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How US gun culture compares with the world in five charts

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States. Home to liberty, the pursuit of happiness and the most mass shootings in the world.<p>America's unique relationship to gun ownership -- enshrined as a right in its constitution -- is also in the middle of an emotional and divisive debate about the meaning of the Second …

Guns

New $199 Toshiba Windows tablet shows why Surface Mini isn’t needed

Advertisement<p>56 Comments<p>Toshiba is showing Microsoft(s msft) how to aggressively price a tablet. The company launched an 8-inch slate on Tuesday that …

Analyze & Troubleshoot Your Wi-Fi Network w/ NetSpot Pro | Cult of Mac Deals

• Reach maximum Wi-Fi efficiency<br>• Easily assure that hotspots are placed correctly & radio channels are assigned properly<br>• Visualize your wireless network w/ maps so you can see where to best increase connection strength<br>• Point your location on the map to starts collecting Wi-Fi data around you<br>• See dead …

Google's Nexus phones will reportedly be replaced by premium Android Silver handsets

The Android Silver project, which was rumored earlier this month, has today been corroborated by four fresh sources, all of whom point to a major shift in Google's mobile strategy. <i>The Information</i> reports that the current scheme of offering Nexus-branded handsets with Google's unadulterated vision …

Verizon slashes More Everything prices to keep pace with AT&T

Not to be caught cold by recent price cuts from AT&T, and to keep up with T-Mobile's relentless UnCarrier marketing blitz, Verizon has slightly tweaked its More Everything plan to reward its more data-thirsty customers. As of now, subscribers to the company's Edge early-upgrade program who sign up …

First look at how an Android Wear smartwatch works (video)

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>It didn’t even take a full 24 hours after Google announced the Android Wear smartwatch platform for people to …

iOS 7.1 Still Slated for March, Could Include Mobile Device Management Improvements

Previous rumors have indicated the first major update to iOS 7, iOS 7.1, will be released to the public in March after a testing period that initially began in November. <i>AppleInsider</i> today echoed those rumors with a report suggesting the release could come towards the middle of the month.<p>Citing an …

Startup invents heartbeat-sensing wristband to store passwords, bitcoin

It was in the last few decades that researchers realized that the human heartbeat, no matter how fast or slow it's going, generates signals that are every bit as unique to an individual as a fingerprint or retina.<p>Now, a Toronto startup named Bionym is turning that insight into a novel kind of …

Wearable Tech

Hackers accessed Target's network using credentials stolen from a contractor

Customers might have to be worried about another range of companies thanks to the Target credit card security breach. The retailer reported that the initial intrusion into its network was traced back to credentials stolen from Fazio Mechanical Services, a refrigeration, heating, and air …

Visitors to Sochi Olympics should expect to be hacked (video)

There's little question at this point that the logistics in Sochi, from hotel rooms to public infrastructure, are a <i>mess</i>, but one of the greatest threats to visitors is one they can't even see. According to NBC, it's a near-guarantee that connected devices are being watched by hackers within Russia, …

Chainfire’s new Pri-Fy app protects you from Wi-Fi based tracking

The NSA revelations have made it painfully clear that privacy is endangered in our digital era. But it’s not only the NSA and other state entities that snoop on you – from retailers interested in your shopping habits to hackers looking to sell your data to the highest bidder, your private …

Wi-Fi

The internet of things needs a new security model. Which one will win?

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>The Target data breach occurring over compromised point-of-sale terminals. The recent news that a botnet …

The death of Windows XP will impact 95 percent of the world’s ATMs

Microsoft’s 12-year-old Windows XP operating system powers 95 percent of the world’s automated teller machines, according to NCR, the largest ATM supplier in the US. While the idea of Windows powering ATMs may surprise consumers, XP runs in the background powering the software that bank customers …

More than 750,000 spam emails sent from fridges and TVs

More than 750,000 spam emails were sent from smart household appliances such as fridges and TVs over a two week period, according to a security firm<p>US-based Security firm Proofpoint claims to have uncovered the first proven Internet of Things cyberattack involving household "smart" appliances.<p>More …

PC Monitor Lets You Monitor Your IT Systems From Your Phone, Adds Raspberry Pi, Zendesk And PagerDuty Support

PC Monitor is an Irish startup that was born of a simple idea: Why is it so hard to remotely shut down your computer? That’s what its founder and CEO Marius Mihalec asked himself in 2011. Because he wanted to build a modern and extensible service, he decided that just having remote desktop access …

376 of the best one-liners on the internet

<b>One one-liner a day keeps the doctor away…so, here is a shortlist of the best one-liners you can find on the internet today. Have fun!</b><p>1. I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.<p>2. Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to …

Archos' Smartwatches don't want to be smartphones-lite

Archos is coming at the burgeoning smartwatch space in a different way. Rather than hedge its bets on a single device offering, it's planning to release a trio of smartwatches for every end of the consumer spectrum. The water-resistant smartwatches in question don't have specific branding attached …

Intel dives into wearables with new smartwatch and headset devices

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chipmaker is trying to prove it's no longer just a PC company, introducing new devices and partnerships.<p>Intel wants to prove that it's not just a PC company anymore.<p>As the world has shifted to devices for people on the go, the company is trying to make sure it keeps …

Internet of Things

FireEye market value surges by a third after Mandiant deal | Reuters

(Reuters) - Shares of cybersecurity provider FireEye Inc rose as much as 35 percent on Friday after the company bought computer forensics specialist Mandiant Corp for $1 billion in a deal that underscores increasing consolidation in the red-hot sector.<p>FireEye Inc. Chairman of the Board, David …

Zimperium Raises $8M For Mobile Security That Turns The Tables On Attackers

Let’s say you’re at the airport, checking your email on your iPhone over the wifi. Well, you’ve already made your first mistake. You’ve trusted the airport network to be secure enough to protect you from hacker attacks.<p>Zimperium announced today it has raised $8 million from Sierra Ventures to build …

Distinc.tt, Gay Social App For Ages 12 And Up, Approved By Apple

Throughout the course of 2013, we've seen the world of gay social networking evolve beyond the popularity of hook-up focused smartphone apps such as Grindr and Scruff.<p>Now, Apple has approved a new app that claims it is the "only gay social networking app for ages 12 and up," according to …

Pebble Smartwatch in Red or Black: $90 shipped ($60 off) with .edu email ($120w/o)

<b>Update:</b> Amazon is also offering it for $119.99, but if you are eligible for the Best Buy student discount that remains the best deal.<p>Best Buy dropped the price on the Pebble Smartwatch in Black or Red by $30 to $119.99 with free shipping (price shows up in cart). Add a $30 discount for those with …

Mobile

Microsoft to slash Dell Windows 8.1 tablet to $99 -- for a day

Good only on Monday, the price on the Dell Venue 8 Pro is a hefty discount from the usual $299. But there are some catches.<p>Shopping for a Windows 8.1 tablet? You can pick up the Dell Venue 8 Pro for just $99 via Microsoft on Monday, though you'll have to be an early bird to snag one.<p>Starting …

Shopping

Microsoft Looks to Woo Shoppers With $199 Tablet, 12 Days of Deals

Aiming to attract more shoppers to its stores — and to Windows — Microsoft is planning 12 days of deals, kicking off Monday with a $199 tablet for …

Elgato Smart Key: Find Lost Keys and Parked Car

In an age where humans can go to the moon, procure prosthetic limbs and do all kinds of crazy smart stuff, you’d think we could devise a simple solution for ensuring we never lose our wallet, keys or smartphone. Right?<p>There is, of course, no shortage of gadgets designed to do just that. Take the …

How Google manages over 40,000 Macs…without much help from Apple

During a talk at the LISA ’13 conference in Washington D.C earlier this month, a couple members from Google’s Macintosh Operations team explained how the company has been forced to develop its own set of tools to manage its fleet of roughly 43,000 Macs. The reason, according to Google engineers …

Flipboard arrives on Windows 8.1 with Live Tile support

Flipboard is launching on Windows 8.1 today. We got an early look at the app during Nokia World in Abu Dhabi last month, but the final version will be available in the Windows Store shortly. If you’ve ever used Flipboard on iOS or Android then the experience on Windows 8.1 will be very familiar. …