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The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security Warns iPhone & iPad Owners To Beware Of "Masque Attack"

forbes.com — The U.S. government is warning iPhone owners to be extra careful when updating their apps thanks to a vulnerability in iOS 7 and iOS 8 that allows hackers to send updates that impersonate the apps on your phone. Mobile security researchers at FireEye published details about the vulnerability on Tuesday and [...]

Intel's New War On Wires

forbes.com — The author of this article owns a very small amount of Intel stock in a long-term portfolio Twelve years ago, Intel declared war on computer cords with a campaign it dubbed "Unwire." The $300 million ad extravaganza equated wireless connectivity with freedom. But it focused on just one wire in particular-the [...]

Verizon Tells FCC How To Avoid Getting Sued Over New Neutrality Rules

forbes.com — The Federal Communications Commission has heard plenty from Verizon about how broadband Internet should be regulated. But despite years of constant communication, the telco giant is getting increasingly concerned the FCC is planning to propose net neutrality rules that are at odds with those views. In a remarkable blog post published [...]

DARPA's Terahertz Breakthrough Could Help Ease Spectrum Crunch

forbes.com — Administrators at Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency celebrated their first Guinness World Record last week for sponsoring the creation of the world's fastest solid-state amplifier integrated circuit. At a ceremony in Arlington, VA, the Guinness representative joked it was the geekiest record ever. The amplifier, which was developed by Northrup Grumman, [...]

Marriott Hotels Woos Millennials With Mobile Apps And Wireless Charging

forbes.com — What does it take to win over the millennial traveller? It's a question that is preoccupying hotel brands like Marriott as America's largest generation is poised to hit its peak spending years. The good news for hotel owners is device-loving youth born between 1982 are an altogether different type of [...]

Brave new world of wireless charging

pinterest.com — Check out wireless charging integrated in this great table! @qipower #Orgatec2014

Improving The Design Of Everyday Things -- An IPhone Charger That's A Work Of Art

forbes.com — When was the last time you picked up a smartphone charger and wondered why it is shaped in a square and made of hard plastic? If you are like me, possibly never. There are certain everyday objects that almost everyone takes for granted, regardless of whether their design is related [...]

A Security Upgrade For Google Chrome

forbes.com — If you are the type of person who likes to keep things safely under lock and key, Google's move to add security keys to Google Chrome will give you additional peace of mind. The USB-based keys, announced today, work on the principal of two-factor authentication. In simple terms, two-factor authentication asks [...]

Pond Wireless Charging Valet Tray

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Could Google Fiber Become Google WiFi? Google Seeks To Test Super Fast Wireless Service.

forbes.com — Four years ago, Google launched a project to bring ultrafast, gigabit-per-second Internet to homes across America. On the one hand, Google wanted to make the Web better for users. On the other, as a business that relied on the Internet for survival, Google needed to understand what obstacles existed to [...]
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Nov 27, 2014

Twitter users are more likely to follow others with the same first name though nobody knows why from @techreview buff.ly/1y3qRhF

Nov 26, 2014

Could it get any worse for Uber? A security researcher just discovered it's app is "literally malware" buff.ly/1ydEgky

Nov 26, 2014

Proposal by Texas power company to store electricity at night when demand is low causing a ruckus buff.ly/1rubEyA

Nov 26, 2014

Santa Clara County, ground zero of Silicon Valley, has the highest percentage of homeless in America buff.ly/1ybU5YZ

Nov 26, 2014

RT @TheOnion: Channel all of your deep-seated resentment toward corporate America into repeatedly clicking this link onion.com/1yh2Z8L #SPON

Nov 25, 2014

Sweet, nuanced story by @jessehixxx about a schizophrenic programmer who wrote an OS to talk to god buff.ly/1rpQ3aH

Nov 25, 2014

Buzzfeed's social numbers are as illuminating as they are self serving buff.ly/11T0fm6

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