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Today's Gamers Are Tomorrow's Drone Pilots

A recent documentary examines the next generation of drone operators: Gamers.<p><b>They sit in dark rooms</b> with glowing screens, waiting. They have unmatched hand-eye coordination; their controls are often mere extensions of their bodies. They stalk their enemies from great distances. They are …

Drones

New Pebble hardware and UI this year after a million smartwatches shipped

Company says new software will be unlike any current interface design<p>We are part of The Trust Project What is it?

Smartwatches

People are sneakily taking photos of Apple employees testing the Apple Watch

Apple has unleashed its Apple Watch into the wild, and people are starting to notice.<p>The Apple Watch was first spotted outside of Apple’s Campus back …

Apple Watch

Apple stays classy about jailbreakers with iOS 8.1.3 patch notes

When Apple releases a major update like yesterday’s iOS 8.1.3, it’s usual for the company’s coders to fix (or, in other words, break) all known jailbreak exploits.<p>Not so surprisingly, the latest update is no different. It fixes several exploits that are necessary to run the iOS 8.1.2 jailbreak. But …

Cybersecurity

Amazon Echo is a voice-controlled smart speaker

<b>The Good</b> Amazon's voice-activated smart home speaker is undeniably futuristic, but it's also practical and accessible. With a rapidly growing slate of features, integrations and use cases, it's easy to get excited about the Echo's potential.<p><b>The Bad</b> The Echo's sound quality is slightly uneven at …

Smart Homes

Apple is just now going to trial over the music DRM it killed in 2009

Plaintiff lawyers in the 10-year-old lawsuit are seeking $350 million in damages for nearly 8 million customers<p>Today, Apple begins a defense against a lawsuit featuring nearly 8 million affected people of its FairPlay digital rights management technology, which the company used to lock down iPods …

Hope you like iOS 8.1.1, because there’s no going back

Advertisement<p>22 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>Apple has made it technically impossible for most people to install an older version of iOS on iPhones, iPads …

Man uses Facebook to find FedEx package allegedly stolen from doorstep

A Texas man's surveillance camera catches someone allegedly taking a sweater for the man's son from the man's doorstep. His Facebook friends help get the package back.<p>Technology can expose you, but it can also protect you.<p>One Texas man is very grateful for two technologies at his disposal that, he …

Houston Rockets

Meet Plague: An app plumbing the depths of viral networking

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Deep Sea Marketing<p>We use the term viral to describe the way information spreads across the internet, but a new social …

The US bill to phase out wonky symbols on the back of gadgets is now a law

The legislation designed to do away with printing various symbols and regulatory compliance numbers on our gadgets in favor of displaying those things within software has been signed into law. President Obama today signed the E-Label Act, which was introduced by senators Deb Fisher (R-NE) and Jay …

Here’s who is tracking your smartphone – and how to stop them

One of the problems with smartphones is that spy agencies and advertisers can use them to collect data and keep tabs on users, as many reports have …

Yes, someone has finally built Marty McFly’s auto-lacing shoes

<i>Back to the Future</i> fans are surely familiar with Marty McFly’s special auto-lacing shoes from the future, and many of them may have been dreaming …

GameStop’s full Black Friday ad leak: PS4 bundle $400, Xbox One from $330, GTA V Shark cards 50% off, more

Now that Black Friday is less than two weeks away, we are getting a look at what major national game retailer GameStop will have to offer. The leaked ad shows discounts on everything from consoles to games, with over 4,000 stores open at midnight on November 28th.<p>For the most part, it looks as …

Hacking Traffic Lights is Amazingly Really Easy

Hacking Internet of Things (IoTs) have become an amazing practice for cyber criminals out there, but messing with <b>Traffic lights</b> would be something …

How to deal with zip files on your iPhone or iPad

Zip files—that is, single-file bundles that contain multiple items—are incredibly useful tools. On my Mac, I use zip files for all sorts of tasks: …

Cops can make you unlock your smartphone with fingerprint, says judge

Cops can force you to unlock your smartphone with your fingerprint — but they can't force you to unlock it with your passcode, according to a judge …

U.S. court rules that phone passcodes are protected by the 5th Amendment, but fingerprints aren’t

While Touch ID makes sense for most of us as a secure and convenient way to protect our phones, there is one group of people who may want to stick to good old-fashioned passcodes: criminals.<p>A Virginia District Court has ruled that while phone passcodes are protected by the 5th Amendment, which says …

iOS 8 jailbreak Pangu now comes with Cydia installer and English support for the masses (Update)

When the iOS 8 jailbreak tool Pangu was released earlier this month for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, it still had some rough edges such as no one-click solution to install Cydia or support for English. Fortunately, the Pangu tool for Windows now includes a Cydia installer and English support for …

Apple SIM Included With iPad for Customer Convenience, but iPhone Not Likely to Join In

Apple had the consumer in mind when it added a multi-carrier SIM card to its new iPads, said Apple vice president of iPhone, iPod and iOS product marketing Greg Joswiak in a recent <i>Re/code</i> interview (via <i>Fierce Wireless</i>). But that motivation does not mean the Apple SIM will be making its way to the …

Camera made from one tiny Lego brick actually works

A simple hack turns an itsy-bitsy Lego brick into a working pinhole camera that turns out photos minifigs can enjoy.<p>The inspiration began with a pine nut. Ryan Howerter, a graphic design student at Colorado State University, took a photography class and his teacher shared the story of the Pinholo, …

Lego

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Home Tours

15 Casting Decisions That Could Have Altered Hollywood as We Know It

Movie casting is, to a large extent, a big game of musical chairs. Everyone starts out happy clappy, but after a few rounds (of auditions), there are only a few players left in the running — and shit has gotten serious. And in many cases, the differences between the actor who landed the big role …

Selfies from outer space: Self-portraits by astronauts and robots far from Earth

Space Science

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10 games are going free this weekend on Steam

Starting Thursday, Oct. 16, Steam will host a free weekend that Valve says is the service's biggest yet; 10 PC games in all will be free during the weekend-long promotion, which would total about $240 if purchased at their regular price.<p>Steam's free weekend kicks off at 10 a.m. PT tomorrow and …

Facebook And Apple Offer To Pay For Female Employees To Freeze Their Eggs

Facebook and Apple are making it easier for female employees to delay having kids and focus on their careers instead. Both companies have now offered to pay to freeze their eggs.<p>Many tech companies offer wild perks such as unlimited vacation, a casual work environment, and meals from five-star …

Stanford student reveals Facebook Messenger payment feature

A payment mechanism for Facebook Messenger appears to be getting closer.<p>On Saturday, Stanford University computer science student Audrew Aude tweeted that he had found and played with a payment feature in Facebook Messenger, which he dug out with the developer tool Cycript.<p>Security researcher …

Which One is Real? Powerful Portraits Challenge Stereotypes

Dallas-based photographer and former U.S. Marine Joel Pars' powerful portrait series <i>Judging America</i> embodies the age-old idiom “don't judge a book by its cover.” Through these photos, Pars seeks to challenge any prejudices that viewers may hold against other people based on race, socioeconomic …

Photography