Monthly Archives: January 2013

Google Nexus 7 tops iPad in Japan: Is this a trend?

Google's Nexus 7 is gaining market share in Japan and topped Apple's iPad in one survey. Japanese digital device consumers are some of the savviest in the world. So, a report Thursday showing that the Nexus 7 has bested the iPad in market share is worthy of attention. Based on a survey of 2,400 consumer

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How Facebook Affects Your Memory

You may want to think twice before posting that update to Facebook. New research has found that Facebook status updates are more memorable than lines from a book or the faces of strangers. Overall, the researchers found that Facebook status updates were one-and-a-half times more memorable than sentences from books and two-and-a-half times more memorable

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Call Friends for Free With Facebook’s Messenger App

Now you can call your Facebook friends for free if you’re an iPhone user, that is. The company has rolled out a new feature in the U.S. that allows Facebook Messenger app users to place voice calls with friends over the social network using their data connection or Wi-Fi. The feature started rolling out in

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Google Glass to Hit Developers’ Hands This Month

Developers who want to get their hands on Google’s Project Glass won’t have to wait much longer. Google announced plans Tuesday to hold a “Glass Foundry” in San Francisco and New York in the coming weeks: Two full days of hacking that will allow developers to get an early look at Glass and start developing

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Create a Fake Girlfriend on Facebook for Just $39.99

Valentine's Day is approaching and it's just not the time of year that you want to be alone. And, sure, you could bring back that made-up gal-pal you bragged about around space camp back in the day, but technology has really screwed with your ability to fib. A quick Google search can reveal the truth.

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WheeMe Robot Is a Pint-Sized Personal Massage Therapist

For most people, massage appointments are a luxury a tradeoff between time and money, and relaxation. But one company aims to make massages more accessible by using a robot. The WheeMe is a personal pint-sized massage therapist that "massages and caresses" as it rolls across your body, according to the device's official website. Created by

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China or Russia Could Be Behind This Global Online Espionage Operation

Russia or China could be behind one of the largest and most complex cyber espionage campaigns ever revealed, according to cybersecurity experts contacted by Mashable. The operation, codenamed Red October, was uncovered yesterday by the Russian online security giant Kaspersky Lab. Unfortunately the evidence can't clearly show who is behind the attacks. All the experts,

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Facebook Unveils a Smarter Search Engine

Now we know what Facebook is building: a better internal search system. Speaking at a much-hyped event at Facebook HQ, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a raft of improvements to "graph search" that is, the ability to search within your social graph for specifics. The search improvements involve the ability to ask questions in

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Turn your keyboard into a recliner with uChair

We've seen more than a few innovative, stylish keyboards at CES this year, but few can claim to be pieces of furniture. Meet uChair, the keyboard that lets you type in true comfort. It's basically a recliner with a split keyboard embedded in the armrests. You sit back, adjust the headrest, pull up a screen,

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Warning: Java Exploit Potentially Affecting More Than 850 Million Computers

Security experts are recommending computer users disable or uninstall Java following the discovery of a zero-day Java exploit which allows hackers to take control of vulnerable Macs, PCs and Linux computers. The exploit takes advantage of a vulnerability left open in Java 7 Update 10, released in October of last year. It works by getting

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