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This gadget can knock drones and Google Glass offline

Bothered by gadgets like Google Glass that can, theoretically, be used to snoop on you in public? Then why not get your own gadget that can knock them all offline?<p>That's what the creators of Cyborg Unplug promise. Billed as a "wireless anti-surveillance system," Unplug is, essentially, a portable …

This Is Why Nothing Online Is Totally Hacker-Proof

In the world of digital security there is unsafe, and there is safer, but no one is hack-proof. Jennifer Lawrence and other celebs may have been …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

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 …

Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Honoring one of the world’s greatest leaders.<p>Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and the transformational civil rights leader largely responsible for the dismantling of apartheid, died today at the age of 95.<p>Mandela was one of the world’s most celebrated …

Insanely lifelike Morgan Freeman portrait painted on an iPad

Artist Kyle Lambert created an incredibly photorealistic portrait of actor Morgan Freeman using nothing but the Procreate app on an iPad Air.<p>A …

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

CyanogenMod arrives in Google Play store with one-click installer for your Android phone

Two months after raising $7 million to build a better version of Android, CyanogenMod has released a one-click installer to put its custom firmware on your Android device. Installation requires the phone to be tethered to a Windows PC via a USB cable. A companion PC app will be released later today …

How to easily root an Android device

Free utility KingoRoot makes it a snap to take total control of just about any Android smartphone. Here's how to use it.<p>Rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a means of unlocking the operating system so you can install unapproved apps, deleted unwanted bloatware, update the OS, replace …

Android News

Apple has the goods, Microsoft the vision

Microsoft has an enticing vision of the only-computer-you'd-ever-want. But Apple gives you what you need.<p>The iPad Air isn't visionary, but it's a strong update. That's good enough for me.<p>I've been using the Air for the last 24 hours and it does pretty much everything Apple promised: it's faster …

IPad Air

Meet SR-72, The Most Astonishing Airplane You’ll Ever See

If you’re anything of an aircraft enthusiast you’ll know all about the SR-71 spy plane–it really was the most ridiculously advanced piece of flying technology, a legend in its own lifetime. If you’re not an aircraft enthusiast, then read on because you’ll still be impressed. Now is the moment to …

Android 4.4 KitKat is out now

<b>Google's latest iteration of Android, 4.4 KitKat, has officially been released alongside the new Nexus 5 smartphone. The update should roll out to</b> …

Android News

New coating could lead to waterproof mobile phones

A new waterproof coating to protect the delicate electronics in mobile phones could mean getting your phone wet will no longer be a disaster<p>Dropping your phone down the toilet may never be a problem again.<p>Researchers have developed a new way of waterproofing electronic components that means they …

Chinese officials in new Photoshop fail

With an eerie floating head and torso looming above a doll-sized figure, it could be a still from a supernatural movie. Instead the image now spreading far and wide is another spectacular Photoshop fail for Chinese officialdom.<p>The comically inept piece of doctoring, published by the government of …

Ashton Kutcher is now a Lenovo product engineer

Following the time-honored tradition of hiring celebrities as advisors, Lenovo has just announced Ashton Kutcher is its latest product engineer. According to a press release from the company, Kutcher — who previously studied biochemical engineering at the University of Iowa — will work alongside …

Ara is a Motorola Project to Make Phones as Customizable as Android

If you thought Motorola and its Moto X Maker helped you customize a unique smartphone, then prepare for even more. The Google-owned company has just announced Ara, a hardware platform that is entirely open to customization — essentially letting tinkerers develop their own smartphones.<p>“We want to do …

Woz on iPad Air: No, thank you

Speaking in the UK, Steve Wozniak believes iPad Air doesn't have enough storage. And, as for the Retina Mini, he's not keen on that either.<p>Yes, but what does Steve think?<p>That is the question some in the Apple fraternities and sororities might have been asking after the new iPads were revealed.<p>For …

Meal replacement Soylent raises $1.5 million and will start shipping in December

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Soylent<p>Keen on giving up food for the rest of your life? Soylent, which claims to be a complete meal replacement, has …

Ion Glasses offer a discrete first step into wearables

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Ion<p>In a world where wearable devices are just emerging, albeit rapidly, is it too soon to start thinking about …

Here's What Happens To Google Employees When They Die

It’s no surprise that the employee benefits of Google are among the best in the land—free haircuts, gourmet food, on-site doctors and high-tech “cleansing” toilets are among the most talked-about—but in a rare interview with Chief People Officer Laszlo Bock I discovered that the latest perk for …

Qualcomm Toq: Mirasol wireless charging smartwatch takes on Samsung and Sony - Pocket-lint

Qualcomm has just announced that it is entering the smartwatch arena with the Qualcomm Toq pushing the agenda of the smartwatch industry, even though …

Qualcomm Unveils Limited-Edition Smart Watch

Qualcomm Toq Smart Watch<p>Limited Edition<p>Apps<p>Light Up<p>Multi-Colored<p>Unique Watch Faces<p>Charge It All<p>Rear Battery<p>Smart watches have become a hot topic of …

Friction in the gears of Samsung's Galaxy Gear

analysis The Galaxy Gear, with a $299 price tag and a day of battery life, isn't going to be the iPhone or iPad of smartwatches. But you can be sure Apple, Google, and others will be watching closely.<p>Enter the Galaxy Gear. Samsung is raising the bar for what a smartwatch can be, aiming for …

Gear & Gadgets

Yes, Apple Really Does Have A Serious Problem With Computer Viruses And Malware

As those with memories stretching back a couple of decades will recall the various forms of computer malware, the viruses, trojans and the like, were things that affected Microsoft Windows users. Mac users, those using Apple‘s integrated systems, could just laugh and giggle at those poor fools who …

my macbook keepsj making annoying noise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6cBLvCFlMg<p>Feb 8, 2013 - Uploaded by supremefishyface<p>Retina <i>Macbook Pro</i> - Weird/<i>annoying</i> fan <i>noise</i> ... <i>My</i> New Retina</i> …

FPSRussia, One Of The Most Popular YouTube Channels Ever, Will Start Blowing Up Stuff Again

Nearly four months after being the subjects of a surprise raid by federal agents, and almost seven months after their co-founder was mysteriously killed in his Georgia office, the makers of one of the most popular YouTube channels of all time are ready to get back in the saddle.<p>"We'll start filming …

What Is The Most Catastrophic Error Made By An Intern At A Tech Company?

When I was 21, I almost lost several hundred million dollars by threatening to mutilate one of our customers.<p>In my senior year in college, I worked full time as an intern PM at NetApp. I spent most of that time at work being groomed and prepared to be a full PM, and given that my background was in …

Why You Should Never Digital Detox Alone

For the first time in years, I spent 72 hours without Internet or cell phone reception. While I didn’t experience any life-altering epiphanies that some claim comes from a digital detox, I now enjoy a handful of very meaningful relationships that never would have existed, with the constant …

Samsung testing out mind-controlled Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Researchers from Samsung’s Emerging Technology Lab are working together with the University of Texas, Dallas, to develop mobile devices that can be …

Galaxy Note