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  • Gadget Ogling: Dueling Tablets, a Smart Scale, and Slooow Games

    Sat 9:00am By Kris Holt
    Welcome to our weekly look at the latest, greatest, and poorest gadgets to be revealed to the world. Hark as yours truly extols the virtues and horrors of two wildly different tablets, a smart kitchen scale, and video games requiring patience, among other…
  • NotCompatible Mobile Malware Gets Badder

    Fri 6:44pm By Richard Adhikari
    A new version of the NotCompatible malware, which first appeared in 2012, is bigger, badder and pretty much indestructible, Lookout Security reported. And it can compromise corporate networks, thanks to the BYOD trend. The malware, called "NotCompatible C,"…
  • Another Bleak Black Friday for Apple Fans

    Fri 3:15pm By Chris Maxcer
    Apple is a company that bucks trends, that does things its own way, that manages its business through highly tuned cycles. One thing Apple barely does at all, though, is offer any sort of special deal or sale price. Not even on Black Friday. Or Cyber Monday.…
  • Citadel Trojan Adds Keylogging to Arsenal

    Fri 10:28am By Richard Adhikari
    Cybercriminals are using a new version of the dangerous Citadel Trojan, which has been employed to attack the financial and petrochemical industries, to compromise password and authentication solutions, IBM Trusteer has reported. The new version begins…
  • Cinnamon Desktop Spices Up Makulu Linux

    Thu 10:01pm By Jack M. Germain
    The Makulu Cinnamon Debian Edition 1.1 marks a new path for Makulu. This latest release has numerous new features that could make it a top competitor against the Linux Mint Cinnamon edition. Makulu Cinnamon Debian Edition, or MCDE, has fewer standard apps than…
  • Russian Site Exposes Thousands of Private Videocam Streams

    Thu 5:50pm By Katherine Noyes
    A Russian website has been posting live video streams from unprotected webcams in homes and businesses around the globe, Britain's Information Commissioner's Office warned on Thursday. The website has gained access to the webcams using the cameras' default…
  • Twitter Opens Entire Multibillion-Tweet Gold Mine to Searchers

    Thu 4:18pm By Richard Adhikari
    Twitter this week began indexing every public tweet posted since it began operating in 2006. "Our long-standing goal has been to let people search through every tweet ever published," said Yi Zhuang, who led the project team. Use cases Zhuang cited for the new…
  • Will Apple's Next iPhone Capture DSLR Quality With 2 Lenses?

    Thu 10:03am By Chris Maxcer
    The Apple rumor mill never stops spinning, and even though the iPhone 6 is barely here and the next version ages away, the most interesting rumor is the chance that the next iPhone will make a huge leap forward with its camera -- possibly using two lenses to…
  • Jolla's Open Source Tablet Gets Crazy Crowd Love

    Wed 8:06pm By Richard Adhikari
    Jolla, the company set up by former Nokia executives to keep the Meego operating system alive, raised more than $841,000 on Wednesday, the first day of its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. That's 221 percent of its goal of $380,000 -- and the campaign has 21…
  • WhatsApp Battens Down the Hatches

    Wed 5:04pm By Katherine Noyes
    WhatsApp has added end-to-end encryption and enabled it by default in the latest version of its Android messaging application, partner Open Whisper Systems announced Tuesday. The new feature taps Open Whisper's open source TextSecure encryption protocol to…
  • Google Glass May Be Saved by Obscurity

    Wed 1:27pm By Richard Adhikari
    Whatever happened to Google Glass? In the early days, people got punched in bars, bounced from movie theaters, and pulled over in cars for wearing them, and some establishments outright banned "glassholes" from their premises. Google claimed the white "Cotton"…
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