SONY Releases in Germany , UK Google Glass Alternative

Where Google failed, Sony hopes to succeed. Its SmartEyeglass Developer Edition eyewear is available now for pre-order in the U.K. and Germany. The SED-E1 transparent-lens headset will go on sale in eight more countries—Japan, the U.S., France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden—next month. Developers can access the official version of the SmartEyeglass SDK today. Using […]

Too much water may not be good for you

Some health officials question the prudence of drinking lots of water. The often prescribed two liters of water a day may be far too much. Moreover, our obsession with drinking water can in some cases lead to life-threatening health issues. Dietitians, health officials, exercise gurus and others recommend that we drink plenty of water. They […]

Jeb Bush commits major security blunder exposing volumes of PII

Presidential hopeful wanted to showcase transparency, but mistakenly exposed personally identifiable information (PII), including names and Social Security Numbers in email dump. Jeb Bush may make a presidential run in 2016, but the Republican politician has already make a glaring faux pas, ironically compromising the privacy of some his supporters and critics alike in a […]

Solar power to fuel Apple for 25 years

Apple Inc’s deal to buy nearly $1 billion of power from a massive First Solar Inc plant could be the first of a stampede of contracts driven by the looming change in a solar tax incentive that makes such projects particularly attractive. Together with a sharp drop in the cost of solar power and corporate […]

Facebook under fire for targeting Palestinians with Israeli settlement ads

American social network Facebook is facing a new backlash after Palestinian Facebook users complained of seeing “promoted” posts that advertised homes in Israeli settlements. The Washington Post was sent screenshots of the sponsored advertisements, which were in Hebrew and appeared to show relatively luxurious homes. When asked how the advertisements ended up reaching Palestinians, a […]

FBI steps in following ISIS takeover of Newsweek

The FBI is investigating the hijacking of Newsweek’s Twitter feed Tuesday by pro-Islamic hackers in which a threat was made to President Barack Obama’s family, the White House said. White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters that “this particular intrusion is one that is already being investigated by the FBI,” without elaborating. Newsweek said the […]

UK moves toward 3 parent babies

Britain moved Tuesday toward allowing scientists to create humans from the DNA of three people. The technology aims to liberate future generations from inherited diseases, but critics say it crosses a fundamental scientific boundary and could lead to “designer babies.” The U.K.’s House of Commons voted 382-178 in favor of legislation to license these experiments. […]

Hackers in Lebanon at the front lines of cyberattack on Free Syrian Army

Hackers in Lebanon with alleged ties to Hezbollah and the pro-Assad regime have stolen military information, political information, refugee personal information, and information on humanitarian activities and financing, according to FireEye, a US cyber security company. Data stolen includes over 7 gigabytes of sensitive data, over 31,000 conversations, over 12,000 contacts and nearly a quarter […]

Snowden thinks iPhone has a feature that allows government to spy on you

Edward Snowden, the infamous former contractor for the National Security Agency who leaked thousands of pages of previously classified NSA intelligence documents, reportedly thinks that Apple’s iPhone has “special software” that authorities can activate remotely to be able to gather information about the user. “Edward never uses an iPhone; he’s got a simple phone,” said […]