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Massive data breach affects registered voters

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A massive data breach now affects nearly every registered voter in the country.<p>Security researchers recently discovered a massive …

Security

Free Android apps connect to thousands of tracking and ad URLs, research shows

Worst offenders include volume-control app that connects to 2,000 websites for advertising and tracking websites, according to France’s Eurecom<p>The average free Android app silently connects to more than 100 different web addresses to serve adverts and track users, according to a paper from French …

Apps

An Arizona Man’s iPhone 6 ‘Exploded’ In His Pocket And Set His Pants On Fire

First, iPhone 6 users had to worry about their skinny jeans bending and breaking the aluminum bodies of their fancy new phones. Then they had to worry about blowing up their phones for being dumb enough to fall for 4Chan’s prank that told people they could charge the iPhone 6 in their microwaves. …

Xbox One screenshot feature won't be out until 2015

Earlier this month Xbox boss Phil Spencer announced that the Xbox One would be getting a screenshot feature, but he's now clarified that it won't be …

Touch ID in iOS: Explained

Touch ID is the name of Apple's personal fingerprint identity sensor. It's what currently lets you authenticate yourself to unlock your iPhone 5s and …

Microsoft CEO affirms one Windows for all devices

Microsoft's CEO affirmed on Tuesday that all versions of Windows will merge into one operating system for all devices.<p>"We will streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single converged operating system for screens of all sizes," CEO Satya Nadella said in prepared …

Satya Nadella

Slump in iPad sales takes the shine off Apple's revenue results

Sales of the iPad have slumped to half their pre-Christmas high, with signs that demand for Apple's tablet computer may be in permanent decline. Despite a forecast-busting $7.7bn (£4.5bn) profit, the computing firm's shares dipped in after-hours trading as sales of its tablet fell to 13.3m from …

Sony invests in image sensor production amid 'selfie' boom

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp said on Thursday it would invest 35 billion yen ($345 million) to increase production of image sensors for smartphones and tablets, as the company courts handset makers to get more orders for front-facing camera sensors, used to take selfies.<p>A logo of Sony Corp is …

All Versions Of Microsoft Windows Will Be Merged Into One OS

Microsoft has been making some big changes since Satya Nadella took over as CEO, and now they have announced a major change to the way they release …

Windows Phone

Relive your NES glory days with a gamepad that feels like the real thing

We've ripped apart knock-off gadgets more than a few times, but there are moments where a company's urge to mimic others will pay dividends. Take 8Bitdo's recently released NES30, for example: the Bluetooth gamepad recreates as much of the NES controller's design as possible while still keeping its …

Microsoft's Lumia 530 takes on Android at the low end

A successor to the most popular Windows Phone<p>Microsoft has a new smartphone competitor for the low end: the Lumia 530. Designed as a successor to the popular Lumia 520, Microsoft’s Lumia 530 includes similar specifications and a low price point of just 85 euros ($114) before taxes and subsidies. …

iPhone 'backdoors' can be used for surveillance, warns researcher

A researcher has revealed what he claims to be previously undiscovered ways that users can be surveilled through their iPhone.<p>Research released by iOS exploitation expert Jonathan Zdziarski at the Hackers On Planet Earth conference in New York last week showed there were a number of previously …

William Shatner reviews Facebook's new VIP-only Mentions app

Whether you're a fan of Captain Kirk or Picard (we're Team Picard here), you have to admit it's apt that William Shatner is reviewing the celebrity-exclusive Facebook app -- he definitely loves some VIP prestige. The Priceline huckster gives a surprisingly in-depth feature-by-feature comparison …

Apple faces class action lawsuit over employment practices

Apple faces a class action lawsuit in California from former retail and corporate over claims of unpaid wages and denied break time.<p>Initially filed in 2011, the lawsuit has been slowly winding its way through California courts, and was certified as a class-action suit on Tuesday, allowing all the …

LG G3 QuickCircle Case Gets Its Own Game

The LG G3 is an impressive smartphone, and as well as its high end specifications, the handset also comes with some accessories like the QuickCircle …

Gear & Gadgets

Amazon Fire Phone review roundup: misfiring on almost all cylinders

Amazon's first foray into the smartphone world after the success of its Kindle Fire tablets has hit a snag: it's not very good. Or at least that's what the first reviews pouring out of the US seem to indicate.<p>Amazon's gutsy phone fails to ignite - CNET<p>Jessica Dolcourt was less than impressed right …

Microsoft Launches $114 Lumia 530 with 4-inch Display

Microsoft has today announced a new member of its Lumia range in the form of the low-end Lumia 530, which will arrive from the start of next month in Europe.<p>Priced at €85 before taxes or local subsidies, Microsoft said it expects the Lumia 530 to go on sale in European countries for a retail price …

Sense is a glowing sphere that watches over you while you sleep

This sleek sleep tracker analyzes your bedroom, and your sleep patterns<p>At age 19, Londoner James Proud decided to skip out on college and move to the States.<p>As one of several "Thiel Fellows," Proud received a $100,000 grant from esteemed venture capitalist Peter Thiel to skip college, move to San …