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Hackers once stole a casino's high-roller database through a thermometer in the lobby fish tank

LONDON — Hackers are increasingly targeting "internet of things" devices to access corporate systems, using things like CCTV cameras or air-conditioning units, according to the CEO of a cybersecurity firm.<p>The internet of things refers to devices hooked up to the internet, and it has expanded to …

Internet of Things

BlackBerry is back! Will anyone care?

Within the Encore Las Vegas hotel, there's a suite adorned with the BlackBerry logo. Three podiums stand by a window, displaying BlackBerry phones.<p>Executives are walking around, showing off the devices. One exec taps a remote, and the curtains pull back. Instead of sunlight, there's a large …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

CEOs

Beat By Dre: The Exclusive Inside Story of How Monster Lost the World

There's never been anything like Beats By Dre. The bulky rainbow headphones are a gaudy staple of malls, planes, clubs, and sidewalks everywhere: as …

Here's how AOL's and Yahoo's recent email changes may affect users

AOL and Yahoo made changes to its email policies this month that will cause messages sent by some of their users to not be delivered.<p>The changes have to do with the companies' DMARC email specification policies, and they are being adopted to prevent spammers from sending messages out of fake email …

AOL

Defiantly plastic: designing the Galaxy S5

"Our major aims were usability, friendliness and a more humanistic design. We wanted something with a pleasing feel ... and better grip. If we used metal, [we felt] the designs felt heavy and cold," explains Senior Product Designer Dong Hun Kim, pointing to why Samsung still plays in polycarbonate. …

The surprising story of Sony's first Walkman

The Walkman is -- quite rightly -- held up as one of history's most groundbreaking gadgets. But did you know that Sony's greatest invention was actually a barely-modified version of an existing product?<p><i>You do now!</i> Hit play to see "Adventures in Tech" explain the exciting and surprising origins of …

PlayStation Now will require a DualShock controller for TVs, tablets, and phones

PlayStation Now could be the future of gaming, but you're going to need a proprietary controller to play. Though Sony has announced that the streaming game service will come to tablets and smartphones — perhaps even non-Sony devices — the company doesn't plan to let you use a touchscreen. To play …

The NSA Can Reportedly Gain Backdoor Access To A Slew Of Tech Products

The National Security Agency knows no boundaries — and has tools for spying that span computers, keyboards, firewalls and servers, or nearly all the security architecture created by major tech companies. That’s according to German news magazine Der Spiegel, which got its hands on an internal NSA …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

The Future According To Samsung

The following concept video shows how that could happen.<p>The video touches on a concept called "The Internet Of Things," which is a term people in the tech industry like to throw around when they talk about connecting everyday objects to the Internet. It may sound a little like the Jetsons today, …

Tech Industry

The top memes and viral videos of 2013

<b>A lot has changed since last year's round-up of the biggest viral hits, in which we met Grumpy Cat, the "overly attached girlfriend" and the One Pound Fish man.</b><p>As we begin to think back to this year, it's less "come and have a look, one pound fish..." and more "come and have a look... at our …

George Osborne

4 Facebook Secrets to Keep You Safe

Never let your boss see your embarrassing photos again<p>If your number of Facebook friends competes with your monthly mortgage payment, you may not be so happy after those embarrassing pictures from the holiday party go live: The more social circles you’re connected to on Facebook, the more anguish …

Silicon Valley investor wants to split California into six states

SAN FRANCISCO -- Technology investor Tim Draper is trying to drum up support to split California into six states, one of them being Silicon Valley.<p>His argument for redrawing the California map: The state is underrepresented in Washington. He's looking to get an initiative on the California …

Silicon Valley

How to steal Bitcoin in three easy steps

Earlier this month, someone pulled off the largest heist in the history of Bitcoin, the virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet. The illegal drug bazaar Sheep Marketplace was plundered, either by hackers or insiders, and about $100 million worth of the currency was stolen from …

Code Fellows Guarantees $100K Salaries For “Top Bootcamp Applicants”

Hack schools aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. While some graduates of rigorous coding bootcamps successfully land software jobs, many students get left behind, far from the six-figure salaries they had hoped for.<p>Over the last few years, a number of hack schools have reined in students’ …

ZeroLemon launches monstrous 10,000 mAh extended battery for Note 3

The Galaxy Note 3 is already a great option if you’re looking for a long-life smartphone that can take you through a day of heavy usage without breaking a sweat.<p>But the 3,200 mAh battery on the Note 3 is <i>puny</i> compared to the tablet-like 10,000 mAh delivered by ZeroLemon’s new extended battery pack. …

Gear & Gadgets

Raspberry Pi-equipped AR.Drone can hijack other quadcopters' WiFi link (video)

There might come a time when you'll wait for a drone instead of a truck for your Amazon or UPS package, while worrying about tech-savvy thieves instead of armed robbers. Let's just hope no ne'er-do-well uses Samy Kamkar's SkyJack for evil, because the software can worm its way into flying machines …

Google Is Building Robots. These Demos Show Them At Work.

The company that gave us Android is developing androids.<p>Yes, Google is building robots. And not just self-driving cars, which, of course, are technically robots, but humanoids that can walk around and make cow eyes at you.<p>It will probably be a while before anyone sees a Googlebot walking the …

The Xbox One Interface Is About To Get More Like Windows 8

The Xbox One interface is… let’s be charitable and say that it’s a work in progress. Either way, it’s not what you call “universally loved.” Microsoft’s solution? Windows 8!<p>Or, at least, incorporating elements of Windows 8 into the Xbox One interface. That’s the plan according to leaked internal …

EA CEO: Google, Apple Are Serious Competition For Xbox One, PS4

Microsoft and Sony get a chance to breathe now. The Xbox One and PS4 are both on the market, and they’re selling very well. Sony has moved 2.1 million consoles since its worldwide launch, and Microsoft sold 1 million worldwide on Day 1. Sony appears to have a lead, but but both consoles are …

Google's humanoid robots take on Amazon's courier drones

Online shopping is not the most glamorous aspect of the digital revolution, but it has just become the latest Silicon Valley battleground, with droids racing drones to become the courier of the future.<p>First Amazon promised to eliminate the drudgery of the post office queue with parcels delivered by …

Four Years Later, How Does the Xbox’s Kinect Stack Up to Its Original Vision?

“Product vision: actual features and functionality may vary” — Disclaimer on Project Natal E3 announcement video.<p>How’s this for a blast from the …

Kinect

Samsung’s patent could make big smartphones easier to use for everyone

I like the idea of big smartphones more than I actually like using them. That’s because, even though I have average size hands, I can’t manage to do …

Samsung reportedly developing 20-megapixel smartphone camera

Samsung may soon include an impressive new camera in its flagship mobile devices.<p>The Korean electronics giant is currently developing a 20-megapixel mobile camera, according to an ET News report that cites industry sources familiar with the company’s plans. Samsung aims to bundle the camera inside …

Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

How the PlayStation 4's 'Playroom' brought out the worst in gamers

Twitch bans streams of Sony's augmented reality game after sexual abuse and threats to children<p>The stars of Sony's <i>The Playroom</i> are meant to be its robots. Small, white, and cute, they jump and wiggle around at the feet of their owner. <i>The Playroom</i> — an alternate reality game that comes pre-loaded on …

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: which one to buy this holiday season

‘Tis the season for some big decisions: Fake tree or real tree? Self-gifting or hoping for the best? And, of course: which new game console should …

Graphic content: do Xbox One and PS4 games really look better?

The words "next generation" have always held a lot of promise — and a lot of hype — in the world of video games. Consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 that herald the arrival of a new generation are said to offer stunning graphics that unlock gaming experiences like never before. That’s an …