So you have an air-gapped computer, or unconnected to the Internet, and you think your data is secured just because it’s not accessible online? In most cases that might be true, but that’s not 100% accurate. There are ways to steal information from computers that are not connected to the web, and smart hackers will not stop looking for such tricks. The newest such malware would let attackers steal information from supposedly secure computers with the help of the sound made by its fans and processor. More →
We’ve been educated to expect after the credits scenes in all sorts of movies, but especially superhero films. If you’re a Marvel universe fan, then you know better than to leave the theater once the credits start rolling. Some of the good stuff – teasers at what’s to come in upcoming pictures – will happen during and/or after the credits in Marvel movies. Very rarely, trailers will get a similar treatment. And by very rarely we mean almost never. It probably only happens if Deadpool is involved.
You probably don’t know it, but you may have been using your Chase Amazon Visa credit card rewards all wrong. Luckily, there’s a way to fix all that, and make the most of your Amazon purchases. More →
No one is safe on the internet these days, not even the savviest users who sit atop powerful tech companies. After hackers successfully hit Mark Zuckerberg’s Pinterest account earlier this month, they hacked Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Quora account. More →
Wow, simply wow! If you haven’t seen the grand finale of Game of Thrones’ season 6, drop whatever you’re doing and watch it. It’s one of the best episodes of the entire show, and probably the best in the season, although episode 9 will give it a run for its money. I’ll spoil this for you right here, right now: Winter is no longer “coming.” Because you knew that already. Winter is here!
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There’s no doubt about the fact that Google will have to launch at least one new Nexus smartphone this year. It’s the only way for the company to show what Android N can do – to customers, developers, and OEMs. In fact, at this point, there’s no way for Google to launch a major Android release and not make a Nexus phone. But unlike in previous years, 2016 might mark the year when Google launches both Nexus devices and a Google-branded phone that wants to be an iPhone killer of sorts. The device would go head-to-head against Apple’s iPhone 7.
The successor of the Galaxy Note 5 will be called Galaxy Note 7, recent leaks have shown, as Samsung is going for a uniform naming scheme – the same number in its Galaxy S and Note flagships is supposed to enforce the idea that both devices represent last-generation smartphones and the best handsets in Samsung’s lineup. But regardless of what Samsung ends up calling its phablet family this year, the phone should be an absolute monster in terms of hardware. A couple of recent leaks indicate the phone will be faster and better than anything the competition has to offer. And it could probably beat many laptops and desktops when it comes to overall performance. More →
Elon Musk keeps warning us that artificial intelligence is a real threat, but he’s also contributing to the evolution of machines. Sure, he might not be doing the real coding, but the smart Tesla cars that will be able to drive themselves around town in the following years will have to be programmed to handle a particular type of emergency: hitting a pedestrian or saving the lives of the passengers inside the vehicle.
Google is getting closer and closer to the moment diehard Android fans are waiting for, the official release of Android N to supported Nexus devices. Google already explained at I/O 2016 the new features of this new Android release, but it didn’t reveal everything there is to it.
While Android N will still be baked using Google’s tried and tested Material Design, a report details a change we didn’t see coming: new navigation buttons. Yes, you’re probably going to hate it, at least until you get used to it. More →
There’s much ado about a certain headphone jack these days. The iPhone 7 is expected to ditch the standard 3.5mm port, just like Motorola’s 2016 flagship devices that were announced a few weeks ago. But not all phones will stop supporting the audio standard, and at least one of the two upcoming HTC-made Nexus devices is rumored to have a headphone jack. In fact, a new leak gives us a preview of the rumored hardware of the smaller 2016 HTC Nexus handset. More →
One of the best or worst features of Uber is surge pricing. For drivers, it means higher payouts. For customers, it means knowing when to hail an Uber. However, Uber is about to move away from overt surge pricing, in favor of just showing upfront fares. More →
The iPhone 7 won’t be out for three more months, and most reports already say it’ll be a “boring” upgrade over the iPhone 6s when it comes to overall design. The many leaks that hit the web revealed the main differences between the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s. But in addition to fueling the passion of iPhone fans, these leaks are also helping Chinese knock-off makers come up with iPhone 7 clones a lot faster than expected. More →