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E.U. Proposes Digital Publishers Can Punish Visitors Using Ad Blockers

In a significant victory for online publishers struggling to find and maintain revenues, the European Union is proposing that publishers can deny content to visitors who refuse to switch off their ad blockers.<p>Last week, the E.U. waded into the ongoing dispute between publishers and electronic …

MacTrast Deals: Learn Mobile Game Development By Building 15 Games

- Oct 1, 2015<p>Like almost any gamer, you have some great ideas for a game, but have no idea as to how to put it all together. Today’s deal will help …

Game Development

Great Scott! Doc Brown has a new 'Back to the Future' short

We're just a few weeks away from the future many of us have known since childhood.<p>October 21, 2015 is the date that a young Marty McFly and Doc Brown visited in the 1989 classic "Back to the Future: Part II," and the studio behind the film is celebrating with a 30th anniversary box set that will …

Want to be a GCHQ spy? Play this game

The blueprints for a teleporting ray gun have been stolen. Clues that could lead to the perpetrator have been left all over the reception area. Each …

Former Google employee was able to buy the google.com domain … for one minute

There have been other cases of huge companies forgetting to renew their domains, and inadvertantly making them available to others to purchase, but one domain you might have thought would be well-protected from such mistakes is google.com. Not so, it appears: a former Google employee noticed that …

Apple Bans iFixit from Developer Rolls Following Apple TV Teardown

- Oct 1, 2015<p>As a member of the Apple Developer program, teardown site iFixit was one of the lucky few who got their hands on an Apple TV Developer …

Apple

Hands-on with LG's dual-screen, dual-selfie camera V10

If you were wondering how LG might keep up with Samsung's experimentation with extra screen real estate on its Edge phones -- and really, isn't that the first thing we all think about after we wake up, pour a cup of coffee and question the insignificance of our existence -- the V10 is your answer. …

Blackphone: privacy-obsessed smartphone aims to broaden its appeal

Privacy company Silent Circle releases the second version of its phone, created by an encryption expert and a member of Navy Seal Team Six<p>Can you hear me now? Not if you’re eavesdropping on a Blackphone. Privacy company Silent Circle has released a second version of its signature handheld, a …

Privacy

iPhone 6s Plus battery rated 2750 mAH, 5% smaller capacity than iPhone 6 Plus

Like iPhone 6s, the iPhone 6s Plus will also have a smaller battery than its predecessor. Chinese website Apple.Club.TW has obtained photos of the iPhone 6s Plus battery that clearly show a capacity of 2750 mAH (milliampere hour). This is compared to 2915 mAH battery in the iPhone 6 Plus, about a …

Batteries

12 ways to get more battery life from your iOS device running iOS 9

Apple's new iOS 9 will make your old iOS device feel like new again with all of the features and screw tightening it brings.<p>But like every new …

Batteries

Snowden says aliens could be trying to get in touch right now

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>We have many assumptions about extraterrestrials.<p>We assume that, in some way, they'll understand how to communicate with us.<p>We assume they may well be more advanced than us. We assume they have spaceships …

This is what happens when Facebook hacks Nintendo

When I entered the doors of the building, an approximately 7-foot Piranha Plant greeted me. Inside, I saw large question block cushions scattered throughout and 25 Wii U stations. Off in the corner was a Mario mascot, posing for photos in front of a big green pipe. If you thought I was in <i>Nintendo</i> …

Hacking

Secure your iOS device with a six-digit passcode on iOS 9

In iOS 9, Apple has added a minor tweak that's aimed at improving the security on your iOS device. Instead of defaulting to let users select a four-digit passcode to unlock a device, Apple will now ask users for a six-digit code.<p>The extra two numbers are meant to make it even harder for a would be …

Spotify vs. Apple Music: Is there a difference in sound quality?

If you're still waiting to pull the trigger on either an Apple Music or Spotify streaming subscription, will any difference in sound quality help you make a decision?<p>Apple Music officially launched this week on iOS devices for$9.99 (£9.99/AU$11.99) a month, and it comes into a marketplace that is …

Five ways to improve your Apple Music listening experience

Apple Music has finally arrived on iPhones, iPads, Windows computers and Macs. And it debuts with a 3-month free trial, so you can try it without spending a penny. (Not seeing it on your device? Here's how to get it.)<p>But it's important to note that you don't need to be limited to your Apple Music …

Top 'Counter-Strike' player admits eSports has a doping problem

Performance-enhancing drugs are nothing new to sports. When your physical abilities are the difference between victory and defeat, many athletes turn to banned substances to gain a crucial advantage. Now, it seems, the same practice is bleeding into eSports too. A top <i>Counter-Strike: Global …

eSports

Lego to stop producing petroleum-based plastic bricks

Less than a year after Lego announced the dissolution of its 50-year-old promotional contract with oil and gas company Shell under pressure from environmental group Greenpeace, the massively popular toy company has announced further plans to move away from the petroleum industry.<p>By the end of 2016, …

iPhone 6 Plus blew up while charging, woman claims

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>It's never amusing to be woken up by a loud noise.<p>Especially if that noise is coming from your iPhone 6 Plus. Or what's left of it.<p>A woman in Hong Kong claims this exact thing happened to her on Monday. As …

Samsung makes big trucks transparent in the name of road safety

Art Lebedev's Transparentius is brought to life in new Samsung prototype<p>Back in 2009, Russian design house Art Lebedev introduced the dramatically titled Transparentius concept for improving road safety. It was remarkably simple: put a camera on the front of large, slow-moving trucks and connect it …

Man mocks Caitlyn Jenner on Facebook, gets beautiful lesson

Caitlyn Jenner's arrival into the scorching limelight has incited much admiration.<p>It has also, of course, attracted the typical trolls trawling for attention.<p>You'll find them on Twitter and you'll find them on Facebook. I dare say you'll find them on every site that featured Jenner's Vanity Fair …

The Week in Review: Caitlyn Jenner Announcement Kicks Off LGBT Pride Month

Monday, June 1, marked the beginning of LGBT Pride Month. On the same day, Olympian and reality show star Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, graced the cover of Vanity Fair to announce her new name.<p>Jenner publicly came out as transgender in an April episode of 20/20 with Diane Sawyer and will …

‘How did they do that?’ New book reveals BlackBerry’s response to original iPhone

Living in a world where the iPhone dominates, and rivals don’t so much compete by doing things differently as by offering cut-rate versions of the same core technology, it can be easy to forget how much of a disruption Apple’s handset actually caused when Steve Jobs unveiled it in 2007.<p>A new book …

Customers

How to tell if your wireless carrier is throttling data

That unlimited data plan that you're fighting tooth and nail to keep -- is it really unlimited if your wireless carrier cuts back the speed once you exceed a certain data allotment?<p>Not really, no, but such an experience is far from uncommon. Last year, Verizon announced ( and then quickly …

Take-Two prepares for life after Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V, with nearly 52 million units sold, is one of the most successful games ever made, helping game maker Take-Two Interactive wrap up another strong fiscal year.<p>The company reported fourth-quarter earnings Monday that handily beat Wall Street estimates fueled in part by sales of the …

FBI: Security researcher claimed to hack, control plane in flight

Remember the security researcher who was pulled from a United flight and had his equipment taken (before its frequent flier miles-paying bug hunt) for tweeting about hacking into the plane via its entertainment system? In an application for a search warrant, FBI agents said he previously told them …

Hacking

New Lego Jurassic World trailer shows off playable dinos

Playing as the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park might sound like a recipe for an all-too-easy video game, but that hasn't swayed the makers of Lego Jurassic World from teasing some of the playable beasts in its upcoming dino-thon.<p>The trailer above, released to drum up excitement ahead of the game's June …

Where is Star Marine, Star Citizen’s FPS? And how do you fight without gravity?

<i>Star Citizen</i>'s next big release will be its first-person shooter component, Star Marine, and its creators detailed the module's progress in a recent post on the Roberts Space Industries site.<p>The lengthy post includes status updates from several developers, whose sections provide the process they've …

Robots are coming for your job: Amazon, McDonald’s and the next wave of dangerous capitalist “disruption”

<b>(Paramount Pictures)</b><p>Says one builder: “Our device isn’t meant to make employees more efficient. It’s meant to completely obviate them”<p>Martin Ford<p>May 10, 2015 5:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future”<p>In the United States and other advanced …

Nintendo will release five smartphone games by 2017

Nintendo's first smartphone game is due out by the end of this year, and more are soon to follow. In a meeting with investors following the release of the company's 2014 earnings, CEO and president Satoru Iwata (above) said that approximately five mobile titles will be released by March 2017.<p>"You …