Michael Aguila

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These secret codes have completely changed how I watch Netflix

We've all been there. You sit down on the couch, turn on Netflix, and the next thing you know, you've spent 20 minutes scrolling through shows and movies without finding a single thing you actually want to watch.<p>You feel like you've seen everything before, the recommended choices don't look …

Streaming

The secret your cellphone company doesn't want you to know

Recently, AT&T surprised everyone when it added a new option to its GigaPower fiber Internet service: privacy. Yes, for just $29 more a month, AT&T promises it WON'T sell your search and browsing history to advertisers. How generous.<p>While there's still some doubt about how private your information …

Privacy

FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules For 'Open Internet'

The Federal Communications Commission approved the policy known as net neutrality by a 3-2 vote at its Thursday meeting, with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler saying the policy will ensure "that no one — whether government or corporate — should control free open access to the Internet."<p>The Open Internet …

Net Neutrality

Pakistan tightens cellphone control after Taliban massacre

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Almost every Pakistani citizen has a cellphone, but from now on, Big Brother is checking to make sure their name, number and fingerprints are on record. The measures are meant to tighten control of cellphones and avert their use for militant attacks after the Taliban massacre two …

Pakistan

16 Appetizers to Ring in the Chinese New Year

Gallery16 Appetizers to Ring in the Chinese New Year<p>The Chinese New Year is just around the corner. What better way to ring in the Year of the Goat than with a smattering of delicious Chinese appetizers? From Dan Dan Noodles to dumplings galore, we've got 16 starters to help you kick off the new …

George Hurrell: the master of the Hollywood still

George Hurrell didn't just photograph Hollywood's greats: as a new collection of his work reveals, he also imbued them with their mysterious allure<p>At 16, George Hurrell couldn’t decide whether to become a priest or an artist. A Chicago resident, he applied to both the Quigley Seminary and the Art …

Joan Crawford

Malcolm X's Public Speaking Power

From what people remember, he fell like a tree. Malcolm X — all 6 feet, 4 inches of him — had taken a shotgun blast to the chest and a grouping of smaller-caliber bullets to the torso while onstage at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights on Feb. 21, 1965. After a ghastly moment of stasis, he …

Black History

Goodbye Twitter fridges, hello 3D-printed food

At CES 2014, the smartest home appliances aren't smart at all<p>CES has long been the best place in the world to find a bunch of insane and impractical home appliances. Last year saw the category reach its drunk-on-tech nadir, best exemplified by Samsung's incongruous efforts to push Evernote onto …

Smart Homes

DuckDuckGo’s Popularity Exploded In 2013 Following The NSA/PRISM Leaks

See that graph up there? Thats a chart of how many queries the privacy-minded search engine DuckDuckGo has seen each day since early 2010.<p>See that <i>massive</i> growth near the end? That’s when details of the NSA’s PRISM program first leaked. Pretty much overnight, DuckDuckGo more than doubled its traffic.<p>…

Facebook Formally Kills 'Sponsored Stories,' But You're Still Fodder For Its Ads

Facebook announced that in April it will formally kill off its “sponsored stories,” those ads that use people’s Likes and identities to promote brands and pages. The company made it clear in an update to its privacy policy last fall that the sponsored stories language would be nixed from its policy.<p>…

Rumored Windows ‘Threshold’ Update Could Recast Microsoft’s Key Platform

Microsoft mostly kept its head down during CES, but with its Build developer conference on the horizon and several platforms to unify, the company has a busy few months ahead of it.<p>Recently, both Paul Thurrott and Mary Jo Foley wrote on Microsoft’s future ‘Threshold’ Windows update. Threshold is …

Steam Machines at CES: What ‘Early Access’ would look like for a console

If you listen to Valve co-founder Gabe Newell, his company's recent successes are thanks to one thing: the openness of the PC. So when proposing a vision for a new breed of living room-friendly gaming PCs, so-called Steam Machines, it shouldn't be surprising that Valve is embracing that same …

Broken Age part 1 launches Jan. 14 for backers only (update)

Double Fine Productions will release the beta version of the first part of <i>Broken Age</i> exclusively to the game's backers on Jan. 14, said studio head Tim Schafer on Twitter today.<p>"Haven't shipped a game of my own in 4.5 years, an adventure game in 16, a point-n-click in almost 20. Next Tuesday is …

Scientists draw up definitive list of genes that make us human

Genetic changes that distinguish us from Neanderthals could throw light on how humans came to dominate planet<p>Researchers have drawn up the first definitive list of genetic changes that make modern humans different from our nearest ancient ancestors, who died out tens of thousands of years ago.<p>The …

Inside the secret robot lab that's shaking up science

Inside a nondescript office park in Silicon Valley, a robotic arm is running a test. With rapid, precise movements, the arm pipettes colored liquids into wells on a tray. Within a few minutes its work is done: the arm has pipetted the logo for Transcriptic, a fast-growing, Google Ventures-backed …

An Unholy Alliance Is Forcing Veterans To Pay For 12 Years Of War

In doing so, it was given aid and comfort by knowledge-starved pundits, axe-grinding editorial boards, and self-anointed armchair analysts everywhere, as it left the military and veteran community standing with their jaws on the ground in despairing disbelief. Exploiting pressure to strike a budget …

Littoral Combat Ships

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET

Sony's latest smartphone, an LTE-capable phablet rocking a massive 6.44-inch screen, is a powerful addition to the Xperia family. It's not only the first smartphone from Sony Mobile to pack Qualcomm's top-of-the-line Snapdragon 800 processor, it's also the biggest handset from the …

T-Mobile CEO John Legere is not impressed by AT&T's $450 promotion

Exec takes another opportunity to tease big CES news<p>AT&T is likely feeling the heat from T-Mobile at this point. Building on the increasingly …

Telecoms

T-Mobile CEO: AT&T 'bribing customers, but they won't be fooled'

The spitfire executive teases a big CES announcement, claiming "the competition is going to be toast."<p>T-Mobile is firing back at AT&T with words now, but it could launch a larger broadside at the Consumer Electronics Show next week.<p>The upstart carrier's ever-colorful CEO, John Legere, responded to …

Augmented-reality contact lenses to be human-ready at CES

While Google works to bring a polished Glass device to market, wearables startup Innovega is taking head-mounted displays a step further: contact lenses that interact with full HD glasses.<p>Anyone who has ever dreamed up a sci-fi future in which neon interfaces float in front of us and information …

Carmageddon: Reincarnation dev video shows how suspension will work

Developer Stainless Games shared a new video for its in-development vehicular combat title <i>Carmageddon: Reincarnation</i> showing the studio's progress on in-game suspension.<p>The video above shows a coastal level and gives players a good look at the environment — which is based on a level from the …

The NSA's catalog of spy gear shows how it hacks computers

Over the New Year’s holiday the German newspaper Spiegel has published details about the gadgets the NSA uses to spy on people and companies. According to the newspaper the NSA has a special secret unit, called ANT, which specializes in creating tech related devices for eavesdropping and installing …

Western Digital

Early 'iWatch' Production Seeing Poor Yields Due to Issues with Body Finish Treatments?

While Apple's long-rumored "iWatch" may be one of the products to look for in 2014, several rumors have suggested that the device is unlikely to launch until the latter half of the year as the company works to address technical challenges.<p>A new report from <i>DigiTimes</i> claims that one of those issues …

Jihad Jane: Despite cooperation, US seeks 'decades' in prison - U.S. News

Colleen LaRose, known by the self-created pseudonym of "Jihad Jane," is shown in a photo released in 2010 by the Site Intelligence Group.<p>By John Shiffman, Reuters<p>WASHINGTON - The Pennsylvania woman who called herself Jihad Jane and a teenage accomplice from Maryland provided "very significant" …

Russian Police Round Up Migrants After Dual Bombings

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Russian police detained 87 people in Volgograd, following twin suicide attacks that killed 16 people …

The Wes Anderson Collection – in pictures

For anyone counting down the days until The Grand Budapest Hotel is released next year, The Wes Anderson Collection by Matt Zoller Seitz (published by Abrams Books), a book dedicated to the director's much-loved oeuvre, is certain to help pass the time. With more than 400 pages of intimate, …

Audrey Totter obituary

Stylish and versatile film-noir actor best known for her role in Lady in the Lake<p>I was kissed by Audrey Totter. At least, I share that experience with anybody who has seen Lady in the Lake (1947), when Totter plants her lips on the subjective camera, the surrogate for Robert Montgomery as Philip …

RSA’s Deal With The NSA Reflects A General Mistrust

Here’s how it works when a big company believes that its power is in its girth: They enter this bizarre world that leads them to believe that what comes from their PR organs is enough to float their troubles away. It’s all about denial and avoiding any potential shareholder backlash. And so we come …