Doug Federwitz

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Apple was storing years of deleted Safari browsing histories

A Russian digital forensics company ElcomSoft has shown evidence that Apple is storing records of users' browser history in iCloud storage system …

Information Systems

Cortana scans your emails to remind you about commitments

If you've ever said you'd do something in an email then whiffed on adding it to your calendar, Cortana can now help. As it previewed last year, Microsoft's assistant will check your emails and, using machine learning tech, pick out things you say you'll do. It'll then remind you later with no …

Cortana's newest feature will make you slightly less of an unreliable flake

It’s very easy to lose track of your obligations. You may promise someone in an email that you’re going to do something, but then another twenty emails land, and then you’ve totally forgotten about it.<p>But now, it looks like Cortana is able to step in and ensure you’re on the right track. Starting …

Google Has Sent Android App Developers A Privacy Ultimatum

They could be removed from the Google Play Store if they don't have a working privacy policy by March 15.<p>Google is finally cracking down on apps in the Play Store that don't do enough to protect users' privacy. The company has quietly been warning Android app developers to fix apps that are in …

Social Media

Ensure Your Legacy by Pressing Cremains Into a Vinyl Record

Andvinyly<p>My grandpa told the best stories—tales I’d ask him to repeat at every family gathering, and which I wish were recorded for …

Vinyl Records

Geek deals: Save on the Hudway glass heads-up navigation display

Looking away from the road when you’re driving can be dangerous. Even if you’re just taking a quick glance at the GPS on your dash, that can delay …

Driverless Cars

Toa Mata Band - Episode#5 [The man & the machines]

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From Static To Suggestive: Nokia’s Earthmine-Powered Vision For The Future Of Maps

N<p>okia is preparing to become a very different animal. The company whose name is still synonymous with mobile phones in certain parts of the world will — barring a last-minute bout of nerves from the company board — hand off its devices & services unit to Microsoft early next year in exchange for …

New York State considers licensing Bitcoin traders

On Friday, the New York State Department of Financial Services announced it will be holding a public hearing on virtual currency regulation, specifically considering whether a certification called "BitLicense" might help manage the spread of online currencies like Bitcoin. The new license would …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Console Wars Are Just Getting Started

It’s quite possible that all that momentum Sony's had leading up to the launch of the PS4 will dry up now that the machine is in the wild. System issues, faulty HDMI ports, and a real lack of compelling first-party games all work against the next-gen console.<p>Meanwhile, the Xbox One is still out of …