Gadgets, Game & Mobile News

Apple pulls ad-blocking apps that can 'compromise' security

Engadget - 40 min 54 sec ago
Apple has removed several ad-blocking apps from its Store that created a risk of "man-in-the-middle" security breaches. While Apple now permits ad-blockers for Safari, the banned apps also block ads from native apps by installing their own "root ce...

Crave giveaway: Novo, for smart volume control on the go

CNET News - 1 hour 53 min ago
Hear ye, hear ye! Win a little clip-on device that automatically adjusts the volume of your mobile device based on ambient noise.

Apple Watch owners can use Facebook Messenger on their wrists

Engadget - 1 hour 56 min ago
The dedicated Facebook Messenger app Apple promised for its wearable's latest operating system, the watchOS 2, is finally here. So long as you've already installed the updated platform, you can start using third-party apps on your Apple Watch, incl...

Privacy-concerned Apple deletes apps from App Store

CNET News - 2 hours 2 min ago
The Californian tech giant has removed several apps from its App Store that install root certificates, which potentially allow hackers to view private user information.

​Visual music: The graphic novel roots of 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

CNET News - 2 hours 30 min ago
For all its explosive energy, "Mad Max: Fury Road" found its genesis on the page as something quite different. The film's director George Miller tells how the road warrior journeyed from graphic novel to celluloid, and what lies beneath the bluster.

How do elephants keep cancer at bay?

CNET News - 2 hours 49 min ago
The majestic elephant is unusually resistant to cancer, a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists for decades. The answer may lie in its genes.

Ravens recognise cheaters, give them the cold shoulder

CNET News - 3 hours 31 min ago
Ravens have demonstrated a behaviour previously only observed in primates: Recognising and punishing selfish fellows.

Stephen Hawking says we should be more frightened of capitalism than robots

CNET News - 3 hours 52 min ago
In a Reddit Ask Me Anything session, the physicist expresses more concern about economic inequality than about artificial intelligence.

California authorities need a warrant to probe your digital life

Engadget - 4 hours 28 min ago
The state of California passed the "Leno bill" that would keep your private digital info, well, private from law enforcement in June, and governor Jerry Brown has signed it into law. The California Electronic Communications Privacy Act, co-authored...

Doctors' app scares people from their screens -- for their own good

CNET News - 4 hours 42 min ago
Technically Incorrect: A group of Belgian optometrists say that you need to regularly avert your eyes from the screen. So they create an app that regularly sends you disturbing images.

Elon Musk: Apple hired the Tesla engineers we've fired

Engadget - Thu, 2015-10-08 23:43
During an interview with German business newspaper Handelsblatt on Thursday, Elon Musk unleashed some very CE-Oh No He Didn't!-worthy words about Apple's car efforts. "They have hired people we've fired," he responded when asked if he was worried a...

GLAAD updates Spirit Day app for 2015's anti-bullying event

Engadget - Thu, 2015-10-08 23:02
A lot of people have been tinting their social media profile pics in purple every mid-October for the past five years as a way to support the LGBT youth and to take a stand against bullying. One easy way to do that is to use the Gay & Lesbian A...

The Liberty Trike is a 21st century Rascal

Engadget - Thu, 2015-10-08 22:11
Tired of being shuttled about like a sack of potatoes by your current electric getaround? Want to at least pretend that you're getting a workout while scooting to the supermarket? Then you're going to want to take a magic tricycle ride aboard the Lib...

Animals return to Chernobyl, thrive without humans

CNET News - Thu, 2015-10-08 21:33
The zone deemed too radioactive for human habitation is now teeming with a healthy animal population, a long-term study confirms.

New California law requires police to get warrants for online data

CNET News - Thu, 2015-10-08 21:26
Backed by many tech firms and the ACLU, the privacy law hits the books but doesn't apply to federal law enforcement authorities.

MakerBot lays off another twenty percent of its workers

Engadget - Thu, 2015-10-08 21:16
In April MakerBot laid off 20 percent of its workforce. Roughly six months later, its doing it again, trimming another fifth of its payroll as it struggles to meet lofty ambitions and expectations set by its parent company Stratasys. In a blog post...

Microsoft's taking HoloLens on tour to woo developers

Engadget - Thu, 2015-10-08 20:23
Microsoft has already said its mixed reality headset, HoloLens, will be reaching developers early next year. But while we wait for that to happen, the company plans to take it on tour across the US and Canada, in an event that's going to give devel...

Volkswagen may give money to owners of emissions-cheating cars

Engadget - Thu, 2015-10-08 19:39
If you're an owner of one of the 11 million owners of a Volkswagen car that's part of the company's huge emissions cheating scandal, you might be getting some compensation for the car's lost value. As reported by ABC News, Volkswagen US CEO Michael...

Don't hold your breath for another Facebook phone

CNET News - Thu, 2015-10-08 19:37
David Marcus, Facebook's head of messaging, said the company "probably" won't make its own phone again after the first failed.

I had my brain scanned by a computer and all I got was this lousy T-shirt

CNET News - Thu, 2015-10-08 19:24
Clothing brand Uniqlo has a new feature in its Sydney store: a brain-wave-reading device that will pick a T-shirt based on your mood. But does it work? CNET's Nic Healey decided to investigate.