Marc Whyte

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10 apps that should be core smartphone features

So I trawled the hundreds of apps I’ve installed, and compiled a “top 10” of the ones I feel wouldn’t look out-of-place integrated into a phone’s inner workings.<p>It’s worth noting here that these aren’t necessarily the best built or designed apps out there — it’s more about the core functionality. …

Apps

Truck of the future aims to drive itself

Tractor-trailer drivers, if you text while driving in the middle of the freeway, then the future may belong to you.<p>If you can afford a Mercedes truck, that is.<p>The German vehicle maker sent an 18-wheeler barreling down the Autobahn recently, while the driver surfed the Internet for food recipes on …

31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From

There are so many words and phrases that we use in science fiction—and even science—without giving it much thought. But where did we get terms like …

Science Fiction

How to Fail: 10 Tips for Explaining Your Missteps | The Art of Manliness

In my previous post, “The Helicopter-Jumper’s Guide to Talking About Yourself,” I explained 10 ways you can talk about your <i>accomplishments</i> without …

How The PS4 And Xbox One Renewed GameStop's Lease On Life

GameStop shares came crashing down a few days ago when the company announced lower than expected game sales over the holidays (down 22.5% from last year) and more bad news when increased hardware sales of the PS4 and Xbox One were offset by a surprisingly large decline in PS3 and 360 sales.<p>All of …

National Security Employees Sure Hate Edward Snowden

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>While many people have come to Edward Snowden's defense, it seems that there is still one segment of …

Secret NSA Operation Collected 'Hundreds Of Millions' Of British Text Messages

American and British spies have collected hundreds of millions of text messages from UK citizens in a secret operation, according to the latest leak …

Reuters: Obama will prevent NSA from looking at phone records without a legal reason

Barack Obama is due to give a important speech about the NSA today, but <i>Reuters</i> claims to have had an early heads-up about what the US president will propose. The news agency believes he will announce measures that will prevent the NSA from automatically querying its vast database of private …

NSA collects millions of text messages daily in 'untargeted' global sweep

The National Security Agency has collected almost 200 million text messages a day from across the globe, using them to extract data including location, contact networks and credit card details, according to top-secret documents.<p>The untargeted collection and storage of SMS messages – including their …

Charles Bronson

For other uses, see Charles Bronson (disambiguation).<p>Publicity photo, 1966<p>Born<p>Charles Dennis Buchinsky[1]<br>November 3, 1921<br>Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, U.S.<p>…

Silent Circle & Geeksphone Join Forces To Build Blackphone: A Pro-Privacy Android-Based Smartphone

As the reality of the extent and invasiveness of the security services’ dragnet surveillance programs hits home, the pro-privacy movement has been cranking up its own ideas to counter spy-tech with pro-privacy tech. The Lavabit founder’s recent Kickstarter for a secure end-to-end open source …

The Top 8 Robot Stories Of 2013

By Morgan Clendaniel2 minute Read<p>Robots are coming. This much is certain. The robots we have now are just the first tiny soldiers in an army of …

Robotics

Obama’s NSA Task Force May Recommend Meaningful Changes

President Obama’s surveillance task force will reportedly recommend that a civilian should direct the National Security Agency and that it should reform its mass data collection practices. An overview of the non-binding recommendations were described to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> and <i>The New York Times</i>, …

Delivery drones are coming: Jeff Bezos promises half-hour shipping with Amazon Prime Air

Jeff Bezos is nothing if not a showman. Amazon's CEO loves a good reveal, and took the opportunity afforded by a <i>60 Minutes</i> segment to show off his company's latest creation: drones that can deliver packages up to 5 pounds to your house in less than half an hour. They're technically octocopters, as …

Here's how we'll play, pay, talk and more with the PS4 (update)

The PlayStation 4's user interface looks more like something you'd find on Facebook than on a next-gen gaming system. And there's nothing wrong with that.<p>Gone is the PlayStation 3's iconic cross-media bar, replaced now by an amorphous "dynamic" menu that evolves to reflect your and your friends' …

Android 4.4 KitKat Targets Google’s Next Billion Users, Adds Pervasive Search & Improves Google Now

Today Google announced details of its long-awaited Android 4.4 KitKat operating system for the first time, going beyond just the candy bar branding. KitKat is designed around three major tentpoles, Google told TechCrunch, including reaching the next billion (it previously announced 1 billion …