23Sep

Bounty offered for iPhone 5S hack

NEW: German hackers’ group claims to have hacked the iPhone 5S Website is offering a cash bounty for the first person to successfully hack the phone To collect, a hacker must lift a fingerprint and use it to unlock the phone’s Touch ID sensor Site creator: “The whole point … […]

21Sep

Twitter: The angriest site on the Internet

Nina Davuluri was crowned 2014 Miss America on September 15 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Then came the hate on Twitter. The crowning of Miss America on Sunday led to angry, often bigoted tweets Twitter has become a go-to place for online anger Many reasons: It’s fast, brief, requires little […]

20Sep

Gold iPhones sold out til October

.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} ]]> The iPhone 5S went on sale Friday in eleven countries and territories around the world. The gold-colored model, shown here, is already back-ordered online. The latest additions to the iPhone line — the […]

19Sep

Phonebloks: A new concept in phones

.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} ]]> What does 20 million tonnes of electronic waste look like? Well, it looks something like a large container train full of decaying technology stretched all the way around the world. Every year we […]

18Sep

What you need to know about iOS 7

Apple’s new, completely redesigned iOS 7 mobile operating system was released on Wednesday. Apple’s latest operating system for iPhones and iPad was released Wednesday iOS 7 is available for some older devices, but not all features will work A new OS can include bugs or slow down older devices Unless […]

18Sep

New iPhones: The reviews are in

.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} ]]> The latest additions to the iPhone line — the colorful iPhone 5C, left, and higher-end iPhone 5S — go on sale in stores Friday. They mark the first time Apple has launched two […]

17Sep

iPhone's Siri leaves beta, enters manhood

The updated Siri can adjust iPhone settings, do Bing searches for “wombats” and look through Twitter. Apple is updating its Siri voice assistant feature on Thursday Siri will get an optional male voice and will integrate Twitter and Wikipedia results Siri faces stiff competition from Google’s Voice Search, which can […]

16Sep

Gamers gear up for 'Grand Theft Auto V'

“Grand Theft Auto V” could be the highest-grossing enertainment release ever, besting movies and music as well as games. “Grand Theft Auto V” marks the return of one of gaming’s top titles The series is known for expansive play options, including violence In game, players are criminals free to act […]

16Sep

3D-printed gun now a museum piece

London museum acquires world’s first 3D-printed gun The firearm is the invention of Texan law student Cody Wilson The U.S. State department banned Wilson from distributing the gun’s plans in May (CNN) — The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK has acquired two models of the world’s first 3D-printed […]

14Sep

23 key moments from Twitter history

.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} ]]> In the early going, founders were using the vowel-free “Twttr” because they were focused on mobile and hoped to get the SMS shortcode 89887 (TWTTR). Unfortunately, according to Dorsey, that was already owned […]

13Sep

Mix tape, anyone? The cassette turns 50

.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} ]]> In 1963, Philips Electronics officially introduced the “compact cassette,” which contained a length of audio tape approximately 3.15 millimeters wide that ran at 1-7/8 inches per second. It was intended to replace the […]

12Sep

How secure is your iPhone fingerprint?

The new iPhone 5S with fingerprint-scanning technology is displayed at the Apple campus Tuesday. The idea of handing over fingerprints to Apple via new iPhone 5S has some nervous The phone will feature a fingerprint sensor in its Home button for added security Apple: Fingerprint info will be encrypted and […]

12Sep

Zuckerberg's bizarre new challenge

Mark Zuckerberg speaks Wednesday at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, where he presumably met someone new. Mark Zuckerberg has vowed to speak to one non-Facebook employee a day during 2013 The Facebook CEO sets annual challenges for himself Previously he has worn a tie every day, killed all the animals he […]

12Sep

How secure is your iPhone fingerprint?

The new iPhone 5S with fingerprint-scanning technology is displayed at the Apple campus Tuesday. The idea of handing over fingerprints to Apple via new iPhone 5S has some nervous The phone will feature a fingerprint sensor in its Home button for added security Apple: Fingerprint info will be encrypted and […]

11Sep

Internet, Wall Street unimpressed by new iPhones

.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} ]]> Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off the company’s iPhone press event before several hundred reporters and guests Tuesday at the Apple campus in Cupertino, California. Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig […]

11Sep

Hands-on impressions of new iPhones

CNN’s Heather Kelly spent a few minutes with new newly launched iPhones Tuesday 5S fingerprint sensor worked seamlessly, though adding profiles takes some time A slow-motion video looked impressively professional The polycarbonate body on the iPhone 5C feels sturdier than other plastic phones Cupertino, California (CNN) — After Apple unveiled […]

10Sep

How iPhone 5S makes your finger into a password

On the iPhone 5S, Touch ID uses your fingerprint for security Fingerprint data is encrypted, stored on phone, not Apple servers Some experts say Apple’s tech is nice, but won’t be game-changer (CNN) — The most impressive feature of the new iPhone 5S may be its ability to turn your […]

10Sep

Meet the newest iPhones: the 5S and 5C

Apple senior vice president Phil Schiller presents the iPhone 5C, a cheaper, simpler new version of the phone, at an event on Tuesday. Apple rolls out two new iPhones The iPhone 5S is upgrade to current model The iPhone 5C will be less expensive (CNN) — For the first time […]

09Sep

Next iPhone has some catching up to do

.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} ]]> There have been six models of the iPhone since Apple introduced the pioneering device in 2007. This week should bring the seventh (and maybe the eighth). Here’s a look at Apple’s brief history […]

09Sep

The tech genius who died on 9/11

Danny Lewin packed a lot into his 31 years, including founding a major tech firm, Akamai Technologies. Danny Lewin was a math genius who co-founded Akamai Technologies Lewin’s innovative algorithms allowed the Web to run faster, more efficiently Lewin may have been first person to die in the September 11, […]

06Sep

Ghetto Tracker site offends, dies and returns

This was the original homepage of the site Ghetto Tracker, which has since been renamed Good Part of Town. GhettoTracker.com was started to let locals share what areas they think are “unsafe” Critics say the site encourages racism and class segregation The founder has rebranded the site, taken it down, […]

06Sep

Reports: NSA cracks much online encryption

The NSA has been able to unscramble much of the encoding that keeps people’s personal data safe online, reports say. NEW: This is the most important leak to date from Edward Snowden, an analyst says Reports: NSA and GCHQ have cracked much of the encryption protecting online data The agencies […]

05Sep

How Galaxy Gear stacks up to other smartwatches

.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’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch has a 1.6-inch display, low-res camera, 4GB of storage and comes in six colors. It will go on sale in late September and sell for $299. Pebble was a […]

05Sep

Reaction: Galaxy Gear useful but too pricey

Samsung introduces Galaxy Gear smartwatch The $299 watch will be available in 140 countries late this month and in October On first impression, reviewers say it’s a significant step forward Some critics worry its price, sluggish apps may dampen sales (CNN) — In rolling out its Galaxy Gear on Wednesday, […]