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Google patches Password Alert after flaw exposed

Just seven lines of code were used to dupe the anti-phishing tool. Google fixed the problem, but a new flaw has apparently been revealed.<p>It took just a day for Google's anti-phishing Chrome extension to fall victim to the very threat it's trying to avoid.<p>Paul Moore, an information security …

Information Security

3D Heart Simulation Predicts How Drugs Will Affect Your Heartbeat

Getting to the heart of drug-induced arrhythmia<p>Your heart might “skip a beat” if you’re frightened or you suddenly see a long-lost love, but in real life, an irregular heartbeat can be dangerous. If the heart can't pump enough blood to the body, it could result in organ failure or stroke. And …

Science

Adobe: Young Artists Find Inspiration In Old-Fashioned Tools

Guess what? Young creative people love old-time artistic tools. That’s what Adobe found when it researched the projects of creative folks ages 18 to 35 who post their work on Behance, its Creative Cloud portfolio site.<p>That conclusion, among others, was contained in data gathered for Adobe’s New …

Adobe

Verizon rewards auto-paying prepaid customers with free data

The limited-time promotion sees the carrier offering up 1GB free monthly data for those who enroll in automatic billing.<p>Verizon has become the latest carrier to jump on the incentive bandwagon for its prepaid customers.<p>Effective immediately, anyone who enrolls in the automatic payment system will …

Mobile

Cyanogen platform SDK in the works, will allow devs to integrate certain CM features

As Cyanogen marches forward with its lofty goal of <i>putting a bullet through Google’s head</i>, you’re likely to see the ROM maker do as much as possible to help set its software aside from stock Android. One such change is the new Cyanogen Platform SDK.<p>The upcoming SDK will eventually allow developers …

Android News

Ford CEO: We Won't Take a Back Seat to Google and Apple

In an interview, Ford CEO Mark Fields said the company sees its homegrown SYNC system as a key selling point.<p>Bringing the latest mobile technology into the car is important, but Ford CEO Mark Fields said his company isn’t about to hand over the keys to Apple or Google.<p>"At the end of the day we …

Microsoft won a patent for goggles that detect feelings of people near you

Wish you could better sense how those around you are feeling? Microsoft has been awarded a patent for goggles that may be able to detect those …

Apple Confirms Tattoos Can Affect Apple Watch’s Heart Rate Sensor Readings

Apple has updated its Apple Watch support documentation, confirming that the device may have issues when worn by users who have wrist tattoos. The changes were added following a series of reports from new Apple Watch owners who found that their tattoos seemed to interfere with the smartwatch’s …