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LG promises to stop your Smart TV spying on you

In light of accusations that its Smart TVs were sending private data to its servers, LG has admitted that some of its sets are behaving in ways they shouldn't be. In a statement, the Korean manufacturer conceded that it has been collecting channel, TV platform and broadcast source data from some …

Intel Chairman: “We Seemed to Have Lost Our Way”

Long a beneficiary of the falling cost of computing power, chipmaker Intel acknowledged Thursday that it was beaten at its own game.<p>Moore’s law, the …

Alleged Silk Road Boss Ross Ulbricht Now Accused Of Six Murders-For-Hire, Denied Bail

A New York judge denied bail to alleged Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht Thursday, based in part on fresh accusations of violence: That the 29-year-old allegedly commissioned the murders of a total of six people through would-be hitmen he contacted online, four more than the two attempted killings …

Raspberry Pi now includes Mathematica and Wolfram Language for free

Wolfram wants to make it easier for would-be programmers everywhere to start learning how to code, and it's announced a new partnership today that'll have every Raspberry Pi include at no extra cost a copy of Mathematica and an early version of Wolfram Language, its easy to use computing language. …

Spotify’s valuation soars over $4B after raising a fresh $250M

Spotify just raised a lot of money — $250 million to be precise, according to a <i>Wall Street Journal</i> report citing multiple anonymous sources familiar with the matter.<p>That means it’s nearly doubled the total amount of its previous funding to a whopping $533 million. We’ve reached out to Spotify for …

Silk Road Founder's Diary is Incredible

Details of an online journal belonging to Ross Ulbricht — the man US authorities suspect of running Silk Road, the recently-busted online marketplace for illicit goods — have surfaced as evidence for his trial, and boy do they make for some reading.<p>Evidence already suggests that Ulbricht ordered at …

Tinder Goes Abroad: Dating App Catches On In UK, Brazil And...Dubai?

Tinder, the dating app that’s not that embarrassing to be a part of, is now finding love abroad. The Los Angeles-based company, partially-owned by IAC, Xtreme Labs and Dinesh Moorjani’s Hatch Labs, says that its largest foreign markets, Brazil and the United Kingdom, have each added over a million …

Raspberry Pi hack creates a smart TV from a not-so-bright set

Many of us only wish we could upgrade our less-than-smart TVs. Carnivore at <i>DroidBuild</i>, however, has taken matters into his own hands -- he recently finished installing a Raspberry Pi-based media center into his own 40-inch Hisense screen. The hack replaces the TV's built-in speaker with a Raspbmc …