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Hands On With the Moto 360

Moto 360 Hands On<p>The Face of Android Wear<p>Notifications<p>Weather<p>Pedometer<p>Music Playback<p>Actions<p>Vs. Sony Smarwatch 2<p>Button<p>Strap<p>The Moto 360 is what …

95% of successful security attacks are the result of human error

It’s all your fault.<p>At least it is to security researchers at IBM, who just released a rather comprehensive and compelling Cyber Security Intelligence Index that asserts that 95 percent of successful hack attacks or incidents were because of some type of human error.<p>But there’s good news here. The …

Gasp: Twitter GIFs Aren’t Actually GIFs

What’s in a format? Does that which we call a GIF by any other name invoke just as many lols?<p>Just yesterday, Twitter started supporting animated GIFs. But there’s a catch! What Twitter ends up showing you isn’t actually a GIF at all. EVERYBODY PAAANIIIIIIC.<p>Note: don’t actually panic. This isn’t a …

'Made with Code' Project Aims to Get Girls Interested in Technology

Google and several partners in the tech industry and elsewhere launched a new effort Thursday that aims to get girls interested in topics like computer science and IT. "Fewer than one percent of high school girls express interest in majoring in computer science," wrote YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki in …

Twitter Acquires SnappyTV

Twitter has announced it’s acquiring live-TV clipping service SnappyTV, a platform used by broadcasters and rights-holders to edit and distribute snippets of live TV across the social sphere shortly after they’re first aired.<p>Launched in 2010, San Francisco-based SnappyTV has been been partnering …

Google, it's high time for split screen to come to stock Android

Google has done a pretty good job of rolling useful features into each new Android version, but there are times when it seems to lag behind. Stock Android is an excellent platform now and it’s becoming harder for OEMs to add a great deal of value with their UIs, but there are still standard …

World's Biggest TV is a Custom-Made, $1.6 Million 370-Inch Monster

A British company has created the world's biggest TV, leapfrogging the previous champ by almost 20 <i>feet</i>. The Zeus, from Titan Screens, measures a full 370 inches diagonally — and costs well over a million bucks.<p>The number doesn't give an adequate estimation of the screen's size, though. Think about …

Google Makes Glass Play Better With Your Smartphone

The most interesting thing Google announced as part of its software update for Google Glass yesterday was an update to the MyGlass app for Android. Photos taken on Glass now instantly sync to your device, where you can apply filters and share via whatever photo-sharing services are available on …

Sean Parker's Startup Buys Causes.com To Help Fix U.S. Politics

Tech mogul Sean Parker has bolstered his plan to revitalize American politics through tech with some significant acquisitions announced …

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Top Google Engineer Says Computers Will Be Like Humans by 2029

In less than two decades, you won't just use your computers, you will have relationships with them.<p>Because of artificial intelligence, computers will be able to read at human levels by 2029 and will also begin to have different human characteristics, said Ray Kurzweil, the director of engineering …

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NBA superstar (and Samsung spokesman) LeBron James nets $30 million from Apple’s acquisition of Beats

Even though his team is down a game in the NBA Championship series against the San Antonio Spurs, athlete LeBron James does have something new to smile about. As part of Apple’s $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music, James is due to net a profit of $30 million:<p>In a recent …

TweetDeck vulnerability lets attackers execute code remotely

Today, a newly discovered vulnerability in TweetDeck allowed attackers to remotely execute javascript code. Users reported pop-up windows reading "Yo!" or "Please close now TweetDeck [sic], it is not safe." Twitter took down all versions of TweetDeck until the bug could be fixed, but has now …

Feedly, Evernote And Others Become Latest Victims Of DDoS Attacks

Who have the DDoS attackers <i>not</i> hit? That’s the question. This morning, RSS reader and feed-syncing platform Feedly is being hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack, where again the criminals are attempting to extort money in return for returning the service to normal operations. And only …

How I almost lost my $500,000 Twitter user name @jb… and my startup

Handle is coveted by hackers and Bieber fans alike. One hacker almost got much more.<p>Josh Bryant is the co-founder and CEO of Droplr, a collaboration …

A Blackmailer Acquires Popular Twitter Handle, Commits A Near-Perfect Crime

<i>Updated January 29 at 3:52 p.m. with comment from GoDaddy appended at end of post</i><p>Naoki Hiroshima, a developer of social apps like Echofon and Cocoyon, was used to people trying to steal his rare Twitter username, @N. He regularly received password reset instructions from people who were trying to …

What Google Really Gets Out of Buying Nest for $3.2 Billion

When Google announced yesterday its $3.2 billion cash purchase of Nest, the jokes flew. "If your house is burning down you'll now get gmail ads for …

Picture of the Day: Moonrise Time-Lapse Over LA

MOONRISE TIME-LAPSE OVER LA<p>Photograph by Dan Marker-Moore @ DANOR.ST<p>In this incredible photo/animated gif/time-lapse video (the latter two can be …

So you want to fly drones? Here’s what the law says

Amazon(s amzn) may have big plans to fill the urban air with drones, but many amateurs have already beaten the company to the punch. This month, my …

How to Install ChromeOS in a Virtual Machine

How to Install ChromeOS in a Virtual Machine<p>Updated on June 2, 2013<p>Have you wanted to experiment with ChomeOS without purchasing a Chromebook? Before …

Coin Tries To Make Credit Cards History

“This is designed for the lifestyle of today with the technology of tomorrow,” says Kanishk Parashar, founder of Coin, the startup represented by a small black credit card with a digital screen on it that Parashar holds in his hand.<p>Sick of overstuffed wallets, Parashar has taken it upon himself to …

50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Elon Musk: The Future Is Fully Electric

The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors says the era of gasoline engines will soon look "quaint." He also divulges his idea for his next company.<p>If you subscribe to computer scientist Alan Kay's line of thinking that the best way to predict the future is to invent it, it's probably best to listen up …

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Mueller brings new charges against Manafort, also charges Konstantin Kilimnik

Jun 8, 2018<br>2:03 PM<p>Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday brought new charges against Paul Manafort, Trump’s one-time presidential campaign manager, as well as Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian-Ukrainian political consultant. Manafort is charged with conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy …

US intelligence chief denies reports that the NSA collected 70 million French call records

The NSA has struck back at reports that it recorded millions of French telephone calls and stored metadata from them. In a statement on Tumblr, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said an article from <i>Le Monde</i>, co-authored by Glenn Greenwald, contains "inaccurate and misleading …

Latest version of Gmail for Android hints that ads are on the way

The days of an ad-free Gmail experience on Android may be coming to an end. According to <i>Android Police</i>, the latest version of Google's email app contains references to built-in advertisements. The uncovered code hints that users will be able to save ads that catch their interest as messages, but …

Why being a thinker means pocketing your smartphone

There's a story about a man who spent his hours daydreaming. He may have been at Ford; he may have been at IBM. He was simply a man who spent his time in his office, feet up on the desk, looking at everything and nothing.<p>One day, an efficiency expert came by. The efficiency expert had been hired to …