In the post 9/11 era, the world has borne witness to the most remarkable military technology ever used in the history of warfare. From state-of-the-art missiles, planes, naval warships, hand-held guns, to drones, the exposure and use of new technology at every turn in time has not ceased.…Read More »
Back in the year of 2012, the U.S government raided Megaupload and shutdown the service after a long investigation. With the shutting down of Megaupload, 10.75 million legitimate files were sent to the graveyard, according to new research from Boston’s Northeastern University.…Read More »
The U.S. Army is showing increased interest in having robots on the battlefield to assist individual soldiers. There might even be a day where robots are assisting other robots on the battlefield without a single human in sight.
The Fort Benning Army post in Georgia is holding a four-day event where commercial companies will have the chance to show off their robotic masterpieces.…Read More »
Privacy software Tor now has more than 1.2 million users globally, gets massive influx of new users after PRISM leak
If there’s one good thing that will come out of the whole PRISM fiasco, it’s that many internet users should start to take their privacy online more seriously. And according to these new metrics released by the Tor Project, that’s exactly what’s happening.…Read More »
Hold on, I’m still trying to get over what we’re looking at right here. Phew. Okay. PornHub is the third biggest porn site in the world, and it’s also one of the most popular in the US. That means that they have tons of data about what people like to watch, where they’re watching it from and even how long they’re watching.…Read More »
As regular users of the Internet, we all expect to have a high level of privacy, so no one should know we signed up for some of the most disgusting pornography websites known to man nor should unauthorized personnels know the contents of our emails.…Read More »
Previously only available in Europe and Japan, Sony has now released a flash-based 12GB PS3 in the US and Canada. Unlike the massive storage options available on other PS3 models (up to 500GB), the 12GB PS3 might not seem too appealing.…Read More »
The US International Trade Commission has ruled that Samsung has infringed on two key Apple patents. The result is an import ban against some of Samsung’s older products, with the company having a 60-day Presidential review period similar to that of Apple’s recent situation.…Read More »
Lavabit, the privacy-focused secure email service, has suddenly shutdown after nearly ten years of operation. The service was notable for offering high-levels of encryption for its users, providing a level of protection not easily found elsewhere. It was also NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s email provider of choice.…Read More »
Edward Snowden, who I’m sure we all know by now as the whistleblower that leaked the US government’s PRISM program, has his very own video game. It’s an endless runner too.
If you’ve ever played games like Temple Run or Canabalt, you’ll know exactly how to play it.…Read More »
Google makes up 25 percent of all web traffic in USA — more than Netflix, Facebook, and Twitter combined
If someone were to tell you that on an average day, Google is responsible for around 25 percent of all consumer internet traffic in the US, would you be surprised?
There’s a good chance that at least one of your daily computer activities passes through Google’s servers.…Read More »
Erik Chevalier is in a sticky situation right now due to the failure of his Kickstarter project board game. He started a Kickstarter project to create a board game, asking for $35,000 from donors. His project is now failed but he spent all the money donated to him, so there’s literally nothing left to repay donors.…Read More »
Players of the popular game League of Legends can now be granted P-1 visas for the US, a type of visa intended for “individual athletes.” This means that the video game is now officially recognized by the US State Department as a professional sport.…Read More »
Meet ATLAS — a six-foot-two 330 pound robot which apparently surprisingly enough is designed solely for the purpose of taking part in a robot challenge.
ATLAS is a collaboration between the Boston Dynamics and the US military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).…Read More »
Google has been issuing its transparency report for quite some time now, making things like the number removal requests from copyright owners and user data requests from governments freely available for anyone to peruse online. But if you’ve wondered just how much Google is asked to censor around the world, you might have tried clicking around the website and given up in a matter of seconds — it’s a real chore.…Read More »
The New York Times is reporting that in 2008, Skype launched a top secret program called “Project Chess.” It’s goal? To make Skype users’ calls “more readily available to intelligence agencies and law enforcement officials.”
Just to emphasize how confidential this project was (or was supposed to be anyway), only around a dozen people at the company reportedly knew about it.…Read More »
US government has “tapped directly into international fiber optic internet cables”, does not have direct access to tech company servers
When details on the NSA’s secret surveillance program called PRISM first emerged, much of the fear stemmed from the idea that the government had “direct access” to the servers of major tech companies like Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Apple. Many of the companies unsurprisingly denied allegations of direct access to their users’ data.…Read More »
Samsung has won a battle in their seemingly never-ending war with Apple, as the International Trade Commission has today ruled that Apple infringed on one of Samsung’s patents. Unfortunately for Apple, this ruling is accompanied by a US import ban on several of their older devices.…Read More »
Back in January, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wrapped up its investigation on Google’s alleged anti-competitive practices regarding its search business. Google promised to make the necessary changes and all was well and good. But now, Google is reportedly facing another investigation by the FTC over anti-competitive conduct in the way it displays ads.…Read More »
Remember all that hubbub over China hacking US companies a few months ago? It looks like they’re back at it. Surprisingly, the attacks have not only resumed but are originating from the same source – Unit 61398 in Shanghai. Why they chose to resume operations from a location that’s already been exposed is unclear at this point.…Read More »
The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 has been passed by the US Senate. The bill gives states the authority to collect sales tax from online sellers — meaning sales-free online purchases could soon come to an end.
While the bill only applies to online businesses that make at least $1 million annually, according to The Verge, online retailers are split in terms of supporting the bill.…Read More »
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has published details on the market share of different producers in the smartphone market. Android has broke all records as the second quarter of 2012 ended with Android smartphone sales claiming more than 50% of total smartphone sales.…Read More »
Recently, a US court had ruled out Apple’s request to bring an emergency ban on the import of HTC devices in the country, which Apple claimed to have violated a number of Apple’s patents. At the same time, Apple had filed lawsuits against HTC in UK and Germany (the German hearing will be held later this year).…Read More »
Acting on the lawsuit filed by Apple against Samsung accusing the latter to have violated Apple’s intellectual property, last week a US court judge, Lucy Koh, had granted an injunction, banning the sales of Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the US.
Samsung, of course, filed an appeal against this ban.…Read More »
Samsung and Apple have been busy for quite some time now filing suites against each other and blaming the other of copying their products and infringing patents. In a recent development reported by dotTech, a Dutch court had found Apple guilty of infringing one of the four patents Samsung accused Apple to have infringed.…Read More »
Recently, ‘Flame’ had become a very familiar word to almost all among us. Flame has been named by security experts to be the most complicated malware the security world has ever encountered till now. Flame makes use of a vulnerability in the computers running Windows operating system, enacting itself to be a legitimate piece of code by faking itself as an update, through Windows Update.…Read More »
Microsoft had recently added results from many third-party content providers, such as Encyclopedia Britannica and Qwiki, to enhance Bing search results. A recent announcement by Microsoft has reported that users of its search engine, Bing, will be getting enhanced local-oriented results thanks to a new integration of Yelp.…Read More »