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  • KeyRaider Malware Busts iPhone Jailbreakers

    3h By John P. Mello Jr.
    Data-robbing malicious software dubbed "KeyRaider" has stolen more than 225,000 valid Apple accounts and thousands of certificates, private keys and purchasing receipts, Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 reported last week. The firm identified the malware in…
  • Baby Monitors Riddled With Security Holes

    Wed 4:44pm By Richard Adhikari
    Rapid7 has released a report on an assortment of new vulnerabilities found in baby monitors: predictable information leaks; backdoor credentials; reflective, stored XSS; direct browsing; authentication bypass; and privilege escalation. "Many of the issues…
  • New App Marries Android Wear Smartwatch to iPhone

    Tue 3:51pm By Richard Adhikari
    Google has rolled out Android Wear for iOS, allowing consumers to pair the iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6 or 6 Plus running iOS 8.2 and above with an Android Wear watch. They'll be able to check phone calls, messages and notifications; track fitness; and use Google Now…
  • Xbox One Elite Bundle Conquers Space

    Tue 1:43pm By Quinten Plummer
    Microsoft on Monday unveiled a new version of its Xbox One console. The Xbox One Elite Bundle includes the console, with a 1-TB drive that fuses the performance of flash memory with the economy of a hard disk, and a new Elite wireless controller. The…
  • Qualcomm Sics Fire-Breathing Snapdragon on Android Hackers

    Tue 1:23pm By John P. Mello Jr.
    Qualcomm on Monday announced Snapdragon Smart Protect, a hardware-software product that could make the world a safer place for Android smartphone users. Snapdragon Smart Protect, which will become available with Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 820 processor,…
  • New Android-x86 Release Peppered With Problems

    Mon 8:52pm By Jack M. Germain
    The latest Android-x86 Project release takes us one step closer to using the Android OS on a desktop or laptop computer -- but the project suffers from stability and reliability issues. If you want one Linux-based OS to run on all of your devices, Android-x86…
  • Apple TV May Finally Grab the Spotlight

    Mon 2:32pm By Peter Suciu
    The next version of the Apple TV set-top box could be ready for prime time in October, priced at either $149 or $199, based on rumors circulating Monday. The current version goes for $99. With the higher price could come a seriously upgraded device: It will…
  • How the Windows Phone Could Rise Up and Dominate

    Mon 8:00am By Rob Enderle
    Last week marked the 20th anniversary of the launch of Windows 95. What people often forget about Windows 95 is that it not only kicked Apple's butt, but also kicked IBM's -- and it wasn't even a complete product. The thing was an operating system. It's…
  • Gadget Ogling: Smart Bikes, Contactless Cards, and Roll-Up Keyboards

    Sat 1:00pm By Kris Holt
    I never had much interest in riding a bicycle as a child, and although I now live in a tremendously bike-friendly city, I haven't found a way to learn without feeling like a total chump in public. Yet I am more interested than ever in leading a life on two…
  • Come September, Apple TV Will Outshine the iPhone

    Sat 9:00am By Chris Maxcer
    About Apple's September event... Apple's annual September media event is an oxymoron -- it's become almost entirely predictable. One year it introduces a major new iPhone redesign and the next it offers incremental iPhone improvements. And make no mistake…
  • Earthlings Flock to Facebook by the Billion

    Fri 4:31pm By Peter Suciu
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday announced that for the first time more than a billion people had used the site on a single day. The counter hit the milestone earlier in the week, on Monday. Nearly 1.5 billion users log on at least once monthly,…
  • Weaponized Drones May Fly the Friendly Skies of North Dakota

    Fri 2:46pm By Richard Adhikari
    Police in North Dakota can use drones armed with what are optimistically called "nonlethal weapons," thanks to the passage of House Bill 1328, which Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed into law this spring. The new law gives police the authority in a roundabout way:…
  • YouTube Opens Video Game Floodgates

    Aug 27, 2015, 7:22 pm By Quinten Plummer
    It's alive! YouTube Gaming, a hub that's home to over 25,000 video game pages, on Wednesday began broadcasting live and on-demand streams, let's play videos and the like. The gaming hub is accessible on desktop PCs, and on Android and iOS devices. YouTube's…
  • Shadow IT Feeds 'Man in the Cloud' Attacks

    Aug 27, 2015, 3:05 pm By John P. Mello Jr.
    Shadow IT -- the use of unauthorized online services by company employees -- is a concern of cyberwarriors charged with defending business systems against network attacks. There's new evidence that those concerns are justified. A new attack vector on business…
  • At 24, Linux Has Come Out of the Basement

    Aug 26, 2015, 9:56 pm By Jack M. Germain
    Happy Birthday, Linux Project -- this week you turned 24. The Linux OS has grown up everywhere. Its code and the open source model are found worldwide. People often use linux without knowing it -- when they search on Google, buy metro tickets or surf the Web.…
  • No Joke, MultiFab Prints 10 Materials at Once

    Aug 26, 2015, 2:59 pm By Quinten Plummer
    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, or CSAIL, this week presented a new MultiFab printer at SIGGRAPH, an annual computer graphics conference. For all of the promise 3D printing has…
  • Cortana Cozies Up to Android Users

    Aug 26, 2015, 1:08 pm By Richard Adhikari
    Microsoft has released a public beta of its Cortana personal assistant for Android. The Cortana app can do most of the things Cortana does on Windows: set and get reminders; search the Web on the go; track information such as flight details; and begin and…
  • Wii U to Become Pokken Tournament Playing Field

    Aug 25, 2015, 4:16 pm By Quinten Plummer
    Nintendo and The Pokemon Company last week announced that Pokken Tournament -- the Pokemon fighting game developed by Namco Bandai -- will expand from arcades in Japan to a worldwide launch on the Wii U in the spring of 2016. Instead of just issuing commands…
  • Linux Foundation Wants to Pin a Badge on Secure Open Source Software

    Aug 25, 2015, 8:00 am By Jack M. Germain
    The Core Infrastructure Initiative last week announced a program that will offer badges to open software developers who follow best practice software development and security procedures. The CII project enables technology companies, industry stakeholders and…
  • 20 Years Later, Windows 95 Launch Brings Tears of Nostalgia - and Hilarity

    Aug 24, 2015, 5:24 pm By Peter Suciu
    Twenty years ago Monday, Bill Gates officially released Windows 95, ushering in a new era. The OS featured a graphical user interface, along with a task bar and multitasking support, and it introduced the now-iconic Start button to launch applications. Those…
  • Intel: Putting Innovation Back in the Hands of the Innovators

    Aug 24, 2015, 12:52 pm By Rob Enderle
    We are living in an amazing time, but many of us seem to take it for granted. We have private spaceships. Self-driving cars are on the road, even though we can't buy them yet, and there are plans for a 12-mile-high inflatable building. Granted, a number of us…
  • Gadget Ogling: Swimming Aids, Drinks Fixers, and Sleep Rings

    Aug 22, 2015, 1:00 pm By Kris Holt
    As an occasional swimmer, I'd like a better way of monitoring how well I'm doing. It's not so easy to use a stopwatch on my phone in the pool as it is while out for a jog. So, Misfit is looking to bring wearables to the water with a new version of its Shine…
  • Spotify's 'Sorry' Fails to Cut Through Confusion

    Aug 22, 2015, 8:00 am By Richard Adhikari
    Spotify CEO Daniel Ek on Friday issued a public apology for poor communications regarding the company's new privacy policy. The new policy, which took effect Wednesday, immediately triggered alarm. Several tech publications railed against the terms, and…
  • Mum Robot Goes Darwinian on Her Kids

    Aug 21, 2015, 3:56 pm By Quinten Plummer
    A "mother" robot has demonstrated natural selection and the process of evolution in action, according to researchers from the University of Cambridge. Scientists typically have to go back in time to study evolution -- it's rarely observable over the course of…
  • Sony's SmartBand 2 Takes the Plunge

    Aug 21, 2015, 12:49 pm By Richard Adhikari
    Sony on Thursday unveiled its SmartBand 2 fitness tracker. It has an advanced heart rate sensor and a variety of communications capabilities. It informs wearers when they get calls, messages, emails or notifications on social media sites. It sports…
  • Ashley Madison Hackers: Catch Them if You Can

    Aug 20, 2015, 7:37 pm By John P. Mello Jr.
    The Ashley Madison hacker gang will be tough to apprehend. The hackers this week dumped nearly 10 gigabytes of stolen personal data onto the Web -- details gleaned from accounts established on the site, which is dedicated to matching up people who want to…
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