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New Windows 7 Patch Is Effectively Malware, Disables Graphics Driver Updates And Windows Defender

*<i>Due to some valid complaints regarding my usage of the term “Malware,” I’ve updated the headline with a more accurate description of the Windows Update: “Badware,” which is unintentionally harmful software.</i><p>If you have Windows 7 set to automatically update every Tuesday, it may be time to …

Rotten to the Core: How an Apple mega-deal cost Los Angeles classrooms $1 billion

Bad business and worse ethics? A scandal is brewing in L.A. over a sketchy intiative to give every student an iPad<p>Technology companies may soon be getting muddied from a long-running scandal at the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the nation’s second-largest system. A year after the …

Here's how well Google's search engine knows you

"I think someone sent me a link to a Japanese disco song a while back?"<p>A couple years ago, news of Google's ad settings — the page that reveals your advertisement profile — exploded onto the internet. People were both horrified and amazed that the company was capable of assigning ages, genders, and …

Can Blossom’s MIT-Enhanced Brew Win Over Skeptical Baristas?

Inside the attempt to perfect coffee-making technology<p>Inside a grimy garage off an alleyway in San Francisco’s SOMA district seethes the accouterment of a bootstrapped startup. Filthy frat-house leather couches, stray books with titles like “Emotional Design,” and a former NASA engineer jockeying …

Coffee

In-flight science: how the world works when you're sitting on a plane

It's the best place to see a rainbow and the worst place to drink tea… Brian Clegg reveals 21 in-flight facts, from Einstein's influence on GPS to why turbulence is nothing to be scared of<p>1. The wing myth<p>For many years we taught the wrong explanation for the way wings keep planes in the air. It was …

Google Offers Webform To Comply With Europe’s ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Ruling

Live in the European Union and want some old, irrelevant info about you deleted from search results? Google has now implemented a search removal request mechanism for people living in Europe who believe it has indexed information about them that they have a right to remove.<p>The arrival of the …

How the NSA & FBI made Facebook the perfect mass surveillance tool

<i>Update May 15 at 3:11 PM ET: Facebook and Akamai responded to VentureBeat’s report. Read their responses here.</i><p>The National Security Agency and the FBI teamed up in October 2010 to develop techniques for turning Facebook into a surveillance tool.<p>Documents released alongside security journalist Glenn …

ES File Explorer returns some SD card support to your KitKat device (root required)

In a recent update to the Android operating system, Google made some changes to how external SD cards can be handled by apps within the system. The result, basically, is that applications have been stripped of their former ability and permissions to read and write files on an sd card. With file …

Software

Android's permissions gap: why has it fallen so far behind Apple's iOS?

Dianne Hackborn, a program manager on the Android framework, says that stopping user control of per-app permissions is 'fixing security holes'. But is it?<p>No piece of technology knows as much about you as your smartphone. It goes where you do, so knows your movements, holds your contacts, your …

Video: Will this go faster than light?

Light speed is the ultimate speed in our universe. Why we haven’t been able to build – or even conceive of – a contraption that goes faster than …

Universe