Tag Archives: Caught

Mac malware caught silently spying on computer users

Mac users typically think they’re immune to malware. But a new strain used for spying reminds us even Macs can be compromised. Researchers have found an unusual piece of malware, called FruitFly, that’s been infecting some Mac computers for years. FruitFly operates quietly in the background, spies on users through the computer’s camera, captures images of what’s displayed on the ... Read More »

OnePlus 5 caught cheating on multi-core benchmarks

Here we go again… again. The OnePlus 5 was caught cheating on benchmarks in order to achieve its chart-topping performance. A detailed investigation by XDA-Developers discovered the mechanism of the cheat. Hit the source link for the full details, here’s the TL;DR version. When a benchmark is detected, the 5 locks the “little” cluster of its Snapdragon 835 chipset at ... Read More »

Opel Grandland X caught testing

The Opel Grandland X has been spied testing in the cold weather conditions of northern Europe. Opel confirmed that this crossover will be aimed at the Nissan Qashqai and should roll into showrooms in 2017. Sources state that Opel’s crossover fleet for the GM European line-up starts with the Crossland X (compact SUV), followed by the Mokka X (mid-sized SUV), ... Read More »

BMW Z5 caught testing

After the BMW Z5 was last spied at the Nurburgring in September 2016, a heavily camouflaged soft top Z5 test mule was now spotted doing the rounds at the Arctic Circle. The Z5 is expected to serve as a successor to the BMW Z4, and it may be unveiled this year before going on to hit the international market in ... Read More »

2018 Corvette ZR1 caught up close

What you see here is the 2018 Corvette ZR1 that’s currently under development. The popular American sports car was spotted testing in the Great While North. The ZR1 will return with more performance than ever before. The 2018 model in fact will churn out more power than the last ZR1 that was based on the C6 Corvette. Power should come ... Read More »

BMW Z5 caught testing on the Nurburgring

A heavily camouflaged BMW Z5 test mule was spotted doing the rounds at the Nurburgring in Germany. While sources suggest that the Z5 (codenamed G29) will act as a successor to the Z4, the new car could get launched by the end of 2017. After production of the second-generation Z4 roadster (E89) ceased in August 2016, BMW is expected to ... Read More »

New Audi A5 Sportback revealed ahead of the Paris Motor Show

Audi’s next generation A5 and S5 Sportback has debuted ahead of the Paris Motor Show, and is expected to hit the European market in early 2017. Prices range from EUR 37,800 (Rs 28.23 lakh) to EUR 62,500 (Rs 46.68 lakh). When launched, these cars will be available with two TFSI and three TDI engines which could produce anywhere between 190bhp ... Read More »

Next-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom caught testing

A heavily camouflaged Rolls-Royce Phantom has been spotted testing in the Mojave Desert in the United States. Rolls-Royce is expected to launch the next-generation Phantom in 2018, and sources add that the car should be displayed at an auto show in 2017. While the new Phantom evolves from the current design, the fascia gets sharper headlamps, and the nose now ... Read More »

iPhone 7 mockups caught on video – high quality closeups this time

With the Galaxy Note7 now out of the way, the next iPhone will be the sole major source of leaks for the weeks to come. Not that Apple has managed to keep a lid on it up until now, on the contrary. There’s a new episode today, and this one comes in the form of a video, where three different ... Read More »

Caught by a hair: Quick, new identification of hair may help crime fighters

Lily Huang crushes up the human hair prior to testing. Credit: Image courtesy of Queen’s University Crime fighters could have a new tool at their disposal following promising research by Queen’s professor Diane Beauchemin. Dr. Beauchemin (Chemistry) and student Lily Huang (MSc’15) have developed a cutting-edge technique to identify human hair. Their test is quicker than DNA analysis techniques currently ... Read More »