andu bleortu

17 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Follower | @andubleortu | Keep up with andu bleortu on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “andu bleortu”

App.net Launches Backer, A Bitcoin-Friendly Crowdfunding Engine For Individual Software Features

As the popularity of crowdfunding grows ever larger, an interesting new trend has started popping up: developers, curious if a new feature is worth adding to their products, are asking interested customers to chip in to cover the costs of development. In other words: if you <i>really</i> want a feature, …

Google imagines free taxis to transport web shoppers to stores

Google’s latest ad-powered concept might just tempt web shoppers into retail stores in the future. In a patent granted recently, Google describes an online ad that could offer shoppers a free taxi ride to a retail store to take advantage of potential offers. Restaurants and businesses with …

Blurpaper adds blurred effect to Home and Lock screen wallpapers

Translucency is at the heart of iOS 7 design, with blurred elements throughout the mobile platform. Often times it can be hard to find a wallpaper …

Why Google Glass Should Lose the Camera

I love Google Glass the way it is, and love the camera. But I also want people to understand Google Glass in particular and wearable computing in general. Right now, Glass is widely misunderstood.<p>The problem is that the existence of Glass’s camera is distracting everyone, and causing the public to …

Google Glass

Rumor: Taiwanese companies land Apple A8 packaging orders

An Apple-designed mobile processor for this year’s iPads and iPhones will be probably labeled ’A8‘ and supply chain rumors have asserted that the …

Samsung 'Galaxy Glass' wearable reportedly set for September reveal

As the purveyor of smartphones, TVs, fridges, ovens, and even kitchen sinks, Samsung couldn't possibly let the opportunity to create smart glasses pass it by. A new report from the <i>Korea Times</i> cites unnamed Samsung officials who claim the company is presently developing a competitor to Google's …

Your next iPhone may have an even tougher display

Foxconn has apparently started producing iPhones with sapphire displays, Taiwanese publication Apple Daily has learned, with the Chinese manufacturer …

Apple Patents Mobile Payments Method With Secure Element For Protecting Account Info

Apple has filed for a new patent related to mobile payments that might provide more insight into how they’re thinking about implementing that kind of tech with the USPTO, AppleInsider notes. The patent is for an entire “touchless” phone-based payment system, which resembles existing ones in many …

Starbucks' updated iOS app more securely stores user passwords (update)

Yesterday, it came to light that the Starbucks mobile payment app for iOS wasn't totally secure: the app was storing usernames, passwords, and email addresses in an unencrypted plain text format. Starbucks claimed that it had already fixed the issue, but the security researcher who originally …

PGP creator’s new ‘Blackphone’ is a secure Android phone that may protect you from the NSA

It was only a matter of time until someone developed a smartphone entirely focused on security.<p>Phil Zimmermann, best known among techies as the creator of the email encryption tool PGP, announced his latest security effort today: Blackphone, a smartphone powered by a custom secure version of …

The internet of things needs a new security model. Which one will win?

The Target data breach occurring over compromised point-of-sale terminals. The recent news that a botnet army which sent 750,000 spam emails included …

It's 2014 And Our Passwords Aren't Getting Better

"123456" overtook "password" this year in the internet's most depressing race. The worst passwords of 2013 prove we still need a lot of help.<p>2013 was a wildly visible year for cyber security and online privacy. There were, of course, the monumental NSA and Snowden revelations, but 2013 was also a …

Report: Next Apple TV Will Have A Games Console

The Xbox One and PS4 could be getting company. Recent reports indicate that a new Apple TV is well into testing and might arrive soon. Both 9t05 Mac and iLounge cite insider sources saying a revamped set-top box is on its way, and it will have a full-fledged app-store with a games console built …

Apple Is Already Way Ahead In Mobile Payments

Pundits (including me) have been predicting Apple’s entry into the mobile payment space — using a smartphone instead of a credit card to buy stuff in the real world — for years.<p>It hasn’t been a hard prediction to make. The financial rewards are enormous, and Apple has filed multiple patents around …

Mobile Payments

Samsung, Google sign broad patent cross-licensing deal

Samsung and Google have signed a sweeping deal to license their patent portfolios to each other, covering both existing intellectual property in addition to patents filed over the next ten years. United under Android, the two companies haven't really been seen as litigation threats to one another — …

Google to buy artificial intelligence company DeepMind

(Reuters) - Google Inc said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire privately held artificial intelligence company DeepMind Technologies Ltd.<p>A Google logo is seen at the entrance to the company's offices in Toronto September 5, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Helgren<p>Technology news website Re/code, which reported …

Artificial Intelligence