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Leaked NSA Documents Reveal How To Hide From The NSA

If you want a truly anonymous life, then maybe it's time you learned about Tor, CSpace and ZRTP.<p>These three technologies could help people hide their activities from the National Security Agency, according to NSA documents newly obtained from the archive of former contractor Edward Snowden by the …

Smartphone maker you never heard of valued at $45 billion

OK, we all know Samsung is the biggest smartphone maker in the world, and Apple is No. 2. But do you have any idea who the third largest is?<p>Lenovo? LG? Nokia? Sony (SNE)? No, no, no and no. It's a Chinese company called Xiaomi.<p>If you've never heard of Xiaomi, you will soon.<p>Xiaomi just raised $1.1 …

Adblock Plus Blocks 21 Annoyances in Facebook's News Feed, Sidebar

Adblock Plus already blocks all Facebook ads, including sponsored stories, page post ads, standard ads, promoted posts, and so on. Starting today however, the service is taking its blocking powers even further.<p>Adblock Plus now lets you remove “other unneeded, potentially unwanted elements” in …

With Flashy Pogue Deal and Couric Video Show on Deck, Marissa Mayer’s Content Strategy Emerges

Since Mickie Rosen left as head of Yahoo media in July, the job has not been filled, although there have been efforts to search for someone to take …

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Netflix Tops HBO In Paid U.S. Subscribers As Members Stream 5 Billion Hours Of Content In Q3

Today, Netflix posted its third-quarter earnings, with the streaming video provider exceeding analyst projections thanks to strong subscriber growth in which it added 1.3 million domestically. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells said in a letter to shareholders this afternoon that the …

Yachtsman describes horror at ‘dead’, rubbish strewn Pacific Ocean

An Australian sailor has described parts of the Pacific Ocean as “dead” because of severe overfishing, with his vessel having to repeatedly swerve debris for thousands of kilometres on a journey from Australia to Japan.<p>Ivan MacFadyen told of his horror at the severe lack of marine life and copious …

BLU Studio 5.5 smartphone carries big screen, $179 off-contract price

Is that big-name giant smartphone way beyond your price range? No problem: BLU Products has just shipped the Studio 5.5, one of the more affordable large phones that we've seen in a while. The Android 4.2 device won't impress with its 854 x 480 resolution, quad-core MediaTek chip or 4GB of …

Facebook Is Building A $120 Million Town For Its Employees

Facebook is partnering with a Sacramento-based development company to build a 394-unit housing complex within walking distance of both its Menlo Park HQ and its new West Campus, which is under construction. Aside from 15 low income units required under agreements with local government, the rest of …

Target launches its own video service dubbed Target Ticket

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Target (S TGT) launched its own digital video service Wednesday, offering consumers access to more than 30,000 movies and TV …

Youth Interrupted: Myanmar's Underage, Illiterate Workers

Little King can't read or write. Little King can't tell you the name of his country's president.<p>But he's sturdy enough to balance heavy, spine-bending bundles of cargo atop his skull. Strong enough to tug dinghies loaded with bananas across the Yangon River's mucky banks at low tide.<p>Down by the …

Video isn’t breaking the internet: The industry giants are

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Jordan Novet<p>The web can’t handle video, goes the common refrain. For example, Comcast (S CMCSK) estimates that if …

United Airlines to honour tickets issued for $0 in glitch

<b>United Airlines has pledged to honour airline tickets sold for as little as $0 because of a computer error.</b><p>The airline, one of the largest in the US, said it was unsure how many steeply discounted tickets it had issued.<p>It temporarily shut down its website and ceased taking telephone orders after …

Sony’s new Smart TV stick combines Google TV apps with live TV, Hulu Plus

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>After previously popping up in FCC filings, Sony (s SNE) teased its new smart TV dongle late Friday afternoon (hat tip to …

Samsung renews deal for product placement on popular TV show 'The X Factor'

Samsung announced today that it has renewed a deal with FremantleMedia UK to have its mobile products prominently displayed and used throughout the …

Mobile

Qualcomm And The Amazing Technicolor Dream Box: Chip Maker Teams Up With Color Company For Media Streamer

If you thought that Google and Nestle were unlikely bedfellows, just wait till you get a load of this one. Qualcomm wants a piece of the low-cost …

Target Ticket, Target’s Video Download & Rental Service, Nears Launch

Target’s answer to Walmart’s Vudu, Netflix, and iTunes, is preparing to launch. Employees at the Minneapolis-headquartered retailer were told this week that Target Ticket, as the service is called, will soon be offered to consumers, allowing them to rent and purchase digital copies of movies and …

Visualizing The Big Data Industrial Complex [Infographic]

Behold the ever expanding rings of big data, tech’s most overhyped sector. I say overhyped, yet demand is fierce for software, hardware and consulting services that help companies process and store giant streams of varied and frequently changing information. According to research collective …

The One Reason Every Blogger Should Use Google+

Once again this week I was asked by a colleague why they should care about Google+. This is a person who regularly publishes content, already has a full plate and wanted to be convinced why she should take up another social network. A scenario that’s all too familiar with many people I come in …

Tencent ups the ante, offers users 10TB of free cloud storage in promotion

If you thought that the free storage that's offered by Microsoft, Google and others were generous, then you've never been to China. Tencent, in an attempt to crawl past local rivals Baidu and Weibo, is offering customers a whopping 10 Terabytes of space on its Weiyun cloud storage service. All …

Americans are starting to cut the cable TV cord, and here’s what it looks like

Americans are starting to ditch pay television.<p>It’s been suspected for several years that more Americans were cutting the cord—that is, going without cable—than were signing up for new pay TV subscriptions. But solid evidence of the trend had been difficult to find. Though subscriptions to pay TV …

Televisions

CheapCast is an emulator that turns any Android device in a Chromecast

The Chromecast is very cheap, even without the three months of free Netflix that Google gave away in the first day of availability. But for some, it may still be too expensive, while many others simply can’t get hold of the device due to the limited availability of the device.<p>For those who want to …

Android News

Cox Cable launches personalized Contour experience with iPad app, 2TB 6 tuner DVR

Cox Cable is the latest pay-TV company to relaunch its viewing experience, putting features formerly branded as Trio and Cox TV Connect under the new Contour umbrella. Contour is the new name of its guide for TV and accompanying iPad app, all focused on creating a personalized experience for each …

Sony FCC filing for NSZ-GU1 may show a third-party Chromecast

Despite Google’s assurances to the contrary, could we be living in a post- Google TV world, as evidenced Sony’s recent FCC filing for a Chromecast-like media streamer? Though the mysterious device follows the naming convention of the company’s Google TV boxes – it’s model NSZ-GU1, and they’re …

Google TV

Android vs. iOS: The green robot wins on app downloads (but not revenue)

Here’s a fun fact for mobile developers: As of the past three months, Android is the best place to angle for more app downloads.<p>According to the App Annie Market Index, Q2 2013 metrics show that Android beats iOS by 10 percent in number of applications downloaded.<p>However, Apple’s App Store still …

Security camera showdown: Dropcam HD versus Belkin NetCam HD

Over the last year, I’ve been getting really excited about connected home gadgets, and with Talk Mobile's security week kicked off, now's a perfect …

Home Security

Chromecast review

Chromecast came out of nowhere and got a lot of people excited about what it had to offer. Everyone had been expecting Google to do something with …

Google

32 Best New Android Apps And Live Wallpapers From The Last 2 Weeks (7/17/13 - 7/29/13)

Article Contents<p>1 Featured App<p>1.1 PassWallet - Password Manager<p>2 Apps<p>2.1 Google Play Games<br>• 2.2 Chromecast<br>• 2.3 Krome<br>• 2.4 Permission Manager<br>• 2.5 Quad …

L.A. Unified School District Wants iPads for All 640,000 Students

Back in June, the Los Angeles Unified School District awarded Apple a $30 million contract to provide its students with iPads. Under its terms, the …

Students

Google Working on a Set-Top Box with a Camera and a Motion Sensor

On the heels of the unveiling of Google’s new Chromecast TV dongle, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the company is developing a more feature-rich set-top box that would include a video camera for Hangouts and a motion sensor.<p>According to the newspaper’s sources, a prototype of the device …