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Google Wants Guinea Pigs for a New Medical Study. Here's Why I'd Volunteer.

With health data, the default should be to look for safe ways to share.<p>After six months of covering the merger of technology and medicine for <b>Re/code</b>, I’ve come to believe one thing very strongly: The next great insights into health and disease, and the resulting breakthroughs in diagnostics and …

Yahoo is now part of Oath

Before you continue...<p>Yahoo is now part of the Oath family. Due to EU data protection laws, we (Oath), our vendors and our partners need your consent …

Oculus to get hands on with new virtual reality gear

Virtual reality pioneer Oculus VR doesn't just want to get its products on your head, it wants them in your hands as well.<p>The headset maker has been quietly preparing motion controllers -- devices that let you drive the action and manipulate objects in games with hand and body movements -- to …

The GoTenna Will Let You Communicate Without Any Connectivity

By this point, most of us are fully addicted to our smartphones. And when we find ourselves without Wifi or data service, our most direct connection to everything becomes almost useless. That’s where GoTenna comes in.<p>The device is launching into pre-order today, and lets users create their own …

ScienceCasts: One Year to Pluto

Next on Samsung's security feature list: retina scans

Mobile devices are increasingly becoming personal and ubiquitous — which means you’re probably carrying more personal information on your smartphone than your wallet. This comes with a host of security issues, of course. If you lose your smartphone or tablet, then whoever picks it up might be able …

FCC Filings Reveal Apple's First-Party iBeacon Hardware

FCC filings discovered by electronics company Securifi (via <i>TUAW</i>) have revealed Apple's plans for first-party iBeacon hardware to go along with the microlocation technology found in iOS. The transmitter is registered as the "Apple iBeacon" and carries a model number of A1573, which is in line with …

Phew! Google prevents Terminators from killing Larry and Sergey

Pay attention, conspiracy theorists: The company that may most closely resemble SkyNet has taken action to preserve the lives of its founders if when the robot apocalypse finally comes, and the code has been hidden right under our noses on Web servers all over the world -- or at least on one of the …

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Russia's new tram is a Batmobile on the outside, tech hub on the inside

Many trams are memorable, but they tend to evoke nostalgia rather than embrace the future. You can't accuse UralVagonZavod (UVZ) of being behind the times with its new Russia One, though. To begin with, it looks like the Batmobile on a closed track -- and for good reason. The forward-tilted …

Missing Nigerian schoolgirls: Boko Haram issues new video mocking BringBackOurGirls campaign

New video emerges as diplomats play down hopes of girls ever being rescued<p>Boko Haram issued a new video yesterday mocking the bringbackourgirls social media campaign that highlighted the plight of the 223 schoolgirls kidnapped by the group in north-east Nigeria.<p>In a taunting broadcast apparently …

The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near Secrecy For 30 Years

IBM's Watson and Apple's Siri stirred up a hunger and awareness throughout the U.S. for something like a Star Trek computer that really worked — an artificially intelligent system that could receive instructions in plain, spoken language, make the appropriate inferences, and carry out its …

NSA intercepts: ordinary internet users 'far outnumbered' legal targets

When the US National Security Agency (NSA) intercepted the online accounts of legally targeted foreigners over a four-year period it also collected the conversations of nine times as many ordinary internet users, both Americans and non-Americans, according to an investigation by the Washington Post.<p>…

Facebook conducted hundreds of psychological experiments with few boundaries: WSJ

Data Science team accused users of being robots<p>Facebook has come under fire this week for a controversial experiment it performed on 689,000 of its users in 2012. The experiment, in which it promoted either positive or negative comments in a percentage of its users' news feeds, was orchestrated by …

iWatch may be make or break for wearable tech

As the first new product line launched under Tim Cook, most people realize how significant the iWatch is going to be for Apple. But research firm ABI Research thinks it’s also going to be make or break for the wearables market.<p>Crunching figures, ABI points out that “smartwatch” shipments for the …

The UK wants to start testing robots in public

Roads, airports, hospitals, and beyond<p>A group in the United Kingdom wants to start testing robots in public, and it wants to do it soon. Called RAS 2020 — short for Robotics Autonomous Systems — the group is operated by the UK's Technology Strategy Board, and its broad aim is to advance robotics in …

Hackers Infiltrated Power Grids in U.S., Spain

Attackers could have carried out serious sabotage had they wanted to.<p>Hackers operating somewhere in Eastern Europe have penetrated the networks of energy companies in the U.S., Spain, France and several other countries and may have gained the ability to carry out cyber-sabotage attacks, researchers …

Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries

A court permitted the NSA to collect information about governments in 193 countries and foreign institutions like the World Bank, according to a secret document the Washington Post published Monday.<p>The certification issued by a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in 2010 shows the NSA has the …

How Do We Know Driverless Cars Are Safe? Google Says 'Trust Us'

Driverless cars are on the road now - Google's fleet has logged about 700,000 miles of autonomous driving - and the California DMV will be issuing regulations in a matter of weeks allowing self-driving cars to be sold to the public, possibly setting the regulatory pattern for the rest of the …

T-Mobile will sell the US' first Windows Phone 8.1 device on July 5th for as little as $99

If you've been waiting for a US-friendly device that ships with Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box, you can stop twiddling your thumbs. T-Mobile is launching Nokia's Lumia 635 (aka the Lumia 630 with LTE) this month for $99 up front at MetroPCS, or $7 per month ($168 total) on a T-Mobile installment …

Vine adds ‘loop counts’ to reveal how many times people have watched a video

Vine is introducing a new ‘loop count’ feature to its website and Android/iOS apps today, revealing how many times a video has been looped. No word yet on whether it will be arriving for Windows Phone users.<p>It’s an obvious feature to introduce for a service that has burgeoned in popularity over the …

Microsoft Joining Qualcomm-Backed Effort for Internet of Things

Microsoft is announcing on Wednesday that it is joining the AllSeen Alliance, a Qualcomm-led effort to create a standardized, open means for various Internet of Things devices to talk to one another. With Microsoft joining, the alliance has 51 members, including electronics makers Haier, LG, …

With 45,000 Pre-Orders, The New Oculus Rift Will Start Arriving Around July 14th

Back in March, the second generation of Oculus’ work-in-progress virtual reality headset went up for pre-order for $350. No one knew exactly when the new headset would actually <i>ship</i>, outside of a target window of “sometime in July”.<p>Word on the Oculus fan forums was that the company would announce …

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Vertu Signature Touch

Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>9<p>The Rolls Royce of mobile phone manufacturers announces their most powerful handset to date, the Signature …

ISIS Declares Themselves an Islamic State

Sunni insurgent group Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) declared themselves a caliphate and dropped "al-Sham" from their title, according to a statement delivered by their spokesman.<p>Abu Muhammad al-Adnani said other jihadi factions — even those beyond Iraq and Syria — were rendered …

Facebook secretly experimented with the moods of 700,000 of its users

In an experiment it conducted earlier this year, Facebook injected the feeds of nearly 700,000 of its (unknowing) users with negative content to see if it would make the posts they wrote more negative.<p>The researchers believe that it did. The mood of the posts seen in the news feeds of the …

Google Maps and Google Keep updated for Android Wear

Now that Android Wear is official and the first fruits of the effort are available for order on the Play Store, it is only a matter of time before we see a flood of app updates that introduce AW support. So far this has included 3rd party apps like Runtastic and Paypal, but now it’s Google’s …

LG G Watch first impressions

We are wrapping up to head back home from Google IO, but we wanted to give you our first impressions of Android Wear and the LG G Watch before heading out of San Francisco. We already showed you an unboxing and setup tutorial, but we have played around with it for a bit and are ready to give you …

Why you'll keep getting hacked

Don't like getting hacked? Sorry, you'd better get used to it.<p>Every few weeks, we learn about another data breach. It's the privacy world's version of an oil spill. A hacker breaks into a company and grabs a database of our personal details. They're sold on the black market, and the exposure puts …

Stalker: A creepy look at you, online

While you were having a latte and hunting for a Tinder date on your local coffee shop's open Wi-Fi, you were giving away your personal information.<p>Want to know how much? Stalker will tell you.<p>Stalker is a tool created by security firm Immunity Inc. to demonstrate the hazards of connecting to …