Hear: The App That Let’s You Anonymously Talk… and Stalk!

By Kazzie Ch – Robot Sucré Guest Blogger What if I were to tell you that you could listen to people’s conversations without feeling totally weird about it? Never mind eavesdropping on your table neighbor at Starbucks. We’ve done this already; it’s not exciting anymore. Also, I don’t care about your pumpkin-spiced latte. There’s a […]

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New iPads Feature Multi-Carrier SIM

Amid all the usual hype for thinner screens and bigger resolutions at the latest Apple launch event came a genuine breakthrough for the iPad: a reprogrammable SIM card that can work with multiple carriers. The iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, which will take over as the most expensive models in the range in […]

BlackBerry’s New Phone Has Square Screen

BlackBerry has released a new handset with some unusual features including a square screen and a touch-sensitive physical keyboard. It’s an attempt to recapture the business market but may serve as a test bed for the unusual physical aspects. The BlackBerry Passport is so named because it’s roughly the same size as the passports used […]

iPhone 6 Launch A Success Despite China Delay

Apple says it sold more than 10 million of the new iPhones in their first weekend on sale, a new company record. While that didn’t include sales to China this time round, it seems a fair number of handsets will be headed there anyway. The 10 million+ figure covers both the iPhone 6 and the […]

Virgin Flights May Get 70 Mbps Internet

Virgin Atlantic customers could get in-flight WiFi with speeds of up to 70 Mbps thanks to a new deal. The airline has partnered with Gogo, a firm that already provides in-flight Internet access. At the moment the speeds top out at just under 10 Mbps, but it’s recently announced a new system called 2Ku that […]

Cyborg Unplug: Network Blocker Tackles Google Glass & Spy Tools

The maker of a new gadget claims it can knock any unwanted device off a local network. But Julian Oliver concedes that some features of Cyborg Unplug may be illegal depending on your location. Oliver previously developed a web script named glasshole.sh that is specifically designed for finding and blocking Google Glass connections on a […]

California Makes Smartphone Killswitch Mandatory

Californian politicians have passed a law mandating a “killswitch” in all smartphones, allowing users to remotely disable the phone if it’s lost or stolen. It’s the first such law to require such a feature to be enabled by default. Bill 962 says all phones that are manufactured after 1 July 2015 and then sold in […]

Cellphone Firm Cancels Sexist Selfie Contest

A Chinese cellphone manufacturer has apologized for running a contest that critics described as sexist. OnePlus was promoting the OnePlus One handset, which has had some excellent reviews. It’s an Android-based handset with some high-end specs, being sold to US customers at $299. It looks like that’s a promotional price for the launch period and, […]