Mohamed Fayaz

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A New Chip Could Double Your Phone's Data Rate

A University of Texas team invents a circulator using conventional electronic parts.<p><i>(Photo Credit: University of Texas)</i><p>A simple circuit could double data rates on most cell phones, opening up wider possibilities for sending and receiving information.<p>Known as the "circulator," the device invented at …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

OS X

Apple surprises with A8X GPU, uses exclusive ‘semi-custom’ 8 cluster design

New chip analysis of the A8X powering the iPad Air 2 has revealed that it is even more powerful than it initially appeared.<p>Further analysis by AnandTech showed that initial guesses as to the GPU specification of the Apple A8X chip, exclusively available in the iPad Air 2, were wrong. In fact, the …

Exploit lets attackers replace your iPhone's apps with malware (update: Apple response)

Apparently, it's the season for novel iOS security exploits. Researchers at FireEye say they've discovered a vulnerability, nicknamed "Masque Attack," that lets malicious websites replace legitimate apps with malware. If ne'er-do-wells have an enterprise developer account or your device's universal …

Ebola, the “heart of darkness” and the epidemic of fear

<b>Nowa Paye, 9, is taken to an ambulance after showing signs of the Ebola infection in the village of Freeman Reserve, Liberia, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP/Jerome Delay)</b><p>It’s a dangerous virus and Africa is suffering. But the American media-political panic is ugly and narcissistic<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>October 4, 2014 …

Whoopr Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane Is Equipped With Dual Engines (video)

A new smartphone controlled paper airplane has been created by Toys Tekk called the Whoopr, that has been designed to be controlled by a 2.4 GHZ …

Truth Lets You Send Anonymous Texts

With Whisper and Secret raising millions of dollars to build anonymous services, all kinds of apps are popping up that let you share things without attaching your identity.<p>While most of the apps emerging try to build a community by letting you scroll through streams of anonymous messages, some …

Windowless Airplane Will Give Passengers High-Res Panoramic Views

You don’t need a window for these views. Paris-based design company Technicon Design recently won an award for their IXION Windowless Jet Concept. …

New “TCP Stealth” tool aims to help sysadmins block spies from exploiting their systems

System administrators who aren’t down with spies commandeering their servers might want to pay attention to this one: A Friday article in German …

Aspirin a day could dramatically cut cancer risk, says biggest study yet

An aspirin a day could dramatically cut people's chances of getting and dying from common cancers, according to the most detailed review yet of the cheap drug's ability to stem disease.<p>More than 130,000 deaths would be avoided over a 20-year period if Britain's 50- to 64-year-olds took a daily …

How to Create a Ridiculously Interesting Magazine (In Four Steps or Maybe Less)

MagMaker / July 16, 2014<p>It doesn’t matter if you’re writing a blog, sharing photos, posting social updates, or curating a magazine on Flipboard: if …

Social Media

Elon Musk: AI could be more dangerous than nukes

Elon Musk thinks solar power and electric cars are the future, and that we should get to work building humanity's second home on Mars as soon as possible. But the billionaire techno-optimist continues to speak out about what he sees as the dangers of a future filled with super-intelligent …

Zing wants to liberate retail chains from crappy old point-of-sale systems

Point-of-sale (POS) technology has made huge leaps over the last decade, and yet most brick-and-mortar business chains are stuck using bulky, rigid, and costly systems that have been around for decades.<p>It’s something payments startup Zing is trying to do something about with the release of its new …

Virtru launches killer NSA-grade encryption for enterprise

Virtru wants to protect your business data in the cloud.<p>In order to do so, the Washington, DC-based startup, co-founded by former National Security Agency data transfer architect Will Ackerly and his brother John, has launched its enterprise crypto-based email service for Android users. The new …

Meet Terraform, a simple command-line tool to manage all your cloud infrastructure

Mitchell Hashimoto, the guy who created the popular Vagrant tool for setting up development environments, has gone and built another useful tool for developers working on public-cloud platforms.<p>No longer must developers sign in to one or more online portals and hit a bunch of buttons to load up or …

Microsoft and Intel put Windows on a microcomputer

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/a_c/ars.png" alt="Ars Technica" style="float: left;"/>Even Microsoft wants a piece of the development board …

Software Shows What Children Will Look Like In 70 Years, With Unprecedented Accuracy

The tool draws on a database of 40,000 people<p>Look at a kid under the age of five, and it's hard to imagine what he'll look like in 70 years. But this new piece of software does just that. Check out this series of photos, which compares actual photos of a boy as he grows up (photos on the right) …

The multi-tool clip for hairy situations

We all have that friend -- the one you can always ask for a sticking plaster, safety pin or paracetamol in the event of a small emergency. Asking for a screwdriver to, say, repair a pair of glasses, on the other hand, can be a bit of a crapshoot.<p>If Swiss Army knives aren't really your thing, or if …

An iPad App To Make All Your Selfies Go 3D

Itseez3D, the first app to partner with computer vision technology company Occipital, can turn any picture you take with your iOS camera into a 3D object. Naturally, I made one of the good sir Alex Wilhelm:<p>And <i>somehow</i> I was convinced to get one of me as well:<p><i>Note: it’s very odd to see yourself as</i> …

Stalker: A creepy look at you, online

While you were having a latte and hunting for a Tinder date on your local coffee shop's open Wi-Fi, you were giving away your personal information.<p>Want to know how much? Stalker will tell you.<p>Stalker is a tool created by security firm Immunity Inc. to demonstrate the hazards of connecting to …

Our Incredible Immune System

The human body is a biological marvel. Tasked to protect it is our immune system, which is responsible for detecting and neutralizing a wide variety …

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 …

20 of the Best WordPress Plugins For a More Powerful Blog

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>There’s a saying you’ll often hear around Buffer’s content team: “There’s probably a plugin for that!”<p>We’re often chasing new ways to work smarter, faster and more productively—and the same is true of our Buffer blog.<p>We’re quick to grab any and all …

NSA Transparency Report Offers More Questions Than Answers

The Director of National Intelligence on Friday followed through on calls for the government to be more open about its NSA surveillance programs, releasing its first transparency report.<p>The problem is the transparency report wasn’t all that transparent.<p>When reading the report, I was immediately …

This Is The Most Earth-Like Planet Discovered Yet

The nearest Earth-like planet is only 16 light-years away from us. It has a mass that is more than five times the mass of the Earth and it orbits a …

Material world: how Google discovered what software is made of

“It is a sufficiently advanced form of paper as to be indistinguishable from magic.”<p>Matias Duarte, vice president of design at Google, is telling me about the central principle of Material Design. It’s the unifying metaphor behind Google’s new design direction, providing a unified set of physics …

The Trapper Keeper is back, but it carries tablets instead of homework

Ask anyone who progressed through middle and high school during the '80s and '90s how they kept heaps of schoolwork organized, and "Trapper Keeper' is the answer you'll hear. But Trapper Keepers were about way more than keeping stuff together; the colorful three-ring binders were an <i>essential</i> school …

5 Easy Tips for Visual Branding on Social Media

Over the past few years, social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have introduced a series of design changes that have increased the ability to personalize the look of of account pages.<p>To help your brand from getting lost in the clutter, it’s important to stand out visually as …

This Site Shows Who Is Hacking Whom Right Now — And The US Is Getting Hammered

U.S.-based computer security firm Norse has released a real-time animated map that illustrates ongoing cyberattacks around the world. Without a doubt, the U.S. is getting constantly hammered by hackers.<p>In just 45 minutes, the U.S. was the victim of 5,840 cyberattacks.<p>The Norse map does not …

Cyber-attacks