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For the last few months we've poked fun at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan , who has ridiculously thin skin. As we noted, he had filed upwards of 100 lawsuits per month against people for "insulting" him -- and...
The European Commission is not playing.   The European Commission’s antitrust lawsuits against Google , which has recently made headlines, threaten to impose an up to $7 billion fine on...
A new survey by Quartz reveals that if Apple doesn't dramatically alter the iPhone 7 from the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, nearly 90 percent of iPhone users will not upgrade.  It's probably not the news Apple wants...
The dashboard in a Tesla. The Autopilot system warns drivers to keep their hands on the steering wheel and remain alert. Credit David Paul Morris/Bloomberg. Tesla Motors has told Senate investigators that its...
If you're an avid Google Docs user, chances are you're familiar with add-ons. They're third-party extensions that can help you, say, affix your John Hancock to an electronic document, or produce shareable...
[parsehtml]<p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2016/07/2016-07-29-image-2.png" /></p> <p>As a hardware enthusiast and...
This year's iPhone is expected to bore everyone's brains out . Now, next year's iPhone...that's supposed to be the one with the sweeping changes. For the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, Apple surely has something grand...
So I had a friend over who installed a new power supply into my computer, before he left we turned on my computer and plugged my monitor in to make sure it was all okay. Everything checked out and he went home, then I...
The whole silliness around Hillary Clinton at the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement just keeps getting sillier. She should admit what pretty much everyone already recognizes: she supports the deal. She could...

Tech

PayPal's Venmo is generally known as a P2P (peer-to-peer) payment app that lets you pay other users. But in January, Venmo started testing out third-party support for payments in two apps -- ticket vendor...
Simon Kemp of We Are Social makes this bold prediction at a Manila conference and explains what it means for advertisers....
FILE - In this April 30, 2015 file photo, a woman sits near the logo of Sony Corp. in Tokyo. Sony's fiscal first-quarter profit dipped 74 percent to 21.2 billion yen ($205 million), as earnings got hammered by a...
Online harassment is a serious, but tough problem to try and solve. There is a need for a new system that can ease the burden on moderators who have to comb through those reports. As someone who was once responsible for...

Gadgets

If you dreamed of having a PC to game on in your living room about the size and price of a modern console, it's here. This weekend Dell has their new Alienware Steam Machine with a Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a...
Even though Blizzard's light-hearted digital card game, Hearthstone, just got a new expansion back in April, rumors of new content just around the corner have been proven true. At an event in Shanghai, China, the...
Another week gone by, and the place is in cybersecurity shambles again. A years-old hacking issue, unencrypted wireless keyboards, being featured in an upcoming Defcon talk mystifyingly became a hot new Internet of...
Nick Johnson, the first person to catch all 142 known Pokémon in America in Pokémon Go , is getting a free trip around the world to complete his collection. The trip, sponsored by Expedia and Marriott Rewards, will...

Gaming

If you're one of the Kickstarter backers for Yooka-Laylee, here are all of the 100 Quills in Yooka-Laylee Toybox Pre-Alpha....
Check out the teaser trailer for The Bunker....
The computer network used by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign was hacked as part of a broad cyber attack on Democratic political organizations, people familiar with the matter told...
After a long wait, the acclaimed farming and life sim Stardew Valley has officially expanded beyond its initial PC release: You can now play the game on Mac and Linux. Developer Chucklefish announced on its blog today...

Internet

Hey, it's HighScalability time: Facial tats to disrupt big brother surveillance systems may  actually work . Our  future ?   If you like this sort of  Stuff then please support me  on...
In the S eason two premiere of   Scamalot , comedian James Veitch is back with email exchanges so outrageous that we can't make them up.  In episode one, "Poison," Veitch investigates an email scammer who...
If you're hesitating about sending a brelfie, the United Nations says go for it. A social media trend of mothers sharing "brelfies" - pictures of themselves breastfeeding - is a good way to break down any...
Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger announced his retirement from international football on Friday, bringing to an end a glittering career that ended in disappointment with a semi-final exit at Euro 2016 in...

Linux/Open Source

The Solus Project version 1.2, released last month, shows considerable maturity in the homegrown Budgie desktop. Solus 1.2 is the second minor release in the Shannon series, built around a custom Budgie desktop...
Google on Tuesday released an updated version of its Phone app for Android with a new spam protection feature that warns users when an incoming call is likely to be spam. It also lets them block numbers and report spam....
Chrome OS and Android Apps now run together on some Chromebooks. Many, but not all, Chromebook models will get the operating system update that allows it as fall approaches. The Asus Chromebook Flip C100P -- the first...
Splice Machine this week announced it has open sourced its Spark-powered relational SQL database system. The company has set up a cloud-based sandbox for developers to put its new open source Splice Machine 2.0...

Security

Hackers attacked the website of a national airline and flight information screens at Vietnam's two biggest airports on Friday, posting notices that state media said criticized the Philippines and Vietnam and their...
By John Whitesides and Amy Tennery PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will tell the Democratic National Convention on Thursday that Americans face challenges at home and abroad that...
Murder victim's Samsung is opened with a 2D fingerprint copy created using a cheap printer and specialist ink. Cops now have a reliable way into phones they have otherwise struggled to hack....
The Kremlin on Thursday told the United States to get to the bottom of a hacking scandal involving Democratic Party emails itself, saying accusations of its own involvement bordered on the stupid and were motivated by...

Social Media

It's Facebook , where your grandmother has an opinion on the live stream of a Georgia woman beating her teenage daughter. Before you bemoan the demise of civilization and threaten to quit social media (never gonna...
In just announced Q2 earnings, Facebook rocketed past analysts' expectations with quarterly ad revenue hitting $6.24 billion compared with $5.8 billion that was expected. Similarly, monthly active users jumped to...
Facebook is getting into real estate. This week, the company proposed building 1,500 apartments near its campus in Menlo Park, California, 15 percent of which it would set aside for low-income families. Urban planners...
“Type of girl that will suck you dry and then eat some lunch with you,” read Olivia Melville's bio on Tinder – a Drake quote, from the Canadian rapper's song with Nicki Minaj. Melville, then 23, was on the...

Software

Introduction, design, features and specs. As the BYOD (aka "bring your own device") movement gains more traction than ever, people are expecting more portable, multi-purpose and even stylish devices. Lenovo,...
CyberGhost is a Romanian-based company which has been providing comprehensive and capable VPN services for several years. The current range starts with a baseline free account. This has relatively poor performance, and...
Hannspree is one of the very few remaining Taiwanese display companies left. Alongside the likes of BenQ, AG Neovo, Acer and ViewSonic, they have had to fend off increasing competition from the likes of TP Vision (AOC,...
Every internet security company offers some form of privacy protection – ad-blocking, anti-tracker, secure browsing – but Avira takes this to the next level with its own VPN product. Avira Phantom VPN is aimed very...

Wireless

When your laptop is sitting idly on your desk or your smartphone is tucked snugly in your pocket, the devices could be powering a worldwide effort to find a cure for the Zika virus. OpenZika, a project on IBM’s World...
FOVE is looking to take VR in a new direction with its VR headset. Using specialized eye tracking, its headset could offer greater emotional experiences. Now it'll be more comfortable too, as the headstrap has been...
 Pokemon Go is definitely big enough to start generating its own ecosystem, and one new Android app hints at how far things could go beyond simply crafting a better Pokedex. PokeFit gives PoGo trainers a dashboard...
Alphabet Inc, Google's parent, on Thursday revealed that efforts to push its vast advertising business toward mobile is paying off as second quarter earnings handily beat Wall Street's expectations. The...