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A hacker is selling 117 million LinkedIn logins on the Dark Web

It’s no surprise to anyone that emails and social media accounts are hacked every single day. And if you cast your mind back to 2012, you might remember how millions of LinkedIn users were left vulnerable after it emerged that a Russian hacker was offloading over 6 million of their login details …

Get ready for Li-Fi, a technology 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

The world might eventually have to shift its reliance on Wi-Fi to Li-Fi, an alternative technology that scientists say can reach speeds of 1 Gbps in …

Raspberry Pi Zero is a tiny computer that costs only $5

When Raspberry Pi first arrived in 2012, it was revolutionary not because of its computing power — although, for a credit card-sized PC, it was …

Raspberry Pi

How to pair an Apple Pencil with your iPad Pro

At the iPad Pro's launch, the Apple Pencil is in short supply. Actually, you likely can't find one in stores right now, and shipping estimates currently forecast their arrival around Christmas.<p>If you're lucky enough to have an Apple Pencil, or have waited long enough to finally get your hands on …

IPad Pro

Oxford Dictionaries' Word of the Year is... an emoji

Oxford Dictionaries' Word of the Year is as much about capturing the cultural <i>zeitgeist</i> as it is reflecting the evolution of the English language, and that's truer than ever in 2015. For the first time ever, the institution chose emoji (the "tears of joy" icon you see above) to win the honor -- yes,</i> …

What is the dark web and who uses it?

The hackers behind the Ashley Madison security breach have apparently made good on their promise to expose the users of the online cheating site. The Impact Team, as the hackers collectively refer to themselves, posted the information on the dark web, a section of the Web inaccessible for the …

Account Suspended

MIT researchers figure out how to break Tor anonymity without cracking encryption - ExtremeTech

By on July 29, 2015 at 2:01 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The Tor network has millions of …

Koalah launches web platform for games with real-money stakes

The founders of Koalah believe that the app stores have become too powerful, so they’re creating a web-based platform for skill-based games, where players can win real money based on wagers they make on online and mobile games.<p>It’s a crazy dream, but Koalah is a small company that needs just a …

Who Will Track the Internet Trackers?

The documentary Do Not Track, a multi-part project on data privacy, is personalized to individual viewers based on their online behaviors.<p>It's a given that when you visit a website, that site is gathering information about you. Big Data knows you, and it knows you well. If you don't want to be …

Google plans to propose its QUIC network protocol, which delivers HTTP over UDP, as an Internet standard

Google today announced plans to formally propose its network protocol Quick UDP Internet Connections (QUIC) to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). In other words, the company wants to make QUIC, which it describes as a UDP-based transport protocol for the modern Internet, an Internet …

Google acquired Athena Wireless in February, likely to bolster Fiber and MVNO ambitions

Google finalized a deal to acquire Surprise, Arizona startup Athena Wireless Communications in February of this year, according to reports. The company has been around for several years and has spent much of that time building wireless LTE and small cell technologies that can move data at gigabit …

PMA vs WPC and the future of wireless charging

Two of the biggest players in the wireless charging industry are the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) and the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), the latter of which owns well established Qi standard. Both are backed by a number of big names in the mobile industry and these two standards are supported in …

10 essential Finder tricks every Mac user should know

In Mac OS X, you’ll spend much of your time in the Finder, the part of your operating system that manages files and such. While you might think you know all there is to know about it, the Finder is a complex and wonderful app — with its own special tricks to master.<p>Here are 10 essential Finder tips …

How to Back Up Your iPhone to iTunes on Your Computer

There are two ways to back up your iPhone. You can back up your iPhone to iCloud or back up your iPhone to iTunes. I like to have copies of both. An iCloud backup is kept in the cloud, while an iTunes backup is kept on your computer. You don’t need an internet connection to back up your iPhone to …

Facebook to developers: Please friend us

Mark Zuckerberg wants app developers to help him move with the times.<p>Facebook last year changed its unofficial motto from "move fast and break things" to "move fast with stable infrastructure," a sign it would stop inflicting weird or inconsistent programming on its partners. Now Facebook's CEO and …

Social Media

Intel Launches New Broadwell Chips Appropriate for MacBook Air and 13-Inch MacBook Pro

Intel today announced the launch of a full set of "Broadwell-U" processors, opening the door for updated versions of Apple's MacBook Air and 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro. The chip launch is essentially in line with a leaked timeline from last July that also pegs the release of more powerful Broadwell …

Griffin debuts iTrip Aux Bluetooth, updated Twenty digitial audio amp, new wearable accessories, and more at CES

Griffin unveiled a series of new accessories for mobile devices today during the Consumer Electronics Show. The first of these accessories is the iTrip Aux Bluetooth, which combines a standard 3.5mm audio cable with a Bluetooth reciever powered by the cigarette lighter in your car, allowing you to …

In Norway, A New Model For Zero-Energy Housing

Snohetta’s carbon-neutral model home looks like it’s been tipped up for a quick vacuum underneath. Could it be replicated elsewhere?<p>The building industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters. About half of the U.K.’s carbon dioxide emissions come from the construction and operation of buildings; …

Architecture

Intel launches 5th-generation 'Broadwell' processors

The Next Generation of Computing Has Arrived: Performance to Power Amazing Experiences<p>The new 5th Generation Intel® CoreTM processor family is …

Plex will show off some upcoming music features at CES 2015

<b>Audio Fingerprinting plus Enhanced Music Recognition and Artist Info via Gracenote</b><p>Plex now uses Gracenote, the leader in music metadata and discovery …

Age of stars is pinned to their spin

<b>Astronomers have proved that they can accurately tell the age of a star from how fast it is spinning.</b><p>We know that stars slow down over time, but until recently there was little data to support exact calculations.<p>For the first time, a US team has now measured the spin speed of stars that are more …

This souped up electric scooter could transform energy use in cities

The only stretch of road that wasn’t being pummeled with some of the wettest weather San Francisco has ever seen on a Thursday afternoon in …

Electric Vehicles

Cure for memory loss could be on the horizon

Breakthrough study could hold the key to ending memory loss and offer a lifeline to Alzheimer's sufferers<p>Birthdays, passwords, colleagues' names. At some point everybody struggles to remember something important.<p>For Alzheimer's sufferers the feeling is a relentless onslaught as cherished memories …

11 Remarkable Health Advances From 2014

From groundbreaking new drugs to doctor-assisted suicide, 2o14 was full of historic moments that are bound to play on in a big way throughout 2015 …

Ebola

These are the CIA’s tips for spies on how to avoid detection at airports

Let’s get one thing clear: The two secret CIA documents published today by Wikileaks will not make you a clandestine officer.<p>Both reports are aimed at teaching CIA agents traveling undercover to avoid unnecessary scrutiny at airports. The first, “Surviving Secondary,” dated September 2011, explains …

Obama Administration

Orkut, we hardly knew ye: 10 tech products we lost in 2014

Every year, the tech industry brings us unexpected surprises and long-predicted changes, and among those ups and downs are usually a few endings to …

NASA wants to build a floating city above the clouds of Venus

A number of agencies, including, of course, NASA, are focusing solar system exploration efforts on Mars. At first glance, though, Mars doesn't really seem like the best candidate. Venus is much closer -- at a distance that ranges between 38 million kilometres and 261 million kilometres, compared to …

SpaceX aborts rocket launch moments before blastoff

The private space company SpaceX has postponed the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station after a technical glitch arose moments before blastoff.<p>Mission controllers at Cape Canaveral in Florida aborted the company’s fifth cargo resupply mission to the station one minute …