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4 Things You Need to Know About Future NSA Director Michael Rogers

Vice Adm. Michael Rogers was confirmed as the new director of the NSA and the U.S. Cyber Command. He will succeed Gen. Keith Alexander, who's …

How Edward Snowden went from loyal NSA contractor to whistleblower

In late December 2001, someone calling themselves TheTrueHOOHA had a question. He was an 18-year-old American male with impressive IT skills and a sharp intelligence. His real identity was unknown. Everyone who posted on Ars Technica, a popular technology website, did so anonymously.<p>TheTrueHOOHA …

Could Google Maps Help End Poverty?

Last year in the Indian city of Chennai, more than half a million people suddenly appeared from out of nowhere. These men, women and children weren’t rural migrants who had just moved to the city. Neither were they incomers from somewhere else in the world. They were slum dwellers who had lived in …

How to Check if Your App is Addictive Enough to Make Money

Making money on mobile can be a tricky thing. Having ads on your app is an option, but few companies have truly cracked the perfect mobile advertising strategy, so adding ads to your app will likely be an annoying, disruptive experience to the user.<p>Still, this doesn’t mean having ads on your app …

Central and Southern Somalia Goes Offline

Those living in central and southern areas of war-torn Somalia have reportedly been cut off from the Internet after the ruling militant group ordered telecom operators to shut down their Internet services earlier this month.<p>CIO East Africa reports that residents in those areas, which are controlled …

Apple Testing Induction, Solar, and Motion Charging for Curved-Glass iWatch

Apple is exploring a variety of different charging methods for its upcoming "iWatch" smart watch project, according to a report from <i>The New York Times</i>. At the top of the list for Apple appears to be induction charging, allowing users to recharge their watches wirelessly.<p>For its wristwatch, Apple …

Apple Is Probably Going to Run a Sequel to its “1984” Ad Today

30 years ago. The Los Angeles Raiders are slaughtering the Washington Redskins at halftime. You decide it's time for a refill on your Crystal Light. …

NASA Sued for Failing to Investigate Martian Jelly-Donut Rock

One man is claiming that the intriguing Martian rock photographed recently by NASA's Opportunity rover isn't a rock at all, but a living thing, and …

Internet speeds climb 10 percent worldwide

Internet access is getting quicker throughout the world, says cloud service provider Akamai.<p>Releasing its "State of the Internet" report for third quarter of 2013 on Tuesday, Akamai pegged the average global connection speed at 3.6 megabits per second, a 10 percent increase from the second quarter …

Report: Apple moving into health monitoring

<b>A number of rumours are circulating that suggest Apple could make a big push into mobile health monitoring in the near future.</b><p>The …

Wearable book lets readers feel the fiction

When I finished reading "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy, I cried what seemed like an endless river of grief-stricken tears. If an innovation called "Sensory Fiction" ever takes wide hold, I could go back and read the post-apocalyptic father-son tale -- this time adding physical sensations of anguish …

Facebook Tests Graph Search On Mobile Devices

Facebook launched Graph Search on the Web browser as a way for people to query their social graph to find out what people are sharing about a particular topic, and now the social network is testing the feature on mobile devices.<p>The Verge reports that some users have already seen the changes over …

Apple reportedly testing inductive, solar and motion charging for its unannounced smartwatch

We've heard that when Apple reveals its first smartwatch product, there's going to be a heavy focus on health and fitness, but there might also be a way to charge the wearable without plugging it in, according to a report from <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i>. Inductive charging came in a wave of smartphones last …

How would you change the iPhone 5?

The iPhone 5 was thinner, lighter and came with a bigger display than its predecessor. There's plenty to like about this handset, even if the Lightning connector broke compatibility with 100 million iDevice accessories. But what we want to know is this: if you had disguised yourself as Jonathan Ive …