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​What is Heartbleed, anyway?

If you're an IT professional, gadget blogger or token geek in your circle of friends, chances are, you've been hounded relentlessly over the past couple of days about "this Heartbleed thing."<p>"Do I need to update my antivirus?"<p>"Can I login to my bank account now?"<p>"Google already fixed it, …

Samsung Is Looking For Some Good Wearable Developers

At Samsung’s MWC Developer Day today, the company introduced several software development kits with the hope of luring developers to its platforms. Among the kits were several aimed at the company’s just-announced wearables including the Gear 2 and Gear Fit. Samsung needs 3rd party developers to …

Thousands of Swimming Fish Create Huge Underwater Spirals

American photographer Octavio Aburto thrives on the fascinating world of life in the sea. He has spent decades studying and researching marine biology in order to educate the world about the protection and conservation of ocean life. Since 1994, Aburto has photographed marine ecosystems in Mexican …

Study Skills

New iWatch Concept Video Envisions A Vertical, Notification-Based UI For An Apple Wearable

A new iWatch concept video produced by Fuse Chicken, the Cleveland-based design startup that’s currently funding a magnetic charging cable and dock for iPhone, imagines what a wrist-mounted Apple wearable computer might look like with a wraparound curved display and a vertical UI incorporating the …

Learn to code through dungeon crawling

Looking at a bunch of code for the first time can be something of a daunting affair. All those strings and symbols can simply look like a mess to the …

Open Source Software

Eurozone GDP growth gathers speed

<b>The eurozone's economy grew by 0.3% in the final three months of 2013, up from 0.1% growth in the previous quarter.</b><p>It was the third quarter of growth since the end of an 18-month recession, the longest period of contraction to affect the single currency area.<p>The eurozone figures include 17 of the …

The Best GIFF You'll See Today

Buy or DIY: Kids Underbed Storage

If your little one is anything like ours, he or she has a lot of stuff and not a lot of space. Kids need access to books, blocks, and art supplies to …

The giant Industrial & Commercial Bank of China is deemed “too big to fail”—but not just because of its size

China’s biggest bank, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), is indisputably enormous. With $2.95 trillion in assets and a $226.8 billion market capitalization, it is far and away the world’s largest financial institution, and its most profitable. As of this week, it has also taken its place …

Bank of China

Former Jazz ballboy reveals new details about Michael Jordan's flu game

The shoes worn by Michael Jordan during his famous “flu game” at the 1997 NBA Finals go up for auction next week and the current owner is telling the story about how he came to own the pair of Jordan’s Jordans, revealing some new details about the flu game.<p><i>The Salt Lake Tribune</i> shares the story of …

Meet the Man Who Made Your Halloween Sexy

Photo: Courtesy of Yandy.com<p>Sexy Halloween costumes have been mocked, analyzed, bemoaned and bought with equal amounts of vigor every Halloween for the past decade or so, but whether or not you choose to partake, the question remains—<i>Who</i> thinks of this stuff? Since 2006, the answer to that question …

More Amazon Warehouse Workers Sue Retailer Over Unpaid Security Waits

A growing number of Amazon.com warehouse workers are suing the online retail giant and its contractors for requiring them to undergo time-consuming and unpaid security screenings in order to do their jobs.<p>In recent weeks, current and former workers at distribution centers in Kentucky, Tennessee and …

How Sony Could Beat Microsoft At Its Own Game And Win The Living Room War

Sony has wisely marketed its PlayStation 4 as a system designed with the “core gamer” audience in mind.<p>The PS4 has social apps, video streaming, and all the other bells and whistles the competition has, but first and foremost it’s a machine designed to play games. Or at least that’s the …

Bookless Public Library Opens In Texas

An all-digital public library is opening today, as officials in Bexar County, Texas, celebrate the opening of the BiblioTech library. The facility offers about 10,000 free e-books for the 1.7 million residents of the county, which includes San Antonio.<p>On its website, the Bexar County BiblioTech …

Sony SmartWatch vs. Samsung Galaxy Gear: The first big battle in the wearable tech war

Two electronics titans target each other, waging war over your wrist.<p>Sony's latest wearable tech creation, the SmartWatch 2 (SW2) is attractively styled, water-resistant, and sports plenty of apps and watch faces. The Samsung Galaxy Gear is a strong contender too, running a specially tweaked …

Gear & Gadgets

Elon Musk's New Project: Iron Man's Gesture-Based Interface

Tuck away inside the SpaceX labs, Elon Musk has been building his version of Tony Stark's design tech.<p>Elon Musk is just toying with us now. The geek superstar already has his hands and calendar full running a private space company that's traveling to the International Space Station and a car …

A $40 billion fibre optic network, the Australian games industry and a political axe

In a AU$44 billion ($40 billion) government initiative to vastly improve bandwidth internet speeds in Australia, the National Broadband Network (NBN) is a controversial national fibre optic network currently being rolled out across the landmass, replacing the country's embarrassing hundred year old …

Three teenagers want to put a Google campus in every school

Thinkspace is an ambitious new project to make coding cool<p>James Anderson, aged 16, wants to make coding cool. The teenager, along with a pair of students from his school in South West England, has created Thinkspace, an organization that wants to put a space for kids to learn coding in every school …

Android KitKat unveiled in Google surprise move

Technology reporter<p>Google is calling the next version of its mobile operating system Android KitKat.<p>The news comes as a surprise as the firm had previously indicated version 4.4 of the OS would be Key Lime Pie.<p>The decision to brand the software with the name of Nestle's chocolate bar is likely to …

Casio's response to smartwatch competition? "We're ready."

If you were concerned about how the endless stream of high tech companies entering the watch market would affect incumbents like Casio, maybe you shouldn’t. Kazuo Kashio, CEO of Casio, fired a salvo in response to the coming barrage of competition.<p><i>“We’re prepared”</i> says the feisty 84-year-old CEO.</i> …

Casio

The smartphone app that lets a blind skater roam free

Business reporter, BBC News<p>Like many young people, Ronja Oja likes skating. She is also blind.<p>The 21-year-old Helsinki student usually knows where she is, skating in areas she is familiar with - but sometimes she does gets lost.<p>This used to mean either finding someone nearby to help, or phoning a …

Why US power companies don’t want you putting a solar panel on your roof

The short answer: It will destroy their business model forever.<p>In the US, electrical utilities are in a charged battle—complete with negative political ads—against solar panel distributors over rules that both sides say could put them out of business. Consumers are caught in the middle.<p>A relatively …

Solar Power

Samsung's smartwatch to be unveiled Sept. 4, report says

The Samsung smartwatch will be unveiled in early September, according to a report this week.<p>SamMobile, a website that covers Samsung news, reports that it has confirmed that the South Korean tech giant will unveil its rumored device on Sept. 4.<p>The unveiling will take place at the IFA annual …

Electronics Industry

Facebook is a bummer, study says

Don't press the like button: Facebook is a bummer that makes us feel worse about our lives, according to new research.<p>Facebook users in a study led by the University of Michigan wound up feeling worse about themselves after two weeks, and their moment-to-moment mood darkened the more they browsed …

Microsoft's 'touch screen' for any surface goes on sale

Prototype technology that turns any surface -- a wall, table, or floor -- into an interactive touch screen has been years in the making. Now, anyone can get their hands on the software.<p>Turning a wall into a touch-screen computer has many uses -- it could help teachers instruct classes or be used by …

More Companies Encourage Workers To Volunteer, On The Clock

You're not likely to find many bankers wearing those old stereotypical green visors these days. But at U.S. Bank, some employees sport hairnets — at least when they're serving breakfast.<p>Every Friday morning, a group of U.S. Bank employees stands elbow to elbow at a Minneapolis soup kitchen, doling …

Retiring Columbine principal: 'We had to redefine what normal is'

The principal of Columbine High School, who led his school during its darkest day 14 years ago, announced this week that he is retiring in 2014. And he said on Wednesday that a pastor's advice got him through the survivor's guilt he felt for living through the April 20, 1999, attack.<p>"All the people …