Video: LG debuts Firefox OS phone

LG has debuted its very first smartphone powered by Mozilla's Firefox operating system (OS).

Apple makes OS X Mavericks upgrade free

It has been as understated as anything is on an Apple launch day, but if you upgrade to OS X Mavericks you won't have to pay a dime. The last time I did an OS X upgrade I had to pay $19. I am free of that shackle. Is this a shot across the bow of Microsoft or is it a reaction to Google's Android? 

Apple launches new iPads; they don't get any cheaper

The iPad Air was launched today and it is lighter and more powerful than its predecessors. Pricing? Same old, same old. The iPad Mini 2 with Retinal Display also made it out the gate but it's going to work out $100 more than the old versions. They will, no doubt, sell like crazy this holiday season, but you might want to think about Amazon and Google and what they have on deck.

Using NFC as a secure smart card reader

IBM scientists have developed a new mobile authentication security technology based on the radio standard known as near-field communication (NFC). The technology provides an extra layer of security when using an NFC-enabled device and a contact-less smart card to conduct mobile transactions.

GigSky gives you free broadband in over 70 countries

The GigSky international SIM card comes with 10 MB of free mobile broadband service the first time travelers land in any of the countries that GigSkye covers.

MK Z1 - a cylindrical Android TV Box

We've covered a number of Android-powered TV boxes in recent months on TG Daily.

HTC treads lightly in smartwatches and goes disruptive on tablets

The company is wary of wearable devices but it will compete with its own device, but it thinks its tablet will be something completely different.

Lenovo's A10 is an Android-powered laptop

Lenovo has debuted the A10, an Android-powered laptop boasting a 10.1-inch touchscreen display (1366 x 768 display), ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor and up to 9 hours of battery life.

John Carmack says Oculus Rift may go Android

When he was the god of code at iD Software, he would have Microsoft's DirectX developers begging him for his support. That was just 3D, now Carmack is going to spice up our reality and he is still the king of gaming.

Twitter quitters: We don't get it

36% of Twitter users don't use their account and 7% have shut down their account according to a recent poll. Doesn't bode well for upcoming IPO.

Chinese couple sell baby for an iPhone

After advertising online since June, the couple managed to quietly give birth and get just over $8,000 for the newborn.   According to the Daily Telegraph:   After a home birth, designed to cover-up the crime, they handed over the baby girl and received a large cash payment into their bank account on the very same day.  

Japanese sushi restaurant serves you to serve yourself

The Japanese really don't like the service industry. This time it isn't robot servers but an automted sushi restaurant where the eaters order from their table, have their food delvered by conveyor belt, and send their dirty dishes back down a chute. If they do a good job, they get to play a game on their little table consoles. 

Nvidia's G-SYNC steps up your display to your graphics card

Display technology hasn't kept up with the improvements in hardware graphics from the likes of companies like Nvidia. So, fully rendered 3D gaming experiences are not all they can be. Now, engineers at Nvidia want to make your display play ball with your graphics hardware to give you the best experience possible.

Researchers debunk Apple's iMessage encryption in wake of NSA leaks

In a presentation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Quarckslab, a research company that specializes in addressing security problems, takes on Apple's assertion that it's iMessage technology can be trusted not to give up its secrets.

Hacked small-businesses often have no place to turn

Participant hold their laptops in front of an illuminated wall at the annual Chaos Computer Club (CCC) computer hackers\\' congress, called 29C3, on December 28, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany. It was March 2010, the height of the financial crisis, and the housing market was in the dumps. Michelle ...

ATM malware coughs up cash on demand

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Obama's Likely Pick for NSA Chief Is a Master Spy. It May Not Be Enough.

Vice Admiral Michael S. Rogers, the odds-on favorite to be nominated by President Obama as the next director of the National Security Agency, has all of the intelligence and military credentials for the position. "A walking resume for this job," said retired Admiral James Stavridis, who recently served ...

Why you must upgrade to Windows 8.1

Microsoft's long gestating Windows 8.1 upgrade is now available for download. Designed to address the concerns of whiners and haters alike, it seems like it is one of those upgrades that is a must have now thing. And, it won't hurt one bit if it takes away the bad taste of Windows 8.

Darter UltraThin is a $900 Ubuntu touchscreen notebook

System76 is currently accepting pre-orders for the Darter UltraThin, a 14-inch notebook pre-loaded with Ubuntu 13.10 (64-bit).

Moto X display goes FTW

Analysts at ABI Research say the display found in the Moto X from Motorola Mobility, a Google company, has the best performance observed in a mobile display to date.