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Here comes an app to tie your carbon footprint with what you buy

There are plenty of apps out there that help people calculate and lower their carbon footprints, but the reality is that most of these apps receive …

Google now lets you access your computer through Android with Chrome Remote Desktop

Google's Chrome Remote Desktop service, first launched in 2011, is coming to mobile. Today, the company released an Android app that will let users access their desktop computers, whether through a Chrome web app for Mac, PC, and Linux or through Chrome OS itself. Once you've set up your primary …

Getting started with the Google Camera app for Android

On Wednesday, Google released its standalone Camera app through the Play store. The release not only makes updating the app through the Play store possible for Nexus owners, but those running Android KitKat 4.4 now have the option to use Google's app.<p>The update refines the user interface, makes the …

Mobile Photography

Netflix beating Amazon Prime Instant Video to new UK customers

Netflix is beating Amazon to new customers, according to recently released figures.<p>The last six months saw Netflix’s share of UK online users grow …

Whence Life? Receptors Responsible For Fertilization Found

Scientists believe they have found the receptors that allow sperm and egg cells to hook up and create life.<p>Where do babies come from? If your kids ever ask, just tell them the story of Izumo and Juno, receptors found on the surface of sperm and egg cells, respectively. In a study on mice published …

Netflix Is Eating Up Cable Subscriptions

A new report from consumer data company Experian Marketing Services suggests that online video content services like Netflix are pulling people away from cable television.<p>After surveying more than 24,000 U.S. adults, Experian Marketing Services found that households with a Netflix or Hulu …

Piggybacking: Marketing for The Age of The Network Effect

<i>Sangeet Paul Choudary is the author of the blog Platform Thinking. Patrick Vlaskovits is a NYT bestseller author and CEO of Superpowered.</i><p>Welcome to the age of the zero-dollar marketing startup. WhatsApp, and earlier Instagram, have officially become a permanent part of startup lore for having built …

Facebook removes page of preacher using social media to back jihadists

A radical Australian preacher revealed to be using social media to encourage acts of terrorism has had his Facebook page taken down following a Guardian investigation.<p>The California company confirmed it took action to remove the page following revelations that Musa Cerantonio, an Islamic preacher …

Law Society urges people to leave instructions for their digital legacy

Don't forget where you squirrelled away the Bitcoins; keep track of online gaming characters; save your passwords for photographs and savings accounts or risk it all disappearing down the back of the internet. In other words, leave a digital legacy, the Law Society is urging.<p>Updating advice for …

Snowden email service Lavabit loses contempt appeal

<b>A US appeals court has upheld a contempt of court ruling against Lavabit, the secure email service used by whistleblower Edward Snowden.</b><p>The company was found in contempt of court last year after refusing to comply with an FBI order to hand over encryption keys in an investigation thought to relate …

Brando releases new 4800mAh power jacket for the Samsung Galaxy S5

It doesn’t matter what phone you use, one thing all mobile users have in common is the problem of running out of battery. Even with the best planning in the world there are moments when you need a recharge and you aren’t near a main socket. This problem is exasperated on today’s high specification …

Crucial military satellite systems are vulnerable to hacking, experts say

A range of crucial satellite systems manufactured by some of the world’s biggest government contractors contain severe vulnerabilities that could be exploited to disrupt military operations and flight-safety communications, researchers have warned.<p>Security consultancy IOActive says it has uncovered …

Putin tells Snowden live on air: no 'massive scale' surveillance of public communications

Edward Snowden is not only working the conference circuit, or playing a part in Pulitzer prize-winning journalism, he's now taking his cause to world leaders directly. This morning Snowden asked Vladimir Putin live on Russian television if his government intercepts the communications of its …

Police In Canada Make Arrest Related To 'Heartbleed' Bug

A 19-year-old alleged hacker has been arrested and his computer equipment seized by Canadian police after he purportedly exploited the "Heartbleed" bug vulnerability to steal confidential information from the country's tax collection agency.<p>"Heartbleed," which takes advantage of a security gap in a …

The darknet just got its first black market search engine

The network of sites known as the darknet, only accessible through the anonymizing Tor browser, resembles the early internet in many ways — including being difficult to navigate. Most users get around by clicking from link to link, accessing pages like "The Hidden Wiki" that list popular site …

Android device owners, now you can control your desktop from across the room — or the world

Google released its Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android yesterday, enabling the Android crowd to access their Mac or PC from afar. The app is a mobile extension of Chrome’s remote desktop screen-sharing service, which has enabled machine control from Chromebooks and Chrome browsers since it …

The search engine with metaphorical results

Kate Russell's weekly review of the best apps and websites.<p>Web search queries tend to work best if they are very literal. But if you take the genre and give it a metaphorical twist you can uncover some really interesting stuff. Yossarianlives is an experimental search tool that lets you look for …

Snowden Asks Putin About Surveillance On Russian TV, Everyone Promptly Loses Their Minds

Earlier today on a call-in program on Russian television, infamous NSA leaker Edward Snowden questioned the country’s President Vladimir Putin about his government’s surveillance activities. Snowden, after the United States revoked his passport, kept house in a Russian airport for weeks until he …

How To Stop Facebook's Video Ads From Automatically Playing

Facebook recently introduced the worst kind of ads to its users. If you sign in to the desktop or mobile version, a video trying to sell some kind of a service will immediately begin to play. The only way to stop it is to tap on it once.<p>Lifehacker's Whitson Gordon explains that you can completely …

Mathematicians' New App May Have the Answer for Jet Lag

Jet lag is a discomfort many of us will have experienced in the days following a long-haul flight across time zones. Mathematicians in the US may …

Chrome Remote Desktop gets its own Android app. Access your PC anywhere

Google’s clearly in a sharing mood today, as following the release of a new camera app, Android user’s now have access to Chrome Remote Desktop …

Seven tips on customizing your Samsung Galaxy S5

There are plenty of ways to personalize an Android phone -- through downloading third-party apps or even more drastically, downloading ROMs -- but the Samsung Galaxy S5 gives you a handful of built-in options that don't require you to install a thing. You may remember some of these tricks from …

Phones

Yes, Netflix And Hulu Are Starting To Kill Cable

Cable companies, you've been put on notice.<p>Cord cutting -- ditching your steep monthly cable or satellite bill and instead watching video online -- is on the rise, according to a new report from Experian Marketing Services.<p>In fact, some young adults may never even pay for cable TV in their …

Police Officers Raided Someone's Home Over A Fake Twitter Account

Police officers raided a home on Tuesday hoping to nab the person behind the now-suspended Twitter account of @PeoriaMayor — seizing computers, phones, and bringing in several people for questioning, AP reported.<p>"They brought me in like I was a criminal," Michelle Pratt, 27, told the Peoria-Journal …

Your smartphone becomes the key to your laptop with this tantalizing Chrome OS feature

Soon you might be able to log into a Chromebook just by bringing your Android phone close to it.<p>That would be a lot easier than typing in a password — as soon as your Chromebook detected that the phone was nearby, it would automatically unlock, using a feature helpfully named “Easy Unlock.” You …

Evernote And Moleskine Team Up To Create Smart Business Notebook

The notebook is geared toward workers jotting down notes in meetings.<p>Evernote and Moleskine are at it again. The two companies have partnered up to create a special notebook for Evernote users geared toward enterprise customers.<p>The primary difference between the Evernote Business Notebook and the …

Productivity

Turkey to censor tweets with 'malicious' content

Twitter might not be banned in Turkey anymore, but the country's government isn't quite done putting it through the censorship wringer yet. In fact, Turkish Communications Minister Lütfi Elvan just released a written statement that says: "We [Twitter and Turkey] have reached a consensus to …

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing

Turns out, something as simple as tweaking the color of a button changes user behavior or endears people to your product. Buffer’s Leo Widrich explains the importance of color in website and brand design.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the</i> …

UI Design

The Rufus Cuff’s Size And Features Lord Over Puny Smartwatches

With its three-inch screen, the Rufus Cuff thumbs its nose at smartwatches with their tiny faces and dainty wristbands.<p>The wearable device, which bills itself as a “wrist communicator” and runs on Android, has access to the full Google Play store; a built-in mic, speaker, and camera; a full Web …