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Apple Is Reportedly Developing Long Distance Wireless Charging For iPads And iPhones

Apple is reportedly developing technology that would allow iPhone and iPad owners to charge their device without needing to plug it into the wall or place it on a charging mat. That’s according to a report from Bloomberg which claims the wireless charging tech could work over unspecified long …

Wireless Charging

President Obama Wants $4 Billion to Bring Computer Science to All Schools

But the administration needs congressional approval for most of those billions.<p>In his weekly radio address, President Obama is calling for more than $4 billion in spending to help bring computer science into the curriculum of all elementary, middle and high schools.<p>“Today’s auto mechanics aren’t …

Computer Science

Google is offering home phone service to select Fiber customers

Google is expanding the Fiber line to include a home phone service, according to <i>The Washington Post</i>. A letter the publication has obtained is giving members of Fiber's Trusted Tester program a chance to get the product earlier than anybody else. Based on that email, it sounds like Google Fiber …

Lockscreen App Slidejoy Gets A Newsy New Feature

Slidejoy, a startup that rewards users for putting news and advertising on their Android lockscreens, has unveiled a more comprehensive newsreading experience.<p>Co-founder Sanghoon Kwak led the development of the new Trends feature, and he said that previously, if you were reading news on Slidejoy, …

IoT Security Turned Into An ‘I Spy’ Educational Book For Kids

Security can be a very dry and impenetrable topic. But if the steady creep of connected devices into people’s homes and day-to-day routines continues there’s arguably going to need to be a very broad effort to widen awareness of potential privacy risks.<p>Not least because IoT devices are all too …

Google denies Linux flaw is a serious Android security issue

Red Hat and security company Perception Point recently revealed a Linux flaw they say could affect servers, PCs and up to 66 percent of Android phones on the market. The vulnerability directly affects the OS's kernel, and could give attackers a way to gain code execution and take over a device, …

Google Hangouts for Android update adds quick replies

Google is updating its Hangouts chat app that adds some long-awaited functionality. The update is slowly rolling out now, but has already been thoroughly investigated by <i>Android Police</i>. The headline feature is quick reply. Clicking "reply" on a notification now brings up a simple text box so you can …

Google's VirusTotal can tell if your firmware is infected

BIOS firmware is the root of your electronic devices, dictating communication between a computer's hardware and operating system from the boot-up process. It's an insulated layer in most devices, and organizations including the National Security Agency have focused on infecting firmware because …