BlackPhone Encryption Security Bug

Even the most secure Android phone ever had a critical security bug

Even the most secure Android phone ever had a critical security bug

By on January 28, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Marketed as the most secure Android handset available, the BlackPhone wasn’t completely safe from hackers’ attacks, as a recently discovered — and fixed — vulnerability in the phone’s instant messaging application could give them access to encrypted personal data such as messages, contacts and potential control over other “vital functions” of the handset, Ars Technica reports. More →

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Indiegogo Coolbox Smart Toolbox

Meet Coolbox, the smart toolbox you deserve

By on January 28, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Meet Coolbox, the smart toolbox you deserve

People who regularly contribute to crowdfunding projects might remember the Coolest, a smart cooler that managed to become the most funded campaign of all time with almost $13.3 million in pledges. Along similar lines we now have the Coolbox, a different kind of smart toolbox that packs lots of smart features. Listed on Indiegogo, this advanced toolbox  has already smashed through its initial $50,000 goal in just a day, with plenty of time left to raise even more money until the March 12th deadline. More →

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Mass Surveillance vs. Human Rights

In a new report, Europe says mass surveillance threatens human rights

By on January 27, 2015 at 10:15 PM.

In a new report, Europe says mass surveillance threatens human rights

The parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe said in a lengthy report that mass surveillance practices, as thoroughly detailed in many reports following the extensive Edward Snowden leaks, are a fundamental threat to human rights. More →

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Going Clear Scientology Documentary

Explosive documentary shows Scientology may be even creepier than you thought

By on January 27, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

Explosive documentary shows Scientology may be even creepier than you thought

Did you think Scientology was just a goofy fake religion revolving around Xenu and Operating Thetan levels? Well, it turns out the reality behind the Church of Scientology is much darker than that, as evidenced by an explosive new documentary that alleges the church engages in truly vile practices such as child abuse and slave labor. More →

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Boston Yeti Blizzard 2015

Someone dressed up as a yeti is stalking the snow-covered streets of Boston

By on January 27, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

Someone dressed up as a yeti is stalking the snow-covered streets of Boston

How bored is one Boston resident right now? So bored that they’re willing to dress up in a yeti suit and send out pictures of themselves stalking the streets at night on Twitter. More →

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The Man in the High Castle Amazon TV Pilot

Video: New Amazon show wonders what life would be like if Germany won World War 2

By on January 27, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Video: New Amazon show wonders what life would be like if Germany won World War 2

Amazon Studios has an interesting new pilot that’s currently available to Prime members called The Man in the High Castle — based on the Philip K. Dick 1962 novel with the same name and produced by Ridley Scott — that imagines what the U.S. would look like following a different end to World War 2. Instead of the Allies winning the war, the Axis powers have prevailed, dividing America between them. More →

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Louis C.K. Live at the Comedy Store

You can download the new Louis C.K. comedy special for $5 right now

By on January 27, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

You can download the new Louis C.K. comedy special for $5 right now

Even if you’re not a fan of Louis C.K.’s comedy, you have to appreciate what he’s done for the industry as a whole. On the other hand, if you are a fan of Louis C.K., you’re probably going to want to download his latest hour special, which is available now on his site for $5, just like his last special. More →

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Frozen Let It Go School Is Closed Video Parody

Video: Awesome school principal announces a snow day with his own special version of ‘Let It Go’

By on January 27, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

Video: Awesome school principal announces a snow day with his own special version of ‘Let It Go’

Many schools have been closed following blizzard warnings, but we doubt any of those schools announced snow days quite like this.  Moses Brown director of communications and community engagement Adam Olenn suggested the school should do something special for cancelling school this week, and the principal was apparently eager to accommodate his wild plan. More →

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Super Bowl TV Deals

The best TV deals you’ll find ahead of Super Bowl Sunday

The best TV deals you’ll find ahead of Super Bowl Sunday

By on January 27, 2015 at 5:45 PM.

In just a few short days, the biggest television event of the year will be upon us. That’s right — a bunch of very expensive commercials occasionally interrupted by two football teams, one of which just won the Super Bowl last year and another that seems to have cheated its way in. But no matter what you’re watching for, you’re going to want to have a big TV. More →

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The Apple Watch will start shipping in April

By on January 27, 2015 at 5:15 PM.

The Apple Watch will start shipping in April

We finally have confirmation on when you’ll be able to get an Apple Watch. During an earnings call on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple is going to start shipping the highly anticipated Apple Watch starting in April this year. This is a little bit later than some of us were expecting, although it generally lines up with reports we’ve read about Apple retail employees getting training on how to use the device next month so they’ll be set to help interested buyers with it at launch. More →

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Apple Earnings Q1 2015 iPhone Sales

The single most incredible thing about Apple’s world-beating quarter

By on January 27, 2015 at 5:02 PM.

The single most incredible thing about Apple’s world-beating quarter

Yes, it seems that Apple has posted yet another record-smashing earnings report as it generated $74.6 billion in sales and an EPS of $3.06. But there’s one particular number that should really impress us when looking at Apple’s earnings: A huge rise in the average selling price (ASP) for iPhones. More →

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Apple Earnings Q1 2015

Apple posts record-smashing Q1 results as iPhone sales soar

Apple posts record-smashing Q1 results as iPhone sales soar

By on January 27, 2015 at 4:30 PM.

Apple’s results for the fiscal first quarter of 2015 are easily the most hotly anticipated earnings report of the season. On the back of the company’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch in mid-September, the holiday quarter marks Apple’s first full quarter of next-generation iPhone sales. With pent-up demand for iPhones with larger displays and a record holiday shopping season in 2014, expectations were sky-high ahead of Apple’s earnings report on Tuesday evening.

Did Apple deliver? More →

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Super Bowl XLIX Ads: T-Mobile Kim Kardashian

Video: This is T-Mobile’s Super Bowl XLIX ad

By on January 27, 2015 at 4:15 PM.

Video: This is T-Mobile’s Super Bowl XLIX ad

T-Mobile has already posted its short ad for Super Bowl XLIX, in which it uses “famous person” Kim Kardashian West to hilariously advertise the advantages of its “Data Stash” offer that lets subscribers roll over unused data to the next month. More →

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