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Protecting Yourself From the "Heartbleed" Security Flaw

Answers to this week's tech questions.<p><i>You have some tech questions, I have some answers. Every Friday, I try to resolve these mysteries, succinctly and in plain language. Please send questions to walt@recode.net. Note that I won’t be able to diagnose your personal tech glitches and problems. I also</i> …

Israeli Hacker Reportedly Exposes 'Anonymous' Members Behind #OpIsrael Cyberattack

Posting on the Israeli Elite Force Facebook page, "Buddhax" linked to a Dropbox document with names, IP addresses, locations, and photos — many of which apparently came right off the 'Anonymous' members' personal webcams.<p>"Im sure Anonymous 'hackers' will think twice next time before they trying …

Box Defeats Preliminary Injunction In OpenText’s $268M Patent Infringement Case

Some positive legal news for Box, the cloud services company that is preparing for an IPO. A judge has denied a motion for a preliminary injunction of one of its products — originally requested by the Luxembourg-based subsidiary of Canada’s OpenText, one part of a larger, $268 million patent …

Cloudflare Challenge proves 'worst case scenario' for Heartbleed is actually possible

Many already thought that the "Heartbleed" security flaw in OpenSSL could be used to steal SSL keys from a server, but now there's proof. This is important because if someone stole the private decryption key to servers used by any of the many web services that used OpenSSL, then they could spy on …

Marissa Mayer wants Yahoo to be big in mobile. Meet Aviate

Of the almost 40 companies Marissa Mayer acquired since taking over Yahoo in 2012, artificial intelligence service Aviate — and not Tumblr — may turn out to be the biggest catch.<p>"There's no other interface you touch more in your life than the home screen of your phone."<p>Mark Daiss, co-founder, Aviate<p>…

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Instagram Is Down, Users Flock to Twitter to Complain

<b>UPDATE, Saturday April 12, 6:47 p.m. ET</b> — An Instagram spokesperson contacted <i>Mashable</i> to share news that this issue has been resolved.<p>Instagram …

Belinda Barnet on Twitter: "This is going to become a giant poster on living room wall http://t.co/DeBvcNawUS"

New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>manjusrii</b><p>I’m a Mac gal but I have a weird thing where I’ll just pull that goddam USB out no control eject for me<p>1 reply …

5 rules for using the Internet after ‘Heartbleed’

You know the lock icon that pops up next to URLs to tell you a website will keep your information safe? It turns out it has actually left your …

Sony's Project Morpheus 'Validated' By Facebook's Oculus Purchase

The Oculus Rift has grown into a formidable technological force, even before it’s publicly released, now that it’s been acquired by Facebook. It will probably be a direct competitor to Sony’s recently announced “Project Morpheus” VR system, and you would think the whole scenario could turn into a …

​What is Heartbleed, anyway?

If you're an IT professional, gadget blogger or token geek in your circle of friends, chances are, you've been hounded relentlessly over the past couple of days about "this Heartbleed thing."<p>"Do I need to update my antivirus?"<p>"Can I login to my bank account now?"<p>"Google already fixed it, …

Breaking Up with Facebook: Where Are Brands and Young Users Going?

“We’d love to say ‘It’s not you, it’s us’ but it’s totally you. Not to be rude, but you aren’t the smart, funny social network we fell in love with several years back. You’ve changed. A lot,” wrote delivery service Eat24 in its breakup letter with Facebook.<p>Eat24 is one of the many brands …

This Is Why Google Has Two Operating Systems

Unlike Android, a mobile and tablet platform, Chrome OS runs on desktop.<p>So why does Google have both?<p>In short, Android is more of a bet on the past — in which there are locally installed applications, and Chrome OS is a bet on the future — in which all applications are remotely delivered through …

IRS tastes its own medicine, will pay Microsoft millions for Windows XP support

Usually, the Internal Revenue Service is the one getting paid this time of year, but Uncle Sam will be lining someone else's pockets this tax season because of its attachment to Windows XP. In case you hadn't heard, support for XP officially stopped on April 8th, meaning that Microsoft will no …

China's Red Beach Is The Craziest Looking 'Beach' In The World

Okay, so it's not a traditional beach... you'll find no sunbathers or sandcastles here. But Panjin Red Beach, located in China's Liaohe River Delta is one crazy looking place.<p>The beach is covered in a green sea weed that grows every spring. By autumn, the blanket of seaweed turns bright red and …

World's Largest Artificial Reef Project to Boost Florida Tourism

There’s The Sheriff, The Kid, Sparky Lee Hole, Annie’s Reef and Houla Dog.<p>Those are among the artificial reefs in Collier County, Florida, waters …

'Captain America' soars above 'Rio 2' birds to win box office | Reuters

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marvel’s red-white-and-blue superhero soared to a second straight box office win in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” beating out new animated movie “Rio 2,” the story of a family of Brazilian birds on a trip to the Amazon.<p>Walt Disney Co’s “Captain America,” …

Cherry trees blossom six years early after a trip to space

In 2008 Japanese scientists decided to take a handful of cherry tree seeds (and by "handful" we mean over 250) to space. The embryonic plants spent eight months aboard the International Space Station as part of an educational project aimed at children. When the stones returned, 14 of them were …

Using Black Holes to Measure Dark Energy, Like a BOSS

Thanks to something called “dark energy,” our Universe is expanding. We don’t understand much about it yet, but a project called BOSS is aiming to …

The continuing evolution of Evolve

<i>Evolve</i> continues to evolve.<p>The latest game from Turtle Rock Studios, the developer behind Left 4 Dead, features four players controlling four hunters against a player-controlled monstrosity.<p>The tactically rich first-person shooter came to PAX East this weekend with a substantial change to the way …

5 Ways Elder Scrolls Online Is Worse Than Skyrim

Last week, I detailed the reasons that <i>Elder Scrolls Online</i> is better than <i>Skyrim</i>. The MMORPG isn't an upgrade in every way, though.<p>The <i>Elder Scrolls</i> …

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The 4 Best Games of PAX East 2014 - IGN Conversation - IGN Video

After playing dozens of games this weekend, the IGN experts have decided on their favorites.

Daily Fix Roundup for the Week of April 7, 2014

This week's top stories.<p>Browsing the news but not sure where to start? Here's the week's five Fix episodes including our top five stories to help …

Toon Link Nendoroid Slated For August Release, Here's A Closer Look

Toon Link Nendoroid Slated For August Release, Here’s A Closer Look<p><b>By Sato</b> . April 13, 2014 . 9:30am<p>It’s already been over half a year since Nintendo …

Where are MMOs going in the next decade?

Massively multiplayer online games are a genre at a crossroads. Development funding, post-launch business models and the gameplay experience itself are a few of the elements of MMOs that are subject to constant experimentation these days. The world is changing, and during PAX East 2014 yesterday, a …

Sid Meier's latest Civilization game reaches for the stars

If you were worried that legendary game developer Sid Meier wouldn't get his chance to make a new <i>Alpha Centauri</i>, it's time to put those fears to bed. <i>Civilization: Beyond Earth</i> is coming this fall, and, as the name suggests, it takes the venerable PC strategy series to the stars. As <i>Rock, Paper,</i> …

EasyJet Founder Gets 10% Stake as FastJet is Raising $25 Million in Funding

FastJet Plc will raise 15 million pounds ($25 million) from share sales to help fund its African expansion, with EasyJet Plc founder Stelios …

Walking down Main Street - in pictures

You can find all of life on one street in America. Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue sweeps from the White House and Capitol through some of the country's poorest and most deprived neighbourhoods