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Spying Software Spots Phone Theft In 2 Minutes, No Password Needed

No PIN codes or thumbprints required.<p>Stolen phones are a logistical pain and a financial burden. As products like Apple Pay attempt to make our phones our identities, the stakes are only getting higher. But do we want every other moment we live to be verified by thumbprint, passcode, or PIN? Is …

GTA V named best-selling game of 2013

Grand Theft Auto V has been named the best-selling video game of 2013 after shifting over 32 million copies<p>Take-Two Interactive announced the game’s total sales between its September 17 launch date and the end of 2013, alongside the company’s third-quarter earnings.<p>Over 29 million copies of the …

Could Apple's iWatch monitor your sleep patterns?

Apple has hired a sleep expert, fueling rumours that its highly-anticipated iWatch could double up as a sleep monitor<p>Apple has reportedly made another hire for its ‘iWatch’ project – a sleep expert from Philips Research, who could help transform the wearable device into night-time monitor.<p>Dr. Roy …

Snowden leaks: GCHQ 'attacked Anonymous' hackers

<b>GCHQ disrupted "hacktivist" communications by using one of their own techniques against them, according to the latest Edward Snowden leaks.</b><p>Documents from the whistle-blower published by NBC indicate UK cyberspies used a denial of service attack (DoS) in 2011 to force a chatroom used by the …

Surveillance

A next-gen battery is coming soon to the power grid

2014 seems poised to be the year that next-generation battery technologies become more widely available for the power grid. On Tuesday a …

Samsung announces availability for 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro and new Tab Pro tablets

Samsung introduced its new line of Galaxy tablets back at CES, but it’s getting around to availability and pricing information only now. The new line …

Microsoft Names Satya Nadella Its New CEO

Microsoft has made official what we all pretty much expected: Its new CEO, replacing Steve Ballmer, is Satya Nadella. Nadella has spent 22 years at Microsoft, and was previously Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of Cloud and Enterprise. Nadella also takes a position on Microsoft’s Board of …

Bill Gates quits as Microsoft chairman and Satya Nadella is named chief executive

Co-founder takes up new hands-on role as tech adviser as insider succeeds Ballmer<p>Bill Gates has quit as Microsoft chairman to take up a new role as technology adviser in a management shake-up that will see Satya Nadella become chief executive.<p>The announcement ends a long search for a new chief …

Satya Nadella named as new Microsoft CEO | Trusted Reviews

<b>Almost six months after Steve Ballmer announced he would be stepping down, Satya Nadella has been announced as the new Microsoft CEO.</b><p>Nadella, who …

Sub £100 smartwatches needed for industry to succeed says manufacturer | Trusted Reviews

<b>Despite a number of manufacturers having jumped on the smartwatch bandwagon in recent weeks, the industry is still struggling to generate much</b> …

Google Nexus 5 Is A Popular Product For Google

There were rumors earlier in the week that Google may be thinking about killing off their Nexus program, although if comments from Google’s CFO …

Alienware Steam Machines Are Upgradable But Its Not Easy

After making a statement earlier this week explaining that the Dell Alienware Steam Machines were not upgradable, Alienware’s General Manager Frank …

Windows 8.1 update may speed up budget tablets

We may not have to wait long to get that Windows 8.1 interface tweak, after all. <i>ZDNet</i> hears from sources that Microsoft wants to release the upgrade, tentatively named Update 1, on March 11th. The patch may let you do more than pin Windows Store apps, too: Redmond's developers will reportedly be …

Frog’s Chief Creative Officer exits and launches new type of design agency

Mark Rolston, a twenty-year veteran with design agency Frog, has left the firm and has launched a new design shop that will be part incubator, part …

Apple Celebrates 30 Years Of The Mac

Apple has marked the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh computer with a lovely and pretty heartfelt little video and a pair of beautiful, responsive …

Electric car attempts London-to-Edinburgh in a day

<b>Actor Robert Llewellyn is driving an electric car from London to Edinburgh to try to prove the journey is now possible inside a day.</b><p>He and co-driver David Peilow aim to cover the 400 miles (650km) or so to Edinburgh Castle by 1930 GMT today.<p>They set off in a Nissan Leaf from Marble Arch at 0630, …

Electric Vehicles

LG G Pad 8.3 with LTE could be on its way to Verizon

With LTE speeds putting coffee-shop WiFi to shame, many tablet makers now produce devices in pairs: one model with WiFi, and another with an extra 4G radio and SIM slot. Not LG's G Pad 8.3, though, as both skinned and Google editions of the slate spurn LTE for the sake of their ol' buddy WiFi. It …

Structur3D wants to help you print cookie dough and other gooey materials

One of the first desktop 3D printers was designed to print more than just plastic trinkets. The Fab@Home printer, which was based out of Cornell …

Nikon hints future cameras will add 4K video recording | Trusted Reviews

<b>Nikon has stated that it is aware of the need for 4K video recording on its cameras, hinting that the Ultra HD options could feature on future DSLR</b> …

The 15 greatest Vines

To celebrate the first anniversary of Vine, Rhiannon Williams rounds up the fifteen best six second clips<p>Is six seconds long enough to create something brilliant? If Vine is anything to go by, the answer is very much yes.<p>The Twitter-owned video app has experienced phenomenal success in its first …

Samsung posts slowest profit growth since 2011

Samsung on Thursday reported its slowest profit growth since 2011, with a minor dip in operating profit in Q4 2013, down to 8.31 trillion won ($7.7 …

Facebook parodies Princeton's 'bubonic plague' study

Facebook uses Google Trends data to predict there will be no students left at Princeton by 2021, and no air by 2060<p>Facebook has posted a dry response to a report by Princeton researchers, which forecast the imminent demise of the world's most popular social network, predicting that Princeton …

'Super-rare' Nintendo game hits eBay

<b>An extremely rare Nintendo game is expected to fetch thousands of dollars in an eBay auction.</b><p>Only 116 copies of Nintendo World Championships were ever made, as part of a special event in 1990.<p>The first bid came in at $4,999 (£3,000), but the game is likely to fetch more, one Nintendo expert …

Retrogaming

Nokia’s Weak Lumia Sales Stall Windows Phone’s Momentum

Nokia confirmed today that it sold 8.2 million Lumia Windows Phone devices in the fourth quarter of 2013. That figure represents a decline of 600,000 from the third quarter in which Nokia sold 8.8 million Lumia handsets.<p>The fall comes on the cusp of the sale of the majority of Nokia’s hardware …

Scientists replicate kitty whiskers to help robots 'feel'

Cat whiskers are tremendously sensitive, so much so that cats can navigate around our glassware without sending anything crashing to the floor. It's that sort of sensitivity that a team from the University of California, Berkeley, is trying to replicate to help robots of the future. Ultra-sensitive …