You're a student and you're poor. Because of the cuts in Financial Aid (thanks Obama!), you're working at two different McDonalds across town to pay for that triple dorm room. You have to go back to school soon, but you don't have enough money to buy the tools you need to succeed. You resort to piracy and bam, the FBI is on your tail. You flee to Mexico but run into some trouble with the Federales. They deport your behind back to the States and a judge gives you 15 years and says you shouldn't … Read more
A federal judge has quashed Samsung's hopes for a new patent trial over Apple's "bounce-back" patent, a key issue in the pair's landmark trial last year.
US District Court Judge Lucy Koh issued a ruling late Thursday denying a Samsung motion for a new trial regarding the "bounce-back," or '381 patent. Samsung filed this motion in July, according to Groklaw.
Apple had originally accused more than 20 Samsung smartphones and two tablets of infringing on the '381 patent technology, which covers the "bounce-back" that users get when they scroll to the … Read more
The German government on Thursday publicly denied a German newspaper report about an alleged "back door for the NSA."
The same newspaper has now acknowledged that the German authorities have rejected its initial reporting.
"The so-called Trusted Computing is a back door for the NSA," wrote Zeit's Patrick Beuth on Tuesday, according to a translated version, referring to recent reports pointing at the U.S. government's mass surveillance programs. "The operating system contains a back door in their view, cannot be closed. This back door is called Trusted Computing and could have the … Read more
Editors' note: This article was originally published June 27, 2013, and was updated August 22, 2013, to reflect that many more systems are now available with Intel's latest processors, with still more to come later this year.
Before swiping your credit card on a new ultrabook, all-in-one, or convertible, you're going to want to dive a little deeper into the spec sheets. That's because the latest Intel CPU upgrade, introduced in June and code named Haswell (but officially known as "fourth-generation Core i series") offers significant battery life improvements in the laptops we've tested … Read more
Best Buy is known for hosting trade-in deals on single items and devices, but now the big box retailer is announcing that it's offering deals on a whole host of tech gadgets -- from mobile devices to tablets to accessories.
Starting Friday and going through Sunday, Best Buy Mobile specialty stores will double the trade-in value of most mobile devices. What this means is that anybody eligible for an upgrade can bring in their working non-cracked cell phone and the retailer will give them double the phone's value to buy a new smartphone with a two-year contract from … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- CNET goes hands-on with the new LG G2 phone.
- Why 4.7 inches is the perfect screen size for the next iPhone.
- iPhone holds value better than do Samsung phones -- analyst.
- LG G2 specs versus Galaxy S4, Moto X, HTC One.
- Snoop is selling Snoopify in-app purchases for $100, and people are actually buying it.
Apple's Screen Sharing feature is a convenient way to access a remote Mac and use it as if you are sitting right in front of it, when coupled with the Full Screen features in Apple's latest versions of OS X, you can even make your current Mac appear seamlessly to be the remote system.
Screen sharing can be activated over the local network, or from a distance using Back To My Mac or similar dynamic DNS services, and while Screen Sharing has its uses, there may be times when you find that you cannot properly interact with your … Read more
Alcohol 120% rips and burns backup copies of your valuable discs and also creates and plays 31 different virtual discs: everything from Audio CDs to DVDs, with blazing access speeds. It records audio and converts data, too. Alcohol 120% is free to try for 15 days, though the trial version is limited to six virtual drives instead of 31, and to burning with only two drives, simultaneously. Alcohol 120% is compatible with Windows XP to 7, with a separate download for Windows 98/Me. You'll need an optical disc drive to use Alcohol 120%, too, though you'll only … Read more
One of the more useful aspects of Apple's iCloud service is its Back To My Mac feature, which offers a quick way to connect to your system from a remote location. By default Apple offers file sharing and screen sharing options through Back To My Mac; however, you can also connect to remote login SSH sessions, if needed. While screen sharing is arguably all that's needed to access your Mac, if you are Terminal-savvy and using a slow connection then the low-bandwidth demands of the Terminal can be much easier to manage.
To use remote services with your … Read more