With smartphone theft on the rise, lawmakers have proposed a bill aimed at reducing the impetus for thieves.
If passed, the law would require manufacturers to install a “kill switch,” or a mechanism to disable stolen phones. The law would not only protect sensitive personal data stored on the phone, but also ruin the device’s resale value. A group of four senators, led by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), introduced the bill on Thursday.
Democrats in both houses of Congress have introduced new legislation to protect net neutrality, at least for the time being
Rep. Henry Waxman and Rep. Anna Eshoo, both of California, proposed what they’re calling the “Open Internet Preservation Act of 2014,” a bill to restore Federal Communication Commission (FCC) open Internet standards struck down in an appeals court decision in January. (The bill’s full text is embedded below.)
If enacted, the bill would essentially keep net neutrality…
Was there really a time before Macs? More importantly, was there really a time before the Macintosh Operating System? As I sit here typing on a Macbook Air running Mac OS X Mavericks, the pinnacle of the art form of Mac, with every technical obstacle between me and the interface removed, it’s genuinely hard to remember it wasn’t always this way
All computers that weren’t the Mac imitated its style. In the modern digital world, we are surrounded by its legacy. It’s like a fish trying to…
This month, Tumblr is introducing its second mobile ad unit, Sponsored Trending Blogs, which leverages one of Tumblr’s most-read sections.
The ad unit is Tumblr’s fifth since the Yahoo-owned company began running ads in May 2012. The others include Radar and spotlight ads, Sponsored Radar, Sponsored Spotlight, Sponsored Web Post and Sponsored Mobile Posts. The latter unit, introduced in April, was Tumblr’s first on mobile.
Tumblr introduced Trending…
The Shawshank Redemption. Good Will Hunting. 12 Angry Men. Of these three critically acclaimed films, not one of them would receive an ‘A’ rating based on a review system being implemented in several Swedish cinemas. The rating system in question? The Bechdel Test, of course.
The Bechdel Test, named after the author/artist Alison Bechdel, was first introduced in 1985 to assess films according to the following guidelines:
Curious if your Adobe account was one of the millions compromised in October by hackers? A new tool launched by password security service LastPass will help you identify if your account is at risk.
Last month, Adobe confirmed hackers infiltrated its network and stole millions of customer emails and encrypted passwords. The company originally said about 2.9 million users were affected, but news later circulated that passwords published online were for about 150 million breached accounts
Vine, Twitter’s six-second video recording app, introduced a few new additions to its popular app on Thursday, allowing users to finally edit and save posts before sharing.
A new tool called “Sessions” allows users to save up to 10 posts at once and come back to work on them again at a later time. To do so, users click on a new icon at the bottom right side of the camera to save a session or open one you’ve already started.
From a distance, Apple‘s new, powerful Mac Pro desktop workstation looks pretty cool. Up close though it’s, well, better. The body is pure aluminum and feels as smooth and luxurious as the left bumper of a Maserati.
Another surprising piece of information: This little cylindrical powerhouse is built not in China alongside most of Apple’s other hardware, but in the U.S.
Apple, which introduced the Mac Pro back in June, finally revealed during its iPad Air…
Amazon, the world’s biggest e-commerce company, and HTC Corp. have been in talks since at least June to develop handsets for sale to users of the Amazon Prime service, according to two people familiar with the talks.
A final decision hasn’t been made on whether to proceed with a product or when it would be delivered, the people said, asking to not be identified because the talks are private. Amazon wants to increase the number of devices that can access its Amazon Instant Video service and…
Apple invitations to major product unveilings are short, cryptic messages, stingy with words and visuals, but if you read them correctly, rich with meaning. The emailed invite to Apple’s Oct. 22 event in California is no different. Read carefully: It’s a veritable font of information.
Obviously, the invite comes after months of rumors about what Apple will do and just more than a month after Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced two new phones, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. All of that informs a good…
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