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How to Protect Yourself from Apps that Make Wi-Fi Hacking Simple

It's not paranoia: Using public or open Wi-Fi networks without taking your security into consideration is a bad idea. You don't even have to crack …

Information Systems

China’s internet is better than yours

A new paper shines some light on the “next generation internet” China is building—and it’s far ahead of anything any other country has at the moment. The improvements aren’t just superficial faster broadband fluff either. They are deeply important changes to the very backbone of the system.<p>The …

China

Matterform crowdfunds a simple, well-designed 3D scanner that could arrive this summer

MakerBot has been the trailblazer when it comes to bringing 3D printing to the masses, but another company may beat it to the punch before it can do the same for 3D scanners. Matterform is looking to produce a simple, low-profile 3D scanner, and it's launched an Indiegogo campaign in support of the …

Tracking the rumor that just won't die: The Facebook phone

Facebook executives love to do verbal tap dances around the idea of a phone. It's been going on for years: reports, denials, reports, denials. And now, just two months after a categorical denial from CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself, it seems that at its event next week, Facebook may well go ahead and …

Tech titans raise millions to enter the political arena: but what is it they want?

One day last month about 40 noisy protesters gathered outside the home of the Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg in Palo Alto in California's …

The Overly-Attached Girlfriend Explains How To Become A Viral Internet Star By Age 21

<b>Click for sound.</b><p>Laina is only 21, but she has a knack for making content go viral.<p>While on a leave of absence from school, she posted her first-ever YouTube video. It was in response to a Justin Bieber contest. Bieber asked fans to turn lyrics for his hit song "Boyfriend" into "Girlfriend." Laina, …