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As of today, you can now pick up a discounted iPad Mini or Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 on a free 4G LTE data plan, courtesy of mobile network provider FreedomPop that aims to provide people with access to the base mobile services at absolutely no cost.

Chinese hackers break into vital Canadian system

Canadian government officials have released a statement which says hackers briefly gained access to a vital research site. Now some computer systems are undergoing a full overhaul for added security.

Verizon adopts throttling policy for 4G users

Verizon's supposedly speedy 4G network is about to get slower for many customers. Clients who use the service heavily will have their speeds throttled down, a common practice in this industry.

Amazon launches 3D printing marketplace

Amazon launched the 3D printing store today as a part of a growing industry of customized printing that will soon see home use.

Toyota engineer warns of the dangers of autonomous cars

A Toyota engineer, among many other people and organizations, are considering the bad effects that driverless cars may have on society.

13-year-old's Samsung phone catches fire

A 13-year-old girl was woken up in the middle of the night by her phone — not because it was making noise, but because it caught fire.

Review: E-commerce will continue to boom with a rise in generated sales

Much of the focus and attention remains on being innovative with new technologies in the world of e-commerce. However, businesses regardless of their industry need to take great consideration of the basics.

Smartphone used to spot fake medicines

Developers from Egypt have devised a smartphone app that is able to distinguish between genuine drug treatment and counterfeits.

Lenovo reveal Google Glass rival

Chinese computing giant Lenovo has revealed its rival to Google Glass. In an attempt to get an edge over the U.S. firm, Lenovo's product comes equipped with a neck worn battery.

Fitness band shocks, punishes you for not working out

Pavlok is a new wrist band that rewards or punishes for your level of exercise. It can give you money and bonuses for working out. Or it can take your money, ridicule you on social media and shock you for not going to the gym.

2014 is the year for mobile payment systems

Summer has arrived and with it consumer spending has thawed, although not to the levels that e-tailers had hoped. Larger purchases — cars, furniture, and other durable goods — have decreased.

Verizon sends $3,000 bill to a company that does not use them

Verizon charged a thousand-dollar bill to a company that does not even use Verizon. It is not the first time, but it has resulted in a headache for a small business against a large phone company.

Muse: The brain sensing headband releases developer SDK Special

This futuristic wearable technology helps to manage stress, stay calm, stay focused and do more with the mind. And now, developers can use it.

Razer partners with Tancent to bring WeChat to the Nabu smartband

The race for smart-watches just gained another competitor. The Razer Nabu moves one step closer to becoming a reality as $1 beta tester editions just ended recently.

3D printers, food and the human body

3D printing can technically create a pattern and then an object from nearly anything. Both food and human organs are items scientists are currently researching.

RoboCup 2014 competition attracts experts and inspires learning

RoboCup 2014 has a bit in common with FIFA's World Cup. Robots are now playing soccer (football) in Brazil instead of humans but international glory is still on the line.

Apple is gearing up for iPhone 6 and here's what you need to know

Rumor has it that the next generation iPhone 6 will debut in September. While the actual date is unknown, image and feature leaks having been popping up online.

IBM attempts to make Watson a virtual assistant for veterans

Watson, from IBM, has moved into another capacity; he works as an assistant for war veterans seeking to re-integrate. He can help them with resumes,

Nokia Lumia 1520 gets Cyan update in Finland, India & UK

Users of the Nokia Lumia 1520 in Finland, India and the UK have been reporting that their devices have been receiving the Lumia Cyan Windows Phone 8.1 update since yesterday.

Op-Ed: Robotic Reflections

When asked to write an Op-Ed on the subject of robotics, one over-arching thought came to mind: The robots are coming, people — get on board or get left behind.

TV apps allow for new kind of celebrity status and monetization

During the early age of television, entertainers were equivalent to Gods. From Dick Clark and Johnny Carson, to Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball, celebrities were held on these unattainable pedestals.

iOS 'back doors' found by forensic scientist

Forensic scientist Jonathan Zdziarski has posted evidence related to iOS security. His presentation talks about your rights and how some "back door" practices are infringing upon them.

Op-Ed: Twitter will struggle to master ecommerce, but Facebook may adapt

Social media has been fun...but how much money is in it? Popular sites like Facebook and Twitter are working to capitalize on our screen time, now moving beyond online advertising and into online shopping itself. Will these sites master e-commerce?

ArmStar demos their futuristic wearable tech in Pasadena Special

This company is dedicated to providing the future of self-defense in the form of a wearable, hands-free, less than lethal modular system.

CaseCam brings hands free photography to the iPhone

When was the last time you took a picture with your iPhone's camera? Chances are it wasn't too long ago, but this crowd funding project aims at enhancing that experience.

Twitter buys CardSpring as a foothold into e-Commerce

With sights on creating its own e-commerce platform, Twitter will soon reach this goal with the recent acquisition of CardSpring. The cost of deal has not yet been revealed, but the feature will be soon forthcoming.

Lenovo will continue to sell small Windows tablets

Last week it was found out that Lenovo stopped selling its 8-inch Windows tablets in North America, due to a steep drop in consumer demand.

Tablet News: Nvidia's entry, small screens and Microsoft prices

Microsoft, Nvidia and established names such as Lenovo are all gearing up for a new wave of competition in the tablet market.

Op-Ed: Microsoft needs a PR boost after layoffs; should buy Yahoo!

Microsoft has taken a big PR hit after announcing that it will lay off 18,000 employees. The tech giant needs a PR boost and a revamped image, which it might get by...buying Yahoo!

How a new app changes the way customers talk with companies Special

Squareify is a new way for individuals to give instant feedback to businesses when they perform above, or below, their expectations. Founder Joel Carras got in touch recently to talk about how customers can use his app.

Op-Ed: Net 'Neutrality' may not be 'equality' for all

Our country is famous for giving its people freedoms, then slowly over time it takes them away one by one. And next on the list of freedoms we may start to lose is Internet access. And in some ways, it has already begun.

Electric plane from Airbus due in 2017

A new aircraft that is all-electric could be making its debut in 2017 initially as a pilot testing aircraft. A later model will prove to be useful to the expanding general aviation market, although commercial use is still far off.

Eric Elliott's fight against poverty with code goes viral

In his words, Eric Elliott lost everything in 2008 and had to sell his house in 2009, resorting to couch surfing with friends. But by 2010, he had turned all of that around by entering one of the highest-paid industries of all right now: web development.

We've seen Google glass, are we ready for Google contact lenses?

Tech giant Google and pharmaceutical company Novartis have announced they are to develop so-called "smart contacts." The technologically-advanced eyewear will monitor blood sugar concentrations in diabetic patients.

Op-Ed: The promising future of Google Glass

One of the first companies you'll notice at the forefront of any major technical breakthrough in recent years is a well known company called Google.

MIT creates device that gives you two additional robotic fingers

Robotics experts are working on a way to give you more fingers which you can wear. Why should you settle for five fingers when you can have seven?

LeapFrog announces system with gaming apps for kids

LeapFrog has provided educational games for kids since 1994. Now they are launching a new console which offers 100+ learning games for kids.

KT Marking launches 2014 fiber laser system

KT Marking has just announced the official launch of its latest Fiber Laser Marking System. The company's 2014 model features a frame system that covers the fiber laser machine, an improvement that protects eyes from laser damage during production.

Commercial rocket launches space station supply capsule

Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket took off Sunday from a NASA facility on the Virginia coast, carrying more than 3,500 pounds of supplies and equipment to the International Space Station.

Op-Ed: Smartphones and the dining experience Special

My name is Paula, and I am addicted to my smartphone. Oh wait, no, I am actually addicted to social media. Either way, I am part of a new trend in dining.

Newest U.S. military plane gets OK to return to skies

US military officials were pleased Monday to announce that the most expensive weapon ever built, the new F-35 war plane, has been cleared to fly again, although with limitations.
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