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Android bug fear in 900 million phones

<b>Serious security flaws that could give attackers complete access to a phone's data have been found in software used on tens of millions of Android devices.</b><p>The bugs were uncovered by Checkpoint researchers looking at software running on chipsets made by US firm Qualcomm.<p>Qualcomm processors are found …

Android customization - send Android notifications to your computer using Pushbullet

We took the time last week on our Android customization series to talk about Google’s tool to help you locate and secure a missing Android device. Android Device Manager is one of the easiest to use and most supported options around, we hope it helped you find or secure your missing device.<p>This …

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Dos and Don'ts: 7 Ways to Be The Perfect Party Guest

Are you a good party guest? Here are three party guest habits to avoid — and four to adopt — to ensure you'll be invited back year after</b> …

The Pirate Bay might be on its last legs, but founder Peter Sunde couldn’t care less

The Pirate Bay (TPB) has been down for almost a day now after police raided its data center in Sweden and seized servers, computers, and other equipment.<p>“We had a crackdown on a server room in Greater Stockholm because of a copyright infringement, and yes it was Pirate Bay,” confirmed local …

Sony hack: Tom Cruise was asked to play Steve Jobs

Just as the deal for the Steve Jobs biopic was falling apart at Sony Pictures, the Hollywood studio pushed for Tom Cruise to fill the role.<p>That's according to hacked, leaked emails belonging to Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairwoman Amy Pascal. The Sony hackers placed them online publicly Monday,<p>…

Find out why Tesla, Lyft, and Google employees are talking about James Bond this week

When we get emails from employees at three major Silicon Valley companies about the same thing, we’ve got no choice but to take a look.<p>In the past several days, the name “James Bond” has been circulating through the email inboxes of employees from Google, Tesla, Lyft, and several other tech …

Last chance to grab free game with Xbox One before Christmas

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Dealzon.</i><p>As part of the Microsoft Store’s “12 Days of Deals” promotion, for today only they’ve brought back their Black Friday Xbox One bundle with free game promotion.<p>Basically this offer gets you a free game ($59.99 value) with the Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Unity …

The Unhealthiest Frozen Dinners

Frozen dinners are as much a part of American heritage as apple pie or baseball, and just about everyone has eaten one at some point or another, be it an old-school Swanson turkey dinner or a cheesy DiGiorno pizza. And while brands like Lean Cuisine are working hard to provide options that are both …

Police Shootings Of Unarmed Men Often Have Something In Common: The Waistband Defense

WASHINGTON -- After police officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown to death in August in Ferguson, Missouri, he claimed the teenager had reached into his waistband, causing Wilson to fear Brown had a weapon. Brown was unarmed.<p>"Guns <i>do</i> come out of waistbands," said Eugene O'Donnell, former police …

Top 10 U.S. companies to work for

What makes a company great to work for?<p>Good pay and benefits don't hurt. But when it comes down to it, employees said it's office culture and great colleagues that make these companies satisfying places to work.<p>Glassdoor asked people about the pros and cons of their employers, and had them rate …

Google's road to virtual reality begins with Cardboard

When I first saw Google's Cardboard VR contraption earlier this year, I laughed. I thought to myself, "This is a joke, right?" How could this piece of cutout cardboard with a phone in it possibly work as a virtual reality headset? Compared to the Oculus Rift and Samsung's own smartphone-powered …

Meet the guy who filmed an interactive zombie film with an iPhone (interview)

Allan Plenderleith is, by his own admission, a “weird, schizo person.”<p>He’s a writer of children’s books and a contributor to happy-fun-time TV shows like <i>Noddy in Toyland</i> and <i>Thomas & Friends</i>. You can find his work in interactive apps from Pocket Story, and everything is as cute and kid-friendly as …

Apple-IBM venture offers up first iOS apps

With the initial slate of 10 apps, and more on the way, Apple aims to ride the wave of iPhones and iPads ever deeper into the corporate world.<p>The partnership between Apple and IBM is starting to bear fruit.<p>The companies, which in July struck a deal to deliver mobile apps to big businesses, on …

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YouTube for Android revamped with Material Design, finally gets search filtering

Google today updated YouTube for Android with its Material Design look. You can download the new version directly from Google Play (if you don’t see it yet, don’t worry, it’s rolling out gradually “this week”).<p>While some have already managed to get their hands on YouTube with Material Design, the …

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …

TomTom's new Android app saves you from speeding tickets

We should all be sticking to the speed limit, but there's always a danger any momentary lapse of concentration will be caught by a well-hidden speed camera. It's a constant worry, which is why petrolheads turn to technology like sat-navs to keep them out of trouble. The latest option is TomTom …

Google Releases App to Bring Live TV to Android TV

When you’ve got a set-top box for your TV, you might want to watch some live TV, right?<p>Google hasn’t said much about Android TV’s live capabilities, but a new Google-built app appeared in the Play Store today that promises the ability to watch traditional TV channels using a traditional or IP-based …

Wakie's Alarm Clock That Lets You Get Woken by Strangers Is Now on iOS

We know, we know, you’ve long been hankering for the time when you could arrange a phone call with a perfect stranger to wake you up in the morning. If you’re an Android or Windows Phone user, of course, you’ve had this option since September, but poor old iPhone owners have been left out of the …

Billionaire bought James Watson’s Nobel prize medal in order to return it

The richest man in Russia and a major shareholder in Arsenal football club has come forward as the buyer of James Watson’s Nobel medal – declaring that he now plans to give the piece back.<p>Alisher Usmanov, the Russian entrepreneur, paid $4.1m (£2.6m) for the medal at an auction at Christie’s in New …

Xiaomi can sell smartphones in India again, but only if a Qualcomm chip is inside

Courts in India are battling Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi over a patent dispute raised by Ericsson. Initially forced to stop selling, …

Nokia's Here Maps arrives on Android

If you've been looking for a big-name alternative to Google Maps on your Android phone, your moment has come. After weeks of testing, Nokia has officially released Here Maps on Google Play. The experience will be familiar if you sideloaded earlier versions. While it's not as multi-talented as …

How to keep those annoying phone calls off your iPad or Mac

I love the idea of being able to answer a phone call on my Mac, or even on my iPad. The convergence of this communication technology seems like it has great potential.<p>In reality, though, I end up getting three rings for every call, each slightly time-shifted from the rest, as I sit in my …

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Google's Schmidt: You have nothing to fear from AI

Google's executive chairman compares fears of artificial intelligence to fears that existed when the loom came along.<p>That Stephen Hawking? Oh, he's just an old fusspot.<p>Elon Musk? His batteries must be running low.<p>That, at least, seemed to be the spirit of remarks made by Google Executive Chairman …

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Learn When to Use JPEG, GIF, or PNG with This Graphic

When working with images, certain file formats may be better than others, depending on what your goals are. This infographic showcases the best uses …

Google begins emailing customers affected by unauthorized in-app purchases

Apps are a tricky beast: unlike the video game industry, which is by-and-large comprised of consumers who actively seek to play games, and have purchased hardware with the explicit purpose of doing just that, the mobile industry doesn’t work quite that way. Many “customers” are in fact, casual …

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Google mobile search is now 100-150 milliseconds faster, but only in Chrome for Android

Google today announced a new feature called reactive prefetch to its mobile search product. The feature means Google mobile search is now 100 to 150 milliseconds faster, but only in Chrome for Android.<p>The browser limitation comes down to Google only enabling reactive prefetch for Android users …

Changing Passwords No Longer Has To Suck

Now you have no more excuses for lame passwords or sloppy login management. Password managers LastPass and Dashlane now boast beta features that can automatically change account passwords and store them for users with a single click.<p>Every time there’s a new vulnerability or attack—like Heartbleed …

10 Craziest Things in the Senate Report on Torture

Capitol Hill yesterday provided America with a classic set piece of partisan performance art: a pair of sanctimonious legislative events, one for …

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Your Smartphone Could Replace Your Driver's License Someday Soon

Is this heaven? No, it's Iowa.<p>We've all probably left the house and hopped in a car before realizing that we left our wallet at home, though most of us have probably been lucky enough not to then be pulled over. But you may soon be able to produce your smartphone when you're asked for your driver's …

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