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South Korea bans unremovable mobile bloatware

The South Korean ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning has banned the common practice of mobile manufacturers and networks putting …

Why I switched from iOS to Windows Phone and won’t be going back

Why I switched from iOS to Windows Phone and won’t be going back<p>Before I start I want to say up front, <i>yes</i> I worked at Yammer which was acquired by …

D-Link hits CES with portable router and charger combos, WiFi range extenders and surveillance equipment

With the exception, perhaps, of the traditional trade show flu, nothing's thicker in the air CES than overlapping WiFi signals. Phones, PCs, SmartTVs, game consoles, tablets and routers are all desperately reaching out to something to connect to, and D-Link is happy to oblige. This year, the …

Lenovo unveils ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook with 4th Gen. Intel Processor

Lenovo unveiled a bunch of products to kick off things by introducing several new products including the ThinkPad 8 tablets, X1 Carbon Ultrabook and …

Gear & Gadgets

NVIDIA Tegra K1 Mobile Processor Announced (Video)

NVIDIA has taken the wraps of its latest mobile processor at this years CES, the NVIDIA Tegra K1, the processor will be available in a 32-bit version …

Computer Science

BitSpin, Developers Of The Timely Alarm Clock For Android, Join Google

While details about the deal are quite sparse, it seems that Google has quietly acquired (acquihired?) Bitspin, the Zurich-based team behind the Android alarm clock Timely.<p>Best known for its design, Timely found a rather nice balance between beauty and simplicity. It’s flagship feature was its …

BlackBerry Files Lawsuit Against Seacrest’s Typo Keyboard Startup For Infringement

BlackBerry has today filed a lawsuit against startup Typo Keyboards, which is backed by Ryan Seacrest. The company alleges that Typo copied BlackBerry’s patented and “iconic” keyboard design. <b>Updated with statement from Typo below.</b><p>“We are flattered by the desire to graft our keyboard onto other …

This Credit Card Startup Has A Way To Thwart Target-Style Hacking

Look into the future a moment and imagine Christmas shopping 2014. Target offers a great deal on a perfect gift. At the register, you recall that someone stole 40 million credit card numbers from the retailer in late 2013. Then, you as flick your fingerprint across the front of the biometric reader …

The NSA's catalog of spy gear shows how it hacks computers

Over the New Year’s holiday the German newspaper Spiegel has published details about the gadgets the NSA uses to spy on people and companies. According to the newspaper the NSA has a special secret unit, called ANT, which specializes in creating tech related devices for eavesdropping and installing …

Western Digital

Apple, H-P lead weak day for tech stocks

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Tech stocks began the year on shaky ground Thursday as Apple Inc. fell after a Wall Street analyst cut his rating on …

2014: the year of the smarter watch?

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Wearable Tech

Mozilla's Firefox app for Windows 8 delayed again until mid-March

Though Windows 8 has now been out for a year and change, there's still no Firefox browser dedicated to its tile-y interface. That situation's not improving, as Mozilla has just announced that its 'Metro' Modern UI-look version has been further delayed to March 18th. We were expecting it to arrive …

Software

Smart Lighting Tech Brings Space Bulbs to Your Home

Think it’s tough to fall asleep on earth? Just try to imagine what it’s been like for all the astronauts inhabiting the International Space Station …

Space Exploration

2013 Mac Pro Review

Snapchat hack affects 4.6 million users

<b>The usernames and phone numbers for 4.6 million Snapchat accounts have been downloaded by hackers, who temporarily posted the data online.</b><p>A website called SnapchatDB released the data but censored the last two digits of the phone numbers.<p>It has since been taken offline but a cached version is still …

Snapchat

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Case For X10 And QX100 Smartphone Lenses

Sony has this week announced the launch of a new hard case for the Sony Xperia Z Ultra smartphone which has been designed to allow owners to add the …