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Major Android App Vulnerability Unearthed

A vulnerability that could affect 99 percent of the world’s Android-powered phones and tablets has been unearthed within the Google-owned platform. Since more than 900 million Android devices have been activated, we’re filing this in the ‘major vulnerability’ folder.<p>Bluebox Security says it found …

As The Lockitron Nears Shipping, Apigy Partners With Schlage And Details Building Gadgets On IOUs

Almost nine months after its crowdfunding success, the Lockitron is scheduled to ship on July 15th. As I learned through a chat with Apigy’s founder, it’s been a long road to this point as the young company overcame several obstacles including building $2.3 million in pre-orders without collecting …

The 11 Most Fascinating Charts From Mary Meeker's Epic Slideshow of Internet Trends

Facebook is the only major social network in decline. Saudis share more online than anyone. You check your phone 150 times a day. And more.<p>Every year, Mary Meeker and the team from KPCB unleash upon the world the mother of all slideshows, which aims to sum up The State of the Internet. This year's …

IGGY Social Network Hopes To Serve Smart Teens

Is this the social networking site for the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs?<p>Its creators hope so.<p>The International Gateway for Gifted Youth (IGGY), a social network that is designed for brainy teens between the ages of 13 and 18 has recently reached more than 2,500 members, according to The …

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The mood ring wants to make a high-tech comeback

Remember mood rings? They were a piece of jewelry that could supposedly reveal your current emotion to anyone, depending on the color the stone …

Heart Rates

The Story of Lifelogging Told in a New Documentary

Lifelogging has been the pursuit of geeks who don’t mind strapping huge homemade HUDs to their heads and computers to their backs since the 1980s, but it looks like it may finally be about to go mainstream thanks to technology like the Memoto camera.<p>In case you’re unfamiliar with the concept, …

Aviary Passes 50M Monthly Active Users, Goes Global With Japan Office

Photo-editing service Aviary announced today that it has passed 50 million monthly active users, a 100 percent growth in the past six months. With all of its success, the company also revealed that it will be launching an office in Japan, the first international expansion for Aviary — and it’s …

Slow-mo-ify your videos with new YouTube Editor effect

Everything really is a lot cooler in slow motion – and to help, YouTube added the slow motion effect to its editor tools so you can slow down your …

Videography

Chrome Experiment’s ‘Roll It’ turns your browser into a Skee-Ball machine

Aw yeah, a new Chrome Experiment game just in time for summer. <i>Roll It</i>, Google’s latest multiplayer fun, lets you relive the old days of Skee-Ball on …

Software

Living On Bitcoin For A Week: The Journey Begins

<b>Day 1</b>.<p>On Tuesday morning, I emptied my wallet of all of the cash and credit cards before I left my house. Many journalists have been writing about the mechanics of buying Bitcoin and the resulting heart palpitations as they watched the dramatic rises and falls in the digital currency’s worth over …

LinkedIn is 10 Years Old: Here's How it Changed the Way we Work

Today marks a historic moment for one of Silicon Valley’s biggest and well-known companies. It has been a decade since LinkedIn was founded as a business-related social network and now it has grown up to become a successful public company with more than 225 million members and nearly $325 million …

American Airlines Pilots Lose 40lb With Apple iPad Electronic Flight Bag

American Airlines recently got permission to use its iPad Electronic Flight Bags in the cockpit during all phases of flight, saving an estimated $1.2 million of fuel annually. (Hat tip Mactrast, image)<p>For pilots, it’s a huge benefit. A bag full of airways charts, airport maps and operations manuals …