Jared Rashid

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Water on the red planet: Nasa reveals major discovery – in pictures

View images of Martian briny flows of water from analysed spectral data from the CRISM instrument onboard Nasa’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Mars

Facebook goes down for the third time in 3 weeks

<i>This post was updated at 1:45 p.m. PT</i><p>Facebook's app and website appear to be slowly coming back online after both went down for many users Monday …

Windows 10 review: the best of Windows 7 and 8

Windows 10 marks turnaround moment for Microsoft

"We don't sit around and speculate about what people want. We go and look at what's happening in the real world."<p>Joe Belfiore of Microsoft<p>"They can't sell software like they used to."<p>Roger Kay of Endpoint Technologies Associates

‘Stagefright’ Android Text Message Vulnerability May Affect 950M Devices

- Jul 29, 2015<p>A newly discovered security flaw in the Android mobile operating system has been dubbed one of the worst vulnerabilities to date. …

I Used Windows 10 And Survived, And You Can Too

A big step in the right direction<p>Ever since the bug-riddled Windows Vista release in 2006, Microsoft has been dodging stones from the tech world about botching their operating systems. Purists want their Windows XP back—and luddites hearken back to Windows 95. But now, Windows 10 is here.<p>Some …

Now That We've Explored All The Planets, What's The Next Frontier?

Pluto is just the beginning<p>When I was growing up, there were nine planets in the solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. By 1989, all of those planets had been explored … except Pluto. Though it's no longer classified as a planet by some folks, Pluto …

Astronomy

NASA's New Pluto Images Point To Geologically Active World

Pluto looks to be a far cry from the dead body that many scientists had long presumed. As the New Horizons probe continues to report back from the fringes of the solar system, a word that Mr. Spock might have used sums up the reaction: fascinating.<p>The latest snapshots represent only 1 to 2 percent …

Yeast hints at how ancient proteins lead to tumors

By studying the yeast used to make beer and bread, scientists have discovered the mechanism ancient proteins use to repair damage DNA—and how their …

Bright basin on Tethys

After so many amazing images of Pluto and Charon, it’s time to remember some other fascinating worlds within our solar system. Here is Saturn’s moon, …

Astronomy

Microsoft's free Windows 10 giveaway: What that means

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software hopes that giving the …

Photographing the stars—the story of the Hubble telescope, told by its chief scientist

When it comes to iconic images of astronomical pillars of gas and dust, views of galaxies soon after they were formed, or glimpses of the accelerating universe driven by Dark Energy, the public can’t seem to get enough. The Hubble Space Telescope is undoubtedly one of the most popular science …

Telescopes

Edward Snowden’s Privacy Tips: “Get Rid Of Dropbox,” Avoid Facebook And Google

According to Edward Snowden, people who care about their privacy should stay away from popular consumer Internet services like Dropbox, Facebook, and Google.<p>Snowden conducted a remote interview today as part of the New Yorker Festival, where he was asked a couple of variants on the question of what …

10 best Android Wear apps (Wear OS apps)

Android Wear may not be turning the heads that many of us envisioned that it would, but it’s still probably the best smartwatch platform out there. The update to Android Wear 2.0 added a bunch of really nice features, like standalone apps. It still has a lot of work ahead of it, but there are some …

Apps

‘The Snappening’ Is Real: 90,000 Private Photos and 9,000 Hacked Snapchat Videos Leak Online

In the wake of widespread celebrity hacking, a third-party Snapchat client dubbed SnapSaved was reportedly breached, leading to the biggest leak of …

Audio engineering pioneer John Meyer: Stop chasing the next big thing, and go with FLAC instead

John Meyer may be making really expensive loudspeakers, but when it comes to high-end audio, the audio engineering pioneer prefers free. FLAC, the …

10 hidden Galaxy S5 features, according to Samsung

The Galaxy S5 has been on the market for a week now, and with dozens of reviews and hands-on posts hitting the web, fans of the device probably already know about its main features.<p>But Samsung reckons there are some hidden features on the Galaxy S5 that you might not be aware of, and helpfully …

Apps

Someone made real Spider-Man web shooters and they’re amazing (video)

The Internet age has brought us many treasures, including a non-lethal version of Thor’s hammer, a non-functional suit of Iron Man armor, and even the beginnings of a full-scale Millennium Falcon of <i>Star Wars</i> fame.<p>So, it’s about time someone made Marvel Comics’ signature character Spider-Man’s web …

5 rules for using the Internet after ‘Heartbleed’

You know the lock icon that pops up next to URLs to tell you a website will keep your information safe? It turns out it has actually left your …

Cybercriminals already targeting Windows XP

The Internet is already awash with Windows XP scams and booby traps, just four days after Microsoft ends support for XP<p>Cybercriminals have been busy creating numerous scams and fake software updates just days after Microsoft pulled support for its popular Windows XP operating system.<p>We are warning …

Apple vs Samsung patent jury selected, Phil Schiller confirmed as first witness

The jury for the second Apple vs Samsung patent case has now been selected after a number of potential jurors were dismissed for possible bias. Apple is seeking damages of up to $40 per device sold for those Samsung phones and tablets it says violate up to five Apple patents, while Samsung is …

Here's Why Tech Companies Had a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Month

March was a rough month for tech stocks. Slumping shares for a variety of companies and a disappointing IPO for a mobile game maker indicate that …

What are the five iOS features Apple is claiming that Samsung (or Google) stole?

With the second patent battle between Apple and Samsung now underway, we thought it would be useful to look at each of the five features Apple claims Samsung (or Google) stole from iOS.<p>The patents are, of course, worded in the usual dense legaleze. If you want to read them for yourself, you can …

Airtame wireless screen-mirroring dongle shipping in October for $99

Airtame, the Danish startup that received our Best of CES 2014 award for its awesome wireless video dongle, has confirmed that it will be shipping its first lot to its beta users this month in July. Better yet, the device has since been upgraded from a single-core Freescale chip to a dual-core …

CHART: Samsung Is Catching Up To Apple In Smartphone Loyalty

iPhone users are notably devoted to Apple, with few making the switch to other handset-makers when they upgrade. But now Samsung users are catching up in terms of brand loyalty.<p>Roughly three out of four existing iPhone users in the U.S., U.K, and Australia who upgraded last year chose to upgrade to …

Branding

Google Play Music Now Lets you Drag and Drop to Upload Songs

Google today announced Google Play Music now lets you upload your own library by simply dragging and dropping files in the browser. Unfortunately, the feature is only available as a Chrome app, and it’s still a lab, meaning you have to manually enable it.<p>In addition to being able to upload music …

How your voice could become a password for banking on your smartphone

With passwords and PINs increasingly being targeted by hackers, speaking could become a new method to access secure accounts.<p>Voice biometrics – technology that knows who you are based on your voice characteristics – is already being used by banks and telecom companies globally for better security, …

Disconnect unveils private search Android app and web interface

Disconnect Search, a tool that lets people use popular search engines without having their queries logged or tracked, just got easier to use. On …