tomorrow comparing the iPhone 5 to the Galaxy S III.

The ad breaks down some key specs of the two phones, but it’s also a bit misleading. Samsung lists a lot of Galaxy S III-specific software features like sharing photos wirelessly between phones and tilt to zoom, but doesn’t mention any iPhone 5-specific features.

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Critical bug in newest Java gives attackers complete control of PCs

Researchers said they’ve uncovered a flaw in the Java 7 update released by Oracle on Thursday that allows attackers to take complete control of end-user computers.

The flaw in Java 7 Update 7, which Oracle released to stop in-the-wild attacks that silently install malware on end-user machines, is the latest black eye for the security of the widely used software framework. It comes after revelations that Oracle learned of the vulnerabilities under attack in April, four months before the exploits were detected. Oracle has yet to explain the delay in fixing the bugs.

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Linkin Park Music Video Puts Your Facebook Photos in Emotional Tale

From the masterminds behind the scary and viral “Take This Lollipop” video, Linkin Park’s new music video for “Lost in the Echo” places your Facebook pictures into the storyline to personalize the tale for each viewer.

“I think we’re at a turning point for the ‘music video,’” Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda tells Mashable. “The whole idea of doing a static 3:30 movie or performance to sit underneath a song feels kind of boring.”

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Apple, Google In Secret Talks To End The Patent Wars [REPORT]

Fresh off its huge $1.05 billion victory last week over Samsung in a blockbuster patent trial, Apple is now engaged in secret talks with Google to broker an end to the patent wars, according to Reuters.

 

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Larry Page reportedly talked by phone last week and are planning to talk again in the next few weeks about their patent disputes on mobile devices. Reuters reports hearing from one source that the two companies are considering settling disputes over some of Android’s more basic features.

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