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, […]

WarKitteh & DOsDog Hit The Streets

An engineer has told a hacking conference how he turned a cat and a dog into tech weapons: the former to make a point and the latter for a prank. Gene Bransfield of Tenacity Solutions discussed his work at the DEFCON event and then followed up with an interview with the Guardian. His first project, […]

Amnesty International Uses Tinder To Raise Awareness [Link]

Whether you’re on the dating scene or not, you may be aware of the dating app Tinder which has a remarkably simple system: you see photos of potential matches in your area, swipe left to reject and right to approve, and get put in contact with anyone where you’ve mutually swiped right. Amnesty International has now […]

Microsoft Ditches Android; Goes All In On Windows Phone

Microsoft is ditching Android from its smartphone range. It’s part of a strategy on streamlining its phone operations, which will be a key part of the company’s biggest ever round of job cuts. When Microsoft took over Nokia’s handset division, it certainly appeared that continuing to produce both Windows Phone and Android handsets was an […]

Amazon Deal of the Day: Up to 80% Off Select PNY Memory Cards, Flash Drives, and Smartphone PowerPacks

For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon offers Up to 80% Off Select PNY Memory Cards, Flash Drives, and Smartphone PowerPacks. These deals are valid today only, May 5, 2014. [Up to 80% Off Select PNY Memory Cards, Flash Drives, and Smartphone PowerPacks]

Google May Get Into Wi-Fi And Cellphone Services

Google may be expanding its provision of public Wi-Fi according to planning documents for its high-speed broadband service. There’s even speculation it could get into cellphone services. The revelation comes in a planning document sent to officials in 34 cities which have shown an interest in getting Google Fiber. That’s a program in which Google […]

All Smartphones To Have Killswitch Option

The cellphone industry has agreed to add a “killswitch” so users can remotely disable a lost or stolen phone. But it’ll be opt-in, something that’s left lawmakers unsatisfied. Politicians in several areas have pushed for state or local laws that would force phone manufacturers to include a killswitch in all new phones, with network carriers […]