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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Contract or no contract for iPhone 6? Which is the better deal?

A closer look at the space shuttle that never got to space A mini-documentary on one of NASA's experimental toys, the Enterprise.

WIMBoot Explained: How Windows Can Now Fit on a Tiny 16 GB Drive

How to prepare your devices for iOS 8

Advanced Search Tips for Google and Bing

A 16-Year-Old From India Built a Device to Convert Breath Into Speech

Push Button WiFi Flaw Just Got Worse

How to prepare your iPhone or iPad for iOS 8

What to expect with Windows 9 With Build 9834 leaks and confirmations springing up all over, here's what to expect from Microsoft on Sept. 30

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Photos: The world's largest solar arrays

The Best Password Managers In these days of hacks, Heartbleed, and endless breaches, a strong, unique, and often-changed password for every site is even more imperative. A password manager can help you attain that goal.

CLOSER THAN YOU'D THINK When A Supercar, An F1 Car And A Superbike Race, Everyone Wins
With help from Marc Webber, Jamie Whincup and Casey Stoner, its time to find out who will win in the battle between motorbike, supercar and Formula 1 car.

iOS 8's hidden revolution goes way beyond the iPad and iPhone Handoff, Touch ID, extensions, HealthKit, CloudKit, and HomeKit are all part of a larger plan that moves liquid computing forward

Just how much iPhone do you need? The case for the iPhone 6 Plus

Friday, September 12, 2014

Apple's Triple Play: What You Need to Know

Take a Ride in a Ridiculously Cool Formula E Electric Racer

Leaked Windows screenshots look legit -- and hold some surprises Two German blogs posted the same 21 screenshots of the next version of Windows, build 9834. Here's what you may not have noticed

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Critical Fixes for Adobe, Microsoft Software

Major, X-class solar flare erupts on sun, second in two days

With new smartwatch, Apple buys itself some time It won't deliver the Apple Watch to consumers until next year. So who's going to now rush out to buy a wearable from the likes of LG, Motorola or Samsung?

Geekly Update - 10 September 2014

iPhone 6 hands-on: Curved edges, 4.7-inch screen, A8 processor, Apple Pay with NFC, starts at $199, £539, AU$869

The Apple Watch May Solve the Usual Smart Watch Annoyances Apple's first smart watch seems like the best of its kind so far, but the user experience is still a little unclear.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Apple announces iPhone 6: Better specs, new features, larger screen sizes Summary: As Apple did with last year's smartphone offering, it's sticking with two new iPhones. From specs to features, screen size, and its release date, here's what you need to know.

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay, and the Apple Watch: Here's everything Apple just announced Didn't feel like sitting through the two-hour press event? Here's what you missed.

iOS 8's hidden revolution goes way beyond the iPad and iPhone Handoff, Touch ID, extensions, HealthKit, CloudKit, and HomeKit are all part of a larger plan that moves liquid computing forward

Apple Watch: The Internet of things' new frontier A combination of liquid computing technology, smart focus, and compelling interface shows the right way forward

Apple Watch: A look at the hits and misses Summary: Apple CEO Tim Cook called the Apple Watch the 'most personal device Apple has ever created.' Here's a look at the positives and negatives for Apple's latest category killer, which starts at $349.

3 Ways to Repair Windows 8

Microsoft patch KB 2918614 triggers 'key not valid for use,' more errors August's Windows Installer Service patch causes wide range of inscrutable problems on Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines

Five tips for speeding up your work within LibreOffice Writer

Minimizing the threats of public Wi-Fi and avoiding evil twins

Five apps for boosting browser security

In Wake of Confirmed Breach at Home Depot, Banks See Spike in PIN Debit Card Fraud

The Only Things You Care About From The Apple Event

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

12 Hidden Firefox Functions for Browsing Like a Boss

iPhone Rumor Roundup: From Sapphire Phablets to NFC

Home Depot Hit By Same Malware as Target

Which Hybrid Laptop Tablet is Best? It's a Tablet, It's a Laptop, It's Both!

You need to know about NFC and mobile payments. Here's why. Rumored to be in Apple's new devices, NFC is poised to play an important role in the way we use our phones, especially when it comes to mobile payments. Here's how it works.

10 ways Apple really has changed the (tech) world Apple is both a creator of and a beacon for the technology future we now live in

Monday, September 8, 2014

Health care tech: 10 new devices, apps, and inventions to watch

Guest Mode to the Rescue!

Forget the iPhone: It's all about iWatch now Tuesday's Apple announcement will usher in a new era, just like the Mac, iPod, iPhone and iPad rollouts did.

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Best Free GPS Apps If you've got an iPhone or Android device, you no longer need a standalone GPS device for the car; here are the best navigation apps we've tested.

The Best GPS Devices

A $1 Microscope Folds From Paper With A Drop Of Glue

Microsoft Fix It Solution Center

Which CPU to Buy? Comparing Intel Core i5 vs. i7

Giant dinosaur unearthed in Argentina

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Mac Antivirus Test Reveals Winners, Losers

What to Do When You've Been Hacked When your email, credit card, or identity gets hacked, it can be a nightmare. Knowing what to expect can be a help; knowing how to head off the hackers is even better.

Two-Factor Authentication: Who Has It and How to Set It Up Heartbleed has everyone concerned about online safety. Stay secure with two-factor authentication.

Why you don't need long, complex passwords These days, hackers steal passwords wholesale, not one by one, which is why you can ignore outdated password practices

Newly identified galactic supercluster is home to the Milky Way

The Massive Testing Ground Where Volvo's Perfecting Its Self-Driving Cars

Data: Nearly All U.S. Home Depot Stores Hit

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

What Is 4K (Ultra HD)? Ultra High-Definition (4K) video could upend HDTVs and the entire consumer electronics industry. Here's what you need to know about it right now.

Over 1 Billion Passwords Stolen

The must-have utilities for your iPad office The 10 tools you must have on your iPad for business

NEWS FLASH: You Can't Trust Any App

The first five apps to install on your new Android device

Top 25 free tools for every Windows desktop

10 apps for taking notes

Firefox 32 arrives with new HTTP cache, public key pinning support, and seamless language switching on Android

Friday, August 29, 2014

Microsoft ships replacement patch KB 2993651 with two known bugs Microsoft re-releases botched MS14-045/KB 2982791 'Blue Screen 0x50' patch, buries tip to manually uninstall first patch, and introduces more problems

Where is the Internet Fastest?

The Best Password Managers

Microsoft reissues flawed Windows security update Summary: A new version of MS14-045 has been pushed to Windows Update and the Download Center. Microsoft strongly recommends that users uninstall the old version first.

Windows 9 is set to be unveiled on September 30

Move over, Raspberry Pi: 7 single-board computers for geeks Get a head start on the next tech boom by hacking together tomorrow's Internet of things hit today

Apple TV Starter Guide

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

How an algorithm detected the Ebola outbreak a week early, and what it could do next HealthMap is a data mapping tool that detects and tracks diseases across the world. The system discovered the Ebola virus outbreak nine days before any health organization did.

Why we need an open-source movement for the web Web services are increasingly closed even as the software used to build them is increasingly open. Will developers be able to make a difference?

Chrome 64-bit browser finally available as a stable version 64-bit browser claims better stability, performance, and security.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

How Hummingbirds Evolved a Taste for Sugar: The Sweet Switch

Global warming slowdown 'could last another decade'

A low-cost water splitter that runs on an ordinary AAA battery Could allow for true zero-emissions fuel-cell vehicles and save hydrogen producers billions of dollars in electricity costs

How to Easily Encrypt Files on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X

Seeing An F1 Car Doing Donuts In Infrared Will Blow Your Mind Red Bull Racing's innovation partner FLIR used an infrared camera to capture this epic footage of an RB8 doing donuts.

Top 10 Superior Tech Products You'll Never Go Back From

iPhone 6: Sorting through fact and fiction around Apple's upcoming smartphone

The Solution to NSA Snooping?

Friday, August 22, 2014

What to Do if Your iPad Stops Working

11 Multitools for All Your Needs, From Opening Bottles to Bike Repairs

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Microsoft yanks botched Black Tuesday patches KB 2982791, KB 2970228, KB 2975719, and KB 2975331 Microsoft recommends that users uninstall last week's update -- even if their machines are working fine

The spooky sounds of space Since the 1950s, probes sent into space have been sending back data that reveal eerie sounds from the vastness of the galaxy.

49ers' ubiquitous stadium Wi-Fi network delivers to full house in NFL debut But due to 2.4GHz problem, Levi's Stadium "is no country for old phones."

Are You in a Mobile Phone Dead Zone?

Beware the Fake Tech Support Scam

Formula 1: The super-fast net driving teams to the podium

Monday, August 18, 2014

Uninstall These Windows Patches NOW!

After Blue Screen of Death reports, Microsoft says to uninstall recent patch Company quietly revises a security bulletin and opens an investigation.

The Problem With Free Wifi Hotspots

10 Scariest Hack Attacks From Black Hat 2014

Space lives! 10 projects powering the next generation of space tech

Internet tops cable TV in subscriber numbers for the first time

How Verizon lets its copper network decay to force phone customers onto fiber Fiber is fast, but copper is reliable-even during multi-week power outages.

One Earth at Night, under One Sky

Make Passwords Strong And Long

7 Important Trends in Laptop Design The portable PCs of today look a lot different than they did even just a couple of years ago. Take a look back at the evolution of the modern laptop.

Switching carriers? You may be able to take your iPhone 5S with you

A brief history of USB, what it replaced, and what has failed to replace it USB isn't perfect, but it replaced lots of ports we'll never have to see again.

Turning a Regular Smartphone Camera into a 3-D One Microsoft researchers say simple hardware changes and machine learning techniques let a regular smartphone camera act as a depth sensor.

The Engineer of the Original Apple Mouse Talks About His Remarkable Career

How Scientists Upgraded Alvin Into a Superpowered Sub

Friday, August 15, 2014

Do You Need a Disposable Email Address?

7 far-out technologies closer than you think

Adobe, Microsoft Push Critical Security Fixes

Web Slows, Have Internet Routers Reached The Limit?

Latest Windows patches prompt blue screens of death Blue Screen Stop 0x050 error reported for systems installing KB2976897, KB2982791, and KB2970228 Two Microsoft kernel-mode driver updates are triggering BSOD error message on some Windows systems

Thursday, August 14, 2014

iOS scores as most secure mobile OS in spyware report FinSpy spyware can hack its way into Android, BlackBerry, and older versions of Windows Phone but can't touch iOS unless the device is jailbroken, according to a leaked report from Gamma Group.

An Evil USB Drive Could Take Over Your PC Undetectably

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

How to Watch This Week's Perseid Meteor Shower

Brit amateur payload set to complete full circle around PLANET EARTH Ultralight solar radio tracker in glorious 25,000km almost-space odyssey

What US state has the fastest Internet speed? Virginia Coming in with an average of 13.7 megabits per second, the Southern state boasts the speediest broadband service in the country.

Winning Photos From The 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Fastest wireless routers

What Does Airplane Mode Do, and Is It Really Necessary?

Video: World Yo-Yo Champion

Pro tip: How to reconfigure the Start Screen in Windows 8.1

Friday, August 08, 2014

AV-Test proves antimalware apps can restore infected computers

Beyond iBeacons: 7 cool uses of beacons you may not expect There's much more to beacons than tracking customer visits and offering coupons in retail stores

Using Math to Find the Web's Dumbest (and Smartest) Commenters

ALERT: Serious Security Flaw in USB Drives

Microsoft to drop support for older versions of Internet Explorer Summary: Microsoft announced today that it's dropping support, including security updates, for older Internet Explorer versions. The changes, which take effect in 18 months, are meant to push the vast Windows installed base to Internet Explorer 11

The guide to password security (and why you should care) Find out how your password security can be compromised, and how to create and manage secure passwords.

Robot at sea tweeting Hawaii hurricane photos The Liquid Robotics Wave Glider Holoholo is autonomously navigating the Hawaiian seas, heading into the paths of Hurricanes Iselle and Julio, tweeting storm photos as it goes.

7 Amazing Comet Close-Ups From the Rosetta Spacecraft

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Is Your AntiVirus Getting a Bad RAP?

18 Google Search Tips You Need to Learn

It's official: Windows 8.1 Update 2 is a dud Microsoft confirms minor improvements in Windows 8.1 Update 2, which raises the question: Why all the infernal secrecy?

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Stanford creates 'Holy Grail' lithium battery, could triple smartphone and EV battery life

F1 Tech Is About to Make Buses Way More Efficient

Why the Security of USB Is Fundamentally Broken

A Dongle That Lets You Squeeze More Connections From Hotel Wi-Fi

Getting started with drones Everything you need to know about how drones work, how to fly them and modify them.

Mercifully toothless Windows 8.1 Update 2 due next week Long-anticipated Update 2 will arrive as plain-vanilla patches, as speculation mounts about free upgrades to Windows 9