Are the Angry Birds spying on you? NSA using 'leaky apps' to gather data on users

DOCUMENTS published by The Guardian and New York Times show some of the world's most popular mapping, social network and gaming apps feed America's NSA ... Full story

 

Google buys mystery artificial intelligence company DeepMind for $500m

GOOGLE has shelled out $500 million for a mystery artificial intelligence company founded by a 37-year old former chess prodigy. Google only confirmed the deal ... Full story

Dr Dre looks to pop Spotify as Beats Music service launches

THE music streaming scene is turning into a dogfight. With new services launching from the likes of Dr Dre, the biggest players are battling out ... Full story

123456, password - The most popular passwords of 2013

IT'S 2014, by now you would think that people would get the idea that you need a secure, hard to crack password. But reading this ... Full story

‘Look what this girl is wearing at the beach in front of thousands of people’ spam goes viral on Facebook

A spam video enticing people to click on a picture of a bikini-clad woman has gone viral on Facebook after thousands took the bait. The link, ... Full story

Facebook adds trending topics to site

Users in the U.S., U.K., India, Canada and Australia will start to see a list of trending topics on the right side of their Facebook ... Full story

What would you ask Google if it was a real person? Stupid things, presumably

EVER wondered what it would be like to ask just an average person all the stupid things you ask Google? Well, this video takes a ... Full story

Turn your iPhone into a night vision camera

EVER find yourself around at night wishing you could see in the dark? Do you have an iPhone? Well, you're in luck; you can now ... Full story

Facebook sued over alleged scanning of users’ private messages

FACEBOOK is being sued in the US for allegedly scanning and then selling off the details of private messages without users' consent. A class action ... Full story

Snapchat leak reveals phone numbers, usernames of 4.6 million users

Snapchat users beware: someone has posted the phone numbers and usernames of more than 4.6 million accounts on the site SnapchatDB, freely available as an ... Full story

Samsung sells ultra-HD TV for $170,000

SAMSUNG said a 110-inch TV that has four times the resolution of standard high-definition TVs is going on sale for about $170,000 in South Korea. ... Full story

6 signs that show it’s time to ditch ‘uncool’ Facebook

Could it be time to unlike Facebook? The world’s largest social network is apparently just not cool anymore, with teenagers now spending more of their time ... Full story

Facebook finally adds dislike button ... kind of

FACEBOOK users have been demanding a "dislike" button on the social media site for years, and they finally have their wish. Kind of. An update ... Full story

World's cheapest tablet goes on sale

THE world's cheapest tablet has gone on sale and it'll set thrifty consumers back just $48.89. It's called the Datawind UbiSlate 7Ci and it's a ... Full story

Why I get naked online for Bitcoins

BITCOIN is the currency for the seedy side of the internet. Transactions are often faceless and always without a trace. A stash of Bitcoins — the ... Full story

Twitter has been forced to reverse its decision to change the way tweeters can block others

TWITTER has been forced to reverse its decision to change the way tweeters can block others from peering at their posts after they faced a ... Full story

Former Napster COO killed on bike by police patrol car

A FORMER chief operating officer of the online file-sharing service Napster was killed when he was struck by a sheriff's patrol car while riding a ... Full story

Facebook considering ‘sympathize’ option as an alternative to ‘like’

Facebook is considering rolling out a ‘sympathize’ option as an alternative to ‘like’. The option to ‘sympathize’ with a post on the social networking site would ... Full story

US and UK spies infiltrate Second Life, World of Warcraft and other online games, Snowden's NSA documents show

AMERICAN and British spies are infiltrating the online worlds of Second Life and World of Warcraft to collect information about users, documents show. The documents, ... Full story

Do your Facebook friends secretly hate you?

HAVE you ever wondered if all your Facebook friends actually like you? Or if you've ended up boring them to tears by constantly posting photos ... Full story

China banks barred from handling bitcoins

BITCOINS suffered a new setback after China's central bank said its banks and payment systems are barred from handling the virtual currency. The central bank ... Full story

How to do undo an email

UH OH. You've just written a saucy email to a friend only to realise it's on its way to your boss by mistake. Fear not. ... Full story

Millions of Facebook, Twitter and Google passwords stolen in hack

THE passwords of nearly two million Facebook, Twitter, Gmail and LinkedIn users have been stolen in a massive hack that has occurred over the past ... Full story

Microsoft working on a 'smart bra' that will help stop emotional eating binges

PUT the Ben and Jerry’s down. Microsoft researchers have been developing a mood-sensing 'smart bra' that could prevent overeating when stressed. Those who head straight ... Full story

Facebook is implementing an unfollow button for Newsfeed

It looks like Facebook is going the way of Twitter and Instagram. Soon users will be able to unfollow friends whose comments and updates they'd ... Full story

The device that lets parents literally watch over their kids

TECHNOLOGY is here to answer the cries of protective parents in the form of a watch that will track your children's whereabouts and let them ... Full story

eBay app turns Facebook likes into Christmas wishlist

FACEBOOK and eBay aim to take the pain out of Christmas shopping with an algorithm which calculates the best present to buy loved ones based ... Full story

Google to pay $17 million settlement

GOOGLE will pay $17 million to 37 states and the District of Columbia to settle claims it violated consumer privacy by placing unauthorised cookies on ... Full story

Google and Mircrosoft promise to block web searches for child abuse images

INTERNET searches for child abuse images will be blocked for the first time by Microsoft and Google after months of mounting pressure. New software is ... Full story

Get out of work early with this genius 'happy hour virus'

MENTION the phrase "computer virus" and most of us cower in fear. But a US ad firm has come up with a genius virus that ... Full story