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This site crashes Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, resets your iPhone and iPad

Browsers are complicated pieces of software designed to open websites. But sometimes those websites are designed to cause problems for browsers. That’s exactly what crashsafari.com was created for.<p>A simple script keeps adding characters into the browser’s address bar, overloading the app’s memory, …

Software

The Senate's experiment with cannabis

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot<p>Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?<p>As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the national …

Cannabis

Why Consumers Should Care About Apple’s War on Big Data

Tim Cook has launched an assault on Google and Facebook’s Big Data model, even as most consumers remain in the dark about how companies use their …

Tim Cook

Why I Hope The Apple Watch Fails

A short time after the Apple Watch launches, probably when the first sales estimates come in from the analysts, I expect to see stories along the lines of ‘the Apple Watch has failed’. It is likely that these will tie in with reviews from the leading geekerati who’ll place the Apple Watch in …

Apple Watch

Windows 10 rumors: A new hybrid phone/laptop device, plus Android app compatibility

It seems like ages since Microsoft announced the arrival of Windows 10 and all the changes the latest operating system will bring to PCs, tablets, …

Google pulls support for the old Android browser - could this force people to upgrade?

Share<p><b>Google has announced that is ending official support for WebView, which is perhaps better known as the original Android web browser. You know</b> …

Google stopped patching old Android exploits, but don’t panic

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Padu_Foto/Shutterstock<p>Security researchers are up in arms this morning over Google’s decision to stop patching a core …

Facebook said to have discussed investment with Xiaomi

Investment in the Chinese tech giant failed to materialize after Xiaomi backed out due to concerns over a potential political fallout, Reuters reported.<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg considered making an investment in Xiaomi ahead of the Chinese smartphone maker's $1 billion funding round last month, …

Why Is Nobody Using Android 5.0 Lollipop?

Google’s dashboard that tracks the versions of Android OS being used has been updated with numbers from January 2015, and it shows Lollipop’s non-existent impact on Android devices. Version five of Mountain View’s mobile operating system has not even gathered the minimum 0.1% of usage to show up in …

Android News

Virtual Reality Could Be The Toughest Fight Of Mark Zuckerberg's Life

The Facebook founder says the Oculus Rift headset could be the future of the internet. But to get there, he needs to do battle with the entire gaming industry.<p>Just before the Oculus Rift Kickstarter campaign launched, Brendan Iribe brought what looked like a large hunk of plastic into the San …

Virtual Reality

The Best Mobile Games of 2014 (According to Everybody Else)

With 2014 almost behind us, it’s time to pop the champagne corks and celebrate the year that was. Earlier this month, Gamezebo took a look at the …

Crucial Features iPhone Users Just Take For Granted

I’ve used an iPhone as my primary mobile device since the iPhone 3GS. By virtue of my role as a tech analyst and journalist, though, I also frequently switch and uses other devices temporarily, so I have had an opportunity to work with various BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and Android models over the …

All of Samsung's new smart TVs run Tizen, stream TV to your phone

This summer Samsung showed off prototype HDTVs powered by its homegrown Tizen OS (pictured above and in the gallery), and things have apparently progressed far enough for the company to go all-in on the software next year. While Tizen hasn't taken over on phones or smartwatches yet, Samsung says …

One image tells the terrifying story of how Android apps can ‘spy’ on you

Handling app permissions on mobile devices might be a difficult chore for users looking to further protect their privacy, as many applications …

How To Make Sure You're On Larry Page's 2015 Wish List | Inc.com

When we received an offer from Google to buy our company, you can imagine the excitement. Like most startups, an exhausted crew of unshaven entrepreneurs had been throwing themselves at the task 24/7 and the tiny firm was growing by leaps and bounds. It's obviously huge validation to have your firm …

World Economic Forum

10 must have Android apps for your new Android smartphone (2014)

Getting your first Android smartphone is a special event. It opens up a whole new world and you’re officially a part of the largest platform in the history of mobile devices. That said, there are a virtual ton of applications and getting started with them isn’t easy. In this round up, we’ll take a …

Apps

Firefox OS coming to Japan with LTE on board

Firefox OS isn’t dead just yet! A new report suggests the operating system that runs web apps instead of native ones is coming, but will hit Japan …

9 GIFs That Explain Responsive Design Brilliantly

Can’t tell a responsive website from a merely adaptive one? These GIFs courtesy of Froont will turn you into a pedant in no time.<p>What is responsive design? Most people vaguely understand that it refers to websites that work just as well on desktops as they do on smartphones, but there’s a lot more …

Facebook opens new front in video battle with YouTube and Twitter

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Dmitris K<p>YouTube and Twitter may have thought that [company]Facebook[/company] was busy with other …

Facebook’s ‘Year In Review’ Feature Will Chronicle Your 2014, Good Or Bad

Facebook has again unleashed its Year In Review app, automatically compiling some of the most-liked photos from your feeds over 2014 and puts them into a neat little timeline.<p>When you sign into Facebook, you’ll see an advertisement to check out your Year In Review, customize it, and share it with …

Facebook Must Face Lawsuit Over Scanning of Users' Messages: Judge

Facebook Inc. must face a lawsuit accusing it of violating its users' privacy by scanning the content of messages they send to other users for advertising purposes, a U.S. judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in Oakland, California, on Tuesday dismissed some state-law claims …

Social Media

High speed internet access in the US reaches farther, goes faster

Thought Google Fiber's gigabit connections sounded fast? Forget about that -- it's going to be like dialing-in to 56k for folks in Minneapolis. US Internet has just announced that it's bring 10 gigabit-per-second connections to the city next summer. The service costs a steep $400 a month, but …

Undercover Video Reveals Harsh Conditions Inside Apple Supplier Factory

An Apple supplier is violating the company's standards for worker treatment in its Chinese factories, according to a new video report from the BBC.<p>The video, captured by an undercover reporter who got a job at a factory run by Pegatron, a Chinese manufacturer making Apple products, renews some …

Judge says police can create fake Instagram accounts to see photos

Many would argue that cops cross the line when they impersonate people on social networks to catch suspects, but that doesn't mean that fake accounts are always off the table. In a recent opinion, New Jersey district judge William Martini contends that police don't need search warrants to create …

North Korea behind Sony hack

WASHINGTON — Hours after an announcement that U.S. authorities determined North Korea was behind the recent cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, the entertainment company announced it was pulling the film <i>The Interview.</i><p>The comedy about journalists who score an interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong …

Microsoft finally sold more Xbox Ones than Sony did PlayStation 4s

Building on its success from last month, Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One was the number one selling console for November -- ending the PlayStation 4's almost year-long top spot. As Redmond tells it, by way of NPD Group data, its latest console was the best selling in the United States and …

Twitter declares 2014 year of the selfie - CNN.com

Host Ellen DeGeneres takes a moment to orchestrate a selfie with a group of movie stars at the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 2. Actor Bradley Cooper, seen in the foreground, was holding the phone at the time. "If only Bradley's arm was longer," DeGeneres tweeted. "Best photo ever." It …

YouTube For Android Gets Offline Playback… But In India, Indonesia And Philippines Only

Here’s something neat. Google has introduced offline video playback for YouTube mobile users. That’s an exciting feature but there’s bad news for most TechCrunch readers: it’s only available on Android devices in India, Indonesia or the Philippines at this point.<p>The company said the update will …