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.

The new Nike+ Fuelband SE looks good but doesn't do much

Pre-ordering is the new ordering. And so it goes with Nike's latest version of its activity tracking device which won't be available until November 6, but is ready for order now. How will it fare against the likes of Jawbone, Fitbit, smartwatches, Adidas and Garmin? I get tired thinking about it.

Report: LG prepping a curved Android phone

LG is reportedly prepping a new Android smartphone dubbed the G Flex.

Nokia's Lumia 1520: the Windows Phone Phablet (Phtooey?)

The Nokia Lumia 1520 seems to be on track to debut on October 22 at a special Nokia event in Abu Dhabi. It's expected to go on sale in the US in the second week of November. It will be the first Windows "phablet" if rumors are right.

World Record Broken for Wireless Data Transmission: 100 Gbit/s

Cheaper is better, as this technology promises. And it could replace cable expansion of networks across waterways, the last mile to the home, and other areas where a line of sight laser system, such as this, is more economical.

Chromecast tops the sales charts on Amazon

We were ecstatic to find out that Chromecast is the biggest seller in Amazon's electronics store. This is because we are big fans of the device. So, no surprise to us.

Allwinner details ARM roadmap

Chinese chip maker Allwinner has published a roadmap detailing its upcoming ARM-based processors, including the dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 chip for entry-level tables and the A80 octa-core SoC for higher-end devices.

NASA scientist quits job to make Halloween costumes

We can't think of a better reason to quite your space job than creating tee shirts with smartphone app animations. They are pretty awesome.

Apple has its own blue screen of death (BSOD): finally!

Microsoft is definitely toast. We are truly in the post-PC era because when phones start to die on us like this, who needs a PC? Everything old is new again. iWorks and iCould synching may be to blame. Schadenfreude iPhone haters!

Getting out of shared endorsements in Google ads

Google has made Google+ very difficult to avoid. Now, it is leveraging Google+ to get you more involved in selling its ads. Opting out is pretty simple. But, you need to work at it.

Does a Chromebook replace a laptop?

You betcha! Here's 7 reasons why you should take the leap of faith and own one of these suckers, too.

Facebook and Google want you to shill for their advertisers

The great thing about social networks is that everyone on them is susceptible to becoming Soylent Green for advertisers. Facebook really doesn't give a damn about your privacy. Google just announced that it will take your Google+ reviews and chuck them up in ads. You won't care because fake friends are so much easier than real friends.

Acer debuts $250 Haswell Chromebook

Acer has debuted a $250 Chromebook powered by an Intel Celeron 2955U Haswell processor. The new Chromebook - which boasts an extended battery life of 8.5 hours - is loaded with 4GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display.

Report: Several top websites use device fingerprinting to secretly track user

A new study by KU Leuven-iMinds researchers has uncovered that 145 of the Internet’s 10,000 top websites track users without their knowledge or consent. The websites use hidden scripts to extract a device fingerprint from users’ browsers. Device fingerprinting circumvents legal restrictions imposed on the use of cookies and ignores the Do Not Track HTTP header. The findings suggest that secret tracking is more widespread than previously thought.