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Google adds Public Alerts for hurricane season

6 hours 26 min ago

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, Google adds weather trackers, safety advice and more features to its search results.

Sony's IFA 2015 press conference: Join us Sept. 2 (live blog)

6 hours 34 min ago

The Japanese company will talk up its latest gadgets during an event in Berlin. The invite hints at a broad array of devices, from smartphones to cameras to TVs.

Couple asks Internet for some Photoshop help, hilarity ensues

6 hours 37 min ago
Asking the Internet for help, advice, or guidance can sometimes bring out the worst in people. Other times, it results in nothing short of comedic gold. In a hilarious example of the latter, a couple returning from a nice vacation asked Imgur for some online Photoshop help in removing a volleyball-playing kid from the background of an otherwise romantic photograph. Not missing a beat, the Internet masses got to work and fired Photoshop right up, only they weren’t the least bit interested in removing the kid from the photo. On the contrary, they harnessed their creative energies and came up with some absolute gems. DON’T MISS: New free iPhone app will change the way you use email – watch the video if

Brad Wheeler: Accidental CIO. IU VP. Fitness buff.

7 hours 7 min ago

Brad Wheeler, Indiana University's vice president for information technology and CIO, spoke with TechRepublic about his career in ed tech and how the echo effect plays into IT.

Zero Day Weekly: IBM says block Tor, Google undermines ATS, much ado about Windows 10

7 hours 17 min ago

Notable security news items for the week ending August 28, 2015. Covers enterprise, application and mobile security, reports and more.

Turstworthy iPhone 6s report says no to sapphire glass, yes to ‘pink’ option

7 hours 21 min ago
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus leaks keep pouring in, with more and more unofficial details being offered surrounding Apple’s upcoming smartphones with less than two weeks to go to the 2015 fall iPhone event – Apple has already issued press invites for the iPhone launch, which will be its biggest yet in terms of attendance. After detailing the camera specs for the iPhone 6s and the new Motion wallpapers, 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman followed up with a new report that explains Apple’s glass display choices for the new handsets, the color options and Force Touch. DON’T MISS: New free iPhone app will change the way you use email – watch the video if you don’t believe us Apple reportedly considered using sapphire

Windows 10's white Title bars may soon be history with the return of the Windows Insider Program

7 hours 26 min ago

Greg Shultz laments the lack of color in Windows 10's title bars, but he looks forward to the return of color as evidenced by the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10525.

Nokia strikes China joint venture for 'swift approval' of Alcatel-Lucent merger

7 hours 33 min ago

Nokia hopes to win the approval of China's regulators with a new joint venture with Chinese investment firm Huaxin.

Pro tip: Mirror your Android device on your PC with ease

7 hours 56 min ago

Jack Wallen shows you how to make your daily Android interaction, while you're at your desk, a bit more efficient by mirroring the device screen on your monitor with the help of Vysor.

The 404 Throwback, Ep. 89 (podcast)

8 hours 3 min ago

Today's show is a throwback to 2008 when Russ Frushtick first appeared on the program. We're back next week with a new show. Enjoy!

Acer announces two unlocked, dual-SIM Android phones starting at $129

8 hours 8 min ago

The flagship phone segment can be cutthroat, so Acer is bringing two phones for those not wanting to spend a lot to avoid a carrier contract.

Facebook just reached an amazing milestone, and you were probably a part of it

8 hours 17 min ago
Late on Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg published a post announcing that the world’s largest social network had reached an impressive new milestone: on Monday, August 24,  for the first time in site history, one billion users used Facebook in a single day. DON’T MISS: Huge leak details another new iPhone 6s feature you’re going to love To put this figure into perspective, consider these two data points. First, Zuckerberg points out that 1 out of every 7 people on earth logged into Facebook during a 24 hour period. Second, back in 2012, 1 billion users visited Facebook actively each month. In a relatively short period of time, Facebook successfully jumped from a popular social networking site into a global brand with tremendous

Boeing shows off its portable drone-killing laser

8 hours 22 min ago

Boeing has been researching ways to disable drones with lasers for a while now, and this week, the defense contractor released new footage (below) of its Compact Laser Weapons System: a portable, tripod-mounted device that can burn a hole in a UAV or a quadcopter in seconds. The system is essentially a less-powerful version of Boeing's High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD), a truck-mounted laser that can destroy mortars in mid-flight. Although HEL MD might one day be deployed on the battlefield, its compact cousin is intended to keep drones away from sensitive areas, according to a report from Wired.

​Google to hit pause on Flash ads in Chrome on September 1

8 hours 28 min ago

Time's up for companies using Flash ads to reach 15 percent of the world's desktop browsers.

Pentagon teams up with Apple, Boeing to develop wearable tech

8 hours 32 min ago

By David Alexander NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) - The Pentagon is teaming up with Apple, Boeing, Harvard and others to develop high-tech sensory gear flexible enough to be worn by people or molded onto the outside of a jet. The rapid development of new technologies is forcing the Pentagon to seek partnerships with the private sector rather than developing its technology itself, defense officials say. "I've been pushing the Pentagon to think outside our five-sided box and invest in innovation here in Silicon Valley and in tech communities across the country," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in prepared remarks on Friday.

Adobe issues hotfix patch for ColdFusion vulnerability

8 hours 33 min ago

The XXE security flaw could result in user information leaks and theft.

EMC mergers ahead: First VMware, then HP Enterprise. Will time run out?

8 hours 42 min ago

EMC and VMware are reportedly pondering ways to get back together. Such a deal would cost the combined entity time as the enterprise market transforms and may only lead to a HP Enterprise merger.