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PC vendors scramble as Intel announces vulnerability in firmware | Ars Technica

Millions of computers could be remotely hijacked through bug in firmware code.<p>Intel has issued a security alert that management firmware on a number …

The secret origin story of the iPhone

An exclusive excerpt from The One Device<p><i>This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each other. Ahead of that anniversary,</i> Motherboard <i>editor Brian Merchant embarked on an investigation to</i> …

Evan Doll

How one app helped me avoid hours in line at the airport

Returning home from overseas after TNW Europe, I had to pass through Chicago’s O’Hare airport before making my way to Portland. If not for a pretty terrible app, I’d have missed my connection and been stranded.<p>After a 9 hour flight from Amsterdam, the flight crew announced that customs was a bit …

10 Of The Best Business Travel Tips From The Experts

From people who travel for a living, here are the best tips, tricks and services for a seamless business trip<p>I love traveling for business. I am so much more productive while I'm in the air or at the airport - no distractions! I've traveled more frequently than ever this year between work, weddings …

How Helicopters Glide to the Ground When the Engine Cuts Out

A smooth landing with no power.<p>You might think that if a helicopter's engines blow out, the aircraft is doomed to plummet to the Earth. Unlike a plane, which can glide a large distance with no power, a helo has no way to slow down—or so the thinking goes. Even Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted this …

Aerospace

Windows security flaw lets hackers run any app on PCs

If you think your network of Windows computers is safe from malware because you’ve set up Applocker to whitelist only trusted apps, we have some bad news.<p>A newly discovered security flaw allows users to get around this on business editions of Windows (Windows 7 and up) by using Regsvr32. You can …

Information Security

Be careful products sold on Amazon are infected with malware

Beware, even things on Amazon come with embedded malware… this is the disconcerting discovery made by the expert Mark Olsen.<p>Who is brenz.pl? Simple, …

Bitdefender distributes ‘vaccine’ to combat growing ransomware threat

Romanian security software company Bitdefender has released a new free tool to prevent your computer being infected by ransomware.<p>The Bitdefender …

Ransomware

Top Travel Websites For Planning Your Next Adventure

Technology’s effects on the travel industry are widespread, with innovation signaling the dawn of a new age of travel products and services after the birth of the Internet and modern-communication systems. Not only has the industry itself benefited from recent technological advancements such as …

Hospitality

Microsoft Monday: Windows 10 Update Deletes Apps, Xbox One Longevity Plan, Minecraft For Oculus Rift

“Microsoft Monday” takes a look back at the past week of news related to Microsoft. This week, “Microsoft Monday” includes details about Windows 10 deleting apps, the HoloLens development kit now available for pre-order, the Band 2 price drop, the new “Bug Chicks” ad campaign, the new Windows …

Steve Ballmer

Uninstalling Facebook app saves up to 15% of iPhone battery life

Testing reveals Facebook iOS app drains battery life, even when it isn’t being used, and that using Safari instead will make an iPhone last longer<p>Facebook is one of the most downloaded apps on iOS but it has long been cited as a cause of fast-draining iPhone batteries. Last year it was accused of …

100 Homeless People Were Given Disposable Cameras and This is What They Captured

Since 2012, UK-based initiative Caf Art has been connecting people affected by homelessness with the wider community through art and photography by hanging their work in cafes and helping them earn a living through art sales. In July, the organization handed out 100 Fujifilm disposable cameras to …

England

Riding the subway in Seoul showed me how far behind New York is

As someone who lived in New York City for over a decade, I've relied heavily on the subway system there. But as much as I appreciate the MTA, it's not the most sophisticated or technologically advanced service in the world. A recent trip to South Korea made me realize that it may be time for NYC's …

South Korea

BLOCKS: The Modular Smartwatch That Could Crush All Other Wearables

Modularity is an interesting feature of any mobile device. We’ve seen Phonebloks and Google’s Project Ara generate a huge amount of interest, offering the ability to swap and change features on your smartphone to suit your needs. Now it seems, the same ability is coming to the smartwatch thanks to …

Wearable Tech

Here's Why The Drama Over Red Holiday Cups Is A Win For Starbucks

Starbucks traditional red holiday cups have frothed over with controversy for the past few days, after some Christians declared the design wasn’t Christmassy enough. But the conflict cements the cultural relevance of the iconic red cups, and likely won’t hurt Starbucks’ brand in the long …

Coffee
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Chips, Dips and Tips: 5 Potential Problems With New Credit Cards

This is the day when credit cards are supposed to change forever, thanks to a small embedded computer chip that will make many transactions more secure. But Thursday’s “deadline” for merchants to support the new EMV technology — or face the consequences if fraud occurs — is really a soft target, …

Identity Theft

'Ghost planes' display aid at O'Hare helping safety, capacity problems

"Ghost" images of planes landing at O'Hare International Airport are helping air-traffic controllers safely stagger jets on converging flight paths in the crowded airspace near the airfield, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.<p>The ghost planes are also helping restore some of the …

This company has a way to stabilize footage from almost any camera

Hyperlapse, but for everything<p>Almost nothing makes a video look worse than shaky footage. I’m not talking about the purposely-added shake you see in <i>Bourne Identity</i> fight scenes — rather, the little bumps and wobbles that DSLRs and phone cameras are so bad at hiding. They're the kind of thing you …

Videography

Here's how Uber got its start and grew to become the most valuable startup in the world

But the road hasn't been easy.<p>Uber has fought rivals and regulators as it has transformed from a black-car service into a sprawling logistics company gunning for a future of self-driving cars. It has confronted threats from the taxi industry and even its own drivers.<p>But its valuation has continued …

Autonomous Vehicle

Why College Isn't Worth The Money

I spent six figures on my college education, opting for a distinguished private school with a premium price tag instead of the cheaper state option. I cared about the prestige behind the name just as much as the quality of the education. And it wasn’t worth it. At all.<p>As a millennial, I belong to …

College & University

Does Google Still Need The Nexus Smartphone?

With a consensus building that Google will reveal its latest Nexus smartphone on September 29th (CNet and others), does the Android ecosystem still need Google’s own handsets going on sale every year?<p>There is a long history of Google working alongside a manufacturer to create Nexus devices each …

Mobile

7 Things You Shouldn't Touch On A Plane

You've been warned.<p>Air travel is not the most sanitary experience: Super-tight seating arrangements force hordes of humans with all types of coughs, colds and questionable hygiene habits into one tiny space to share air, armrests and all the germs that come with travel.<p>And the results are not so …

Microsoft claims Windows 10 EULA that supposedly removes pirated games is about ‘security’

The walls of text that make up the majority of end-user license agreements (EULA) are often difficult to parse, and this is leading to some confusion around Windows 10 and pirated games.<p>Last week, eagle-eyed Windows 10 users noticed a line in the EULA for Microsoft services that many claimed would …

Software

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Stagefright: It Only Takes One Text To Hack 950 Million Android Phones

Six critical vulnerabilities have left 95 per cent of Google Android phones open to an attack delivered by a simple multimedia text, a mobile security expert warned today. In some cases, where phones parse the attack code prior to the message being opened, the exploits are silent and the user would …

Information Security

Sony Pictures: Inside the Hack of the Century, Part 1

<b>By Peter Elkind</b><p>June 25, 2015, 6:00 AM EST<p>Above video by Sinelab<p><b>A cyber-invasion brought Sony Pictures to its knees and terrified corporate America.</b> …

Seth Rogen

Sony Pictures: Inside the Hack of the Century, Part 3

<b>By Peter Elkind</b><p>June 27, 2015, 8:00 AM EST<p>Above video by Sinelab<p><b>A cyber-invasion brought Sony Pictures to its knees and terrified corporate America.</b> …