Brandon Badger

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An Ingenious Way To Keep People From Spying On Your Password

As many a snoopy significant other knows, it’s pretty easy to figure out a smartphone passcode. On the iPhone, the numbers helpfully light up when they are tapped. But thanks to new technology, you don’t have to use the side-eye technique to compromise someone’s privacy. A snoopy Google Glass app …

Code/red: Netflix Overtakes HBO in Facebook Gloats

Plus, Supreme Court decision prediction algorithms, Mark Zuckerberg's employee motivation techniques and another dumb drone accident.<p>// HAPPENING TODAY<p>Nvidia and Zynga report earnings.<p><b>Programming Note:</b> Code/red will not publish Friday or Monday August 11. I’m back on the 12th. Stay well.<p>Netflix: …

Google Fit Preview SDK arrives to help Android developers build smarter health and fitness apps

Google today released a preview SDK of Google Fit available to developers. The tool provides APIs for apps and device manufacturers to store and access activity data from fitness apps and sensors on Android and other devices (like wearables, heart rate monitors or connected scales).<p>Google warns …

Will Netflix numbers confirm cable cutting?

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Televisions

Samsung Breaks Into A New Product Category: Premium Headphones And Audio Devices

Samsung is getting into the premium audio business.<p>The company announced Sunday night a new line of headphones along with a wireless Bluetooth speaker called Level. Level products will launch globally in the coming weeks, but Samsung hasn't announced finalized dates and pricing for the U.S. yet. …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung Galaxy S5 teardown reveals a bill of materials worth $256

We’ve already had a look at what goes into the new Galaxy S5, thanks to this teardown, and according to an analysis conducted by market research firm IHS, all of the components in the Samsung Galaxy S5 costs around $256 to purchase and put together.<p>Samsung latest flagship handset is currently being …

Gear & Gadgets

The New 'Orphan Black' Season 2 Trailer Promises Suffering

Get ready for an attack of the clones when "Orphan Black" returns in two weeks!<p>A tantalizing new trailer provides some glimpses at season 2: It opens with shots of various clones -- Beth Childs, Alison Hendrix, Sarah Manning, and Cosima Niehaus (all played by the brilliant Tatiana Maslany).<p>In …

Dredd 2 Karl Urban Promises Fans They're Trying to Get It Made

The 2012 remake of <i>Dredd</i> wasn’t a big hit financially but critically, and among fans, it was revered. Since its release, fans have clamored for a …

Captain America The Winter Soldier Reactions: What Did You Think?

Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe gets one step closer to completion this weekend as <b>Captain America: The Winter Soldier</b> finally hits …

Tom Cruise Fights For Eternity In The New 'Edge Of Tomorrow' Trailer

Warner Brothers just released the second trailer for the Tom Cruise futuristic time-traveling war film, "Edge of Tomorrow."<p>Much like the first trailer, we see Cruise's character Lt. Col. Bill Cage reliving the same day over and over again.<p>The new trailer delves a bit more into Cage's repetitive …

Movies

Watch The Final Shot From Every Oscar Winning Best Picture

The final shot of a film is crucial. It’s the last image the viewer sees before leaving the theater, and the one with the most potential to stick in …

The Oscars

'Noah' Featurette: Religious Leaders Defend Controversial Epic – /Film

Paramount’s <i>Noah</i> has come under fire from certain religious leaders, but the movie has its religious fans, too. Several of them have stepped up to …

'Hercules' Trailer: Swords, Sandals, and a Screaming Dwayne Johnson

Yesterday, we were treated to two new photos of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, ridiculously beefy and oiled up and mad, as the title character in Brett Ratner's forthcoming "Hercules." Well, we have now seen him in action, thanks to the just-released first trailer, and it looks like heads are going to …

Why Mark Wahlberg Says ‘Transformers Age Of Extinction’ Will Be The Biggest Hit Of 2014

No, Michael Bay, the hyperkinetic purveyor of decibel bursting action, was busy putting the finishing touches on "Transformers: Age of Extinction." His presence loomed large, however. Not only in the extended look at the sequel, but in two other projects that Paramount assured exhibitors would …

Movies

Samsung adding anti-theft solutions to smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung Electronics will add two safeguards to its latest smartphone in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices nationwide, the company said Friday.<p>The world's largest mobile-phone maker said users will be able to activate for free its "Find My Mobile" and …

Apple: Samsung made 'false statements' during opening argument

Apple asks the judge in a California patent case to let it present previously banned testimony and evidence. Samsung, unsurprisingly, says the motion should be denied.<p>And so the Apple v. Samsung legal wrangling continues.<p>In a California patent case, Apple filed a motion late Thursday asking the …

Meet The HTC One ‘M8’, Available Today With Google Play Edition Shipping Soon

HTC has revealed its HTC One (M8) smartphone, the gorgeous, if somewhat inelegantly named Android flagship and successor to last year’s original HTC One, the best-selling phone in HTC’s history. The device is debuting in ‘Gunmetal Gray,’ a finish we got a look at in a video leak yesterday, ‘Glacial …

There's Already a Knockoff of the Samsung Galaxy S5

Don't want to wait until April to get a Samsung Galaxy S5? You can get a smartphone that's pretty close, right now — but buyer beware.<p>Goophone, the …

Updated: Game of what? TV viewers ditch HBO as they flock to Netflix

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Netflix<p><i>Update, added on 1/22: The NPD Group retracted part of the data used for this story because it implied that</i> …

Televisions

Panasonic bets smart TVs will get smart enough to run lots of web apps

Since 2008, Panasonic has been building Internet connectivity into its “smart TVs.” But connecting a television to the Internet doesn’t by itself make the TV smarter. So Panasonic’s Merwan Mereby, vice president of content and services, is striving to make Internet-connected TVs smarter.<p>At the 2014 …

LG Flex pre-orders start January 24th for AT&T customers, hitting 20 European countries next month

We’ve previously reported AT&T picking up the LG Flex, a massive phone with a curved display and tough reviews, and today the carrier officially announced plans for pre-order sales.<p>Starting Friday, January 24th, AT&T customers will be able to pre-order the LG Flex with its 6″ curved display for …

Samsung Galaxy S5 interface images leak

Screenshots apparently of the galaxy S5's home screen user interface have been posted by evleaks.<p><b>Hot on the heels of last week's run of hardware</b> …

Phones

The Rise and Fall of the Battleship (And Why They Won't Be Coming Back)

Those who cover the militarized aspects of the ocean eventually will encounter a group of people who want the U.S. Navy to get back into the battleship business.<p>The argument goes like this: The four remaining World War II Iowa-class battleships are cheaper to operate, cheaper than building new …

iPhone users smartest, Test of Wits says. BlackBerry? Sorry

A series of brain teasers, called Test of Wits, put brainy hurdles in front of 2,000 smartphone users. Apple users finish 5 seconds before anyone else.<p>You are your smartphone, and your smartphone is you.<p>It is, by now, an accepted wisdom that your choice of pocket computer says more about you than …

Google To Close Bump And Flock, Its Recently Acquired File Sharing Apps

Bump and Flock, the file sharing apps Google acquired last fall, will be shut down by the end of this month. Both apps will stop working and be removed from Google Play and the App Store on January 31, Bump confirmed on its blog today.<p>Google bought Bump Technologies, which make both apps, back in …