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Illegal downloading of music, movies and television shows seems to be on a steady decline, according to a Norwegian study by Ipsos MMI.
The study found that songs are being pirated in Norway at just 17.5% of the rate that …Read More »
The ability to stream videos on the Internet anytime you want has proven to be a revolutionary concept, but one constant problem persists: lagging.
Although many users are OK with services like Netflix or Hulu having a bit of a …Read More »
According to The New York Times, German security researcher Karsten Nohl has found a huge security flaw in an encryption used by mobile SIM cards currently operating in billions of cell phone devices around the world. The flaw in …Read More »
Bottom’s up! Swedish engineer Andreas Hammar has engineered a new device capable to taking sweaty clothes, ringing them out and turning the moisture into drinkable water that is actually cleaner than his local tap water.
The machine will spin around …Read More »
Purdue University professor Vladimir Shalaev explained during a speech at the International Conference for Quantum Technologies in Moscow that as our society quickly evolves more and more into an information-based one, people are beginning to need an increased amount of …Read More »
A group of five students in the San Francisco-based hacker boot camp Hack Reactor wanted to figure out exactly how a link gets popular on Reddit, “The Front Page of the Internet,” which can drive tons of traffic to the …Read More »
According to Hi-Tech Mail, Russia’s three biggest wireless carriers, VimpelCom Beeline, MegaFon and MTS, have recently decided to stop selling the Apple iPhone to their customers, likely due to the intense and rigid conditions that Apple forces carriers to …Read More »
Recovering technology company Yahoo has made yet another notable acquisition under the watchful eye of CEO Marissa Mayer. The company just purchased AdMotivate, which has developed a solution that allows advertisers to add behavioral targeting characteristics to their mobile ads.…Read More »
A recent survey by marketing software provider SeeWhy asked over 1000 tablet owners in the United States about how they used their devices to make purchases, and the results showed that the presence of tablet devices has also (probably not …Read More »
TV has always been a rough industry to succeed in, and apparently, in the wake of Netflix and Hulu engaging more and more users, major cable companies are starting to feel the squeeze.
That’s why John Malone, CEO of Liberty …Read More »
AT&T recently announced that it has put the finishing touches on the acquisition of Leap Wireless, which many of you probably know as the parent company of the increasingly popular Cricket Wireless brand.
However, it seems that AT&T is less …Read More »
Internal leaks got you down? Recent high profile government leaks, such as the WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden revelations, have spooked the Russian government (which is actually housing Snowden right now), leading the Kremlin to place massive orders for everyone’s favorite …Read More »
iPhone thefts are an increasingly alarming problem in big cities, with many people getting their smartphones ripped straight from their hands while waiting at bus stops or sitting on the subway, and while people have come with ways to locate …Read More »
Valve, the video game development company that gave us beloved titles like Half-Life, Team Fortress and Portal is looking to develop something else now: Its next crop of capable and talented employees.
The company has just introduced an experimental …Read More »
Developer Nathan Broadbent apparently felt that his microwave wasn’t doing enough by simply heating up his food, so he hacked it.
More specifically, he combined it with a Raspberry Pi micro-computer (the type frequently used by hackers and modders) to …Read More »
Smartphones have noticeably outsold tablets since iPads were first introduced to the market, but the gap between the two types of mobile devices has been shrinking considerably, especially as most people who are going to buy a smartphone already have …Read More »
3D printing is all the rage these days, and eBay isn’t wasting any time in hopping on that bandwagon.
The company just launched a brand new mobile app (currently available exclusively for iPhone users) that lets shoppers buy their very …Read More »
A couple of months ago, a Google researcher named Tavis Ormandy uncovered a severe flaw in Windows and then took it to the web to inform the public. This raised the ire of some (especially Microsoft), because the research didn’t …Read More »
Last year, NSA director General Keith Alexander gave the keynote (and recruitment-focused) speech at Def Con, the world’s largest hacking conference and an event that is known for obscuring the social and professional boundaries between hackers and the feds.
Because …Read More »
Some people really like to work on their sports cars; others are really into souped-up motorcycles. But for U.K. resident Matt McKeown, it’s all about powerful, high-octane shopping carts.
The 52-year-old McKeown recently broke his own record last Saturday when …Read More »
A new video from MobileBeat 2013 shows off a prototype smartphone from Samsung, and it’s…interesting.
The most notable feature of the new device is a pair of fold-out panels that will actually change colors depending on the “mood” that the …Read More »
According to European reporters from Reuters that have seen a recent a draft of an action plan compiled by Western governments, a number of countries are setting their collective sights on massive technology companies, including Apple, Google and Amazon, to …Read More »
Zurich scientists have been building and experimenting with super small robots that can be used to help perform incredibly delicate surgical procedures on humans.
The body on these nanobots is just a quarter-millimeter in diameter (approximately the width of four …Read More »
Some smartphone manufacturers are starting to see their sales numbers decrease steadily, since almost every person in the world that is able to afford an expensive, high-end smartphone (which provide many of these companies with most of their profits) likely …Read More »
According to the German news website Horizont, Google struck a deal with Eyeo, the company behind the extremely popular Adblock Plus add-on for web browsers. It seems that Google, along with a few other unnamed companies, has been paying …Read More »
It’s safe to say that the NSA is pretty low on the list of most people’s favorite government organizations these days (if people even make lists like that), but recent reports are also calling into question Google’s credibility, as it …Read More »
On Thursday, Patently Apple published a patent application turned in by Apple in December 2011 for the creation of a flexible battery shape that is made up of a a number of different cells connected to one another through a …Read More »
ICO’s primary complaint is that Google …Read More »
Rapper Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter made some waves when he announced that his latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, was going to be released three days early for Samsung owners via a special app that gave them access to the …Read More »
Amazon upset the entire book publishing industry by offering ridiculous discounts on physical print books that were so substantial they actually lost the e-commerce giant money.
However, according to a report by the New York Times, now that the …Read More »
Big news out of space, where for the first time (believe it or not), NASA has successfully performed a test in which an astronaut living aboard the International Space Station (ISS) controlled a robot here on the surface of the …Read More »