Rodney Snyder

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Flee from the sun at the speed of light in this humbling video

"Riding Light" traces the movement of a photon traveling away from the sun in a film that translates the speed of light into a human perspective.<p>In casual conversation, when we say something is moving at the speed of light, we usually mean it's moving really fast. The speed of light feels …

Astronomy

Here’s Why You’ll Love the New Outlook App

Roger Ressmeyer—Corbis<p>Alex Brandon—AP<p>Mike Fisher—AP<p>George Nikitin—AP<p>Ben Van Hook—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images<p>STR/Reuters<p>Yoshikazu …

Virtual Reality

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Inventions

Exploit lets attackers replace your iPhone's apps with malware (update: Apple response)

Apparently, it's the season for novel iOS security exploits. Researchers at FireEye say they've discovered a vulnerability, nicknamed "Masque Attack," that lets malicious websites replace legitimate apps with malware. If ne'er-do-wells have an enterprise developer account or your device's universal …

Keeping your digital life safe in the age of surveillance

Like it or not, people are after your data. Whether it's for advertising, national security or other nefarious purposes, you're leaving a trail of digital breadcrumbs for anyone to follow. But there's a growing arsenal of affordable tools to help protect your privacy both digitally and physically. …

Wi-Fi security, multiple sim cards and tablet pics – tech questions answered

How can you use public Wi-Fi and keep your data secure? Is it possible to get one account for all your devices; and how can you get pictures from a tablet onto a PC?<p>Q I’ve heard public Wi-Fi is insecure. How do I improve my safety when using it? Sophie via email<p>A With the rise of smartphones, …

7 things you didn’t know your Web browser could do

The most-used program on your computer is your Web browser, but there's a good chance you don't know much about it besides how to visit your favorite sites. There are a lot of myths about browsers, some of which I've dispelled in the past, but today I want to help you get the most out of your …

Three Ways To Protect Yourself From Hackers

Another day, another data breach. At least that’s what it feels like after the data firm Hold Security made public its discovery that a gang of Russian hackers has made off with a cache of 1.2 billion user name/password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses. As reported by the New …

The Internet Of Someone Else’s Things

The Internet Of Things is coming. Rejoice! …Mostly. It will open our collective eyes to petabytes of real-time data, which we will turn into new insights and efficiencies. It will doubtless save lives. Oh, yes: and it will subtly redefine ownership as we know it. You will no longer own many of the …

Hackers Access At Least 100,000 Snapchat Photos And Prepare To Leak Them, Including Underage Nude Pictures

Underground photo-trading chat rooms have been filled in recent weeks with hints that something big was coming. Thursday night it finally arrived: A third-party Snapchat client app has been collecting every single photo and video file sent through it for years, giving hackers access to a 13GB …

Security

You've been hacked! Here's what to do

Russian criminals have stolen more than 1.2 billion Internet usernames and passwords, and the odds are decent that some of yours might be among them.<p>There's no need to panic at this point -- Hold Security, the firm that discovered the theft, says the gang isn't in the business of stealing your bank …

Handcuffed man shot by police officers — video now available

After “thoroughly investigating” the shooting, a grand jury refused to indict the officer. Watch the video here<p>More than a year after a handcuffed man was fatally shot by an El Paso, Texas, police officer at a downtown jail, a video showing the death has now been released by the City of El Paso.<p>The …

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

The first-ever botwall could change the economics of hacking forever

For companies with data to protect, their primary problem is how cheap hacking can be.<p>While “hacking” encompasses a wide variety of activities, one company is specifically tackling the botnet problem: The ability to use a network of linked computers to overwhelm a website or break into user …

Anti-Virus Software

The Week in Review: Gadgets and Gizmos A-Plenty

Inside Flipboard / January 10, 2014<p>The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which just completed its 2014 run in Las Vegas, was full of gadgets—some …

Google Now alerts come to Chrome on the desktop (for developers, at first)

To further unify peoples’ desktop and mobile experience, Google has brought its Google Now notification service to the Chrome browser.<p>Google Now cards are available in the latest Mac and Windows build of Chrome Canary, a pre-release version of Google’s desktop web browser for developers. You can …

Most anticipated tech of 2014 (pictures)

The most anticipated tech of 2014<p>So far in 2014: Iterative sequels, wearable tech<p>iPhone 6<p>iOS 8<p>Android L<p>Samsung Galaxy Note 4<p>Nexus 8<p>The next iPad and iPad Mini<p>Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite<p>Windows 9<p>Google Glass 2<p>Oculus Rift<p>Sony Project Morpheus<p>LG 55EC9300 OLED TV<p>4K TVs for under $1K<p>Roku TV<p>The next Apple …

Virtual Reality

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Hubble senses water on five planets, bodes well for finding new Earths

There’s water in them thar planets – five massive “hot Jupiters” spied by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.<p>But if you just thought "Life?!" think again. Despite the presence of water molecules in their atmospheres, none of these five planets is suitable to life as we know it. They are all gas giants, …

How to switch from iPhone to Android – the Eric Schmidt guide

In a rare Google+ post, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt offered his followers a very detailed how-to guide on switching from iPhone to Android.<p>Schmidt said that many of his iPhone friends are moving to Android and reminded buyers that some of the most recent Android handsets out there including the …

Android Phones

Undersea volcano creates new island 620 miles south of Tokyo

An undersea volcano has created a new Japanese island 620 miles south of Tokyo. The eruption took place 500 meters from the uninhabited Nishinoshima Island, one of the subtropical Bonin Islands, forming new land in an archipelago that runs along the Pacific tectonic plate boundary commonly called …

Watch LG's new flexible phone heal itself after a knife scratch

When LG announced its curved smartphone, the G Flex, it boasted that the handset was coated with a "self-healing" material and even compared it to Wolverine from <i>X-Men</i>. LG later released a promotional video showing off the tech in action, but it's only now that someone has put the company's claims …

Tracked Since Birth: The Rise Of Extreme Baby Monitoring

Does tracking a baby’s every movement, cry, and wet diaper mean happier parents and healthier infants, or are we turning our kids into Tamagotchis for no reason?<p>Elle Lucero has been tracked since birth.<p>For the first 10 months of her life, her mother, Yasmin, kept detailed records of Elle’s sleep …

Parenting

Blockbuster’s Demise Puts to Rest the Movie-Rental Store Era

It’s been years in the making, but DISH has finally pulled video store rental chain Blockbuster off life support. The company announced today that it will shutter Blockbuster’s remaining 300 retail stores in the US and cease its DVD mail distribution service.<p>Blockbuster by Mail will halt in …

At least 8.8 billion Earth-size, just-right planets found, study says

Space is vast, but it may not be so lonely after all: A study finds the Milky Way is teeming with billions of planets that are about the size of Earth, orbit stars just like our sun, and exist in the Goldilocks zone -- not too hot and not too cold for life.<p>Astronomers using NASA data have …

Hands On With The Nexus 5 And Android 4.4 KitKat

The Nexus 5 is here! The Nexus 5 is here!<p>After months of hype and more questionably “accidental” leaks than any device in recent memory, Google announced their new flagship Android handset this morning.<p>I’ve only had the device in my hands for a few hours, so it’ll be a few days before I’m ready to …

The 10 Jobs With The Biggest Projected Salary Gains In 2014

We all know that software jobs are taking over the world. With smartphones battling for dominance through their software and interface design, cars chock full of programmable devices (I don’t own one but every time I rent I feel like I need an hour-long tutorial just to use the radio), and wearable …