Science & Technology News Science & Technology News from en 60 New hack has 92 percent success rate Researchers say personal data can be intercepted in six out of seven popular Android apps, and iOS could be vulnerable too Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:56:34 -0500 SciTech - No Knockoff Here. Meet China's New Gadgets In labs and startups across China, tinkerers with big dreams are pushing a new wave of innovation. They see smart gadgets as an opportunity to create a Chinese-designed product for a global audience. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:51:16 -0500's%20New%20Gadgets What's News Technology Faced With Grisly Images, Twitter Walks Fine Line The social-media site scrambled to remove images of a U.S. journalist's beheading while maintaining its dedication to freedom of expression. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:48:27 -0500,%20Twitter%20Walks%20Fine%20Line What's News Technology Man in mystery selfie comes forward in LA County SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they've identified the couple whose selfie was snapped with a Southern California burglary victim's phone. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:29:25 -0500 Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News LinkedIn's Head of Products, User Experience Resigns Dipchand "Deep" Nishar, a LinkedIn Corp. senior vice president who helped the professional social network expand internationally and on mobile devices, is resigning to pursue a chief executive post. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:27:57 -0500's%20Head%20of%20Products,%20User%20Experience%20Resigns What's News Technology Sneak Attack: Android Apps Can Ambush Each Other Modern operating systems "sandbox" apps so that they can't affect each other — in theory. In this way, the researchers were able to steal login credentials from the Gmail app, a Social Security number from the H&R Block app, a credit-card number from the NewEgg app and a bank-check image ... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:27:11 -0500 Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News Google is testing its autonomous cars in a 'Matrix-style' version of California Google has created what it calls a "Matrix-style," virtual version of California's road system that it's been using to test self-driving cars before sending them out onto the actual road, according to the Guardian. Google is apparently so thrilled with its simulation that it petitioned California's government earlier this year, in ... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:24:22 -0500'Matrix-style'%20version%20of%20California Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News GameStop Profit More Than Doubles GameStop's second-quarter profit more than doubled, as the videogame retailer said "the power of the new console cycle" contributed to a big sales increase. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:21:29 -0500 What's News Technology Why Predictive Shopping Might Be Bad For The Future Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein presents some disturbing statistics about “predictive shopping” in his NY Times Op-Ed, “Shopping Made Psychic”. Unfortunately, Sunstein doesn’t emphasize the downside to his findings. Without sufficient critical commentary, it’s too easy to be too optimistic about the wrong way to build the future. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:21:00 -0500 Forbes - Tech Swings to a Loss swung to a loss in the fiscal second-quarter amid a string of acquisitions as the company seeks to diversity, though it raised its forecast for the year. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:19:59 -0500 What's News Technology Move over Potato Salad, a butter knife is the next Kickstarter craze You might not be looking for the most Stupendous Splendiferous ButterUp butter knife out there for your cold butter, but almost 7,000 backers on Kickstarter definitely want to improve their experience when it comes to spreading butter taken right out of the fridge. With 12 days left in the campaign, the ... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:15:12 -0500,%20a%20butter%20knife%20is%20the%20next%20Kickstarter%20craze Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News U-Verse app gets more live TV channels, launches on Amazon devices Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:11:00 -0500,%20launches%20on%20Amazon%20devices Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News VC/DC: What Investors Should Know About Tech Regulation but Probably Don't VC/DC examines the accident-prone intersection of policy and technology. This episode looks at the gap between Silicon Valley and the regulators who sometimes love them to death. Music: "Ein Tag im Fruehling" by Rene Miller Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:03:53 -0500't Forbes - Tech Microsoft to unveil new Windows software A news report out Thursday indicated that Microsoft is poised to give the world a glimpse at a new-generation computer operating system that will succeed Windows 8. The US software titan could hold an event as early as the end of September to provide a look at a version of ... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:01:26 -0500 Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News Pentagon: Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen' The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said on Thursday. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:01:00 -0500'beyond%20anything%20we've%20seen' News - Chicago Tribune