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How Different People Live In Identical Flats In The Same Building

Ever wonder what the apartments above and below you look like?<p>When Romanian photographer Bogdan Girboven was helping his neighbour fix her door in the apartment below him, he noticed her home had the exact same layout as his own, yet it looked and felt completely different.<p>Girboven was inspired to …

How a Norwegian public radio station is using Snapchat to connect young listeners with news

“A lot of people check their phones before they get out of the bed in the morning, and they check social media before the news sites.”<p>In 2011, the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK set the world record for the longest single television show by broadcasting a cruise ship traversing the country’s …

Google's modular phone gets cheaper thanks to a new processor

One of the biggest challenges behind Google's modular Project Ara phone platform has been getting processors to play nicely with the technology. How do you let someone swap out the very heart of their device as easily as they would a memory card? By creating a CPU for that very purpose, that's how. …

Image of Redesigned Apple USB Power Adapter Surfaces [Updated]

A new image said to be of a redesigned Apple USB power adapter has been shared by a user on Weibo (Google Translate, via <i>Gizmobic</i>), hinting that Apple's supposed new Lightning cable may be released alongside a new charger. The power adapter appears to be more rounded compared to Apple's current …

Man jailed for filming Fast And Furious in cinema

<b>A man has been jailed for 33 months after recording Fast And Furious 6 from the back of a cinema in Walsall.</b><p>A judge in Wolverhampton ruled that Philip Danks, 25, uploaded the movie, which was downloaded 700,000 times.<p>The Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) claimed this meant "millions of …

Sneak Attack: Android Apps Can Spy on Each Other

Modern operating systems "sandbox" apps so that they can't affect each other — in theory. Yet three researchers have shown that, at least in Android, one app can "spy" on another and then, at just the right moment, interfere with the targeted app's user display in order to steal passwords, …

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Wearable device shipments have soared in the past year

In case you had any doubts that wearable devices were catching on, Canalys just delivered some tangible proof. The analyst group estimates that the tech industry shipped a total of about 6 million smartwatches and fitness trackers in the first half of 2014, or nearly 700 percent more than it …

33 Months in Jail for Fast & Furious Movie Pirate

Why anyone would want to watch a movie that’s been recorded by a man with a camcorder from the back of a cinema is beyond me, but the fact remains people do it, people upload it, people download it and, well, people watch it.<p>One man, 25-year-old Philip Danks from Walsall, England, has just been …

Gmail Hacked: Researchers Prove Infiltrating Popular Mobile Apps Is Easy [VIDEO]

Security researchers have identified a flaw in Android, Windows and iOS operating systems that they said can be used to steal personal information …

Amazon plans to take on Google's online ad business

Can Amazon challenge Google’s dominance in online advertising?<p>Amazon intends to find out, according to a <i>Wall Street Journal</i> report. The online …

Outlining the Case for 1334 x 750 and 2208 x 1242 iPhone 6 Retina Displays

Throughout the past few months, a number of rumors have suggested many different resolutions for both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6, giving a variety of reasons as to how Apple will best optimize a larger screen size for both users and developers.<p>Prominent Apple journalist John Gruber has now …

Obama orders review of U.S. police use of military hardware

EDGARTOWN Mass./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police out of concern at how such equipment has been used during racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.<p>A riot police officer aims his weapon while …

Icelandic Volcano Eruption Leads to Air Travel Warning

Ash clouds from a 2010 eruption halted thousands of airline flights.<p><i>Editor's note: Iceland lowered its aviation alert on Sunday, after airplane reconnaissance flights suggested that magma may not, in fact, have erupted from the surface under the glacier.</i><p><b>A small eruption has started beneath a</b> …

Protesters, police march peacefully in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A diverse group of protesters, many of them children, marched peacefully Saturday as calm prevailed for a fourth straight day in …

Iceland says subglacial eruption is under way

Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, prompting the country to close the airspace over the volcano.<p>Thousands of small earthquakes have rattled the volcano, located deep beneath the Vatnajokull glacier, in the last week. Seismic data …