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Hackers offered cash, booze to crack iPhone fingerprint security | Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) - Hackers are gearing up for Friday’s iPhone 5S release with a contest to crack the device’s first-ever fingerprint scanner, a high-tech feature that Apple Inc says makes users’ data more secure.<p>A journalist tests the the new iPhone 5S Touch ID fingerprint recognition feature at …

New browser extensions let you hit the NSA where it hurts: in the data

Flagger.io does just one thing: It adds a random selection of keywords, like “terrorist,” “pressure cooker,” “Al Qaeda,” etc. to the address of every website you visit. The idea is that, because the US National Security Agency (NSA) is gathering essentially all the internet traffic that passes …

World's First 'Invisible' Skyscraper Is Not Made Of Metamaterials, Sadly

Still really weird and cool, though<p>We've long been interested in the progression of invisibility, which, for us, usually relies on crazy foundations like metamaterials. So when we heard that U.S.-based GDS Architects was working on an <i>invisible skyscraper</i> in South Korea, our ears perked up. Turns …

Dutch Scientists Invent Smog-Eating Pavement to Help Clean the Air

<i>Photo via Shutterstock</i><p>In urban areas, both smog and pavement seem to dominate the landscape. While the two may seem like separate and distinct …

Microsoft agrees its painfully unfunny iPhone parody ads were 'off the mark'

Microsoft's latest volley in its advertising war on Apple has proved more of a backfire — and now the company has officially acknowledged the misstep. Late last week, Microsoft put out a full seven ads mocking the design process behind Apple's new iPhones. The series, known as "A fly on the wall in …

Nearly two years after launch, Siri seems to exit ‘beta’ with iOS 7

With the iPhone 4S launch nearly two years ago, Apple introduced the Siri voice control system to its customers. At launch, Siri was a gimmicky feature at best, being released with bugs, a highly-computerized voice, sluggish content loading, and unreliable servers. In addition, Siri of 2011 was …

Copyright pirates could lose their Internet access via AT&T

<i>Updated 9/16 with clarifications via AT&T, and a correction.</i><p>If you’re an AT&T Internet customer and the company believes you have been violating copyright law, the company could cut off your Internet access.<p>That’s the fine print buried in a letter sent by AT&T to suspected copyright infringers, …

Microsoft pulls 'fly on the wall' anti-iPhone ads

Microsoft has removed a series of online video advertisements that were critical of Apple's latest iPhones, after they were up for just a few hours.<p>The videos, which began with the title "A fly on the wall in Cupertino?" depicted fictional meetings supposedly taking place at Apple's headquarters in …

Windows Phone

AT&T Apologizes for Tasteless 9/11 Tweet

AT&T is licking its wounds today after tweeting a picture of the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone portraying the 9/11 Tribute in Light.<p>PCMag reviews …

Zuckerberg Says Feds 'Blew It' on NSA Spying Issue

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said the U.S. government has done a bad job explaining the NSA's spying efforts.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Bookless Public Library Opens In Texas

An all-digital public library is opening today, as officials in Bexar County, Texas, celebrate the opening of the BiblioTech library. The facility offers about 10,000 free e-books for the 1.7 million residents of the county, which includes San Antonio.<p>On its website, the Bexar County BiblioTech …

Phonebloks: Modular, upgradeable smartphones - ExtremeTech

By on September 14, 2013 at 10:12 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>In an odd quirk of fate, a …

Windows Phone continues crusade against Apple with mocking videos (update)

Microsoft isn't done taunting Apple about those new iPhones. Not by a long shot. After trying to seize publicity immediately following Apple's latest hardware unveiling, the company is back with seven — yes, <i>seven</i> — "fly on the wall" videos that ridicule both new iPhone models. The clips bash …

Before buying shows, Netflix checks piracy sites to make sure people are watching

One of Netflix's goals has always been to combat piracy of TV shows and movies — if you can get all the shows and movies you want for only a few dollars a month, the company hopes you'll stop downloading them illegally. But as the service rolls out in the Netherlands, Reed Hastings' team has gone …

In-car brainwave scanning security system prevents carjacking, and drunk/tired driving - ExtremeTech

By on September 13, 2013 at 1:43 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>An engineer in Japan has …

Argentina arrests teen hacker who netted $50,000 a month

<b>Police in Argentina have arrested a 19-year-old man accused of heading a gang of hackers who targeted international money transfer and gambling websites.</b><p>Dubbed "the superhacker", the teenager was making $50,000 (£31,500) a month, working from his bedroom in Buenos Aires, police say.<p>The arrest …