Cnet

A budget Bluetooth speaker that's w...

A budget Bluetooth speaker that's wallet- and pocket-friendly

The $50 BT2500B is a travel-friendly wireless speaker that sounds pretty decent for its tiny size.
A smaller smart bulb that's big on ...

A smaller smart bulb that's big on value

With vivid colors and fun features like a music sync mode, this smart bulb looks poised to be the life of the party.
Lighter inside and out: The 2015 Ni...

Lighter inside and out: The 2015 Nissan Murano debuts

Check out CNET's coverage of the New York International Auto Show 2014.
2015 Acura TLX: More than a new nam...

2015 Acura TLX: More than a new name

Check out CNET's coverage of the New York International Auto Show 2014.
Sony's Blu-ray player shows its age

Sony's Blu-ray player shows its age

The Sony BDP-S3200 will play your Blu-rays just fine but it's not quite as up-to-date as competitors especially when it comes to streaming media.
Hands-on with the Lenovo ThinkPad 1...

Hands-on with the Lenovo ThinkPad 11e, in both Windows and Chrome OS

Students get four 11-inch choices, Windows or Chrome OS, in both touch or non-touch.

PCWorld

Missing Pieces: Wrapping up the wee...

Missing Pieces: Wrapping up the week's must-know gaming news

Paid all your taxes? Maybe got a sweet, sweet refund check? Why not celebrate by reading about video games?

This week we've got March NPD sales figures (hint: it's not looking great for Microsoft), Firaxis is making a new Alpha Centauri Civilization game set in space, and Snoop Dogg is in Call of Duty. Fo' rizzle.

Kizzle Streak

Another week, another crazy piece of Call of Duty DLC. This time, Snoop Dogg. Snoop Lion. Snoopzilla. The artist formerly (and maybe currently?) known as Snoop Dogg.

No, unfortunately you don't get to play as a gun-wielding Snoop. You do, however, get to buy his announcer pack, where he says things like "Squad member active. That's what's up." Call of Duty is reaching peak dumb and I love it.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Twitter app downloads could put use...

Twitter app downloads could put users at risk

Twitter announced that it is putting its MoPub acquisition to use by enabling Twitter marketers to promote and distribute mobile apps. There is a potential opportunity there, though, for attackers to exploit the system if users become conditioned to download apps from their Twitter feed without thinking.

At face value, the move seems a good one for companies that market through the social media platform. According to a blog post from Twitter, the MoPub Marketplace reaches over a billion unique devices and serves over 130 billion ads within Android and iOS apps every month. Now, MoPub Marketplace advertisers will be able to simultaneously market to 241 million active Twitter users.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Satellite communication systems rif...

Satellite communication systems rife with security flaws, vulnerable to remote hacks

Security researchers have found that many satellite communication systems have vulnerabilities and design flaws that can let remote attackers intercept, manipulate, block and in some cases take full control of critical communications.

Between October and December last year, researchers from IOActive analyzed the firmware of popular satellite communications (SATCOM) devices that are used in the military, aerospace, maritime, critical infrastructure and other sectors. The research covered products manufactured or marketed by Harris, Hughes Network Systems, Cobham, Thuraya Telecommunications, Japan Radio Company (JRC) and Iridium Communications. The analysis focused on SATCOM terminals that are used on ground, in the air and at sea, not satellite communications equipment in space.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

How to start receiving personalized...

How to start receiving personalized alerts on Bing

Microsoft recently rolled out a new feature for Bing designed to make the search engine more personal by delivering useful updates to the Bing homepage based on your interests. You can get updates for news, weather, and traffic so you'll know what to expect on your commute as well as what Mother Nature has in store for the day.

The new feature precedes the launch of Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1, a Siri/Google Now-like digital personal assistant.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS plays better with ...

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS plays better with high-res displays, forms Ubuntu's tablet backbone

Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' has arrived, a mere week after the death of Windows XP, complete with improved high-DPI display and tablet capabilities. Publicly available downloads of the latest version of Ubuntu started on Wednesday and is Canonical's latest Long-Term Support (LTS) version.

As its name implies, LTS versions of Ubuntu receive support updates for five years instead of the typical nine months. LTS versions are designed with enterprises in mind, focusing less on new features and more on stability. That's also good news for users, as fresh Ubuntu releases can sometimes be particularly unstable and painful to use.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Ads pushing app downloads are comin...

Ads pushing app downloads are coming to Twitter

Twitter?s new mobile advertising suite lets companies pitch their mobile apps in promoted tweets or place ads inside other apps.

The suite combines Twitter Cards, a feature that automatically adds Google Play and App Store links to tweets, and Promoted Tweets, sponsored tweets that appear in people?s timelines. Users will be able to download apps directly from their timelines, Twitter said Thursday.

Read: Meet the new Twitter, same as the old Facebook

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

ZDNet

Vodafone brings ex-T-Mobile USA chi...

Vodafone brings ex-T-Mobile USA chief on board

Vodafone has hired Phillipp Humm, who was until earlier this week the chief of T-Mobile USA, to head up its northern and...
Google targets iPhone and iPad user...

Google targets iPhone and iPad users with Chrome and Drive

Google has released an iOS version of its Chrome browser, after taking the Android version out of beta earlier this...
Wi-Fi on the Tube: 32 more stations...

Wi-Fi on the Tube: 32 more stations go live

Virgin Media has now turned on free Wi-Fi service at 38 Tube stations, as the London Underground gets ready for the...
How UK banks are flirting with IT d...

How UK banks are flirting with IT disaster

The continuing NatWest debacle has highlighted the IT systems risks faced by British banks, springing from a lack of investment in back-office staff and a reluctance to abandon legacy systems

(ZDNet UK - IT Strategy)

BT renames Openzone, Fon Wi-Fi hots...

BT renames Openzone, Fon Wi-Fi hotspot network

BT has renamed its BT Fon and BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspot network simply 'BT Wi-Fi' in an effort to make it less confusing...
Photos: Google's Nexus 7 tablet ser...

Photos: Google's Nexus 7 tablet serves up Jelly Bean

The Nexus 7 is the first tablet that Google will sell directly to the public, starting at £159 for the quad-core device running the next version of Android, Jelly Bean

(ZDNet UK - Mobile Devices)

Wired

Adorable Bees That Live Inside Snai...

Adorable Bees That Live Inside Snail Shells

These little bees make their nest in an unusual place
Watch These Amazing Flip Books of B...

Watch These Amazing Flip Books of Birds and Butterflies

Colorful hummingbirds and butterflies flit across the page in constant motion, like an Audubon guide come to life
This Week?s Apple Rumors, Ranked Fr...

This Week?s Apple Rumors, Ranked From Dumbest to Most Plausible

This week's Apple rumors include more hints about the iPhone 6's final design and speculation about a new, Shazam-like song ID system for iOS.
Absurd Creature of the Week: World?...

Absurd Creature of the Week: World?s Most Badass Ant Skydives, Uses Own Head as a Shield

With a range stretching from Argentina all the way up into the southern U.S., this incredible genus of ants has also mastered the art of rainforest skydiving, leaping from the canopy to avoid predators, only to steer themselves mid-flight right back onto the trunk of their home tree. And they do it with remarkable agility.
Small Type

Small Type

Adding a physical keyboard to an iPad mini is an easy and inexpensive way of converting the small tablet into something closer to a laptop. OK, more like a netbook.
The Silent Hybrid Motorcycles the P...

The Silent Hybrid Motorcycles the Pentagon Will Use for Stealth Raids

Special Forces teams are all about silently penetrating remote areas and executing complex, lightning-fast raids. Now DARPA is developing a new vehicle to soundlessly race commandoes to their missions: stealthy, hybrid-powered motorcycles.

Digit Mag

El mercado español de las TIC super...

El mercado español de las TIC superará a Europa en 2006

Observatorio Europeo de Tecnologías de la Información destaca que el mercado español de las TIC crecerá un 4% en 2006, muy por encima de la media europea del 3,2% y casi 4 veces más que el conjunto ...
Google Video incluirá vídeos de You...

Google Video incluirá vídeos de YouTube en los resultados de búsqueda

A partir de hoy, Google Video incluirá videos alojados en YouTube en los resultados de búsqueda. Se trata del primer paso de una estrategia que convertirá Google Video en un portal de referencia de ...
Orange denuncia a Euskaltel por com...

Orange denuncia a Euskaltel por competencia desleal

Orange ha presentado una demanda de competencia desleal ante el Juzgado Mercantil de Bilbao, por la que pide que se declare que Euskaltel ha realizado manifestaciones falsas y gravemente ...
Apple presenta oficialmente iPhone ...

Apple presenta oficialmente iPhone 5

Como se esperaba, Apple ha hecho oficial esta tarde el anuncio del iPhone 5, que como características principales cuenta con todos los elementos que se habían especulado en las últimas ...
Intel lanzará su primer procesador ...

Intel lanzará su primer procesador de 45 nanómetros antes de que acabe el año

El pasado diez de enero ya les avanzábamos en la Web de PC World que Intel había conseguido ya producir ...
Mañana se decide el futuro del cano...

Mañana se decide el futuro del canon digital

Mañana jueves se votará en el congreso la Ley de la sociedad de la Información, lo que podría llevar al final del canon digital. En los últimos días el Partido Popular ha manifestado que se ...

Mac World

Thieves crash car into Apple Store ...

Thieves crash car into Apple Store

Thieves crash car into Apple Store Thieves crashed a car into an Apple retail store, swept up a bunch of iPhones and iPads and then had trouble getting the car out of the store, according to police in Temecula, Calif. Add to digg Add to Reddit Add to Slashdot Email this Article Add to StumbleUpon
The Week in iPhone Cases: Take 5, t...

The Week in iPhone Cases: Take 5, take 2

The Week in iPhone Cases: Take 5, take 2 The onslaught of iPhone 5 case announcements continues. Which means that this week, we?ve got a second dose of our weekly roundup of the latest and greatest protective accessories. And if you're not quite ready to upgrade, we've also got some new cases for your your trusty iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S. Add to digg Add to Reddit Add to Slashdot Email this Article Add to StumbleUpon
Apple event: the reaction on Twitte...

Apple event: the reaction on Twitter and blogs

Apple event: the reaction on Twitter and blogs When Apple speaks, everyone else blabs about it. Here's what people have been saying on Twitter and on blogs about the iPhone 5, iOS 6, EarPods, and more. Add to digg Add to Reddit Add to Slashdot Email this Article Add to StumbleUpon
Survey: iPhone 5's lack of NFC does...

Survey: iPhone 5's lack of NFC doesn't matter

Survey: iPhone 5's lack of NFC doesn't matter More than two-thirds of U.S. consumers prefer to buy good using cash and credit cards over mobile wallets, according to a survey by CreditDonkey.com, suggesting Apple's decision to omit near-field communication from the iPhone 5 was the right call. Add to digg Add to Reddit Add to Slashdot Email this Article Add to StumbleUpon
Developers prep for iPhone 5's scre...

Developers prep for iPhone 5's screen, iOS 6 launch

Developers prep for iPhone 5's screen, iOS 6 launch The iPhone 5's big screen means developers need to rejigger their apps to optimize them once more. And iOS 6, due soon, offers a slew of new functionality. We talk to some big-name developers to find out their take on prepping for the two new upgrades. Add to digg Add to Reddit Add to Slashdot Email this Article Add to StumbleUpon
The Week in iOS Apps: '80s mania

The Week in iOS Apps: '80s mania

The Week in iOS Apps: '80s mania We're in a real 1980s mood in this week's roundup of iOS apps: Whether it's music, movies, or even collecting crazes, there are apps that'll make the old days new again for iPhone and iPad users. Add to digg Add to Reddit Add to Slashdot Email this Article Add to StumbleUpon

CNN

Smartphone innovation has stalled, ...

Smartphone innovation has stalled, but that's OK

Here's a short message to smartphone makers before you try to wow us with a bunch of glitzy features in your next device: Don't do it.
Facebook adds friend-tracking featu...

Facebook adds friend-tracking feature

Your phone always knows where you are. And now, if you want, your Facebook friends will always know where you are, too.
Americans wary of future tech

Americans wary of future tech

Americans are generally excited about the new technology they expect to see in their lifetimes. But when confronted with some advances that already appear possible -- from skies filled with drones to meat made in a lab -- they get nervous.
Meet Google's modular phone

Meet Google's modular phone

Google is jumping into its next futuristic hardware project. This time it's a modular smartphone dubbed Project Ara that can be customized by swapping out individual pieces of hardware.
Drone finds 1,000-year-old village

Drone finds 1,000-year-old village

Archaeologists used a drone to peer through the dry New Mexican desert to find this hidden treasure. KRQE has more.
How phones work in flight

How phones work in flight

The lack of phone calls, texts or social media postings from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has raised a number of questions about how cell phones work on airplanes. A U.S. official told CNN a cell tower in Penang, Malaysia, detected the co-pilot's cell phone searching for service before the flight vanished.

BBC

German media boss criticises Google

German media boss criticises Google

In an open letter to Google's Eric Schmidt the boss of German publishing firm Axel Springer says it is afraid of the search giant.
Lavabit loses contempt appeal

Lavabit loses contempt appeal

A US appeals court upholds a contempt of court ruling against the secure email service provider Lavabit used by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Kim Dotcom wins back cars and cash

Kim Dotcom wins back cars and cash

Kim Dotcom, the multimillionaire founder of closed file-sharing site Megaupload, has won back cars, cash and property seized in a January 2012 raid.
Cyborg glasses express fake emotion...

Cyborg glasses express fake emotions

A Japanese researcher creates glasses that show computer-generated eyes that express emotions so that the wearer does not need to bother.
First Heartbleed 'hacker' arrested

First Heartbleed 'hacker' arrested

A 19-year-old Canadian citizen is charged with hacking into the Canada Revenue Agency's website, becoming the first arrest in relation to the Heartbleed security breach.
Google shares fall on ad concerns

Google shares fall on ad concerns

Shares in Google fall 5% despite reporting first-quarter profit of $3.45bn in response to worries over future income from advertising.
Apr 18      Hits : 20764
place your ad here
My News Hub