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Malicious adware's latest trick is replacing your whole browser

On Friday, infosec celebrity Swift on Security pointed out a new piece of adware called the "eFast Browser." It does the kind of malicious crap that we've all seen quite often over the years: throwing pop-up and pop-under ads on your screen, putting other ads into your web pages, pushing you toward …

Malware

Woz admits Steve Jobs wasn’t always a nice guy

Steve Jobs will be remembered as much for his negative personality traits as for his marketing genius, says Steve Wozniak in a new featurette for the upcoming movie, <i>Steve Jobs</i>.<p>The Woz waxes nostalgic about his friend and co-founder of Apple as his own recollections are interspersed with scenes and …

This may be the most expensive iPhone 6S Plus in the world

NOIDA, India—At the stroke of midnight, Rahul Malik finally got his hands on the iPhone 6S Plus in rose gold he had pre-ordered and stood in line …

Mobile Technology

Gambling and fantasy are the ‘biggest esports investment opportunities’

SAN FRANCISCO — Esports is a growing market that’s marching toward $1 billion in revenue, but some of the top investors in the space don’t think the opportunity is with funding game developers or video platforms.<p>When venture capitalists look at professional gaming, they see most of the chance to …

Venture Capital

iOS9 is the target of the biggest bug bounty ever: $1 million

An enormous new challenge has been set for the information security community, what's known as a "bug-bounty" -- a cash reward in return for the discovery of vulnerabilities. For researchers, getting such prizes can be both lucrative and a point of pride. This week, the largest bug-bounty award …

All car companies cheat on emissions tests—it’s just that most do it legally

It’s not just Volkswagen. For years, emissions from cars built by almost every major manufacturer have been higher out on the road than when tested in labs.<p>In fact, the average gap between real-world emissions and official test results has been growing. A new report by the International Council on …

Selfies now kill more people per year than sharks

Shutterstock<p>We’ve had an unusually high number of shark attacks so far this year, but even so, Condé Nast Traveler has reported that <i>even more</i> people have died in 2015 due to selfies.<p>That’s right. It turns out that a bad mix of vanity and not paying attention to one’s surroundings is far more deadly …

I'm Obsessed With San Francisco's Bunk-Bed Craigslist Ads

The horror show that is acceptable SF living speaks to the real effects of the city’s extreme housing shortage.<p>Sorry, boss, I can’t do my job today. I’m obsessing over the horror show that is San Francisco housing.<p>It has come to my attention that adults are voluntarily sharing rooms with people …

San Francisco

Free the Pope

I experienced Pope Francis’s brief trip to New York from three vantage points: as part of the crowd of hundreds of thousands, possibly millions, waiting to catch a glimpse of the holy visitor; as a consumer of media, watching the papal visit on my TV, computer screen, and Twitter feed; and as a …

You might want to turn off this new iOS 9 setting if you don’t have unlimited data

Apple last week released its latest mobile operating system, which has some great new features like Apple News, better battery life, and split-screen multitasking. But one new feature, called Wi-Fi Assist, may be eating through your data plan.<p>The new setting, which is automatically turned on when a …

Batteries

Objecting to Bike Lanes as 'Paint Stripe Pollution'

Residents of Coronado, California, marched out a series of absurd anti-bike arguments that somehow won the day.<p>Bicycle advocates have learned how to respond to all sorts of opposition to bike lanes: <i>they’re bad for business</i> (actually, they’re great for it), <i>they slow down traffic</i> (actually, they can …

Samsung Gear VR reactions at Oculus Connect

Yesterday, Samsung announced its new $99 Gear VR headset and we were there at Oculus Connect developer conference to spend some hands-on time with Samsung’s latest virtual reality hardware. (Samsung was keen to specify that the unit we played with was a pre-production model.)<p>As mentioned during the …

Virtual Reality

Facebook renames Internet.org to ‘Free Basics,’ opens up to more developers and web services

Facebook’s polarizing and somewhat controversial billion-dollar free Internet project, Internet.org, is today seeing some pretty big changes.<p>The two-year-old project to bring Internet access to four billion people who currently don’t have it — especially in emerging markets across Asia — has taken …

Newfangled Street Lights or Alien Transmission Towers?

San Francisco wants to build three of these 20-foot totems, presumably for intergalactic communication.<p>When San Francisco’s Van Ness Corridor Transit Improvement Project is finished around 2019, it will provide quicker and safer commutes for an estimated 60,000 people each day. It will also allow …

Samsung opens new office in Silicon Valley

Samsung Electronics has just opened up a swanky new office in the epicenter of the Western tech world – Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley is home to a number of familiar names in the industry, including Apple, Facebook, Intel and Google.<p>Samsung first set up camp in Silicon Valley more than 30 years …

Silicon Valley

When Rudyard Kipling’s Son Went Missing

John Kipling went missing in action at the Battle of Loos, in northern France, one hundred years ago, on September 27, 1915. The eighteen-year-old lieutenant was likely the most widely searched-for soldier of the First World War. His father was, by then, England’s first Nobel laureate in literature …

China's replacement for Windows is an XP ripoff

China has been trying to move away from relying on Microsoft's Windows software for its government, enterprise, and education industries. The Chinese government originally partnered with Ubuntu maker Canonical back in 2013 to create an alternative to Windows, codenamed Kylin. While that initial …

A new feature in Apple's latest iPhone update is causing big trouble for online retailers

That sounds like a great thing for consumers who get to view their favorite websites without getting interrupted by pesky ads.<p>But it actually presents a big problem for companies that make most of their money from mobile ads — like most media companies.<p>As it turns out, installing these ad blockers …

Facebook is making more and more money from you. Should you be paid for it?

Figures show a 20% increase in the amount of advertising revenue generated by the average Facebook user. Is it time you were remunerated?<p>If you’ve been using Facebook recently, it may be time to ask for a raise. According to new figures from market-research website eMarketer, you’ve made the …

First iPhone 6S bend test shows it doesn't bend much at all

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>The first thing that any self-respecting person does when they buy a new gadget is try to break it.<p>Buy it and then slam it with a hammer, toss it in boiling water or set it on fire. These are the only ways …

When Cops Choose Empathy

About four years ago, in a city park in western Washington State, Joe Winters encountered a woman in the throes of a psychotic episode. As he sat down next to her, she told him that she had purchased the bench that they now shared and that it was her home. “I didn’t buy the hallucinations, but I …

Postscript: Yogi Berra, 1925-2015

For decades, any mention of his name made you smile. Yogi Berra was great and sweet, a bent, short, famous old guy with a gap-toothed smile. Raising an arm again to our cheering while he made his way to the plate or the mound for another pregame ceremonial moment, with Whitey and Moose and Phil and …

What's Putting Lead Into the Water in Flint, Michigan?

Researchers say road salt is causing dangerously high lead levels in the city’s water.<p>Last summer, after decades of piping in water from Detroit, the city of Flint, Michigan, turned on the valve to its own Flint River. Reporters heralded the new water source for Flint’s 100,000 citizens as a proud …

iPhone ad blocking apps will 'only' cost $1 billion in lost advertising revenues

Writing in a note released Tuesday, UBS analysts said concerns over the launch of iOS 9 and the subsequent release of ad blocking apps — like Crystal and Purify — into the Apple App Store have been "overblown." It echoes the sentiment of a note released earlier this week from analysts at JPMorgan, …

November 24: Sony Pictures Hacked And Blackmailed

Sources inside Sony reveal that the company's corporate systems were hacked. The hackers left the following message: “Hacked by #GOP. Warning: We’ve already warned you, and this is just the beginning. We have obtained all your internal data including secrets and top secrets.”

Pope Francis: U.S. 'Was Largely Built By' Immigrant Families

He comes from an immigrant family himself.<p>WASHINGTON -- Pope Francis began his remarks to Americans on Wednesday by applauding the nation's immigrant history -- a message that, although not political itself, could foreshadow more to come from a man who has long urged compassion for refugees and …

Donald Trump, Homecoming King

Saturday night was the annual homecoming dance in Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. (Theme: Straight Outta Iowa.) Just before the 8 <i>P.M.</i> start time, teen-age girls wearing dresses—mostly short and sparkly—and boys wearing suits gathered outside the high school’s main entrance, waiting to be let …

The Super Cool ‘Disappearing’ Pool

Originally designed for commercial settings, remote-controlled floors that conceal swimming pools are showing up in private homes<p>It is straight out of James Bond: Push a button, and the backyard patio begins to sink. Water rushes in. In less than 10 minutes, you’re staring at your secret swimming …

Tel Aviv

The Unbreakable U.S. High-Speed Rail System

Without federal funding, bullet train projects across the country have gotten creative.<p>The Republican smackdown of federal high-speed rail funding was supposed to be the death of the national system of fast trains the White House envisioned early in President Obama’s first term. And yet cities …

High-speed Rail

No. 1 Logging Workers

BLS definition: Logging workers harvest thousands of acres of forests each year. The timber they harvest provides the raw material for many consumer goods and industrial products.<p>2014 fatalities: 109.5<p><i>Data via the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fatalities per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers.</i>

Forests