Heartbleed NSA

NSA knew about the Heartbleed bug and ‘exploited’ it for 2 years

by Matthew Lucason April 12, 2014
Bloomberg is reporting that the NSA knew about the Internet security bug Heartbleed and regularly used it to gather intelligence for at least 2 years. According to two anonymous sources familiar with the matter, the bug was kept secret in the interest of national security, while the agency used it to obtain passwords and other data. Since the bug was first […]
HTC One M8

HTC One M8 Launched as an iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy S5 Competitor?

by Matthew Lucason March 29, 2014
HTC One M8 just got at the top of the high-end smartphones. HTC launched the 2014 model of its flagship smartphone, called the HTC One M8, at an event in New York City on Tuesday. The new phone will have a screen measuring 5 inches diagonally, up from 4.7 inches in last year’s model. It will […]
twitter #music

Twitter Pulls #Music App From App Store, Final Shutdown on April 18

by Matthew Lucason March 22, 2014
Twitter’s #Music app made headlines when it launched last year with the goal of helping Twitter users find that’s popular on the social networking service and also to discover new artists that they may enjoy. We never heard much about the Twitter #music after it’s debut, though, and now it looks we never will again after […]

iPhone 6 holographic

Apple’s iPhone 6 Able to Holographically Increase Its Screen Size?

by Matthew Lucason March 17, 2014
Apple’s iPhone 6 is considered to be the upcoming flagship phone of Apple after the iPhone 5S this year, and a lot is relatively expected of the former phone iteration. SET Solution’s iPhone 6 dream phone features a couple of holographic projectors on each side of the device, which would let users extend the screen size of the device when placed on […]
theneeds app

Theneeds Personalized News App Now Available On iPhone

by Matthew Lucason March 13, 2014
Theneeds.com, a San Francisco based start-up, launched the iOS version of their “web, re-imagined” mobile app, an app that’s designed to put all of your favorite online content into one convenient, easy to use app. Your personalized stream of content will be pre-stacked with a collection of articles, blogs, social posts, and media that we know […]

pebble smart watch

Pebble Appstore Comes On Android Devices, With eBay, Evernote, TWC Apps

by Matthew Lucason March 8, 2014
Pebble announced today at SXSW 2014 that it has updated its Android software to 2.0, making its app store available on Google Play. When the Appstore made its debut on iOS at the beginning of February, there were a few highlight partner apps that came along for the ride, including ones from Yelp, Foursquare, Mercedes and GoPro. […]
Facebook drones

Facebook Rumored To Buy Drones Company To Connect Africa To Internet

by Matthew Lucason March 5, 2014
Facebook is in talks to buy a drone company called Titan Aerospace for $60 million, according to TechCrunch. The acquisition would reportedly further the efforts of Internet.org, a coalition of mobile technology companies spearheaded by Facebook that is working to bring Internet access to the 5 billion or so people around the world without it. The fact is, Titan […]

Google Glass

Google Glass is Updating to Android KitKat & No More Monthly Updates

by Matthew Lucason March 3, 2014
Google Glass is receiving its biggest Glass update yet. The smartglasses are getting an upgrade to Android KitKat, the latest version of Google’s mobile OS. If you own Google Glass or are simply interested in it and its updates, you may have noticed that Glass didn’t get any usual major monthly updates in the months of January and February. […]
Spike S-512 jet

Spike Aerospace Reveals Supersonic Jet with Screens Instead of Windows

by Matthew Lucason February 27, 2014
Spike Aerospace is currently working on its ground-breaking S-512 model and, when it takes off in 2018, you can bet more than a few of the world’s billionaires will be willing to stump up the $80 million required to get from one place to another, very fast. The displays can be dimmed if anyone wants to take […]

linkedin china

LinkedIn Launches in China 领英 With Simplified Chinese Site

by Matthew Lucason February 25, 2014
LinkedIn is pushing full-strength into China, with a new, Chinese-language service that hopes to attract as many of the country’s 140 million professionals as possible. LinkedIn China marks the 22nd local language site for LinkedIn. The idea behind the Chinese site, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner wrote in a blog post, is to build a talent marketplace […]
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2

Report: Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 Will Run Tizen Instead of Android

by Matthew Lucason February 19, 2014
The Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 will run on Samsung’s homegrown Tizen OS instead of Google’s Android, according to USA Today. Samsung will unveil the device at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week, the report said. Samsung also has been working on a Tizen-based smartphone to introduce at the show, as well as other Tizen devices […]
bringrr tracking

Track Keys, Wallet, Laptop, Even Pets With Bringrr, a Loud Car Charger

by Matthew Lucason February 17, 2014
How many times have you gotten into your car, you started driving and realized that you have forgotten your smartphone or wallet? Here’s a simple solution: Bringrr, a device that plugs right into your car then pairs your smartphone through bluetooth technology, and “it will make sure you never drive off without your phone again.” Every time you […]

kickstarter hacked

Kickstarter Hacked, Data Stolen. Recommends Users To Change Passwords

by Matthew Lucason February 16, 2014
The crowd-funding site Kickstarter said on Saturday that hackers had gained access to some of its customers’ data earlier this week but that the breach had been repaired. Change your password now to prevent further damage. The good news is that no credit card data was accessed and actual passwords weren’t revealed. The bad news is that usernames, […]

Microsoft Wants To Bring Android Apps on Windows

by Matthew Lucason February 15, 2014
Microsoft has started sharing its Windows Phone 8.1 Software Development Kit with developers, and the leaks have begun. One  of the major changes appear to be a Windows Phone and Windows RT merger. Even more Microsoft reportedly is ‘seriously considering’ allowing Android apps to run on its Windows and Windows Phone operating systems. Basing their OS on Android […]

LG G Pro 2

LG G Pro 2 Officially Launched: 5.9-Inch Screen, 4K Video Recording

by Matthew Lucason February 13, 2014
LG G Pro 2 has been released as the successor to 2013′s LG Optimus G Pro. LG Electronics announced its LG G Pro 2 smartphone Wednesday night, a high-end machine with a bigger 5.9-inch screen, 4G networking, Android 4.4 KitKat, more powerful speakers (LG says: 30 percent louder than before), and a technology called Knock Code that lets people […]

HBO Releases Trailer For The “Silicon Valley” Tech World Comedy

by Matthew Lucason February 9, 2014
HBO has released the trailer for its upcoming tech world TV show: Silicon Valley. The series is a half-hour show currently pegged for an eight-episode season, coming from the mind of television mastermind Mike Judge, the man behind King of the Hill and Beavis & Butthead, among others. Set in the present day, it follows a rag-tag group of […]

iWatch Apple

Apple is Reportedly Working on Wireless, Solar Charging for iWatch

by Matthew Lucason February 4, 2014
A New York Times report is providing more fodder for iWatch speculation, including the purported use of solar power. Apple has been testing both solar and wireless charging for the rumored iWatch, according to a story in Sunday’s New York Times. The publication cites Nest cofounder and “father of the iPod” Tony Fadell as saying Apple tried for […]
beer-delivery drone

Why FAA? Why Did You Ground The Beer-Delivery Drone?

by Matthew Lucason February 2, 2014
The Internet cheered when Minnesota-based brewing company Lakemaid Beer demo-ed a new way to deliver their seasonal special to thirsty customers fishing on a faraway frozen lake: by drone! But the FAA quickly shut down the plan. After Wisconsin-based Lakemaid Beer posted a YouTube promotional video of a beer-delivery drone ferrying a case of brew to far-flung […]

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Red Hot Chilli Pipers Cover Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ And It’s Amazing

by Matthew Lucason January 31, 2014
The Red Hot Chilli Pipers (not the Red Hot Chili Peppers) performed a rocking cover of Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” to kick off the announcement of BBC’s Radio 1′s Big Weekend in Glasgow. “I never knew bagpipes could sound so awesome,” agreed an impressed YouTuber. The performance — which included a cover of the ’90s hit “Gonna […]
iphone 5s

This Simple Trick Will Undo Almost Anything On Your iPhone

by Matthew Lucason January 27, 2014
Have you ever typed a long text message, email, on your iPhone (or iPad, or iPod Touch), deleted it, but then you’ve had a change of heart and wanted to start over? That’s frustrating… unless you know this simple trick that will save you a lot of headaches: With iOS 7 on your Apple device, all […]

With Streamus, Chrome Becomes a Free, YouTube-Powered Spotify Alternative

by Matthew Lucason January 26, 2014
If you use Chrome and you enjoy listening to music throughout the day you should check out this extension. This app, called Streamus, is a free alternative to Spotify, Grooveshark and Pandora, proving quite popular thanks to its ability to turn YouTube’s music library into an in-browser streaming service. You just need to download it from the […]