On Tuesday, security research firm Checkpoint announced that its team had discovered a new vulnerability in numerous media players that allows a hacker to take full control of any device when a malicious subtitle file is used. The firm estimates 200 million people are potentially at risk.
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Google's Chromecast is cheap and awesome and it's about to get even better. The latest changelog posted by VLC — which mentions a "Chromecast output module" — suggests that the Swiss Army-knife of media players will finally get Chrome support.
Besides a sleek design or the promise of ridiculous accuracy, there's not much a company can do to differentiate a kitchen scale from the rest of the pack. Or is there? The creators of this kitchen scale think they found the key to woo customers: a built-in full colour LCD display for watching videos.
Microsoft's Zune media player never really caught fire, or generated much heat at all. And while Microsoft appears committed to Zune's services and features, ZDNet speculates that Zune as we know it isn't long for this world.
After a few weeks (and 500,000 downloads) of being in beta, Winamp for Android has gone public. The app allows for wireless syncing with a computer's music library, scrobbles from Last.fm and can be controlled via a widget.