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OneOne: Secure Messaging Designed to be Untraceable

In the light of Edward Snowden’s revelations last year, interest in truly secure ways of communicating online has been on the rise. OneOne is a new app for Android and iOS that offers “private and untraceable” text messaging.<p>Photographer and entrepreneur Kevin Abosch is the man behind OneOne. It …

Pro-net neutrality Norway advises carriers to avoid zero-rating

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Is zero-rating a net neutrality violation? Chilean regulators think the practice – where phone carriers offer certain web …

After Heartbleed, tech giants team up to fund open-source projects

Google, Microsoft, Facebook and several other tech giants have teamed to create an initiative that will be used to fund important open-source projects that are in need of financial assistance such as OpenSSL, which was recently plagued by the discovery of the Heartbleed bug.<p>A dozen companies are …

Heartbleed Bug

Tech companies are way too secretive for their own good

Tech companies have billions riding on the success of their products, so they have good reason to be secretive. But when it becomes a reflexive part of company culture, it can backfire.<p>Amazon makes a habit of disclosing only the numbers it’s obligated to, and it keeps a tight leash on employees. …

Employment

Fall Out Boy May Have A Cure For The Flappy Bird Blues

At this point, I'm sure most of us are aware that Flappy Bird is no longer available on the App Store. The developer removed it on Feb. 9, 2014, and …

How A Startup Accidentally “Hacked” Shark Tank With A QR Code

If you’re not familiar with Shark Tank, it’s a show on ABC that has a set of entrepreneurs presenting their products or companies before a panel of investors. They’re there to secure funds for expansion or whatever purpose from a group that includes billionaire Mark Cuban, fashion giant Daymond …

Libratone Loop Review: The AirPlay Speaker That Looks As Good As It Sounds

For AirPlay speakers, there’s a lot of choice out there. Often that can result in the feeling that there are essentially a lot of people sticking to an easy formula and churning out virtually interchangeable devices, but Libratone is a speaker-maker that makes AirPlay sound ware that stands out, …

Sprint Easy Pay revives early phone upgrade option

After killing off the One Up plan last week, Sprint quickly reintroduces a new upgrade program to take its place.<p>You will be able to upgrade your phone early at Sprint after all.<p>Sprint on Thursday unveiled Easy Pay, a program that allows customers to purchase a new phone at any time and paying for …

Mobile

What you need to know about the court decision that just struck down net neutrality

Advertisement<p>37 Comments<p>The principle behind the phrase “net neutrality” is that internet service providers of all kinds should treat data flowing …

Circuit Court Of Appeals Strikes Down FCC’s Open Internet Order, Net Neutrality Threatened

In a decision that could have far-reaching consequences, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today struck down the FCC’s Open Internet Order. That Order, put into force in 2010 by then-chairman Julius Genachowski, was designed to make it so that broadband service providers couldn’t meddle with …

Sensoria Is A New Smart Sock That Coaches Runners In Real Time

Hardware maker, Heapsylon, debuted two new fitness products at CES 2014: a smart fitness sock that coaches users on their running techniques in real time and a heart rate monitor built into a T-shirt and bra. I got a hands-on demo with Sensoria Sock’s smartphone application that alerts users to …

Tablo starts taking preorders for its DVR for cord cutters, shows off HTML5 app at CES

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Tablo has started to take preorders for its DVR, which promises to record up to four shows of free over-the-air broadcast TV …

Hot Stuff from CES in Pictures

4 Changes Google Is Making And How They Affect Content Creation

SEO experts and webmasters spend a lot of time worrying about Google algorithm changes. In 2013, the search engine giant tweaked the algorithm 15 times, and in 2012, it was updated 37 times.<p>Worrying about algorithm updates may make sense for SEO experts and webmasters, but content creators don’t …

The Magic Number For Making Virtual Reality Feel Like Reality

Motion controls. VR goggles. Whatever. Let’s get down to brass tacks: How fast do these need to be to feel real? Twenty milliseconds or less.<p>Kinect can be fun, but the experience rarely feels real. You’re always cognizant of your body, not just as your body, but as a controller–a once-removed human …

2013, year of the fake: Our love affair with viral Internet hoaxes

All of a sudden, it seems, it has become the year of the hoax. From a server faking a homophobic message, to a self-righteous airplane passenger passing notes to a non-existent "Diane," to a supposed Google employee berating protestors, stories that appear to be true but aren't are suddenly …

The Web Cookie Is Dying. Here's The Creepier Technology That Comes Next

It may raise hackles to think that U.S. intelligence officials might be monitoring your telephone and Internet communications, but for most of us it’s only the marketers who are really interested in our everyday online activities. And with many billions of dollars at stake, companies are …

Dish, Sprint to test a home broadband service using LTE

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Dave Lindblom (CC BY)<p>After spending years acquiring 2 GHz spectrum and getting regulatory approval to use it …

Alcohoot Launches Its Breathalyzer Smartphone Accessory

Alcohoot officially launched today its smartphone breathalyzer, an accessory that plugs into the audio jack on your iOS or Android device to help you track your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC).<p>The Alcohoot costs $120 and is roughly the size of a Zippo lighter. Alcohoot says it has tested compatibility …

Security Firm AVG Launches First Service To Block Mobile Location Tracking

It’s well known that advertisers track our browsing histories on the web to better target us with ads, but they’re increasingly moving towards tracking our locations too, because the history of your physical movements can be just as valuable to an advertiser as your virtual ones. Now security firm …

The Biggest Social Network No One Is Talking About: Gamers

The NSA is spying on gamers for the same reason it wants to spy on your Facebook account. It's a clear map of your relationships.<p>The easy reaction to today's revelation in the Guardian that the National Security Agency spied on major games and gaming networks is amusement. Yes, it's innately …

Online

Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

The transparent and flexible electronics of the future could be printed with an ordinary printer

New liquid alloy promises a world of exciting possibilities<p>If the dreamers of the tech world have their way, the day will come when we'll use 3D printers to produce everything we need, from nourishing meals to spacecraft parts. Electronics have proven tougher to manufacture at home, however, due to …

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch can now display full notifications for all your apps

Out of the box, one of the Samsung Galaxy Gear's major failings was its lackluster notifications system. As we noted in our review, the smartwatch often failed to display useful notifications on its display, requiring users to unlock their phone to read emails or other messages. That basically …

Android tablet revenue surpasses iPad for the first time (but not the last)

Forget LED bulbs—the future of interior lighting is lasers

Steven DenBaars, a research scientist at UC Santa Barbara, has been working on LED lights for 20 years. He has been instrumental in pushing them to the point that they are the true heir to Edison’s electric bulb. But in his own head, and in his lab, DenBaars is already onto the next big thing: …

Engineering

Capture 360-degree panoramas with the throwable Panono ball

Two years ago, Jonas Pfeil posted a video to YouTube about a funny-looking ball he’d created that was filled with cameras and could capture panoramas of the entire world around it. Three and a half million people have watched that video in the time since, and with all the attention, Pfeil has been …