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Shopping: Is there an app for that?

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Ramneek Bhasin, VP & GM, Product and Mobile, TheFind.</i><p>Our fascination with the smartphone is in full swing. We now live in a world where more phones are activated daily than there are babies born, and they seem to be just as demanding. We check our phones every six …

Google is researching ways to make encryption easier to use in Gmail

In response to Edward Snowden’s mass surveillance revelations, Google is working to make complex encryption tools, such as PGP, easier to use in Gmail.<p>PGP, or Pretty Good Privacy, is an encryption utility that historically has been difficult to break. But Google has “research underway to improve …

This 'Wonder Material' Could Make Your Next Phone Super Thin With Internet That's 100x Faster

They've found a technique that could help the company make your future smartphone thinner, more durable, and even a deliver Internet 100 times faster.<p>The "wonder material" is called graphene— a substance that's stronger than steel and so thin it's considered to be two dimensional.<p>In fact, it's 1 …

Kim Dotcom: Mega is now 'a $210M company'

Kim Dotcom, the famed Internet mogul who made his name with the now-defunct MegaUpload, has upped his rhetoric as he continues to fight a US bid to have him extradited from New Zealand.<p>Dotcom said via his Twitter feed on Tuesday that his recently formed storage locker Mega will be listed on the New …

Internet

MIT Builds A ‘Soft Robotic’ Fish That’s Perfectly Cuddly, Moves Like The Real Thing

Video: Melanie Gonick, MIT News<p>Soft robotics is a field that’s growing so fast MIT has created an entire journal dedicated to the field, and the first edition profiles a robot fish that can perform a getaway maneuver with its flexible body almost as fast as the real thing.<p>The fish is built partly …

Fleet of underwater gliders could improve global weather forecasts

While our entire climate model is based on the world's ocean currents, there's a surprising lack of detailed measurements of their movements. Researchers from Rutgers and elsewhere want to rectify that with the Challenger Glider Mission, which will launch 16 unpowered, autonomous submarines later …

Transformer-like suit lets you lift 110 pounds -- with each hand

It lets you lift up to 220 pounds like you're lifting a baby. It has 22 different points of movement. And it makes you look a little like Optimus Prime. It's the "body extender" from Perceptual Robotics Laboratory in Italy. And it would make one hell of a Halloween costume.<p>The Percro engineers who …

Robotics

MorpHex MKII part 1

This drone can steal what's on your phone

The next threat to your privacy could be hovering over head while you walk down the street.<p>Hackers have developed a drone that can steal the contents of your smartphone -- from your location data to your Amazon (AMZN) password -- and they've been testing it out in the skies of London. The research …

Can HTC thrive in a Samsung world?

“If it wasn’t for the One, HTC probably wouldn’t be here today,” says Scott Croyle, vice president of design at HTC. Croyle is giving me a tour of the company’s San Francisco studio, which was acquired when HTC bought the One & Co. design firm in 2008. “It’s the reason we’re still in the …

LG shows off its upcoming ‘G Watch’ in new image, 240ppi 1.65inch screen rumored

LG has posted an image of its upcoming smartwatch on Twitter, perhaps trying to deflect attention away from the Moto 360. The watch will run on the Android Wear platform, but unlike Motorola, LG has opted to use a traditional square screen for the ‘G Watch’.<p>Other than teasing that the device is …

How to get more Twitter followers in 9 different ways

The Internet does much to level the playing field for sharing a message. Twitter flattens it. So much so, that it’s difficult to stand out, to reach the audience you’re interested in and gain their attention. How can you get more twitter followers?<p>If you spend much time on Twitter, you’ve certainly …

Mirama hopes to replace your smartphone with a headset, your camera button with a finger gesture

Mirama wants do away with the the camera button on your smartphone. In fact, don't even get the smartphone out to begin with. Its prototype headset lets you frame and take a picture using your hands and its built-in camera. No buttons, no vocal cues, not even a wink. Other gestures, registered by …

Amazon Customers Wake Up to Unexpected Cash

Amazon customers had a pleasant surprise in their email inbox this morning: credits from a settlement between some of the largest U.S. book …

Deal with the devil: why Netflix broke its own rules on net neutrality

By agreeing to pay Comcast, Reed Hastings set a painful precedent<p>Netflix CEO Reed Hastings published an impassioned blog post last week criticizing internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon for asking his company to pay interconnection fees in order to ensure that their data reaches …

AT&T’s Ralph de la Vega thinks Netflix, not customers, should pay for capacity upgrades

When it comes to charging large online video providers to interconnect to last mile ISP networks, AT&T’s(s t) Ralph de la Vega believes that someone …

Apple Emails iTunes Users – Offers Refunds to Users Over Unauthorized In-App Purchases

- Mar 25, 2014<p>Apple has begun reaching out to iTunes users, offering refunds to users who may have had unauthorized in-app purchases “made by a …

Disconnect unveils private search Android app and web interface

Disconnect Search, a tool that lets people use popular search engines without having their queries logged or tracked, just got easier to use. On …

Android Dominates Global Mobile Browsing: Report

Analysts claim that the mobile platform war is over — or at least the battle is no longer so intense. Most of us are aware that Apple tends to be more dominant in Western markets — due to the premium cost of its devices — while Android has greater distribution in emerging markets thanks to a wider …