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The BlackBerry KEYone is a gorgeous and affordable productivity-focused smartphone

BlackBerry has officially launched the KEYone – its latest Android-powered device bearing the iconic Canadian smartphone manufacturer’s name.<p>The device, which is produced by Chinese-manufacturer TCL and was formerly known as the Mercury, is distinctly BlackBerry.<p>For starters, it incorporates the …

Mobile Technology

Prepare to ace 9 elite project management certification exams for $69

Project management is a diverse field, with different companies espousing different philosophies. Thus, it’s vital that any project manager worth his or her salt (or wishes to be desirable in a buyer’s market) is certified in a variety of leading methodologies.<p>That’s just what the Ultimate Project …

Project Management

The FCC just made it easier for companies to sell your information

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is trying to block a privacy rule which would protect your internet data.<p>The FCC ruled last year that internet service providers (ISPs) would be required to adopt “reasonable” security measures to protect their customers’ data by March 2. Now …

Net Neutrality

PSA: These are the passwords you need to change thanks to CloudBleed

A CloudFlare leak probably doesn’t mean much to most internet users. It should.<p>Over 5.5 million websites use CloudFlare, and chances are you’re using one of them daily. Sites like FitBit, Yelp, Medium, CodePen, OKCupid, and Uber are just a small sample of sites that rely on the service. Today’s …

Information Security

Buzzfeed's new 'Outside Your Bubble' is a disaster in the making

The internet’s favorite love-to-hate/hate-to-love site is attempting to expose people to the opinions of others. Here’s why that’s a bad thing.<p>BuzzFeed recently announced it’s rolling out an experimental new feature called “Outside Your Bubble.” A module sits at the bottom of its news articles, …

Social Media

Secret recording reveals female Uber employees' outrage with CEO

The women of Uber took advantage of a closed meeting with CEO Travis Kalanick to call him out on the company’s toxic culture.<p>In the wake of damaging accusations of internal sexism from a former employee, Kalanick called a meeting with 100 female employees. BuzzFeed obtained a secretly-recorded …

Uber

This smart home device is like a treat-dispensing baby monitor… for your dog

I adopted my dog, Ripple, at the ripe old age of 12. Ripple is a sweet old man, with plenty of character and personality, but he’s also got some problems.<p>He suffers from severe cataracts that limit his vision, especially at night. He also has acute separation anxiety – something which is …

Smart Homes

Zenimax goes for the jugular in new Oculus legal battle

After winning a $500 million lawsuit against Facebook, ZeniMax is now trying to block the company from selling its Oculus VR code.<p>Reuters reports that ZeniMax filed an injunction against Facebook in a federal court in Dallas. The same court ruled in Zenimax’s favor earlier this year, ordering …

Virtual Reality

Facebook is down, sound the alarm [Updated]

Facebook today is having some issues, it’s not just you.<p>So far, we know the problem generally presents itself as a forced log out from the service. After forcing users off the page, Facebook won’t allow them to log back in, giving it the appearance that their account may be in use by another …

Facebook

Nintendo sues go-kart company that lets people race dressed as Mario

True to its unforgiving intellectual property policy, Nintendo has filed a lawsuit against a Japanese go-kart company that lets people race each other dressed in costumes of characters from the Super Mario franchise.<p>Eurogamer reports the Nintendo legal team is accusing the company of violating its …

Nintendo

Denmark is appointing an ambassador to big tech

Question: Is Facebook a country?<p>It sounds silly, but when you think about it, it does have many attributes in common with nation states. For starters, it’s got a population that’s bigger than that of India, and its 2016 revenue wasn’t too far from Estonia’s GDP. It also has a ‘national ethos’. If …

Denmark

Gmail unexpectedly signs people out, Google swears all is G

Earlier on Wednesday, numerous users reported in panic experiencing a string of issues with their Google accounts. While some complained about being unable to connect to their Google Wifi and OnHub routers, a slew of concerned users claimed Gmail has been unexpectedly signing them out of their …

Google

Manage and edit PDFs more efficiently than ever with this high-powered, under $20 processor

We’ve all dealt with PDFs before… and while it’s one of the most used file formats around, a PDF can cause some serious headaches when you’re trying to edit one. Thankfully, if you’re a Mac user, you can get around those problems with zero anxiety with a nifty PDF management program like …

Editing

Lifestyles of the rich and tech-savvy: 10 celebs who invest in startups

It’s Oscar weekend. A time when Hollywood buzzes with talk of fashion faux pas, who will win big, and… tech?<p>The technical aspect of the 89th annual Academy Awards has come to pass and the Academy has already recognized innovations in film with its Scientific and Technical awards. However, with the …

Startups

Cloudflare’s bug bounty program is terrible

Yesterday, Google security researchers discovered a disturbing leak in one of the internet’s most crucial services, Cloudflare.<p>In addition to providing DDoS protection, millions of sites use Cloudflare to provide access to assets in the most expedient fashion. And for several months, it leaked …

Information Security

Australia first to introduce a solar energy digital marketplace

Australia is famous for its crazy inhospitable environment, but with the introduction of new technology, Australians might actually be able to make money off the burning hot sun.<p>According to the Guardian, Australia will be the first country in the world to implement a network of “virtual” power …

Renewable Energy

Amazon resorts to First Amendment to protect Alexa recordings in murder

Alexa can now boast over 10,000 skills, but one thing Amazon refuses to teach its home virtual assistant is snitching.<p>The e-commerce titan is contesting a search warrant from the Arkansas State Police Department, asking the company to turn over 48 hours of recordings possibly captured by an Amazon …

Amazon Echo

What to expect from smartphone giants at MWC 2017

It’s that time of year again: Barcelona, Spain will once again host the Mobile World Congress expo, along with some of the biggest phone launches of the year. Wondering what to expect? Here’s a rundown of the flagships we hope to see next week.<p>Nokia<p>Finnish firm HMD acquired the Nokia brand last May …

Phones

Apple is 'looking into' the viral video showing iPhone 7 burst into smoke

Apple might be pulling a Samsung. This Wednesday, an Arizona-based teenager shared a distressing video that shows her iPhone 7 Plus excessively release fumes after spontaneously heating up to the point of melting.<p>The footage reveals a gaping hole on the side of the handset as the screen has almost …

iPhone

This package will teach you how to make money while traveling the world

We’ve all had visions of dropping everything and just traveling the world, working odd jobs and lining up adventure after adventure as a true global citizen. That dream is closer to reality than you may think, especially with the resourceful instruction of the World Travel Hacker 2017 Bundle.<p>You …

Twitter

Valve's cool new tech can make games sound more realistic than ever

Gaming giant Valve has just released Steam Audio, a free toolkit for developers to add realistic spatial effects for sounds in their games.<p>In the company’s own words, “Steam Audio adds physics-based sound propagation on top of HRTF-based binaural audio, for increased immersion.”<p>That means that when …

Virtual Reality

Google is bringing Allo to desktops soon, but maybe it should kill some other apps first

Google’s VP of communications products Nick Fox took to Twitter to share a screenshot of an upcoming browser-based version of the company’s AI-powered Allo messaging app, which you can see above.<p>Fox didn’t specify a release date for the desktop version or whether Allow would continue to be tied to …

Google

How Google is trying to make SMS sexy again

Messaging apps are constantly adding functionality to allow you to do more than simply chat with your contacts. But now, Google is going all-out to champion SMS as the standard of the future for mobile users.<p>The company has imaginatively rebranded its Messenger app, which previously handled SMS …

Google

Alphabet's Waymo sues Uber and Otto for allegedly stealing self-driving tech

As if Uber wasn’t already in enough trouble over claims of sexism within its organization from earlier this week, the company is sinking deeper in hot water as Waymo, the self-driving vehicle firm spun off from Google, is suing the company for allegedly stealing a key component of its autonomous …

Uber

YouTube's favorite hydraulic press takes on indestructible Adamantium

Over the past year or so, a Finnish factory owner has garnered more than 1.6 million YouTube subscribers by introducing them to the wonderful world of destroying things like golf balls, diamonds and even a piece of paper folded seven times (it’s damn near impossible to fold more than that, go try …

The Wolverine

Review: EOZ One headphones are where form meets function

When you make the claim your product is the most stylish in its segment, you’re setting the bar high. Luckily, for EOZ One, that segment happened to be Bluetooth headphones, where aesthetics go to die.<p>For what it’s worth, though, the statement is on point. The EOZ One is, without a doubt, the …

Headphones

Review: Google Pixel is Android at its best (if a little boring)

Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL launched to much acclaim in the fall. Though they weren’t that much more powerful than Android competitors, they were the first <i>real</i> Google phones. The promised hardware and software integration was something we hadn’t seen outside the iPhone.<p>Since our review is coming …

Mobile Technology

Bluetooth audio 'impossible' with Nintendo Switch

Today in disappointing news from Nintendo, we learned that the Nintendo Switch is not compatible with wireless Bluetooth headsets.<p>The French-language site Melty, who broke the news, originally reported Bluetooth headphones <i>would</i> work. It apparently learned this from an interview with Nintendo senior …

Nintendo

Android users can now find Google Drive files right in Search

Android users are getting a small but useful update today: Google is rolling out the ability to find your Drive files right from the Search app.<p>Just type in what you’re looking for, scroll over to the ‘In Apps’ tab (it’s all the way on the right), and you should see your files listed. Tap on the …

Google

Amazon Alexa hits 10,000 skills with a nifty musical game

Amazon announced Alexa’s 10,00th skill, or app, today: An interactive music game called <i>Beat the Intro</i>.<p><i>Beat the Intro</i> began as a DVD game before becoming an app. Now you can play it with your voice alone. The game is available in two different modes: “Six-Pack,” where the player must guess six songs …

Automation