1 September 2014

Even more proof that Motorola is making the next Nexus smartphone

Even more proof that Motorola is making the next Nexus smartphoneAfter numerous reports revealed that the Motorola Shamu is actually the next Nexus smartphone, and that the Nexus 6 smartphone may be quietly released as the Nexus X later this year, Phone Arena has discovered even more proof that Motorola is indeed working on such a device. FROM EARLIER: Two very different Nexus X models might launch this year A prototype Motorola Shamu handset (model number XT1112) has been listed on Zauba, a website that tracks imports and exports in India. The listing does not mention any details about the device, but it does note the Shamu comes from the United States and it’s being shipped to India “for demo purposes.” Furthermore, the shipping manifest says that two Shamu units


1 September 2014

UKTV will copy Amazon, ask viewers which shows it should make

UKTV will copy Amazon, ask viewers which shows it should make


1 September 2014

This iPhone case makes it easier than ever for thieves to steal your ATM PIN

This iPhone case makes it easier than ever for thieves to steal your ATM PINIn light of this weekend’s massive celebrity photo leak, mobile security is bound to be a major topic of discussion in the weeks to come. How can we keep our private data safe if actors and actresses whose lives often revolve around keeping things private are this vulnerable? With the amount of information we store on our phones, in our email, in cloud storage, we’re always going to be at risk, but there are ways that hackers can get private data from us without accessing any of our devices. At the beginning of the year, thermal imaging company FLIR announced the FLIR One, an iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s-compatible case with a infrared camera. Although there are plenty of legitimate uses for an infrared camera, there


1 September 2014

Awesome Android keyboard coming to iOS 8 to make your iPhone 6 seem even bigger

Awesome Android keyboard coming to iOS 8 to make your iPhone 6 seem even biggerOne of the most interesting features of iOS 8 – at least to some potential iPhone buyers – is support for third-party keyboards, which Apple is ready to introduce for the first time ever. Once iOS 8 is officially released following the iPhone 6 announcement next week, various third-party keyboards will likely be launched in the App Store, including one particular app that’s already popular on Android devices. Dubbed Minuum, the keyboard app offers Android users access to a predictive keyboard that also happens to take up a lot less space on the screen than any other keyboard app in order to free up more screen real estate for the content the user is actually interested in seeing while typing. Minuum has even come


1 September 2014

NASA is building the largest rocket of all time for a 2018 launch

NASA is building the largest rocket of all time for a 2018 launchNASA has worked on some inspiring interplanetary projects in the last few years, but few have been as ambitious as the simply-named Space Launch System, a new rocket that will be the largest ever built at 384 feet tall, surpassing even the mighty Saturn V (363 feet), the rocket that took humanity to the moon. Last week, NASA announced that the Space Launch System, SLS for short, is on track to perform its first unmanned test launch in 2018. After that, NASA says the rocket could be used to reach Saturn and Jupiter. At the moment, even getting off the ground would be progress: since the retirement of the Space Shuttle in 2011, NASA has been left without any domestic capability to launch American astronauts into space;


1 September 2014

IRS calling? Nope. It's a scam

If someone claiming to represent the IRS calls and threatens you with imprisonment unless you pay back taxes immediately, call the agency's main offices in Washington.CNET's Charlie Cooper got a call one day from the IRS -- or so the caller claimed. But it was an all too common social-engineering scam. And you could be next.>


1 September 2014

Opportunity rover is getting reformatted after ten years on Mars

Opportunity rover is getting reformatted after ten years on Mars


1 September 2014

Leak reveals HTC Nexus 9 launch details and accessories

Leak reveals HTC Nexus 9 launch details and accessoriesGoogle’s upcoming Nexus 9 tablet is yet to be confirmed, but the high-end HTC-made tablet keeps appearing in more and more reports. Also known as Volantis, Flounder or HTC T1, the device is expected to arrive in the coming months, likely alongside a new Nexus smartphone in time for the Android L launch. Meanwhile, @upleaks, who has provided many Nexus 9 details in the past, has posted more details about the device’s launch, listing some accessories for the tablet in the process. FROM EARLIER: New Nexus 9 leak confirms key hardware details “The WiFi variant of HTC T1 coming to soooooo many countries, include Korea and Japan,” the tipster said, adding that the LTE version of the tablet will also be


1 September 2014

EU seeks rivals' feedback on Facebook, WhatsApp deal

Illustration photo shows "likes" on WhatsApp's Facebook page displayed on a laptop screen in ParisBy Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators are asking Facebook's rivals and telecoms operators whether the world No. 1 online social network's proposed $19 billion bid for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp will lead to price hikes and curb innovation. The move came after Facebook sought EU approval for the deal, the largest in its 10-year history, which will give it a strong foothold in the fast-growing mobile messaging market and pit it against telecoms companies. The European Commission said on Monday it will decide by Oct. 3 whether to clear the deal unconditionally, demand concessions or extend the preliminary review into a wider probe. In a questionnaire sent to third parties and seen by Reuters, the EU regulator asked if the deal would have a negative, neutral or positive impact on users and customers in mobile messaging and social networks.


1 September 2014

Video: Drone captures amazing bird’s-eye view of Apple’s new spaceship campus

Video: Drone captures amazing bird’s-eye view of Apple’s new spaceship campusWe’ve all seen photos of the new spaceship-like headquarters Apple is building in Cupertino, California right now, but none of us have seen it quite like this. YouTube user “jmcminn” last week posted a video he shot using a DJI Phantom 2 “drone” equipped with a GoPro Hero 3+ video camera. The video gives us the first bird’s-eye view of Apple’s Campus 2, which is currently under construction in Cupertino. The video is incredibly clear and it shows us exactly how unique and interesting (in other words, bizarre) Apple’s futuristic new spaceship campus is shaping up to be. The full drone video is embedded below.


1 September 2014

Sending nude selfies is increasingly common behavior

Sending nude selfies is increasingly common behaviorHundreds of nude and revealing photos of female celebrities were released onto the internet last night by a hacker. A separate study from Purdue University found that among 21 year olds, 80 percent had sent or received a sext and 46 percent had sent a nude selfie.


1 September 2014

DIY Dalek and dapper Time Lord battle in 'Japanese Doctor Who'

Daleks and Cybermen work together in "Japanese Doctor Who."Dalek with legs? Cybermen in Spandex? Sonic Screwdriver as a sword flute? Crave chats with the "Japanese Doctor Who" filmmaker Joshua Kahan about why he gave the popular British sci-fi show the Tokusatsu touch.>


1 September 2014

Would you pay $400 for an iWatch?

Would you pay $400 for an iWatch?Given how not-so-well most smartwatches have sold so far, Apple would have to be crazy to charge $400 for the iWatch unless it brought something truly new to the table… right? Re/code’s sources say that Apple execs “have discussed charging around $400 for the company’s new wearable device” although that’s apparently just one of many price points under consideration for different device types. In fact, pricing for the iWatch is apparently still very much up in the air and Re/code’s sources still aren’t sure whether Apple will even unveil any pricing at all during its September 9th event when it will show off its first wearable computer alongside the iPhone 6. Unlike the iPhone 6, which has practically been leaked to death


1 September 2014

NASA to reformat Mars rover's memory from 125 million miles away

NASA to reformat Mars rover's memory from 125 million miles awayNASA's long-running Mars rover Opportunity is going to have its memory reformatted in an attempt to resolve a series of recurring errors that have been interrupting its work for a day or two at a time with some frequency over the last month. The rover, which is now over 10 years old and well beyond its original mission lifetime, reset itself over a dozen times last month because of what NASA says is likely an issue with worn-out flash memory that it's attempting to store data in. Pieces of flash memory can wear out after repeated use, and it's possible that the rover is still attempting to use these worn-out parts of its memory. "The flash reformatting is a low-risk process, as critical sequences and flight software are stored elsewhere in other non-volatile memory on the rover," John Callas, project manager for NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Project, says in a statement.


1 September 2014

UK police threaten companies that sell domains to piracy sites

UK police threaten companies that sell domains to piracy sites


1 September 2014

Elgato Eve will monitor the air in your house, works with iOS 8 HomeKit

Elgato says its home monitoring system will be up and running when HomeKit is.Elgato's upcoming smart home tech promises to measure the quality of air in your home, as well as energy and water consumption.>


1 September 2014

Here’s how all those celebrity nudes might have been stolen

Here’s how all those celebrity nudes might have been stolenAfter a massive breach that saw hackers steal nude pictures and videos from phones belonging to various celebrities, fingers have been pointed at Apple’s iCloud as the potential point of access. Now, various reports have emerged detailing the way these phones may have been obtained, and revealing Apple’s involvement in the process. FROM EARLIER: Nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande and others leak in alleged iCloud hack Online publication The Next Web reveals that hackers aware of an iCloud security issue (found in the Find My iPhone service) and may have taken advantage of it to break into the phones of the affected celebrities, who include Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Kate Hudson and many more. Apparently, a Python script was posted on Github last Monday that


1 September 2014

Why Galaxy Note 4 is a must-win for Samsung? Hint: Big-screen iPhone

Why Galaxy Note 4 is a must-win for Samsung? Hint: Big-screen iPhoneApple is expected to launch its own big-screen smartphones a week after Samsung's Unpacked event, putting more pressure on the Korean electronics giant.>


1 September 2014

5 more awesome Android apps you may not have heard of

5 more awesome Android apps you may not have heard ofBecause you can never have enough apps in your life, we’ve decided to comb through a recent thread of new Android app recommendations over at Reddit’s Android community and pluck out the best gems for your enjoyment. Some of these apps have been out for a while but some of them are brand new so don’t be shocked if they come with bugs. That said, they’re all highly rated and you can be sure the developers will issue patches to fix any reported issues people may find. And without further ado, here are five more terrific Android apps you may never have heard of. Moon+ Reader Pro Moon+ Reader Pro is a widely acclaimed book reader app that’s won praise for


1 September 2014

Physicist shows why your WiFi sucks in that one room

Physicist shows why your WiFi sucks in that one room