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Adobe brings 'Photoshop magic' to the PDF with 2 new mobile apps

When speaking about their software, Adobe engineers often reference something called "Photoshop magic." The idea refers to the underlying tech that …

Where Big Data Jobs Will Be In 2015

Demand for Computer Systems Analysts with big data expertise increased 89.9% in the last twelve months , and 85.40% for Computer and Information Research Scientists.<p>Demand for Python programming expertise increased 96.9% in big-data related positions in the last twelve months.<p>These and other key …

Bluesmart smart carry on brings luggage into the 21st century

It is, admittedly, a little weird to think about a suitcase as being technology-enabled. In a world where leaving cell phones and tablets on in …

Luggage

Essential security apps for your smartphone and tablet

Hackers would love to weasel their way on to your smartphone or tablet, just like they try to do your computer. That's how they steal sensitive information like account details, passwords, important texts, intimate photos and whatever else possible.<p>Unfortunately for them, mobile gadgets are a bit …

Now Everyone Hates Jennifer Lawrence Over A Nude Photos Joke She Made

The grace period of feeling bad for Jennifer Lawrence is apparently over. In her <i>Vanity Fair</i> cover story, which goes live online Monday, the <i>Hunger Games</i> star joked about her nude photo leak, saying, “At least I’m not a hermaphrodite. I could have been outed — ‘Jennifer Lawrence, …

Prepaying student loans may mean less money in retirement | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rising student loan debt may be hampering young people’s ability to buy homes or even move out of their parents’ basements. But that does not mean student loan borrowers always should be in a hurry to pay off this debt.<p>Occupy Wall Street demonstrators participating in a …

The 3 most useful skills to teach at a hackathon

I spent last weekend mentoring participants in PennApps, a hackathon organized by undergraduate students at UPenn. I enjoyed the experience of mentoring, and had an especially great time pretending to know a lot about hardware.<p>While working with various teams, I noticed a pattern: although I was …

Apple Now Lets You Check If An iPhone Is Stolen Before You Buy It

Want to check if that iPhone you’re considering nabbing off of Craigslist is stolen <i>before</i> you hand over your cold, hard cash?<p>Apple has just released a tool that exists solely to verify whether or not a used iPhone has been locked down remotely by its rightful owner.<p>All you need is the IMEI or the …

Panasonic’s monstrous new 85-inch TV is just the icing on its new 4K UHD cake

There’s a new monster gracing the halls of Berlin’s IFA show this year, and for once it’s not from Samsung, LG, or even Sony. Panasonic has revealed …

Cinematography

8 Lesser Known, but Very Useful, Apple Mac Utilities

Your Mac comes with a bunch of Apps pre-installed, neatly organized in the Applications folder. You’ve got the iWork suite, AddressBook, iCal and some other useful applications. Also in there is another folder called Utilities.<p>You might have used a few of the applications within it, but there’s …

Check out Dying Light’s first-person take on parkour

The latest developer diary video for <i>Dead Island</i> studio Techland’s next open world zombie survival game (we need a more succinct name for this genre)</i> …

Metal Gear

AnyMote Home wants to make your smartphone the ultimate universal remote

California startup Color Tiger has a new Kickstarter campaign designed to help clean up the remote control mess on your living room table. Through …

Home Automation

Bridge the gap between your phone and computer with these apps

Sync your smartphone and computer without cables using these apps.<p>You phone and computer are both powerful machines, but they can get even more powerful when you connect them. I'm not talking about plugging in a USB cable; instead there are apps out there that help your desktop and Android talk to …

Apps

Stem cell stroke therapy shows promise after first human trial

A pilot study undertaken by researchers from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Imperial College London has shown promise in rapid treatment …

Medicine

Multifunctional survival hiking poles keep you alive in the wild

Designed to "bring the hiking stick into the 21st century," the Zubin Axe is a large multi-tool for outdoor living. Its two-bolt interchangeable head …

Hiking

Nanosheet burn dressing clings to uneven skin

Even with advances in gels and dressings, burns remain a difficult injury to treat. This applies particularly to parts of the body where the skin …

American Chemical Society

SharkStopper is claimed to make you sound scary to sharks

As regular viewers of a certain TV channel will already know, the orca (or killer whale) is one of the only animals that kills sharks. It would …

Wearable Tech

New Atlas

Rich Haridy March 22, 2018<p>Epic Games recently unveiled a remarkable demonstration of its latest real-time digital rendering system called Unreal …

UC San Diego

Oval smart sensor is designed to monitor people, pets and objects

This is, of course, not the first connected sensor we've seen. Back in 2012 we saw the Knut hit Kickstarter, but this one definitely looks easy to …

Simplicam Is a Solid Dropcam Rival with Face Detection

In the personal connected camera market, Google-owned Dropcam is the company to beat with its well-designed hardware and premium cloud recording service. ArcSoft’s new Simplicam provides close competition with Dropcam through its Closeli recording service and advanced face detection technology, but …

Om/One: The Death Star of Bluetooth speakers

In a market as saturated as the Bluetooth speaker one, any point of difference can make a ... well, a difference. The Om/One is a Bluetooth speaker …

How To Banish Those Annoying iMessage Spammers Forever

iMessage is awash with spammers, according to a new Wired report.<p>That may not be true, though.<p>A recent post by AppleInsider dug into the report Wired's article is based on and searched iPhone message forums for user complaints.<p>They didn't find much.<p>Cloudmark, the firm that produced the iMessage …

iMessage

Evermind uses household appliances to monitor the elderly or infirm

For those with elderly or special needs relatives or friends who live by themselves, it is not always practical to check on their well-being all of …

Turn Any YouTube Video Into A GIF By Just Adding “GIF” To The URL

Want to turn something on YouTube into a GIF, but don’t want to futz with downloading third-party apps or digging around for an online converter?<p>Here’s a handy, easy to remember trick: just add “GIF” to the beginning of the URL. After “www.” and before “youtube.com”<p>Like so:<p>.<p>So, for example, you’d …

Archos Smart Home Starter Pack review: This Android security and automation kit lacks focus - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Archos Smart Home Starter Pack includes an Android tablet, two Mini-Cams, two Weather Tags, and two Movement Tags -- all for $250 (£200).<p><b>The Bad</b> Archos' awkward "tablet" hub operates like an Android tablet without any of the mobility, making the interface largely unusable and its role …

Home Automation

P.T. is pure video-game marketing genius

Only just announced at the company's Gamescom briefing, P.T. or "playable teaser" is a horrifying and brilliantly ambitious effort to promote the relaunch of a classic horror franchise.<p>I've been playing games for over 25 years and I've never been as frightened as I was during P.T.<p>You simply cannot …

Marketing

Horror, space marines, and paper mache highlight Sony’s Gamescom reveals

PlayStation fans have a lot to look forward to between now and the end of 2015. We don’t know exactly when all of this is supposed to arrive, but …

PS Vita

How Apple and Google plan to reinvent health care

Mike Dittenber had always wanted to go skydiving. There was only one problem: “At my heaviest I clocked in around 330 pounds,” says Dittenber, a technical writer from Michigan. “That’s above the weight restriction for a tandem jump.” During a doctor’s visit last spring, he got some more bad news. …

Forensic Expert Questions Covert 'Backdoor' Services Included in iOS by Apple

As part of a recent Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE/X) conference presentation, forensic scientist and iPhone jailbreak expert Jonathan Zdziarski detailed several backdoor security mechanisms that are secretly included in iOS by Apple. These mechanisms make covert data collection easier for Apple and …