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Let's Encrypt initiative to provide free encryption certificates

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:32

A consortium led by Mozilla, Akamai, Cisco, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation will open a certificate authority in 2015 to offer free encryption certificates to increase encrypted online traffic.


Here are all of the best Xbox One and Xbox 360 Black Friday deals

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:27

Microsoft’s push to get the Xbox One into as many homes as possible this holiday season is getting more aggressive every week. On Tuesday, Major Nelson published an article on the Xbox Wire rounding up every Xbox One and Xbox 360 Black Friday deal that the company and its retail partners have on offer. FROM EARLIER: These are the best Black Friday game console deals available From November 27th – 29th and on December 1st, all Xbox One consoles and bundles without Kinect will be on sale for $329. That’s a $70 savings from the original price, one which Microsoft believes could turn the tables this holiday season. Microsoft is also offering a slew of discounts on the Xbox Store, including digital game


That's no moon, it's a Death Star Bluetooth speaker

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:22

Be part of the Treble Alliance and take control of your music sound system with the iHome Death Star Bluetooth speaker from ThinkGeek.>


I'm sorry I called you an asshat, Mark Cuban

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:04

This morning I wrote an op-ed responding to stuff that Mark Cuban had said in published interviews and on Twitter. I thought his position on net neutrality and internet fast lanes were hypocritical, given his personal history with internet startups. I also called him an asshat, which was childish. I let my anger about this issue show and I'm sorry about that Mark.


FCC orders T-Mobile to stop covering up how slow your connection is

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:03

T-Mobile’s move to hide throttled customers’ actual data speeds has just been shot down. Per Ars Technica, the Federal Communications Commission this week said that T-Mobile can no longer exempt speed test results from its wireless data caps. RELATED: T-Mobile stirs up net neutrality debate again, but AT&T’s plans are even worse Previously, T-Mobile lifted data cap restrictions on speed tests so that customers who exceeded their monthly LTE data limits would get speed test results that would show them what their speeds were like at LTE levels and not the 128Kbps speeds they were actually getting. “As part of the agreement, T-Mobile will send text messages to customers that will enable them to more easily get accurate speed information, place direct


Frog eye salad, Nevada? Map dishes favorite Thanksgiving sides by state

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 15:59

The New York Times and Google team up to display the most commonly googled holiday recipes in every state. What the heck is a pig pickin' cake, North Carolina?>


How much do you know about how the Internet works?

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 15:57

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most people can recognize Microsoft founder Bill Gates and know that hashtags belong in tweets, but are confused about whether having a privacy policy means that a company actually keeps consumer information confidential, according to a new Pew Research study released Tuesday.


Black Friday 2014: get some of EA's best PC games for cheap

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 15:56

Electronic Arts is celebrating Black Friday early, offering some of its best PC games for cheap through its Origin digital store. You can grab select titles for as much as 75 percent off, and there's a pretty sizeable selection of titles to choose from, including relatively new releases like Titanfall, Need for Speed: Rivals, and The Sims 4. But if you really want a great deal, you can snag classics like Mirror's Edge and Dead Space for $4.99, or Bejeweled 3 and Alpha Centauri for just $2.49 each. Check out Origin for the complete list.


New Words With Friends review

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 15:55
World's Most Popular Mobile Word Game

Blood Sport project vows to game on despite Kickstarter suspension

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 15:48

A crowdfunding project developing gaming hardware that draws real blood plans to keep working to turn its prototype into a blood-donation system after Kickstarter suspended its campaign.>


Paper by FiftyThree review

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 15:46
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Hunt down Black Friday deals with these Android apps

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 15:44

Four hand-picked Android apps can help you scope out Black Friday deals and save money while you shop.>


Microsoft may recruit Apple to help stick a dagger into Google’s search business

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 15:42

If Yahoo and Microsoft have anything to say about it, Google won’t be the default search engine for the iPhone in 2015. According to The Information, Apple’s contract with Google, the contract which allows Google to remain the default search engine in the Safari mobile and desktop browser, is up next year. It’s unclear whether or not Apple is actively looking to replace Google, but Yahoo and Microsoft have reportedly both begun pitching their search engines to Apple’s senior VP Eddy Cue. READ MORE: Google just agreed to a major settlement with an Apple-backed patent consortium Safari might not be the most popular browser available, but it would be a huge get for Bing — which also happens to power Yahoo — if Microsoft or Yahoo


Get HTC's odd little Re Camera for half price this weekend

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 15:39

HTC's first foray-dedicated action camera, the Re Camera, may not be worth the $199 the company normally asks for it. But starting at midnight Eastern this Friday (9PM PT, Thursday) and running through next Monday, you can pick up the Re Camera for $99, or half of the regular price. That's less than competing options from GoPro and others, and if you've been wanting to check out the Re Camera without spending a ton of money, here's your best opportunity yet. ...


In India, digital payments could zoom into high-trajectory growth within the next two years

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 15:37

Experts say digital payments in India are at a sweet spot and are nearing an inflection point, with totals expected to reach $20 billion by December 2014.


Soon-to-be-banned Chrome browser plug-ins get reprieve

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 15:36

Changing Web usage is hard. Google has granted a few extra months of leeway to those who rely on a handful of popular plug-ins, such as Silverlight, to extend what their browser can do.>


Thanksgiving travel woes? There's an app for that

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 15:30

Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which roads are clogged, what gate your flight leaves from and whether trains are running on time.