Hannah Gardner

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Artist reveals a hidden message in Apple's iCloud agreement

Terms of service for the internet are often good for two things: inspiring wild outrage, or simply acting as a textual speed bump between us and the web. Now, it appears they're also good for hiding secret messages.<p>Artist Florence Meunier scoured Apple's terms and conditions for iCloud and found a …

The end of Google Glass, or a new beginning? Twitter has its say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Google has announced it will stop producing Google Glass in its present form.<p>In a statement posted to its Google + account, the company said it would still be working on smart glasses, but that January 19 would be the last day to get the current Glass Explorer Edition.<p>The statement …

Autonomous Cars Are Closer Than You Think

“In the next five years, you’ll see somebody introduce autonomous vehicles,” Ford CEO Mark Fields said at a small dinner for press and analysts during CES. He was quick to qualify that statement (only in very defined areas, during good weather, etc.), but that’s one of the few statements that stuck …

Genius wants to be like Wikipedia, but for the entire internet

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / B Calkins<p>A noticeable tremor went through the U.S. media establishment on Monday, when well-respected <i>New</i> …

Deep-fried graphene may be the key to long-lasting batteries

The deep frying process isn't just useful for livening up your food -- it might also be the ticket to better batteries in your mobile devices. South Korean researchers have created highly conductive, stable electrode materials by spraying graphene oxide droplets into a very hot blend of acid and …

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iSpy: Snowden leak shows how the UK tracked iPhone users

Apple has long been outspoken about the measures it goes to to keep your iPhone secure, but new documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden demonstrate how the British spy agency GCHQ was able to carry out “realtime tracking of target iPhones” — by compromising users’ computers.<p>Rather than …

Apple dedicates entire homepage to Martin Luther King, though employees don’t get the day off

Apple has responded to some criticism of its failure to give its employees paid leave for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, by dedicating its entire homepage to the famous activist and removing all products.<p>The birth of Martin Luther King, Jr. has been marked as a federal holiday since it was signed …

Microsoft to Show How Windows 10 Will Win More Mobile Consumers

Microsoft makes (another) bid for the small screen with its new Windows 10 operating system.<p>When it comes to tablets and smartphones, most consumers avoid Windows.<p>On Wednesday, Microsoft hopes to drum up excitement over Windows 10, the new version of the operating system, which comes out later this …

Samsung’s next Edge could have a pair of displays on each side

Image copyright Kif Leswing/Gigaom.Samsung’s next phone project could be a double-edged sword of sorts. Instead of one side display, like the Galaxy …

Qwerky Keyboard Speeds Up Typing Emoji On iOS

Another keyboard contender has launched on iOS hoping to convince teens to shell out a few bucks for an app that gives them quick fire access to the characters that matter most in their texting life: emoji.<p>The backstory here is that Apple finally opened up developer access to the keyboard in iOS 8 …

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Snapchat’s Pricey Ads Could Be Too Pricey

AdWeek recently reported that Snapchat is asking brands for $750,000 per day to run its new “my story” ads. Some would argue that Snapchat’s unique ad format, engagement tactics, demographics, and immediacy make for an interesting experimental advertising opportunity. Others say that $750,000 is a …

Google could be funding SpaceX's satellite internet

After introducing the idea of creating a satellite-based internet back in November, Elon Musk went into further detail last week on his $10 billion plan to build out a network over the next five years. Now, <i>The Information</i> is reporting that Google might be a main investor.<p>According to an unnamed …

UN tally of Ebola-linked deaths tops 8,000

BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says more than 8,000 people are thought to have died last year from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.<p>The …

U.N. Official Says Ebola Can Be Beat in 2015

A United Nations official said Friday that the Ebola outbreak can be stomped out in 2015 but that months of hard work remain to stop the virus that …

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Study narrows down genetic suspects in autism

Researchers have narrowed down the list of genes implicated in autism spectrum disorder, and they appear to point toward a part of the brain that has largely been overlooked.<p>Most research into the genetic roots of autism, a highly heritable disorder that affects about 1 in 68 children, starts with …

Internet Explorer must die

If you think Microsoft should just kill off Internet Explorer already, you might just get your wish.<p>The browser has become synonymous with bugs, security problems and outdated technology. Even as Internet Explorer has improved dramatically in recent years, it continues to lose serious ground to …

Contact Lens Sees Eye Disease Before It Strikes

Early warning system is a sight for sore eyes<p>Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, affecting some 60 million people worldwide. It’s also highly treatable, if caught early. The disease typically occurs when fluid pressure inside the eye rises, choking the optic nerve and causing irreparable …

Microsoft Is Reportedly Working On A Completely New Web Browser

Microsoft is preparing to launch a new web browser with the release of the Windows 10 operating system, according to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley. The new browser has the code-name “Spartan” and it will be less clunky than Microsoft Internet Explorer. Microsoft’s Spartan reportedly has a look and feel …

Twitter comes under fire for new ad campaign

Leave it to Captain Kirk to stir up trouble. Star Trek actor William Shatner took to Twitter today to complain about — well, Twitter. Their latest …

Child Porn Generates Most Traffic To Hidden Sites On Tor Network, Study Finds

Hidden websites that run under the cover of anonymity in the so-called “dark net” -- corners of the Internet that allow people to conceal their …

YouTube's biggest stars: DC Toys Collector, PewDiePie and Taylor Swift

YouTube’s three most popular channels generated just under a billion views in November alone, as online viewers flocked to the videos of DC Toys Collector, PewDiePie and Taylor Swift.<p>The latest monthly chart from industry site Tubefilter and analytics firm OpenSlate reveals that toy-unboxing …

A new angle on desktops with curved-screen Samsung Ativ One 7

This all-in-one adopts the same curved display as Samsung's big-screen 4K TVs.<p>If you're looking for something a little different in an all-in-one desktop, the new Ativ One 7 Curved desktop is the first all-in-one we've seen with a curved screen.<p>Giving a display a concave shape is an idea starting …

Moms With Apps aims to direct parents to responsible apps for kids

It’s surprising how media stories about children running up huge bills on in-app purchases for mobile games almost always turn out to involve games that aren’t actually children’s games.<p>Kids blowing their parents’ bank accounts in Clash of Clans or Zombies vs Ninja is still worrying, of course, and …

Study claims more than 80% of 'dark net' traffic is to child abuse sites

More than 80% of so-called “dark net” internet traffic is generated by visits to websites offering child-abuse material, according to a study of Tor “hidden services” websites conducted at the University of Portsmouth.<p>Researcher Dr Gareth Owen analysed traffic to sites using Tor’s technology to …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone everywhere. To drive home this point, I give you exhibit A: Earlier this week, Facebook came under fire when it was revealed that the data of more than 50 million …

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Review: How to Use a Borrowed Phone With Your Own Phone Number

The new app Hotel My Phone lets you create a virtual copy of your forgotten or dead phone on a borrowed phone.<p>It happens every day. People either forget their smartphones, or discover that their phones’ batteries are dead. So, if they have to send a text or make a call, they borrow a phone from a …

Apple will dominate 2015’s biggest tech show without showing up

Apple won’t be at the mammoth International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week, but once again, it’s setting the agenda from afar.<p>While Korean electronics giants like Samsung will dominate the show floor, Apple is laying the future path for the entire tech industry.<p>In the coming year, …

What If North Korea Wasn't Behind the Sony Hack?

Security firms suggest alternate narratives, including a disgruntled insider or maybe even the Russians.<p>From the moment the Federal Bureau of Investigation identified North Korea as the culprit behind the devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, private security experts not employed …