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.

Microsoft says no to cookies and yes to stalking

Web cookies are nuggets of data that a site stores in your browser and then nibbles on whenever it needs to eat a chunk of your soul. They are not like real cookies with chocolate chips and incur the wrath of privacy advocates and regulators. They are a leftover from the old desktop only Internet and kind of irrelevant to our Internet of things. Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook are among those that want to replace them.

MediaTek eyes ARM Cortex-A50 chips

Earlier this year, Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek announced it was working on designing an ARM Cortex-A15 chip with big.LITTLE technology. This week, MediaTek confirmed it had also licensed ARM's Cortex-A50 technology.

How the Kardashians set out to ruin the iPad 5 launch

The well waxed harpies of reality television may be on Microsoft's payroll because they managed to time the breakdown of ALL of their relationships to coincide with the announcement of a giant nail in the coffin of the PC era. We could have been going: whoa, 64-bit tablets rock. Instead, its all: you go and git on out of there, Bruce, before your facial features are pulled behind your ears.

HP's latest Chromebook is ARM-based

Hewlett Packard (HP) has debuted a new ARM-powered Chromebook.

Solving the internet capacity crunch

With optical fibre networks gradually approaching their theoretical capacity limits, new types of fibres such as multicore fibres have been at the focus of worldwide research to overcome critical capacity barriers, which threaten the evolution of the Internet.

Study: Cybercrime Costs Grow 26%

A big challenge when attempting to drum up support for investments in information security is demonstrating the cost of data breaches and other cybercrimes. But because very few cyber-attack victims have revealed the costs involved, sizing up the potential financial impact is tough. And that can make it ...

Ensuring the Right Security Budget for 2014

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity…” Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities Given the state of budget ...

AVG, Avira and WhatsApp pwned by hacktivists' DNS hijack

The websites of freebie antivirus vendors AVG and Avira as well as mobile messaging service WhatsApp appear to have been hit by a DNS redirection attack today which sent users to pro-Palestinian websites.Visitors to avg.com were greeted by a rendition of the Palestinian national anthem (via an embedded ...