Jul 17, 2014 10:23am

Why Weak Passwords Aren’t Always a Bad Idea

It turns out having your dog’s name as your password isn’t such a bad idea after all. New research from Microsoft says Internet users are better off recycling weak, memorable passwords for accounts of low importance. Complex passwords, comprised of letters, numbers and symbols, should… Read More »

Jul 16, 2014 2:34pm

First Instagram Posted 4 Years Ago Today

The honor of being in the first Instagram snap, which was posted four years ago today, went to co-founder Kevin Systrom’s dog. The pet pooch is so cute that she didn’t even need one of Instagram’s now ubiquitous filters. At the time, the photo sharing… Read More »

Jul 16, 2014 1:37pm

Meet BlackBerry’s Belated Answer to Apple’s Siri

This tech feature falls under the category of “better late than never.” BlackBerry unveiled its answer to Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana today, and decided to go with a straightforward, if not so evocative, name. Meet ”BlackBerry Assistant.” The voice-enabled personal assistant will run on devices with… Read More »

Jul 15, 2014 3:57pm

Google Hires Crack Team to Police the Internet

Google announced today it is building an all-star team of security researchers who will act like anti-hacking superheroes to protect the Internet. Their mission: To make the Internet a safer place by searching for online bugs and hackers. The “Project Zero” team will be tasked… Read More »

Jul 9, 2014 4:16pm

Severe Weather Apps

When it comes to severe weather – the watches and warnings are out there – it is your responsibility to make sure you get them. On top of NOAA weather radios and WEA alerts on your phone – there’s an app for that!   Many… Read More »

Jul 7, 2014 4:35pm

Isis the App to ISIS the Militant Group: You Can Have the Name

Isis, the digital wallet app created by Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T, said today it is shedding its name to avoid confusion with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militant group, which is commonly referred to as ISIS.  “We wanted a name that brought to life… Read More »

Jul 2, 2014 4:44pm

How to Avoid Being Scammed On Your Phone Bill

Those little charges on your phone bill can add up — but do you know what they’re for? The Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday that it was suing T-Mobile US. The mobile provider is accused of billing customers for services they never authorized, such as celebrity… Read More »

Jun 29, 2014 7:45pm

Astronauts Lose World Cup Bet and Get Heads Shaved in Zero Gravity

World Cup fever is even hitting space. Two American astronauts bet a German astronaut that if the U.S. lost the World Cup game to Germany, they would both shave their heads. Unfortunately for Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman, the U.S. team may have survived the… Read More »

Jun 26, 2014 4:31pm

‘Patriotic’ Putin Phone Costs $4,300

We all show our adoration for people in different ways. For Vladimir Putin super fans, there’s now a $4,300 gold-plated “Supremo Putin” iPhone 5S they can buy to show off their affection for the Russian leader. 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Vladimir Putin’s Personal Life… Read More »

Jun 26, 2014 2:33pm

This ‘Smartphone’ Will Zap You

Careful or this “smartphone” may zap you. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have seized two stun guns disguised as smartphones over the course of 24 hours. While the gadgets may seem like something out of a spy movie, authorities said they are “prohibited weapons.” The… Read More »