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Any iOS device can be hacked within one minute with modified charger, say researchers

Security researchers have discovered a way to push software onto an iOS device using a modified charger. The team at Georgia Institute of Technology says its charger was able to upload arbitrary software to an iOS device within one minute of it being plugged in. According to the researchers, "all …

Why HTC may be doomed no matter how good its devices are

Although its HTC One has received across-the-board acclaim as one of the world’s best smartphones, HTC still finds itself in dire straits.</i> …

Is The FBI Dumb, Evil, Or Just Incompetent?

Your government is worried. The world is “going dark.” Once upon a time, telephones were the only way to talk to someone far away, and the authorities could wiretap any phone they wanted. Nowadays, though, suspects might be communicating via Facebook, Google Hangouts, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Skype, …

9 Reasons Green Lanterns Are the Universe's Worst Protectors

This is the oath of the Green Lantern Corps: “In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight!” It’s a lot better than “We are …

Pentagon Will Likely Clear iPhone and iPad Next Week

Come next week, there will be a new mobile device manufacturer competing for lucrative U.S. military contracts: Apple.<p>Late Friday, the U.S. Defense …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Microsoft reveals only 145,000 apps in Windows Phone Store

The lack of applications on the Windows Phone platform is a serious problem Microsoft must fix if it wants to be a viable alternative to Android and …

Despite 100 million licenses sold, Windows 8 install base estimated at 59 million

Although Microsoft recently touted having sold 100 million Windows 8 licenses this week, careful observers noted that selling all those licenses …

Browncoats Assemble: ABC really did pick up Joss Whedon's SHIELD!

ABC has announced that they'll be picking up Joss Whedon's <i>Agents of SHIELD.</i> And already, the first bit of teaser footage has leaked and been hastily …

An Exclusive Peek at Adventure Time's First Original Graphic Novel

After receiving numerous Eisner Award nominations for their monthly <i>Adventure Time</i> comics based on the Cartoon Network animated series, Boom! Studios …

Microsoft's Teeny-Tiny Windows 8 Product Key Is Beyond Unreadable

Let's say you want to download a full version of Windows 8 onto a home-built PC or as a virtual machine on your Mac. After much research and careful …

Klipsch, Monoprice settle patent dispute over speakers

Klipsch sued Monoprice in March for selling home theater speakers that were virtually identical to ones made by its Energy brand. Terms of the settlement weren't disclosed.<p>The legal spat between discount retailer Monoprice and audio system maker Klipsch ended almost as soon as it started.<p>In March, …

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Apple's Got a Huge Waiting List of Cops Who Need iPhones Cracked

It's no secret that the police aren't very good at breaking into encrypted iPhones, but they've been asking Apple for help. A lot of help. According …