Today's Five Best Columns
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Jun 6, 2014 11:39AM ET
On this day in 1984, we were given the gift of Tetris. Since then, Tetris has hit every device, from old school Gameboy to iPad.
Jun 6, 2014 10:20AM ET
Either Tim Cook personally heard my request for an iWatch yesterday or the rumor mill is particularly well-timed this week because Nikkei reporter Yuichiro Kanematsu is claiming an iWatch is hitting the market in October.
Jun 6, 2014 8:46AM ET
@HiddenCash has been around for about two weeks, providing San Francisco and Los Angeles with a cash prize, Twitter-based scavenger hunt. But the Internet can't leave anything good alone, so a witch hunt doxxing is already underway.
Jun 6, 2014 7:34AM ET
Just a few months after Heartbleed was discovered and (thankfully) resolved, another OpenSSL bug is haunting the web encryptions. The new bug SSL/TLS MITM was posted by the OpenSSL group in a formal advisory on Thursday.
Jun 5, 2014 8:20PM ET
WWDC brought us an iOS 8 jam packed with new features. While I was initially partial to only to the iMessage changes, the camera and photo updates need a closer look.
Jun 5, 2014 5:39PM ET
Verizon and Netflix are in that tough part of a rom-com where the couple is totes not speaking anymore, ever. The root of their issue: video streaming speeds.
Jun 5, 2014 5:00PM ET
While Russia and the U.N. are worrying about autonomous destructive military robots, Japan is making a happy, cooing robot. Japanese billionaire/robot enthusiast Masayoshi Son said his robot is tender and will make its owner smile.
Jun 5, 2014 1:56PM ET
So, Google successfully made an autonomous car. Other businesses are getting into the self driving game. Now, these automotive providers are faced with the actual testing process.
Jun 5, 2014 1:05PM ET
Google Maps offers an exploration of all things World Cup. They put together tours of the streets, the stadiums, and even can help you out with directions.
Jun 5, 2014 12:58PM ET
Two databases containing the personal information of about 16,000 South Koreans employed by the United States military have been hacked.
Jun 5, 2014 12:54PM ET
In Apple's newest TV spot, airing during the Stanley Cup Finals, they show HealthKit being used by runners, hikers, golfers, soccer players, and other people who are in better shape than me.
Jun 5, 2014 11:33AM ET
Yesterday, Tinder hit us with an ominous tweet about bringing a new feature to their hookup app. We speculated wildly about what it could be, and it turns out, we were (kind of) right.
Jun 4, 2014 9:18PM ET
A Berlin artist and anti-Google Glass enthusiast has created a new technology that jams Google Glass Wi-Fi reception. Its called Glassholes.sh and it detects when a Glass device near you is on Wi-Fi through its media access control.
Jun 4, 2014 5:27PM ET
Tinder is issuing some kind of update tomorrow, according to a tweet posted late on Wednesday. The Wire did some digging and put together a list of potential updates Tinder may have in the works:
Jun 4, 2014 5:13PM ET
Bullet proof armor is life saving, incredibly important to security forces of any kind, but usually quite ugly, bulky, and heavy. A smaller men's suiting retailer in Virginia decided to take it upon themselves to great bullet proof suits worthy of James Bond.
Jun 4, 2014 4:14PM ET
The Washington Post polled 290 Twitter users to find out what it meant when they Favorited a tweet. Here's what they came up with.
Jun 4, 2014 3:41PM ET
The new 360cam offers a 360 degree view in full HD. As if that weren't impressive enough, it offers real time streaming over Wi-Fi to your tablet or smart phone.
Jun 4, 2014 3:30PM ET
Everyone wants to live on Mars in the future, but today the National Research Council politely points out we'll never, ever make it to Mars if we don't invest in space funding. Otherwise, we're stuck on this old garbage Earth forever.
Jun 4, 2014 3:09PM ET
While the Samsung Galaxy 5 still hasn't been unlocked on Verizon and AT&T, developers at WWDC have already determined that iOS 8 can be jailbroken.
Jun 4, 2014 1:24PM ET
At WWDC on Monday, Apple announced a long anticipated feature called HealthKit. It was especially surprising to the Australian startup which has held the name (and website and Twitter handle) HealthKit since 2012.
Jun 4, 2014 1:05PM ET
@HiddenCash, an anonymous millionaire in San Francisco leaving cash and clues all around the city, has inspired a spin off account, @HiddenCashVegas.
Jun 4, 2014 12:36PM ET
50 Cent has decided to embrace Bitcoin. Because that's really what the shaky alternative payment system needs, the endorsement of an outdated rapper.
Jun 4, 2014 12:07PM ET
Google actually wants you to be more private. In their Transparency Report, Google made it abundantly clear which email providers support encryption, and which do not.
Jun 4, 2014 11:31AM ET
Google Drive is currently experiencing issues worldwide. It went down just before 11 a.m. Eastern, and the cause seems to be that "The server is not responding."
Jun 3, 2014 7:30PM ET
Police say two girls, both 12-years-old, tried to kill their friend in order to please "Slender Man," a demon-like character that has been floating through the Internet since around 2009.
Jun 3, 2014 5:50PM ET
Apple offered plenty of fun features for consumers at WWDC, but they didn't forget about their developer buddies.
Jun 3, 2014 5:06PM ET
Even though Apple didn't announce any new hardware products (like the much anticipated iPhone 6) at yesterday's WWDC, they still gave us a number of creative software and development products, while providing much needed updates to existing software.
Jun 3, 2014 4:26PM ET
Meet MagnetoSperm: a tiny robot that swims just like sperm, reaching parts of the body that were previously difficult to access. MagnetoSperm can deliver drugs to any part of the body, a major scientific development, regardless of its kinda icky name.
Jun 3, 2014 1:12PM ET
Nextgov came across a fascinating new software the Secret Service will be deploying: a sarcasm detector.
Jun 3, 2014 11:48AM ET
The Department of Homeland Security along with the FBI and Department of Justice have made sweeping moves to shut down one of the biggest cybercrime botnets in the world.