• Security researcher: Globalstar GPS at risk of hackers

    Jul 31, 2015

    Security researcher: Globalstar GPS at risk of hackers As is the case with seemingly anything that connects to the internet these days, a security researcher has found that GPS devices which connect to the Globalstar satellite network are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle hacking. According to Synack Inc r...

  • Facebook's Zuckerberg to have child

    Jul 31, 2015

    Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby girl.

  • Marine Corps finally declares the F-35B ready for combat

    Jul 31, 2015

    Marine Corps finally declares the F-35B ready for combat After years of testing and development, production setbacks and cost overruns and more than half a trillion dollars invested, the F-35B fighter jet has finally passed its biggest milestone to date: it's achieved initial operational capability (IOC) w...

  • Kim Dotcom promises to launch an open-source competitor to Mega

    Jul 31, 2015

    Kim Dotcom promises to launch an open-source competitor to Mega Third time's a charm. Kim Dotcom -- creator of Megaupload and Mega file-sharing sites, New Zealand politician, US fugitive -- plans to launch a third cloud-storage company when his existing non-compete clause runs out at the end of the year. Dotcom b...

  • HBO is selling 'Game of Thrones' S5 downloads earlier than usual

    Jul 31, 2015

    HBO is selling 'Game of Thrones' S5 downloads earlier than usual In another sign that HBO is trying to convert some of the numerous Game of Thrones pirates into paying customers, the network announced that season five will be the first one available for downloaders to own before it hits DVD and Blu-ray. It's actua...

  • These disposable vapes let you huff your caffeine instead of drink it

    Jul 31, 2015

    These disposable vapes let you huff your caffeine instead of drink it Dammit, Logan. I'm glad it's your first day working at this coffee shop; congrats on getting hired and all. But dude, seriously, I don't have time to waste waiting for you to fish that beard hair out of my coffee. I'm "latte" enough for work as it is...

  • The best of Public Access Vol.7: online security and Android frustrations

    Jul 31, 2015

    The best of Public Access Vol.7: online security and Android frustrations Microsoft set the world on fire this week with the release of Windows 10 as a free download for existing Windows users. And in our review of the OS, we found that Edge, Windows 10's new web browser, is a sleek and speedy onramp to the information sup...

  • Mini review video: our verdict of Windows 10 in 45 seconds

    Jul 31, 2015

    Mini review video: our verdict of Windows 10 in 45 seconds #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-790918{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-790918, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-790918{width:570px;display:block;}Didn't read all the way through our nearly 3,...

  • Finally, a way to make Macs and PCs play nice

    Jul 31, 2015

    This post is brought to you by Paragon Software Group, maker of NTFS for Mac. It’s an unfortunate truth that Macs and PCs generally don’t get along. Snickering ads aside, the discord between the platforms is a real inconvenience for anyone trying to make the jump from one to the other, or for people who […]

  • Apple Music metadata is messing up your music

    Jul 31, 2015

    If you’ve been having problems with Apple Music and iCloud Music Library incorrectly matching songs in your library, you’re far from the only one. It turns out the reason is that Apple Music doesn’t use the same method for matching songs you own as iTunes Match does. This results in significantly more errors and frustrated […]

  • Amazon Acoustics channels 'MTV Unplugged' for Prime Music

    Jul 31, 2015

    Amazon Acoustics channels 'MTV Unplugged' for Prime Music Exclusive content is all the rage these days when it comes to music streaming services, and Amazon has some new goods of its own. The retailer announced Amazon Acoustics today, a collection of unplugged performances from a variety of artists. As you ...

  • Pinterest hires former Apple designer Susan Kare

    Jul 31, 2015

    As part of the original Macintosh team back in the 80s, Susan Kare created some of Apple’s earliest typefaces and icons, but now the famous designer is ready to bring her iconic skills to Pinterest, as the company’s newest design lead. Pinterest has hired Kare to be part of the company’s creative team, where she’ll […]

  • Tesla's autopilot mode will get two awesome new features

    Jul 31, 2015

    Tesla's autopilot mode will get two awesome new features Last fall, Tesla introduced an optional, semiautonomous "autopilot" mode on its Model S. Equipped with ultrasonic radar, the system can sense and avoid obstacles, other vehicles and even pedestrians. Hell, the thing even changes lanes for you with th...

  • Does Apple really need a 4-inch iPhone 6c?

    Jul 31, 2015

    We know Apple will launch its iPhone 6s and 6s Plus this fall — you can bet your house on it — but what we don’t know is whether it will be accompanied by an iPhone 6c. For months it looked like the smaller, more affordable model was set to return, however, a recent report said Apple […]

  • This toaster is actually an iPhone charging station in disguise

    Jul 31, 2015

    Keeping enough iPhone cables around the house to your entire family’s devices charged can result in some unsightly blogs of tangled cables. Most charging stations look horrible, or too nerdy to keep in open sight, but the Foaster is hoping the solve that problem by disguising an iPhone charging station in the shape of one […]

  • Here come the K-Cup drunks

    Jul 31, 2015

    Here come the K-Cup drunks My desire for a mechanized mixologist is as strong as an overproof rum. Much to my chagrin, and despite a long history of inventors toiling to perfect the drink-mixing machine, the practice is still largely the domain of human beings. That said, two ...

  • Russia considers blocking Facebook over gay emojis

    Jul 31, 2015

    Russia considers blocking Facebook over gay emojis Vladimir Putin's Russia doesn't like Facebook and it doesn't care for gay people, and the government is now attempting to censor both of these things in one fell swoop. Mikhail Marchenko, a Russian senator in the upper house of parliament, has called...

  • App maker Nextbit wants to build smartphones that 'stand out'

    Jul 31, 2015

    App maker Nextbit wants to build smartphones that 'stand out' Earlier this week, mobile software startup Nextbit revealed that it's about to launch its first smartphone. The move comes as no surprise -- it'd be silly for a company to hire Scott Croyle, HTC's former head of design, just to work on some cool cont...

  • Toyota shuns CarPlay for some nav system you’ve never heard of

    Jul 31, 2015

    Instead of using Apple’s CarPlay infotainment system or Android Auto in its 2016 vehicles, Toyota has decided to use a company you’ve probably never heard of to provide navigation and phone connectivity. Toyota’s first vehicle with the tech will be the 2016 Tacoma pickup, outfitted with a Scout GPS Link unit from Telnav Inc. The […]

  • Watch Lollapalooza sets from Alt-J, Metallica and more this weekend

    Jul 31, 2015

    Watch Lollapalooza sets from Alt-J, Metallica and more this weekend The time has come once again for some of the biggest acts in music to visit Chicago for the three-day live-music extravaganza known as Lollapalooza. If you're not making the trip, or just prefer to enjoy music festivals from your comfy sofa, Redbull....

  • Rise of facial recognition queried

    Jul 31, 2015

    A government-related agency in the US has published a report on privacy concerns relating to facial recognition.

  • Japan's Suntory to conduct important space whisky research

    Jul 31, 2015

    Japan's Suntory to conduct important space whisky research We have a strong whisky bias, so when Suntory revealed that it would be sending products into orbit, we had to know more. The company will fire six samples of its beverages to the International Space Station (ISS), including its Yamazaki Single Malt ...

  • The best Wi-Fi extender (for most people)

    Jul 31, 2015

    The best Wi-Fi extender (for most people) This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article here.We spent a total of 110 hours researching 25 different Wi-Fi extenders (and testing 10 of them), and the $100 Netgear EX6200 is ...

  • Repair your electronics with iFixit Pro Tech Screwdriver Set and Jimmy Tool Bundle [Deals]

    Jul 31, 2015

    With today’s tech, the general rule seems to be that if it’s broke you can’t fix it. But perhaps you could, if you just had the tools to work with the micro-sized, specialized screws and airtight seams of phones, computers, gaming consoles, and the like. Most of those tools for access are in this excellent bundle from […]

  • WikiLeaks: NSA also targeted Japan, spied on climate change policy

    Jul 31, 2015

    WikiLeaks: NSA also targeted Japan, spied on climate change policy Add Japan to the list of countries that the National Security Agency purportedly spied on. New documents published by WikiLeaks alleges that the NSA kept tabs on Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, his cabinet and companies like Mitsubishi since 2006...

  • Activists want Apple to kill gun emoji

    Jul 31, 2015

    Who would’ve thought emojis could prove so controversial? Following on from the yellow skin color accusations and Russian LGBT emojis attempted banning, the nonprofit group New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV) has launched a new hashtag entitled #DisarmTheiPhone — calling for Apple to “remove the gun emoji [from iOS] and take a stand for stricter gun accessibility […]

  • British Gas to invest £500m in connected homes business

    Jul 31, 2015

    Energy provider aims to build on success of its Hive smart thermostat and roll-out of smartmeters

  • YotaPhone 2's US launch canceled after crowdfunding success

    Jul 31, 2015

    YotaPhone 2's US launch canceled after crowdfunding success We sort of loved the dual-screened YotaPhone 2, and we weren't alone -- nearly 450 people ordered devices from the company's Indiegogo campaign earlier this month, and a few of them are going to be very disappointed. In an email (obtained by The Verg...

  • 'Super Smash Bros.' gets tournament modes and YouTube replays

    Jul 31, 2015

    'Super Smash Bros.' gets tournament modes and YouTube replays Nintendo isn't done with the 3DS and Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros. just yet. The company has released an update today which adds tournament modes and the ability to post video replays to YouTube. Both features were teased just before E3, but we...

  • Commercial software more secure than open source, finds report

    Jul 31, 2015

    A study has found that commercial code is more compliant than open source code with security compliance standards, such as the Owasp top 10 and the CWE top 25

 

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