Cnet

A clever design helps the Cloud LED...

A clever design helps the Cloud LED shine

Eyebrow-raising design aside, the Cloud LED from Green Creative was a big winner in our test lab.
Fitbit's heart-centric fitness band...

Fitbit's heart-centric fitness band falls short of perfection

The Fitbit Charge HR is an affordable way to track heart rate all day long, but it could do a better job with coaching. We wore one for a week.
The second-gen SkyBell is one steal...

The second-gen SkyBell is one stealthy door buzzer

SkyBell 2.0's near-immediate push alerts and steady video feed give this smart chime a degree of appeal.
FirstBuild pairs affordable inducti...

FirstBuild pairs affordable induction with sous vide smarts

Coming soon to Indiegogo: an induction-powered smart sous vide cooker that you can actually afford.
BMW's lightweight EV looks strange,...

BMW's lightweight EV looks strange, drives strangely

The more exotic i8 may steal more attention, but I think BMW's smaller, more practical i3 makes a more potent statement.
Slim receiver with full-bodied soun...

Slim receiver with full-bodied sound

The slim, compact Marantz NR1605 provides excellent sound quality and thoroughly up-to-date features, making it one of our favorites for the price.

PCWorld

Facebook tests delivering tips abou...

Facebook tests delivering tips about your location

Facebook is getting closer to territory occupied by Yelp and Foursquare by testing a new service that will provide users with recommendations about places they are at.

Starting Thursday, some users of Facebook on iPhone in New York will find a new feature, called ?Place Tips,? at the top of their news feed, which will surface information on the location they are at, as well as posts and photos of the place that friends have shared.

?You can also see information about the place, including posts from its Page, popular menu items and upcoming events,? wrote Mike LeBeau, Facebook product manager in a blog post.

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Nvidia employee retracts comments a...

Nvidia employee retracts comments about planned GTX 970 driver to improve memory allocation performance

Important update 1/29/15: The Nvidia employee who said the company was looking into a GTX 970 driver that would "tune what's allocated where to further improve performance" has updated his post to remove the claim after it was covered by several publications, including PCWorld, PC Gamer, and PC Perspective. As that changes the entire thrust of this article, its headline has been updated to reflect that. We still stand by our recommendation of the GTX 970 and you can read a summary of the memory allocation firestorm here.

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How three small credit card transac...

How three small credit card transactions could reveal your identity

Just three small clues?receipts for a pizza, a coffee and a pair of jeans?are enough information to identify a person?s credit card transactions from among those of a million people, according to a new study.

The findings, published in the journal Science, add to other research showing that seemingly anonymous data sets may not protect people?s privacy under rigorous analysis.

?The fact that a few data points are enough to uniquely identify an individual was true in credit card metadata,? said Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye, an MIT graduate student and one of the study?s authors.

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Good luck scoring any points in And...

Good luck scoring any points in Android's 'Flappy Droid' easter egg

Flappy Bird Mania may be so last year, but that shouldn?t stop you from wasting perfectly good time on it! If you own a phone running Android Lollipop, you don?t need to download anything?you already have a Flappy Bird clone tucked away on your device. Here?s how to get to it.

Unlock your device and hop on over to the Settings app, then scroll all the way down and tap About phone. Next, tap the Android version listing...and keep tapping. Eventually, the Settings app will slide out of the way and will be replaced by an onscreen lollipop (because it?s Android Lollipop. Get it?). 

lollipop easter egg

Tap and hold the lollipop a few times, and eventually, a Flappy Bird-like game appears

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Citrix's 900 job cuts seen as 'defe...

Citrix's 900 job cuts seen as 'defensive' move

Citrix Systems announced better than expected financial results for the last quarter but also a restructuring plan that will see 900 jobs being cut.

The restructuring, which includes the elimination of 700 full-time and 200 contractor positions, is expected to deliver savings of $90 million to $100 million per year, Citrix said.

Investors seemed to cheer the news, which came out late Wednesday. Citrix?s stock rose as high as $63.27 per share on Thursday, or 7 percent over the previous day?s close.

?I think Citrix?s plans qualify as what might be called defensive layoffs,? said Charles King, principal analyst with Pund-IT.

The results beat analyst expectations, ?but only barely,? King noted.

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Life is Strange Ep. 1 review: Findi...

Life is Strange Ep. 1 review: Finding the strange in everyday life

There's something refreshing about not being asked to save the world.

I mean, don't worry. Life is Strange, the new adventure game from Dontnod Entertainment (Remember Me), gets around to the whole "save the world" thing eventually. Well, "save the town," at least. There's a storm coming. Literally.

But much of what makes the first episode of Life is Strange so endearing is that the stakes are low. You play as Maxine "Max" Caulfield, a teenage girl living in the Pacific Northwest. As such, your problems are, well, teenage girl problems for the most part.

Will I retain my scholarship to the elite photography academy I'm attending? Will my teacher find out I kind of have a crush on him? Will I submit something to this photo contest he wants me to enter? Will I get caught smoking pot?

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ZDNet

Vodafone brings ex-T-Mobile USA chi...

Vodafone brings ex-T-Mobile USA chief on board

Vodafone has hired Phillipp Humm, who was until earlier this week the chief of T-Mobile USA, to head up its northern and...
Google targets iPhone and iPad user...

Google targets iPhone and iPad users with Chrome and Drive

Google has released an iOS version of its Chrome browser, after taking the Android version out of beta earlier this...
Wi-Fi on the Tube: 32 more stations...

Wi-Fi on the Tube: 32 more stations go live

Virgin Media has now turned on free Wi-Fi service at 38 Tube stations, as the London Underground gets ready for the...
How UK banks are flirting with IT d...

How UK banks are flirting with IT disaster

The continuing NatWest debacle has highlighted the IT systems risks faced by British banks, springing from a lack of investment in back-office staff and a reluctance to abandon legacy systems

(ZDNet UK - IT Strategy)

BT renames Openzone, Fon Wi-Fi hots...

BT renames Openzone, Fon Wi-Fi hotspot network

BT has renamed its BT Fon and BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspot network simply 'BT Wi-Fi' in an effort to make it less confusing...
Photos: Google's Nexus 7 tablet ser...

Photos: Google's Nexus 7 tablet serves up Jelly Bean

The Nexus 7 is the first tablet that Google will sell directly to the public, starting at £159 for the quad-core device running the next version of Android, Jelly Bean

(ZDNet UK - Mobile Devices)

Wired

Amazon Says One Million Customers A...

Amazon Says One Million Customers Actively Use Its Cloud Services

Amazon Says One Million Customers Actively Use Its Cloud Services

During Amazon?s fourth quarter earnings announcement today, the company revealed that Amazon Web Services (AWS)?essentially its cloud computing infrastructure?has over one million active customers.

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Feds Bar Man From Posting Revenge P...

Feds Bar Man From Posting Revenge Porn

Feds Bar Man From Posting Revenge Porn

The Federal Trade Commission has barred a man from posting nude images on women to his website without their express written consent.

The post Feds Bar Man From Posting Revenge Porn appeared first on WIRED.

Microsoft to Invest in Android Star...

Microsoft to Invest in Android Startup Cyanogen, Says Report

Microsoft to Invest in Android Startup Cyanogen, Says Report

Microsoft will be investing $70 million in Cyanogen, the startup that makes a popular Android ROM, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The investment would make Microsoft a minority investor in a round of funding that puts Cyanogen?s value in the high hundreds of millions.

The post Microsoft to Invest in Android Startup Cyanogen, Says Report appeared first on WIRED.

China?s New Rules for Selling Tech ...

China?s New Rules for Selling Tech to Banks Have US Companies Spooked

China’s New Rules for Selling Tech to Banks Have US Companies Spooked

Technology companies that want to sell equipment to Chinese banks have to submit to extensive audits, turn over source code, and build ?back doors? into their hardware and software---presumably so that the Chinese government have the ability peek into computer banking systems.

The post China’s New Rules for Selling Tech to Banks Have US Companies Spooked appeared first on WIRED.

When Robots Beam Down From the Clou...

When Robots Beam Down From the Cloud

When Robots Beam Down From the Cloud

It?s been over 20 years since Larry Ellison made the case for cloud computing. Some speculate he only invented the idea to get at Bill Gates, the dominance of the PC and the then-newly released Windows 95. Even if the motivation had a personal edge, the point is that he had a strong case. As […]

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Prosecutors Trace $13.4M in Bitcoin...

Prosecutors Trace $13.4M in Bitcoins From the Silk Road to Ulbricht?s Laptop

Prosecutors Trace $13.4M in Bitcoins From the Silk Road to Ulbricht’s Laptop

If anyone still believes that bitcoin is magically anonymous internet money, the U.S. government just offered what may be the clearest demonstration yet that it?s not. A courtroom powerpoint presentation traced hundreds of thousands of bitcoins from the Silk Road anonymous marketplace for drugs directly to the personal computer of Ross Ulbricht, the 30-year-old accused of running that contraband bazaar.

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Digit Mag

El mercado español de las TIC super...

El mercado español de las TIC superará a Europa en 2006

Observatorio Europeo de Tecnologías de la Información destaca que el mercado español de las TIC crecerá un 4% en 2006, muy por encima de la media europea del 3,2% y casi 4 veces más que el conjunto ...
Google Video incluirá vídeos de You...

Google Video incluirá vídeos de YouTube en los resultados de búsqueda

A partir de hoy, Google Video incluirá videos alojados en YouTube en los resultados de búsqueda. Se trata del primer paso de una estrategia que convertirá Google Video en un portal de referencia de ...
Orange denuncia a Euskaltel por com...

Orange denuncia a Euskaltel por competencia desleal

Orange ha presentado una demanda de competencia desleal ante el Juzgado Mercantil de Bilbao, por la que pide que se declare que Euskaltel ha realizado manifestaciones falsas y gravemente ...
Apple presenta oficialmente iPhone ...

Apple presenta oficialmente iPhone 5

Como se esperaba, Apple ha hecho oficial esta tarde el anuncio del iPhone 5, que como características principales cuenta con todos los elementos que se habían especulado en las últimas ...
Intel lanzará su primer procesador ...

Intel lanzará su primer procesador de 45 nanómetros antes de que acabe el año

El pasado diez de enero ya les avanzábamos en la Web de PC World que Intel había conseguido ya producir ...
Mañana se decide el futuro del cano...

Mañana se decide el futuro del canon digital

Mañana jueves se votará en el congreso la Ley de la sociedad de la Información, lo que podría llevar al final del canon digital. En los últimos días el Partido Popular ha manifestado que se ...

CNN

Nanobots could be small solutions t...

Nanobots could be small solutions to big problems

Advancements in nanotechnology have created robots small enough to enter the human body.
Rings 200 times as large as Saturn'...

Rings 200 times as large as Saturn's discovered

In 1610, after he built his telescope, Galileo Galilei first spotted enormous Saturn's gigantic rings. More than 400 years later, astronomers have in a sense dwarfed that discovery with a similar first.
Tesla's 'insane mode' stuns woman

Tesla's 'insane mode' stuns woman

The YouTube channel DragTimes published a clip of passengers reacting to Tesla's "insane mode" which can accelerate a car from 0 to 70 mph in a few seconds.
This drone crashed the White House ...

This drone crashed the White House lawn

Drone-maker DJI is planning a software update to prevent its drones from flying in downtown D.C.
Facebook, Instagram goes down; Twit...

Facebook, Instagram goes down; Twitter freaks out

It's bad enough that the northwest has a horrible storm to contend with, but then Facebook and Instagram goes out?
'The iPhone effect' brings Apple re...

'The iPhone effect' brings Apple record profits

A blockbuster quarter for Apple is sweet vindication for CEO Tim Cook. CNN's Samuel Burke reports.

BBC

Office puts chips under staff's ski...

Office puts chips under staff's skin

Rory Cellan-Jones visits a building where microchipped workers gain entry and use photocopiers by holding up their hands - and trials the tech himself.
Bill Gates insists AI is a threat

Bill Gates insists AI is a threat

Microsoft's founder says we should worry that AI escape our control, despite claims to the contrary by a Microsoft Research chief.
Amazon posts modest holiday profits

Amazon posts modest holiday profits

The online retail giant Amazon reports weaker profits for the busy Christmas period, but a 15% rise in sales cheers investors.
Google profits up nearly 30%

Google profits up nearly 30%

Internet giant Google reports fourth-quarter profits of $4.76bn, up nearly 30% from the same period a year before, but revenue misses Wall Street expectations.
US firms object to source code rule...

US firms object to source code rules

Business groups have written to the Chinese government, asking it to rethink rules that would force them to hand over source code and create backdoors for officials in Beijing.
First-class fliers get virtual real...

First-class fliers get virtual reality

Qantas becomes first airline to offer passengers in-flight entertainment via a virtual reality headset.

Mac World

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