Ilko Shtirkov

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PSN Down As Sony, Blizzard, Riot And Others Are Under Siege By Hackers

If you’re trying to play a game on PSN today, you may be running into some issues. Despite routine maintenance set for tomorrow, over the weekend Sony's PSN service has been hit by a series of crippling attacks from a hacker/vandal collective known as “Lizard Squad.”<p>The group also claims to have …

Marvel’s iPhone App Turns Sketches Into Tappable Mobile App “Prototypes”

Marvel, a UK startup founded last year by ex-employees of Enpocket (acquired by Nokia), is on a mission: to put creating a mobile app “prototype” within the reach of almost anybody.<p>The company’s first offering, built on top of Dropbox, lets you turn sketches, wireframes, and Photoshop files synced …

How to tell if Heartbleed could have stolen your password, and when it’s safe to change it

As you’ve probably heard, the Heartbleed bug exposes websites that use a popular encryption technology to malicious attacks, and some of your passwords—and personal data—may well have been compromised. The vulnerable software, OpenSSL, is used to encrypt something like two-thirds of all sites on …

£120 Micro 3D printer raises $1m in 24 hours

The Micro, a 3D printer that costs $199 (£120), has raised more than $1 million (£600,000) on Kickstarter in just 24 hours.<p>The Micro -- created by a …

Facebook Is Killing Your iPhone Battery. These Are The Easy Steps To Fix It

Paranoia strikes most smartphone owners when their battery runs low. What caused that? Of course it can be a myriad of factors, but for iPhone owners a major culprit has emerged which will affect almost everyone: Facebook. That’s the bad news. The good news is it can be easily fixed.<p>For Facebook, a …

Israeli startup\’s battery can charge a smartphone in 30 seconds

Facebook is trying to save you from embarrassing posts

One of the first things I do before I post anything on Facebook is to make sure I know exactly <i>who</i> will see it. If it's a vacation photo of me and my husband, I restrict it to friends and family. If it's just a link to something funny on the internet, I might post it for all the world to see. It's …

Apple signing up new ad agencies to battle Samsung, report says

Apple is on the cusp of adding a brace of new ad agencies to its marketing roster, according to fresh rumours concerning the iPhone-maker's heated battle with Samsung.<p>Four new agencies are set to be recruited to Apple's team, AdAge reports, citing "people familiar with the matter". The work for the …

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Your Brain Isn't Equipped to Deal With the Heartbleed Bug

You might be scrambling to come up with a new password after news Tuesday of a vicious software bug that leaves our bank information, credit card …

Heartbleed web bug has companies in panic

A look into the Heartbleed bug encryption flaw that has left many of the world’s websites vulnerable to hackers<p>Researchers at Google and Finnish security firm Codenomicon have discovered a mass web bug that threatens users' data security.<p>The 'Heartbleed' flaw has been discovered in OpenSSL, a piece …

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