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Hidden iPad features that could improve your life

Apple's iPads are designed to be easy to use, but many owners are not getting the best out of the tablet – here are some hidden features that may transform the way you use your iPad.<p>Some features on the iPad are straight forward – a touch screen is, after all, designed to be easy to use.<p>More …

What it costs the government to snoop on your calls, emails and texts

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: ollyy/Shutterstock<p>Most of the debate around the NSA snooping has focused on the privacy implications, but the …

YouTube Study Finds Interesting Stats on Relationship Between Videos and Gamers

Greg Jarboe wrote a post earlier today that talked about Google’s new Think Insights site. On this new research site is a neat study from YouTube …

Priceless Photos of the Lion Whisperer Show Docile Side of Wild Animals

Jackson Galaxy can surely tame the nastiest felines, and Caesar Millan is no doubt the undisputed “Dog Whisperer.” But, “The Lion Whisperer”? Well, …

Animals

Phobias: The rationale behind irrational fears

Recently, this section featured an article about the tarantula <i>Typhochlaena costae</i>. While the piece was very interesting, this was likely lost on some …

If The Government Can Access Our Facebook Data, What Happens When We Have Computers On Our Faces?

Wearables will follow a similar path as the smartphone market, Forrester analysts predicted in April 2012. “Wearables will move mainstream,” they said.<p>But will they?<p>Do you believe this?<p>Do I?<p>Maybe?<p>From fitness trackers to smartwatches to computers you wear on your face, this emerging market, enabled …

Why Siemens has had a hard time selling its solar tech

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Solar has been a tough business for both well-funded startups or corporate giants with long histories in the energy business. …

Samsung bakes, drowns and shocks Galaxy S 4 in stress tests (video)

Samsung torture-tests pre-release smartphones like many of its rivals, but it's rare in letting us have glimpses of the process. Case in point: its thorough punishment of Galaxy S 4 samples in a new video. Along with drop-testing the phone in multiple ways, the company's lab techs cover the GS4 in …

Google, Facebook and Microsoft seek data request transparency

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/985000/985854_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522242345_8a68d77efa2b6e0aa2a8e2a5d5bcb920<p><b>Google, Facebook and Microsoft have asked the US government to allow them to disclose the security requests they receive for handing over user data.</b><p>The …

Surveillance

NSA snooping: Obama under pressure as senator denounces 'act of treason'

Barack Obama was facing a mounting domestic and international backlash against US surveillance operations on Monday as his administration struggled …

Will the latest NSA surveillance scandal be a wake-up call about the power of data?

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Candida.Performa (on vacation)<p>Remember when the <i>New York Times</i> tried to make that whole, …

Gigabyte PC revamps include game-ready Ultrabooks, AMD A4-based tablet (hands-on)

Gigabyte loves to pull out all the stops at Computex, and this year is no exception: the company just unveiled 11 (mostly) new laptops and tablets. According to a brochure on hand at the computer maker's demo table, the emphasis is chiefly on slimmer portables with both Haswell-era Core processors …