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Most annoying Cracking Open teardowns of 2013

Some gadgets are easy to fix. Others are real repair nightmares. Bill Detwiler counts down his top five most annoying teardowns of 2013.<p>From smartphones and tablets to our first wearable item, we've cracked open a lot of tech this year. And as we do at the end of each year, it's time to take a look …

Google Glass

Security firm RSA took millions from NSA: report

The National Security Agency paid $10 million to the security firm RSA to implement intentionally flawed encryption, according to a new report.<p>What's an encryption backdoor cost? When you're the NSA, apparently the fee is $10 million.<p>Intentional flaws created by the National Security Agency in …

Surveillance

Power Tube 2600 Navy Lightning

All hell breaks loose when a phone battery dies: public panic attacks, embarrassing bouts of rage, and tech-fuelled temper tantrums. Avoid these handheld catastrophes with <b>MiPow.</b> Their trusty emergency energy pack will get you out of your most immobilising mobile pickles with lightning adaptor, …

Whale Kit

The <b>TabletTail: Whale Kit</b> provides a secure, one-handed grip on your iPad, instantly transforming it into a powerful and sturdy stand. Simply place the suction surface on the back of your iPad and <b>pump the silver button.</b> The dual-chamber vacuum system inside creates an unbelievably secure connection. …

Report: Mark Davis was in “protracted talks” to hire Jon Gruden in 2012

AP<p>With the Raiders possibly looking for a new head coach and with Jon Gruden’s agent in mid-late-season form when it comes to creating the perception …