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What'd I miss? Netflix hack pauses playback when you fall asleep

You snooze, you lose, but perhaps not anymore. Netflix hack day attendees discover a way to make playback pause when you fall asleep while watching your favorite shows.

Tech March 2, 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.

Tech March 2, 2014

California drivers less likely to get lost as court allows smartphone map viewing while driving

Texting and talking are still, rightly, a major no-no on California roads, but a court of appeal has ruled checking your phone to see if you are correctly going from point A to B is legal. The court said such use does not conflict with the state's hands free phone use law.

Tech February 28, 2014

Google Hangouts for iOS 7 gets a huge makeover, almost looks as good as the Android app

Google Hangouts for iOS 7 just got a whole lot cooler. The updated app now has animated stickers, a new layout and video messages. The app is also optimized for iPad and matches the hallmarks of iOS 7's beautiful design aesthetic.

Tech March 1, 2014

Mobile gamers play on the cheap, only 0.15 percent account for half of all game sales

With the vast majority of all gamers never spending a nickel after downloading a free game, freemium game publishers have to have a laser-like focus on their target audience to generate any revenue. A report by SWRVE noted that only 1.5 percent of all gamers ever upgrade a free game and less than 1 percent are responsible for most game revenue.

Tech February 28, 2014

Google Verify Apps feature set for big update

Google Verify Apps feature is set to get a big update in the coming weeks.

Tech March 2, 2014

Google Maps now your best guide to buying 'drugs' in Brooklyn

Google Maps is guiding people to the "drug section" in Brooklyn erroneously.

Tech March 1, 2014

Google bringing OK Google voice search to Chrome beta: Most likely won't be useful

Google is attempting yet again to make 'OK Google' voice search relevant, but problems still remain. Unless Google makes it possible for users to use the service directly from the search box within the Chrome browser, instead of visiting Google search page each and every time, typing in the Omnibox will continue to be the best and quickest way to search.

Tech March 1, 2014

Facebook to shut down Messenger for Windows and Firefox and focus on mobile apps

Facebook Messenger is coming to an end so far as Window and Firefox version of the messaging app is concerned. Make way for the future that will be based on mobile devices and apps.

Tech March 2, 2014

Flappy Bird craze refuses to die: At least 1 in 3 latest iOS games is a Flappy Bird clone

It has been the attack of Flappy Bird clones since the death of the popular, simple game. Everyone is tapping and these games keep on coming.

Tech March 2, 2014

Code.org cashes in on Flappy Bird craze: Code your own Flappy game

Tired of Flappy Bird copycats but dreaming of creating your own mobile game? Code.org has launched a tutorial for inspiring coders of the future.

Tech 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.

Tech March 1, 2014

Mojang and Warner Bros. team up to make Minecraft movie

Minecraft is no longer stuck in the video game world, as a movie is currently being planned by Warner Bros.

Tech March 2, 2014

Get a Moov on, people! New fitness tracker acts like a coach

New Moov fitness tracker encourages you to get a move on and start exercising. The new wearable acts like a coach and tells users how to improve their workouts.

Tech February 28, 2014

All-metal Samsung Galaxy F to become Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime?

An all-metal Galaxy phone may be in the works for Samsung as the company is thought to be working on just such a phone that could be dubbed the Galaxy F.

Tech March 2, 2014

Boeing goes from bombers to back pocket with Black smartphone

The crew of a World War II Boeing B-17 bomber might not know what to do with a Boeing smartphone, but the company dipped into its tradition of bringing its crew home safe in developing the Black. The company promises the new phone will protect data in the same way its planes keep its passengers safe.

Tech February 27, 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.

Tech February 28, 2014

Printicular turns your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pictures into frame-worthy photographs

Printicular lets users choose their favorite Facebook, Twitter and Instagram photos and send them to Walgreens to be printed. The app is now available on every mobile platform from iOS and Android, to Windows Phone and BlackBerry.

Tech March 2, 2014

Makerbot Replicator Mini Compact 3D printer goes on pre-order for $1,375

The Makerbot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer may not quite be ready for acceptance by Star Fleet, but for the earthbound the company has started taking pre-orders for its smallest and most affordable 3D printer. Starting price is $1,375.

Tech February 27, 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.

Tech February 27, 2014

Project Ara modular smartphone may cost only $50 if Google gets it way

Project Ara is not dead and Google has announced exciting updates about the modular phones.

Tech February 28, 2014

ReSound LiNX hearing aid can be controlled by iDevices, does not need a separate transceiver

A Danish company has launched ReSound LiNX, a hearing aid product that attempts to make the world sound clearer and better. Yes, it also comes with an iOS application.

Tech February 28, 2014

Boeing's super secure Black smartphone self destructs when tampered

If you are reading this article from a tampered Boeing Black phone, most likely it will self destruct in 3..2..1..

Tech February 27, 2014

Samsung repeats Galaxy S4 storage fiasco: 16GB Galaxy S5 ships with 8.65GB of usable storage

Samsung is committing the same mistake with the storage capacity of the 16GB Galaxy S5 - offering users usable storage that's nearly half of total advertised storage capacity.

Tech February 27, 2014

Google Now Launcher brings Moto magic voice commands to Nexus devices and Google Play editions

Google has released the Google Now Launcher, bringing the exclusive launcher to more devices. The launcher is also giving Google a chance to separate itself from the rest of the smartphone pack.

Tech March 1, 2014

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile will offer Samsung Galaxy S5 in April

The Big 4 in the U.S. - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile - said they will start selling Galaxy S5, Samsung's response to Apple's iPhone 5s, from April.

Tech February 28, 2014

Motorola at MWC 2014: Smartphones are too expensive and wearables 'extremely ugly'

Motorola's senior vice president Rick Osterloh opened Motorola's Mobile World Congress 2014 (MWC 2014) media event by explaining premium smartphones were dead and wearable tech is extremely ugly.

Tech February 27, 2014

Blippar gives Google Glass a whole new perspective with AR and ads

Blippar added image recognition and augmented reality advertising to Google Glass. The app was on display at MWC 2014.

Tech February 28, 2014

After unveiling Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4-inspired Galaxy S5, Samsung plays down design and talks 'evolution'

Samsung explains why the Galaxy S5 doesn't bring a new design to the table.

Tech March 1, 2014

No way Jose - Google says it never bid on WhatsApp

Google Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai denied that Google ever bid on WhatsApp. He said that "reports to the contrary are simply untrue."

Tech February 26, 2014

Attack of the Clones: Goophone S5 is the first Samsung Galaxy S5 clone and it's impressive

The Samsung Galaxy S5 clones are here, and it will cost you only $300 to own one on release day.

Tech March 1, 2014

LINE battles Google Hangouts and Skype with new Internet-based calling service

Internet-based calling is slowly taking over and LINE makes the latest push. The popular Japanese messaging app will be offering VOIP-based calling service, a move that will pose a threat to Skype and Hangouts as well as network operators.

Tech February 27, 2014

Motorola to launch own smartwatch in 2014 to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2

Motorola won't be left out of the smartwatch frenzy and it prepares to get competitive. New reports indicate that Motorola will soon introduce a smartwatch.

Tech February 27, 2014

IBM wants software developers to create apps around Watson: How will it stack up to Siri and Google Now?

After what seemed like forever, IBM is finally pushing Watson commercially. The company has invited developers to create apps using Watson.

Tech February 27, 2014

What's behind the new Samsung Galaxy S5 - Exynos octa or Snapdragon 801?

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will come in two variants: one with Samsung's own new Exynos 5422 octa-core processor and another with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor. Samsung introduced several new Exynos processors on Wednesday at MWC 2014.

Tech February 27, 2014

1.7 billion smartphones to flood market by 2018 as growth tails off

By 2018 1.7 billion smartphones will ship worldwide with Android dominating the market. Yearly shipments will drop in developed countries and carriers and phone makers will have to lower costs to attract customers from emerging markets.

Tech February 26, 2014

Retailers still hesitant as Apple stakes claim on iBeacon

Apple added iBeacon to its MFi program, adding the "Made for iPhone" stamp to all transmitters of the low-power Bluetooth alert system that sends push notifications to shoppers. Meanwhile, retailers still remained hesitant about installing iBeacons in their stores due to the high price of the system.

Tech February 26, 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.

Tech February 26, 2014

High-tech gadgets no help to Mexican cartel leader as cellphone calls help lead to his arrest

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman thought surrounding himself with a technological bubble would keep him safe. However, it instead led to his downfall.

Tech February 26, 2014

Google Glass Explorer attacked by SF bar patrons for not respecting their privacy

Sarah Slocum, a female Google Glass Explorer was mugged at the Molotov's bar in the Bay Area by alleged haters of the wearable technology. While some of the people of the bar were curious about the Glass, a small group of people were not amused that Slocum, accompanied by a male friend, was wearing the device inside the bar.

Tech February 26, 2014

Microsoft plans to challenge YouTube with Dailymotion deal: What needs to be done for this to work

A deal between Dailymotion and Microsoft could mean bad things for YouTube and Google.

Tech February 27, 2014

Scientists create smart condom that matches feeling of unprotected sex

A new type of condom for the next generation of sexually active adults who want unprotected sex, is finally available.

Tech February 27, 2014

Get spam free with new Google 'unsubscribe' button

Gmail added a new "unsubscribe" button to make it easier for users to unsubscribe from email lists. The new update should significantly lessen the amount of span in your inbox.

Tech February 25, 2014

Apple closes gaping 'gotofail' security hole for OS X

After much ado, Apple finally issued a software update to OS X users whose laptops were plagued with a serious "gotofail" security hole. Once users install the update, their Macs should be secure once more.

Tech 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?

Tech February 27, 2014

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