Goodbye Windows XP, hello Windows 8.1 updates: Here's what to know

The apocalypse of Windows XP is inevitable, but word says Windows 8 with a point-one update is better and more convenient for users. Besides, XP users are more vulnerable to security threats now without the custom support. Will old-timers do the shift?

FEATURE April 8, 2014

Tetris game on a skyscraper? Why not, says Philadelphia

Tetris made the Philly night sky spectacular with a large Tetris game played on high-rise Cira Center. Will this event bring back the old video games?

FEATURE April 7, 2014

North Korea rips off NASA's logo but 'NADA' to worry about

Could there really be NADA into this North Korea space agency's choice of acronym and logo, said to be a rip-off of the logo of their opponent NASA? See what their government has to say.

FEATURE April 5, 2014

EU passes net neutrality law - Why can't America do the same?

The European Union passed controversial net neutrality legislation on Thursday. The new law will reportedly guarantee that all Internet traffic is treated equally and thus prevent telecom companies from charging extra for some services. Now that the EU has passed a net neutrality bill, many Americans wonder why a similar bill hasn't been passed in the United States.

FEATURE April 3, 2014

Why Yahoo's full-court security encryption strategy may prove to be a valuable marketing strategy

Yahoo is encrypting everything these days, from search queries to email, citing federal agency spying activities. But it could also be a slick marketing move to lure new users wary and capitalize on the federal government's Internet surveillance and data collection activities.

FEATURE April 3, 2014

Amazon Fire TV vs. Apple TV vs. Google Chromecast: Who will win?

Amazon entered the TV battle royale Wednesday with the introduction of Fire TV, a set-top box complete with a controller. Fire TV costs $99 just like Apple TV, which is significantly more than Chromecast, which goes for just $35. So, which one is best for you?

FEATURE April 3, 2014

Australia's dingo: Not a wolf, not a dog but a distinct species says study

Scientists from Australia have finally proven that the dingo is a separate species from dogs. Thanks to the new findings, the dingo has finally taken its rightful place as a distinct Australian animal.

FEATURE April 2, 2014

200,000 Kids in Britain access porn sites every month: Report

Parents, take heed! Your children might be part of this demographic discovered in a new study in Britain where kids are accessing porn sites.

FEATURE March 29, 2014

Microsoft announces Office for iPad - Here are the 3 best free alternatives

After much ado about nothing, Microsoft finally released Office for iPad. The entire Microsoft Office suite is technically free, but you need to buy a $100 Office 365 subscription to edit the documents at all. What should you do if you don't want to pay that much for Office? Check out the top three free alternatives.

FEATURE March 30, 2014

Facebook buys Oculus VR - Why early backers and fans went nuclear

Not everyone is so happy that Facebook bought Oculus VR. Many of the early backers of the Kickstarter project and fans of Oculus Rift are extremely upset, but why?

FEATURE March 28, 2014

Obama defends NSA spying on Huawei - Furious China demands explanation

President Barack Obama defended an NSA operation that involved hacking into the servers of Huawei to see if the device manufacturer was spying on other countries for the Chinese government. Operation "Shotgiant" also was charged with infiltrating Huawei devices to spy on those who use the company's handsets.

FEATURE March 24, 2014

Happy 8th birthday Twitter - How a micro-blogging site evolved into a social revolution

Twitter celebrated its 8th birthday on Friday with much fanfare. In eight short years, Twitter has revolutionized news, social interaction, protest movements and the way we think. Here is a look back at Twitter's evolution from micro-blogging experiment to social revolution.

FEATURE March 22, 2014

Libratone Loop wireless AirPlay speaker is 360 Scandinavian and fully awesome

The Libratone Loop speaker features an iconic design, beautiful sound and effortless setup. It's the perfect home speaker for small spaces and fans of Scandinavian design.

FEATURE March 16, 2014

WWW turns 25: What will Internet be like in 2025? Experts peer into the crystal ball

A new research has revealed how experts foresee the influence of Internet in our lives come 2025. There is blend of good and bad things seen by the surveyed thinkers.

FEATURE March 12, 2014

Genghis Khan rose to power in Asia...with a little help from the weather gods

Genghis Khan may have had more than a fierce horde of warriors behind his back when he established his empire in Asia. New research has shown that the weather may have played an important part in the rise of the Mongol Empire.

FEATURE March 12, 2014

Snowden speaks out against the NSA at SXSW: Why we should thank him

Edward Snowden appeared via Google Hangouts to address the American people for the first time since his exile in June 2013. Snowden declared that the NSA and other government programs are "setting fire to the future of the Internet." He also promoted the use of encryption, saying that it shouldn't be considered a "black art" anymore.

FEATURE March 12, 2014

Yikes. Another day another asteroid zips past Earth

For the second day in a row an asteroid will narrowly miss Earth, however, NASA does have a plan in place that may some day give a level of protection against the massive destruction that could be caused by a direct hit..

FEATURE March 6, 2014

Is a Tizen takeover imminent? Why Samsung thinks Android should be worried

Tizen is the ultimate darkhorse of the mobile operating system world. It's been undercover for years, but now Tizen is emerging from the shadows. Samsung displayed the OS on several prototype smartphones at MWC 2014, making a convincing argument that Tizen could one day overtake Android.

FEATURE March 2, 2014

Oh, the nerve!: GCHQ used the webcam to spy on Yahoo chat users when they were nude

If you have been having some sexy chats over Yahoo in the last few years, the GCHQ of Britain might have your nude photo on file. The NSA might have access to it, too.

FEATURE March 1, 2014

Yahoo! Would you look at that? GCHQ watches webcam chats and sees a lot of nudity

Spy agencies don't knock. With the help of the NSA, GCHQ spies have gained access to 1.8 million users' Yahoo webcam chats, including those of users stripping down on camera for each other.

FEATURE February 28, 2014

Happy Birthday Web, you're 25: 9 in 10 Americans love being on the Internet

The Web has just turned 25. However, even now 1 in 10 Americans chooses to ignore the Internet and instead of being on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube all day, they probably prefer sending out mail the old-fashioned way.

FEATURE February 27, 2014

Google Glass battles bar fights and driving bans

Google Glass isn't exactly getting a warm reception from the outside world. One Glass wearer got into a bar fight recently and now several states are moving to ban wearing Glass while driving.

FEATURE February 26, 2014

Will Microsoft axe the Nokia X Android lineup?

After months of speculation, Nokia finally announced its line up of Android-based smartphones. The Nokia X, X+ and XL are interesting, low-end smartphones, but will Microsoft keep them around?

FEATURE February 27, 2014

It's a post-Snowden world - Blackphone debuts at MWC 2014

For months, rumors of a so-called "NSA-proof" smartphone called the Blackphone swirled around the Internet. On Monday, the privacy-oriented Blackphone debuted at MWC 2014.

FEATURE February 26, 2014

Is that all you've got? Samsung Galaxy S5 falls short

The Samsung Galaxy S5 debuted at MWC 2014 and for the first time in a long time, it fell short of expectations. Although it included several interesting new features, the Galaxy S5 did not live up to the hype or the rumors prior to its launch.

FEATURE February 25, 2014

Sony makes a grand entrance at MWC 2014 with the Xperia Z2, M2 and Z2 tablet

Sony announced the Xperia Z2 and Xperia M2 smartphones at MWC 2014 on Monday. The company also introduced the Xperia Z2 tablet.

FEATURE February 24, 2014

Twitter decoded: Study classifies tweets into six types...which type are you?

A new study has identified the six basic conversational archetypes that make up all of Twitter, namely, Polarized Crowd, Tight Crowd, Brand Clusters, Community Clusters, Broadcast Network, and Support Network.

FEATURE February 24, 2014

Wearable tech boom? Not just yet

The recent introduction of Google Glasses and the rumored debut of Apple's iWatch have tech experts now predicting that we are entering a new era in technology. The new market is loosely defined as the "wearable technology" or "wearables" market.

FEATURE February 22, 2014

Map of human genetic history: An ancient mystery answered, maybe

Geneticists at Oxford University, University College London and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany had published a report, "A Genetic Atlas of Human Admixture History,", which is an analysis of the blending of people in human populations around the world. They noted historical events in our own and our ancestors' DNA. They used DNA to characterize significant historical blending events, and identified 100 historical events of human contact over the last 4,000 years.

FEATURE February 17, 2014

Syrian Electronic Army strikes again. Victim: Forbes. Reason: Hate

Forbes did not receive love on Valentine's Day as the Syrian Electronic Army has hacked its website.

FEATURE February 19, 2014

Nothing iconic about Verizon Nokia Lumia Icon

Microsoft has announced the availability of its newest smartphone for Verizon customers. The Nokia Lumia Icon is available for pre-order now and will be available in the United States on Feb. 20.

FEATURE February 13, 2014

Microsoft's new marketing blitz: Offer rotten apple to iPhone users

Microsoft has launched a promo that Apple and Samsung smartphone owners might consider.

FEATURE February 7, 2014

Creation versus Evolution Debate: Bill Nye-Ken Ham verbal duel ends in stalemate

Hundreds of thousands of people were glued to the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham in Kentucky on creation versus evolution.

FEATURE February 5, 2014

Happy Birthday Facebook, you're 10: The journey so far

Facebook turns 10 today. Is it heading for doomsday or will it retain its swagger in the social network world for the next 10 years?

FEATURE February 4, 2014

Henry Molaison's (or HM) brain digitized to show how amnesia affects the brain

One of the most famous brains in the field of neuroscience, the brain of "H.M." was dissected into 2,401 slices in 2009. Now, the researchers have published their findings.

FEATURE January 29, 2014

Facebook scammers make profit from your Likes: Here's how

Cyber crooks posted a picture of a girl battling cancer on Facebook to farm for likes. Here's the twist - the photo is already a few years old and the girl, already cancer-free.

FEATURE January 22, 2014

Homeland Security agents haul out Google Glass Explorer from Ohio theater on suspected bootlegging

It was a Saturday night at the movies gone bad for a Google Glass Explorer as a team of Homeland Security personnel dragged him out of the theater and questioned him about the wearable technology he is using.

FEATURE January 22, 2014

iPhone 5s failed to be what Blackphone claims to be: NSA-proof

New player Blackphone promises to shield users from hackers and snooping programs of the NSA. This is something Apple should have done with the iPhone 5s. Make it NSA-proof.

FEATURE January 21, 2014

Are wireless carriers really losing $33 billion to WhatsApp and do they care?

WhatsApp is killing regular SMS, but many wireless operators won't care.

FEATURE February 28, 2014

Antarctica robot discovers new species of upside-down sea anemone underwater

Scientists exploring the currents underneath the Rose Ice Shelf in Antarctica have stumbled onto a new species of sea anemone that had tentacles, burrowed upside down in the ice, and glowed orange.

FEATURE January 17, 2014

Net neutrality is dead but FCC isn't worried: Why?

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is committed to exhausting all means to ensure that the Internet will remain open and free.

FEATURE January 17, 2014

Yahoo launches Digital Magazines on tech and food

Yahoo has launched two digital magazines - Yahoo Tech and Yahoo Food - to cater to mainstream audience, at CES 2014.

FEATURE January 8, 2014

2014 International CES: Top trends to watch out for

We list down some of technologies to expect in the upcoming 2014 International CES.

FEATURE January 5, 2014

Top 7 things to expect at 2014 International CES

With the 2014 International CES all set to officially open on Tuesday, Jan. 7, in Las Vegas, Nevada, here are the top 7 things to watch out for.

FEATURE January 5, 2014

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