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The Blue Screen Of Death Is Showing On iPhone 5s

The iPhone 5s has been presenting a strange display to some users recently — the blue screen of death, presumed before now to be a uniquely Microsoft feature.<p>The problem, spotted first by The Verge, has been reported by several users in various threads on Apple’s support community, as well as …

Careful what you tweet: Police, schools tap social media to track behavior

A teenager who claimed "sarcasm" after talking on Facebook about shooting up a kindergarten spent months in jail this year for making a "terroristic threat." Over the summer, Instagram photos of guns and money led to New York City’s largest gun bust ever. A mom's Facebook photo of her baby with a …

Social Media

9 Ways To Improve iOS 7's Battery Life

iOS 7 has been out for a few weeks now, and people are torn.<p>While some of the new features are fabulous, and others are making us crazy, there's one thing we can all agree on: iOS 7 is not helping our battery life. As Ars Technica discovered, iOS 7 kills battery life faster than iOS 6.1 on every …

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Instagram Launches Ads, Promises, 'We'll Start Slow'

The honeymoon’s over for Instagram users. The long-promised introduction of advertising to the photo-based social network is upon us.<p>“In the next couple months, you may begin seeing an occasional ad in your Instagram feed if you’re in the United States,” reads a post published Thursday afternoon on …

Keeping Your Laptop Plugged in All the Time Will Kill Its Battery Faster

Laptops are our indispensable lifeline to the majesty that is the Internet. We use them to work and play from anywhere in the world. But if you're …

See 1.2 Billion Facebook Users' Photo on One Page

The fact that Facebook has more than 1 billion users is pretty insane, but things just got a whole lot crazier thanks to The Faces of Facebook, a project that visualizes over 1.2 billion Facebook users on one page.<p>The initial image that greets you is a fuzzy matrix of TV static-like dots. You click …

EU wants all companies, ahem Apple, to use standard charger

A European Parliament committee unanimously voted to require all phone makers to sell the same type of charger. While most companies already provide the standard Micro-USB connectors, Apple doesn't.<p>The European Union has been pushing for a universal cell phone charger for years, and on Thursday it …

iOS 7.0.2: Apple rolls out fix for lockscreen bypass bug

Update comes six days after publicity surrounding bug which could let people hack into Facebook and Twitter accounts and photos<p>Apple has released an update for its iOS 7 software to close a security flaw in its lockscreen which had allowed people to bypass the protection and hack into the owner's …

SteamBox? Xi3 teases a new Piston PC game ‘console’ coming Monday

Xi3 plans to announce a new version of its Piston PC “console” on Monday.<p>The company’s web site shows a black-and-white image with an outline of the Piston Console, with a headline that reads, “The wait is over.” The date says “09.30.13.”<p>The company makes modular computers that have tiny dimensions …

iPhone 5S's Fingerprint Scanner Also Works For Nipples

<i>Honey, it finally happened -- I caught a man nursing his iPhone at the office today.</i><p>Seen here in what appears to be the middle of a steamy sexting …

iOS 7 To iPhones With Non-Standard Cables: No Juice For You

Is your iPhone charger acting up? Your recent upgrade to iOS 7 may be to blame.<p>Some Apple users are receiving the following warning message when they connect a device to its charger: “This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone.” As a side effect, the charger …

Sorry Guys, but Samsung Already Had a Gold Phone First

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>is making fun of Samsung this morning for blatantly copying Apple's winning strategy — releasing a …

iOS 7: more glitches emerge as fallout continues

The fallout from the launch of iOS 7 shows no sign of abating as more reports of glitches in Apple's new operating system continue to appear online.<p>Some app producers have been plunged into "crisis mode" by the software update after it appeared users were consistently being logged out of their …

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Hackers Bypass Apple’s Touch ID With Lifted Fingerprint

Fingerprint scanners have always been vulnerable to hackers who are willing to go the extra mile to bypass them. Over the years, we’ve seen everything from people using Gummy Bears, Play-Doh and more sophisticated techniques to bypass these biometric scanners. It’s not really a surprise then, that …

Qualcomm joins Wireless Power Consortium board, sparks hope for A4WP and Qi unification

Qualcomm, the founding member of Alliance for Wireless Power (or A4WP in short), made a surprise move today by joining the management board of the rival Wireless Power Consortium (or WPC), the group behind the already commercially available Qi standard. This is quite an interesting development …

iOS 7 bug lets you call any number from a locked homescreen (video)

You can expect three things every time a new iOS version comes along: fresh aesthetics, features and, by the looks of it, ways to bypass a locked screen. In iOS 7's case, this is the second security flaw unearthed since it's launched: An iPhone user named Karam Daoud recently discovered that you …

Latest iOS 7 bug lets you place calls from a locked iPhone

Apple released iOS 7 earlier this week and the first lock-screen bug surfaced just a day later. Now another bug has been discovered, but this one actually allows people to make phone calls from locked devices. Forbes was first made aware of the bug by Karam Daoud, and it's astonishingly simple. …

Wireless charging war gets more interesting, as Qualcomm joins Qi

Wireless charging standards are a bit of a mess. There are at least three standards bodies vying to be the correct way to wirelessly send power to your devices: the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) favored by AT&T and Starbucks, the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) backed by Verizon, and the Alliance …

“Grand Theft Auto V” Made $800 Million In 24 Hours

Take-Two Interactive Software’s highly anticipated video game <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> went on sale Tuesday at midnight, but it has already broken records by surpassing $800 million in global sales in its first 24 hours, setting a new record for the highest-grossing launch day sales of any entertainment …

iOS 7 'could cause iPhone apps to crash'

iPhone users around the world are eagerly anticipating the launch of Apple iOS 7 today, but app testing firm uTest has warned that downloading the new operating system may cause some apps to crash if they have not been optimised for the new platform.<p>Millions of iPhone users are expected to download …

iOS

YouTube Will Enable Offline Viewing On Its Mobile Apps

YouTube has announced that it will launch a new feature on its mobile apps enabling viewers to watch videos even when they are offline. The new update will be available in November.<p>The feature will let viewers add videos to their devices to store and watch for a short period of time when they are …

Miley Cyrus Twerking on Famous Paintings | HiConsumption

This past weekend, MTV aired their 2013 Video Music Awards, and while artists like Kanye West and Justin Timberlake absolutely killed it with their …

Valve's Steam Box could be revealed next week

Valve, the company behind Steam, is trying to revolutionize the idea of a video game console by combining its preeminent video game distribution platform with the power of Linux PCs. For months, the company's been silent about the subject, but it sounds like we could get some new details very soon. …

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ClicLite brings solar charging to your keyring

To use the ClicLite, you start by setting it in the sunlight and clicking one button on its side. If it’s equipped with just the one included modular …

Gear & Gadgets

Windows 8.1 is ready for its October 17th release

Microsoft has finalized its Windows 8.1 update. Sources familiar with the company's Windows plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the software maker completed the development of Windows 8.1 earlier this week — stamped as build 9600 for Release to manufacturing (RTM). The completion of the 8.1 …

Haptix Quickly Hits Kickstarter Goal to Add Touch Control From Any Surface

Haptix, a little camera device that promises to turn regular surfaces into 3-D multi-touch controllers, has exceeded its Kickstarter goal of $100,000 …

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