Apple's weighed in on the Carrier IQ poo-storm, and says it's basically washed its hands of the controversial rootkit with iOS 5. Post-iOS 3 software had been found to have references to Carrier IQ, but Apple says it's going to completely wipe out whatever's left in a future update.
If you're a wealthy, militant despot of a nation and your sovereignty is slipping away, Wikileaks has discovered that you can attempt to prevent an uprising by hiring a network of spies who operate in the private sector and will keep tabs on citizens who threaten your reign.
Embedded augmented reality-chip technology means we'll finally start using AR for good instead of filling all the app stores with Predator, Terminator and Robocop camera overlay apps. Nah, I'm just kidding, it's probably going to get worse.
According to the WSJ, Google is teaming up with online retailers to cook up a standardised way to ship things to customers super fast (for a fee, of course). Sound familiar? Yeah, Google's going after Amazon Prime.
Say hello to the spine tingling Giant Weta. What is a Giant Weta, you ask? Well, it's a gigantic cricket-like insect that's also the largest insect in the world. It's as heavy as three mice and even bigger than some birds. BE AFRAID LITTLE HUMANS.
Hey man, how's it going? Just getting some exercise in. You know, running, lifting, jamming packages into mailboxes while wearing a gas mask and body armour then hurrying away before the bomb squad shows up to explode my stuff.
Worrying about choosing the right speakers to match the aesthetics of your room is certainly a first world problem, but that doesn't make People People's transparent speakers any less lustworthy. They need to get these into production ASAP.
There's box-office, and then there's BOX-OFFICE. The original Infinity Blade is something of a benchmark for the graphical capabilities of the iOS platform, its signature bouts of duelling rendered with a blend of epic fantasy and lyrical beauty. One year and countless plaudits later, no-one is surprised to see the release of a sequel. Is Infinity Blade II going to be a bland retread, or will it improve on the original?
Yesterday, Facebook extended the character limit on status updates from 5,000 to 63,206. As our resident egghead Kyle Wagner points out, that's roughly a third of the 170,000 characters contained within Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
In an epic tale of a Welsh community coming together, a toy cat was cut free from a clothes recycling bank after passers-by thought they heard a local pregnant cat meowing from within. It wasn't a simple job either, the bank had to be shipped 20 miles to a specialist engineering yard with heavy duty steel cutting equipment -- not even the Firemen could get it out.
With Windows 8, Microsoft is reimagining the most basic premises of personal computers. CEO Steve Ballmer recognises the drastic changes coming in Windows 8, even calling the platform one of the biggest risks taken by the industry giant. The UI changes and fundamental paradigm shifts that Windows 8 brings to the table are making a lot of power users eager to give the platform a trial run, even in its current state as a Developer Preview.
Poor Flash just can't catch a break. LoveFilm is the latest to dump Adobe's once-mighty streaming wrapper in favour of Microsoft's Silverlight, after pressure from Hollywood studios forced its hand.
Sharp's boasting that their new 12.1MP sensor module is the world's thinnest, allowing it to squeeze completely unnoticed into newer, svelter smartphones. What users will notice is its built-in optical stabilisation, reducing the amount of blur in their photos.
The Jawbone Up is everything I ever wanted in a fitness tracker. Because it's a bracelet, it's always with me. It goes everywhere, it's positively ambient, and ridiculously fun. That's great. But don't buy it. Without a big fix, it's garbage.
While we're still not sure if Carrier IQ affects anyone outside of the US, we do know that a lot more phones than originally thought are infected with Carrier IQ, the nothing-you-can-do-about-it rootkit that has all the tinfoil hat people crowing. But not all! Here's a list of the phones that have had hard denials from their manufacturer or network, or have been found to be clean.