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If you've researched online privacy then the NSA may already be tracking you

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 22:10
When the Edward Snowden revelations began flowing (and flowing, and flowing), the first thing many people screamed was "get on Tor!" Unsurprisingly, an analysis of the NSA's XKeyscore system has revealed that simply visiting the website of the...

Apple recruits one of the watch industry's most important sales execs

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 21:22
Apple's recent hires in wearable tech have largely taken place outside the watch industry, which is slightly odd for a company rumored to be making a watch of its own. However, it just addressed that discrepancy in style -- LVMH's watch division has...

The forgotten losers of the console wars

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 20:01
History is written by the victors, but for all those generations of console wars we've managed to weather through, what about the other guys? Opening this week, a new games museum in southern Japan houses 56 different consoles of varying fame (or...

This stackable media hub plays your old 16-bit game cartridges

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 18:00
The set-top box market is currently flooded with many cheap Android boxes, but they tend to offer limited remote access plus expansion capability, so it's about time that something more exciting popped up. One such candidate is the EzeeCube, which...

Morph's crowdfunded comeback premieres on YouTube today

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 17:20
It's been a long time since Morph came out with any fresh material, but thanks to a lump of crowdfunding cash, the comical clay character's put together a new sketch show that premieres on YouTube today. Shape-shifting Morph first appeared on a...

Pavlok is a habit-forming wearable that will shock you

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 15:40
"Wake up sleepy head... it's time to go to the gym." "Put down those chips!" "Stop wasting time on Facebook." If any of the above statements resonate with you, then you're not alone. Maneesh Sethi, author and Stanford alumnus has said all of the...

China's scalpers force Oculus to suspend Rift sales

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 13:24
With over 100,000 developer kit sales logged in its docket, it's fair to say interest in the Oculus Rift is high. While we wait for the inevitable release of the consumer model, scalpers in China snapping up developer versions at such a rate that the...

Mythbuster Adam Savage explains how to bring cartoons to the real world with an iPhone

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 11:31
Last month, you might remember seeing the work of storyboard artist Marty Cooper (aka Hombre McSteez). If you didn't (then go watch it right now), he's the man behind "Aug(De)mented Reality," a three minute collection of entertaining stop-motion...

MiniLock browser plugin promises easy encryption with drag-and-drop security

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 09:09
A coder/activist is trying to walk a fine line with his encryption program called MiniLock, according to Wired. On the one hand, Nadim Kobeissi has developed a simple drag-and-drop interface for the browser plugin to make it accessible to all. But...

The first potentially habitable alien planets we ever found -- might not actually exist

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 07:13
We've had our bags packed for a (hopefully) Richard Branson-led expedition to the "potentially habitable" exoplanets circling Gliese 581 for years, but there's one small hitch: new research indicates some of them might not be there. In 2007,...

Artists give Teletext a new purpose

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 04:36
Next month and into September, Berlin will play host to the International Teletext Art Festival (ITAF). Teletext, a basic information service delivered over analogue TV signals, was once prevalent across Europe before becoming increasingly obsolete...

HummingBoard is a Raspberry Pi rival that lets you swap out its processor

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 01:34
You'd think the world of hobbyist mini computers would be full, considering that you've got a choice of Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone and even Intel's NUC. That hasn't deterred SolidRun, which is releasing the HummingBoard as a more powerful...

Goldman Sachs wants Google to 'unsend' email, seeks court order

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 23:49
Everyone makes mistakes... just some of them are a little more costly than others. A Goldman Sachs employee made a rather serious error when instead of sending a message to a gs.com email address, it went to a stranger with a Gmail account. That...

Civilization: Beyond Earth ships October 24th with maps based on real planets

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 22:57
If you're eager to play the first Civilization game set in space (not counting Alpha Centauri), you now have a date to mark on your calendar: Beyond Earth will reach Windows-based PCs on October 24th. That's a long time to wait, although Firaxis is...

Android Wear review: Taking smartwatches in the right direction

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 22:00
When I was a tiny tot, I watched Knight Rider and pretended I was Michael Knight, talking to KITT on my watch. Yet now that there are real-life watches that can do even more things, I don't find myself quite as excited as my 5-year-old self was....

Facebook Messenger gets a native iPad version

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 21:26
Facebook Messenger makes the most sense on a phone, but plenty of people still want to chat on their tablets -- and apparently, Facebook knows it. The social network has just updated Messenger for iOS to support the iPad, letting you carry on a...

Univision to end free streaming of World Cup games

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 20:43
Many people in the US, even those who don't speak or understand Spanish, have been using the Univision Deportes app to watch the World Cup. To a certain degree, this was due to the fact that Univision's service was completely free for anyone to...

Scientists create most efficient artificial photosynthesis yet

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 19:51
Many scientists now think that slowing down global warming isn't enough anymore and that we now need to clear some of the CO2 already in the air. Existing solutions like carbon sequestration aren't ideal, and strategies like vacuuming the sky are...

Sony recruits sheep to film the Tour de France

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 17:55
When watching a gang of cyclists chase someone in a yellow jersey (aka, the Tour de France) we're used to seeing the action from bike- or car-mounted cameras. But we've all come away disappointed, never truly knowing the tournament from the ovine...

Google will let you use Oculus and Cardboard VR headsets inside Chrome

Thu, 03/07/2014 - 16:47
We know how Facebook imagines it'll work in VR, but what about the rest of the internet? Google's Brandon Jones has announced that he's working on a way to add virtual reality support for Oculus Rift and Cardboard into Chrome. It's the second browser...

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