Blog

Apple Patches iCloud Bug That May Have Leaked Celeb Photos

Apple Patches iCloud Bug That May Have Leaked Celeb Photos

Apple appears to have fixed a bug that some have speculated could be the possible source of this weekend's massive online leak of celebrity nude photos. The bug, known as "ibrute," appears to have been first noted on the social coding site Github. It allowed hackers to access an individual's iCloud data by exploiting a ...

How Online Technology Spurs Media and Creative Ad Effectiveness

How Online Technology Spurs Media and Creative Ad Effectiveness

Online technologies are creating a seismic shift in ad effectiveness research and spurring it towards an inferential approach. A long-standing, public example of the inferential approach has been Harvard’s IATs – Implicit Association Tests (implicit.harvard.edu). You can see this indirect technique in action about ...

Twitch’s Primetime Viewership is Higher Than CNN and MTV

Twitch’s Primetime Viewership is Higher Than CNN and MTV

On Monday, Amazon said it would spend more than $1 billion for Twitch, a website for watching video games. The site, which started three years ago, was never supposed to exist. Today, thousands of players are broadcasting, or streaming, their games on the site at any given moment, with many amassing a loyal audience. ...

Microsoft Removed 1,500 Misleading Apps from Windows Store

Microsoft Removed 1,500 Misleading Apps from Windows Store

Microsoft noted Tuesday that it has begun to crack down on apps whose icon, description or name can be misleading. In a blog post, the software maker noted it has removed more than 1,500 such apps and has worked with developers of other titles to change the potentially confusing information. “Every app store finds its own ...

Samsung’s ‘Gear Circle’ Combines Headphones With Text Alerts

Samsung’s ‘Gear Circle’ Combines Headphones With Text Alerts

Alongside the Gear S smartwatch, Samsung recently announced the Gear Circle, a pair of wireless earphones that can pair with your smartphone and vibrate to alert you to calls and notifications. Samsung says Gear Circle users can also use the wearable device's Bluetooth connection to listen to music on their smartphone, or ...

Philips’ Hue Lux Bulbs are Connected Bulbs at Half the Price

Philips’ Hue Lux Bulbs are Connected Bulbs at Half the Price

If you’re like me, you love your Philips Hue light bulbs, but hate paying $60 per bulb for a connected light that can do almost all colors of the rainbow (a true blue is a problem). For half the price you can pick up one of the new Hue Lux bulbs from Philips that work with the Hue lighting system, but only produce white ...

NYT: Tech is Replacing Clothes for Fashion-Conscious Teens

NYT: Tech is Replacing Clothes for Fashion-Conscious Teens

For some teenagers, wearing last season’s jeans will always be unthinkable. But a growing number consider texting on a dated smartphone even worse. For teenage apparel retailers, that screen-obsessed teenager poses a big threat in the still-important back-to-school sales season. Muscle shirts and strategically ripped ...

Google X’s ‘Project Wing’ is a New Drone-Delivery System

Google X’s ‘Project Wing’ is a New Drone-Delivery System

Google has been working on self-driving cars for some years now, but the company has just revealed that it is working on yet another ambitious and autonomous vehicle project. According to the BBC and The Atlantic, the secretive Google X team has been working for two years on Project Wing, a drone-based delivery system that ...

InvisibleHand Quietly Helps You Find the Best Deals on Travel

InvisibleHand Quietly Helps You Find the Best Deals on Travel

If you're planning to travel this upcoming holiday season, make sure you install the InvisibleHand browser plug-in before you start booking your trip. InvisibleHand is a free money-saving tool that helps you find the lowest prices on hotels, flights, and rental cars. Once you download the plugin for Firefox, Chrome or ...

Livescribe Notebook by Moleskine Combines Style and Functionality

Livescribe Notebook by Moleskine Combines Style and Functionality

If you've been writing with Livescribe, your life just got a little more stylish. Livescribe recently unveiled the Livescribe Notebook by Moleskine, which is compatible with all Livescribe smartpens and brings the classic design of Moleskine, with rounded edges, page ribbon, and leather binding, to the digital ...