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Google launches cheap storage service for data you don't often use

Google launched a new storage platform for cold data, known as infrequently used and accessed information, on Wednesday.<p>Cold data is often kept for …

Human Computer Interfaces: The Next Hot Innovation In PC Gaming?

I spent the better part of last week at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), checking out a number of new gaming-related innovations poised to hit the market in the next few weeks, months, and (maybe) years. I’m particularly interested in PC hardware, which was good because a number of the major …

Online

Do you use Gmail and Dropbox? Get this free, new extension

Image copyright Gil C/Shutterstock.Even though I’m a Chromebook user with 1 TB of free Google Drive storage, I have multiple cloud storage accounts. …

Software

Hackers are blackmailing a South Korean nuclear plant

Today, workers at Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power got some alarming news. The agency that operates South Korea's nuclear power plants had suffered a data breach, and hackers were leaking the data onto the open web, threatening to release even more damaging info if the agency didn't shut down three …

Cyberattack suspected as North Korea experiences complete Internet outage

The Internet in North Korea has gone completely dark.<p>"We can confirm that a large number of connections have been withdrawn and that North Korea does …

11 free tools to protect your online activity from surveillance

The documentary <i>Citizenfour</i>, which debuted to a limited release on Friday, offers the closest look yet at Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who …

Experts: Internet privacy will be hard to find in 2025

Activists and developers are trying to find ways to protect privacy in a time of heightened government surveillance. But it may all be for naught, …

Orkut, we hardly knew ye: 10 tech products we lost in 2014

Every year, the tech industry brings us unexpected surprises and long-predicted changes, and among those ups and downs are usually a few endings to …

You can now explore Google Street View with virtual reality

Google Cardboard, the tech giant's low-cost virtual reality headset that's literally made of cardboard and works with phones, is now compatible with …

The top 12 in tech of 2014

Best Tech of 2014<p>by the Mashable Tech Team<p>Narrowing down the top 12 tech products of the year is no small task. The breadth and depth of the consumer …

Facebook drops Bing in favor of its own search tool

Facebook has quietly removed Microsoft-owned Bing as its primary search engine, according to a new report.<p>The social network pulled Bing search from …

Workflow for iOS Helps Automate Everything on Your Phone

Workflow for iOS takes all those repetitive, annoying tasks you always do on your iPhone and lets you create custom icons or share actions so it’s as easy as one click.<p>Basically, Workflow allows you to quickly wire up multiple services to work together in sequence. For example, a basic workflow …

Your guests can now use Google Chromecast without a Wi-Fi password

Google Chromecast now has a guest mode to allow users to stream content from a mobile device to the TV without needing a Wi-Fi password.<p>This means …

'Destover' malware could use Sony's security certificate to attack computers

In an apparent side effect of the massive hack at Sony, a type of malware called "Destover" is now out there using a stolen digital certificate from …

10 best tech companies to work for in 2015

Google does no evil to its employees.<p>The tech company has been named the best place to work in 2015, according to a new report from Glassdoor. The …

4 Essential Considerations to Make the Best of Wide Angle Photography

Sweeping landscapes, beautiful architecture, powerful waterfalls, vanishing points and creative imagery are some of the beautiful views that you can …

Landscape Photography

The Scary Truth About Online Ad 'Viewability'

Last week Google matter-of-factly reported that it has come to realize thanks to “the advancement of new technologies” that many display ads that are served are not actually seen by a user. In recent study of Active View data by Google, it said in a blog post, it found that 56.1% of all ads served …

A Chinese Startup Made This Gorgeous iPhone Clone That's Thinner Than Any Phone In The World

The Oppo R5 is the thinnest smartphone in the world.<p>It's more than two millimeters slimmer than the iPhone 6, and it's so skinny it can't even fit a standard headphone jack.<p>The phone, which was unveiled at the end of October, is only available in a few select countries at the moment. It will …

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