Saturday, May 31, 2014

Report: The FCC may redefine what counts as broadband

YouTube Video Quality Report compares ISPs, rats out the slow ones

Inside Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard's MOBA mash-up of Diablo, StarCraft, and WarCraft

Acer's Iconia Tab 8 delivers higher-end features at a good price

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review: Swinging nowhere

Friday, May 30, 2014

AppliedMicro to crank up mobile chips to 16 cores for servers

Backlash over Facebook's 'listening' feature is a problem of trust

An online petition against the feature had 500,000 backers by Friday

Optimize Your Tablet For Movies on The Go

Overcome Creative Roadblocks With the Help of Your Tablet

Report: Google to announce Android TV platform at Google I/O

Focused on interface and gaming, Google wants to win the living room not with a device, but a platform

New D-Link router trades Facebook checkin for free Internet access

Global mobile roaming hub accessible from the Internet and vulnerable, researchers find

Wall Street Beat: What keeps tech execs up at night?

House panel investigating FTC data breach enforcement

Ballin' like Ballmer: 9 other tech luminaries who could buy an NBA team

Steve Ballmer may be in line to snap up the Los Angeles Clippers for a cool $2 billion. But he's not the only tech industry heavyweight with the bankroll and vision to make it big in basketball.

Microsoft: Dynamics CRM ain't chopped liver, despite Salesforce tie-up

IBM patents technique for killing fraud, using click patterns

Windows Phone, Amazon to get smarter maps with Nokia's Desti tech

Missing Pieces: Wrapping up the week's must-know gaming news

Cloud provider FireHost's security chief brings lessons from the front lines

Lenovo A10 review: A so-so sight with superlative sound

IDC: Cloud, software options deflate sales of enterprise video systems

So long, TrueCrypt: 5 alternative encryption tools that can lock down your data

Tizen camp sees hope in wearables and cars

Windows XP registry hack keeps security updates rolling for the dead operating system

A beginner's guide to BitLocker, Windows' built-in encryption tool

Metro Redux hands-on: Nuclear winter has never looked so appealing

Acer's first Liquid Leap wearable to ship in Q3 only with smartphone

Acer goes 8-inch with new Iconia Android tablet

Wearables Right or Wrong? The Samsung Simband is solid tech with a dubious mission

In Episode 3 of his weekly video segment, Jon Phillips digs into Samsung's Simband, Fitbit's market share, and the heartbreaking disappointment of augmented reality smartglasses.

Acer pushes out new smartphones for Q3, targeting high to low end

New attack methods can 'brick' systems, defeat Secure Boot, researchers say

How to create 3D Worksheets in Excel 2013

Why the biggest problem with Steam Machines are the Steam Machines themselves

Apache lights a fire under Hadoop with Spark

Appeals court denies Apple bid to delay e-books damages trial

Hackers put security tool that finds payment card data into their arsenal

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Google starts accepting 'right to be forgotten' requests in Europe

Massive Flash exploit campaign directed at Japan seeks financial data

Ballmer wins LA Clippers basketball team for $2 billion

The previous owner was forced to sell the team after allegations of racist remarks

Top executives fly the coop at Twitter, Foursquare

Wearables get the runway treatment at Augmented World fashion show

Not every wearable device has to look as clunky as Google's Glass. A fashion show at the Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara, Calif., this week showed off the glamorous side of wearable tech.

Report: Steve Ballmer to buy Los Angeles Clippers basketball team

Seagate to buy LSI's flash storage business from Avago for $450M

Asus hybrid phone, tablet, laptop teaser could be a new Padfone

Google Maps 8.1 update for Android brings back terrain view and more

The previously banished terrain view is now back, along with a few other tweaks.

Latest eBay flaw is a rookie mistake for a website

DOJ files gov't contracting lawsuit against CA

Microsoft and Salesforce.com to link wares in global partnership

Report: Microsoft nearing release of OS-agnostic, heart rate-monitoring smartwatch

Self-driving cars, medical wristbands, home automation, and oversharing

It's like Johnny Cab without the guy! Google's ride is here, and it's a cute little car. Plus we talk about Samsung's Simband, what an Apple entry into the home-automation market might mean, and Facebook's latest attempt to cut back on the oversharing. With guests Jason Cross and Leah Yamshon.

Bill would prohibit FCC from reclassifying broadband as utility

NTT's global cloud services show what software-based networks can do

SLIDESHOW: Wearables get the sexy runway treatment in California

IBM customizes cloud services for the enterprise

Intel product line aims to open faster path for carmakers

IDC predicts modest rise in Windows Phones by 2018

Report: Deutsche Telekom agrees to sell T-Mobile USA to SoftBank

Tech giants throw money at OpenSSL in response to Heartbleed

Vessel-tracking system vulnerable to denial-of-service, other attacks, researchers say

Help your friend find her lost phone with the latest Android Device Manager update

Google added a "guest mode" that lets other Android users sign in to locate misplaced devices.

BrandPost: Hot Deals Thursday: 30% off iPad 4, 30% off an HP Laptop, Lowest Price Ever on Inspiron PC, and more

Quip revamps mobile word processor with new publishing, search features

Acer to release new cloud apps in June, eyes partnerships in smart devices

Beats audio will keep banging in HP laptops through 2015 despite Apple buy

Soon you'll be able to pay your Dish TV bill with Bitcoin

Soon you'll be able to pay your Dish bill with bitcoin.

Upgrade Windows 7 Starter to something better

Free game alert: The PC version of Battlefield 3 is 'On the House' for one week

Google shows off Android Wear integration for Nest, Google Calendar, more

Tired of waiting for Android Wear devices to hit store shelves? Us too. Check out these notification images in the meantime.

Amazon wants to run your high-performance databases

How to make browsing the web faster and more efficient on Android

Don't settle for a less than optimal browsing experience.

Have operating system, will travel: How to run virtual machines from a flash drive

Android Wear notifications highlight Nest integration

Windows maintenance, done dirt-cheap

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Iranian group created fake news organization as part of hacking campaign

How augmented reality wants to help you shop

Some companies apply 3D imaging techniques to retail products

Samsung's new 1TB SSD is based on latest 3D technology

Google concedes in diversity data that employees mainly male and white

Call recording software used by police is deeply flawed, advisory says

Symantec acquires NitroDesk for email security on Android

TrueCrypt now encouraging users to use Microsoft's Bitlocker

PHP keepers plot radical revision of the language

Apple officially acquires Beats for $3 billion

After much discussion and many theories, Apple has officially plunked down $3 billion to buy Beats Music and Beats Electronics.

Samsung shows off Simband watch as platform for multiple health sensors

Next wave of wearables slated for the Computex spotlight

Net neutrality: Reclassifying broadband would be a long road

Intel plans to sell a robot you can customize with a 3D printer

Samsung announces Simband, a wearables dev kit, to cement leadership in digital health

Sense 6 rolling out to Verizon and Sprint HTC One (M7) phones

The latest and greatest version of HTC Sense is now rolling out to both the Verizon and Sprint One (M7)

13 fun facts and dreams about Google’s next self-driving car

Lookout's latest feature puts phone thieves on alert

The Theft Alert featured introduced to the Lookout Premium mobile app Wednesday sends an email alert anytime it detects that someone's doing something suspicious with your smartphone.

Nvidia's beastly Titan Z GPU arrives for a costly $3000

Bing Maps adds better Cortana integration, recommendations

Chinese server makers grow at expense of US vendors in Q1

Microsoft goes public with browser development plans

Broadcom brings universal wireless charging support with new BCM59350 chip

Support for PMA, A4WP, and WPC all in one chip on the way.

Microsoft simplifies security updates with MyBulletins

Xamarin hopes to attract more developers with expanded iOS support

Microsoft buys Capptain for mobile analytics, cloud services

Apple hints password reuse, not iCloud hack, at heart of locked iDevice ransom attacks

Facebook request for EU WhatsApp antitrust review could streamline process

Asus' audacious PadFone X phone/tablet hybrid priced at $199 subsidized, preorders open June 6

Asus' PadFone line is finally coming to U.S. shores, and AT&T's opening pre-orders on June 6.

Box caters to nonprofit organizations

Hands-on preview: Bethesda's BattleCry is an arcadey (and free) multiplayer swordfest

Google starts blocking browser extensions found outside Chrome's Web Store

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 review: Affordable mega-zoom camera comes with compromises

Outage caused by single admin mortifies cloud provider Joyent

Germany drops NSA prosecution due to lack of evidence

Microsoft demos real-time Skype language Translator tool, beta coming this year

Put contact info on your lockscreen in case you lose your phone

This incredibly simple tip could help someone bring your lost Android device back to you.

Valve delays Steam Controller and (presumably) Steam Machines until 2015

How to automate basic PC maintenance tasks

10 indispensable iPhone apps for Windows users

Amazon 'not optimistic' about ending standoff with Hachette soon

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

No steering wheel. No pedals. Google gets serious about self-driving cars

China to crack down on mobile instant messaging apps

Google unveils prototype self-driving car, without steering wheel or brakes

New security problems keep eBay on edge

Skype speech translator beta to roll out this year

Nvidia wants to steer its Tegra K1 into driverless cars

Nvidia sees driverless cars as a big opportunity for its new mobile processor

Nvidia wants to steer its Tegra K1 into driverless cars

HipChat adds free option for unlimited users

The LG G3 boasts an impressive screen

The 5.5-inch screen, with a 2560 by 1440 pixel resolution, will help set the G3 apart from the competition

Hands-on with the LG G3: Simplicity is key

Or at least, that's what the company wants you think when you glance over at its new 5.5-inch, KitKat-powered Android flagship.

Facebook tries to limit over-sharing

The LG G3 boasts an impressive screen

Facebook tries to limit over-sharing

Intel wants more cheap tablets with x86 through Rockchip deal

Spec standoff: LG G3 vs. Samsung Galaxy S5

In Surface Pro 3 Reddit AMA, users protest lack of GPU, bundled Type Covers

LulzSec leader sentenced to time served

Intuit to mobilize Quicken, Mint with Check acquisition

LG G3 sports quad-HD screen and laser autofocus

Meet the LG G3, the first U.S. phone with quad-HD display

LG packs top-end specs in a phone aimed at being smarter and simpler.

Intel turns to ARM chip maker Rockchip to expand in low-cost tablet market

Spotify security breach hits just one user, but Android listeners encouraged to update app

Android users still have to download an update as a "precautionary measure."

3 time-saving Chrome extensions that maximize your Google search efficiency

Intel, Rockchip forge partnership to boost Android tablets

FTC: Congress should rein in data brokers

One EU data protection authority to rule them all, under new proposal

Watch LG announce its new flagship G3 phone live

Box sharpens search API

Oracle weaves Fabric for MySQL clustering

Western Digital's TV streaming device expands in-home video support

Spoiler Alert: LG spills all the beans for G3 ahead of launch

We all know the G3 is debuting on Tuesday, but now we pretty much know exactly what to expect.

Cookies open Wordpress accounts to easy hijacking

Latest AMD Radeon graphics drivers drop support for Windows 8.0

Google-owned VirusTotal releases file-scanning tool for Mac users

The Evil Within hands-on preview: This graphic horror game pushes the boundaries of taste

China accuses Cisco of supporting US cyberwar efforts

Watch Dogs review: Meet the new open world game, same as the old open world game (but with hacking)

NFC-based seal tracks counterfeit booze

Asus PB287Q display review: Don't expect miracles from this inexpensive 4K display

Toshiba shows us the Yoga-like Satellite Radius, plus two new detachable notebooks

Toshiba announces first tablets to run Windows 8.1 with Bing

Apple devices held hostage using Find My iPhone

How to use native screen recording in Android 4.4 - with and without root

Google hasn’t made this awesome feature very easy to find, but we'll show you how.

How Bitcoin can go mainstream

It's a fringe concept at the moment. But bringing the virtual currency to the masses isn't as far-fetched as you might think.

Blumoo review: Control all your home entertainment gear from one app

If it takes you one or two button presses on three separate remotes just to watch a movie, Blumoo is for you.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review: A legitimate work PC in tablet clothing

Down on the factory-farm, Japan's electronics makers are turning over a new leaf

Twitter users to grow 24.4 percent in 2014, US still largest market

Monday, May 26, 2014

EBay flaw could be used to hijack accounts, researcher says

QuickCoin app lets users send bitcoin through Facebook

This Facebook wallet is designed to be as simple as messaging

QuickCoin app lets users send bitcoin through Facebook

Avast takes community forum offline after data breach

YouTube wants to make it easier for creators to manage videos, make money

What does the new EU Parliament mean for tech?

Atos offers $845M for Bull to boost its security and HPC service offering

Report: Apple plans to introduce a connected home platform at WWDC

South Korean Kakao messaging app to merge with portal Daum

New online banking Trojan program combines Zeus and Carberp features

Save your Word configurations

Software bug disrupts e-vote count in Belgian election

How to disable autocorrect on Android

There is nothing wrong with being a sloppy typer.

Sony CEO sees wearable gaming gear in company's future

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Apple asks US court to order Samsung to remove infringing features

Sony follows Microsoft into Chinese game consoles market

US seeks leniency for 'Sabu,' Lulzsec leader-turned-snitch

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

MIT tackled Earth's atmosphere to give the moon broadband

Facebook sues alleged scammer over sex and Jennifer Lopez ads

Google preps mobile YouTube management app for creators

Google Cloud previews Docker-based virtual machines

Lenovo starts taking orders for its first 4K monitor

Missing pieces: Wrapping up the week's must-know gaming news

Wall Street Beat: Mobile, cloud trends spark tech mergers and acquisitions

DDoS attacks using SNMP amplification on the rise

How to sort your Facebook feed by time on mobile

Windows Phone 8.1 users can now rack up Bing Rewards

Samsung has wearables fever and the only prescription is more watchphone

Some executive in South Korea apparently won't rest until his Dick Tracy dream is realized.

US-China tech exchange strained over hacking accusations

IDrive Online Storage: Comprehensive online backup and sync service

Microsoft announces Windows 8.1 with Bing for low-cost PCs and tablets

Where's my robot butler? Good (high-tech) help is hard to find

Quad-core, $100 HP 7 Plus joins HP's growing army of budget Android tablets

You've seen the $169 Slate 7 and the $89 Intel-based Mesquite. Now meet the $100 7 Plus.

Assange names country targeted by NSA's MYSTIC mass phone tapping program

Print anything from anywhere with Google Cloud Print

Researchers find large global botnet of infected PoS systems

Amazon offering free Fire TV trials to some Prime members

Users can spend 30 days with the set-top before getting charged.

Google's building 7-inch Project Tango tablets that see the world around them, report says

Next generation of gaming consoles could fit in your pocket

Advances in development tools and mobile hardware are making mobile devices a lot more attractive to game makers.

Sony Alpha A5000 review: Compact camera produces sharp-looking pics

Google to put 3D vision technology in experimental tablet

How to find cheap (or free!) PC games

10 tools for stealthily slacking off at work

Court approval sought for $324M settlement of tech workers anti-poaching suit

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Microsoft claims win over FBI, but agency still got its way

Microsoft will patch IE zero day but doesn't give timeline

Tropico 5 Review: This revolution is more of a refinement

CoreOS Linux distro lands on the Google Cloud Platform

Analyst: Surface Pro 3's 'tweener' screen is both too small and too big

Wearable hype could slow by 2016, NPD says

HP reports higher profit but cuts up to 16,000 more jobs

BBVA in last phase of 110K seat Google Apps deployment

Minor update for T-Mobile Galaxy S5 squashes SMS bug

The update fixes a bug that wouldn't allow GS5 owners to receive SMS or MMS messages.

T-Mobile goes circuit-less in Seattle with voice over LTE, HD voice

Stay in touch with surprisingly convenient messaging apps

Oops! Microsoft's Office 365 may not be a freebie for Thailand schools after all

Taking a trip? Pack your tablet - and these apps

IoT, cloud computing, nation-state threats redefining enterprise security, panelists say

Hopefully Samsung's rumored headset won't ruin VR for everyone

CA Technologies release free XP migration tool

Global operation disrupts thousands of illegal online pharmacies

House approves weakened bill to limit NSA bulk collection

BrandPost: Hot Deals Thursday: Huge savings on electronics from Nokia, Lenovo, HP, and more

How to change your eBay password

Collaborative foundation aims to boost MIPS adoption

Nope, ads aren't coming to thermostats, says Nest

Ads might be headed to all kinds of Google-owned products, but not Nest thermostats.

What you need to know about libraries

Meet Tappy Chicken, the Flappy Bird clone a non-coder made in a week with Unreal Engine 4

Add Epic to the growing number of game developers with Flappy Bird clones.

Safari 6.1.4 and 7.0.4 address critical flaws, iOS patches missing

Fujifilm X-A1 review: Compact entry-level interchangeable lens camera