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Print Media

Is your ISP throttling your internet speed? Here's how to find out

While the Title II classification of ISPs as common carriers was a victory for all, there is growing concern that ISPs could go on with business as usual with clever tricks designed to skirt the rules of the classification.<p>While knowingly stepping outside the boundaries of the Title II …

Skype's real-time translator now speaks Italian and Chinese

Microsoft has been trialling its Skype Translator software that automatically translates voice calls between people, and it’s getting a language update today. While the initial version only supported English and Spanish, today’s update brings Italian and Chinese (Mandarin). "As you can imagine, …

Translation

Virgin Media claims its new wireless hub is the fastest in the land

Even if your home is in the best area for fibre broadband, and you're paying for the fastest speeds, a cheap router can let you down. Slow and patchy wireless connectivity is commonplace in the UK, in part because internet service providers (ISPs) give their subscribers ropey hardware to plug into …

Anonymous Social App Cloaq Lets You Secretly Comment On Anything

The trend toward anonymous social applications may be on the downswing for some, but others believe there’s still a place for online discussions where users don’t have to reveal their real identity. Case in point: Cloaq, the anonymous app where users never had to provide an identifying piece of …

Social Media

This incredible electron micrograph shows light as both a particle and a wave

The particle-wave nature of light has fascinated researchers for more than 200 years, but a new experiment has allowed researchers to visualize it like never before. This image was taken by turning an electron microscope on a laser-charged nanowire. Light moved down the wire in both directions, …

Quantum Computing

A Convicted Hacker and an Internet Icon Join Forces to Thwart NSA Spying

The internet is littered with burgeoning email encryption schemes aimed at thwarting NSA spying. Many of them are focused on solving the usability …

MacTrast Deals: The Beginner Web Dev Hacker Bundle

If you want something done right, do it yourself. That applies to websites too. Today’s MacTrast Deal is 64 hours of web and mobile development …

Share documents securely with Digify, a 'Snapchat for business content'

<i>This sponsored post is produced in association with IDA Singapore.</i><p>This blog post will self-destruct in 24 hours.<p>Or it would if it were a document sent to you via Digify, a startup with offices in the Singapore and Silicon Valley that is building a tool for securely sharing documents, while ensuring …

Review: Photo collages made simple with PhotoMatte software

I enjoy photography, and mostly prefer to take full control of the final output using powerful software like Lightroom. But there are times when I just want something fast, easy and automated to create something fun for a Facebook image or similar – and that’s what PhotoMatte is all about.<p>The idea …

How Google Glass can be used to steal your PIN code

Researchers demonstrate how vulnerable phone users are to having their PIN codes recorded by the new Google Glass<p>Google Glass can be used to covertly steal people’s PIN codes from as far away as 10ft, researchers have warned.<p>Just by looking at someone’s tablet or smartphone, wearers of the new …

Bangalore With 26,453 New Workers Grows Tech Talent Faster Than Silicon Valley With 28,516 New Workers

More software programmers moved to Bangalore, India’s technology hub, in the past year than the original Silicon Valley, says data by LinkedIn. While Bangalore clocked 44% new residents with technical talent, the San Francisco-Bay Area region had 31%.<p>Along with Bangalore, its neighboring Chennai …

Swift bootcamp teaches NYC coders Apple’s new programming language

If you’re a New York-based coder or wannabe coder looking to learn Apple’s new programming language Swift, you may want to check out an upcoming evening tech workshop organized by software development firm TurnToTech.<p>With the next session taking place Monday at their 5th Avenue offices, the number …

Boot Camp

Google Invests $50 Million In “Made With Code” Program To Get Girls Excited About CS

This week, Google launched a new initiative called Made With Code, aimed at getting young women excited about learning to code and close the gender gap in the tech industry. The idea behind it is to show young girls that the things they love, from apps on their smartphones to their favorite movies …

Wink wants to simplify the smart home with a universal app and $80 hub

You've probably never heard of Wink, but you may soon encounter its logo ("Wink app ready") or its smart home router (the "Wink Hub") the next time you go shopping at Home Depot. The logo will appear on a range of WiFi-connected devices from different manufacturers, including air conditioners from …

The GOkey keyring does more than just hold your keys

Many attempts to make the humble keyring even more useful simply add one extra feature, two at most. The GOkey's ability to charge your phone, …

Edward Snowden tells European Parliament how local spies aid NSA surveillance

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has sent testimony (PDF) to a European Parliament inquiry about the mass surveillance …

Tech-savvy European governments bet big on SXSW

In July of 2013, South by South West issued an invitation to European tech startups in need of secondary funding. Now, all of Europe wants a piece of the action.<p>SXSW’s annual conference in Austin, Tex., has long garnered international attention. The event’s interactive segment alone has served as …

Marvell launches a hardware platform for web developers

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: S. Higginbotham<p>Marvell is joining the rush of chip firms with their own hardware platform aimed at helping developers …

Throwback, The App That Sends Memories To Future You, Launches On Android

Last year, a new type of photo-sharing popped up in the world. The app was called ThrowBack, and the idea was to take photos that would be sent to you and your friends sometime in the future, as a way to remember good times past. Today, that app makes its way to the Android platform.<p>ThrowBack …

Leaked screenshots reveal Cortana, Microsoft's digital assistant for Windows Phone

We already know that Microsoft is set to become the last major player to launch a digital assistant, but previews of what "Cortana" will look like have been almost non-existent. Now, thanks to leaked screenshots from <i>The Verge</i>, we're getting our first look at what to expect when the company's Siri …

Traders turn to Twitter for market news. Now they can measure mood, too

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Getty Images<p>Financial firms once blocked Twitter to prevent employees leaking sensitive information. It worked, but …

AT&T adding unlimited international messaging to Mobile Share plans on February 28th

Starting February 28th, AT&T's Mobile Share and Mobile Share Value plans will include unlimited messaging to most countries across the globe. Customers will be able to send texts to 190 countries without worrying about extra charges; photo and video messages are also included, though there you're …

Americans who say “college isn’t for everyone” never mean their own kids

My brother, a businessman who went to Brown and MIT, and I have a running dinnertime argument. It goes something like this:<p><b>He says:</b><p>The traditional four-year college system in the United States is broken beyond repair. The US should shift toward the German model, in which more high school students …

College & University

Thinking Of Working Abroad? Read This

Thinking of living and working abroad for the experience? For those already doing it, Asia seems to be the preferred destination.<p>The HSBC 2013 Expat Survey asked 7,000 expatriates in 100 countries to rate nations on three factors: economics, experience and raising children.<p>China topped the list, …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

After NSA leaks, businesses seek security in quantum physics

Cryptography is having a rough few months. On September 5th, leaked NSA documents revealed a systematic effort by the agency to undermine encrypted communications across the board, breaking accepted standards like SSL and systematically weakening others. But while the news has been unsettling for …