• Hackers deface Tesla's website and Twitter accounts

    Apr 26, 2015

    Hackers deface Tesla's website and Twitter accounts It's all too common to see ne'er-do-wells compromising a website or a social network account, but Tesla just got hit with a triple whammy. At least one group has hijacked not just the electric car maker's website and its Twitter account, but also fou...

  • The CIA couldn't properly use a mass surveillance program for years

    Apr 26, 2015

    The CIA couldn't properly use a mass surveillance program for years Whatever you think about the morality of using mass surveillance to catch evildoers, the technology only works if people can use it -- just ask the CIA. The New York Times has obtained a declassified report revealing that that the agency was largely ...

  • First Utility tempts new energy customers with free smart thermostat

    Apr 26, 2015

    First Utility tempts new energy customers with free smart thermostat There's a thin line between a flourishing product category and an oversaturated one. The smart thermostat racket is fast approaching critical mass, and energy providers across the UK have begun offering hi-tech heating controls to their customers thr...

  • Russian hackers scooped up the President's unclassified email

    Apr 26, 2015

    Russian hackers scooped up the President's unclassified email Russian hackers may have had more success in breaching the White House network than first thought. New York Times sources understand that intruders who got into the White House's unclassified system managed to collect some of President Obama's email....

  • Facebook and Google help find Nepal earthquake survivors

    Apr 25, 2015

    Facebook and Google help find Nepal earthquake survivors The Nepal earthquake has caused an immeasurable amount of tragedy this weekend, but some internet services are offering tools that might provide comfort if you have friends or family in the area. Facebook has rolled out its recently introduced Safety...

  • Send directions to your Android phone with a Google search

    Apr 25, 2015

    Send directions to your Android phone with a Google search Sending Google Maps directions to an Android phone hasn't been that hard for a while, but it's now downright easy. Google has introduced a web feature that delivers instructions through a simple search. As long as your phone is properly linked to you...

  • 10 of the weirdest Apple Watch apps

    Apr 25, 2015

    There are plenty of great apps for the Apple Watch, but what about the weird ones? It turns out that developers have some interesting ideas for what you’d want to do on your wrist. Here are some of the weirdest, most…Read more ›

  • A look at the best (and worst!) Apple Watch apps on our newest CultCast

    Apr 25, 2015

    Apple Watch, inbound! And now that it is, we’ll take a look at some of the most useful Watch apps available, and just for fun, some of the stinkiest. Plus: the noteworthy differences between the Sport and steel editions; why…Read more ›

  • Missing the point: Analyzing a thing you haven't used

    Apr 25, 2015

    Just a thought, but if you're going to write opinion pieces on the Apple Watch when you haven't tried one yet, you might want to familiarize yourself with the writing of people who actually have.

  • Hot deals ending soon: Save 67% on 2-year subscription to NordVPN, plus much more [Deals]

    Apr 25, 2015

    Save big on top selling gear and services every day at Cult of Mac Deals. Time is running out to save big on a 2-year subscription to NordVPN, VOXOA HD wireless headphones, the GT-ZO1 touchscreen dashcam, and more. 2-Year Subscription…Read more ›

  • Things get hairy when Apple Watch appears in the wild

    Apr 25, 2015

    The weird thing about all the promotional videos for the Apple Watch is how perfect the hand models are. The people wearing the watches look like citizens from Logan’s Run: fresh and young and perfect. What you won’t see is…Read more ›

  • Apple: ‘We do not accept fart apps on the Apple Watch’

    Apr 25, 2015

    Those of you who were hoping the Apple Watch would usher in a new era of flatulence apps, prepare to be disappointed: Apple has already rejected the first app that serves no purpose other than to allow people to make…Read more ›

  • Recommended Reading: Designing a roller coaster that'll make you weep

    Apr 25, 2015

    Recommended Reading: Designing a roller coaster that'll make you weep Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.How to Design a Roller Co...

  • Woz needs our help to become a Madame Tussauds wax figure!

    Apr 25, 2015

    It’s time for the Cult of Mac to mobilize. Apple co-founder, Segway enthusiast and all-around snuggly bear Steve Wozniak has won many honors and awards over the years, but this could be the greatest one yet: He’s up to be…Read more ›

  • The Apple Watch’s S1 chip looks great under X-ray

    Apr 25, 2015

    For anybody who wants a detailed look at what makes the Apple Watch’s chip tick, the silicon experts at Chipworks have posted an X-ray look inside the S1 processor. The first thing Chipworks noticed about the new Apple device is…Read more ›

  • Only selfies can kill the bad guys in this game

    Apr 25, 2015

    Only selfies can kill the bad guys in this game Okay, "bad guys" is a bit of an exaggeration: The green boxes you have to kill in Selfie Assault don't really do anything but stay perfectly still. You'd have to eliminate them all to conquer the game, though -- as its tag line says: "Only cameras ca...

  • Google pulls the Nexus 7 tablet from its online store

    Apr 25, 2015

    Google pulls the Nexus 7 tablet from its online store In case you were on the fence about grabbing one of Google's affordable Nexus tablets, you'd better jump off it pretty soon. The Nexus 7's been pulled from the Google Store, as spotted by TalkAndroid, and it almost assuredly isn't coming back -- espe...

  • Chill out with this 'holographic' virtual aquarium

    Apr 25, 2015

    Chill out with this 'holographic' virtual aquarium There's something inexplicably tranquil about gazing at fish in an aquarium as they swim back and forth, darting about rocks or that tacky plastic treasure chest sitting in the corner. But what if you could have one on your desk, without all the wate...

  • Sail through Apple Watch setup with these handy tips

    Apr 25, 2015

    You’ve got your Apple Watch, you lucky devil. Now it’s time to tweak it to make it as personal as possible with these Apple Watch setup tips. Although Apple walks you through many of the basic steps, there are plenty…Read more ›

  • Portland unbans UberX

    Apr 25, 2015

    Portland unbans UberX Citing violations of its hired transportation rules, the city of Portland, OR sued Uber last December and temporarily halted the ridesharing company's operations within city limits. Now, after months of haggling with civic and community leaders, Uber...

  • Tweak your Apple Watch notifications

    Apr 25, 2015

    Notifications are why we all got an Apple Watch, right? We want to be able to know what’s going on in our digital lives all the time, but we want to do it faster, without having to pull out an…Read more ›

  • How to turn your $399 Apple Watch gold

    Apr 25, 2015

      Lusting after the gold Apple Watch Edition but don’t have the funds for Jony Ive’s $17,000 timepiece? You could take out a second mortgage on the house, or sell a kidney. Or you could do what artist Casey Neistat…Read more ›

  • Creep your friends out with this online GIF tool

    Apr 25, 2015

    Creep your friends out with this online GIF tool GIFs are usually a source of delight and wonder. Artist Vince McKelvie, however, has taken that wonder and warped it beyond recognition. In his new site, click drag click, you can create animated terrors by plugging in a URL of a photo or GIF. Then, ...

  • See Jony Ive and Marc Newson talk Apple Watch design

    Apr 25, 2015

    Jony Ive and his BFF Marc Newson launched Apple into the luxury market this week with the Apple Watch, which expertly straddles the line between gadget and fashion accessory. Apple’s dynamic designing duo sat down with Vogue’s Suzy Meeks this…Read more ›

  • Navy researchers make bulletproof glass out of clay

    Apr 25, 2015

    Navy researchers make bulletproof glass out of clay The US Naval Research Laboratory announced a major breakthrough in materials science on Thursday. After decades of research and development, the NRL has created a transparent, bulletproof material that can be molded into virtually any shape. This mat...

  • Quirky wine rack could refill itself using Amazon Dash

    Apr 25, 2015

    Quirky wine rack could refill itself using Amazon Dash Do you wake up in the middle of the night, soaked in cold sweat and frantically worrying, "Oh God, is my wine rack sufficiently full?" Well, fear not, because this automated wine rack from Quirky not only keeps tabs on your vital vino supply, it coul...

  • Organize apps on your Apple Watch Home Screen

    Apr 25, 2015

    Apps on the Apple Watch appear as a honeycomb on the Home Screen. It’s fun and easy to use, but it quickly fills up with a dizzying array of icons. Here’s how to tame it. The Home Screen is accessed…Read more ›

  • Customize your Apple Watch settings

    Apr 25, 2015

    Getting your Apple Watch set up is fairly basic, but to truly make this your own personal device, you’ll need to dig into the Apple Watch settings. You can do all of these things on the Apple Watch itself, but…Read more ›

  • These tiny gecko-inspired robots can lift over 100x their weight

    Apr 24, 2015

    These tiny gecko-inspired robots can lift over 100x their weight Beware the tiny robot uprising, which at this point are taunting us with the equivalent of superhuman strength. Researchers at Stanford have created several tiny bots that can move things more than 100 times their weight, reports New Scientist. They'...

  • Department of Defense creates new cyberunit in Silicon Valley

    Apr 24, 2015

    Department of Defense creates new cyberunit in Silicon Valley In order to better combat cyberthreats to national security, the US Department of Defense is setting up shop in Silicon Valley. At a lecture today at Stanford University, Defense Secretary Ash Carter outlined the department's new focus on cyberdefens...

 

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