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Stealth Worm Infects Mac Computers Via Email, Websites, Accessories, Lets Hackers Take Over

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Mac owners may think their computers are invincible when it comes to viruses but they are not. Researchers have designed a …

Land Rover's new bulletproof SUV is a tank dressed in a tuxedo

But, for a select few — think heads of state and corporate CEOs — those features would barely scratch the surface.<p>The address that, Land Rover has put together a bulletproof, explosion-proof road tank called the Range Rover Sentinel. From all appearances, the Sentinel looks like your everyday …

Robert Downey Jr. is the world's highest paid actor ... again

<b>(CNN) —</b> Robert Downey Jr. has been named the world's highest paid actor for the third year in a row by Forbes, thanks in no small part to the power of the Chinese box office.<p>"The Avengers: Age of Ultron" star took home $80 million last year, according to the ranking published Tuesday, helped by …

Microsoft Arrow Launcher for Android now in private beta (APK download)

There’s a plethora of great Android launchers out there (here’s a list of our favorite), but very few of them come from large companies like Microsoft. Though the Redmond giant is one of Google’s biggest competitors, they are proving to be much more platform friendly by creating a new Android …

Windows 10 Automatic Updates Start Causing Problems

Last week Microsoft confirmed every Windows 10 update will mandatory and installed automatically. This was met with a hostile reception from Forbes readers with over 100 comments on my news article voicing their concern. And now some of those fears have been realised…<p>With just four days left before …

Windows 10

Hackers claim attack on notorious cheating website AshleyMadison

<i>Updated: July 20 at 2 a.m. EDT with statement from Avid Life Media.</i><p>A hacking group is threatening to expose millions of users of AshleyMadison, the …

Military AI interface helps you make sense of thousands of photos

It's easy to find computer vision technology that detect objects in photos, but it's still tough to sift through photos... and that's a big challenge for the military, where finding the right picture could mean taking out a target or spotting a terrorist threat. Thankfully, the US' armed forces may …

Why Apple Watch And Fitbit Will Not Meet Expectations

A lot of activity has taken place in the wearable devices (wearables) world in the last few weeks. Fitbit went public. Jawbone is suing Fitbit. Apple Watch went on sale (for real, this time). If you read the tech news, it might feel like the technology industry is working relentlessly to make you …

Microsoft says Windows 10 is only free as an upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1

<i>Update: Microsoft clarified its blog post to reflect that only users with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 can upgrade to Windows 10.</i><p>After a number of publications reported that Microsoft would be giving away Windows 10 for free to anyone as long as they test it out through the Windows Insiders program, …

Windows 10

Massive security flaw may threaten millions of Samsung Galaxy phones

Have a Samsung Galaxy device? Chances are it has a security flaw that lets attackers install malware on it or eavesdrop on your calls, and there's …

Santander is experimenting with bitcoin and close to investing in a blockchain startup

Banks run on systems that were in some cases built decades ago and as a result are slow, costly and cumbersome. The blockchain — the program that lets people send bitcoin to each other and records those transactions — doesn't have these legacy issues.<p>The blockchain keeps a public record of …

Blockchain

Nasa test out engine for world's most powerful rocket

Nasa has completed a test of an RS-25 engine, which will power the Space Launch System to make it the most powerful rocket ever built<p>Nasa calls it the Clark Kent of rocket engines because of its commonplace exterior yet ferocious power, and it hopes that one day the RS-25 engine will power its <b>Space</b> …

BlackBerry is reportedly planning a switch to Android

BlackBerry may release an Android smartphone this fall.<p>BlackBerry is considering a new smartphone that will run Google's Android operating system in …

Samsung’s Tizen is doing better than anticipated in India

The arrival of Samsung’s Tizen OS for smartphones was a rather drawn out process, but its Tizen powered Z1 handset finally landed in the major Indian market back in January. Since then Tizen has exceeded initial industry expectations, grabbing some significant market share in its short time on the …

Home Appliances

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active heads to AT&T with extra battery power

Samsung's Galaxy S6 broke cover last month and today AT&T revealed its exclusive grip on the rugged device. The IP-68 rated dustproof and water and shock resistant handset packs a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display that touts a whopping 577 PPI to handle your swipes through Android 5.0.2 …

Here's Your Next $2 Million Ride

The Koenigsegg Regera goes from zero to 250 mph in under 20 seconds<p>When it comes to high-end vehicles, Swedish automaker Koenigsegg is known for pushing boundaries. Now it has done away with one of the hallmarks of a sports car, the clutch. Its new hybrid, the Regera, can go from zero to 250 miles …

Koenigsegg

Is Windows 10 ready?

Windows 10 is different. While Microsoft aggressively tracked down leaked builds of Windows Vista and Windows 7, the software giant has opened its doors to let anyone test Windows 10 through a process that’s not normally public. It’s a change that has allowed everyone to judge and critique Windows …

Windows 10

Update 12: Surviving The Fight · Moment Case- World's Best iPhone Case for Mobile Photography

If the design process is like surfing a beautiful wave, the manufacturing process is like walking into a boxing match. You go in with a vision and a …

How JPEG Handles Colors and Compression

Want to understand the math and science behind how JPEG files store your digital photographs? The YouTube channel Computerphile has a new series of …

Tutorials

Everything we know about Google's next massive Android update

Google is holding its annual developer conference next week, which is where it usually spills some details on the next version of Android. We probably won't see the final product — usually Google just gives developers a taste of what's to come — but we'll likely get a good idea of what the most …

Android News

Google I/O Developers Conference

Mobile Photography

Your iPhone Now Has Virtual Reality, Compliments of Google

Cardboard is the first major VR platform to arrive on the iPhone. But will it be the one that matters most?<p>Yesterday at the Google I/O conference, Google brought the app store for Cardboard–the sub $5 cardboard adapter that turns a smartphone into a virtual reality headset–to the iPhone. In the …

Virtual Reality

Google Unveils The Gmail Of Photos We’ve Been Wanting For Years

Google Photos is as magical as apps get. Here’s why.<p>A couple weeks ago, Yahoo unveiled a new update to Flickr that made Flickr worth taking seriously again. But, as often happens in the world of tech, it only took two weeks for someone to release a photo service that makes Flickr’s update look old …

How Google’s Material Design Will Come To Cars, TVs, and VR

At Google I/O 2015, Matias Duarte unveils some of the biggest changes yet to Google’s universal design language.<p>A year ago, Android lead designer Matias Duarte announced Material Design. A system for designing apps graphically beautiful apps across all platforms and screen sizes which used motion …

Diving into M: Android M lets you move apps to microSD thanks to “adoptable” storage

Google is famously uninterested in giving proper support for microSD, but it looks like the Android team is having a slight change of heart.<p>One of the many new features that Google didn’t really advertise about Android M yesterday is Adoptable Storage Devices. Adoptable basically means that Android …

In shadow of Android Pay, Google Wallet evolves to stay alive

Remember Google Wallet?<p>With all the fanfare surrounding Google's new digital payments system, Android Pay, it's easy to ignore the fact that Google already launched a different payments system -- four years ago -- called Google Wallet.<p>That earlier service was unceremoniously snubbed during the …

Android Pay

Google's "Hands Free" will allow you to shop at stores without pulling out your phone

Coming to select McDonalds later this year<p>Google debuted Android Pay during yesterday's opening keynote at its I/O developer conference. But the most interesting payments news came at a late afternoon session, where executives from Google's commerce division showed off a prototype of a hands-free …

Handsfree