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Vysk QS1 Case Encrypts Phone Calls Against Hackers, Spies

This case will tell hackers to buzz off -- literally.<p>Smartphones, just like computers, are vulnerable to hackers, who target mobile devices with malicious software to access your personal information. There are security apps that can help prevent this, but one San Antonio-based startup thinks it …

Why carry a big power brick when you can tote the world’s smallest laptop adapter?

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>It’s not unheard of for a laptop review to ding the product for a surprising reason: A bulky power adapter. What’s the point …

Dattch, The Dating App For Gay Women, Launches in San Francisco

Aimed exclusively at lesbians, bisexual and/or bi-curious women, the Dattch dating app ought to be a shoo-in for the large San Francisco market. So it’s no surprise that the startup – after raising money and honing its product in London – has now launched in the California city. You can download it …

Flappy Bird at risk of extinction as developer 'cannot take this anymore'

Mobile game Flappy Bird may be a chart-topping global phenomenon, but its creator Dong Nguyen appears to be struggling to cope with its success.<p>The free game has been hugely popular on iOS and Android, but its Vietnamese developer says he is now planning to remove it from app stores this weekend.<p>“I …

Chainfire’s new Pri-Fy app protects you from Wi-Fi based tracking

The NSA revelations have made it painfully clear that privacy is endangered in our digital era. But it’s not only the NSA and other state entities that snoop on you – from retailers interested in your shopping habits to hackers looking to sell your data to the highest bidder, your private …

Wi-Fi

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

Uncovering a More Useful Android Lock Screen

Nowadays, there’s a smartphone app for just about everything. Need to hail a ride? There’s an app for that. Need a game for your cat? There’s an app …

As laptop SSDs hit 1TB in capacity, we see whether they're worth the cash

After reviewing Apple's latest MacBook Pro I noticed something very interesting: its performance versus my two-year-old model felt far more …

Interns: all work, no pay

Too many young people are still doing real jobs for no money, as unpaid interns. But not for much longer. Around the world, young workers expected to toil for months at a time for little or no pay are battling to be rewarded fairly.<p>For those of us who have been campaigning on this issue for years, …