• AT&T Customers to Get $88M in Refunds for Bogus Charges

    AT&T Customers to Get $88M in Refunds for Bogus Charges

    AT&T customers who had unauthorized third-party charges added to their bills will be getting their refunds soon, the Federal Trade Commission announced today.7 million AT&T customers who were charged up to $9.
  • Official: Samsung Pushing Software Update to Remaining Note 7 Devices to Stop Them From Charging (Updated)

    Official: Samsung Pushing Software Update to Remaining Note 7 Devices to Stop Them From Charging (Updated)

    Starting December 19, Samsung will begin pushing a new software update to remaining Galaxy Note 7 devices in the US that have not yet been returned.That software update will prevent devices from being able to charge and will them “eliminate their ability to work as mobile devices.
  • Feds: If Airlines Allow Voice Calls, They Should Tell You Upfront

    Feds: If Airlines Allow Voice Calls, They Should Tell You Upfront

    The FCC's existing rules prohibit people from using certain frequencies to place voice calls from mobile devices on planes.The DOT notes that some international airlines already allow for voice calls, largely without incident.
  • Japanese Dementia Patients Tagged With Barcode Stickers

    Japanese Dementia Patients Tagged With Barcode Stickers

    Others tag their senile grandparents' fingers and toes with a scannable barcode.A company in Iruma, Japan, has developed miniature nail adhesives to help keep track of people suffering fro dementia.
  • Disney Uses Physics to Simplify Motion Capture

    Disney Uses Physics to Simplify Motion Capture

    But how do you reduce the sensor count down so much and still accurately record natural movement in high detail and real-time?You'll notice how realistic the motion capture is, and that it even accurately portrays interaction with props.
  • Tech Workers Won't Help Trump Build Muslim Registry

    Tech Workers Won't Help Trump Build Muslim Registry

    As tech company executives prepare to meet with President-elect Donald Trump Wednesday in New York City, many of their employees are pledging to resist something Trump has backed: a database of all Muslims in the US.Absolutely," Trump told NBC's Vaughn Hillyard.
  • How to Find the Best Android Calendar App

    How to Find the Best Android Calendar App

    But if you're on the hunt for the best calendar app for Android, it implies that you don't want to use Google Calendar, seeing as it usually comes preinstalled on most Android devices.The second Android calendar app that stands out for its design is Cal - Google Calendar + Widget, which I'll just refer to as Cal by Any.
  • Facebook 'Instant Verification' Speeds Up Android App Logins

    Facebook 'Instant Verification' Speeds Up Android App Logins

    Signing in to apps on your phone can be a hassle, but a new tool from Facebook is intended to help speed up the process for those who authenticate using Facebook credentials.The latest Facebook SDK for Android adds "instant verification" to Account Kit, Facebook's phone number and email login solution.
  • Pokemon Go Players Take 200K Trips Around Earth

    Pokemon Go Players Take 200K Trips Around Earth

    The Pokemon Go fever may have broken, but the game is still inspiring people to get out and move.Since its introduction in July, the real-world scavenger hunt has energized folks around the world to walk impressive distances in search of virtual creatures.
  • The Unblinking Eye: Employee Monitoring in the IoT Era

    The Unblinking Eye: Employee Monitoring in the IoT Era

    Less attention has been paid to the privacy of employees interacting with IoT in the workplace.Again, harvesting and using this data could open up a Pandora’s box.
  • The Unblinking Eye: Employee Monitoring in the IoT Era

    The Unblinking Eye: Employee Monitoring in the IoT Era

    Less attention has been paid to the privacy of employees interacting with IoT in the workplace.Again, harvesting and using this data could open up a Pandora’s box.
  • FCC: Verizon, AT&T Probably Violate Net Neutrality

    FCC: Verizon, AT&T Probably Violate Net Neutrality

    AT&T and Verizon are likely violating net neutrality laws by letting subscribers of their mobile data plans stream some audio and video content without it counting towards their data caps, the Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday.In AT&T's case, the decision applies to its Sponsored Data program, which lets companies pay to exempt their streaming audio and video content from subscribers' data caps.
  • Samsung Security Cameras Hacked Again

    Samsung Security Cameras Hacked Again

    By accessing php files designed to facilitate firmware updates for Smartcam devices, the hackers were able to install a remote command execution script that gave them full control of the cameras.The vulnerability, according to Exploiteers, lies with Samsung's iWatch webcam monitoring service.
  • Secure Email Service Lavabit, a Snowden Favorite, Returns

    Secure Email Service Lavabit, a Snowden Favorite, Returns

    For now, however, it's only available to those who had accounts prior to its shutdown.The service shuttered a month later (as did Silent Circle's email) so as not "to become complicit in crimes against the American people," Levison said at the time.
  • Immigration-Ban Protesters Urge Others to #DeleteUber

    Immigration-Ban Protesters Urge Others to #DeleteUber

    In the wake of President Trump's immigration executive order, the NY Taxi Workers Alliance on Saturday announced a one-hour strike at JFK in solidarity with those being detained.By crossing the picket line, the company incurred a flurry of wrath online: The #DeleteUber hashtag began trending on Twitter, encouraging folks to quit the pickup service altogether.
  • Report: Security Flaw Lets Hackers Snoop on 76 iPhone Apps

    Report: Security Flaw Lets Hackers Snoop on 76 iPhone Apps

    HTTPS encryption is good, but it won't protect you from the sort of man-in-the-middle attack that security researchers said this week can affect dozens of popular iPhone and iPad apps.In most cases, they'll be undetected by the app security built into Apple's iOS mobile operating system, according to iOS security expert Will Strafach.
  • 15 Cool Smartphone Camera Tricks You Should Know

    15 Cool Smartphone Camera Tricks You Should Know

    Back in the early aughts, there was a nagging fear in the zeitgeist that a coming "phone cam" tsunami would wipe away what tattered shreds of civility we had left.As it turns out, those alarmist calls were somewhat prescient—at least in the sense of how everything would soon change.