Andrew Niziolek

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WhatsApp Web site hijacked, shows pro-Palestinian message

The Web site of WhatsApp, a widely used messaging app, was hijacked Tuesday.<p>The site showed a pro-Palestinian message at 2:40 a.m. PT Tuesday and was given the title "You Got Pwned." A group called KDMS Team claimed credit for the attack.<p>"Our Web site was hijacked for a small period of time, during …

Moto X software update with camera improvements rolling out on AT&T

First T-Mobile(s tmus) then Sprint(s s) and now AT&T(s t) is rolling out a software update to the Moto X(s goog) handset that’s meant to improve the …

Adobe source code breach; it’s bad, real bad

The theft of source code for Adobe(s adbe) Acrobat, Cold Fusion and other products poses a wide-spread threat given the installed base of these …

Jamaica: IT security 'using staplers'

<b>Call centres in Jamaica are stapling workers' pockets shut to prevent them stealing clients' data, it seems.</b><p>Reports suggest managers are so concerned about client privacy that some workers aren't given jobs without taking lie-detector tests. Company boss Davon Crump is quoted in the Jamaica Gleaner …

Cybersecurity

(Amazing) PHOTOS: Google Glass as Seen Thru X-Ray

Here’s Google Glass like you’ve never seen it before: under an x-ray machine!<p>Andrew Vanden Heuvel of STEMbite recently shared 10 photos on Google+ …

Guy Hacks Google Glass to Steer Drone

Outfitted with Google Glass, Blaine Bublitz controls a drone softly floating in the air before him with just a slight tilt of the head.<p>Bublitz, from …

Dell Builds Better Tablets But Can't Impress Its Own CEO

This must be a surreal time at Dell HQ. Despite being on the brink of a privately-funded takeover by its founder and CEO — a man who is convinced of the need for a radical change of direction — the company is pressing ahead with scheduled product launches at a brisk pace.<p>No fewer than four new Dell …

See 1.2 Billion Facebook Users' Photo on One Page

The fact that Facebook has more than 1 billion users is pretty insane, but things just got a whole lot crazier thanks to The Faces of Facebook, a project that visualizes over 1.2 billion Facebook users on one page.<p>The initial image that greets you is a fuzzy matrix of TV static-like dots. You click …

Here’s the app teens use more than Facebook — and of course, it’s not Twitter

Young folks are starting to shy away from Facebook in favor of a few new sites and services — and it’s not Snapchat or Twitter.<p>According to a study conducted by research firm NextAdvisor, Tumblr and Instagram are both trending with teens; Facebook is on the downswing; Twitter’s a hit with just one …

HowAboutWe raises $4.2M to help you fall and stay in love

HowAboutWe has raised $4.2 million to keep the flames of love alive.<p>An SEC filing reveals that HowAboutWe’s parent company, ThisLife Inc., has closed $4.2 million of a $5 million round.<p>HowAboutWe is trying to change the experience of online dating to make it more appealing to the current generation …

Rockstar reveals new GTA Online details prior to next week's roll out

Ahead of next week's <i>GTA Online</i> launch, developer Rockstar Games took to its blog to outline what to expect come October 1st. The post goes to great lengths to establish that the entire experience is free -- unless you want to buy in-game currency with real money -- and incredibly you-centric. …

Michael Dell, Happy About Taking Dell Private, Says The Chase Is On For Customers

Michael Dell is in a pretty good mood.<p>In his first public appearance since investors backed his $24.9 billion plan to take Dell Inc. private, Dell smiled, laughed and even quipped about the many stories written about the leveraged buyout.<p>Dell Inc., he told attendees at Oracle’s OpenWorld conference …

Nokia readies new devices for October as it takes its last independent bow

It may be down, but it’s not out. Next month, soon-to-be-mobile-deviceless Nokia will unveil half a dozen new mobile devices, if not more. This will probably include at least two of the hit Lumias and maybe some surprises.<p>The occasion will be the Nokia World event, taking place on Oct. 22 in Abu …

Nest Thermostat opens up with new developer program and Control4 integration

Nest, the company founded by iPod creator Tony Fadell to reinvent home devices, is opening up. The company just announced a new developer program and web API for its popular Nest Learning Thermostat, allowing third parties to create apps, products, and services that integrate with the thermostat. …

Samsung sends spies to uncover Apple's iPhone line phenom

NEW YORK -- You can't have an ad campaign mocking people waiting in line for the iPhone and then wish you had the same lines. Or can you?<p>Apparently Samsung thinks it can. Along with the hundreds of consumers, reporters, and app promoters converging Friday on Apple's flagship store on Manhattan's …

‘Grand Theft Auto V’ sales blow past $1 billion in three days

Game enthusiasts purchase 'Grand Theft Auto V' at the Game Stop store in Encinitas, Calif., in this photo taken Sept. 17, 2013. MIKE BLAKE<p>"Grand Theft Auto V" has crossed the $1 billion sales mark after three days in stores, a rate faster than any other video game, film or other entertainment …

iPhone 5S To Ring In The New With Expected Fingerprint Sensing Home Button

Tuesday will tell, but multiple rumors are pointing to a subtle design distinction for the forthcoming iPhone 5S. Along with new Gold and Graphite colors, the home button is expected have a new look signifying the inclusion of a fingerprint scanner within.<p>FOX News anchor (and now app developer) …

NSA can reportedly tap smartphone users' data

The National Security Agency has the ability to access user data on three of the most popular smartphone platforms, including BlackBerry's e-mail system, according to classified documents viewed by German news outlet Spiegel.<p>The US intelligence-gathering agency has created platform-specific working …

Whoops. Was that the Nexus 5 in Google’s own promotional video?

Google(s goog) defied expectations earlier today when it announced Android 4.4, otherwise known as KitKat. Yes, the Nestle kind. In fact, you might …

Xbox One Could Offer Backwards Compatibility Through The Cloud

"There are so many things that the servers can do."<p>Microsoft has revealed that the Xbox One may be backwards compatible one day, thanks to its Azure …

Google is waging war on apps that attack, infiltrate and steal from your phone

Late last month, Google made sweeping changes to its policies for developers on Play, the official store for apps that run on Android, Google’s smartphone operating system. The changes, which among other things affect how ads are displayed and permissions sought, are meant to make Android safer so …

Apps

Apple's worst-kept secret: Bigger iPhones in 2014

As Apple gets ready to roll out its next generation iPhone 5 on Tuesday, speculators have already moved on to what the company will do next with its mobile phones.<p>The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple is testing various screen sizes, ranging from 4.8 inches to 6 inches, and KGI analyst …

California first to get electronic license plates? Easier to track?

California is the home of everything that's new, exciting, and, well, accidentally nefarious.<p>It's a delight, therefore, to hear that we here in the Golden State might be the first to get electronic license plates.<p>Yes, the young and the restless of tech will be able to have their new "TE$LA1" plate …

BlackBerry’s cloudy future hurts BB10 smartphone sales effort

Over the past few years, mobile executive Ojas Rege noticed a gradual decline in the number of companies deploying BlackBerry Ltd.'s smartphones and services.<p>In recent months, the slow exodus of customers has become a rapid one. There is mounting evidence, he said, that the company's cloudy future …

Google stepped up encryption amid reports of NSA surveillance

Amid reports this summer of the National Security Agency's accessing troves of private communications, technology companies have sought to distance themselves from allegations of cooperation with government authorities, while reassuring users that their information is safe.<p>The latest chapter in the …

XCAR at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show

Motor Shows are a big deal. Everyone with a hand in the automotive market gets themselves a stand and puts on a glitzy press conference telling all in attendance how well their company has been doing, why their success has been achieved and then showing off either a new model, a concept or both …

How the Samsung Galaxy S4 tempted me from the iPhone 5

I'm fortunate to have several smartphones to choose from. For work reasons, I need to keep up with the Android, iOS, and Windows Phone platforms, as well as specific devices from particular makers. Usually, I take two with me when going out. But on the rare occasions that I take only one, it's the …

Sony Announces 65-inch Curved LED HDTV for $4,000

Shipping in October.<p>Sony's IFA press conference in Berlin on Wednesday morning saw the debut of its new flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z1, and …

Three teenagers want to put a Google campus in every school

Thinkspace is an ambitious new project to make coding cool<p>James Anderson, aged 16, wants to make coding cool. The teenager, along with a pair of students from his school in South West England, has created Thinkspace, an organization that wants to put a space for kids to learn coding in every school …

The Xbox One’s controller design explained

A new video from Microsoft details several design choices and how the controller works with the system's Kinect.<p>Lead designer Quintin Morris said the controller has been in development for almost two years. To connect the controller with the system's Kinect, players only need to hit the "bind …