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Mark Zuckerberg’s views on anonymity seem to be evolving, and that’s a good thing

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock / lofilolo<p>For some time now, Facebook (s fb) co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has been the poster boy for “real …

How slime mold can design transportation networks and maybe even transform computing

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Andy Adamtzky<p>The yellow blobs of slime mold normally grow in dark forests, not on computer chips or on gelatinous …

Automatic driving monitor now available for Android

When paired with the Automatic hardware, this app helps drivers save money at the pump and drive more efficiently.<p>After a year of "coming soon" and months of beta-only access, the Automatic Smart Driving Assistant finally gains compatibility with Android phones.<p>The Automatic app for Android will …

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Google Is Trying to Trademark the Word 'Glass'—and It's in Good Company

Apple has tried to trademark "startup." Facebook has tried to trademark "book."<p>This week, the <i>Wall Street</i> <i>Journal</i> reported that Google, which long ago trademarked "Google Glass," is experiencing some difficulty in the next stage of its IP journey: trademarking the word "glass" itself.<p>I know, I …

Sony releases an unlocked Xperia Z1 with US-friendly LTE

Frustrated that you've had to sign up to T-Mobile just to pick up an Xperia Z1 variant with completely US-native LTE? That won't be a problem after this week. Sony has released an unlocked version of the Z1 that can take advantage of 4G speeds on AT&T, T-Mobile and their virtual network partners. …

This is Earth's malware threat, visualized

Ah, nothing like good old fashioned scare tactics to get you to install anti-virus software. In a thinly veiled advert for its security suite, Kaspersky Labs has created a real-time cyber threat map -- painting the globe with six shades of malware. The brightly colored map lists Russia as the …

Amazon

Latest News<p>Alexa butt-dial? Amazon sent private audio to a random contact, says Portland familyThe family says their Alexa device sent audio of a private conversation to a random contact without warning. Articleby Ry CristMay 24, 2018 11:23 AM PDT<p>Alcatel 3V phone has dual cameras, 6-inch screen, …

Smart Homes

Google patents a way to flag pirated Play Store apps

App piracy and app cloning is a real problem on Android. Searching for just about any popular app in the Play Store reveals dozens of apps that are clearly designed to confuse users into downloading them, even if they have nothing to do with the real thing.<p>Google has explicit policies against …

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Search<p>National SecurityA Former FBI Agent Has Been Charged With Leaking Classified Information to the Press<p>KoreaNorth and South Korea Prepare to Hold …