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Poland feels sting of betrayal over CIA 'black site'

If there were screams, there was no one around to hear them.<p>When 9/11 mastermind<p>Khalid Shaikh Mohammedand several other terrorism suspects were spirited under cover of winter darkness to this remote northeastern village for interrogation, the few cottages within earshot were empty and the lakes …

Tip of the Day: Unlock Your iPhone by Writing Your Passcode With Your Finger

Apple’s VoiceOver feature is designed for those who are visually impaired. When the feature is turned on, a voice will let users know what is on the screen and allow them to navigate their iDevice. However, VoiceOver can also be used by anyone to unlock their iPhones by drawing their passcodes with …

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Why developers are buzzing about Apple’s new Swift programming language

SAN FRANCISCO — When I spent time around WWDC this past week, one word was on everybody’s lips: Swift.<p>Apple’s newly-announced programming language …

Google Glass: What You're Not Supposed to Do

There are certain things you won't be encouraged to do wearing one of these. Those are the things I did.<p><i>Published in the December 2013 issue</i><p><b>Google Glass</b> mayor may not transform the future. But one thing is beyond question: It elicits mighty strong reactions in the present.<p>The first week I got my …

Google Glass

Facebook helped apprehend sexual predator

Federal agents in South Carolina were able to track down and apprehend a sexual predator earlier this year with the help of Facebook, reports South Carolina news outlet <i>The State</i>. Investigators were able to link child pornography found on a hard drive confiscated in Boston to photos on Facebook …

The future of broadband looks very much like cable TV. Here is why

Advertisement<p>22 Comments<p>There is a coming clash between the telecommunications firms and the internet giants, but it’s not just about the internet …

Winklevoss Twin Discusses Bitcoin on Reddit

Cameron Winklevoss, one half of the notorious twin brothers who once battled Mark Zuckerberg over the origin of Facebook, took to Reddit to host an AMA this weekend to discuss the duo’s big interest: Bitcoin.<p>The Winklevoss twins were early Bitcoin advocates but have never revealed their total …

Surface RT display smackdown: Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet shines

The screen on Nokia's Lumia 2520 tablet wins handily in comparison with Microsoft's Surface 2, a testing company concludes.<p>Nokia's Lumia 2520 tablet has one of the best screens tested to date, while Microsoft's Surface 2 counterpart falls into the also-ran category, according to a testing firm that …

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How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

Apple TV adds Crackle, Watch ABC, and KORTV channels in addition to Bloomberg

In addition to Bloomberg joining the Apple TV channel lineup today, a handful of other channels were added as well.<p>Sony’s Crackle service offers a number of television shows and movies without any subscription cost.<p>The new Watch ABC channel features a number of hit TV shows from the broadcaster …

Appidemia Shutting Down After Changes In Apple’s Policy

Ever since it launched five months ago, Appidemia has been on a rough ride thanks to Apple’s app policy. After weeks of exchanging emails with the review committee, the team decided to pull a plug on their most successful app because it cannot meet iOS 7 policy changes.<p>Appricot’s founder and CEO, …

Meet Leo, The Lightweight New Way To Send Self-Destructing Messages

There are a number of ephemeral messaging apps out there (some might say too many), all of which are trying to give their users the ability to send self-destructing text messages or photos or videos, or some combination of the three. But those apps aren’t always intuitive, and that sometimes leads …

Qualcomm Toq review: a brief glimpse at the future of smartwatches

The perfect smartwatch is deceptively simple: give it a great, always-on, glanceable display. Make it last for days on a charge. And for goodness’ sake, make it <i>look good</i> — it’s on your wrist all day, after all. You can’t hide it in your pocket like you do a phone.<p>No one’s yet figured it out and …