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Hacking into your home: TVs, refrigerators could be portal to most sensitive info

Forget doors and windows, the easiest way for a crook to break into your home may be through the stainless steel refrigerator in your kitchen, or the big screen TV in the living room.<p>Modern appliances are increasingly connected to the Internet, and each presents a potential path for savvy hackers …

Clockmaker John Harrison vindicated 250 years after ‘absurd’ claims

One of Guinness World Records’ more unusual awards was presented at the National Maritime Museum yesterday. After a 100-day trial, the timepiece known as Clock B – which had been sealed in a clear plastic box to prevent tampering – was officially declared, by Guinness, to be the world’s “most …

Is Nike and Apple’s relationship on the rocks?

Apple’s new Activity and Fitness apps for Apple Watch might signal the end of the company’s long partnership with Nike.<p>So what does this mean for the millions of us who were introduced to Nike+ by Apple in 2006 and have been logging our runs this way ever since? Are we about to get caught in a</i> …

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WhatsApp touts 800M monthly active users

WhatsApp is one of the world's most popular messaging platforms, and it's showing no signs of slowing. In a Facebook post Friday, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum announced that the Facebook-owned service now has 800 million active users every month. That's a lot of chatter.<p>WhatsApp Messenger lets you send …

Apple refuses to answer questions over 'homophobic' Russian Siri

Russian voice-assistant for iPhones and iPad accused of answering questions with homophobic responses, while company dismisses issue as ‘a bug’<p>Apple is refusing to explain how and why the Russian language version of its voice-controlled virtual assistant, Siri, provided homophobic answers to …

With Hykoo, You Can Combine Video And Text To Create 12-Second Short Films

Despite all the mobile video apps out there, Gary Krieg said there’s still something missing — a need he’s trying to fill with his new app Hykoo.<p>See, Vine has created its own set of stars, and Meerkat and Periscope offer new platforms for livestreaming, but Krieg pitched Hykoo as an attempt to …

Twitter Just Trademarked “Tweetstorm”; This Is Why They Matter

When you’re taking up real estate in someone’s feed, it’s worth thinking about which voices you’re pushing out of the cascade.<p>Yesterday, it was reported that Twitter filed a trademark application for the term “Tweetstorm,” and I have some thoughts about this.<p>Lol.<p>Glad that’s out of our systems.<p>As …