Björn Enberg

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Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

PS4 And Xbox One Pose Major Problems For Internet Providers

As the Sony's Playstation 4 launched midnight today in the UK, there are some potential pitfalls that mean consumers might not get the most out of their systems unless they carefully consider their home network.<p>Consoles used to be the easy option. They were plug and play devices that worked …

The secret Hong Kong facility that uses boiling goo to mine Bitcoins

A single bitcoin is now worth over $1,000, but the process of mining for the digital currency — in which people devote computing power to facilitate global Bitcoin transactions and secure the currency's network — is growing increasingly expensive. Serious miners have started to build dedicated …

Bitcoin's $13.50 To $1,200 Eleven Month Climb--Now Taxes

Even if you weren’t intrigued by other aspects of the rock star digital currency, it’s hard to argue with over 5,000% appreciation in less than a year. The Wall Street Journal asked Should You Invest in Bitcoin? and printed a WSJ special section: “Bitcoin or Bust”. The conclusion: sure, why not buy …

One college football sign netted over $20,000 in donations for a Bitcoin enthusiast

After significant publicity and a rapidly appreciating conversion rate, Bitcoin is a widely recognized phenomenon. But to some extent it's also still a geeky crypto-currency held by a relatively small number of people — who, at least in a recent case, have proven themselves generous to fellow …

Thalmic Labs Will Ship Its First Myo Armbands in ‘a Few Weeks’

Thalmic Labs announced today that the first alpha units of its futuristic Myo armband, which tracks in-air gestures and muscle movement, are set to begin shipping “a few weeks from now.”<p>Pre-orders also recently opened up for Myo Developer Kits, which will go out in early 2014 ahead of the final …

Hunt ghosts with Snooperscope smartphone night vision lens

Maybe you want to check out whatever it was that just went bump in the night. Or maybe you just want to see things in the dark. Here's a handy scope that goes nearly anywhere.<p>Snooperscope is a wireless night vision device that uses your smartphone or other mobile device as a display.<p>Part of a …

MakerBot + RaspberryPi + Google Chrome = HappyMaker!

We recently acquired a MakerBot Replicator 2 here at Truth Labs. He is affectionately known as Arnold of Villanova II (Arnold for short). In the maker spirit, we rolled our own chrome extension to let us know what Arnold is up to. We used some cool tech – s3g Protocol, Raspberry Pi, Node.js and of …

Bitcoin Passes $1,000 Mark for the First Time

Bitcoin hit a new milestone today, passing the $1,000 mark for the first time. The virtual currency is currently trading above the four-digit figure, with its highest at $1,030 on Mt. Gox, one of the largest exchanges.<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>Last week, Bitcoin’s high for the day was $632. That …

Bitcoin Black Friday: 250 retailers band together to accept Bitcoin (and fight payment fees)

More than 250 retailers are banding together in Bitcoin Black Friday so that you can buy your Christmas tree, holiday flights, authentic Moroccan rugs, and booze, or pay for your next hot date, all with privacy and safety … in Bitcoin.<p>The goal is more widespread adoption of Bitcoin which, the …

Acer C720P Chromebook helps show why Microsoft is attacking Google

If you're trying to figure out why Microsoft has been attacking Google with its Scroogled campaign, look no further than the new Acer C720P Chromebook.<p>The Acer C720P is a $299 laptop that comes with a touchscreen. It's the first touchscreen Chromebook that costs less than $1,000.<p>It's also a huge …

Goldee brings Nest-like control to your dull, old light switches

Goldee wants to do to light switches what Nest did to thermostats.<p>Dubbed a “smart light controller,” Goldee gives owners a dizzying amount of control over how their lights work. Want your bedroom lights to mimic sunlight to wake you up? Goldee can do that. How about turning off your lights when you …

Bitcoin value soars above $1,000 on Mt. Gox exchange

The dollar value of a single Bitcoin is on the rise.<p>Mt. Gox, a popular exchange for Bitcoin traders, has seen the conversion rate on its service explode over the last several weeks. On Wednesday, Bitcoin trading surpassed the $1,000 mark on Mt. Gox, hitting a high of $1,073.<p>Bitcoin currency trading …

4chan's moot creates webcam spy blocker for GE's first '3D Printing Day'

GE is trying to give 3D printing its very own day of celebration, and it's brought together a small group of celebrities to create and give away designs to kick the day off. Al Roker, Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow, and 4chan creator Chris Poole — widely known as "moot" — are among the names …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

CheapCast brings Chomecast Tab Casting to Android devices

An update to the free CheapCast app adds support for Tab Casting, letting users beam the desktop browser tabs to any Android smartphone or tablet.<p>CheapCast is a free app that essentially turns any Android device into a Chromecast. The app makes the user’s Android device show up as a Chromecast on …

Dual-SIM HTC One with expandable storage comes to the UK

Just days after it unveiled a second gold One, HTC is releasing another variant of its Android flagship in an attempt to boost sales in the UK. Today, the company announced the availability of the HTC One Dual SIM, which you may already know as HTC One 802w. Just like it's Chinese counterpart, the …

PowerUp 3.0 Is A Bluetooth Module That Turns A Paper Plane Into A Lean, Mean App-Controlled Flying Machine

There’s something intrinsically appealing about a choreographed blend of low and high tech. To wit, meet PowerUp 3.0: a Bluetooth 4.0 device that turns a bog-standard paper airplane into, well, a smartphone-controlled lean, mean flying machine. Or so its makers claim. And if those claims stack up …

Ex-Nokia engineers launch Jolla smartphone

Engineers who worked on the MeeGo OS for Nokia before it was ditched in favour of Microsoft Windows have launched their first smartphone since leaving the company to continue their work<p>A team of engineers who worked on the MeeGo operating system for <b>Nokia</b> before it was ditched in favour of Microsoft …

Google Forces CyanogenMod to Pull Its One-Click Installer

Well that didn’t last long. CyanogenMod today announced it has pulled its one-click installer from Google Play. The Google Play Support team informed the startup that its app is in violation of Google Play’s developer terms and advised it to “voluntarily remove the application, or they would be …

Google is Building Ephemeral App Support into Chromium

Google really wants Chrome apps to take off. Not only has the company added rich notifications, in-app payments, and an app launcher into its browser, but now it’s developing ephemeral apps that launch by just clicking a link.<p>There are two separate components here. Ephemeral apps (you can enable …

Mt.Gox Launches Bitcoins.com To Explain What The Heck A Bitcoin Is

It’s Thanksgiving! And, judging by the fact that you read tech blogs, you’re probably at least a bit of a geek. Know what that means? Today’s the day you get to answer all of your extended family’s tech questions! Hurrah!<p>For the last few years, that’s probably meant explaining the difference …

Raspberry Pi-based home cloud project ArkOS beats funding goal

Ark OS, the private cloud crowdfunding project that aims to enable you to provide all your cloud services right in the comfort — and security — of your home, has beaten its funding goal of $45,000.<p>So far, 859 backers have pledged $45,189, with six days remaining in the campaign.<p>ArkOS puts your …

Asus Transformer Book T100 review

Pros<p>Decent screen, good battery life, low price<p>Cons<p>Chunky, touchpad could be more sensitive<p>Price<p>£340<p>7 / 10<p>Taiwanese manufacturer Asus has been …

Wave fingers, make faces: The future of computing at Intel

"Once you give computers the ability to assess depth, a lot of wonderful things can happen." <br />--Intel's Anil Nanduri

Top Bitcoin exchange explains virtual currency in simple web tutorial

Leading Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has released a new website that provides a simple explanation of what Bitcoin actually is. The site, Bitcoins.com, is essentially a tutorial on the virtual currency, a single unit of which last week reached the price of $1,000 for the first time ever last week. Mt. …

Bitcoin payments with a simple tap? Multi-purpose nio Card gets added functionality

A British startup called Bluenio has revealed what it claims is the world’s first Bitcoin payment smartcard – or at least it will be if no others …