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Google Launches Android for Work

Thanks to BYOD, many Android users are already using their Android devices for work. Today, Google finally launched its play for businesses and filled in the gaps about its Android for Work platform strategy.<p>While Android for Work was announced at Google I/O 2014, director product manager Rajen …

Connect Tiny Devices To The Internet With Spark's Electron

For $3 a month, you can get a whole megabyte of data!<p>Tiny computers like Arduino and Raspberry Pi have helped jumpstart the Internet of Things by making it easy to bring connectivity to virtually anything. But while short-range networking via Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth is readily accessible, …

Google now rewards Chrome bug hunters all year round

One way to reduce the number of bugs or exploits in your software is to throw it open to some of the best and most devious minds in the industry and ask them to pull it apart. That's what Google has done with its annual Pwnium conference, where it's rewarded researchers with millions of dollars in …

Microsoft Band Gets Major Features and SDK in Update

Microsoft’s quirky amalgamation of fitness tracker and smartwatch, the simply named Band, is about to get more powerful; the company is launching a series of updates for the tracker, as well as introducing an SDK for developers.<p>Users on a desktop can now check their fitness information more easily …

Google Wallet will soon come pre-installed on Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile Android phones

Softcard deal will put Google's mobile wallet everywhere "later this year"<p>Google has officially signed a partnership with Softcard, the mobile payments solution backed by major US wireless carriers. The deal, first reported by <i>Recode</i>, comes amid rumors that Google plans to revive Google Wallet in a …

Mobile

Portable Travel Drones: Forget The Selfie, Welcome To The Dronie

The luxury traveler is now adding a new toy to their luggage, the portable and packable personal drone. Gadget lovers and selfie fans are quickly making the Drone market explode and by the end of this year it will have replaced the prehistoric selfie stick with something breathtaking and …

Drones

Google being investigated by Russian competition watchdog over Android

Anti-monopoly authority confirms investigation following complaints from competitor Yandex, alleging company abuses smartphone operating system domination<p>Russia’s competition watchdog has confirmed that it is investigating Google over allegedly abusing its domination of Android smartphone software …

Android News

New Android malware makes your phone look like it’s off, and then spies on you

AVG has discovered a new Android malware threat, dubbed PowerOffHijack, that has a very unique feature: it hijacks the shutdown process. After PowerOffHijack makes it looks like your phone is off, it then proceeds to spy on you.<p>In other words, when you hit the power off button, your mobile device …

Lenovo installs adware on its computers that could let hackers steal private data

A vulnerability has been discovered in a piece of software that ships pre-loaded onto Lenovo computers that could grant hackers access to a user's secure browser data, allowing third parties to potentially collect passwords, bank details, and other sensitive information.<p>Superfish, an adware program …

Cybersecurity

If you like HTTP then you'll love HTTP 2.0

An update to one of the web's basic protocols offers faster browsing<p>Most internet users don't consider the protocols that underpin the web anymore than they do the stitching in their socks, but a major update to HTTP — the protocol that lets browsers download websites from servers — will affect …

IT security

Facebook Says Advertisers Should Only Pay For Ads That Actually Get Seen

Here’s a crazy idea: Online ads are only worthwhile if they’re actually seen by human eyes.<p>Actually, that might seem pretty obvious, but even though there have been efforts to move in this direction, the industry has historically focused on ads served. That means they’re counted even if they’re at …

Advertising