Hacking a smartphone is easier than you think

When we think smartphone, we think: smart. When we think of someone who leaves the front door of their home with piles of financial and personal information laying about, we think: dumb.

Google sponsors free in-flight WiFi for holiday travelers

Google’s Chrome browser team is teaming up with AirTran, Delta and Virgin America to provide free in-flight WiFi for holiday passengers. 

Google says it "mistakenly" intercepted e-mails and passwords

Google has confirmed that its Street View cars "mistakenly collected" unencrypted WiFi payload data while mapping city streets.

Google Street View scanning broke Canadian law

Canada's privacy commissioner has ticked off Google over its unauthorized collection of personal data with its Street Vew cars, saying it broke local laws.

Verizon releases global mobile hotspot

Verizon's launched the first mobile hotspot to offer data service in more than 200 countries, 120 of those at 3G speeds.

ElcomSoft touts "all-in-one" Wi-Fi cracking platform

ElcomSoft has upgraded its key recovery platform with an integrated wireless sniffer to create an "all-in-one" WiFi cracking package.

JetBlue brings Wifi to its full fleet

JetBlue Airways has become the latest airline to introduce Wifi on all its planes, meaning there's one less place for us all to hide from work.

Outcry as UK watchdog clears Google of snooping

The UK's Information Commissioner has ruled that Google did no harm with its unauthorised collection of Wifi data, a move which has angered privacy campaigners.

New lower-priced Kindle pitched as commodity item

Well, Amazon may have sold out of the original Kindle, but there's now a replacement. The company has launched two new versions of its e-reader, smaller and lighter than the original.

Barnes & Noble touts WiFi-only Nook

Barnes & Noble has introduced a $150 WiFi-only Nook, while lowering the price of its flagship 3G e-Reader from $260 to $200.

Australia launches police investigation into Google security breach

Australia's attorney general has called for a police investigation of Google's collection of Wifi data by Street View cars.

Google transfers WiFi data to European regulators

European regulators are set to receive data inadvertently collected by Google from unsecured WiFi networks across the Continent.  

Skype enables 3G calling for the iPhone

Skype has released a new version of its iPhone app that allows users to make 3G Skype-to-Skype calls, as well as dial mobile phones and landlines.

Oregon issues restraining order against Google

An Oregon judge has ordered Google to preserve WiFi data that was accidentally collected by the company’s Street View cars.

German official doubts Google's story on illegal data gathering

Google has come under fire from the German government after admitting it has been collecting Wifi data as part of its Street View program for four years.

Germans face fines for leaving Wifi unsecured

German internet users face a 100-euro fine if they leave their wireless connection unsecured, following a ruling from the country's top criminal court.

Hacked Archos 5 Internet tablet runs Maemo

An intrepid team of hackers has deployed openAOS dualboot to run Nokia's Maemo on the Android-based Archos 5 Internet Tablet and Internet Media Tablet (IMT).

Borders launches $150 Kobo eReader

Borders has entered the rather crowded eReader space with the launch of a $150 device dubbed "Kobo."

Is the Android-powered Aigo an iPad killer?

The Android-powered Aigo tablet boasts a 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor and features Nvidia's Tegra 2 graphics chipset. But does the Aigo have what it takes to be an Apple iPad killer?

WiFi-enabled TVs to explode by 2014: report

Last year, fewer than 5 million TV sets shipped in the US had Wi-Fi connectivity features. That number is set to grow to over 60 million units in the next 4 years, according to a new report from In-Stat.