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With XP Support A Thing Of The Past, Many Of America's ATM's Face Increased Security Risks

Starting Wednesday, many of America’s ATM’s are flying without a safety net.<p>That’s because Microsoft has officially ended tech support for Windows XP, the 13-year-old operating system it’s been trying desperately to bid farewell. The problem: As of earlier this year, XP was still running on an …

Even the innocent should worry about sex offender apps

The average citizen may not feel that they have anything to fear from the rise of apps that promise to identify sex offenders in their area but they are part of a worrying trend that should act as a warning about what happens when personal data is flattened out and sliced up into apparently …

Apps

Is the Oculus Rift sexist?

In the fall of 1997, my university built a CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) to help scientists, artists, and archeologists embrace 3D immersion to advance the state of those fields. Ecstatic at seeing a real-life instantiation of the Metaverse, the virtual world imagined in Neal …

Virtual Reality

Canadians Will Get a Taco Bell Breakfast Menu If and Only If They Take Justin Bieber Back

Yesterday, Taco Bell rolled out its highly anticipated breakfast menu and, naturally, the chain’s president, Brian Niccol, took to Reddit to host an …

Taco Bell

MegaUpload’s Kim Dotcom Launches a Political Party in New Zealand

Controversial Internet mogul Kim Dotcom has launched a political party in New Zealand ahead of general elections in September.<p>The Internet Party …

Kim Dotcom

Foodini Is A 3D Printer That Lets You Print Dishes With Fresh Ingredients

Foodini is a 3D printer for foodstuffs. Its Florida-based makers are hoping their time-saving device becomes as ubiquitous on kitchen countertops as the microwave oven has become.<p>But instead of forcing people to rely on highly processed convenience food that’s larded with additives and unhealthy …

LifePrint’s “App-Connected” Wireless Printer Makes Its Kickstarter Debut

LifePrint wants to bring back the fun associated with printing out photos – something users once marveled they could do at home with store-bought printers until social media reached critical mass, offering far easier ways to share. With LifePrint, described as an “app-enabled wireless photo …

Amazon's video streaming device debuting in April?

The rumor mill surrounding the company's purported TV dongle appears to be gaining momentum as a possible release date nears.<p>While Amazon has yet to make any official announcement, word on the street is that the company's rumored video streaming device could be shipping as soon as early April, …

Televisions

Sony's SRS-X7 and SRS-X5 wireless speakers ship today starting at $200

If you're still looking for the ideal wireless speaker, Sony is adding two more options to the fray with the arrival of its SRS-X7 and SRS-X5. The audio gadgets pack Bluetooth streaming with AAC and aptX support, ClearAudio+, one-touch listening, aux input, subwoofers with dual passive radiators, …

'Angry Birds Epic' Game-Play Reveals Detailed Tactics

Angry Birds Epic drops Telepods in favor of in-depth role play mechanics and detailed tactical play. Playing the first 30 minutes reveals new weapons and enemies with crafting and magic attacks.<p>The Angry Birds games are coming thick and fast, what with Angry Birds Star Wars Carbonite, Angry Birds …

Needy robotic toaster sells itself if neglected

His name is Brad, and he's an addict. And a toaster.<p>Brad is the star of 'Addicted Products,' a design experiment recently named Best in Show at the …

Thanks to Care.data, your secrets are no longer safe with your GP

<i>Asher Wolf is a journalist, information-activist and commentator. You can follow her on Twitter at @Asher_Wolf</i><p><i>Updated 07/02/2014: The original</i> …

Feds scold Samsung for using standards-essential patents to seek iPhone ban

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Suzanne Tucker/Shutterstock<p>The Department of Justice on Friday announced the end of an investigation into a …

Webee: A home hub that’s all about the algorithms

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Webee<p>The smart home is fine, but I’m still waiting for the anticipatory home. A home that not only accepts programs …

Nymi Unveils Heartwave-Sensing Wristband To Keep Your Bitcoin Safe

Bioynym, the company behind device-unlocking wristband Nymi, has announced they’re releasing a Bitcoin wallet. Nymi’s backers are betting it’ll be the first step in people using the wristband in place of keys and passwords.<p>Embedded within the Nymi wristband is an electrocardiogram sensor which …

Blizzard to fund competitive gaming at the college level

The world of competitive gaming revolves around young players, but it's not always easy for them to participate -- many of them are college students without the resources to host large tournaments. They'll soon get a helping hand from Blizzard, however. The <i>StarCraft II</i> developer is now promising …

Flexible Sapphire Glass And Simpler OS Will Make iWatch More Fuelband Than Gear

Tim Cook acknowledged in an ABC interview yesterday that Apple has something big going on in Arizona concerning sapphire glass, but stopped short of admitting that a forthcoming iWatch might be a major beneficiary of the new material. A number of other factors conspire to make me think that to be …

White hat hacker says he found 70,000 records on Healthcare.gov through a Google search

The federal health insurance marketplace at Healthcare.gov still has major security issues according to some experts, including a flaw that allows user records to show up in Google results.<p>At least 70,000 records with personal identifying information including first and last names, addresses, and …

Net neutrality threatened by court

<b>A US federal appeals court has rejected rules intended to prevent internet service providers (ISPs) from prioritising certain types of content.</b><p>Net neutrality is the principle that ISPs should not block web traffic for customers who pay less to give faster speeds to those who pay more.<p>The US Federal …

Net Neutrality

Google Adds Optional Data Compression Feature To Chrome For Mobile, Reducing Your Data Usage By Up To 50%

Google today is officially announcing the release of a data compression feature for its Chrome mobile web browser which allows you to reduce your data usage on smartphones and tablets, potentially saving you money on your monthly cell phone bill or data plan. The feature is one of several new …

Microsoft and GoDaddy partner to bring Office 365 to small businesses

Microsoft announced today that it will partner with GoDaddy to bring Office 365 services to small businesses owners more easily. GoDaddy will offer users the option to choose one of three Office 365 plans that will be connected to their domain name. Users in the US and Canada will gain access to …

Sinister gamepad hopes to replace PC gamers' keyboards, leaves the mouse (hands-on)

Putting aside arguments over platform exclusives, graphical output and the convenience of gaming from the couch, one element separates console and PC gamers more than any other: control. Those parked in front of a television have an all-in-one gamepad with analog nubs, clicky buttons and smooth …

The Complete List: All the New Netflix and Hulu Releases

It's an all too familiar situation: You went to the grocery store to make sure that your fridge was stocked for this snowstorm, but now you're stuck …

Jack Reacher

Marc Andreessen Just Suggested That Snapchat Could Become A $100 Billion Company

It's a lot of money to pass on. But, according to venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, Snapchat has an opportunity to build something much bigger, much more valuable.<p>In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Andreessen was asked about Snapchat's future as a business. Here's his answer:<p>"The bull …

Venture Capital

Facebook Privacy Tips

The good news: Birnholtz’s study also found that people who were more familiar with Facebook’s features, like how to manipulate privacy settings, weren’t as shaken by unseemly photos of themselves. Here are four Facebook tips to protect your privacy—and dignity.<p><b>1. Approve photos and posts you’re</b> …

Nearly A Thousand Classic Video Games Are Free And Legal To Play Online

As the intellectual property protections on old games expired, the Internet Archive swooped in to make them freely playable online in your browser. The site is currently host to a trove of games from such classic consoles as the Atari, the ColecoVision, and even an oddball system we'd never heard …

Intellectual Property

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Developer to release game created in 1993 next year

Modesty will release <i>1993</i> — a game created 20 years ago for the Commodore Amiga — for Windows PC in 2014, the developer recently announced.<p>Side-scrolling space shooter <i>1993</i> was created in Sweden by four teens. Just before the game's release, the group split, leaving <i>1993</i> stuck in limbo. According to …