Cristian Dumitrescu

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The maker of an internet-connected garage door disabled a customer's device over a bad review

This is what happened to one customer who bought Garadget — an internet-connected garage door opener. It lets you remotely lock or unlock your garage with an app, or see if it's open.<p>But after they complained about it online and left a negative review, he got an unpleasant surprise — Garadget had …

Internet

How to turn your iPhone or Android smartphone into a satellite phone

Being out of cellphone reception is no problem if you own a satellite phone. Here's how to never miss a call again no matter where you are in the …

iPhone 5

Physicists Believe They've Discovered a Fifth Fundamental Force of the Universe

Although physics may seem complicated to the uninitiated (or even to the trained professional, for that matter), it’s worth remembering that physics …

Apple could release a 'cutting-edge' wireless-charging iPhone next year

Apple is working on wireless charging technology for the iPhone and iPad, and it may see release as soon as 2017, according to a new report in Bloomberg. The company is said to be developing technology with partners that could charge a phone from at least some distance; current devices with …

Mobile Technology

'Ask' toolbar considered 'high-threat' malware by Microsoft

Ever been annoyed to open your web browser and find a toolbar linked to "Ask.com" has somehow been installed into it? Microsoft now considers some …

Software

BlackBerry Considering Launching a New Device Running Android

Citing anonymous sources, <i>Reuters</i> reports that BlackBerry is considering launching a new device running Android. What has been an open secret (you …

Asus has reportedly had internal conversations about acquiring HTC

Asus has had internal conversations about acquiring follow Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC, according to a report from <i>Reuters</i>.<p>“Our chairman has …

David Chang

Right to repair: Who owns your car's software?

There's a certain thrill to bringing a brand vehicle home and starting it up for the first time. And with the joy of ownership is knowing that once …

Intellectual Property

Google injunction to block website from search results upheld by B.C. Court of Appeal

B.C. Court of Appeal judges says search giant must comply with court order<p>The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld a decision ordering Google to remove a …

Why BlackBerry building an Android phone is a terrible idea

Hints and rumours of BlackBerry building an Android phone have been circling for years. This week, those tangents have returned.<p>Even before the …

Mobile

BlackBerry move to embrace Android may bring unexpected reward | News Home | Reuters

TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd’s move to embrace Android may be aimed at lifting revenue from its software and device management segment, but analysts say it may inadvertently give its device arm a fillip and a new lease on life.<p>An Android mascot is seen in front of a logo of Blackberry in this …

IT

P.E.I. tables new bill to double fines for distracted driving

Following the recent trend of provincial governments imposing tougher fines for distracted driving infractions, Prince Edward Island Transportation …

Distracted Driving

Report: iOS and Android Users Have Different Budgets and Tastes When it Comes to Travel

According to a new report from MarketWatch, iOS and Android users have different budgets and tastes when booking a vacation.<p>Travelers who use an …

Android News

16 Banned & Dangerous Foods Still Being Served In America

If you've ever considered growing more of your own food and produce at home, there's never been a better time to start.<p>As you're about to see, it's …

Massive Asteroid Could Hit Earth In 2032, Say Ukrainian Scientists

Astronomers in Ukraine say a deadly asteroid is likely to collide with the Earth in 2032.<p>According to a Russian news service, researchers at an …

Facebook Loosens Rules to Let Teens Publicly Share Posts

Facebook Inc. is loosening rules to let teens share their content publicly, as the world’s largest social-networking service looks to woo younger …

Surveillance Cameras Sought by Cities After Boston Bombs

A pedestrian who strolls through Boston’s Financial District, an area of about 40 city blocks, can be seen by at least 233 private and public cameras.<p>…

Silicon Valley Companies Fight For Talent, Pay Extravagant Salaries

By Sarah McBride<p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Among Twitter Inc's highest-paid executives, Christopher Fry's name stands out.<p>The senior vice president of engineering raked in $10.3 million last year, just behind Twitter Chief Executive Dick Costolo's $11.5 million, according to Twitter's IPO documents. …