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Gmail gets ‘block sender’ and ‘unsubscribe’ features on Android & web

Google is rolling out a couple notable new features for Gmail, starting today with a new “block sender” feature on both the web and Android and a unsubscribe button coming to the Gmail app for Android.<p>With the new Block Sender feature, users will now be able to easily block specific email …

Edward Snowden: we may never spot space aliens thanks to encryption

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Snowden is a patriot<p>Read more<p>The US government whistleblower Edward Snowden believes encryption might make it difficult or even impossible to distinguish signals from alien species from cosmic background radiation.<p>On Friday night, Snowden appeared from Moscow on the …

Surveillance

Did GCHQ spy on you? Here's how to find out

Have you ever wondered if GCHQ was keeping an eye on you or giving your information to the NSA? Well, now you can find out for certain.<p>How? Ask them. Using Privacy International’s “Did GCHQ spy on you?” tool, you can file an official request with the British intelligence agency and it is obliged to …

Marshall London unboxing and first impressions

A few days ago during the IFA 2015 show in Berlin, we got our first look at a very interesting smartphone, the Marshall London. A smartphone made by a speaker and audio company is certainly very intriguing, and we couldn’t wait to get our hands on a review unit. I’ve received mine, but before …

Apple AirPort Extreme vs Google OnHub: two powerhouse routers, separated by software

Google’s new OnHub, or Apple’s tried-and-true AirPort Extreme? Many will face a choice when shopping for a new router, but choosing between these two isn’t as cut-and-dry as it might seem. Both pack a punch, but the intangibles set them apart. Here is the Google OnHub vs Apple AirPort Extreme …

How to build a hologram projector for your iPhone

It's really simple to build a projector for your smartphone to be able to project the same types of holograms seen in Star Wars and other movies. The illusion is based on Pepper's Ghost, a theater effect dating back to the 16th century. Watch and find out how.<p><i>Produced by Matthew Stuart</i>

Mozilla CEO threatens to fire person responsible for anonymous hate speech on Reddit

"If they are an employee, they will be fired."<p>An anonymous person complaining about "social justice bullies" at Mozilla will be fired if the person is discovered to be an employee, the company's CEO said today. Speaking at Mozilla's weekly public meeting, Mozilla CEO Chris Beard said Reddit user …

Why Google is restructuring, why the name Alphabet and how it affects you

If you haven’t heard of Alphabet, don’t worry: neither had most people in the world until 5pm EST (10pm BST) on Monday, when Google announced a restructuring. When it’s all done, the search company will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Alphabet Inc, a new holding company headed up by Larry Page, …

General Electric

Thinking Outside the Cube

How offices will change—for better and for worse<p>The office of the future probably won’t look like something out of <i>The Jetsons</i>, with levitating desks and workers who communicate telepathically. But it could resemble a different fictional realm. “It’s going to look a lot more like Harry Potter,” says …

Ergonomics

Gnarbox puts a video editing suite in your back pocket

Gnarbox is a modern solution to a modern problem. Right now, if you're shooting video outdoors, you'll either need your laptop with you, or (more likely) have to wait until you get back to base to make an edit. By which time, the moment has gone, and your footage risks ending up stockpiled on a …

Videography

Researchers create a worm that infects Macs silently and permanently

Macs have typically been heralded as the more secure of the two main operating systems. But according to researchers, at the firmware level, that's not necessarily true. Ahead of their 'Thunderstrike 2: Sith Strike' Black Hat presentation, Xeno Kovah, Trammell Hudson and Corey Kallenberg …

Black Hat

Acer Aspire One Cloudbook gives you a full Windows laptop for $169

Hey, HP: you're far from the only one who can play the ridiculously low-cost Windows laptop game. Acer has unveiled the Aspire One Cloudbook 11 and 14, a pair of thin-and-light Windows 10 portables that promise a 'real' PC experience even if you're on a shoestring budget. They respectively cost a …

Consumer Tech

YouTube makes new desktop player available to everyone

YouTube just got a facelift -- it's not a complete reconstruction, but it's definitely more than just fillers to smooth out wrinkles. The Google-owned video sharing service has rolled out its new HTML5 desktop player to everyone after a few months of testing. When you play a YouTube vid on your …

Facelifts

The latest Canon news & rumors

→ Canon 5DX:"Canon is to name the 5D Mark IV 5DX. 28 megapixels, Digic 6+-basically a souped up version of 6 just to name a few. X branded bodies …

7 Tips to Save You From Wasting Time and Money on the WRONG Photo Workshop

<i>Note: I don’t name names in this article, but if you’ve been in the wedding industry for while, you will know who I am referring to. If not, you</i> …

Photography Tips

VICE 2015 Photo Issue Offers a Powerful Look at the World Around Us

Established in 1994, VICE Media is an agency focused on covering the arts, modern culture, and recent events of our world. This month, the media …

The Marshall smartphone is a cynical branding exercise done right

It took a headphones company to remind us why smartphones are exciting<p>In an ideal world, brands would always make our lives easier. They would ensconce us in a safe environment where each new product bearing a storied name maintains the quality and care that have made that name famous. But in the …

A free year with this productivity-enhancing app will get your time management back on track [Deals]

Along with computers that can do almost anything comes an endless parade of possible distractions. It’s easy to space out behind the spacebar, but with a Time Doctor 1-Year Subscription you can regain control of your attention-span, <b>for free.</b><p>Time Doctor gives you the cold, hard truth about how you …

Photojournalist Loses Life’s Work After Burglars Steal Hard Drives

Camera gear may be expensive and painful to have stolen, but your photos are priceless and devastating to lose. A photographer’s worst nightmare just …

Photography

I Want this iPhone Camera Attachment to Succeed, But it Won't

When Sony announced the QX-100, I jumped on Amazon and pre-ordered it immediately. It seemed to solve the most obvious problems I had with smartphone …

Casey Neistat’s social iPhone app tries to stop you being fake on social media

Casey Neistat, a filmmaker with over 800,000 YouTube subscribers, has released his first iPhone app that’s a sort of anti-social network.<p>Announced today via his YouTube channel, Beme (pronounced “Beam”) is a video sharing social network with a catch: it won’t allow you to shoot any video unless you …

Petition for Saving Freedom of Panorama in Europe Passes 300K Signatures

Last month, we shared how “freedom of panorama” has come under attack in Europe. According to a proposed amendment to copyright reforms being …

Palette Launches to Shake Up Your Photo Editing with Modular Controls

After raising $158,470 through Kickstarter two years ago, Palette today launched its modular control interface to help photographers take their photo …

Photo Editing

Google Researchers Turn 2D Street View Photos Into Smooth 3D Tours

A group of Google researchers have created a new system called DeepStereo that can predict views of scenery it has never seen before. The technology …

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Nokia CEO says the company will design and license phones again

When a deal with Microsoft allows it to do so in 2016, Nokia plans to design and license phones again. In what comes as no surprise, the company's CEO told <i>Manager Magazin</i> that it would look for interested parties to release the devices when the time comes. "We will look for suitable partners," said …

Mobile Technology

Dropbox employees are not happy with its most important business

On Friday, Jessica Lessin, a former WSJ reporter who launched her own news site The Information, wrote a story that corroborates our report.<p>She writes:<p>"I do know that some of [Dropbox's] employees think its preoccupation with its consumer business has come at the expense of its success in the …

Apple announces replacement program for 3TB hard drive in some older iMacs

The company says some drives may 'fail under certain circumstances'<p>Today Apple announced a replacement program for the 3TB hard drive in 27-inch iMacs sold between December 2012 and September 2013. The company has determined that "a very small number" of the all-in-one machines were manufactured …