20Aug

TiVo romances TV viewers with Roamio DVR

Roamio, TiVo’s first new DVR in three years, features more storage, out-of-home streaming and services like Netflix and Hulu. Roamio is TiVo’s first new line of DVRs in three years New line incorporates features of Roku, Slingbox and other streaming devices Prices range from $199-$599 Review: Roamio is the “ultimate […]

19Aug

Choir: 'Keep yo business off Facebook'

“The things that you say, you know we’re going to find out about ’em anyway,” sings a man in this blurry cell phone clip. Church group sings “Keep Yo Business Off of Facebook” Cellphone video of the song draws attention online Some have complained that church groups should not sing […]

19Aug

Zuckerberg's page hacked to prove security flaw

A hacker says he tried to contact Facebook about a security flaw before using it to post to CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s page. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s personal page was hacked to make a point Palestinian researcher says security team didn’t take his reports seriously Facebook says volume of reports, language […]

19Aug

Samsung to announce smartwatch next month?

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Samsung may be the latest company to leap into the emerging field of “smart,” or Web-connected wristwatches. The company is planning to announce a new smartphone device that’s worn on the wrist in […]

16Aug

Film legend Herzog takes on texting and driving

Director Werner Herzog has made a PSA about texting and driving The 35-minute film showcases four incidents that ended in tragedy Herzog was an unlikely choice, but he’s glad he took the chance (CNN) — Director Werner Herzog has won countless film awards. His works, including “Aguirre: The Wrath of […]

15Aug

What the Steve Jobs movie got right, and wrong

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14Aug

5 cool features every phone should have

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Fall is coming, which means smartphone manufacturers will be launching new models with flashy new bells and whistles. But some forward-looking features are already part of existing phones. Here are five helpful features […]

14Aug

Foul-mouthed hacker hijacks baby's monitor

Hacker curses at 2-year-old through baby monitor in her room Houston father says web camera turned to face parents when they arrived The girl, who is hearing-impaired, never woke up Experts say to make sure monitors are password-protected (CNN) — An unknown hacker apparently gained access to a 2-year-old girl’s […]

13Aug

NASA sending 3-D printer to space

NASA plans to launch a 3-D printer to the International Space Station The tool will let astronauts replace lost or broken items Launching spares takes up space and adds weight to launches Printer will be ready in June for a SpaceX mission to the station (CNN) — When traveling through […]

13Aug

Google is making great hardware

Google’s Web-streaming Chromecast device costs just $35 and was an immediate hit. Google, known historically for its Web products, is now making popular gadgets Over the last year, Google has released a string of incredible hardware products The Chromebook Pixel laptop and Chromecast TV-streaming device are big hits To endure […]

12Aug

Hyperloop vs. world's fastest trains

China’s Shanhai Maglev train is currently the world’s fastest, able to hit 311 mph with a top operating speed of 268 mph. Elon Musk’s proposed Hyperloop system would be twice as fast as world’s speediest train China’s Shanghai Maglev train has topped out at 311 mph For L.A to San […]

12Aug

Report: New iPhone coming Sept. 10

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09Aug

Why people share murder, rape on Facebook

Derek Medina, right, posted a picture of his slain wife’s body to Facebook and then turned himself in for her murder. Crimes, both minor and major, get confessed on social media surprisingly often A Miami man allegedly killed his wife and posted a photo of her body on Facebook Experts […]

08Aug

Nearly half of all video gamers are women

A visitor to this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles plays a demo of “Warframe” at the Sony Playstation 4 booth. Report: Almost half of video game players in U.S. are female Gamers cite a rise in strong female characters in top titles In gaming circles, though, some say […]

08Aug

YouTube creators unveil MixBit

MixBit users can edit together up to 256 clips from the site to create videos that are up to one hour long. MixBit, released Thursday, lets users create and edit short videos It’s from two of the creators of YouTube Users can splice up to 256 videos together to create […]

07Aug

Why more Amber alerts will be waking you up

A cell phone in Los Angeles, California, displays an Amber Alert issued late Monday. Californians were startled awake this week by Amber Alerts on their phones The alerts were the first sent statewide in California under a new program Some people were annoyed by the alerts, while others cite them […]

07Aug

Facebook is tweaking your News Feed

This image, provided by Facebook, shows how an older but popular post could be moved up in a user’s News Feed. Facebook is tweaking your News Feed to put popular older posts back on top On an average day, people only see 300 of the 1,500 posts from their friends […]

06Aug

New Galaxy Note coming Sept. 4?

With a 5.6-inch display screen, the Samsung Galaxy Note II leads a wave of smartphone-tablet hybrids. Samsung expected to unveil new Galaxy Note on Sept. 4 Invitation to Berlin event says to “note” the date The company’s Note line leads a bigger-screen category (CNN) — It’s becoming an annual tradition: […]

06Aug

Limbaugh: Tech bloggers 'hate' Apple

Right-wing commentator Rush Limbaugh: “Nine out of 10 bloggers writing high-tech hate Apple.” Rush Limbaugh says “9 out of 10 bloggers writing high-tech hate Apple” Limbaugh compares Apple to the GOP because both are under attack by liberal media Limbaugh: “Google, Android, and Samsung are the equivalent of the Democrats” […]

06Aug

5 things Mars rover Curiosity has taught us

Curiosity landed on Mars on August 6, 2012 (August 5 in the western U.S.) The rover will make a 5-mile journey to the planet’s Mount Sharp Scientist says landing the rover itself was a major accomplishment Rover found evidence that life could have existed on Mars (CNN) — One of […]

05Aug

The five scariest hacks we saw last week

At the Black Hat and DefCon conferences in Las Vegas, hackers showcase exploits they’ve found to help fix them. Security researchers showed the latest phone, home and car hacks in Las Vegas Smartphones were hacked through chargers, malware and femtocells Some cameras in computers, toys and smart TVs can be […]

02Aug

Hackers break into homes

“Smart home” devices are becoming more common — but not all of them are equipped with proper security, say experts. Hackers break into homes equipped with security devices Among vulnerable items: front-door locks, power outlets, even certain toilets Number of automated products for the home expected to soar (CNN) — […]

02Aug

Apparently This Matters: Got leftovers? Wanna trade?

A new app lets you share your uneaten food with strangers. What could possibly go wrong? Leftover Swap is an app that will allow users to share, trade away uneaten food Developer: “So much is going to waste” Bellini: It’s sort of like Craigslist for your pizza Editor’s note: Each […]

02Aug

Images overtaking texting

One professor sees the spread of photos on social media as “sort of an interesting attempt at fame.” Messaging has progressed from e-mails to texts, tweets, Vines and Instagram pics Young people, especially, communicate through visuals and short bits of text Professor: Brevity “encourages people to distill ideas down to […]