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Android Users: This Simple Fix Will Help Keep You Safe From The Stagefright Exploit

Stagefright is a nasty potential problem for a huge majority of the World’s Android users. Thomas Fox-Brewster covered it in detail in his article yesterday, but here in brief is how to prevent the bug being used to access your phone without you even knowing.<p>Stagefright is a core part of the …

The Guy Who Taught AI to 'Remember' Is Launching a Startup

At Google, a team of researchers recently demonstrated an artificially intelligent system that could reliably identify a mountain-unicycling video.<p>As …

The Crypto Wars Have Gone Global

Privacy

Intel's 3D memory is 1,000 times faster than modern storage

Intel and Micron unveiled a novel new kind of non-volatile data storage device during a press conference on Tuesday. The chips, dubbed "3D XPoint" (pronounced "cross-point"), are being touted as the first new class of "mainstream memory" to hit the market since 1989. These new chips could soon …

Pattern Playing - plus a little mathart.

Easy DNA Editing Will Remake the World. Buckle Up. | WIRED

Spiny grass and scraggly pines creep amid the arts-and-crafts buildings of the Asilomar Conference Grounds, 100 acres of dune where California's …

BioShock Infinite speedrun vastly more complicated than the game's own plot

You don't see many first-person shooters played by the speedrunning community, and you see even fewer make an appearance at the biannual Games Done Quick charity marathons. But early this morning, during the third day of Summer Games Done Quick, an epic run of <i>BioShock Infinite</i> occurred.<p>It was a …

Android phones can be hacked with a simple text

Android phones can get infected by merely receiving a picture via text message, according to research published Monday.<p>This is likely the biggest smartphone flaw ever discovered. It affects an estimated 950 million phones worldwide -- about 95% of the Androids in use today.<p>The problem stems from …

Android Phones

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Are artificial organs vulnerable to hacking?

New research suggests millions of lives could potentially be at risk due to the large number of security flaws in medical systems and the latest …

Google’s Ara Modular Phone Takes A Real Photo From A Snap-In Camera

Google’s ATAP team showed a working version of its Project Ara modular smartphone on stage at I/O today, with engineer Rafa Camargo snapping in a camera module and taking a quick photo on a device running the latest version of Android. It was a brief show of where the project’s at, and amazing when …

Puerto Rico

These Little Robots Will Carry Away Your Car

Sci-fi movies imagine worlds where robots rebel against their creators and try to take over, but in reality there have been several studies and inventions that use robotics to help out humans in areas such as hospitals and schools. One European team of scientists has a created a team of robots that …

Robotics

Judge says Ulbricht’s “harm reduction” arguments are fantasies, a mark of privilege

"There's no moral ambiguity" in what Ulbricht did, judge says.<p>Before he was sentenced to life in prison, Ross Ulbricht made the longest public …

Forensic services takes to the air - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Jo-Ann Miller has announced the expansion of the Queensland Police Service’s suite of Remotely Piloted …

Drones

Simple Machines, An App That Uses a Variety of Machines to Demonstrate Physics

Simple Machines is an app by Tinybop (previously) that uses simple machines–like the name implies–to demonstrate various elements of physics. Simple …

Pinball

Sunk: How Ross Ulbricht ended up in prison for life

Inside the trial that brought down a darknet pirate.<p>Our own Joe Mullin attended every session of Ross Ulbricht's criminal trial in New York and filed …

The Unbundling Of Finance

Scott Walchek Contributor<p>Scott Walchek is the founder and CEO of Trov<p>In a world where everything is being unbundled, allowing consumers to pick and choose from things like television shows and college courses, financial services are becoming à la carte, as well. People, particularly millennials, …

Financial Services

Google Sharing Plans for DIY 3D VR Camera Rig

Today’s Google I/O keynote in San Francisco, California, concluded with an exciting announcement for video content creators. Beginning this summer, Google will launch a new platform called JUMP that should make it easier for people to record, stitch, and publish stereoscopic virtual reality …

Virtual Reality

Ocushield: A screen protector that protects your eyes more than the screen

It’s easy for us to get consumed in our smartphones, tablets and laptops, considering everything they can do. But the side effects are often overlooked. Eye strain, retinal dysfunction and fatigue can all be caused by using electrical devices too much and at the wrong times of day.<p>A recent study by …

Here Are 20 DIY Hacks For Improving Your Garden

Advertisement<p>Jon Snow says winter is coming and for him it might be. But for the rest of us all; the winters are gone finally and we are entering the …

14,000 websites protest Patriot Act with 'blackout' and semi-nude photos

Members of Congress are in for a surprise if they visit one of over 14,200 websites currently protesting the Patriot Act with a redirect to a site …

Still Don't Understand Bitcoin? This Concept Art Will Help

For most of us, bitcoin doesn’t make much sense. The cryptocurrency has been trusted for almost 200,000 transactions totaling more than $45 million dollars <i>in the last 24 hours</i>, but it still feels unfamiliar. It’s digital; it’s global; it breezes through national and legal barriers. We literally …

Cryptocurrency

Project Ara put together on stage, shown off as fully working

Google’s ATAP session at this year’s Google I/O brought a few fantastic new technologies such as capacitive textile, a micro radar, the Project Vault SD card, and much more. But it wasn’t all new projects being shown off, as Google’s ATAP team also demoed Project Ara, the world’s first modular …

Virtual reality sex is coming — and the toys are already here

<i>Note: The following post contains sexually graphic images and descriptions.</i><p>You’re lying back on a bed. You look around. A porn star walks in. She …

WTF Just Happened: How Do They Pull Off the Vertigo Effect in Movies?

You probably arrived at this page after pressing pause on <i>Vertigo</i> or <i>Jaws</i> or <i>Raging Bull</i> or <i>Poltergeist</i> or <i>Goodfellas</i> or <i>The Wire</i>. A certain camera trick …

Amateur Hour: Paper Perfect

On February 4, 2014, Robert Lang joined Joshua Foer onstage at the Institute Library in New Haven, Connecticut, as part of the ongoing series …

7 Teen Movie Dystopias, Ranked By Coziness

A timeshare in Panem doesn't sound like the worst thing in the world.

Change This iPhone Setting To Stop Closed Apps From Tracking Your Location

Foursquare users who play hooky from work to go see a movie may not “check in” for fear of colleagues seeing their whereabouts, but the app still knows they’re there. Last week, the Wall Street Journal confirmed an earlier report that Foursquare “tracks your every movement, even when the app is …