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Cyber security researcher Ruben Santamarta says he has figured out how to hack the satellite communications equipment on passenger jets through their WiFi and inflight entertainment systems – a claim that, if confirmed, could prompt a review of aircraft security. Santamarta, a co...
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday proposed changing the definition of high-speed Internet to require download speeds of 10 megabits per second (Mbps) or higher to qualify as broadband. The commission currently defines broadband, or high-speed Internet, as 4 Mbps dow...
Sony has given up selling its line of Reader devices for e-books after failing to find a big enough market. “We do not have plans to develop a successor Reader model at this time,” the Japanese firm told the BBC. The PRS-T3 was the last version made and will exist as long a...
If you have a Gmail address, did you know that you can tweak it in a few ways to make your life easier and your inbox less cluttered? Gmail lets you add periods anywhere in the front part of your email address, or a plus sign with an extra word, and the email will still... Read More
I was bitten by the soccer bug during this year’s World Cup, so I decided to purchase an authentic jersey to show my support for my favorite team. Having seen ads from Macy’s about soccer merchandise, I chose to purchase the jersey from the Macys.com site, but first checked out the pos...
MakerBot is planning to capitalize on the European market for desktop 3D printing with the launch of MakerBot Europe. Announced on Friday, MakerBot — a developer of desktop 3D printers and a subsidiary of Stratasys — is taking over assets of Haftner’s Buro, a German p...
First-year Manchester United coach Louis Van Gaal is shaking things up at the soccer club, but perhaps no change is getting more attention than the cameras that have stated popping up around the pitch. According to ESPN, roughly £500,000 of camera equipment has been set up at the club&...
A proposal from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler would block an attempt by Sprint and T-Mobile US to buy spectrum together in the incentive auction that will transfer airwaves from broadcast TV stations to cellular carriers next year. Announced on Friday, Wheeler’s proposal seeks to help...
If the robots take over, at least Elon Musk will be able to say “I told you so.” The billionaire inventor loves to make the impossible possible, but he is deeply afraid of artificial intelligence (AI). On Twitter this weekend, Musk said that “we need to be super caref...
The Department of Transportation is drafting a proposal that could prevent airlines from allowing passengers to make in-flight cell phone calls, The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday. In-flight calls are not currently allowed, but that could change soon because of a proposal by Fe...
After complaints about a program that offers cheap Internet service to poor people, Comcast on Monday announced it will provide “up to six months” of free Internet to new subscribers and an “amnesty” program for families with unpaid bills. Comcast’s Intern...
Content recommendation engine Taboola has acquired Perfect Market, which develops a publisher-side solution designed to improve engagement, driving traffic, and monetization. Taboola CEO Adam Singolda wouldn’t disclose the deal’s terms, though he said it was a mix of cash and stock. Wi...
Square is on a mission to diversify, and it’s turning to the red-hot food delivery industry to do so. The payments company run by CEO Jack Dorsey plans to announce this week that it has acquired San Francisco-based Caviar, according to a person familiar with the deal. Caviar runs a ser...
Are you ready for some football? Because Microsoft most certainly is. To go along with the introduction of a new NFL app for Xbox One and Windows 8, the software giant has also revealed how it plans to help professional coaches and players during games. As part of an ongoing partnershi...
A Kickstarter project to create a batch of potato salad closed this weekend. Potato Salad was successfully funded at $55,492, or $55,482 more than its original goal of $10. The creator, Zack Danger Brown of Columbus, Ohio, has promised to fulfill all of the Kickstarter’s rewards ...
Sick of virtual assistants like Siri mangling your searches? Well, the new Ooloo app for iOS and Android dispenses with voice recognition and just sends your request to an actual human being. Ooloo, which has been spun off from online backup service IDrive, will have staff on hand 24/7...
If you live in Illinois, you can say ‘Nope. That’s illegal.’ The state’s governor signed a bill into law two years ago this week that forbids such a request. What about the rest of us who may not have legal protection? Simple. Say no to the job altogether. Password Protection Being ask...
Over the next 18 months, proposed and pending mergers and acquisitions are going to completely change the media landscape. Even if only a few of them are completed, the impact will be felt across the value chain, Hollywood will be shaken to its core and we will live in a very different...
Facebook has released the first big update to its Slingshot photo messaging app, which launched last month. Now, you’ll be able to reply to friends’ reactions to your photos and videos with a reaction of your own. Similar to Snapchat, Slingshot allows you to draw on photos and add text...
US Computer Emergency Response Team, in cooperation with the Secret Service and researchers at Trustwave’s Spiderlabs, have issued an alert about a newly identified variant of malware installed on point-of-sale (POS) systems that was used in a series of recent attacks by cyber criminal...
Apple has apparently turned on its new content-delivery network, and is reportedly paying Comcast and other big ISPs to move hardware into their data center and build direct interconnects to their networks. This is the exact same evolution that Netflix has been going through, building ...
Now that it’s been over a year since the Snowden leaks, you might’ve thought that all of the insane NSA revelations had been revealed. Not so! Foreign Policy just published a fascinating and exhaustive list of every patent ever awarded to the spy agency. And one of its late...
Sprint isn’t the only company trying to buy T-Mobile US. Iliad, a telecom in France, “has made an offer for T-Mobile US in a bold bid to counter an offer for the country’s fourth-largest wireless carrier by Sprint,” The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. ...
Samsung’s streaming internet radio service Milk has been free of advertising since its launch, though as part of a new update has added the option to pay to skip more tracks and download music to play without an internet connection. The new “premium service” runs $3.9...
Danish researchers just created the Usain Bolt of networks. A team from the Technical University of Denmark used a single multi-core optical fiber to transfer 43 terabits per second, making it the world’s fastest fiber network. I’d say it makes Google Fiber look like 1996 A...
It’s not uncommon for companies to arrive to the mobile market late. Sound identification service Shazam wasn’t late to mobile; it was late to the desktop. The company’s audio tagging technology has operated solely from Shazam mobile apps since 2008 (before that, it was a d...
When you think of the billions of people worldwide who don’t have internet access, you probably think of people living in very remote areas, where it simply isn’t available. But even though only a third of the people in the world are connected to the internet, 85-percent of the world’s...
If you’ve heard of Runtastic, it probably means you’re something of a jock: The company got its start building running apps for tracking your distance, pace, et cetera. For the past two years, though, it’s been making all sorts of gear to go with it, including a GPS w...
The National Football League (NFL) announced in-game player tracking technology today for 17 stadiums for the 2014 season. And, while limited to a little more than half the buildings in the league, the NFL is doing things differently than other leagues. RFID tracking chips will be plac...
When pricing information for the closed beta of Sony’s PlayStation Now streaming service leaked last month, many PS4 owners were up in arms over prices of up to $30 for 90-day rentals of games like Final Fantasy XIII-2, which sell new on disc for roughly half that price. While So...
Computer users pass around USB sticks like silicon business cards. Although we know they often carry malware infections, we depend on antivirus scans and the occasional reformatting to keep our thumbdrives from becoming the carrier for the next digital epidemic. But the security proble...
If you’re a regular use of Google Chrome, you probably know that you can perform Google searches directly in the browser’s “Omnibox” – that text box at the top of your screen that shows a website’s URL. But did you know that you can also add other site-specific search engines to that b...
Instagram is taking on Snapchat by turning your best friends’ faces into the shutter button with Tuesday’s official release of its first standalone app Bolt, but only Singapore, South Africa, and New Zealand will get this initial phase of the iOS and Android rollout. Designed for...
Even Microsoft wants a piece of the development board market made famous by Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Microsoft has teamed up with Intel and hardware maker CircuitCo to design the $300 “Sharks Cove,” now available for pre-order. Described as a “development board that ...
Spotify has updated its iOS app with an equalizer feature that offers 22 audio presets, including electronic, hip-hop, acoustic and classical among other options. The music streaming service is also letting users manually define their own equalizer settings within the app. The update i...
The British Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has started to replace advertising on copyright-infringing websites with official warnings telling users that the site is under criminal investigation. The sites in question are those that have been identified as hosting copyr...
After you’ve finished up with a two-year smartphone contract, one of the easiest ways to save money is to keep your old device and bring it to a compatible carrier with a lower monthly cost. But if your device is carrier locked — and if you bought it on contract from one of the big... ...
In the spirit of such aromatic experiments as Smell-O-Vision and scratch and sniff comes a new technology that seeks to bring aroma to mobile communications. The creators of the oPhone say their device will allow people to send and receive scented messages, just as they do texts or pho...
If humanity hopes to realize its dreams of exploring the stars, we’re going to need to find ways to recreate life on Earth aboard a spaceship. Simply stockpiling enough vital supplies isn’t going to cut it, which is what led Julian Melchiorri, a student at the Royal College...
EA announced a new service called EA Access on Tuesday, which delivers some of its games on the Xbox One at incredibly inexpensive prices. Check it out: EA Access membership unlocks The Vault, a collection of EA’s biggest games on Xbox One ready for you to download and play.  During th...