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Ben Zigterman

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iPad Vs. Galaxy Tab Vs. Kindle Fire

After all this time, Apple’s iPad is still the most beloved tablet

May 7th, 2014

Despite an onslaught of competititon, Apple’s iPad received the highest marks on the latest J.D. Power tablet satisfaction survey. According to the survey of over 2,500 tablet users, the iPad ranked first in every category except price and its overall satisfaction score of 830 out of 1,000 beat Samsung at 822, Asus at 820, Amazon …

Dropbox security vulnerability

Major Dropbox vulnerability revealed – and has already been patched

May 6th, 2014

In a blog post early Tuesday morning, Dropbox revealed a vulnerability with its shared links. The popular cloud storage company said that shared links to some documents could be unintentionally revealed to “unintended recipients.” Thankfully, Dropbox says it doesn’t think the vulnerability has been exploited, and it has already been addressed.

Apple iWatch Rumored Features

Apple’s iWatch ambitions may just be getting started

May 5th, 2014

Apple has long been rumored to be working on an iWatch, and today a report from Reuters appears to confirm many of these rumors. According to one “mobile health executive” who recently met with Apple, the company “has aspirations beyond wearable devices, and is considering a full health and fitness services platform modeled on its …

What Are Mesh Networks Used For

Why Mesh networks look like the wave of the future

May 2nd, 2014

If you want to connect to the Internet today, you need to connect to one of the major ISPs, such as Comcast, Verizon, or AT&T. These companies are not exactly everyone’s favorites, but what if you could connect to the internet by connecting to a network of nearby computers instead? Well, that’s the idea behind mesh networking, a …

Heartbleed bug: how two Steves protect the Internet

Meet the two men responsible for protecting the Internet

May 2nd, 2014

Last month, the Heartbleed bug was revealed as a major vulnerability in the world’s most popular encryption method, OpenSSL. Since Heartbleed was uncovered, we still don’t know too much about the people behind OpenSSL. To find out more, BuzzFeed has written a great profile of the two guys named Steve who basically control OpenSSL. Steve Henson, a 46-year-old …

iBeacon sunglasses Tzukuri use Bluetooth Low Energy

These sunglasses alert your iPhone when you’ve left them behind

April 30th, 2014

With iOS 7, Apple introduced iBeacons, a protocol that uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to determine your location down to within a couple feet. We’ve already seen some innovative uses of iBeacons — for example, Major League Baseball uses it within its stadiums, while Apple uses iBeacons in its retail stores to alert customers about discounts …

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini rumored to be water resistant

Samsung’s S5 mini is rumored to get one of the S5’s key features

April 29th, 2014

Along with the Galaxy S5, Samsung also is rumored to be launching two sidekicks to the S5: the Mini and the Zoom. On Tuesday, GSMPedia picked up some more information on what we can expect from the Mini. As expected, it will feature bumped-down specs from the S5, including a 4.5-inch 326 PPI display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 …

Google self-driving car update

Video: Google’s self-driving car is closer than ever to becoming a reality

April 28th, 2014

The last time Google’s self-driving car team checked in with us over a year ago, when it announced Google’s cars had driven more 300,000 accident-free miles. Today, the team announced in a blog post that the cars have now driven over 700,000 miles. The team has been focused on improving the self-driving cars in cities rather than on freeways, mostly testing this in …

Northern Lights Time Lapse Video

Video: Watch this incredible time lapse of the northern lights

April 25th, 2014

Photographer Alexis Coram took a trip to Alaska earlier this year and ended up capturing one of the most impressive videos of the northern lights that we’ve seen. The northern lights occur when charged particles of the sun enter Earth’s atmosphere and can usually only be seen from the higher latitudes, which is why most of …

Samsung Vs. Xiaomi Smartphone Sales

Samsung now has another company to fear besides Apple

April 23rd, 2014

Right now, the smartphone market is essentially split between Samsung and Apple, with all other companies struggling to make a profit. However, this could soon change, as Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is hoping to shake things up with its dirt-cheap smartphones that actually sport fairly impressive specs. For example, it’s flagship Mi3 smartphone features a …