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10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Reviews for the new Apple TV are out.</b> Reviews are generally positive and make it sound like a good all-round streaming device.<p><b>2. Lab-testing startup Theranos is reportedly preparing to shuffle its board of directors.</b> That news comes as the startup is under fire over how much of its own …

Modsy Brings The Virtual When Designing Reality

Modsy is today launching a private beta for its novel approach to home design. Using sophisticated 3D rendering solutions, the service turns photos of your simple room into the swanky home of your dreams. This startup has built a service that can bring professional interior decorating to the masses.<p>…

Microsoft Created an Android App That Intelligently Organizes Your Phone

Microsoft promises that its latest Android app will make it easier than ever to find commonly used apps without having to dig through your phone.<p>The …

Google's Snapseed app can now edit RAW photos on Android

An increasing number of Android smartphones are now able to shoot photos in RAW, which gives users much greater flexibility when it comes to editing and retouching their shots after they've been taken. But finding a good app for editing RAW files on a smartphone isn't easy, so Google's updating one …

UK arrest made as European police raid homes over malware

<b>British police have arrested a 28-year-old man following an international series of raids over smartphone malware called DroidJack.</b><p>The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) confirmed the arrest after it was reported that raids took place in five European countries and the US.<p>DroidJack allows criminals …

MIT researchers have developed a device that can identify people through walls

Paranoid about technology chipping away at our privacy? You might want to skip this article.<p>If all goes to plan, a product will become commercially available in 2016 that can pick up wireless reflections off the human body to see the silhouette of a person standing behind a wall. It can distinguish …

Computer Science

T-Mobile will reportedly give you free data for streaming video

T-Mobile is known for making bold moves at its Uncarrier events, and it appears the next one might be the biggest yet. According to the often-reliable @evleaks, T-Mobile will soon start offering unlimited, high-speed data for select video-streaming services, including Netflix. He also mentioned …

T-Mobile

Company to make Windows 10 a ‘recommended update’ next year, meaning those running updates will have it downloaded and will be prompted to install<p>Microsoft’s efforts to entice users to upgrade to Windows 10 will soon see it automatically downloaded on to users computers without their knowledge.<p>The …

Windows 10

Sprint's shameless "unlimited” plan shoves users to 2G network after 1GB of data

Sprint is offering a new plan they’re calling an “unlimited data plan” for only $20 a month. Unlimited data plans have long been the holy grail of power users, some of which found themselves buying phones outright to keep their grandfathered plan rather than sign a new contract. However, Sprint …

Text Messaging

Tor Messenger makes chatting off the record easier

Tor has finally released a beta version of the cross-platform chat program it's been working on for quite a while. The client works with several chat services/protocols such as Jabber, IRC, Google Talk, Facebook Chat, Twitter and Yahoo, but its main draw is definitely the privacy features Tor is …

Privacy

The Joy Of Watching Paint Dry On Twitch

Bob Ross is taking over Twitch . There are currently more people watching Bob Ross paint a covered bridge than there are viewers of Dota 2 or Hearthstone. Twitch’s Creative channel has about 45,000 viewers, with the vast majority enjoying the calming brush strokes of Bob Ross.<p>Twitch launched its …

Livestreaming

How to Control What Appears on Your Facebook Timeline

Steve Proehl—Corbis<p>Matt Harnack for Facebook<p>Steve Proehl—Corbis<p>Matt Harnack for Facebook<p>David Paul Morris—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Matt Harnack for …

Newegg extends Black Friday all month with 'Black November' tech deals

Deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday are no longer isolated to a single day or weekend. Target and Walmart (among others) are starting holiday sales this weekend. Meanwhile, Newegg -- the big Internet PC and tech retailer -- announced this week that it will be holding a month-long event called …

Windows Phone

Hacking Team offers encryption breaking tools to law enforcement

Mere months after having more than 400 GB of confidential information stolen from its servers, spyware vendor Hacking Team has announced that it has resumed operations with a suite of digital tools to help law enforcement agencies get around pesky device encryption technology. In an email pitch …

Forget Self-Destructing Messages, Buzz’s New App Offers Self-Destructing Connections

Today, there are a variety of apps to choose from if you just want to privately chat with friends or even place phone calls without having to give out your real phone number – for example, Google Voice, Burner, kik, Viber, Whatsapp and others are popular choices. But these apps aren’t fully …

This bot tells you if your selfies suck

After analyzing more than two million selfies, a neural network artificial intelligence program can actually tell you which ones suck.<p>Creator Andrej Karpathy, who previously worked with Google Research on its learning algorithm program DeepMind, fed the program with more than five million photos …

Why Interrupted Sleep Is Worse Than Short Sleep

Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski …

UN fires staffers over child porn distribution, drug trafficking

The UN has dismissed four staffers for distributing child pornography via the organization's email system. Another staffer was fired for transporting …