UPS Malware Data Breach

UPS is the latest company to acknowledge major malware breach

UPS is the latest company to acknowledge major malware breach

By about 2 mins ago.

Following the many cases of malware attacks targeting various retail stores to steal personal customer data, including Target, Neiman Marcus, or P.F. Chang’s, UPS is the next in line to acknowledge such a security breach. The Wall Street Journal reports that 51 UPS locations have been hit in a heist where hackers have accessed data for approximately 105,000 customer transactions between January and August.
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Flappy Bird Swing Copters Sequel

The official Flappy Bird sequel is now available for iPhone and Android

By about 37 mins ago.

The official Flappy Bird sequel is now available for iPhone and Android

After pulling the incredibly popular, yet silly, Flappy Bird game from the App Store and Google Play Store, for fear it was too addictive for users, Vietnamese developer Dong Nguyen is back with a similar game for iPhone and Android called Swing Copters. More →

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Hit List

TSA Scanners Security Issues

Researchers can easily fool former TSA X-ray scanners and sneak in dangerous weapons

By about 10 hours ago.

Researchers can easily fool former TSA X-ray scanners and sneak in dangerous weapons

This isn’t the first time someone managed to sneak by a weapon past a TSA Rapiscan full-body X-ray scanner, but Wired reports that scientists have taken the procedure to a new level and have come up with various techniques to completely fool the security device. More →

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Orange is the New Black Torrent Stats

The third most torrented TV show isn’t even on cable

By about 11 hours ago.

The third most torrented TV show isn’t even on cable

Everyone knows that Game of Thrones is once again the most torrented TV show of the year, but could you name the top ten? Peer-to-peer analyst group Tru Optik has compiled a list of the top ten TV show torrents from the second quarter of 2014, and although a majority are predictable, number 3 stands out above the rest. With 60.8 million torrent download, the Netflix original prison dramedy Orange is the New Black has become the third most popular TV show torrent…and it isn’t even on TV. More →

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Game Changers

Who Still Uses BlackBerry

U.K. prime minister explains why he won’t quit BlackBerry

By on August 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

U.K. prime minister explains why he won’t quit BlackBerry

David Cameron just can’t quit you, BlackBerry. In its latest in a series of blog posts touting government officials who still rely on BlackBerry for mobile communications, BlackBerry highlights why U.K. prime minister David Cameron is still sticking with the company despite all the troubles it’s gone through over the past few years. More →

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Sony Selfie Camera Pictures

Someone at Sony actually thought this hideous selfie camera was a good idea

By on August 20, 2014 at 7:10 PM.

Someone at Sony actually thought this hideous selfie camera was a good idea

A new episode in the selfie cultural phenomenon saga has been written – and no, it doesn’t have anything to do with the actual Selfie TV show that’s coming this year – as Sony has apparently decided to green-light a horrendous camera for selfies. The bulky, revolving thing you’ll see at the top is part of an ugly camera that’ll supposedly allow the user to take better selfie photos than other devices. More →

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Brazil: Secret App Ban

Brazil wants Apple and Google to remotely wipe Secret from all iOS and Android devices

By on August 20, 2014 at 6:35 PM.

Brazil wants Apple and Google to remotely wipe Secret from all iOS and Android devices

Secret is a popular iOS and Android social networking app that lets users chat anonymously, but authorities in Brazil aren’t too fond of it. That’s actually an understatement, as a Brazilian prosecutor wants Apple and Google not only to remove the app for their respective app stores for the region, but also to remotely wipe it from the devices on which it’s already installed on in Brazil, Business Insider reports. More →

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Samsung Level Headphones Video

This is how Samsung plans to counter Apple’s big Beats move

By on August 20, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

This is how Samsung plans to counter Apple’s big Beats move

When IFA 2014 begins next month, Samsung is sure to be focused primarily on mobile hardware, but while we wait to see just how big and powerful the Galaxy Note 4 has gotten, let’s take a look at Samsung’s new premium line of Level headphones. Over the past couple of weeks, Samsung has been publishing videos on its YouTube channel highlighting some of the unique features of the new headphones. More →

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Netflix CEO on Net Neutrality

Netflix rails against ISPs even as it agrees to pay off yet another one for better connections

By on August 20, 2014 at 5:25 PM.

Netflix rails against ISPs even as it agrees to pay off yet another one for better connections

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on Tuesday penned an editorial in Wired in which he defended the free Internet and advocated against the FCC’s Net Neutrality proposals, as well as against the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. But even though Hastings is not afraid to vividly voice his concerns – this isn’t the first time he’s written an editorial on these matters – Netflix was apparently forced to ink its fourth interconnect deal in the U.S. to make sure that TWC broadband subscribers who watch Netflix online get a decent experience. More →

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Turn By Turn Navigation iPhone

An ode to turn-by-turn navigation: Making ‘lost’ a foreign concept

By on August 20, 2014 at 4:50 PM.

An ode to turn-by-turn navigation: Making ‘lost’ a foreign concept

Last week, I drove for 11 hours in a vehicle during a single calendar day. I decided to take such an endeavor the evening before, and all told, it took around five minutes to scope out the plan. The morning of, I settled into the adequately posh driver’s seat of a trusty rental car, tossed my iPhone into a Kenu Airframe mount, tapped a few screens, and threw it in drive.

And I knew that absolutely everything was going to be just fine. More →

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iPad Air 2 Specs 2GB RAM

Great news: The next-gen iPad Air might not have miserably wimpy RAM

By on August 20, 2014 at 4:25 PM.

Great news: The next-gen iPad Air might not have miserably wimpy RAM

Specs certainly aren’t everything, but Apple fans should still be relieved to know that the next-generation iPad Air will feature a memory boost up from the 1GB of RAM the first-generation model had. Per MacRumors, Taiwanese publication TechNews is reporting that Apple’s followup to the iPad Air will feature a full 2GB of RAM, which just happens to be the same amount of memory that came with Google’s last Nexus 7 tablet when it was announced more than a year ago. More →

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Google Glass Design Pictures

Google may be working on a version of Glass that you might actually wear

By on August 20, 2014 at 3:50 PM.

Google may be working on a version of Glass that you might actually wear

Google Glass is far from being a ready-for-primetime commercial product, and the wearable device may undergo several changes before it’s sold in stores. In fact, it appears Google is trying to make Google Glass look less like it currently does – something some people wouldn’t want to be caught dead wearing – and more like an actual pair of ordinary glasses. Glass Almanac discovered a patent for a new Google Glass design that makes the gadget more human-friendly. More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

The most brutal Comcast call yet: Customer gets shuffled through 6 reps, issue remains unfixed

By on August 20, 2014 at 3:21 PM.

The most brutal Comcast call yet: Customer gets shuffled through 6 reps, issue remains unfixed

If you thought Ryan Block had a rough time with Comcast customer service then you haven’t seen anything yet. Taking an example from others who have recorded their terrible Comcast customer service experiences and posted them on the Internet, YouTube user Douglas A. Dixon has posted a customer service call that lasted a brutal one-and-a-half hours in which he was shuffled through a whopping six different customer service representatives, none of whom knew how to solve his problem. More →

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