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One Man’s Photos from an Epic Road Trip Spanning 26 Years, 177 Countries, and 500,000 Miles

A 76-year-old man named Gunther Holtorf is back home in Germany now after an epic road trip. How epic was it? It could very well be the world’s …

The Internet of Things will be vulnerable for years, and no one is incentivized to fix it

The Internet is no longer just accessible from your laptop or mobile phone. It’s now part of television sets, baby monitors, ovens and cars. It is increasingly embedded into medical devices and other critical devices. The Internet is everywhere and the Internet of Things (IoT) is a trend that will …

Microsoft's DeLorean is a cloud gaming system that knows what you'll do next

When it works, cloud streaming video games can feel like a magical experience. Think about it: some remote server is pushing high-quality gameplay directly to your TV -- through the internet! It's a crazy, impressive achievement, but it's still not ready for primetime. Cloud streamed games face …

Google Chromecast Currently Costs Just £18 in the UK

If you’ve been vacillating about whether or not to pick up a Google Chromecast streaming dongle, some of the UK’s largest retailers just made that decision a little bit easier (or harder, if you were trying to resist the temptation) by significantly cutting the price.<p>Although it’s been available in …

40 of the Best Blonde Hair Ideas

The golden hues on our radar right now.<p>The best blonde hair colors are decidedly luxurious. That Midas touch can refresh the entire face—acting as an instant illuminator for the eyes and the skin. Finding your perfect shade is all about balance: fair skin tones are flattered by cool, pale colors …

Facebook emotion study breached ethical guidelines, researchers say

Researchers have roundly condemned Facebook's experiment in which it manipulated nearly 700,000 users' news feeds to see whether it would affect their emotions, saying it breaches ethical guidelines for "informed consent".<p>James Grimmelmann, professor of law at the University of Maryland, points in …

"Amazon Was a Prison," Says Former Worker

A CNBC documentary shines a light on the dark side of Amazon’s business practices.<p>To online shoppers, Amazon has become an indispensable part of their lives. To some former employees and business partners, a deal with Amazon is a threat to their livelihoods.<p>In a documentary called Amazon Rising, …

‘Windows 9’ preview expected later this year with a focus on the desktop

Microsoft is busy preparing a second update to Windows 8.1, but the company is largely focused on a larger "Windows 9" release due next year. <i>ZDNet</i> reports that a preview of codename Threshold — which may or may not be named Windows 9 once it’s released — will be available later this year. The …

Blackphone, a new encrypted smartphone built from scratch, is now market ready

Your new encrypted smartphone is now ready to order.<p>Pre-order actually. The new Blackphone, a smartphone that touts itself as impervious to NSA cryptographers, is almost market ready. Not officially on the shelves of Verizon or T-Mobile yet, the phone is a collaboration between Swiss-based …

Microsoft May Prioritize The Desktop In Windows 9

The latest rumor from the Microsoft community is confusing: Microsoft may disable, by default, the Metro-defined Start Screen on desktop-based computers in Windows 9, what is currently referred to as “Threshold.”<p>According to Neowin’s Brad Sams, in some Threshold builds, users must “manually turn …

Here's what our readers are saying about the new HTC One

The HTC One (M8) has been a hit with critics: Our own Brad Molen calls it "a great smartphone that does a lot of fantastic things," while <i>Laptop Magazine</i> goes so far as to say it's "the best Android phone on the market." But now that the M8 has hit all four major carriers in the US and has had a …

Newest Chromebook for schools from CTL has a built-in handle, rotating webcam

When you think about Chromebooks(s goog) for the education market, you likely think of Dell(s dell), Samsung and HP(s hpq). CTL wants to change that …

Google's Android TV controller looks like an Xbox One gamepad with PlayStation-style sticks

Google has its own Android microconsole platform coming later this year on a variety of set-top boxes and televisions, which means it will need its own gaming controller. It looks like it has one ready to go.<p>Images of the Android TV gamepad leaked online today (as spotted by <i>Business Insider</i>), and …

Forget.me Puts Out Early Data On What Europeans Want To Vanish From Google

An online service called Forget.me, launched last week to quickly capitalize on a European court ruling from late May that requires Google to process requests by private individuals to de-index outdated or irrelevant personal information, has put out some early data on the kind of requests …