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Hola VPN is selling users’ bandwidth as botnet

Free virtual private network (VPN) service Hola, available as a popular Chrome extension, is well-known among users who frequently like to watch …

Selling

Monster-maker Rick Baker to retire, citing 'cheap and fast' Hollywood effects

Seven-time Oscar winner famous for An American Werewolf in London says animatronics and monster makeup have largely been replaced by CGI in 2015<p>He is one of Hollywood’s most decorated figures, a makeup and special effects icon whose groundbreaking work can be seen in movies as diverse as An …

Construction

In shadow of Android Pay, Google Wallet evolves to stay alive

Google's 4-year-old mobile payments service will turn into an app for transferring small payments between friends to make room for the new Android Pay system.<p>Remember Google Wallet?<p>With all the fanfare surrounding Google's new digital payments system, Android Pay, it's easy to ignore the fact that …

FinTech

Samsung's new wireless headphones are a worthy contender

Last summer, I spent some time getting to know the first four entries in Samsung's "Level" audio line. There's a new item this year, though: a wireless version of the original Level On headphones. In case you missed the first roundup, this model is an on-ear option, and it ended up being my …

Honor 6 Plus: A Picture-perfect Android Phablet

Honor’s betting big on Android phablets this year. The Huawei-owned brand launched its budget 5.5-inch 4X last week that we liked a lot, and I’ve been playing with the high-end 6 Plus (sound familiar?) over the past few days.<p>The Honor 6 Plus is again a 5.5-inch affair, with a slim bezel, metal …

You can now run Android apps on a Mac or PC with Google Chrome

Google’s convergence of Chrome and Android is taking a big step forward this week. After launching a limited App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) back in September, Google is expanding its beta project to allow Android apps to run on Windows, OS X, and Linux. It’s an early experiment designed primarily for …

Apps

Introducing PlayStation Flow, Sony's Latest PS4 Wearable Device

Sony is getting into the April Fools' Day spirit. The company on Wednesday released a bogus product announcement video for "PlayStation Flow," the game-maker's latest PlayStation 4 wearable device designed to help you play games underwater.<p>"We're taking gaming out of the living room and into the …

WhatsApp's Latest Android Update Enables Voice Calling for All

If you’ve been wondering when, oh when, someone will ring you via WhatsApp so you’ll get its new voice calling feature, you won’t have to sit by the phone any longer.<p>Updating to WhatsApp version 2.12.5 via Google Play does the trick. Once you’ve got the latest version, you’ll see a revamped …

Pinterest, Snapchat, BuzzFeed – here come tech’s multibillion-dollar babies

In the dotcom boom, $1bn was a number to conjure with. Now many startups are valued at 10 times that, long before achieving flotation – or even profit<p>‘A million dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? A <i>billion</i> dollars.” That immortal line, uttered in the film <i>The Social Network</i> by Justin …

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JBL’s new Bluetooth speaker brings the features — and the price tag

When I reviewed the first-generation JBL Charge back in 2013, I called it a “colorful pill of a speaker that looks almost like, as an accessory, it leaped out of a new iPod touch commercial.” I loved it for its clear, crisp sound that was loud enough to shake most rooms: It delivered the sound …

AGPtek® Rechargeable Li-on Battery Wireless Stereo Bluetooth Earphone Music Dreaming Headphone For Mobile Cell Phone Laptop Tablet (Working Distance Range:10m)

Ultimate 8 Port USB 3.0 Hub with Rapid Charging for iPhone, iPad, Android etc.

Skiva’s OctoFire 8 Port USB 3.0 Hub is the only USB hub you will ever need. In addition to syncing data at 5 Gbps speed, it also delivers more …

Kingdom Rush Frontiers: Grab the Sequel to the most Popular Tower Defense game on the iOS

Editor’s Pick: Kingdom Rush Frontiers HD<p>Kingdom Rush is one of the best tower defense series on the iOS. Kingdom Rush Frontiers is the second game in …

Samsung Expected to Make TouchWiz Less Bloated

Samsung is the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, and there’s no doubt the company produces decent flagship devices, but there’s one thing …

Phones

Samsung Galaxy J1 Smartphone Announced

Yesterday we saw some leaked photos of the new Samsung Galaxy J1 smartphone, the handset is now official and we have all the information on this new …

Phones

Forget selfies: Use a Kinect camera to make a 3D figurine of … you

Thanks to the mobile revolution, we probably all have hundreds of blurry, self-taken, and horribly off-center pictures of ourselves. Looking for something a bit impressive? How about a little statue of yourself?<p>Shapify can do just that, and all it needs from you is a Kinect, the motion-sensing …

Futuristic Air Cruiseship, imagined by Dassault Systèmes.

World’s first 3D-printed car is born in Detroit

3D printers are everywhere and can be used to recreate almost anything, from buildings to airplanes and even human organs.<p>So it was only a question of time before the first 3D-printed came along. That’s what happened in Detroit, where the world’s first 3-D printed car was printed live at the annual …

Could Microsoft's HoloLens Be The Real Deal?

Shortly after Microsoft debuted Windows Holographic paired with the HoloLens Augmented Reality headset, upstaging Windows 10 at its own event, my cynicism meter shot up to 11.<p>Not for no reason, mind you. As I explained in the piece I wrote that day shortly after the event wrapped, it feels …

Augmented Reality

Google Glass Got It Backwards

Now that the Google Glass prototype has been withdrawn from the market, the company has reportedly moved it from research into product development. Consumer fashion and retailing experts have been tasked with refining a look that some in the market labeled “Glasshole” and, according to critics of …

Google Glass

Right Now, Apple Risks Missing Out On The Next Big Thing In Technology

The initial reactions to the HoloLens have been overwhelmingly positive.<p>Business Insider's Matt Rosoff got to try it for himself on Wednesday. He says he's "convinced personal computing is on the verge of a major change," predicting head-mounted displays like these will "be a huge leap over the …

Augmented Reality

60 of the Best Android Apps Launched in 2014

Android really came into its own in 2014, with the Material Design language, several great devices, and most importantly, scores of brilliant apps for the platform.<p>Here are our favorites that launched this year. You can view all 60 on one (very long) page here.<p>Photos and Video<p>Dropbox’s clever …

Android Apps to Download Free Music, Song - MP3 Downloader

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