For whatever reason, audiophile-quality headsets don’t exist unless you can spring for something like the $250 Sennheiser PC 360. Fortunately, you don’t have to use a dedicated headset anymore and can stick a capable microphone right onto your beloved headphones. The Zalman ZM-MIC1, the AntLion ModMic 2.0, and ModMic 3.0 are all priced under $50 and are aimed at headphone users.
It wouldn't be a supercomputing conference without Intel in attendance, and at SC11 this week, the chip maker offered up details about its Xeon E5 family and Knights Corner MIC (many integrated core) platform. Slated to ship sometime in the first half of 2012, Intel's Xeon E5 processors share the same DNA as the Core i7 3960X that's making the rounds on the Web, and is the world's first server chip to support full integration of the PCI Express 3.0 specification, Intel claims.
A computer science student at Stanford University has discovered a hole in Adobe Flash that could be used by an attacker to furtively enable the victim’s camera and microphone. The vulnerability is not in Flash itself, but the Adobe Flash Settings Manager page. More details about the vulnerability can be found after the jump.
We get it. You have many leather bound books, your apartment smells of rich mahogany, and you're friends with Merlin Olson. All that's left is to show off your golden vocal chords with Samson's new Meteor Mic. The 22k gold-plated mic comes with a braided, gold-flashed USB cable and ships in a numbered, mahogany wood case.