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The Yahoo hack seems to be the gift (curse?) that keeps on giving. This is in light of the news that the company has discovered a 3-year-old security breach that enabled a hacker to compromise more than 1 billion user accounts.
This breach has made it so that Yahoo has broken the record of the biggest hack in history set by-- Yahoo.
The hack occurred in 2013, making it even older than the hack that Yahoo initially announced which affected half of the 1 Billion number hit by this one.
"It's shocking," security expert Avivah Litan of Gartner Inc.
Both lapses occurred during the reign of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, a once-lauded leader who found herself unable to turn around the company in the four years since her arrival.
Yahoo didn't say if it believes the same hacker might have pulled off two separate attacks. The Sunnyvale, California, company blamed the late 2014 attack on a hacker affiliated with an unidentified foreign government, but said it hasn't been able to identify the source behind the 2013 intrusion.
Yahoo has more than a billion monthly active users.
In both attacks, the stolen information included names, email addresses, phone numbers, birthdates and security questions and answers. The company says it believes bank-account information and payment-card data were not affected.
But hackers also apparently stole passwords in both attacks. Technically, those passwords should be secure; Yahoo said they were scrambled twice — once by encryption and once by another technique called hashing. But hackers have become adept at cracking secured passwords by assembling huge dictionaries of similarly scrambled phrases and matching them against stolen password databases.
The problem with this is that those who have used their Yahoo passwords for other online accounts. Those who had changed theirs before  September should be fine.
This naturally causes a problem for Yahoo with their impending partnership with Verizon now on the rocks due to this revelation. It remains to be seen what happens going forward now for Yahoo.



Amazon has finally done it!

On Wednesday, the company said that they have successfully made their first delivery by drone.

The delivery to a customer near Cambridge, England, was announced in a tweet by Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos.

"First-ever #AmazonPrimeAir customer delivery is in the books. 13 min—click to delivery," he wrote of the December 7 order.

A video on Amazon's web page showed the delivery process—with a quadcopter drone delivering an Amazon Fire TV box and a bag of popcorn to a customer identified only as Richard B.

Amazon, which has been testing drone deliveries in the US and elsewhere, has on several occasions complained that the regulatory environment in the United States for these automated deliveries is more cumbersome.

In its video, Amazon noted that it is working with two customers receiving drone deliveries in the Cambridge area and soon hoped to expand to "dozens" near its warehouse.

Google have also said that they'd want to jump on the drone delivery bandwagon with a project called Wing and there are some reports saying US retail behemoth Wal-Mart is also studying drone deliveries.

In the US, the first commercial drone delivery was made in July when convenience store 7-Eleven, with drone startup Flirtey, transported a chicken sandwich, hot coffee and donuts to a customer near Reno, Nevada.

Project Wing announced plans this year to deliver burritos in partnership with US food chain Chipotle to students at Virginia Tech University, one of the campuses where drone research is being conducted.


Amazon got British approval this year for flying drones that are no longer within sight of their operators in rural and suburban areas; having one person operate several highly automated drones; and testing devices to make the drones able to identify and avoid obstacles


Apple will launch the much talked about and vaunted iPhone 8 next year and it is said to feature a curved display. While they aren't the first to do this, it is set to be a huge driving force for mobile devices with flexible displays.

Apple’s iPhone 8 will be the first iPhone ever to feature a curved screen. However, analysts from IHS quoted by Digitimes say that Apple’s flexible AMOLED display adoption would “dramatically drive up expected demand for flexible AMOLED panels.”
Samsung will be a huge beneficiary of this as they are supplying AMOLED screens to Apple and with Apple will be many other companies that will make the switch to curved OLED screens. 
Vivo and Xiaomi have already launched handsets with flexible screens in 2016, and many other manufacturers have plans to develop curved or foldable smartphones in the near future. Apple is seen as a big catalyst in this department following the release of the iPhone 8.
“During 2016, many smartphone manufacturers have pressured display panel makers to supply them with more flexible AMOLEDs for their new smartphone designs, however, due to limited production capacity only a few players had their orders met in quantity,” IHS analyst Jerry Kang said. “With new form factors entering the marketplace next year to entice consumers, smartphone manufacturers will find themselves locked in a fierce battle with one another as they jostle to win market share for their new smartphone models featuring dual-edge curved and foldable AMOLED displays.”
“Consumer device manufacturers will eventually move from conventionally designed flat and rectangular form factors to the latest curved, foldable or rollable screens, but only once their product roadmap for newer, innovative devices becomes more mature,” Kang noted.
What the curved iPhone 8 may very well do is make curved smartphones a thing again because as we all know, whatever Apple does, others kind of follow suit. So we may very well be on the cusp of a new era of curved smartphones with Apple leading the way with the iPhone 8
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