• Researchers find Android factory reset faulty and reversible

    May 23, 2015

    Researchers find Android factory reset faulty and reversible Android's factory reset function isn't as effective as we'd all like it to be, according to a team of Cambridge University researchers. The group estimates that as many as 500 to 630 million Android devices might not be capable of completely wiping t...

  • Amazon's 'Handmade' section takes aim at Etsy

    May 23, 2015

    Amazon's 'Handmade' section takes aim at Etsy There's a lot to love about Etsy -- it's one of the best places on the internet to find all sorts of stuff like minimalist Captain America prints or laser-cut Deathly Hallows earrings, but shipping windows are kind of a crapshoot. That could change b...

  • Meat your match with this Tinder-swiping steak

    May 23, 2015

    Meat your match with this Tinder-swiping steak Dating apps are often characterized as 21st century "meat markets" and, thanks to this Dutch art installation, Tinder's getting uncomfortably close the real thing. The piece, appropriately called Tender, was built by four students at Leiden Universit...

  • State Dept. releases some of Hillary Clinton's emails

    May 23, 2015

    State Dept. releases some of Hillary Clinton's emails Worried that your own inbox isn't keeping you busy enough? Following a judge's request to release emails from Hillary Clinton's private account on a rolling basis, the State Department posted some 296 of them to its Freedom of Information Act website...

  • See an Apple Watch hater nearly choke to death mid-rant (NSFW)

    May 23, 2015

    When you’re ranting about Apple and its products, don’t forget to breathe. One incredibly angry man learned that crucial lesson the hard way: His profanity-laden diatribe about the Apple Watch ended when he broke into a coughing fit. You can…Read more ›

  • 'Mad Max' meets 'Mario Kart' in this rad mash-up

    May 23, 2015

    'Mad Max' meets 'Mario Kart' in this rad mash-up Mad Max: Fury Road is already one of the year's best movies, but you know what was missing in all of director George Miller's gear grinding under the desert sun? Mario Kart's banana peels and green shells. Check out the video below for a quick look a...

  • Guy hoverboards across a Canadian lake and into history

    May 22, 2015

    Guy hoverboards across a Canadian lake and into history No, this isn't some guerilla marketing campaign for Back to the Future's upcoming pseudo-anniversary. It's a world record-setting flight by Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru aboard a homebrew hoverboard. He recently piloted this prototype near...

  • Oculus founder sued for using confidential information

    May 22, 2015

    Oculus founder sued for using confidential information Palmer Luckey and his company, Oculus VR Inc, are being sued yet again. Total Recall Technologies, a company in Hawaii, is accusing Luckey of violating a confidentiality agreement that he signed as a former employee of the company. According to the l...

  • ICYMI: New Apple gear, real and imagined

    May 22, 2015

    We’ve got a host of new stuff to show off this week, from Killian’s look at the new MacBook and iMac lines to Luke’s exploration of all things bacon (emoji). We’ve got Rob’s essential Apple Watch tips, a new credit-card…Read more ›

  • HBO Now survey points to possible subscription discounts

    May 22, 2015

    HBO Now survey points to possible subscription discounts Paying $15 a month for HBO Now is a pretty good deal, especially if you're a cord cutter who yearns for your weekly fix of Game of Thrones. But what if even that price is a little too rich for your blood? Well, HBO could be considering prepaid discou...

  • Microsoft tests cloud-based clipboard app that syncs across platforms

    May 22, 2015

    Microsoft tests cloud-based clipboard app that syncs across platforms This turned out to be quite the week for unannounced Microsoft apps. News of a "light-weight" email solution broke cover a few days ago, and today another pair of productivity apps were tipped. Thanks to @h0x0d on Twitter -- the source of the Flow em...

  • Meet the robot that will assemble your future iPhones – and everything else

    May 22, 2015

    UC Berkley researchers have hit a major milestone in the creation of usable AI. They’ve created a new set of algorithms that will allow robots to learn through trial and error — much like humans learn new tasks. With this…Read more ›

  • Hot Pockets imagines its greasy place in the VR gaming future

    May 22, 2015

    Hot Pockets imagines its greasy place in the VR gaming future Hot Pockets are the official food of those who have declared: "I've given up caring about my health and I just want radiated bread, cheese and 'meat.'" But you can't deny how easy it is to pop one in the microwave when you're just the right amount of...

  • Android Wear vs. Apple Watch: Which one deserves a spot on your wrist?

    May 22, 2015

    With Apple Watch still sold out and Google reportedly gearing up to deliver Android Wear support for iPhone at Google I/O next week, it’s time for two of the hottest wearable platforms to face off. Apple Watch is selling 30,000 units every day in…Read more ›

  • Mapping project catalogs Instagram sunrises from around the world

    May 22, 2015

    Mapping project catalogs Instagram sunrises from around the world Have you noticed the wealth of sunrise and sunset photos on Instagram? Michelle Chandra certainly has, and her project offers a look at the sun's activity around the world in real time. "All Our Suns" gathers snapshots upload with either the #sunrise...

  • Cooking with Watson: Scandinavian salmon quiche

    May 22, 2015

    Cooking with Watson: Scandinavian salmon quiche Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson is a collaboration between IBM and the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. Once a week, as part of an ongoing series, we'll be preparing one recipe from the book until we've made all of them. Wish us l...

  • Navy AR goggles turn a golf course into a battleground

    May 22, 2015

    Navy AR goggles turn a golf course into a battleground Marines on a sunny golf course in Quantico, Virginia, this week demonstrated a pair of augmented reality glasses that simulate combat scenarios. The Office of Naval Research recently completed development of the goggles and this week hooked them up t...

  • Silk Road Survival: In conversation with 'Deep Web' director Alex Winter

    May 22, 2015

    Silk Road Survival: In conversation with 'Deep Web' director Alex Winter An unassuming, Mormon family man. A brilliant physics and engineering student with a goofy smile. Five years ago, neither of these men knew each other, let alone suspected that they'd be drawn into a web suffused with libertarian dogma, hard drugs an...

  • Apple II and Cinema Display combine to create a retro gaming heaven

    May 22, 2015

    If you grew up in the 80’s one of your earliest video gaming memories was probably playing Oregon Trail on an old Apple II or Macintosh, but you haven’t experienced Oregon Trail until you’ve played it on a 27-inch Apple…Read more ›

  • Bionic eye implant promises a lifetime of perfect vision

    May 22, 2015

    Bionic eye implant promises a lifetime of perfect vision An optometrist in British Columbia claims to have invented an easily implantable device that provides its wearer with vision "three times better than 20/20" for life. Dubbed the Ocumetics Bionic Lens by its inventor Dr. Garth Webb, this device appear...

  • Salesforce Foundation supports CoderDojo with $200,000

    May 22, 2015

    Salesforce Foundation offers CoderDojo a helping hand as the charity’s CEO and the foundation's director share their plans with Computer Weekly

  • Starbucks gift card hack was 'fraud'

    May 22, 2015

    A hacker reporting a security hole in Starbucks' website criticises the company's handling of the matter.

  • Microsoft accused again over UK government lobbying practices

    May 22, 2015

    Further evidence has emerged of the extent to which Microsoft lobbied the UK government over its policy on open standards

  • Save 85% on the fastest way to convert DVDs and videos and play them anywhere [Deals]

    May 22, 2015

    Play any video, on any device. This bundle at Cult of Mac Deals makes it easy to convert videos and rip DVDs for playback on all of your Apple and Android devices. It’s also one of the fastest solutions you’ll…Read more ›

  • No lightsabers were used to carve these impressive Star Wars wax figures

    May 22, 2015

    Voltaire was the first. Now Vader is a wax figure. Madame Tussauds has been in the business of meticulously sculpting lifelike models of the famous since 1777. Now, in a gallery far, far away (well, London), the wax museum has…Read more ›

  • Denmark legislation another step towards a cashless Nordic region

    May 22, 2015

    Selected types of Danish retailer could soon be permitted to turn away customers who can’t pay electronically

  • Apple Watch on pace to beat iPhone’s first-year sales

    May 22, 2015

    Apple Watch orders are currently coming in at a rate of around 30,000 units per day — according to analytics provided by Slice Intelligence, which combed through the e-receipts of around 14,000 online shoppers who used Slice’s services. Although there…Read more ›

  • Re/code: Apple wants local stations on its web TV service

    May 22, 2015

    Re/code: Apple wants local stations on its web TV service Earlier this week, folks in the know claimed that Apple's HDTV project had been junked after more than a decade of development. Now, however, Re/code is reporting that the company is still working on an online TV service for its devices, but wants to...

  • UK tech firms represent in Startups 100 2015

    May 22, 2015

    Technology property platform Purplebricks.com tops the Startups 100 2015 list

  • Samsung's new wireless headphones are a worthy contender

    May 22, 2015

    Samsung's new wireless headphones are a worthy contender Last summer, I spent some time getting to know the first four entries in Samsung's "Level" audio line. There's a new item this year, though: a wireless version of the original Level On headphones. In case you missed the first roundup, this model is a...

 

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