Rohan Palmer

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California law could end grand theft mobile with kill-switches in all smartphones

Lawmakers in California are so intent on curbing record levels of smartphone theft, they're ready to fine phone makers if anti-theft measures aren't installed on their devices. <i>The New York Times</i> reports that the order will come from State Senator Mark Leno, who is set to introduce a new bill …

Proposed bill would require kill switch in Calif. phones, tablets

California regulators are stepping up their efforts to deter smartphone theft.<p>State Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, and other regulators will introduce a bill on Friday that would require smartphones and tablets sold in the state to have software …

6 Gorgeous Concept Photos Of The Big-Screen iPhone 6

A few weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple plans to release two new iPhones with bigger screens this year.<p>The first device will have just under a 5-inch screen, likely 4.7 inches to keep the same size ratio the 4-inch iPhone 5S has. The second phone will have a very large screen, …

iPhone

10 Samsung devices in line for Android 4.4 KitKat updates?

At least ten Samsung devices are in line to pick up their Android 4.4 KitKat update, according to Android blog Phandroid.<p>Phandroid, citing an unnamed source, said Samsung is expected to roll out the update to a mix of smartphones and tablets in the near future, all of them either relatively new or …

Apple currently plans to release iOS 7.1 in March

While recent reports are pegging a launch sooner than later, reliable sources say that Apple is currently planning to ship iOS 7.1, the first significant update to iOS 7, in March. The iOS 7.1 update is said to not have any “secret features,” and it will basically be what we have been told to …

This concept car uses its own reconnaissance drone to spot traffic jams

The idea of receiving traffic updates on your sat nav may suddenly seem tawdry next to this more futuristic alternative dreamed up by Renault: If you're driving along in its "KWID" concept car and you're worried about jams up ahead, you simply launch a quadrocopter drone from the car's roof, send …

Facebook Briefly Goes Down for Some Users

It wasn't just you — Facebook briefly went down for some users on Friday afternoon. The social network experienced technical issues for many members …

Feds scold Samsung for using standards-essential patents to seek iPhone ban

The Department of Justice on Friday announced the end of an investigation into a controversial campaign by Samsung to obtain an import import of …

Side Effect Of Legal Pot: Police Budgets Take A Hit

Some U.S. states are viewing the legalization of marijuana as a chance to gain new sources of tax revenue. Several states allow its use for medical reasons; Colorado has approved its recreational use, and Washington will follow suit this year.<p>But the decriminalization of pot also stands to remove a …

Your Google Reader Feeds and Folders Are Safe

Inside Flipboard / July 2, 2013<p><b>See the update below.</b><p>There were reports this morning that the preservation of feeds from Google Reader, which was …

The Week in Review: When World Leaders Joined #SelfieNation

Inside Flipboard / December 14, 2013<p>On Tuesday, President Obama took part in what could be called the “Selfie Seen ‘Round the World.” That is, Danish …

BlackBerry says new CEO John Chen will stick around until business recovers

BlackBerry once changed the definition of phones, and now it's doing the same for the word temporary. CEO John Chen, who took the post last November as "interim" CEO while the company actively hunted for a replacement, will now stay on for an undetermined amount of time. In a statement to <i>The New</i> …

Tech companies meet with the White House before President Obama releases surveillance recommendations

Tech companies met with the White House again today in an effort to help shape surveillance reforms.<p>Representatives from Yahoo, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft were present, according to the New York Times, for a meeting that precedes President Obama’s anticipated proposal for surveillance changes. …

Dropbox Attributes Outage To 'Routine Maintenance' Issue, Not Hack

<b>Update 2 – 12 January</b>: Dropbox now says its service should be ” up and running” for all users.<p>Cloud storage service Dropbox is experiencing intermittent outages this evening. Around 6:00pm PST, accessing the service either by Web or through its mobile apps not possible. The API has also apparently …

Everything You Need To Know About Samsung's Galaxy S5

In addition to the hints Samsung's executive vice president Lee Young Hee gave to Bloomberg in an interview, there are a handful of other rumors and bits of informed speculation about what the phone will be able to do.<p>Here's what we know so far.<p>Or, at least, that's what Hee called the device in his …

Phones

Readmill – the ebook reader that's built for sharing

The great hope for electronic literature has always been that it will allow us to read anything, anywhere, at any time. This is the dream of the internet, too, but books remain different in important ways: their length, the time we spend with them, the desire – we hope – to remunerate the authors …

Jelly Bean Closes on 60% Adoption Among Android Users

The latest data from Google shows a small gain in the number of devices running its newest KitKat flavor of Android, but Jelly Bean continues to be the variation that is seeing highest growth among users.<p>The latest figures put the installation rate of Jelly Bean among active Android devices — that …

CES 2014 Proves That Wearables Are Still A Work In Progress

Before this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, I issued a challenge: I wanted makers of wearable tech to prove to me that the time had come for this category of gadgets. What I was seeking was irrefutable proof there was wearable technology out there demonstrating enough clear and immediate benefit …

Sony fuels speculation that it will release a Windows Phone

Sony is rumored to be considering launching a Windows Phone this year, and now the company has confirmed it’s still in discussions with Microsoft. Speaking to <i>TechRadar</i> this week, Sony’s European mobile chief, Pierre Perron, says the company doesn’t want to be a “single OS manufacturer," noting it’s …

Dropbox problems linger after Friday outage

Dropbox's service for synchronizing and sharing files experienced problems starting on Friday and extending to Sunday.<p>"We're continuing to make progress on reducing the number of users experiencing service issues," Dropbox said in a blog post late Saturday night, but on Sunday, some problems such …

Unofficial Galaxy S4 KitKat update breaks SuperSU app, but there’s already a fix available

A few days ago, the first unofficial Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat build was released, and those brave enough to test it have discovered that the test OS has a bad surprise under the hood – it breaks the SuperSU’s functionality.<p>The app allows users to better manage their rooted devices, and while …

Japan hold 'island defence' drill as China ships enter territorial waters

The Japanese Self Defence Force has held a drill with the theme of island defence as tensions continue with China over a range of disputed islands.<p>The Japanese Self Defence Force held a public drill to simulate recapturing an island from an enemy nation for the second year in a row, as Chinese …

Four Years After Earthquake, Many In Haiti Remain Displaced

<b>Listen · 4:32</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Four years ago Sunday, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti, destroying its capital of Port-au-Prince and killing more than 200,000 people.<p>Today, much of Port-au-Prince looks like it did before the quake. Most of the tent camps in the city itself …

Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …

Painting

Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf

SANTA CLARITA, California—Cesar Millan crosses the road to meet me. Two pit bulls, a Chihuahua, and a Yorkshire terrier—named Junior, Taco, Alfie and Kaley Cuoko—follow. Off leash and at heel, the dogs are calm, almost languid. If Millan communicates with them, I do not notice.<p>For the past few …

Dogs

Never Take a Bad Picture Again

Look Up at the camera<p>As a selfie pro, <b>Rihanna</b> knows that a slight stare up at the camera is the quickest way to a sexy smoulder. It also raises your …

New Year Resolutions Apps | Best Apps - Consumer Reports News

While more than four in 10 Americans will make a New Year’s resolution, nearly a third of those will fail to keep them—that is, if last year’s …

This Is Why You Can Never Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

We start every new year with the feeling of a clean slate, a time that we can set our goals and intentions and actually make the changes we want to see in our lives, to get rid of those nagging bad habits and usher in some good ones. But by February, many of our resolutions are already abandoned or …