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Travel Like You're Rich, Without Spending the Money

We've all scrolled through Rich Kids of Instagram and watched those damn Kardashians go on one exotic vacation after another. But how do those random friends with average jobs afford yachting in Greece or jetting to Santa Monica in a private jet? Probably because they're following these travel …

Letters: Orwell's fears refracted through the NSA's Prism

After we'd fondly imagined that the free, open and accountable society was merely being gradually encroached on by military and commercial interests, …

Obama deflects criticism over NSA surveillance as Democrats sound alarm

Barack Obama sought to stem the growing controversy over US surveillance program amid signs that a succession of revelations about federal spying on …

NSA scandal: what data is being monitored and how does it work?

What is the scandal?<p>The US's National Security Agency (NSA), its wiretapping agency, has been monitoring communications between the US and foreign …

Boundless Informant: the NSA's secret tool to track global surveillance data

The National Security Agency has developed a powerful tool for recording and analysing where its intelligence comes from, raising questions about its …

Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations

The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant …

Edward Snowden, NSA files source: 'If they want to get you, in time they will'

Edward Snowden was interviewed over several days in Hong Kong by Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill.<p><b>Q: Why did you decide to become a …

30 Must-Have iPhone Apps For Frequent Flyers

Your iPhone could be your most valuable travel companion. It can help you get the best seats on and off the plane, get you to the gate on time, find convenient airport lounges, avoid weather cancellations and even help you find the bathroom in a pitch dark hotel room. All these apps are available …

In His Own Words: Why Steve Jobs Decided to Create the iPad

Despite initial criticism (albeit brief) when the iPad was first released, there can be no doubt that the device has been insanely successful – it …

Tim Cook Coffee Auction Closes Tomorrow, Current High Bid at $605,000

With one day to go before bidding closes, the CharityBuzz auction for coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook is at $605,000. Bidding has slowed considerably since the first couple of days, with only one bid -- the current winning mark of $605,000 -- since April 26th.<p>The current high bid for coffee with Tim …

Could Skype Be The Killer App For Microsoft's Next Xbox?

As we look ahead to Microsoft‘s announcement of its next Xbox, there’s as much attention being paid to non-gaming uses as there is to actual games. That’s good and bad — while broader appeal is always nice, this is a games console and it needs to attract gamers. The notion of a TV tuner has gotten …

PayPal Check-in pays in shops without taking out your wallet

In today's fast-paced modern world, there's no time for nonsense like putting your hand in your pocket and pulling out your money -- but with PayPal …

BlackBerry 10.1 rolling out to Z10 starting today, will reach US carriers by end of May

On stage at BlackBerry Live 2013, CEO Thorsten Heins just revealed that BlackBerry 10.1, the updated version of the company's new OS that shipped with the Q10, is coming to Z10 users beginning today. Additions include support for PIN-to-PIN messaging in BlackBerry Hub, HDR photography, deeper …

iPhone 5S “Not Happening” In June [Analyst]

Jefferies & Co.’s Peter Misek is our favorite know-nothing analyst, having been proven hysterically, horribly wrong on about every major Apple prediction he’s ever made. He’s probably safe on this prediction, though: even Misek doesn’t think Apple’s going to surprise us with a new iPhone in June. …

BlackBerry Messenger on iPhone and Android: A Big Move Made Too Late?

There’s a fair bit of news coming out of BlackBerry’s BlackBerry Live 2013 keynote this morning — the unveiling of the new Q5 Qwerty phone and the …

BlackBerry May Be Dabbling In Phablets With A 5-Inch Z10 Refresh

BlackBerry’s wryly jovial CEO Thorsten Heins spent quite a bit of time talking up the new mid-range Q5 at this morning’s BlackBerry Live keynote address, but the folks in Waterloo may be working on a follow-up smartphone that’s staggeringly different from the one we saw today.<p>According to a report …

Thinglist: A Note-Taking App That Keeps Track of Your Every Wish

Apple's proprietary note-taking app is mediocre at best. You can make new notes, write things on them, and that's about it. So if you're one of those …

10 Things The Samsung Galaxy S4 Can Do That The iPhone Can't

When the phone first came out, reviewers criticized Samsung for shoving too many complex and glitchy extras in the phone.<p>But there are some features in the GS4 that do work well and could be useful, and you won't find them in the GS4's chief rival, the iPhone.<p>Let's take a look at some of the best …

Gear & Gadgets

QuickRes 3.0 makes switching resolutions on your Retina MacBook Pro quick and easy

Switching resolutions on a Retina MacBook Pro usually requires going through System Preferences, but an app called QuickRes is designed to mitigate that annoying process.<p>QuickRes puts an icon in your Mac’s menu bar that allows you to quickly jump between a variety of preset display resolutions, …

Apps Raise the iPad’s Aptitude for Real Work

There’s a popular myth that Apple’s iPad and other tablets are simply media-consumption devices, unsuitable for productivity applications. That’s …

Apps

Can BlackBerry move past 'solid ground' to recapture past glory?

The phone maker unleashes a flurry of announcements, all meant to convey rising momentum. But can it take that next big step?<p>ORLANDO, Fla.--If there's one message BlackBerry wanted to convey at its annual confab, it's this: "We're back."<p>"It hasn't been that easy, and there's still a lot of work to …

BlackBerry

Apple Hopes to Add Samsung’s Galaxy S4 to Patent Litigation Pig Pile

Add another Samsung device to the ever-lengthening list of smartphones that Apple alleges infringe its intellectual property.<p>This week, Apple — …

Insteon Hub automates your home using iPhone or Android apps

Home automation is one of those technologies that a lot of people find interesting, but perceived complexity and cost keeps a lot of people from …

PayPal takes aim at Square with free mobile payment processing

The company is offering the deal through the end of the year to businesses that dump their current register solution in favor of PayPal Here.<p>PayPal is taking a major leap into the payment-processing space: it's eliminating fees for businesses that sign up for its service.<p>The news was announced on …

FinTech

Recon Instruments Jet: hands-on with a rugged Google Glass, of sorts

Recon Instruments has been building heads-up display headgear for years, but until Google Glass showed up, not many people understood what exactly the company was trying to sell. "Google being in this space makes it easier for us to explain what we do," said Shane Luke, Recon's VP of product …

Here’s That Steve Jobs E-Book Email to James Murdoch

“Throw in with Apple and see if we can all make a go of this to create a real mainstream e-books market at $12.99 and $14.99.”<p>That’s an excerpt from …

Mophie introduces 2100mAh iPhone 5 Juice Pack Plus cases

From <i>9to5Toys.com:</i><p>Today, Mophie introduced a bigger, badder iPhone 5 battery case called the Juice Pack Plus ($120) which contains a 2100mAh battery pack. That’s 120% of the iPhone 5 battery’s size and can double its life. The cases come in White, Black and Product (Red). Mophie previously had a …

Gaming Accessories

Latest Articles, Reviews, Photos, & Video<p>Too poor for a new graphics card? Blame cryptocurrencyGood luck building a new gaming rig: graphics cards …

Jays to launch a-JAYS Five earbuds with dedicated iOS, Windows and Android versions

Does your Android sound different from your iOS or WP? Perhaps a little, but each has their own quirks when it comes to audio output and hands-free kits. To that end, Jays will launch the a-JAYS Five earphones this summer with a separate version for each. The new buds will draw from the company's …

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