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2016 GMC Sierra gets bling and infotainment update

It’s clearly a week for refreshed GM trucks, with GMC unveiling the new 2016 Sierra ahead of its arrival on dealer forecourts later this year. Like …

With BitStamp back online, serious questions about its solvency and security remain

After a four day service outage caused by a hack that saw it lose more than $5 million worth of bitcoin, Slovenian bitcoin exchange BitStamp resumed …

Is bitcoin right for your small business?

In a recent post for The Globe and Mail, in which I outlined the five essential payment strategy recommendations for small merchants in 2015, Bitcoin was deliberately omitted in the list.<p>Nonetheless, its absence raised a lot of questions: Why would one of the most innovative and promising new …

Bitcoin

Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3 phones try to capture young people's attention

Smartphones are ever-slimming, and Samsung's just-announced Galaxy A5 and A3 models are another indication of the trend. And it couldn't be a better …

Who Is Running Phony Cell Phone Towers Around The United States?

A multitude of opinions<p>On August 29, Popular Science published a map of interceptor towers -- surveillance devices that masquerade as cell phone towers to intercept voice and data transmissions from every cell user in an area. 19 of the interceptors were found in the United States in August, and …

Surveillance

Solar storms could disrupt power, GPS

3 Ways to Boost your Startup

Let’s start with a simple truth: three out of four startups are destined to fail. The scariest thing is, the line between success and failure is a fine one. Even if you’ve got a killer product and your startup is ‘off the ground,’ if you’re not getting your fair share of capital, coverage and …

Windows 9's Start menu stars in leaked video

A video allegedly of the upcoming preview of Windows 9 shows how the new Start menu combines elements of the classic menu with the Start screen.<p>The new Start menu slated for Windows 9 appears to be the star of a video showing us exactly how it will work.<p>Leaked and posted by German blog site …

Apps

Before the McLaren F1, Gordon Murray penned the Rocket

Well before the Ariel Atom became the poster child of the segment, the Rocket was a face-warper.<p>Road-legal track specials are almost commonplace now—not that they're tame, but everyone knows what an Ariel Atom is. In 1992, though, the road-legal Light Car Rocket was wild and revolutionary. The man …

Sports Cars

Why Breach Detection Is Your New Must-Have, Cyber Security Tool

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Paz Eshel is a vice president, and Bucky Moore and Shiran Shalev are associates, at Battery Ventures. Eshel and Shalev are based in Battery’s Israel office, while Moore works from Menlo Park. For a full list of Battery’s portfolio investments, please click</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Cyber attacks are all …

Google Just Accidentally Revealed Another New Feature Coming To Your Android Phone

One such feature is the addition of multiple user profiles for Android phones, which means you'll be able to easily share your phone with others without having to worry about anyone noodling through your messages or apps.<p>Google inadvertently revealed this addition through its Android Issue Tracker, …

Android News

YouTube Buys Mobile Video App Directr

Google’s YouTube has acquired Directr. The iOS app lets small businesses, shoot, edit and upload marketing videos.<p>The Directr team will join the YouTube Video Ads Team. YouTube will leave the app in the App Store, but make it entirely free. While the initial app is currently free, additional …

Facebook buys PrivateCore, a security startup built by ex-Google & VMware staff

<i>Updated 10:56 a.m.: PrivateCore was founded by both ex-Google and ex-VMware employees.</i><p>Facebook has acquired PrivateCore, a security startup focused on encryption and malware prevention, according to a blogpost by PrivateCore chief Oded Horovitz.<p>According to Horovitz, Facebook will “deploy” …

What is HTTPS and why does Google like it so much?

Google has announced it will give sites using encryption a higher rank in its search algorithms. Particularly, it singled out HTTPS, which it characterizes as “industry-leading security.”<p>It’s easy to tell if a site is using the system: A URL that starts https:// instead of http:// is using it. …

Information Security

PandaDoc for iPad: Easy (and Cheap) E-Signatures

PandaDoc has been pushing its mobile-first approach to paper-free document handling for small businesses for almost a year. However, something’s really clicked now and its newly-updated iPad app for electronically signing documents is really worth a look.<p>There are plenty of e-signature apps already …

Google's Android Device Manager Now Lets You Set a Callback Number

Most people spend their lives rushing from one place to another, so it’s little surprise that most people also, at some point, end up misplacing a phone.<p>In the best case scenario, it’s locked and you can track it on a map using Google’s free Android Device Manager app or a third-party option – but …

Massive Bitcoin heist sees hacker divert traffic from 19 ISPs

Among all the scams and thievery in the bitcoin economy, one recent hack sets a new bar for brazenness: stealing an entire chunk of raw internet …

Powerful Holiday Statement: 7 Bedroom Villa Beyond in Phuket, Thailand

Overlooking the waters of the Andaman Sea and the green vistas of Bang Tao in Phuket, Thailand, Villa Beyond combines an original escape with the …

Password do's and don'ts: 6 ways to stay safe online - TODAY.com

Today<p>It seems like every day we're hearing about new breaches, leaks and hacks at major websites and services. The latest, on eBay, could be very serious. (If you haven't changed your eBay password yet, do so now!)<p>If we don't take charge of our own online security, who will? Here are a few basic …

Information Systems

Learn To Build Apps With 88% Off The Complete iOS 7 Development Course

We know many readers are interested in learning to code. So, we partnered with StackSocial to offer TNW readers a special deal on one a great iOS 7 development course. In this iOS bootcamp, you’ll gain the skills needed to build your own iPhone & iPad applications for iOS 7. Normally $499, TNW …

Android this week: $99 HP 7 Plus Slate; LG G3 leaks; Dell Venue 8 refresh inbound

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>If you’re looking for a low-cost way to get the Android(s goog) tablet experience, HP(s hpq) has just the thing for you. This …

3 Misconceptions About Crowdfunding

<i>Thijs Suijten and Menno Luiten are the co-founder and developer for Famatic.</i><p>Every startup needs money. How to get that initial investment is where there is a choice: find a suitable investor, bootstrap, or use the power of the crowd to get that ball rolling.<p>We loved the idea of the latter; not only …

From pixels to polygons: 2D characters get three-dimensional

With video game visuals looking more photo-realistic with each new generation, it’s hard to believe characters used to resemble flat, squared waffles not long ago.<p>Let’s travel back in time a few decades to see what your favorite heroes — plus an evil pig-man and a six-time NBA champion — looked …

What do Intel Z97-based motherboards mean for PCs now, and in the future?

Unless you’re an avid desktop enthusiast, you may have missed the recent announcement about Intel’s latest 9 Series chipsets. After all, most …

Computer Hardware

Ringo is a Call App That Doesn't Need Internet Connection

Many apps have been trying to take on Skype — among them Viber and recently, messaging app Line which launched a cheap calling service.<p>Now another app has surfaced, called Ringo. What’s notable is that the app doesn’t need Internet connection for you to make calls. Essentially, this means that the …

Privacy can be lucrative – Silent Circle just pulled in $30M in funding

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Proving there’s money in privacy these days, secure communications firm Silent Circle has announced a $30 million funding …

Jetpacks Are Set to Arrive Next Year

Let’s be honest with each other – we’ve both daydreamed about zipping through the skies on a futuristic jetpack. That dream is now very close to reality, as Martin Aircraft claims it will have a jetpack ready for sale starting next year.<p>NPR chatted with Martin Aircraft CEO Peter Coker to get the …

The Go Small to Get Big Arms Workout

<b>Duration</b> 1 day<p><b>Exercises</b> 6<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Big exercises build big arms. You can isolate your biceps and triceps as often as you’d like with low-weight …

Luxurious Multi-Level House With Elevator and Custom Dog Wash Room

Jordan Iverson Signature Homes recently completed a modern 3,048 square foot residence with quite a few impressive characteristics. This luxurious …

With Its New Samsung App, Health Startup Lark Moves Away From Hardware

Among the freebies included in Samsung’s just-released Galaxy S5 was a new app from Lark, a health startup that’s been pretty quiet for the past year or so.<p>In fact, co-founder and CEO Julia Hu told me that Lark has been “pretty much in stealth mode” as it worked on the new app. The vision, she …