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Your smart TV can be hacked over the air, but it's not likely

It only makes sense that putting a TV online theoretically exposes it to hackers, but it's now clear that those hacks don't have to go through conventional internet pipelines. A team of Columbia University researchers has published details of a vulnerability in an interactive TV standard (HbbTV) …

Obama To Host First White House Maker Faire on June 18

Attention all tinkerers and inventors: The White House wants you.<p>The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it is hosting the first-ever “White House Maker Faire” on June 18, and that day that will also be proclaimed a nationwide “Day of Making.”<p>The White House got an assist from alternative …

Employees of USAA are now banned from wearing Google Glass, other wearables

<b>Update: Statement from the USAA after the break…</b><p>Google Glass continues to receive a lot of press attention, with much of it being in a negative light due to the device’s camera. And this may be the beginning of yet another saga of Glass bannings, as 9to5Google has learned that USAA, provider of …

NSA-Mocking Easter Egg Found In Google’s New Email Encryption Plug-In

Google recently made waves by introducing the framework for a tool that will bolster email encryption through a coming plug-in for its Chrome browser. TechCrunch noted the complexity of the problem that Google is taking on, and that it seemed like a worthy task.<p>However, Google left a little easter …

If You've Been Waiting For A 4K Display With Nvidia's G-Sync, Acer Has You Covered

When Nvidia’s G-Sync technology hit the PC gaming scene last year, there was a vocal group of enthusiasts crying out for a 4K model. Nvidia’s smooth, stutter-free, tear-free solution seemed a natural fit for the Ultra HD eyecandy delivered by 3840 x 2160 resolutions. With 4K panels approaching …

Report: Samsung working on virtual reality gaming headset for its tablets, smartphones

Samsung is developing a virtual reality headset for video games that is designed to work with the company's tablets and smartphones, reports Engadget.<p>Citing "sources close to Samsung," Engadget reports that the Korean electronics maker is set to announce the purported device this year, and is …

Epic's Unreal Engine 4 'Flappy Bird' homage 'Tappy Chicken' now available for free (update: video!)

Epic Games can crow all it wants about how easy its next-gen development toolset is to use, but until we actually see results, those words are pretty hollow. That changes today with the release of <i>Tappy Chicken,</i> the first Unreal Engine 4 game released for Android, HTML5 browsers and iOS. Yeah, it's …

1,000 Days of Syria – turning war journalism into a game

The sound of a gunshot rattled against the back of Mitch Swenson’s teeth as he sprinted across a Turkish field. If the guards had fired to scare rather than wound, the warning had its intended effect.<p>Swenson, a 26-year-old in his final year of a creative non-fiction course at Columbia University, …

Metro 2033 and Last Light get remastered Redux on PS4, Xbox One and PC this summer

Developer 4A Games is re-releasing its two Metro games — 2010's <i>Metro 2033</i> and last year's <i>Metro: Last Light</i> — and bundling them into a single package: a "true director's cut" of those titles called <i>Metro Redux</i>.<p>Created in-house at the Ukrainian studio by some 80 people over the course of a year, <i>Metro</i> …

How to End Video Games' Bullying Problem: Change the Games

Might the macho, unfeeling heroes of the most popular games be encouraging players' abusive, sexist, and racist behavior towards one another?<p>The claim that video games cause young boys to be violent or abusive has been largely discredited. But it speaks the truth loudly when reversed: Video games …

Samsung Will Launch A Virtual Reality Gaming Headset Similar To Oculus Rift Later This Year

Engadget was the first to report the news. Business Insider independently confirmed the headset with a source familiar with Samsung's plans. The source said the VR headset is a small side project for Samsung to test innovative display technologies.<p>Samsung's VR headset will connect to the company's …

SumoBoy: the game that takes aim at bullying

The creators of SumoBoy are on a mission: to use the power of gaming to send a message about bullying.<p>There's no denying that bullying is a pretty big and long-standing problem. It's entirely possible it's one that will never be solved -- but that doesn't stop some brave people from standing up and …

Google Fiber teams up with Netflix in fight against Comcast's internet tolls

The battle lines are being drawn as the FCC debates its open internet rules<p>Google fired a shot across the bow of big ISPs like Comcast and Verizon yesterday, stating in a blog post from its Fiber division that it would never charge a content company like Netflix fees for a direct interconnection …

Samsung Plans A VR Headset For Its Galaxy Mobile Devices, Report Says

Samsung is prepping an Oculus Rift competitor of its own, according to a new report by Engadget. The Korean electronics giant is no stranger to stepping into emerging market categories, and virtual reality appears to be next on the docket, as Samsung is said to be currently building a VR headset …

Researchers Plug Google’s Project Tango Into A Drone To Let It Fly Itself Around A Room

Remember Project Tango? Google’s crazy project to add 3D environment mapping abilities to a smartphone?<p>Yeah, someone just went ahead and took the next logical step: they plugged it into a drone.<p>Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania managed to get their hands on a prototype Tango device, and …

Google is working with Ruckus Wireless to build a Wi-Fi network in the cloud

Advertisement<p>26 Comments<p>Credit: Gigaom Illustration<p>Google(s goog) is working with Wi-Fi equipment maker Ruckus Wireless(s rkus) to build a …

Pixelmator Releases Version 3.2 – Adds 16-Bit Color Support, New Repair Tool

- May 22, 2014<p>The Pixelmator Team has unveiled the latest update to their popular Photoshop alternative for the Mac. Pixelmator version 3.2 brings …

Lenovo Defies The Odds, Outperforms Overall PC Market And Overtakes Apple

Many experts—and I use that term loosely—have been predicting the death of the PC for quite some time now. While it is true that the overall PC market has been struggling as of late, it is not a market that is going to disappear anytime soon. In fact, with the right strategy and product stack, it …

HDEV allows us detailed views of our planet from space

As of April 30, NASA has been running its High Definition Earth Viewing Experiment (HDEV) which, as well as testing certain aspects such as a …

New Google Glass patent shows the hardware baked into a more traditional set of frames

There's no question that, in its current form, many see Glass as a bit of an eyesore. More of a working prototype, Google has officially gone on the …

Second world war in Google Street View

Nazis march through Paris, London weathers the blitz and Hiroshima faces devastation as our Street View specialist Halley Docherty takes us back to the cities of the second world war

Dubai police force stepping into the future with Google Glass

It appears that not only consumers are getting excited for the possibilities with Google Glass (and wearables in general), but also the Dubai police …

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Dubai police use Google Glass to crack down on traffic violators

Applications allow officers to record violators and identify wanted vehicles<p>Police in Dubai have begun using Google Glass as part of an effort to crack down on traffic violations. An official with the emirate's police force confirmed to <i>Gulf News</i> this week that traffic officers are testing the …