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How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

Maps

Logitech G610 Orion Red gaming keyboard review

Logitech spent plenty of R&D time and money on its Romer-G switch, so it’s no surprise that it installs them only on its top-end boards. If you want …

Parents guide to games consoles: How to make Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U safe and secure - Pocket-lint

As entertainment technology offers children more ways to connect, it is important parents understand the risks and how to safely get the most out of …

Enjoy unlimited streaming & privacy with StreamJack TV SmartDNS

We live in an age of premium access, where the best entertainment and secure digital privacy generally costs an arm and a leg. But necessity is the mother of invention, as they say, and new services are on the rise to allow the motivated web surfer to bypass geoblocks and pay-gate …

Do You Use Chrome Extensions? Google Finally Started Caring About Your Privacy

New Chrome Web Store policy will ban extensions and apps that gather your data without asking first.<p>If you've never browsed the Chrome Web Store, it's a cloud-based marketplace, similar to the Android Marketplace, where you can download extensions for your Chrome browser, as well as apps and games …

Privacy

Razer releases a keyboard and mouse you can use on your lap

Originally announced at CES 2015, the Turret lapboard now costs $159.99<p>The Razer Turret lapboard is a combination of a keyboard, a mouse, and a mousing surface that's designed to be used on the couch in front of your TV. It connects wirelessly to nearby devices like Razer's Android gaming console, …

Gear & Gadgets

How to control which apps and System Services have access to your personal information on your iPad

One of the most important things we can do to keep us safer in this day and age is to actively take a responsible role in controlling the information we share on our electronic devices. Apple has made this somewhat easier for us by adjusting many of the iPad’s default settings to safer modes out of …

Apps

Google's chief futurist Ray Kurzweil thinks we could start living forever by 2029

Kurzweil is one of the biggest believers in The Singularity, the moment when humans — with the aid of technology —will supposedly live forever.<p>He's chosen the year 2045 because, according to his calculations, "The nonbiological intelligence created in that year will reach a level that's a billion …

Singularity

Alphabet and Sidewalk Labs Want to Build a New City | Inc.com

New York. Portland. San Francisco. Seattle. The debate rages on about the most innovative city in America. But if Google parent company Alphabet has its way, there soon may be a new contender.<p>Sidewalk Labs, which Google created last June and has since spun off as a subsidiary--is reportedly …

Smart Cities

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

iOS MicroSD Reader Adds Up To 200GB Of Extra Storage To Your iPhone Or iPad (video)

iOS users who have iPhone or iPad devices that are running short of storage may be interested in a new device in the form of an iOS microSD reader …

Is Artificial Intelligence Dangerous?

Compelled by a nascent desire for innovation and advancement, mankind’s quest for technological prowess is rooted in its earliest days. In fact, we have always been tinkerers. Through the use of an abundant imagination and burning desire to bend the limitations of what was once deemed impossible, …

Singularity

Google's new tool tests your Android app for accessibility issues

If you’re building an Android app and want to ensure it’s easy for anyone to use — include people with visual, physical or age-related limitations — Google’s got just the thing.<p>Its new Accessibility Scanner, available for free and compatible with Android devices running Marshmallow 6.0, goes …

Apple's iMessage Has a Security Hole That Can Allow Photo Theft

There’s a security vulnerability in Apple’s(aapl) encrypted messaging app, iMessage, that could let attackers steal photos and videos being sent …

Computer Science

New York has just opened a massive public spying network

‘Free’ public Wi-Fi always sounds a little too good to be true and now American civil liberties campaigners have written to the Mayor of New York to tell him they are pretty creeped out about how much data the new LinkNYC booths will collect.<p>The anticipated 10,000-strong network across New York …

Surveillance

You can now connect Facebook to Gear VR and play games with friends

You can now connect your Facebook account with your Gear VR as well as watch Twitch streams with a group, play trivia and more -- here's how to get started.<p>Oculus -- the Facebook-owned platform that runs on Samsung Gear VR and, of course, Oculus Rift -- is doing the inevitable and getting a lot …

Virtual Reality

Here's which state posts the nastiest tweets

Technically Incorrect: An analysis of millions of tweets shows which places emit the nastiest, the most racist, and the most sexist messages on Twitter. You might be surprised.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>We're enjoying a little Golden …

Social Media

SXSW ‘Dead Head’ VR Experience Turns You Into a Zombie

YouVisit has previously explored virtual reality through 360-degree video tours of colleges and vacation destinations. Now the company has entered …

Virtual Reality

Virtual reality app lets you meet others in imaginary places

Next to full body sensor suits, one of the main components missing from virtual reality experiences is the ability to share experiences with …

Steam will help you play any game in VR

Sure, SteamVR is making it easy to play virtual reality games. However, you probably have a whole bunch of conventional games in your Steam library -- what about those? Don't worry, you're set. Valve has unveiled SteamVR Desktop Theater Mode, which lets you play any Steam game in VR. Ultimately, it …

Galaxy S7 Giving iPhone 6s Trouble On (At Least) Two Fronts

A new Samsung or Apple phone is a game of one-upmanship. So, it shouldn’t come as a great shock that Samsung’s just-released phone is besting the iPhone 6s in (at least) two key areas.<p>Among a host of tweaks and improvements, Samsung has come through with a better camera and display. So, how does …

Samsung Galaxy S7

Software brings your PC's entire interface to VR

Virtual reality faces numerous challenges, but one of the biggest is having to take your headset off whenever you need to run a conventional app. What if you want to maintain that immersion, or just want to use a VR device as your only display? That's where BigScreen thinks it can help. It's …

Microsoft will allow Xbox games to play against PS4 and PC players

Microsoft is announcing a big new feature for Xbox owners today: cross-network play. It's something the software giant has hinted at for years, and now it seems the reality of PS4, Xbox One, and PC players playing the same game together might finally happen. Developers building games for Xbox One …

Rocket League

Immy grabs patent on how to do AR/VR glasses in a natural way

Immy, a tech startup based in Michigan, said it has been granted a patent on a way to design a new generation of augmented reality and virtual reality products.<p>The Troy, Michigan-based company said it has been awarded a patent for “natural eye optics” technology, which the company says replicates …

PSA: Not all Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge cameras are the same, both Sony and Samsung sensors being used

Yesterday, a report suggested we might see noticeably different performance from the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) between the Exynos and Snapdragon-equipped Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge models. Now it seems we might see a slight difference in camera performance too. A thread on <i>XDA Developers</i> …

Your computer mouse may be opening the door for hackers

If you think about catching a cold, you know you feel miserable, but you don't have a clue how you got it. You can catch a cold from standing close to someone who's sick or turning a doorknob that they touched.<p>That's similar to how airborne viruses infect computer systems with malware. These …

Panasonic makes the first countertop induction oven

Induction cooking is great for budding chefs: it rarely needs preheating, it's energy-efficient and it's safer than conventional burners. Getting it has usually meant going for a full-size oven or a cooktop, however, which isn't always practical if you're in an apartment or otherwise can't justify …

This $35,000 gadget makes it possible to watch first-run movies at home

They say that money doesn't buy happiness.<p>But it'll buy you a device that will let you watch movies at home while they're still in theaters.<p>Prima …

It’s not VR, it’s a home theater for your face

We put the Avegant Glyph through its paces, and still kind of love it<p>How silly are you willing to look in order to have your own personal home theater? How much are you willing to pay?<p>Those are the two questions at the heart of the value proposition of the Avegant Glyph. You look very silly while …

Reporter Says He Was Hacked on a Flight

A columnist for a major national newspaper says his computer was hacked in midair by a fellow passenger on a recent trip.<p>Steven Petrow, who writes …

American Airlines