Technology

21
Jan
Grand Theft iPhone: Guess what’s coming to your smartphone

How about shooting gangsters and running over pedestrians with cars? If that’s your idea of a good time, you’ll be delighted to discover that the 2004 classic “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” from Rockstar Games, previously released for Xbox and PlayStation 2, is now available on mobile devices, including the iPhone, Android and Kindle (but only the fancy HDX model). San Andreas is a superb title, and it holds up well a decade after... [read news]

19
Jan
Russian teen believed to have developed software used in Target breach

A 17-year-old Russian boy is believed to be the main developer of the malicious software responsible for allowing hackers to steal credit card numbers and personal data of approximately 70 million Target customers over the holiday shopping season. In a report released Friday, California-based cyber security firm IntelCrawler said that the so-called malware, known as BlackPOS, has infected the payment systems of six other... [read news]

17
Jan
Hershey to make 3-D chocolate printer

The Hershey Company is partnering with a 3-D printing company to develop ways for businesses and consumers to use 3-D printing technology to produce confectionery treats.  The company reached a multiyear joint development agreement with South Carolina-based 3D Systems, which recently unveiled 3-D printers that produce edible sugar and chocolate at the International Consumer Electronics Show, The Wall Street Journal reported... [read news]

09
Jan
Wearable gadgets search for mainstream appeal

Some people think wearable gadgets look cool. Perhaps they rock their Google Glass while out at happy hour, or flash the latest crowd-funded smart watch at the office. While the devices are undoubtedly conversation starters, and the look may be coveted in some circles, for the most part wearable technology has a fashion problem. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, wearable devices are everywhere, and some are finally... [read news]

02
Jan
New MIT technology allows 3D image interaction

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found a way to allow people in one place to interact with three-dimensional versions of people or objects in a different location. MIT's Tangible Media Group calls the technology inFORM. A person in one location moves or puts an object in front of a depth-sensing camera. That camera sends signals to a motorized pin screen somewhere else and that's where the 3D image pops up. If... [read news]

28
Dec
Internet Archive puts classic 70s and 80s games online

Classic video games from the 1970s and 1980s have been put online by the Internet Archive and can be played within a web browser for nothing. The collection has launched with games from five early home consoles, including the Atari 2600 and Colecovision. The games do not have sound, but will soon, the Internet Archive said. "In coming months, the playable software collection will expand greatly," archivist Jason Scott wrote. "Making these... [read news]

16
Dec
Google buys military robot-maker Boston Dynamics

Google has acquired the engineering company that developed Cheetah, the world's fastest-running robot and other animalistic mobile research machines. Boston Dynamics, which contracts for the US military, is the eighth robotics company snapped up by Google this year. Both the price and size of the project, which is led by former Android boss Andy Rubin, are being kept under wraps. However, analysts say the purchases signal a rising interest... [read news]

13
Dec
Twitter backtracks on blocking changes

Twitter has reversed changes it made to how people block other users, less than a day after they were introduced. The changes allowed blocked users to continue to see tweets and interact with accounts that had blocked them, leading to an outcry. Twitter said it was reverting to old rules, under which users are not able to follow an account once blocked. Blocking is used by people to stop trolls and rude online commentators from interacting... [read news]

12
Dec
Bots now 'account for 61% of net traffic'

If you are visiting this page the chances are that you are not a human, at least according to research. A study by Incapsula suggests 61.5% of all website traffic is now generated by bots. The security firm said that was a 21% rise on last year's figure of 51%. Some of these automated software tools are malicious - stealing data or posting ads for scams in comment sections. But the firm said the biggest growth in traffic was for "good"... [read news]

10
Dec
Motorola's Wonderphone may not be a pipe dream

There's something to be said about a concept that garners 18.4 million views on YouTube. Back in September, Dave Hakkens had analysts and tech geeks slobbering over a modular smartphone concept. Dubbed Phonebloks, the theoretical design employed different hardware components of a smartphone -- the CPU, the camera, the storage, the battery, etc. -- to be completely swappable and work together in an upgradeable form factor kit. This would... [read news]


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