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This string of characters will probably crash your Chrome tab on OS X

A string of 13 characters is all it takes to bring down any tab in Chrome for OS X. As reported by <i>VentureBeat</i> and <i>Gizmodo</i>, the text has no impact if you're on Windows, Android, or iOS. But open any page or tab with the string on a Mac, and Chrome will crumble — or at least your current tab will. A …

New Lollipop “on-body” mode keeps your phone unlocked as long as you’re carrying it

Google is rolling out a new smart lock mode based on detecting whether you’re holding or carrying your device in the pocket.<p>The new feature is only available to Lollipop users, though you don’t have to be on a stock ROM in order to get it. However, activating it does seem to require the latest …

Why Microsoft Is Giving Away Windows 10 To Pirates

When Microsoft announced that Windows 10 would be a free, automatic upgrade from Windows 7 or 8, it was an unusual move. The company has never been known for handing out its operating systems, but the running theory was that Windows 8 was generally so poorly received, they simply wanted to move on, …

Google will fly a crazy, plane-like, 84-foot wind turbine next month

Astro Teller tells the crowd at SXSW that the 28-foot versions didn't crash<p>Google plans to fly an 84-foot wind turbine next month, according to Google X's Astro Teller, who spoke at SXSW today.<p>Google's wind turbines don't look like the ones you might see along the US coastline. They're more like …

Facebook Messenger Now Lets You Send Money to Friends

Social Media<p>Forget "Likes." Facebook users who really want to show their appreciation can now send their friends money. The payments feature was announced on Tuesday and will roll out to users of Facebook Messenger over the next few months. All someone needs to do send money is start a message, …

Office 2016 for Mac preview: a first look at an overdue upgrade

It's fair to say that Office for Mac hasn't exactly been a priority for Microsoft. While it's lavished attention on the Windows, iOS and Android versions of its productivity suite, Mac users have been stuck using Office 2011 for almost five years. That's set to change very soon, as Office 2016 is …

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Popular torrent client can steal your CPU cycles to mine bitcoins

If you recently installed or updated uTorrent on your PC, you may have have picked up an unwanted passenger: a bitcoin miner called Epic Scale. If you don't pay attention, that piece of code can be inadvertently installed with the latest uTorrent build (version 3.4.2). It can then use your computer …

Ikea's new furniture can charge your phone, no wires necessary

Are you interested in tying down your furniture to a technology "standard" that's far from standard? Then you might be interested in some new products that will be on sale at Ikea in North America and Europe this spring. The Swedish furniture company has partnered with the Wireless Power …

Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards: 2015 winners revealed

An electric toothbrush app, a digital whiteboard, a smart bicycle accessory and a student-designed medical sensor are the Bluetooth Breakthrough Award winners for 2015.<p>The winners, acknowledging achievement in Bluetooth-compatible hardware and software in four categories -- apps, products, …

Google camera zip wires through the Amazon rainforest

<b>Google has flown one of its Street View cameras down a zip wire for the first time.</b><p>It set up a wire in the Amazon rainforest to capture new 360-degree images of the trees from root to tip.<p>The round Trekker camera, which weighs 40lb (18kg), has 15 lenses and takes photos every 2.5 seconds. It is …

Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone

Getting Started with Node.js for the PHP Developer

You’re a PHP developer. I get it. So am I. My journey to PHP didn’t take the normal road that most PHP developers travel in their quest for the …

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