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Researchers create a worm that infects Macs silently and permanently

Macs have typically been heralded as the more secure of the two main operating systems. But according to researchers, at the firmware level, that's not necessarily true. Ahead of their 'Thunderstrike 2: Sith Strike' Black Hat presentation, Xeno Kovah, Trammell Hudson and Corey Kallenberg …

Black Hat

Researchers have broken the capacity limits of fiber optic networks

You can allay those fears that the fiber optic network that delivers your internet is going to overload. At UC San Diego's Qualcomm Institute, engineers not only broke the supposed limits of fiber optic data transmission — they utterly smashed it, increasing the power of optical signals almost …

Engineering

Seven times Kanye West dressed like a 'Final Fantasy' character

Apparently the Kanye West role-playing game, <i>Kanye Quest 3030</i>, contains an eerie hidden area involving a butterfly and a New Age cult called Ascensionism. We know, it's hard to believe that Kanye has a video game. Anyway, this secret game-within-a-game is weird, but it's certainly not surprising …

Kanye West

FCC vote clears the way for lower-cost mobile data

Don't look now, but you may soon have more options for mobile internet access beyond the usual wireless carriers. The FCC has voted in favor of rules that not only make a wide 100MHz slice of 3.5GHz spectrum available for mobile data, but makes that data more accessible. Rather than simply parcel …

Japan's prime minister goes to US to showcase close ties

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in the U.S. on Sunday for a weeklong visit to showcase the success of the alliance built from …

Chinese internet giants purge 60,000 accounts for inappropriate usernames

China will enforce an even tighter control over online names starting on March 1st, and it's already begun nuking any account that doesn't conform to its standards. A handful of powerful internet companies in the country have deleted over 60,000 accounts they believe are in violation of China's new …

Internet

Chrome adds more warnings to prevent you downloading malware

Google's already making sure you don't download malware, and now it's expanding its Safe Browsing initiative. In addition to preventative warnings prior to downloading, the Chrome browser will now throw a red flag (pictured after the break) before visiting a site that may encourage you to install …

Chrome Browser

Killer swine flu strikes India

<b>Mumbai, India -</b> When one of her relatives became sick with the swine flu virus recently, Preeti Muley raced with her family to get the H1N1 vaccination.<p>But the 26-year-old was too late - two days later she came down with a 38.3 degree Celsius fever and body aches, and within two days her doctor …

Russia India: Putin on visit to broker energy deals

<b>Russia will help India build at least 10 more nuclear reactors, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said following a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin.</b><p>The two countries signed a series of major energy agreements on Thursday.<p>Russia will also remain India's top defence supplier, said Mr …

Russia

PocketQube kits make it easier for amateurs to build their own satellites

The PocketQube team wants to give even more people access to its relatively affordable 5cm x 5cm x 5cm microsatellites, so it now has ready-to-use kits up for sale on its online store. These kits contain (almost) everything one needs to assemble cube satellites, making it easier for first-timers or …

Lamborghini's 88 Tauri: A $6,000 phone for people with money to burn

Technology can solve the greatest problems facing humanity. But it can also reveal man's weakness for gaudy and useless icons of luxury. Enter the 88 Tauri, the latest smartphone for rich folks from Tonino Lamborghini (founded by the son of the famous Ferrucio Lamborghini, but with no relation to …

Uber says it won't track journalists after (allegedly) doing just that

Uber, which keeps lurching from one PR disaster to another, just found itself in hot water again. At a private dinner attended by a <i>Buzzfeed</i> reporter, exec Emil Michael mused that Uber should spend "a million dollars" to dig up dirt on the "personal lives..., families" of reporters. In particular, …

FCC starts the process for making '5G' gigabit mobile data a reality

We're barely seeing 4G take hold here in the States and the FCC has begun the process to push into 5G for mobile data. The government's communications council voted unanimously to start looking into accessing the higher-than-24GHz frequency spectrum that was previously thought to be, as <i>Reuters</i> …

These stunning driverless trains are the future of London's Tube network

Want to see what the Tube could look like in the next ten years? Thanks to Transport for London and design studio PriestmanGoode, we now can, after they unveiled designs for a new fleet of driverless Tube trains due to be rolled out in 2022. The "New Tube for London" features a futuristic design …

WSJ: Google’s Nexus 9 is launching soon

HTC is widely expected to launch a high-end Nexus 9 tablet in partnership with Google in the coming weeks, and a new report from The Wall Street …

More Android One Devices Launching In December

Last week Google announced the launch of the first Android One devices in India, the first handsets will come with similar specifications, and …

BlackBerry's one-of-a-kind Passport phone will cost $599

Over the past few months, BlackBerry has been putting a lot of effort into building some buzz around its newest, oddly-shaped smartphone, the Passport. Today, in an interview with <i>The Wall Street Journal,</i> company CEO John Chen revealed one of the most important aspects of the device: the cost. Chen …

LG's Wine Smart is an Android flip phone for the messaging elderly

Friends ("The One Where the Monkey Gets Away") is on TV, Alanis Morissette is angrily screaming "You oughta know" on the radio, your bff messages you on WhatsApp. What's the misfit in this picture? Nothing if you're rocking LG's Wine Smart -- a rare smartphone flip phone. Nostalgia from the 90s …

HTC is reportedly working closely with Google to prepare a 64-bit Nexus 9

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>The first Google device to run a 64-bit version of Android will be a tablet made by HTC. We’ve heard murmurs of the Nexus 9 …

Which new smartphone has you most fired up?

We're only a third of the way through September, but this month has already delivered more updates and upgrades in the smartphone realm than the entire summer preceding it. There's a new Moto X, two new iPhones, a new Sony flagship, and a smartphone with a screen that rolls off the edge. If you're …

Back to School 2014: The 13 best accessories

Once you've figured out your laptop and smartphone situation, chances are you'll want to invest in a nice backpack or a few extras to make the dorm room feel like home. Our back-to-school accessories picks are a perfect mix of necessities and extravagant nice-to-haves. Check them out below, and …

Brock Lesnar Is the Fan Favorite to End John Cena's Run at the Top of WWE

Brock Lesnar is The Beast Incarnate and the current WWE world heavyweight champion. The new champ defeated John Cena at SummerSlam on August 17, and while he is not a full-time Superstar, his impact is felt even when he's not around.<p>And that impact is leading many fans to believe Lesnar will …

Brock Lesnar

Serena Williams beats Caroline Wozniacki in error-strewn semi-final

Serena Williams will not play many worse matches and win, while Caroline Wozniacki, her charitable friend, could hardly argue she did not deserve to lose this wretched semi-final of the West and Southern Open. If either of them play this poorly at the US Open next week, they will not make the first …

Big, Bad Supermoon Rising: A Photo Gallery

Physicists create tractor beam made of water

A surprising new technique created by a team of physicists led by Professor Michael Shats at the Australian National University reveals that simple wave generators can be used to move floating objects in a number of directions -- even against the waves.<p>"We have figured out a way of creating waves …

Quantum Mechanics

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Review<p>A deep dive on <i>Avengers</i> for those who've seen the movie.<p>By The Editors of GQ4 days agoView More<p>Restaurants<p>Yes, Bill Murray is one of them.<p>By …

Amazon jabs Hachette in e-books dispute: 'We will never give up'

Amazon on Saturday stepped up its rhetoric against book publisher Hachette, calling on authors and readers to pressure the publisher's CEO to accept Amazon's terms in a nearly four-month dispute over e-book pricing.<p>In a letter to readers posted online, Amazon again made its case for why e-book …

eBooks