Saturday, November 30, 2013

3D printers find a home in Hollywood, cranking out props

Internet of Things means gadgets chatter more than us

FBI warns: 'tis the season for online shopping scams

Berners-Lee blasts surveillance as a threat to democracy

Tablets will rule 2014, analysts say, but vendors will battle

Brisk holiday shopping expected, much of it mobile

Malware ransom drops to keep pace with Bitcoin price surge

Friday, November 29, 2013

Google Nexus phones vulnerable to denial-of-service attack via Flash SMS messages

Tackk review: Out of beta, still an excellent way to create simple websites

Review: Apricorn's Aegis 3.0 portable drive offers an SSD option for better performance

Black Friday free-phone offers: Are the deals real?

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Amazon's Kindle Fire still a minor player in China's tablet market

Encrypted social network vies for disgruntled WhatsApp, Facebook users

US Army settles unlicensed software claim for $50 million

Hot Black Friday Deals 2013

New Windows privilege escalation flaw exploited in active attacks

New Creative Commons license gives users more flexibility

Authors and artists seeking to release works under a Creative Commons license now have more flexibility and choice when they want to share their works, Creative Commons said Thursday.

Google's privacy policy violates Dutch data protection law, Dutch DPA says

10 Black Friday HDTV and camera deals not to be missed

Our finds for Black Friday include a 4K HDTV, DSLR camera bargains from major makers, and clutch of HDTVs at great prices.

New Creative Commons license gives users more flexibility

How to create an exciting, artificial-looking photo

Nokia targets low-end Android competitors with two new Asha smartphones

Don’t waste Black Friday pining for Cyber Monday

10 intriguing Black Friday tablet deals

A quiet social network makes China happy in recent crackdown

Google Hangouts infringes trademark, says US company Hanginout

All the movies fit to gobble: Your streaming Thanksgiving marathon

Because pumpkin pie tastes better topped with a big ol' dollop of Netflix and Hulu Plus.

15 Black Friday doorbuster tech deals that are worth the money

Not every Black Friday tech sale is worth it. Here are the ones that are.

10 Black Friday laptop deals that pass the crap test

Make money via online rebate sites while shopping for Black Friday deals

Ericsson under investigation by India's antitrust agency over standard patents

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Apple sued for patent infringement by DSS

Steam Autumn Sale kicks off with massive discounts on great PC games

Dell C2665dnf Color Multifunction Printer review: It's fast and easy to use, but oh, those toner prices

Flash startup Pure Storage fights EMC in trade-secrets battle

Worm targets Linux PCs and embedded devices

Toshiba offers to buy failed SSD maker OCZ

Google, Amazon reveal their secrets of scalability

Prijector promises to cut the cable in the conference room

The price of one bitcoin surpasses $1,000 on Mt. Gox

Don't let scammers turn Black Friday and Cyber Monday into Regretful Tuesday

Laptop, tablet prices to reach lows during year-end holiday season

Microsoft launches Xbox Video website without crucial feature

The browser-based version of Xbox Video is now live, but Microsoft's using it to herd you towards Windows 8 and the Xbox One.

Why mobile and cloud will converge to become Mobile Cloud

Microsoft launches Xbox Video website without crucial feature

DOJ right not to prosecute Assange, say press freedom advocates

EU official says US data-sharing deals functioning well, but will be kept under scrutiny

Do your homework before buying a new smartphone this Black Friday

SaneBox email filtering now offered in Boxer iOS app

Judge rules HP, Whitman must defend shareholder suit over Autonomy acquisition

Violent video games may stop crime by keeping criminals busy playing violent video games

Economist Steve Levitt posits a fascinating theory on why the crime rate has plummeted over the past two decades.

Nokia expands low-end push with Lumia 525

EU will not track terrorists' financial data due to data security concerns

Minecraft's Notch revealed in behind-the-scenes tale

Mobile ad library InMobi opens security holes in Android apps, researchers say

EU will not suspend safe harbor data privacy agreement with the US

Wikimedia is liable for contents of Wikipedia articles, German court rules

Box acquires technology to let admins keep better track of content

TeamViewer 9 review: Remote control software adds several very handy new features

HP Z230 Tower Workstation review: This business desktop delivers power and flexibility

From Netscape to Napster: Whatever happened to yesterday's giants?

Lenovo IdeaCentre Flex 14 review: A consumer-oriented convertible laptop

Tripp-Lite TLP606DMUSB review: This surge suppressor clamps to your desk

How to use a cloud camera to secure your home during holiday travel

While you're away, the thieves might play. Here's how to catch them.

Black Friday doorbuster deals: The TVs, phones, and PCs that aren't total ripoffs

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

UN panel passes draft resolution on privacy threats in the digital age

Link between 'Satoshi' bitcoin account and the Silk Road dissolves

BlackBerry increases Android app support

Symantec to shut down Backup

Sonar X3's third fix is the charm

Google brings automatic voice search to computers running Chrome

Apple's new Mac Pro signals commitment to professional computing

HP ends tough year on a high note

Acer's $300 C270P Chromebook is a touchscreen laptop for the 99 percent

Google maps airports, train and subway stations with Street View update

Handheld scanner makes it easy to print your own 3D bust

OneNote Windows Store app adds Share charm integration, camera scanning

The weakest link: How the NSA may have hacked Google and Yahoo

Oops -- YouTube's new commenting system actually increased spam

BitTorrent bundles Lady Gaga for Artpop promo

BitTorrent's first video series with Vice goes behind the scenes of Lady Gaga's new song.

EU one step closer to simplifying music licensing for streaming services

EFF: FBI should release surveillance justification document

Surface usage continues to climb, no thanks to Surface 2

Trojan program 'Neverquest' a new threat to online banking users, researchers say

VMware adds more scale to Virtual SAN beta

Finger-friendly laptops aren't touching a chord with notebook buyers

Google hit with privacy complaints in 14 EU countries

How Lenovo Plans to Crack the Server Market

First look at a Steam Machine: iBuyPower's PC has solid specs, Xbox-like price tag

Black Friday: The truth about its dubious deals

Roccat Ryos MK Pro review: Spoilt for choice

11 tech products we couldn't live without

How to reset the Wi-Fi password at your parents’ house on your holiday travels

Judge refuses to stay Apple-Samsung lawsuit pending patent review

Monday, November 25, 2013

Crimeware kit includes Bitcoin, Litecoin miner module

'Blackshades' malware still being sold, Symantec says

Can a celebrity news team help revive Yahoo?

How to keep your mobile devices safe this holiday season

Many thousands of smartphones and tablets will be lost this year. These tips, tricks, and apps will help your gadgets make it safely into the new year. will do 'full review' of hackathon after controversy, Benioff says

Poor security on Obamacare site could sacrifice private info

Pre-Black Friday Deals: Dell XPS 8700, HP monitors, More

BlackBerry shakeup claims operating, marketing and financial chiefs experiences another outage

D-Wave pitches quantum co-acceleration to supercomputing set

Microsoft admits disk drive glitch is killing some Xbox One consoles

China launches monopoly probe against Qualcomm

Cuter than Cute: Line Messaging App Tops 300 Million Users

Microsoft exec: "We are not going to have three" Windows platforms

Another Apple supplier faces criticism over labor conditions in China

Nokia lays groundwork for next-generation virtualized mobile networks

How to change your email address without losing your friends

How to switch from iPhone to Android in 4 easy steps, courtesy of Google's chairman

NSA reportedly compromised more than 50,000 networks worldwide

Samsung updates Galaxy Grand smartphone with HD screen, quad-core processor

WD's Black2 SSD/HDD combo drive promises to solve the capacity-versus-speed storage conundrum

Launch8 review: Add a dock to the Windows Start screen

Task masters: 5 apps that tackle your to-do list

The absurdly simple guide to backing up your PC

Printer buying guide: How to find the best model for your home or office

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Apple acquires 3-D sensing technology company PrimeSense

Did Satoshi Nakamoto transfer 1,000 bitcoins to the Silk Road?

Setting usage boundaries for work, play remains a challenge

Social media use climbs; one-fifth of the world joins in

CryptoLocker gang teams with botnet-builders on ransomware

Privacy International begins tracking surveillance industry

DDR4 memory won't show up in PCs, tablets until 2015

Verizon readies cloud systems to support 'Internet of Things'

Stuxnet worm analyzed as world's first true cyber-weapon

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Customer-tracking tactics move to brick and mortar

Security experts praise Google's tougher encryption

Deals revealed for Surface, Windows 8 laptop holiday sales

Taking pay for links means you may be gambling with Google

Google quietly, selectively builds speedy Internet access

Intel, NXP team on computers that take wireless transactions

Android, Bitcoin top malware targets, McAfee reports

Teens are still poking around on Facebook, COO Sandberg says

Friday, November 22, 2013

Microsoft sells 1 million Xbox One consoles on launch day

FCC's in-flight cellphone plan carries a lot of baggage

The FCC is scheduled to discuss the subject at its next public meeting on Dec. 12. If the agency adopts the rule, it will be up to airlines to install the onboard cells and decide the usage parameters.

FCC's in-flight cellphone plan carries a lot of baggage

Bitcoin gets new friends, but still a bit player

Clap along to Happy, Pharrell Williams’ 24-hour long interactive music video

Betcha can’t watch it just once.

Party poopers: Turntable pulling the plug on

The impromptu-DJ service will have one final hurrah on December 2nd.

John Carmack abandons Id Software entirely to focus on the Oculus Rift

After 22 years, John Carmack has finally left the halls of Doom and Quake for greener, stereoscopic pastures.

Twitter tightens security against NSA snooping

Wall Street Beat: Intel disappoints, Salesforce excites at analyst, partner events to double capacity by end of month

California sues SAP over failed payroll software project

HP to ship $89 Android tablet with Intel chip

Chinese hackers spying on American cloud

Fly to space with digital dollars: Virgin Galactic now accepts Bitcoins

Stop wasting your bitcoin on hitmen and fly to space instead. Sir Richard Branson announced Friday customers can now pay for Virgin Galactic spaceflights in bitcoin.

Microsoft adds load balancing as Azure availability stutters

Wireless charging pads for Google Nexus devices now available

Privacy groups call on UN to condemn surveillance

Bugs and Fixes: Apple's iOS 7.04 ships hot on the heels of 7.03

Motorola looks to 3D printing for user-customized smartphones

Google Apps admins get more control over Hangouts

China blamed for roadblock in IT tariff talks

Holiday travel tips: How to keep your data safe and accessible while traveling

AdBlock Plus erases YouTube's clutter and contentious Google+ comments

Survey: Most Europeans fear cybercrime but fewer take security measures

Eat my screamin' streamin' dust: 2015 Audi A3 will be first car ever with 4G LTE

With up to 100Mbps throughput, the A3 will load infotainment services faster and let up to 8 people connect to the Internet at the same time.

Microsoft's Xbox One launch: Everything you need to know

Pirate Bay co-founder will be extradited to Denmark

Google readies Chromecast developer push

LG smart TVs share data about users' files and viewing habits with the company

Google rival says proposal to avoid an EU antitrust fine make matters worse

Another Samsung 3G patent likely to be invalid, German court says

TAudioConverter review: Put a nice face on open-source audio transcoding

Mavericks Dictation vs. Dragon Dictate: How good is OS X's built-in tool?

OS X Mavericks boasts a much improved built-in dictation tool. But how improved is it, really? David Sparks pits it against the established Mac transcription champ, Dragon Dictate.

Privacy groups urge UN to adopt digital surveillance resolution

11 PC game sequels that put the originals to shame

Windows 8 buying guide: How to buy the best laptop, desktop, tablet, or hybrid

Foxconn invests US$40 million in Pennsylvania to tap research, talent

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Nokia runs into hurdles over transfer of India factory to Microsoft

Browser extension creates 'disposable' data for privacy

Silk Road defendant deemed flight risk, denied bail

SC13: Elevation plays a role in memory error rates

FCC proposes to allow mid-flight phone calls, ruining air travel for everyone

Soon, being stuck in a middle seat may be the least of your inconveniences, as your fellow passengers gab ceaselessly on their smartphones.

Apple issues firmware update for 802.11ac-equiped AirPort base stations

Apple on Thursday released firmware update 7.7.2 for both the new AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule that support the 802.11ac protocol.

Intel updates Atom road map, announces chips for tablets, smartphones

Microsoft preps mobile app for Office 365 admins

FCC proposes allowing in-flight cellular use on airplanes

Samsung must pay $290 million to Apple in patent case

How to find everything in Windows 8.1

Funny-looking and freaky-fast: Hands-on with the BMW i3 all-electric car

The BMW i3 drives like a sports car, brakes for you, and tells you when to re-charge.

SC13: GPUs would make terrific network monitors

Intel expands contract manufacturing

HTC One max launches on Verizon, attacking the high-end

Cybercrime forum advertises financial malware that uses stealthy I2P communications

Tablets with 64-bit Android, Intel Bay Trail chips coming next year

Fingers-on: Snapkeys Q4 is a QWERTY keyboard with only 4 buttons

'Encrypt everything:' Google's answer to government surveillance is catching on

SkyDrive now auto-uploads photos from iOS devices

Company settles charges it billed mobile users for unwanted services

Google Chrome experiment takes you on a stunning tour of Tolkien's Middle-earth

How to make room on your Windows partition

Pinterest tackles mapping with Place Pins

Pinterest is tweaking its service to make it easier for users to plan trips and locate content with location-based pins

House panel approves bill targeting patent trolls

Microsoft Store now selling snarky anti-Google 'Scroogled' mugs and T-shirts

Trojan program steals log-in credentials, other sensitive data from SAP client applications

Southwest becomes first airline to offer gate-to-gate Wi-Fi

Acer's funky R7 laptop gets the Haswell treatment and active stylus support

Nokia updates Asha 501, adds WhatsApp and VoIP

Sierra Wireless files complaints about Nokia's patent licensing

How to find free Wi-Fi during your holiday travels

Acer's next CEO abruptly resigns as founder Shih takes helm

Tablets, fitness bands to outshine smartwatches this holiday shopping season

Lumia 1520 review: A really, really big Windows Phone

It's hard to say anything else about this phone. If you could see it right now, that's all you'd be thinking about, too.

Xbox One: Exploring its synergies in the Microsoft ecosystem

Apple opposes Samsung's plea to stay damages retrial

Ultrabook Buying Guide 2013: How to find the right Ultrabook

HP Chromebook 14 review: It's bigger and better than most other Chromebooks

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Carriers say smartphone 'kill switch' attractive to hackers

Nokia Lumia 2520 review: Meet Microsoft's new candy-coated, anti-Surface tablet

Pinterest tackles mapping with new Place Pins product

Worm targeting Apache Tomcat servers, possibly for DDoS

Qualcomm tackling faster LTE, but how fast is up for debate says developer base almost doubled in a year

Mining companies caught flat-footed by cyberattacks

Google building fiber networks in Africa through Project Link

Google makes end run around ISIS with new Google Wallet debit card

Remember when the carriers wouldn't allow Google Wallet on their phones? Since Google has already set up a payments infrastructure, it may as well use it for something.

Carriers slammed for rejecting smartphone 'kill switch'

In iCourt, a single piece of paper means excitement

Microsoft to deliver Office 2013 SP1 in early '14

SC13: Top500 shows growing inequality in supercomputing power

Qualcomm wants to bring 'brains' to smartphones, tablets

Roll up those sleeves, we’re digging in to Farming Simulator 2014

The premiere farming simulator arrives on iOS.

Pre-Black Friday Deals: 20% off Dell Inspiron 17, Envy 23”, More

Adobe expands Photoshop Photography Program to everyone

For $10 per month you too can subscribe to both Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, until December 2.

The end of an era: Winamp's shutting down

Study: Slurs still litter social websites, but such language is increasingly unacceptable

Google kills Magazines and Currents so that Newsstand may live

The new app is Mountain View's attempt to make buying digital magazine subscriptions more of a thing than it is.

Micron challenges conventional computer architecture with new chip

Google integrates Apps Marketplace with the suite's admin console

Mobile carriers want your phone vulnerable to theft

Instagram -- finally -- debuts on Windows phones

Users can now download the app from the Windows Phone Store.

Instagram, finally, debuts on Windows phones

Swedish police, service providers on collision course over direct access to user data

New OpenSUSE embraces 64-bit ARM

ICANN leaders push for broad-based Internet governance

China drags out international talks on ICT tariffs

EU Parliament approves €7 billion to complete GPS projects

Bitcasa's jacks unlimited storage plan pricing tenfold

Hackers reportedly stole 42 million customer records from online dating network Cupid Media

Hands-on with Firefox's revamped 'Australis' interface

Qualcomm bringing 4K video to mobile devices with new Snapdragon chip

LG G Pad review: an Android tablet that's all beauty, no brains

It's got some speedy innards and a fantastic-looking display, but there's not much here that would make you choose this over any other Android tablet.