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Need for Speed: Payback Hands-On Impressions

Need for Speed: Payback Through a Sim Racing Lens<p>Need for Speed: Payback addictively combines elements from a wide variety of classic arcade racers …

Action Movies

Firefox is getting a Tor-based security upgrade

Mozilla is making Firefox a more private experience by taking cues from Tor, the browser of choice for those who dare to visit the dark web.<p>The non-profit Mozilla Foundation will remove a “feature” called canvas fingerprinting from Firefox, which allows user-tracking across multiple sites without …

Real security requires strong encryption – even if investigators get blocked

The FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice have been fighting against easy, widespread public access to encryption technologies for 25 years. Since …

Photo Enhancement is Starting to Get Crazy

As the worlds of artificial intelligence and digital photography collide, we’re starting to see some mind-blowing technology emerge. The latest …

Don't let the government hack your computer. Tell Congress to stop changes to #Rule41.

“The U.S. government wants to use an obscure procedure—amending a federal rule known as Rule 41— to radically expand their authority to hack,” the …

Surveillance

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg puts tape over his laptop camera

This is a picture of Mark Zuckerberg, billionaire founder and CEO of Facebook.<p>He posted the photo on Tuesday to celebrate Instagram growing to 500 million users.<p>It's a fun picture, and Zuckerberg looks like he's having a good time! But wait a minute ...<p>Enhance:<p>On the laptop, it definitely looks …

Mark Zuckerberg

Snapdragon 810 Overheating: Fact or Fiction?

Use this tool to check your code's browser compatibility

Browser compatibility is something all Web developers spend a lot of time working on. A handy Node package makes it easy to see if the shiny new feature you’re trying out is compatible with enough browsers to implement it.<p>Can I use’s NPM package is an extension of its useful website that makes it …

What to do when your Galaxy S6 won’t turn on

Many people consider removable batteries to be important for when you’ve run out of juice but another key element is to be able to restart a handset when it freezes, just by pulling the battery out. On past Galaxy flagships, this was the easiest way to soft reset the handset, but with the Galaxy S6 …

Gear & Gadgets

Amazon's new rival Jet.com is the 'Costco of the Internet'

Jet.com has finally taken off, and price battles of epic proportion are just around the corner.<p>Fueled by gobs of venture capital cash and bloated …

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Vista 10 (Windows 10) Has NSA Back Doors and Front Doors

07.25.15<p>Vista 10 (Windows 10) Has NSA Back Doors and Front Doors<p>Posted in Microsoft, Security, Vista 10, Windows at 2:19 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz<p>“I …

National Security Agency (NSA)

How to send encrypted emails

Long has the war for email privacy been fought – and it looks we’ll keep fighting far into the future. People have always wanted to make sure than …

Information Systems

Vizio just filed to become a public company

An empire built on cheap TVs<p>Vizio, a California-based electronics manufacturer known for its inexpensive televisions, has filed to go public. <i>The</i> <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports that Vizio plans to raise up to $172.5 million in its initial public offering, though that number sometimes changes …

Wall Street

The Hacker Search Engine "Shodan" is The Scariest Search Engine on Internet

Launched in 2009, Shodan is more of a prying eye across the world through the IoT rather than just a simple search engine. John Matherly, its …

Report: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ due to be announced on August 12, released August 21

By now we’ve heard multiple rumors and reports on Samsung’s next generation phablet. In today’s latest report from <i>SamMobile</i>, the publication claims that it knows when the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ will be unveiled and released to the public. Citing its “insiders”, the report states that …

Here's how to instantly figure out when your air quality is getting dangerously bad

A Fitbit can tell you if you're getting enough steps during the day. But it can't warn you when the smog outside is so heavy that those steps might do more harm than good.<p>The Tzoa tracker, a small wearable device that can be attached to clothing and bags, wants to be the personal health you never …

Pollution

Snowden documentary director is suing the US government

Poitras, 51, released a statement yesterday through the Electronic Frontier Foundation, whose lawyers are representing her in her lawsuit, saying that she is suing the Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. transportation security agencies demanding they release records detailing a six-year period …

Surveillance

Navigate Microsoft Edge with your keyboard

Here's how to turn on text cursor navigation, or "caret browsing" in Microsoft's new Edge browser.<p>Sometimes you need to copy and paste a chunk of text from a webpage, and your mouse is just not precise enough to grab the exact lines you want (especially if you happen to be using a touchpad). …

Google

A top US intelligence official 'privately floated' a potential deal to bring Snowden home

Isikoff, citing three "sources familiar with informal discussions of Snowden's case," writes that the chief counsel to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Robert Litt, "recently privately floated the idea that the government might be open to" the former NSA contractor returning to the …

Surveillance

Google testing custom domain registration service

Still in an invite-only beta, Google Domains is geared toward helping small businesses without a Web presence purchase and transfer domains.<p>Google apparently has its eye on a larger piece of the Internet.<p>The search giant announced Monday it is testing a custom domain registration service called …

Small Business

For $10,000, your car can drive itself

Cruise's new kit wants to help your car find its own way on freeways<p>I've seen the abandoned airport runway in front of me a dozen times, but this is my first time actually being here. I'm in Alameda, a city right across the bay from San Francisco, at the same disused Navy runway where the popular …

HP's Machine technology rethinks the basics of computing

We've seen bits and pieces of technology that hint at the future of computing, but HP has just taken a big, big step toward bringing them all together. The company has unveiled The Machine (yes, that's the name), a processing architecture designed to cope with the flood of data from an internet of …

Snowden: Big revelations to come, reporting them is not a crime

Edward Snowden made a surprise appearance on the TED stage in Vancouver today, by Beam telepresence robot from "somewhere in Russia".<p>Snowden, in his …

The NSA is currently recording an entire country's phone calls

According to leaked documents obtained by <i>The Washington Post</i>, the NSA currently has the capability to record 100% of a country's phone calls, enabling playback of any individual call for up to 30 days. The voice interception tool, dubbed MYSTIC, was launched in 2009 and became fully operational in …

Facebook's DeepFace aims to see you for who you really are

The social network's artificial intelligence group is digging into sophisticated software for matching faces in photos with human-level accuracy.<p>Facebook is working on artificial intelligence software called DeepFace that is capable of matching faces in images with nearly the same accuracy as …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook's security chief on a post-Snowden 'silver lining'

People are thinking more about security and that's a good thing, says Joe Sullivan, who also touted the company's encryption policies during a press briefing at headquarters.<p>MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Edward Snowden's disclosures haven't changed much about security for one of the biggest Internet …

Surveillance