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Government hackers have attacked 80 percent of top news organizations

A new report from Google researchers indicates 21 out of the top 25 news organizations have been the target of advanced malware attacks typically carried out by state-sponsored groups. Google has been tracking state-sponsored malware for nearly two years now, but the new report, unveiled by a pair …

Does Sprint plan on competing in 2014?

<i>Susan Law Cain/Shutterstock</i><p>According to Fitch Ratings, Sprint’s financial profile will continue being weak through at least 2014, as their customers continue waiting for network investments. Sprint continues struggling with losses that totaled $1.62 billion in the fourth quarter amid declining …

Design & Development News | The Next Web

All stories in Design & Dev<p>Google adds 'Theming' to Material Design to unify designs across applications<p>Google today announced several updates to Material Design, the company's visual design language and set of specifications for applications should look. While rumors persisted up to the event that …

Hack attacks battled by net's timekeepers

<b>A massive worldwide effort is under way to harden the net's clocks against hack attacks.</b><p>The last few months have seen an "explosion" in the number of attacks abusing unprotected time servers, said security company Arbor.<p>Unprotected network time servers can be used to swamp target computers with …

Google vs. Microsoft: a cheap laptop showdown

My parents have had three laptops in the past two years, and they’re still looking for the right one. My mother is very specific: she wants to check her email, browse Facebook, YouTube, and QVC, create and save documents, and maybe store some photos. And she doesn’t want to spend more than $400. …

Edward Snowden On How To End Mass Surveillance

Here's what you need to know about Snowden's SXSW interview.<p>"Encryption is defense against the Dark Arts," National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden said via Google Hangout to an audience at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, on Monday. Snowden and the second panelist, Chris Soghoian, as …

Verizon denies throttling Netflix traffic after net neutrality ruling

A suggestion by a Texas engineer that Verizon may be throttling some internet services following last month's net neutrality ruling has quickly been denied by the company. In a post earlier today, iScan Online engineer David Raphael noted that he discovered issues with performance on his Verizon …

Mozilla revamping Firefox OS's app launcher

Firefox OS, Mozilla's smartphone operating system, is getting a new app for launching apps.<p>"The app integrates the contextual adaptive app search from EverythingMe with the Firefox for Android Web browser to offer users a personalized and customizable Web experience that is fun and intuitive," …

Software

Net Neutrality Ended Yesterday. Here's What It Could Mean For Gamers

It’s a brave new world on the internet today. Yesterday, a Federal Appeals court struck down net neutrality, and while it’s a complicated subject, the thrust is this: internet providers now have the right to prioritize some web traffic over others, meaning they can throttle data or charge different …

Cisco “deeply concerned” over NSA backdoor claims

Cisco(s csco) is investigating a claim by Germany’s <i>Der Spiegel</i> that the company is among many whose devices have been backdoored by the NSA to assist …

What is Android?

Android has evolved a lot over the years and has quickly become the dominant mobile platform across the globe. While most of us know exactly what Android is, and how to use it, there are still a number of folks that are new to Google’s mobile OS, finally ditching that old-school mobile phone or …

If Everyone Is Buying Chromebooks, Who Is Using Them?

The rise of the Chromebook has Microsoft worried, as Forbes’ Jason Evangelho explains. A recent study by the NPD Group says that the Chromebook platform has reached 9.6% share in North American business and institutions, and 21% of the associated notebook sales market. But if the Chromebook …

NSA’s backdoor catalog exposed: Targets include Juniper, Cisco, Samsung, Huawei

An internal NSA catalog offers spies backdoors into a wide range of equipment from major computing and security vendors, according to an article …

The Curious Case Of The Chromebook: Is It Really A Hit?

As 2013 closes, we are left with a bit of a puzzle in technology. The Chromebook, a browser-based, almost computer, designed by Google is definitely more popular than ever. But is it really catching on? And if so with who? Based on the breathless reporting at <i>Cnet</i>, they are taking over the corporate …

Belkin Miracast Video Adapter is a pricier Chromecast alternative

The Chromecast has been one of the hottest new products of 2013, and as any successful technology product, it’s going to inspire alternatives by …

Mobile Devices

Rumor: Galaxy F may launch alongside the Galaxy S5

Going back as far as September, we’ve heard rumors that Samsung is preparing a premium handset under the name “Project F”, with a planned release for sometime in the first half of 2014. Now ET News is reporting that the handset may launch alongside the Galaxy S5, under the name Galaxy F.<p>Reportedly …

smartphones

Google Glass and the rise of the connected (yet disconnected) human being

So you strap this US$1,500 tech product onto your face and enter the world of Google Glass. You suddenly have the entire internet waiting for you, …

Chromebooks outsold Macbooks to US commercial buyers by a factor of five in 2013

<i>The headline of this article has been corrected to make clear that Chromebooks only outsold Macbooks to commercial buyers.</i><p>Google’s Chromebook had a stellar year in the US. The stripped-down laptop that functions as little more than a web-browsing device vastly increased its share of the combined PC …

MacBook Air

Snapchat User Name and Phone Numbers Allegedly Leaked Affecting 4.6M

If you’re a Snapchat user, then you might be interested to know that someone <i>may</i> have found a way to save the usernames and phone numbers for 4.6 million accounts. The website SnapchatDB.info allows anyone to simply grab either as a SQL dump or a CSV text file information that the creators claim was …