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Over half of Australia now has broadband speeds above 4Mbps

<b>Akamai's latest State of the Internet report has shown that Australia is improving its global ranking when it comes to broadband speeds and …

Beware! Bats hide in your jQuery!

Injection of malicious code into JavaScript files is not new; however, we recently observed a steep increase in the use of this method, particularly …

Two New iPhones With Screens Larger Than 4.5" and 5" Coming This Year

The next generation of iPhones, expected to be released this fall, will include new phones with significantly larger screens, according to a report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. It's been widely expected that Apple will launch an iPhone with a larger screen, but this is the first solid indication …

Harry Culy’s Wistful Photos of a New Zealand Road Trip

Where is gothic? It’s in your neighborhood, just around the corner.<br>—<i>Martin Edmon</i><p>After spending several years abroad, photographer Harry Culy returned …

“Selfie Police” Site Tells You To Pay $1 Per Selfie

Looking to control your selfie habit? An initiative called Selfie Police could help tame your narcissism, but it’s going to cost you: For every selfie you snap and post to the web, you’ll be fined a dollar that goes to charity. Now put that duck face away.<p>Created by Brigham Young University …

Dropbox Closes Roughly $250M Round At $10B Valuation, WSJ Says

Dropbox has raised a massive $250 million funding round, valuing the company at $10 billion according to the Wall Street Journal. The new funding round is led by a BlackRock fund, according to the WSJ, which cites “two people familiar with the deal” as the source of the report.<p>This is actually the …

The Techno-Militarization Of America

Remember last year? Edward Snowden! NSA! Shock! Horror! Dismay!<p>Looking back I’m amazed we all seemed so surprised. Over the last decade, pretty much every arm of American authority invoked “homeland security” as an excuse to acquire boatloads of new technology, and used it to help expand their …

10 Ways to Pay Using Your Mobile Smartphone

<i>Jon Norris is a freelance content specialist for audience.io and writes for the Fueled blog. This post comes courtesy of Fueled, a mobile design and development company based in New York and London.</i><p>The mobile wallet dream may still be a way off for the average consumer, but a cashless and cardless …

Amazon Patents “Anticipatory” Shipping — To Start Sending Stuff Before You’ve Bought It

Amazon’s plans for autonomous flying delivery drones are so last year. The ecommerce juggernaut is purportedly working on something far more dystopian: pre-shipment.<p>Amazon has filed a patent for a shipping system designed to cut delivery times by predicting what buyers are going to buy before they …

BitTorrent Creator's New Software DissidentX Hides Secrets In Plain Sight

Encryption tools help people keep secrets. Bram Cohen has a more subtle ambition: he wants to help people keep secret the act of keeping secrets.<p>For the last year Cohen, who created the breakthrough file-sharing protocol BitTorrent a decade ago, has been working on a new piece of software he calls …