Yul McGrath

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Oracle launches upgraded cloud platform with database and and Java available as a service

Oracle detailed on Sunday evening its upgraded cloud suite that includes the ability for customers to use its flagship database in the cloud as well …

Hackers Attacked Microsoft Using Security Hole That Google Found

By Jim Finkle<p>BOSTON (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said hackers have attacked some computers by exploiting a bug in Windows first disclosed two months ago by a Google Inc researcher, who came under fire at the time for publicizing the flaw without going to the software company first.<p>Microsoft provided …

Beamcaster blasts the internet along lasers through the open air

Using only beams of light, a new networking hub is able to distribute gigabit internet to a receiver as far as 18 feet away, reports <i>Ars Technica</i>. Earlier this week, RiT Technologies unveiled its Beamcaster networking unit, which operates using a similar principal to fiber optics — that information …

Redact Secure Messenger app can wipe sent messages from receiver's phone

A British company which has devised an encryption system for messaging is trying to get the UK government's GCHQ to give its first-ever approval to …

How a Single Android Phone Can Hack an Entire Plane

If airlines were already keen to keep your phone switched off, things could soon get even more militant. According to a talk by Hugo Teso at the Hack …

A Pocket-Size Solution for Enjoying More Entertainment on the Go

Tablets and smartphones have made it easy to stay entertained during your travels. You can fill up a device with music and movies to enjoy on the …

Gear & Gadgets

Bitcoin Bubble Is Unavoidable And Necessary, Says Trader

The value of the bitcoin has skyrocketed amid a recent flood of capital into the virtual currency, but many are wondering whether its appreciation …

Batman Bane Mask Styled Crochet Beanie Hat

It’s not the best opportunity to introduce a <b>crochet hat</b>, but if you’re a big fan of Batman, you should be attracted by the <b>Batman</b> Bane mask styled</b> …

Anonymous targets Israel in another cyberattack

Anonymous claims that a cyberattack launched against Israeli government Web sites this weekend has caused billions of dollars of damage, although Israeli officials say there have been no major disruptions.<p>The group claimed it hacked more than a dozen official Israeli Web sites, including those for …

Israel

The Breathometer Will Ensure You Don’t Drive (Or Do Video Interviews) While Drunk

There’s a new handy little device for people who like to drink but want to be safe about it. The Breathometer, which is currently for sale through a campaign on Indiegogo, was built to use the processing power of your mobile phone to provide an affordable way to allow users to check their blood …

The rise of the bitcoin: Virtual gold or cyber-bubble?

LONDON — A currency surging in value at a breathtaking rate this week belongs to no nation and is issued by no central bank. It can be used to buy gold in California, a hamburger in Berlin or a house in Alberta. When desired, it can offer largely untraceable transactions.<p>The coin in question now …

3Doodler scores over $2.3 million on Kickstarter

One of the coolest projects that I’ve seen turn up on Kickstarter in recent memory was the 3Doodler pen device. The pen uses small sticks of plastic …

Kickstarter

Toothbrush 3.0 - An App For Your Mouth

Gone are the days when toothbrushes simply cleaned your teeth. Now, with the help of a Louisville, Kentucky tech startup, dental hygiene may go hand-in-hand with saving cash.<p>It’s a unique progression, when you think about it: once merely a stick with bristles, then a stick with bristles that …

Facebook Home revamps any Android phone to make it about 'people, not apps'

Facebook's throwing its hat in the Android ring in a big, big way. Today at an event at the company's campus in California, Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook Home, a deep software integration with Android that puts Facebook services front and center. Zuckerberg left the HTC First announcement to …

Raspberry Pi Microcomputers Are Powering A School Computing Lab In Rural Cameroon

The Raspberry Pi microcomputer has already put more than a million Pis in the hands of makers, tinkerers, parents and kids in its first year on sale. Which is an impressive feat for a device that’s designed to get more people dabbling in electronics and thinking about how software works. The Pi …