According to Symantec, 13 apps from three developers—many in the official Android Market—have been carrying malicious chunks of code called Android.Counterclank, and are suspected of running on as many as five million phones, stealing info and running ads against the will of the device's owner.
One of the things I love computers for is how they have democratised the access to things that once were only attainable by a very few. This World War II short film called The German is a perfect example.
Mimobot has been doing the character-based flash drive thing for a while now, focusing on superheroes and other fictional personalities. But their new Legends of Mimobot Series will instead feature the "stars of the human race," starting with Albert Einstein.
Before we had ALVIN—or proper submarines for that matter—the best way to get to the seafloor was by using a diving bell. Originally made from recycled church bells, these diving apparatuses protected their passengers from the murky depths in a bubble of air.
Some people don't like grapefruit because they're too bitter. Some don't like them because they don't get you drunk. Lucky them: This recipe solves both of those problems. Just the thing for a chilly winter evening (or morning).
There are lots of recycling programs that will happily salvage the raw materials from your outdated electronics. But if you still can't let your old 386 go, maybe Rodrigo Alonso has another solution for you—turn it into gaudy furniture.
It is a crime against humanity, at least those who cook, that Meike Harde's beautiful Quix handheld mixer only exists as a concept prototype. Because it somehow improves upon every one I've ever used with a design that's actually simpler.
Designed to be a soft interactive toy for kids, rather than a protective case for your tablet, Totoya's plush creatures completely swallow and protect your iPad while providing a peek at its display through a couple of strategic holes.
You know the economy is really going to bloody hell when ATMs start to pay bank customers with dead rodents, which is exactly what happen to Gholam Hafezi, the guy in this photo. He got his cash and the dead Mickey on the left.
Automating your tasks on the iPhone seems like a wonderful dream that'll never come true. Well wake up dream warrior, because it's a reality. Also, follow through with your commitments, sing to the world, and take amazing photos.
It's time to move away from the usual Rock Band/Guitar Hero single-band spinoffs. Let's start looking to the masters. Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin. We've already got the Chopin game ready to go. While rocking to the true classics, you can flip a ship and stream your favorite symphonies.
In today's android apps of the week we uncover a Minecraft/Minesweeper crossover game and make quality recordings of birds. Hey, birds sound nice.
Unless you're a master at 3D and compositing, digitally adding smoke to a photo is a lot harder than adding it practically while you're shooting. And with these instant smoke drops, you can easily create plumes without burning your studio down.
Remember when you first learned about the power of levers? And how (in theory) you could even use one to move a mountain? Well Kuhn Rikon has applied the same principles to a spice grinder, but on a smaller scale.
You don't expect the inflatable sofa you bought for your dorm room to last long. But Oskar Zieta's inflatable furniture will. It's actually made of steel you inflate yourself, making it impervious to drawing pins and other abuse.