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Misconfigured Amazon S3 Buckets Expose Users, Companies to Stealthy MitM Attacks

Hackers can exploit exposed Amazon S3 buckets to carry out silent Man-in-the-Middle attacks or other hacks on a company's customers or internal …

Republicans accused of obstructing satellite research into climate change

The Republican majority in the US Congress has been accused of deliberately obstructing research on global warming after it emerged that a critically important technique for investigating sea-ice cover at the poles faces being blocked.<p>The row has erupted after a key polar satellite broke down a few …

Sea Ice

The end of the cloud is coming

We’re facing the end of the cloud. It’s a bold statement, I know, and maybe it even sounds a little mad. But bear with me.<p>The conventional wisdom about running server applications, be it web apps or mobile app backends, is that the future is in the cloud. Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are adding …

Google's AI Has Learned to Become "Highly Aggressive" in Stressful Situations

Well, that's just great.<p>We've all seen the <i>Terminator</i> movies, and the apocalyptic nightmare that the self-aware AI system, Skynet, wrought upon …

Google launches Android Things, a new OS for IoT gadgets

Google has launched Android Things, an IoT platform that lets you build connected devices while leveraging Android APIs and the company’s cloud-based services for delivering updates and enabling voice commands.<p>The company says it’s combining Brillo, its previous Android-based IoT OS, with tools …

Here's Why SpaceX Postponed the Launch of its Falcon 9—Again

SpaceX on Thursday called off its second attempt in as many days to launch a Falcon 9 rocket on a satellite-delivery mission because of a technical …

Amazon Quietly Launches A Functional App Store Within Its Main Android Application

Until recently, if you wanted to install an application from Amazon’s own Appstore onto your Android device, you would have to install the Amazon Appstore app separately. And this is a bit of a hassle, since you can’t exactly just download the app from Google Play. But last month, Amazon quietly …

The brutal numbers behind Amazon’s massive Fire Phone flop

We’ve known for a while that Amazon’s Fire Phone is this year’s version of the Microsoft Kin or the Facebook-centric HTC First — that is, it’s a …

These Android phones have been confirmed to get Lollipop – is yours on the list?

One of the frustrating things for Android users is not knowing when their phones will get the latest Android software pushed out to them… if at all.</i> …

The Lumia rebranding was inevitable, and Microsoft's choice makes complete sense

The Nokia-to-Microsoft rebranding has been a long time coming, and frankly there’s still a long road ahead. Yet now that Microsoft has finally confirmed that “Microsoft Lumia” will be the new name, it’s worth looking at what’s at stake.<p>Can a new name really help Microsoft catch up to Apple and …

Microsoft: 41 percent of current Windows 10 users installed it on a desktop PC

The stats were provided in a graph posted on the Twitter account of Gabriel Aul, the leader of Microsoft's Operating Systems Group's Data and …

Windows 10

Meet Bluesmart, the intelligent carry-on luggage of your dreams

Frequent fliers not happy with their current carry-on luggage solutions should check out Bluesmart, a new piece of connected luggage that’s supposed …

Official Windows Phone Facebook page changing name to Microsoft Lumia

What's going on here? It would appear that Microsoft is downplaying the Windows Phone brand, which is something we've seen recently. And really …

Windows Phone

Sprint wants to sentence you to ‘iPhone for Life’ with new iPhone 6 promo

Sprint has come up with a new program for smartphone buyers loyal to Apple who want to upgrade to a brand new iPhone every year, <i>9to5Mac</i> reports. The …

The Problem Isn't Over-Sharing. It's Over-Following

As social media has mutated into a ravenous, many tentacled time-eater, news from our friends about their families’ triumphs and trials has become …

How iPhones can stop the spread of Ebola

Cellphones may be the best way to find out where Americans who have or may have Ebola have been — and that could provide an early warning system to …

8 Apps to Help You Get More Done in Less Time

We've all heard of the illusory work/life balance that books, blogs and the busiest of professionals tell us is attainable — but actually achieving …

Oculus Rift Founder: Virtual Reality Will Change The Future In These 4 Ways

This story originally appeared on FOX BUSINESS<p>The virtual reality industry could disrupt a number of industries beyond gaming, according to Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey.<p>Earlier this year, Facebook acquired Oculus VR for $2 billion. But despite the astronomical price tag, Oculus is still young, …

Sony reportedly launching 12-inch tablet in 2015

According to sources to DigiTimes, Sony will be launching a 12-inch tablet in quarter 1 of next year. Several other vendors are also developing …

Stephen Hawking joins Facebook, promises to share work toward 'what makes the universe exist'

Stephen Hawking has joined Facebook, promising to share his work toward discovering "what makes the universe exist" with his followers of his new account. "Time and space may forever be a mystery, but that has not stopped my pursuit," Hawking writes. "Our connections to one another have grown …

Don’t toss that old Android: Turn it into a Chromecast receiver!

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Robert Fruehauf/Shutterstock<p>For its $35 price tag, Google’s Chromecast is already fairly inexpensive. Still, you might …

Don’t Open Random PowerPoint Presentations From Strangers Right Now (Or Ever, Really)

Heads up! In what feels like a throwback to the late 90s/early 2000’s, Microsoft has discovered one <i>helluva</i> bug in Microsoft Office. Executed properly, the bug could be exploited to take over your entire system running just about any version of Windows.<p>You can find Microsoft’s full disclosure on the …

Sundar Pichai takes control of Google's crucial products

Well, we guess congratulations are in order. According to <i>Re/code</i>, Sundar Pichai, the senior vice president at Google who used to just be in charge of the Chrome, Android, and web apps teams now basically has control of almost every other Google product division of note. Search? Google+? Ads? Even …

Chitika: OS X Yosemite adoption rate slightly higher than Mavericks in first week

New numbers released by analytics firm Chitika have revealed that public adoption of OS X Yosemite has been very similar to that of its predecessor, Mavericks. According to the stats, Mavericks achieved an install base of 12.4% in North America in its first week. Yosemite is performing slightly …

Google search finally adds information about video games

Google has expanded its search engine with the capability to recognize video games. If your query references a game, a new Knowledge Graph panel on the right-hand side of Google’s search results page will offer more information, including the series it belongs to, initial release date, supported …

A 32-bit Nexus in a 64-bit world: Why Google's new phone isn't already obsolete

A 32-bit phone released in the 64-bit age rouses some questions — let's answer them<p>New Nexus time, baby! It's the time of the year when hardcore fans …

Google VP's 135,908-foot leap breaks world record for highest free-fall parachute jump

Googler Dr. Alan Eustace tops Felix Baumgartner in the record books<p>A senior Google executive has broken the world record for highest free-fall parachute jump today. Dr. Alan Eustace, whose official title is Senior Vice President of Knowledge, successfully completed a jump from 135,908 feet. The …

Montblanc brings ultra-expensive styluses and covers to the Note 4

While the default S-Pen is already amazing on the Note 4, what if you want something a bit more stylish and premium? Thanks to a new collaboration between Samsung and Montblanc, your wish is granted — provided you have the spare dough needed to afford it.<p><b>You might like: The best iPad stylus.</b><p>As you …

Creators of ‘Room’ say Facebook copied their chatroom app, threaten legal action

<i>Facebook’s new ‘Rooms’ app Room Inc’s ‘Room’ app</i><p>Following the launch of Facebook’s new “Rooms” app for iPhone, the company behind a similar piece of software called “Room” is claiming the social media outlet copied its intellectual property. The Room application, which like Facebook’s app allows …

Top iPhone games gone free for

Our daily list of best iPhone games gone free is compiled using our proprietary algorithm to find you the very best apps that have just gone free …