Today's Five Best Columns
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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 Because that's really what the shaky alternative payment system needs, the endorsement of an outdated rapper.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.
Jun 3, 2014 6:30AM ET
While there wasn't any new hardware announced with iOS 8 and OS X, Apple stores were overrun with super fans looking to get their hands on the new operating systems as quickly as possible.
Jun 3, 2014 2:23AM ET
Apple has definitely beefed up security surrounding their newest developments lately, working with up to 200 officers in China to prevent leaks from happening. Here in the states, they armed top secret information at WWDC with adorable German Shepard guard dogs.
Jun 2, 2014 7:35PM ET
Samsung now has a prototype Tizen-based phone, the Samsung Z. It's going to be Samsung's first non-Android phone, to match the non-Android Galaxy Gear watch. The software used was developed with Intel.
Jun 2, 2014 6:37PM ET
One of the many new software developments announced today at WWDC was iCloud Drive, which allows you to store files in the Cloud and access them anywhere you like.
Jun 2, 2014 6:24PM ET
When you gather a group of tech journalists who all own smart phones in a large room together for a big event like the Apple developer conference, you best believe selfies are going to be taken in front of the stage.
Jun 2, 2014 6:06PM ET
It's long been rumored that Apple was going to get into the mobile health world, even though Samsung has made serious moves to dominate the space. While we thought it was going to be called HealthBook, today Apple unveiled Healthkit at WWDC.
Jun 2, 2014 3:27PM ET
At today's WWDC conference, Apple revealed a number of impressive features, including a Spotlight update and iMessage perks. But HomeKit, Apple's take on home security, wasn't particularly impressive, at least not yet.
Jun 2, 2014 2:43PM ET
iMessage is getting some much needed pick me ups in iOS 8. Apple finally has a solution to annoying group messages and they're making selfies even easier to send.
Jun 2, 2014 2:21PM ET
Continuity is now a major feature in OS X Yosemite. Basically, you can now switch between Apples devices that are near one another simply and smoothly.
Jun 2, 2014 1:51PM ET
We are keeping up with the Apple WWDC from New York, and the first major new update has been announced: Mac OS X Yosemite, the latest software for Apple's desktop and laptop computers.
Jun 2, 2014 1:34PM ET
In a move that should surprise no one, anywhere, ever, the National Security Agency is working to develop facial recognition programs, using the millions images they harvest through regular surveillance.