Google is in the business of information. Google is in existence today because Google Search allows millions upon millions of people to quickly, easily, and accurately find the information that is desired. After all, the bahamut Google empire has been built upon the success of Google Search and the cashflow provided by related ads.…Read More »
Take a look at that little guy. Innocently playing his game on the iPad. But Danny Kitchen isn’t your everyday kid — he’s got a very special superpower: the ability to spend £1,700 ($2,500) on in-app purchases in just 15 minutes.…Read More »
Now that the “six-strikes” Copyright Alert System has gone live, and we know exactly how some of these alerts will look like, it’s about time that ISPs revealed how they’ll be implementing the system. Let’s go through each of the participating ISPs one by one and see how each of them will go about enforcing the new CAS.…Read More »
Apple is reportedly deleting any emails received in iCloud email accounts that contain the phrase “barely legal teen.” What makes things even more interesting is that the company is also deleting emails that are sent from iCloud accounts that contain the phrase… which is pretty much a form of censorship, even though most people would agree the bulk of emails containing the phrase “barely legal teen” are probably undesirable anyway.…Read More »
Watching movies at 4K (3,840 x 2,160) resolution? Sounds great, doesn’t it? Too bad it’s gonna take quite awhile for most of us to download any movie if Sony COO, Peter Molyneux, is on-point about file size — 100GB each. Yikes.…Read More »
A couple of days ago, the “six-strikes” Copyright Alert System was officially launched in the US. But until now, all we’ve known about the system are the details of how it works and the ISPs that will be participating. We haven’t seen what an actual alert looks like.…Read More »
Do you still have Java installed? Then you probably want to know that yet another zero-day Java vulnerability is found, and unlike the two vulnerabilities discovered earlier this week by Security Explorations, this vulnerability is being exploited in-the-wild effectively making it a new zero-day attack aimed at Java users.…Read More »
We have seen plenty of accusations whirling around the interwebz blaming China for state-sponsored cyberattacks, the most significant being the report of US-based security firm Mandiant which detailes a specific unit in the Chinese military that is dedicated to cyberwar. Now China is hitting back at, claiming US-based hackers are attacking Chinese digital assets.…Read More »
Judge reduces damages awarded to Apple in Apple vs Samsung trial from $1.05 billion to $598 million, plus orders a new trial
Apple is having what can best be described as a crappy week. First they are forced to pay $368 million to a patent troll. Then they are taunted by Samsung vis-a-vis Samsung’s lawyers hiring the UK judge that ruled against Apple.…Read More »
Last year Samsung brought preemptive legal war on Apple in the UK, trying to win an English ruling that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 doesn’t infringe on Apple’s iPad. Samsung won that battle and Apple was forced to issue a public apology to Samsung.…Read More »
3D printing is still in its early stages, and most of us probably won’t be getting one anytime soon. Despite how awesome (and cheap) some of them may be. But science waits for no one, and in a recent TED appearance, Skylar Tibbits of MIT showed off what scientists have dubbed “4D printing.”
The fourth dimension, as you might already know, is time.…Read More »
You don’t want the super fast Internet speeds that services like Google Fiber can provide. Nope. You don’t really need that sort of thing. Only business customers do, for their business applications in their businesses. At least, that’s what Time Warner Cable thinks anyway.…Read More »
If these rumors saying this exact same thing don’t stop, I’m just gonna start calling it a fact that Apple will indeed release a cheaper iPhone with a larger screen — I don’t know how many reports have surfaced over the past year claiming this.…Read More »
So you thought you would be safer with Flash gone and HTML5 taking over? Generally speaking, you are probably right — but not in this particular situation. Computer science graduate Feross Aboukhadijeh has demonstrated a proof-of-concept that allows websites to download unlimited amounts of data to your computer… until your hard drive runs out of free space.…Read More »
Apple loses fight against patent troll, must pay $368 million to VirnetX for infringing on patents with FaceTime
VirnetX, which calls itself a “patent holding company” (aka patent troll), sued a bunch of major corporations back in 2010 over infringement on VirnetX’s VPN-related patents. Microsoft settled with VirnetX in 2010 for $200 million. The fight between VirnetX and Cisco, Avaya, and Siemens, is still ongoing with trials schedule for later this year.…Read More »
Slow down Japan! While everybody else in the world is seemingly still preparing for self-driving cars, they’ve already got theirs on the road. Japanese company NEDO, has a convoy of four trucks programmed to drive 4 meters from each other while on the road.…Read More »
If there’s one video that the Chinese government probably wants blocked by its Great Firewall, it’s this latest one that’s been making the rounds on the Internet today.
The video shows Chinese official Yan Linkun wrecking havoc in an airport in Kunming.…Read More »
I never thought I would be saying something like this, but here we are. In perhaps one of the stranger announcements at MWC this year, Fujitsu has shown off a prototype for its next-generation walking cane.
So just what makes this the cane of the future?…Read More »
We’ve posted recently about the amazing things in technology that are right around the corner. Things like how it feels like to use Google Glass, or a motion controller that will change the way we use computers.
But today I need to tell you something much more important than that.…Read More »
Did you ever play Bomberman on the NES? There’s a good chance you have. But what you probably haven’t played yet is this new unofficial 1,000-player (yup, you read that right) online version of the game called Bombermine!
The game is just like the original, with destructible walls and tons of power-ups to collect.…Read More »
If you thought controlling your to-do list Minority Report-style was awesome, you won’t have to wait much longer for futuristic gestures to take over your computer.
Leap Motion has just announced that their motion controller — which works with Windows and Mac OS X computers — will be available on May 13th via their website and a few days later at Best Buy.…Read More »
What’s this? Google versus Samsung? Well, not quite. But in an indirect way, kind of. You see, Google loves that Samsung is so successful. They’re an Android phone manufacturer after all, and Google makes their money through mobile ads on their apps and services.…Read More »
I wouldn’t blame you if you were tired of Angry Birds. They’re everywhere! First it was just a little game on your phone, then a board game, then toys and t-shirts and all shorts of merchandise. And now, it’s finally a cartoon.…Read More »
First Apple was building a crazy spaceship campus in Silicon Valley, with NVIDIA most recently joining in. But now Samsung has revealed plans to do the same, and their design is definitely keeping up with the trend of being very different.…Read More »
If you’ve never heard of the Leap Motion controller, it’s pretty similar to Microsoft’s Kinect. Only it’s smaller and much more accurate, making it a great device to use to augment the way you use your PC.
One great way to show off the Leap Motion is by demonstrating how it can make current programs even better and more intuitive.…Read More »
These are the top 20 countries that download torrents the most, and the artists whose songs are most pirated
Musicmetric, which bills itself as “the world’s most powerful artist analytics dashboard”, has recently released some interesting torrent activity data. They have compiled a list that shows the top 20 countries when it comes to downloading torrents. The list also shows the number of downloads in the past six months and the most pirated artist in each country.…Read More »
Windows 8 users have been using Internet Explorer 10 since launch, but if you decided to stick with Windows 7 instead of using an OS that is considered “weak, terrible and disappointing,” Microsoft has left you with IE9 — until today.…Read More »
Guess what? Adobe Flash is being hit with in-the-wild attacks (again); update to latest version to stay safe
Java. Flash. Java. Flash. Java. Flash. It seems like these two take turns in making your system vulnerable to attack. Sometimes they even misbehave at the same time, like today. As mentioned earlier today, two new vulnerabilities have been discovered in Java.…Read More »
As dotTech pointed out last month, it is now illegal to unlock your cell phone in the United States without approval of your carrier. This decision was made by the Librarian of Congress vis-a-vis interpretation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.…Read More »
This is getting old: New zero-day vulnerabilities found in latest versions of Java, including Java 7 Update 15
Still have Java installed on your computer or enabled in your browser? Then you should know new vulnerabilities have been discovered in the latest versions of Java. Again.
The current latest version of Java is Java 7 Update 15, which includes the most recent patch Oracle issues on February 19.…Read More »
A couple of weeks ago rumors surfed on the Interwebz that Google was planning on opening its own retail stores in the United States. You know what they say about rumors… erm, actually, never mind — I can’t think of something clever to say.…Read More »
The Swedish Pirate Bay political party, who provides hosting for The Pirate Bay, has been threatened with lawsuits by Sweden’s Right Alliance and given until today to cut ties with TPB.
But it sounds like TPB was way ahead of them.…Read More »
Sony brings back the original Trinitron, Walkman, Handycam, and PlayStation for its latest nostalgia-filled ad [Video]
Just like how they ramped up their announcement to the PlayStation 4, Sony seems to be betting on nostalgia yet again to promote the upcoming Xperia Z.
The Trinitron, Walkman, Handycam, and original PlayStation are all present in the commercial as it tries to signal the Xperia Z as the next big thing.…Read More »
The Six-Strikes Anti-Piracy Program is here! We previously reported that the program was delayed to 2013, and we’ve talked plenty about how exactly it works, but the day has finally come for the system to finally go live. The bad news for those of you that hated the idea?…Read More »
Nir Goldshlager runs a “Web Application Security Blog.” He’s also happened to find a variety of security holes and exploits on sites like Facebook, Twitter and PayPal. His latest discovery, however, was a glaring hole in Facebook’s OAuth system: Nir was able to find a flaw that gave him access to everyone’s entire Facebook account — without having to install anything, or even click the “allow” button for apps.…Read More »