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Hackers Remotely Locking Some Macs and iOS Devices in Australia for Ransom

A number of iOS and Mac users in Australia are reporting a growing issue on Apple's support forums (via <i>The Age</i>) in which hackers are locking iPhones, iPads and Macs remotely through iCloud. Compromised devices are also displaying warning messages offering unlocks for money.<p>A hacker's message on a …

Want To Make $1 Billion? Just Solve One Of These Huge Tech Problems

There's a lot of room for improvement when it comes to things like artificial intelligence, mobile payments, internet speeds, and even how we think and communicate.<p>So here's our list of the ten biggest problems in tech right now. Solve one of these, and you're on your way to billions.

Etihad's A380 'Residence' has a lounge, double bed and an en-suite shower

We've seen full-length beds, 32-inch TVs and even dedicated chefs on board the latest Airbus and Boeing planes, but Etihad's setting the bar far, far higher by offering an entire section of its brand-new A380 to passengers with the cash to spare. "The Residence," as the airline's calling its …

Europe does what the US won't by agreeing to strong net neutrality law

Broad telecom reforms would also end roaming fees by December 2015<p>While Netflix battles ISPs like Comcast over net neutrality, the European Parliament has just voted in favor of a new law that would prevent similar issues occurring in Europe. The legislation calls for all internet traffic to be …

How to steal Bitcoin in three easy steps

Earlier this month, someone pulled off the largest heist in the history of Bitcoin, the virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet. The illegal drug bazaar Sheep Marketplace was plundered, either by hackers or insiders, and about $100 million worth of the currency was stolen from …

Assassin's Creed movie delayed

20th Century Fox has announced (via <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i>) that the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie has been delayed two months, shifting from June 19, 2015 to August 7, 2015.<p>The movie will star Michael Fassbender (<i>Inglourious Basterds</i>, <i>12 Years a Slave</i>) in a leading role, though it remains unclear …

Xbox One guarded by sharks ahead of 10,000 launch parties

Microsoft is preparing for an elaborate Xbox One launch later this month. Ten thousand retail locations in 13 countries will open their doors at midnight to mark the Xbox One launch on November 22nd. Some of the bigger events in major cities will be streamed on Xbox Live and broadcast on Spike TV. …

Delaware’s tax-free Apple Store sells more iPhones than any other store

Ever been curious to find out which Apple Store sells the most iPhones? Look no further than the Apple Store in Newark, Delaware in the Christiana Mall. This might come as a surprise, but the fact of the matter is that the state of Delaware has no sales tax. The Christiana Mall is conveniently …

10 awesome OS X design concepts you have to see

Apple’s newest version of OS X is just around the corner, with many placing bets that it will be released to consumers next week at the company’s October 22 media event.<p>All signs point to it: OS X Mavericks was upgraded to Gold Master status earlier this month and released to developers, which …

Do Games Like 'Grand Theft Auto V' Cause Real-World Violence?

<i>Just like books, movies and comic books.</i><p>Two events happened this week that many politicians and members of the media will link together.<p>The first: A mass shooting in Washington, D.C. in which an angry, mentally-ill young man shot and killed a dozen of his fellow citizens.<p>Second: The release of <i>Grand</i> …

Grand Theft Auto V: Tips, tricks, and cheat codes

Grand Theft Auto V (read our review here) is so huge that you can lose dozens of hours by ignoring the story and finding new activities and side missions to take part in. The open-world crime game does a good job of easing you in, but it doesn’t tell you everything.<p>So with some advice from …

What the iPhone 5s '64-bit' processor means, in plain English.

Apple has just announced the release of the iPhone 5s (what’s new?). One of its biggest USPs is it’s the first phone to include a 64-bit processor.<p>“Great! What does that mean for me?” You ask. Well we’re here to explain.<p>In the shortest of paragraphs, a 64-bit A7 processor means the iPhone just got …

In China, being retweeted 500 times can get you three years in prison

Details of a new law issued by China’s supreme court are bound to make loose talkers on Sina Weibo and other social media platforms think twice before speaking freely. The law says that any libelous posts or messages will be considered “severe” breaches of the law if they are visited or clicked on …

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iPhone 5S To Ring In The New With Expected Fingerprint Sensing Home Button

Tuesday will tell, but multiple rumors are pointing to a subtle design distinction for the forthcoming iPhone 5S. Along with new Gold and Graphite colors, the home button is expected have a new look signifying the inclusion of a fingerprint scanner within.<p>FOX News anchor (and now app developer) …

New iPhone Brings New iOS, Putting Apple's Craig Federighi In The Spotlight -- Again

If stage time is any measure of celebrity, then Apple’s Craig Federighi has arrived.<p>At the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June, it was Federighi, promoted last year to oversee the operating system software that powers the iPhone and Mac, who clocked in more time on stage (about 30 …

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Succeeds In Second Rocket-Powered Flight

Earlier today, Virgin Galactic‘s SpaceShipTwo successfully flew under its own power for the second time, achieving a speed of mach 1.43 and successfully meeting all of its test objectives.<p>WhiteKnightTwo, the aircraft that carries SpaceShipTwo into the air, launched at 8 am PT. They reached an …

Google went down today. The Internet went bananas.

We wouldn’t normally write about a mere few minutes in down time, but when it’s Google, it’s notable.<p>Google.com, Google’s search product (you may have heard of) went down between 23:52 and 23:57 BST according to Search Engine Land. Not since 2009 has Google Search experienced any downtime.<p>“The most …

Is Voyager 1 really out of the solar system?

It's 36 years since Voyager 1 was dispatched in 1977 on a mission to send back images of Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere and volcanic eruptions on one of its moons, Io. Then it was due to travel on to Saturn to examine that planet's intricate system of rings and moons. But after travelling more than …

Wikileaks Just Released A Massive 'Insurance' File That No One Can Open

Anti-secrecy organization Wikileaks just released a treasure trove of files that, at least for now, you can't read.<p>The group, which has been assisting ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden after he leaked top-secret documents to the media, posted links for about 400 gigabytes of files on their Facebook …

Kinect app that turns any surface into a 'touchscreen' debuts for $149

Microsoft launched a Kinect Accelerator program for startups last year, and the results are starting to be shown. Ubi Interactive worked closely with Microsoft to create a system that uses a projector in combination with a Kinect sensor to create a virtual touchscreen that can be cast onto any …

Apple Looking Into Device-To-Device Gifting Of Owned Digital Media Via NFC

Apple isn’t known to be that bullish on NFC use in mobile devices, but a new patent application originally created earlier this year and published by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider) shows it’s thinking about the tech in a few ways at least. The application describes a means for transferring …

NASA Finds A Pink Planet That Challenges Current Theories

About 57 light years from Earth, astronomers have discovered a large new planet, colored a deep magenta. It’s the second planet whose color has been directly observed by astronomers, the first being HD 189733b. That alone would make this find noteworthy. But equally noteworthy is the fact that the …

If you could actually see Wi-Fi, this is what it would look like

What if you could actually see Wi-Fi? It is something we all have wondered about. We can see the Wi-Fi routers in our homes and our offices, and we …