Monday, June 30, 2014

HP reaches agreement in shareholder suits over Autonomy acquisition

Energy providers hacked through malicious software updates

Google launches 'cookie choices' site to let Europeans know how they're being tracked

Microsoft's crusade against malware advances to Kuwait, Algeria

Microsoft's Cortana adds World Cup predictions—it's been perfect so far

Android L features revealed: Multitasking and recent apps

The new stacked card method is immersive, but not necessarily more helpful than previous iterations.

Databricks takes on Google streaming analysis with Spark

Senators question US surveillance transparency report

Supreme Court declines to hear Google's request in Street View lawsuit

Sniper Elite 3 review: Sniper sim sequel aims high, but still falls slightly off target

Report: Microsoft shoveling more dirt onto Windows 8.1 with 'Threshold'

Microsoft accidentally reveals plans to bring folder support to Windows Phone 8.1

CoreOS Linux does away with the upgrade cycle

InfoQube review: Intricate information manager has a steep learning curve

Oracle hopes to entice mobile developers with new framework

New malware program hooks into networking APIs to steal banking data

India a hotbed for next-generation smartphones on the cheap

Farewell, Orkut: Google shuts down its first social network

Orkut was popular in Brazil, but never gained traction in the U.S.

Hewlett-Packard close to settling shareholder lawsuit over Autonomy

Google quietly announces plan to kill Quickoffice apps after beefing up Drive's editing

Some Surface Pro 3 users complain of Wi-Fi woes after first-day firmware update

What to do when a second hard drive bricks your PC

Security-focused Blackphone ships, stuffed with encryption and anonymity tools

Privacy-focused Blackphone starts shipping to early adopters

Free Wi-Fi networks in SF, San Jose enable seamless switching with Hotspot 2.0

Europe cuts roaming charges, plans to eliminate them by end of next year

Flash storage faces challenge from Crossbar's RRAM

What you missed at CE Week

Google I/O grabbed the headlines last week, but as you'll see in this video report, a few noteworthy items debuted at New York's CE Week.

Android Wear smartwatches: Specs, prices and launch dates for all known models

The tablet’s tortured past: 8 failures that led to the slates we use today

Android Wear walkthrough: What it's really like to use Google's smartwatch OS

IT spending growth to be slower than expected in 2014 due to pricing pressure, Gartner says

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Facebook researcher defends controversial psychology experiment on users

California law removes ban on alternative currencies

Google says OEM skins won't dilute Android Wear, Android TV and Android Auto

Panasonic launches Windows hybrid tablet for classrooms

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Facebook messed with users' emotions--for science!

Aereo to "pause" service after Supreme Court defeat

Aereo 'temporarily' ends service after Supreme Court ruling

8 ways the password is dying

Friday, June 27, 2014

How to install the Android L developer preview on your Nexus 5 or Nexus 7

If you just can't wait for the official release, install Android L now!

With components, Google agitates for a revolution in Web development

Wall Street Beat: GoPro continues to soar after IPO as Nasdaq surges

MonkeyParking says SF shut-down demand is bananas

Google talks about the Android L design and all the work that goes into making it great

The team behind the next version of Google's mobile OS couldn't stop talking about all the changes coming soon to a device near you.

Google, broadening its reach, tries for a snazzier look

Mark Hurd lays out Oracle's cloud progress, plan to be number one

Missing Pieces: Rock Simulator, Diablo III's auction houses die, and more games news

Startup offers Netflix-like clothes rentals for women

Why buy when you can rent? That's the idea behind Le Tote, which offers a subscription rental service that lets you add new pieces to your wardrobe without having to buy them.

New MakerBot app lets you design, modify, and print 3D objects from your iPad

Groups pressure US lawmakers with NSA surveillance scorecard

What to look for in your new PC

Bvckup 2 review: No-nonsense app makes backups a breeze

Advice for college students seeking a tech career: Turn to internships

Microsoft admits communications, tech problems during Office 365 outages

Amazon App Store offering over 30 paid apps for free

From AccuWeather Platinum to Plex, and 29 more paid apps, Amazon is offering over $100 of apps for free in today's sale.

Apple retires Aperture and iPhoto, to be replaced with Photos for OS X

Orcs Must Die: Unchained preview: MOBA meets tower defense meets hack-and-slash

I'm getting 1TB on OneDrive, now what?

Aereo investor says 'It's over now' after devastating Supreme Court ruling

Aereo may want to fight on, but if the company does it will have to look extra for future cash infusions.

Rare SMS worm targets Android devices

The Nexus line isn't being killed, says Android's engineering head

The rumors have been squashed. One Google exec says Nexus devices are here to stay, even with Android Silver handsets on the horizon.

12 Android L features that will help or hinder your portable productivity

YouTube's (finally) adding 60fps video support, tip jar

Android Studio development platform heading towards full release

Android Influencers: Swiftkey evangelist Joe Braidwood

He's the Chief Marketing Officer for SwiftKey, an app you may use on your phone every day. He's also a longtime fan of smartphones.

How to reinstall Windows like a pro

Austrian court axes data retention law following EU high court ruling

From Transistor to Titanfall: The 12 best PC games of 2014 (so far)

The top 10 Windows 8 questions everyone asks

Google I/O 2014: Your 5 biggest takeaways from this year's big event

Thursday, June 26, 2014

YouTube launches new studio app, adds features for donations, fan-made subtitles

Android malware targets South Korean online banking customers

Facebook tries to recover bulk user data seized by New York law enforcement

Startup offers Netflix-like clothes rentals for women

Reports: German government to drop Verizon because of U.S. spying

SugarSync streamlines its desktop app and sweetens its subscriptions with discounts

Android TV gives Intel a new shot at the market after previous failures

9 nifty things we found in our first hour with Android L

Android L is full of tweaks and enhancements. Here are just a few!

TVs, watches, Glass, and the Smartphone Cold War

We discuss the aftermath of Google's IO developer conference, including smartwatches, Android TV, the absence of Google Glass, and the Google/Apple cold war. With guests Jason Cross and Susie Ochs.

Cloud and on-premises Microsoft email faced off in LA County: Guess who won

Android Wear video demo: Take a look at what LG's G Watch can do

Skype update integrates Microsoft's Cortana in Windows Phone app

Bing positions itself as go-to destination for Twitter search

Google paves way for 64-bit Android L devices by year end

MIA at Google I/O: Glass, Google+ and other projects we're still wondering about

How Google declared open war against passwords at I/O

Trade group previews apps to give mobile users choice on ads

Oracle fortifies integration suite for mobile work

Ready to try Android L? Factory images now live for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7

Download the latest preview version of Android now!

OneDrive or Drive for Work: Choosing the best cloud storage option

7 days, 7 futuristic technologies: Insanely fast chips, mood-sensing computers, and more

Updated Google Search app lets you 'OK Google' from any screen

With the new Google Search app you'll be able to search with your voice anytime your screen is on--including from the lock screen.

No more excuses, time to roll out IPv6, says registry boss

BrandPost: Hot Deals Thursday: Toshiba Core i7 Laptop for just $700, 3TB HDD for only $100, and more

VMware catches up with some Apache Struts patches, but not all

Roku remote control apps hit Windows and Windows Phone, Philips join forces for health care IT

Android Wear first impressions: The most useful wearable interface I've ever used

Android Wear first impressions: The most useful wearable interface I've ever used

With instant voice-controlled search, messaging and more on your wrist, Android Wear changes the game. But 'OK Google' could be the second-coming of Glassholism.

IPv6 usage is climbing in Europe, while Asian countries are most ready for 4K TV, says study

Spec showdown: LG G Watch vs. Samsung Gear Live

The two first Android Wear-based smartwatches go head-to-head

USB 3.0 speed: real and imagined

Don't want to wait for Android L? Try Android Runtime (ART) now

Don't want to wait for Android L to get the performance boost the new Android Runtime promises? KitKat users can try it right now!

Google starts removing 'right to be forgotten' search results

Spec showdown: LG G Watch vs. Samsung Gear Live

How Google plans to lock you away from iOS and Windows

17 obscure Windows tools and tricks too powerful to overlook

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Foxconn CEO mocks curved displays on smartphones

Oculus VR says ZeniMax suit aims to cash in on Facebook acquisition

'Luuuk' banking malware may have stolen €500,000 in a week

New iOS jailbreak could become sinister

How Samsung's Gear Live shrinks Android for the wrist

Like other tech giants, Facebook is very white and very male

Google Glass will get Android Wear notifications

Google's high-tech specs will get the same actionable notifications as its smartwatches.

Hands on with LG G Watch, an unapologetically simple Android Wear smartwatch

Owler uses crowdsourcing for competitive intelligence

Hands-on with the Moto 360 and Samsung Gear Live

From Android L to Google Fit: All the new products and features from Google I/O

Here's your first 'Android L' chanelog

And the end of the Android L portion of the Google I/O keynote, a big slide showed dozens of coming features in the shape of the letter L. Here's the list.

Android for Work and Office integration let you get down to business

Chromecast updates include mirroring and casting without Wi-Fi

Google previews Fit software kit for health-tracking apps

Google Fit platform will make all your fitness apps and devices play together

Google shows off Android TV, a software system for entertainment

The system lets people access a range of media content from Google Play and other services

Google rolls out Android Auto, linking your car, your phone and your digital life

Google bringing Android mobile devices closer to Chromebooks

Google woos cloud developers with new tools

Google service analyzes live streaming data

Google reacts to Office 365 momentum with beefier Apps suite

Putting the 'smart' in 'smartwatch': Google showcases Android Wear's contextual awareness

Google ties Chromebooks and Android closer together, kills the password

You are here: Use your phone's location tracking to complete tasks with these apps

Razer announces new games-oriented microconsole at Google I/O

Move over, Ouya—Razer's got its own Android-based microconsole on the way.

Google launches Android TV -- and here's what it looks like

Google's Android coming to cars this year

Google enters smartwatch market with LG G and Samsung Gear Live

Google previews upcoming Android 'L' release

Google makes 'Android L' developer preview available, with tons of new features

Google announces 'personal unlocking' to help eliminate Android PINs

Google moves to cut prices of Android smartphones to under $100

Researchers bypass PayPal's two-factor authentication system

Android One brings low-end phones to emerging markets

Warrants needed for cellphone searches, Supreme Court rules

Intel's mood-capturing 3D camera will be in tablets early next year

Google I/O Keynote: Follow along live

Foxconn CEO blames past worker suicides on breakups, family disputes

Supreme Court delivers Aereo's over-the-air TV streaming service a death blow

Watch the Google I/O 2014 keynote live

Here's where to watch Google's big kickoff to their most important event of the year.

Watch the web get hacked in real time on this mesmerizing map

Oculus buys Carbon Design, the team behind the Xbox 360 controller and original Kinect

Fewer NTP servers can be abused to amplify DDoS attacks, but threat remains

Foxconn turns sights to robots, electrics cars, wearables

Starting Monday, some Sony TV owners will be able to play PS3 games without a console

Sony is expanding its PlayStation Now service on Monday to the first of several devices that will get the game streaming service in the coming months.

Europe and US edge closer to data protection deal

Netgear's Nighthawk X6 router packs 6 antennas, 3 Wi-Fi radios, and 802.11ac

16 free and amazingly fun games you can play in your browser

Google's 2GB RAM upgrade for new Glass explorers angers early adopters

8 great moments in Google I/O history

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Montana data breach exposed 1.3 million records

Police turning to mobile malware for monitoring, study says

Microsoft fixes Exchange Online outage after almost 9 hours

NASA to send 'flying saucer' on first flight this week

Google quietly announces a spec bump to Glass

The wearable device will now come equipped with 2GB of RAM.

'Jimmy' the 3D-printed robot coming soon from Intel

Exchange Online starts to recover from 6-hour-plus outage

Build mobile apps directly within the Firefox browser

Dell Storage branches out with midsize arrays, software-defined appliances

Five features Android should 'borrow' from the OnePlus One

The OnePlus One just arrived and we like what we see. Here are five features Google should consider implementing into its Android OS.

10 things to know about the smartphone kill switch

Facial recognition proposal lacks privacy protections, advocate says

Why Oracle thinks Micros is worth $5.3 billion

At Google I/O, expect smartwatches as Android spreads to new screens

Sundar Pichai confirms: Next version of Android to be showcased at Google I/O, released this fall

A new change in the Google I/O agenda could have some Android fans very excited.

Researchers expect large wave of rootkits targeting 64-bit systems

Spec showdown: Motorola Moto E vs. Nokia X2

Microsoft's general counsel calls on Congress to do more to protect users' private data

Google, Microsoft clouds now cover MongoDB

Five questions to answer before paying for a VPN

Europe's digital chief supports compromise on Google antitrust case

Valiant Hearts: The Great War review: A war game to end all war games

Free game(s) alert:'s giving several PC games away for free today

China sets out to become global leader in chip manufacturing

Just kidding, says Nest, we are totally sharing your data with Google

Of course Google-owned Nest will share your data with Google, but only if you say it's OK.

Android developers craving new tools, hardware at Google I/O

Microsoft launches its first Android phone, the Windows Phone-like Nokia X2

Google, Verizon break promise of free Chromebook Pixel data

New Havex malware variants target industrial control system and SCADA users

Galaxy Tab S review: The screen's the thing with this iPad rival

Make Your iPad a Business Assistant

Soundhawk is a wearable for your ear that fine-tunes all the world's noises

When's the last time you actually heard a conversation in a noisy restaurant? SoundHawk wants to help you cut through the din to hear what matters.

Western Digital My Cloud EX2 review: Fabulous features; pedestrian performance

Three important lessons Google should learn from manufacturers' Android skins

Just because stock Android is a better overall experience doesn't mean Samsung and company haven't had any good ideas.

All about DDR4, the next-gen memory coming soon for PCs and mobile devices

Eerily lifelike androids join staff at Tokyo tech museum

FreeWavz wireless earphones use medical-style sensors to record heart rate data

Here's another ear wearable that tracks your heart rate. But FreeWavz is completely wireless, and uses a pulse oximeter for improved accuracy.

10 PC-centric announcements we'd love to see at Google I/O

Microsoft continues Nokia's Android experiment with X2 smartphone

US FAA outlines restrictions for model aircraft in wake of reckless use

Monday, June 23, 2014

Nest thermostat to work with wearables, appliances, and even your car

The Nest Developer Program will allow Google's smart thermostat to be a major hub in your connected home.

Nest now works with Mercedes, Jawbone, Whirlpool and more

The company's long-awaited API allows developers to interface their apps, devices and appliances with Nest's devices

Google tests domain registration service

Encrypted Web traffic can reveal highly sensitive information

Hadoop analysis now tackling IoT to improve transit website redirects to Caphaw malware, WebSense says

MIT experimental 36-core chip spurs speed experiments

New software targets hard-to-understand privacy policies

Oracle says Oregon governor spiked Obamacare site for political reasons

Yahoo launches Aviate app for a 'smarter' Android home screen

Tibco deepens Tibbr integration with SharePoint

Study: 7 in 10 concerned about security of Internet-of-Things

ISC: Cray makes Lustre palatable for storage administrators

Government control emerges as central issue at ICANN meeting

Google opens Glass sales in the UK, for £1,000 a pop

Surface Pro 3 teardown shows the perils of sleek design: Thinner glass, harder repairs

Review: Scrivener for Windows lets you write epic novels, office memos

Intel's most powerful chip ever packs emerging technologies

Computer memory overhaul due with Micron's HMC in early 2015

Box brings Box Notes to its iOS apps

Watch out Google: Firefox OS-powered Chromecast competitor in the works

Recently, images of a FirefoxOS-based TV casting dongle surfaced online, but few people know who is making it or when it might be released.

Microsoft ups free OneDrive storage; Office 365 users get a terabyte

Treepad 8.1 review: Tree-style outliner starts showing its age

Diane Von Furstenberg fashion frames for Glass now available for the diva price of $1800

Now you can be a Glass Explorer without sacrificing your feminine fashion sense. But you'll need to pony up major cash for the privilege.

How to stream media from your PC to your HDTV over WiFi

Two months later, Heartbleed patching stalls out with 300k servers still vulnerable

Exposing hidden domain registrations could hurt innocent users more than criminals

Panasonic's 5-inch 'handheld tablet' redefines tough

Oracle buying Micros for $5.3 billion

With Android 4.4.3, Google fixes its dreary dialer and hints at future interface

Spoiler alert! Android’s new dialer in 4.4.3, deploying to some devices now, reveals a new design direction.

Intel approached AMD about access to Mantle

Chinese users forgo SMS texting for messaging apps

Google's Android Wear watch OS: What you need to know on the eve of Google I/O

Ad network compromise led to rogue page redirects on Reuters site

Google I/O 2014: What to expect as Google increases its focus on 'connected' tech

HP Pavillion x360 review: A mediocre hybrid laptop in a pretty red case

How to blanket your home or small office with Wi-Fi

The 8 scariest digital security stories of 2014 (so far)

Looking beyond iPhone, ARM 64-bit chips get into servers with GPUs

SC500: China wins a slowing supercomputer race

Nvidia abandons 64-bit Denver chip for servers