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  • Espresso finally arrives on the ISS

    24 November 2014, 5:05 pm by: Chris Davies

    ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoferetti has made it to the International Space Station along with the rest of Expedition 42, but it may be the Italian's luggage that prompts the most excitement on the orbiting research platform. Among the equipment being brought…
  • FCC: T-Mobile to show honest stats on speed tests

    24 November 2014, 4:28 pm by: Nate Swanner

    With most data plans, throttling is something we all have to live with. At some point in the month, you might hit a threshold that downshifts your downloads, but to what extent? Most are left guessing at why that video won’t load, frustrated by the entire…
  • Watchmakers going after pirated smartwatch faces

    24 November 2014, 4:01 pm by: Nate Swanner

    A word of caution: if you’ve fallen head over heels for a smartwatch face recently, it might be time to reevaluate your admiration. How your smartwatch looks, at least when it’s not doing smartwatch-y things, may soon change. While we like smartwatches for…
  • Verizon’s Moto X Android Lollipop release Benchmarked

    24 November 2014, 3:24 pm by: Chris Burns

    This morning the 4G LTE Verizon version of the Motorola Moto X from 2014 has an update rolling out across the United States. This update is for the system software, bringing this unit's OS up to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Users have seen this update appearing as…
  • Android Auto hands-on: Promising but patchy flexibility

    24 November 2014, 3:14 pm by: Chris Davies

    We've heard plenty about Apple's CarPlay, but what about Android Auto? Finally getting its moment in the spotlight now that Android 5.0 Lollipop is arriving, the dashboard-takeover isn't actually available on any production car quite yet, but I was able to…
  • Sony’s own Backup & Restore app hacked, taken over

    24 November 2014, 2:12 pm by: Nate Swanner

    When you have a smartphone, you’d like to trust that the apps coming straight form the manufacturer of that phone are secure. More to the point, you’d probably safely assume any software designed to access your information stored in your phone would be…
  • Regin malware: three things you need to know

    24 November 2014, 1:46 pm by: Chris Burns

    Today the folks at Symantec have reported their discovery of the malware known as Regin. This software is detected by Symantec and Norton products as "Backdoor.Regin", and it seems clear that given the complexity of the hack, a nation state is likely…
  • Cyanogen ‘Themes’ launcher is official

    24 November 2014, 1:20 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Cyanogen has announced their Themes app, a means of true device customization for the everyman. With Themes, you can actually customize your device as you like, with just about every aspect of your interaction being swappable. The granular controls even reach…
  • Face to face with the Devil: Rare anglerfish caught on tape

    24 November 2014, 1:11 pm by: Chris Davies

    Coming face to tooth-filled face with a deep-sea anglerfish that's more mouth than anything else might not seem like something to celebrate, but it's different when it's one of the first times the fish has been caught on camera. Usually the small predators -…
  • Railgun being proposed for future Army vehicles

    24 November 2014, 1:04 pm by: Nate Swanner

    What will the fighting vehicles of the future look like? Lasers — lots of lasers. Well, if BAE Systems has anything to say about it, we’ll have lasers everywhere. We’ve already heard of Navy trials for testing railguns, and now BAE wants to implement…
  • Star Wars 7 trailer released this week: here’s where [UPDATED: More theaters!]

    24 November 2014, 12:59 pm by: Chris Burns

    This "holiday week-end" you'll be able to see a trailer for Star Wars The Force Awakens, aka Star Wars 7, in select theaters throughout the United States. A limited number of theaters are said to be participating in this "preview" for the film - though we're…
  • Craigslist was down: a short interview with the hacker blamed for it

    24 November 2014, 12:36 pm by: Chris Burns

    Overnight Craigslist experienced some down time in the form of a hacker redirect. Today we've had a short chat with one of the hackers blamed for the mess, along with word on his most recent project as a musician called YTCracker - a project we've also covered…
  • Nexus 6 teardown: screwed and glued, but easy to fix

    24 November 2014, 12:22 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Now that the Nexus 6 has been out for a bit, it’s time for a teardown. As they almost always do, iFixit is here to gently pry open and disembowel the latest from Google and Motorola. Like a surgical procedure for the technologically macabre, a teardown gives…
  • iPhone 6 for Christmas? You and 56.7m others says analyst

    24 November 2014, 11:50 am by: Chris Davies

    iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales will spike dramatically to more than 56.7m units, one analyst has predicted, though there may be a post-New-Year hangover in early 2015 when demand drops considerably. Apple's smaller of the two flagship smartphones will lead…
  • T-Mobile makes Google Music free to stream with 26 other services

    24 November 2014, 11:27 am by: Chris Burns

    This week T-Mobile is bringing the heat with an extension on their Music Freedom service which allows users to stream music without added data costs. That means that the music service you use to stream music - the app that probably uses the MOST data on your…
  • Galaxy S6 details: turning Samsung’s mobile fortunes

    24 November 2014, 10:54 am by: Chris Burns

    If today's report on the sales of the Galaxy S5 are true, Samsung's next release will need to be a doozy. We previously had a chat on what Samsung was potentially getting into with the Galaxy S6 - how they may be working on a "Project Zero", a reboot of the…
  • Tesla battery talks with BMW continue says Musk

    24 November 2014, 10:37 am by: Chris Davies

    Tesla and BMW continue to have discussions around potential collaborations on batteries, charging stations, and lightweight car components, Elon Musk has confirmed, though the EV firm maintains the talks are still "casual" at this stage. "We are talking about…
  • Galaxy S5 sold 40% less than Samsung planned tip insiders

    24 November 2014, 9:56 am by: Chris Davies

    Samsung reportedly sold 40-percent fewer Galaxy S5 smartphones than the company had expected, a huge and unexpected drop versus the previous Galaxy S4, leaving handsets piled up in warehouses and putting executives at risk. The South Korean firm had been…
  • New NotCompatible malware targeting Android devices

    24 November 2014, 8:10 am by: Shane McGlaun

    The first time we heard of the Android malware called NotCompatible was back in 2012 when it surfaced and spread via hacked websites. A new version of NotCompatible is now making the rounds and it has the potential to target enterprise networks. The latest…
  • Sonim XP6 rugged smartphone supports LTE and PTT

    24 November 2014, 7:50 am by: Shane McGlaun

    AT&T has a new rugged smartphone that is aiming directly at workers in the field that need a device that can stand up to harsh working conditions. The smartphone is called the Sonim XP6 and it runs the Android operating system and has a physical keypad. It's…
  • Huawei Honor 6 Plus shows up at TENAA with two rear cameras

    24 November 2014, 7:30 am by: JC Torres

    After just unveiling the Ascend Mate7 last September, it seems that Huawei is gearing up for yet another smartphone launch, at least based on this TENAA sighting and a teaser for the company's own Weibo account. This time, however, it won't be much of a big…
  • Craigslist taken offline by hacker

    24 November 2014, 7:10 am by: Shane McGlaun

    Craigslist is a site where people run ads for all sorts of items they want to sell, jobs, and a plethora of other strange listings and personals. Millions of folks use the site each month and if you frequent Craigslist and were unable to get on the site…
  • Hush smart earplugs block out unwanted sounds while still letting you hear

    24 November 2014, 6:50 am by: Shane McGlaun

    There are many reasons that people need earplugs, and not all of them are reasons you might expect. People need earplugs in very loud situations, such as shooting guns or at a loud racetrack for sure, but there are other reasons in the home that people use…
  • UK gets its first human, food waste powered bus

    24 November 2014, 6:30 am by: JC Torres

    The "poo bus". OK, cue all dirty jokes and puns you might have been inspired to make from this, but this is a rather serious endeavor, but one that will still have some people raising their eyebrows or twitching their noses at the idea. Over at Bristol in the…
  • Intrinsyc rolls out new dev platform with Snapdragon 810 CPU

    24 November 2014, 6:10 am by: Shane McGlaun

    Developers looking to develop new hardware and software on a platform using the latest Qualcomm 64-bit CPU have three new development platforms available from Intrinsyc. The three dev kits are very different in form factor, but use some of the same hardware…
  • Google Shopping to offer more details in search results

    24 November 2014, 5:50 am by: JC Torres

    Yep, it's that time of the year again. More than just the turkeys and family reunions, a lot of people in the US are looking forward to (or, conversely, dreading) the days that immediately follow as auspicious times to buy those gadgets you've been waiting all…
  • Snapjet prints your phone photos without wires or apps

    24 November 2014, 5:30 am by: JC Torres

    Despite the growing number of smartphone photography enthusiasts, there is also a growing resurgence in interest with "instant film" printing started by Polaroid. There are many solutions out there, ranging from a dedicated camera, a bulky photo printer, or an…
  • Symantec discovers highly sophisticated Regin spyware

    24 November 2014, 5:10 am by: JC Torres

    Malware, even the spying kind, isn't uncommon, but it is quite rare to come across something as complex, modular, sophisticated, and long-lasting as the Backdoor.Regin that Symantec uncovered. This particular Trojan has managed to evade detection and forensic…
  • Alienware Alpha ships, still no SteamOS in sight

    24 November 2014, 4:50 am by: JC Torres

    Those who have pre-ordered Alienware's foray into the almost oxymoronic realm of "living room PC gaming" now have something to look forward to in the coming days. Dell has announced that the Alienware Alpha is now shipping to those early adopters and can also…
  • Elon Musk teases SpaceX’s “X-Wing” grid fins

    24 November 2014, 4:30 am by: JC Torres

    No, this doesn't mean that SpaceX's next spacecraft will be a starfighter from Star Wars. After all, these hypersonic grid fins make the Falcon 9-R look nothing like the almost iconic rebel ship. They do, however, still play a pivotal role, no pun intended.…

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