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Here’s a potentially disturbing statistic from a UN report, depending on how you think about it. There are currently more people in the world that have cellphones than people with access to toilets. There are 7 billion people in the world. 6 billion of them have cellphones. Only 4.5 billion [...]Read More »
Google’s Glass project isn’t even officially out yet and it’s already starting to gain a healthy amount of opposition. The device was recently banned from a Seattle bar, and while that one might have been more publicity stunt than actual rule, this one’s an actual bill.
Lawmakers are in West [...]Read More »
We might not have to deal with those pesky warnings about turning off our tablets or e-readers on flights much longer. The Federal Aviation Administration of the United States may announce a more “lenient” policy on electronics usage later this year, with it taking effect sometime in early 2014.
The [...]Read More »
The crystalline form of aluminum oxide, sapphire, might be what covers the screen of your next smartphone. A report out of the MIT Technology Review says that sapphire could compete with Corning’s Gorilla Glass which is currently being used in most phone’s displays, in the very near future.
Right now, [...]Read More »
Apple has achieved 100 percent renewable energy for all its data centers, releases video of nation’s largest user-owned solar array
Apple takes environmental impact seriously. No, really. A report from Bloomberg notes that Apple has updated their environmental policy pages, and the company has a pretty impressive statistic to share: 100 percent renewable energy powering its data centers.
You can sync to iCloud as many times as you want — [...]Read More »
Do people still go to libraries?Read More »
Last month, tech giants Apple, Microsoft and Adobe were summoned to explain in a hearing the significantly higher prices of tech goods in Australia. Adobe’s CEO even went as far as dodging the questions during pre-interviews, quite expertly I might add.
Now that the hearing has already taken place, we’ve [...]Read More »
The headline says it all — this is getting ridiculous. A report out of The Korea Times says that LG is also building a smart watch. The company joins Apple, Samsung and Google as companies who are heavily rumored to be working on a smart watch. Well, maybe except for [...]Read More »
When Sony announced the PS4 around a month ago, a lot of people were hung up about the fact that they didn’t show off the console’s design. So even if we know what the PS4 is capable of doing, we still don’t know what the box sitting in our entertainment [...]Read More »
Apple may have fixed their password security hole, but you should probably enable two-step verification
Just in case you missed it, Apple made a pretty serious boo-boo on the security front yesterday. The security issue was that Apple’s iForgot password reset tool was made vulnerable to hackers — if they managed to manipulate the URL in the date of birth page, they could reset your [...]Read More »
Got $3,700 burning your pocket?Read More »
Internet-wide scan reveals millions of devices are exploitable due to use of default passwords like “admin” or “root”
A researcher, who has chosen to remain anonymous, has performed an internet-wide scan to determine the security level of gadgets like printers, webcams, and set-top boxes all across the world.
The scan was done by using the researcher’s custom-written code to send out more than 4 trillion messages. To put [...]Read More »
In one of the more bizarre interviews lately, an interviewer gets his phone tossed out by none other than Nokia CEO Stephen Elop. Why? Well, it was an iPhone of course. And I’m sure the Nokia head was thinking at the time that hating on Apple would be the “cool” [...]Read More »
Does this mean we can CTRL + ALT + DEL out of awkward moments?Read More »
Google Glass? That’s old news! If a recent report from The Financial Times is to be believed, Google Glass isn’t the only piece of wearable tech the folks at Mountain View have cooking — it looks like Google isn’t going to let Apple and Samsung have all the smart watch [...]Read More »
The United States has legal elbow room for American companies to pay “grease the wheel” type bribes to government officials in other countries. In other words, it is OK for American companies to pay bribes if a) bribes are a part of the culture in the country and b) if [...]Read More »
A handful of banks in South Korea have reportedly experienced serious network outages due to a malware attack.
The KBS and MBC networks said that all their computers shut down at 2pm local time, although this did not disrupt or damage their daily TV broadcasts. News channel YTN reported that [...]Read More »
Ever seen a CT scanner without its cover?Read More »
You have to be a semi-geek to understand the humor in this one.Read More »
While we’re probably not going to get any official confirmation from Apple about their smart watch project until they actually announce it, Samsung isn’t shy about commenting on their future plans with wearable tech. According to a report by Bloomberg, the company’s mobile executive VP Lee Young Hee had this [...]Read More »
Comedy website Funny or Die has made their very own Steve Jobs biopic, titled “iSteve.” Starring Justin Long, famous for his stint as a Mac during Apple’s “Get a Mac” ad campaign, the movie looks to be a more lighthearted and less serious look at Steve Jobs’ life.
The movie [...]Read More »
Kids these days.Read More »
We’ve seen some cool things here on dotTech, such as cloning clones, coffee with portraits, and DNA being used as a data storage mechanism. However, if I were to pick the coolest of them all, I’d have to say bring a dead frog to life tops the list. And that [...]Read More »
A couple of weeks ago, we showed you the 6 finalists of the NYC Reinvent Payphones challenge. The contest was hosted in the hopes that they would be able to find the next best and most innovative evolution for the aging landline payphone that has been around all this time, [...]Read More »
THX, the sound design company that was originally founded as a division for George Lucas’ Lucasfilm, has filed suit against Apple for allegedly infringing on one of their patents, specifically for ”Narrow profile speaker configurations and systems.”
U.S. Patent No. 7,433,483 is described as a method to enhance sound quality [...]Read More »
Revenge of the Teachers, coming to a classroom near you.Read More »
You have to be a gamer to appreciate this.Read More »
Feedly, a news aggregator and RSS reader app available on Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Android, and iOS, anticipated the end of Google Reader and were ready for it. As soon as Google announced the end of Google Reader, Feedly made posts informing users of not only Feedly’s intent to make a [...]Read More »
Last year we wrote a post that provided five tips on how to create strong passwords and have secure accounts. Now I’d like to take the opportunity to provide another password-related tip — the idea that you should use passphrases instead of traditional passwords.
WHAT IS A PASSPHRASE?
A ‘passphrase’ [...]Read More »
3D printing has been in the headlines a lot recently, due to its increasing popularity and people’s general interest in being able to create whatever they want with a printer. Cody Wilson, a second year 25-year-old law student in the great state of Texas, has decided to utilize 3D printing [...]Read More »
How many dotTechies text while driving? It appears that common sense regarding texting while driving is not as common as we would hope. According to a study by the American Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a lot of people text while driving.
The results, based on a survey conducted by [...]Read More »
Want to do some 3D printing with spending thousands of dollars it would take to purchase a 3D printer? Then Dreambox has you covered.
Dreambox is a 3D printing kiosk developed by three students at UC Berkeley. Slated to go into operation later this year at UC Berkeley, Dreambox allows [...]Read More »