Christian deTorres

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Microsoft: We Store Disk Encryption Keys, But We’ve Never Given Them to Cops

Microsoft says they never helped government decrypt customers’ data.<p>Microsoft says it has never helped police investigators unlock its customers' encrypted computers—despite the fact that the company often holds the key to get their data.<p>If you store important stuff on your computer, it's great to …

Apple Scrambles To Catch Samsung, As LCD Loses Ground To OLED

Apple is rushing to catch Samsung on OLED displays. But it will be a long slog — and consumers will begin to notice.<p>That’s my prediction based on input I’ve been getting from Raymond Soneira, a display expert and CEO at DisplayMate Technologies. While it’s clear that Apple has decided that it needs …

Mobile Technology

9 USB-C accessories to give your new gadgets a boost

Ready or not, USB-C is the port of the future. There weren't many devices with the new, tiny, reversible USB-C port this time last year, but that's …

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft is trying to bring back the '80s with its Windows 10 strategy

In 1980, IBM contracted a startup called Microsoft to deliver DOS, an operating system for its forthcoming IBM PC, on a tight deadline.<p>The IBM PC came out in 1981 and soon became a smash hit, surpassing the leading Apple II.<p>A horde of competitors rushed to build their own "IBM Compatible" clones …

Windows 10

A Stanford grad who raised $40 million thinks he's figured out how to get rid of Wi-Fi dead spots in your house — and it actually works

Early last year, Eero used this dream to launch a crowdfunding campaign that sold over $1 million in preorders.<p>The pitch was that Eero would use multiple devices to blanket your entire home with a smooth Wi-Fi signal that anyone could set up.<p>And after pushing back the launch from last summer, Eero …

Wi-Fi

The man who made 'the worst video game in history'

<b>The video game of Steven Spielberg's ET is considered to be one of the worst of all time and has even been blamed for triggering the collapse of Atari. Howard Scott Warshaw, the gifted programmer who made it, explains how it was rushed out in a matter of weeks - and how he feels about those events</b> …

Retrogaming

A Field Guide to Procrastinators

This comic from twenty Pixels came out a couple of weeks ago, but I'm just now getting around to sharing it with you. But that's nothing compared to …

Dogs imitate crawling baby

Keep cool! "@sirduke_bulldog wanted to remind everyone to stay hydrated for the summer." #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dog

Off-the-Grid With goTenna

Sometimes, when you most need phone reception to fire off an essential text, it's not there. When you find yourself stuck deep in the backcountry miles from a signal or in a crowd of dazed festival goers when the network can't handle the massive amount of traffic, it's time to go off the grid. …

How Two Ex-Googlers Turned A Crappy Messaging Service Into A $100 Million App

Secret, the popular anonymous-sharing app, raised $25 million. Here’s how it went from poorly designed messaging app to red-hot startup.<p>Before Secret was Secret, the anonymous sharing app burning up the iTunes charts, it was Whispr, an ephemeral messaging service that incidentally had the same name …

Chrome 36 Launches with New Incognito Design

Google today released Chrome version 36 for Windows, Mac, and Linux (Update: Android as well, see below). Among the changes are various additions and improvements, as well as the usual bug fixes and performance tweaks; you can update to the latest release now using the browser’s built-in silent …