Apr 22, 2014 4:53pm

Assessing the Damage From Heartbleed

The Internet didn’t stay broken-hearted from the Heartbleed bug for long. Heartbleed, which even has its own logo, helped raise awareness about online security, and as a result, it appears many sites have now patched security flaws and prompted users to change their passwords. The… Read More »

Apr 16, 2014 11:39am

Google Glass 1-Day ‘Explorer’ Offer a Sell Out

The hot item at Tuesday’s one-day-only Google Glass public sale was the “cotton” colored frames, which sold out in a matter of hours once the wearable tech devices became available. The sale was part of an expansion of Google’s Explorer program, in which they allow… Read More »

Apr 12, 2014 6:00am

5 Quick Tips to Spring Clean Your Digital Life

It may be time to put away the snow boots and thick jackets and go through the annual spring cleaning checklist, but don’t forget to give your digital life a quick clean-up, too. Robert Siciliano, a McAfee online security expert, shared five tips with ABCNews.com… Read More »

Apr 11, 2014 10:28am

What the Heartbleed Bug Looks Like to Hackers

This is what hackers see when they exploit the Heartbleed bug to steal private data, such as passwords and credit card numbers, from vulnerable users, according to malware analyst Mark Loman. Do not login to Yahoo! The OpenSSL bug #heartbleed allows extraction of usernames and… Read More »

Apr 3, 2014 12:26pm

Leaving Annoying Group Texts: Yup, There’s an App for That

Anyone who has ever group-texted knows the functionality is great for making plans with multiple friends, but has the potential to get pretty annoying when the conversation veers off topic. In an app-for-everything age, GroupXiT has stepped in to solve the problem. The app allows… Read More »

Mar 18, 2014 3:39am

Wal-Mart Wants Your Used Video Games

Wal-Mart wants your used video games. The retail giant is launching an in-store video game trade-in program, offering store credit to participating gamers, Wal-Mart announced in a press release today. Customers will be able to use the store credit to buy anything at Wal-Mart and… Read More »

Mar 17, 2014 2:02pm

Mind Games Grow in Popularity as Exercise for the Brain

When Susan Brandt, 66, of Miami, saw her parents starting to lose their memory, she turned to online games at a website called Lumosity in an attempt to sharpen her mind. Related: Seven tricks to improve your memory. “The single biggest thing I’m afraid of… Read More »

Mar 13, 2014 4:13pm

Mark Zuckerberg Calls US Government ‘Threat to the Internet’

Mark Zuckerberg lashed out at the government for its surveillance practices in a rant today on his Facebook page.  “When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we’re protecting you against criminals, not our own government.,” Zuckerberg wrote. Zuckerberg and other major tech… Read More »

By Maya Baratz

Mar 11, 2014 4:36pm

Bill Nye and Andy Samberg, Odd Couple Judges for User Inventions at SXSW

South by Southwest is known for its convergence of hipsters and geeks, and the hosts of the Quirky+GE Night of Invention event were emblematic of that odd couple vibe. The event was a sort of “Shark Tank” for new product ideas, and the panel of… Read More »

Mar 11, 2014 3:55pm

SXSW Attendee Shows Us What the Future Could Look Like

Another day, another self-proclaimed nerd at South By South West. Nick McGlynn, 31, was photographed riding around Austin, Texas on a Segway, wearing Google Glass while checking his smart phone. “I thought bringing the Segway to Austin would be the perfect way to get around,… Read More »