President Obama Lays Out NSA Reforms, Throws Shade at Snowden

President Obama Lays Out NSA Reforms, Throws Shade at Snowden

Earlier this morning at the Justice Department, President Obama discussed government surveillance in a speech that was as much a defense of the NSA's activities as it was a response to growing discomfort with the agency's surveillance … [Read more...]

Data Breach At Neiman Marcus Took Six Months to Discover

Data Breach At Neiman Marcus Took Six Months to Discover

Six months.  That's how long it took high-end retailer Neiman Marcus to discover that their computer network was penetrated by hackers.  Turns out the retailer didn't realize they had been the victim of cyber crime until mid-December, … [Read more...]

WunderBar IoT Startup Kit Caters to App Developers

WunderBar IoT Startup Kit Caters to App Developers

The average car has more than 400 embedded sensors, the average smartphone has about eight, while homes only have about four.  That's where WunderBar comes in.    The WunderBar, which resembles a Willy Wonka chocolate bar and looks … [Read more...]

Facebook Introduces Trending Topics to Your News Feed, Not Unlike Hashtags

Facebook Introduces Trending Topics to Your News Feed, Not Unlike Hashtags

Today, Facebook launched a new social feature called Trending to all users in the US, UK, Canada, India and Australia. It will roll out to all users in specific countries over the next few weeks, and as the company tests a mobile … [Read more...]

NSA Grabs and Stores Millions of Text Messages Per Day

NSA Grabs and Stores Millions of Text Messages Per Day

The document collection leaked by Edward Snowden continues to bear fruit; a collaborative investigation between The Guardian and the UK's Channel 4 News has revealed that the U.S. government's National Security Agency (NSA) is … [Read more...]

Thanks for the Meme-ories: imgur’s Meme-Making iOS App

Thanks for the Meme-ories: imgur’s Meme-Making iOS App

One of the best/worst things about the Internet these days is the proliferation of running gags and in-jokes—more commonly known as “memes”—that has infested every corner of every site everywhere, always. Is someone marveling at the … [Read more...]

Google Now Comes to Chrome in New Experimental Release

Google Now Comes to Chrome in New Experimental Release

If you're okay with living on the bleeding edge of software, Google has a surprise for you - starting today, you can download a new alpha build of Chrome - dubbed Google Chrome Canary - that comes complete with Google Now, the … [Read more...]

LG G Flex Arriving in America on January 31st, Coming to Sprint for $300

LG G Flex Arriving in America on January 31st, Coming to Sprint for $300

By now, many of you have likely heard of the LG G Flex - LG's latest smartphone built on their flagship G2 flagship Android smartphone that builds upon it in some rather interesting ways, such as its namesake - a curved LED display … [Read more...]

Nokia’s Windows-Style Android UI Appears in Leaked Images

Nokia’s Windows-Style Android UI Appears in Leaked Images

The Nokia-made, Android-powered smartphone codenamed “Normandy” has captured the attention of tech writers on the Internet, and a constant stream of leaks and details is keeping the spotlight on a device that may never even make it to … [Read more...]

Valve Shows Off New Steam Controller Design, Loses Touchscreen But Gains Better Button Layout

Valve Shows Off New Steam Controller Design, Loses Touchscreen But Gains Better Button Layout

Steam-creator Valve has announced a new look for its in-development prototype Steam Controller, as part of its inaugural Steam Dev Days event in Washington this week. The controller is foregoing keeping the previously-teased touch … [Read more...]