Wikipedia founder brands 'right to be forgotten' censorship "immoral"

The founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, has branded the EU’s Right to be Forgotten ruling as a “deeply immoral” censorship and dangerous step towards the “sanitisation of human knowledge.”

No more Charms bar in Windows 9

The Charms bar - handy for touch devices and akward for mouse and keyboard - is to be removed from Windows 9.
Google Fit SDK in preview mode before Fall 2014 launch

Google Fit SDK preview version released

Wearables are the next big thing in mobile accessories, and while they remain unproven as an opportunity, generating more hype than real world success, fitness and health is seen as a driving force behind their adoption.

Parents ignoring teens: driving drunk and texting

A report by Liberty Mutual Holding, an insurance company, says that, ironically, US parents are ignoring their teenage children when it comes to some serious stuff like not dying while driving.

IBM's silicon human brain: more cat and mouse than human

It's smarter than the average chip according to IBM, and can simulate the brain's neurons, doing brain-like stuff without consuming a lot of power.

Biggest recall of flat screens in the US

Vizio has to recall 245,000 displays because they might just fall over. That's not a good thing.

Samsung press event set for September 3 - Galaxy Note the date

The next Note phablet will be revealed at almost exactly the same time it was last year, with the screen size expected to stay the same, but the resolution upped.

Lenovo teams with Hightail to offer cloud services

Hightail for Lenovo app allows files to be sent, shared, signed and stored securely.

The Timex Ironman One GPS+: A Kindle for your Wrist

Based heavily on Qualcomm’s TOC platform and focused on fitness; the soon to be released Timex Ironman One GPS+ is a fascinating product that for many in my age category may be a must have device.

The future of funerals - video will apps, bitcoins and outer space

Technology offers new twists on ways to deal with death and funerals.

Monkey business costs photographer $16,800

British photographer wants monkey to be considered his assistant and copyright reverted back to him.
researchers list the most and least hackable cars at Black Hat

Everything is hackable including your car

This week's Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas has given us 1.3 billion passwords hacked, airplanes hackable in the air and now, your car joins the hackable friendly brigade.

Wiki publishes Transparency Report

Wikimedia has published their first Transparency Report detailing requests for information about individuals and takedown requests.
Joshua Rogers teenage hacker find PayPal vulnerability

Now it's PayPal's turn: two factor authentication is hackable

An Australian teenager has found a way to get around a security feature that is offered by PayPal to prevent hackers doing just that.

China bans Apple products; Apple keeps giving them manufacturing business

Irony is a funny thing, unless you are Apple. While Chinese manufacturers reap the benefits of making iPhones and iPads, Beijing is protecting its own markets by banning the very same products as foreign threats to its security.

Apple schedules press event for September 9

It’s official – Apple will be holding a press event on September 9 and they’ll probably talk about new iPhones.

Apple not invited to Chinese procurement party

Apple products have officially been excluded from China’s government procurement list due to claims of hacking and cyber spying.

Apple and Samsung winding down patent wars outside the U.S.

Apple and Samsung have officially agreed to call off their legal dogs – at least outside the U.S.