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ALYT offers a smart home hub jam-packed with sensors

If the current generation of connected home hubs aren’t enough for you, then check out the Indiegogo campaign for ALYT (pronounced alight), which …

Android KitKat uptake slower than Jelly Bean, North American web traffic suggests

In October, Google revamped Android with the KitKat version, but few devices run the newest software yet. In fact, web traffic data in North America …

Carriers block Samsung Galaxy S5 Download Booster feature

When Samsung first announced the Galaxy S5 one of the big software features it touted was Download Booster, a feature that uses both Wi-Fi and LTE to make downloading files faster, but as with so many things, most U.S. carriers block the feature on their versions of the phone.<p>AT&T, Sprint, and …

Cloudflare Challenge proves 'worst case scenario' for Heartbleed is actually possible

Many already thought that the "Heartbleed" security flaw in OpenSSL could be used to steal SSL keys from a server, but now there's proof. This is important because if someone stole the private decryption key to servers used by any of the many web services that used OpenSSL, then they could spy on …

Most People On Twitter Don't Actually Tweet

And the vast majority of people tweet less than once a month.<p>It's old news, really.<p>But the issue of inactive accounts on Twitter will become an issue again on Twitter's next earnings call, on which CEO Dick Costolo will — fingers crossed — show some upbeat user and engagement metrics on the social …

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Report: Amazon smartphone to debut in second half of year

SAN MATEO, Calif. — Amazon.com is ready to join the smartphone wars with Apple, Samsung Electronics and others in the second half of this year, with a new handset of its own.<p>The e-commerce powerhouse has been demonstrating versions of the phone to developers in its hometown Seattle and San …