20 minutes ago GigaOM Mathew Ingram 20 minutes ago

Star Citizen space game racks up $63 million in crowdfunding

Star Citizen is by far the largest crowdfunding campaign in recent memory, raising more than $63 million for a massively multiplayer online space simulator game created by legendary game designer... [more]

1 hour ago GigaOM David Meyer 1 hour ago

Social media terms and conditions are way too complex, say UK MPs

The British Parliament's Science and Technology Committee seized on Facebook's emotion-manipulation study as a perfect example of why people need to be more aware of how their personal data is... [more]

2 hours ago Re/code Kara Swisher 2 hours ago

My Big Fat iPhone 6 Plus Wedding … Is Not Okay With Anyone

“It’s such a big thing,” said Martha Stewart to me and not in a good way one night a few weeks ago at a dinner in New York, where I was to interview her and media mogul Barry Diller... [more]

2 hours ago Computerworld Patrick Thibodeau 2 hours ago

Coming soon: Murder by Internet

Imagine a fleet of quad copters or drones equipped with explosives and controlled by terrorists. Or someone who hacks into a connected insulin pump and changes the settings in a lethal way. Or... [more]

2 hours ago ZDNet 2 hours ago

Stanford professor and entrepreneur Steve Blank on startups, pivots, and corporate innovation

One of the top entrepreneurial educators in the world offers essential advice to both startups and large... [more]

3 hours ago The Next Web Abhimanyu Ghoshal 3 hours ago

Bing begins processing 'right to be forgotten' search result removal requests in Europe

Microsoft’s search engine Bing has begun to remove search results in Europe that mention individuals who have invoked their ‘right to be forgotten’, reports removal request service... [more]

4 hours ago Schneier on Security Bruce Schneier 4 hours ago

Economic Failures of HTTPS Encryption

Interesting paper: "Security Collapse of the HTTPS Market." From the conclusion: Recent breaches at CAs have exposed several systemic vulnerabilities and market failures inherent in the... [more]

4 hours ago ZDNet 4 hours ago

Sony Pictures corporate files stolen and released in cyberattack

Sony Pictures Entertainment's internal network was reportedly hijacked this week, and it seems corporate data has leaked on to the web.... [more]

5 hours ago Naked Security Paul Ducklin 5 hours ago

Adobe publishes out-of-band Flash update - provides "booster dose" for October's patches

Adobe has published a Flash update, dubbed APSB14-26. The new patch offers additional protection against a vulnerability that was originally addressed in October... [more]

5 hours ago TechCrunch Natasha Lomas 5 hours ago

'Right To Be Forgotten' Guidelines Published By European Regulators

 Europe’s Article 29 Working Party, the body comprised of data protection representatives from individual Member States of the European Union, has now published guidelines on the... [more]

5 hours ago TechCrunch Ingrid Lunden 5 hours ago

IBM: Thanksgiving Online Sales Up 14%, One-Third Of Sales On Mobile Led By iOS

 Black Friday is traditionally thought of as the first day of holiday shopping in the U.S., but with more buying options (and promotions) becoming available online, many are now... [more]

5 hours ago TechCrunch Darrell Etherington 5 hours ago

Sony E-ink Watch Aims To Make Low–Power Screens The Next Big Thing In Fashion Fabric

 Almost every tech hardware maker is basically racing smart watches out the door, but Sony is looking at how it can re-invent the basic timekeeping device itself with a new special project that... [more]

5 hours ago Technology Review 5 hours ago

A Sleek Wristband That Can Track Seizures

A startup wants to make it easier for people with epilepsy to detect seizures and let others know when they need help.A new wristband from a startup called Empatica is built for people with... [more]

5 hours ago The Verge Vlad Savov 5 hours ago

Sony's e-paper watch is a thing of minimalist beauty

Two days ago, we heard of Sony's plans to build a watch made entirely of e-paper — one where the band and the watch face would both change in response to the user's wrist gestures. It... [more]

7 hours ago Naked Security John Hawes 7 hours ago

Should vapers fear malware-laced e-cigarettes?

A humorous and very likely apocryphal online comment has spun itself up into a major news item. It's tempting to simply ignore the whole nonsense and carry on as normal. But maybe there is... [more]

10 hours ago TechCrunch Jon Russell 10 hours ago

Restaurant Guide Zomato Begins Dishing Up Ads In Its Mobile Apps

 Global restaurant discovery service Zomato pulled in $60 million in fresh funding just ten days ago, and now it’s time to ramp up its monetization efforts after the India-headquartered... [more]

10 hours ago The Next Web Abhimanyu Ghoshal 10 hours ago

Buy a OnePlus One Smartphone online without an invite for the next 72 hours

Just in time for Black Friday, the OnePlus One is now available for purchase without an invite for the next 72 hours, across all the markets it currently ships to. This sale is similar to one the... [more]

12 hours ago Wall Street Journal 12 hours ago

Europe Targets U.S. Web Firms

Europe escalated its war against U.S. technology superpowers as the Continent’s two largest economies and the European Parliament backed efforts to rein in the influence of Apple, Facebook and... [more]

12 hours ago Wall Street Journal 12 hours ago

New Facebook Rules to Sting Entrepreneurs

Starting in mid-January, the social network will intensify its efforts to filter out unpaid promotional material in user news... [more]

13 hours ago Wall Street Journal 13 hours ago

New Entrepreneurs Find Pain in Spain

Europe’s unemployment crisis has compelled hundreds of thousands of people to try to reinvent themselves as entrepreneurs. But these inexperienced business operators are flying into harsh... [more]

14 hours ago TechCrunch Catherine Shu 14 hours ago

MOCAheart Makes Keeping Track Of Your Heart's Vital Signs Easy

 MOCAheart wants to make keeping track of your cardiovascular health as easy as pressing a button. The device, which is currently on Kickstarter, was developed by a team led by Naama Stauber and... [more]

14 hours ago TechCrunch Natasha Lomas 14 hours ago

Spend Your Black Friday Funds Helping Crowdfund A Mission To The Moon

 You have enough towels already. And owning more gadgets just means more under-utilized stuff gathering accusatory dust. So why not spend the Black Friday funds you’d set aside to spend on... [more]

14 hours ago TechCrunch Darrell Etherington 14 hours ago

Twitter Experiments With Engagement Stats Directly In Tweets

 Want to know just how many people actually care about what you’re tweeting? A new Twitter experiment spotted by ex-Twitter platform head Ryan Sarver will show many you how users are... [more]

16 hours ago GigaOM Signe Brewster 16 hours ago

Which desktop 3D printer should you buy this holiday season?

3D printing might be an emerging industry, but there are already an overwhelming amount of options. Which one is best for you depends on exactly how you will be using the machine. Which desktop 3D... [more]

16 hours ago The Next Web Mike Volpe 16 hours ago

The real reason unlimited vacation policies work

Mike Volpe is the CMO of Hubspot. At most companies in the United States, vacation starts in the most unrelaxing way possible: permission slips. Accruing enough time to go on vacation then having to... [more]

18 hours ago Wall Street Journal 18 hours ago

Oil Prices Fall as Opec Meets

Oil prices fell to four-year lows as the outcome of a crucial OPEC meeting remained unclear.... [more]

19 hours ago New York Times James Kanter 19 hours ago

E.U. Parliament, in Nonbinding Measure, Calls for Breaking Up Google

While the vote poses no immediate threat to the company, it symbolizes the growing resentment in Europe toward the American technology... [more]

20 hours ago The Next Web Andrii Degeler 20 hours ago

Yandex's new browser is a bold UI experiment that takes the best from Chrome and Opera

Russian internet giant Yandex has launched an alpha version of its new Chromium-based browser for Windows and Mac OS X that incorporates a few interesting ideas of how a modern browser might look. The... [more]

20 hours ago GigaOM Mathew Ingram 20 hours ago

How to stop Twitter from seeing what mobile apps you've installed

Twitter is going to start tracking what apps users have installed on their phone, so that the service can target advertising better, as well as recommending users or tweets for people to follow. If... [more]

22 hours ago ArsTechnica Lee Hutchinson 22 hours ago

Where and how do Ars staffers work? Our computers, let us show you them!

Our quick "Chairs Technica" write up last Thanksgiving was a hit, and we all enjoyed showing you all the different awesome places where we put our butts while working. This year, though, we wanted... [more]

23 hours ago TechCrunch Alex Wilhelm 23 hours ago

Windows Phone 8.1 Finally Breaks The 50% Market Share Threshold

 Windows Phone 8.1 accounted for more than 50 percent of all Windows Phone usage in November. It closed October with 46.7 percent of the market. Windows Phone 8, its predecessor, still... [more]

23 hours ago Computerworld John Ribeiro 23 hours ago

Close shaves between aircraft and drones are on the upswing

Near misses between drones and aircraft are on the increase, with pilots of airplanes sometimes having to take evasive action, according to data released by the U.S. Federal Aviation... [more]

yesterday TechCrunch Kyle Russell yesterday

Space Age Is An Old-School Adventure Built For Mobile

 Space Age is an old-school adventure game built for the iPhone and iPad from the developers of The Incident. Read... [more]

yesterday GigaOM Mathew Ingram yesterday

Syrian Electronic Army hacks websites via Gigya's login service

A number of large websites that use the Gigya social-login and commenting service were hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army on Thursday, using a vulnerability in the company's DNS settings at... [more]

yesterday TechCrunch Patrick Salyer yesterday

Identity Wars: Why Apple Pay Is About More Than Payments

 With their array of shiny new features, bigger screens, and better hardware, there’s been no shortage of attention paid to the launch of the new iPhones. Early reviews seem to indicate... [more]

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