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iPhone case allows you to take photos with phone held horizontally

iPhone case allows you to take photos with phone held horizontally

The MirrorCase for the iPhone lets you take photos while holding the phone flat, like an old-times camera. It seems like a good way to shoot video of yourself, too - just set it on a table and do your thing. At $50, it's a bit pricey. I wonder if there's a D.I.Y. version? (I think this is the gizmo used to secretly tape Mitt Romney declaring that [...]

Cops Ask Congress for Your Text Messages

Cops Ask Congress for Your Text Messages

Law enforcement authorities are asking Congress to mandate that cell phone companies record and store data from Americans’ text messages for at least two years, according to a report on the tech media site CNET. In recent years, the use of cell phone data in criminal cases has increased, and now law enforcement wants cell phone companies to be [...]

StickNFind – Bluetooth powered ultra small location stickers

Ultra small Sticker with Bluetooth Low Energy, that you can stick on your stuff, and use your smartphone to find them. Now this is a start-up I can get behind... Stick-N-Find stickers have a buzzer and light, so that you can find stuff also in the dark. Stick-N-Find Stickers have a Range of about 100 Feet, with a Battery that lasts for over [...]

Unlocked Quad Band Dual Sim Android OS Smartphone on Amazon

Unlocked Quad Band Dual Sim Android OS Smartphone on Amazon

A buddy just bought this Chinese "iPhone" on Amazon.com. Came with 2 batteries and runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich. For $148, not bad. seems to work great according to him. He is going to Europe and is using it as his phone there; the dual sim cards makes it a 2 line phone. 1 line for European calls, 1 line for U.S. calls. The Chinese obviously [...]

New Orleans cancels plans for Super Bowl drone

New Orleans cancels plans for Super Bowl drone

Above, "The Bravo 300," a tactical drone man­u­fac­tured in New Or­leans by Cres­cent Un­manned Sys­tems. Weeks after New Orleans local investigative paper The Lens began digging into city of­fi­cials’ plans to use a U.S. Home­land Se­cu­rity De­part­ment aer­ial drone to mon­i­tor crowds at the upcoming Super Bowl, a spokesman [...]

Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE price cut to $0.01 on Amazon

Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE price cut to $0.01 on Amazon

The HTC EVO 4G LTE on Sprint is currently the best Android phone, from HTC, that money can buy. The handset’s typical $199.99 price tag is fair, but what if I told you that the EVO could be yours for just one penny? That’s right, Amazon has just cut the price of the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE to $0.01 if the handset is purchased with a new two-year [...]

You say “rootkit,” I say “diagnostic tool”

You say “rootkit,” I say “diagnostic tool”

"The only way to remove Carrier IQ is with advanced skills," Eckhart wrote in a report, published on the Web on Monday. "If you choose to void your warranty and unlock your bootloader you can (mostly) remove Carrier IQ." The software, Carrier IQ, tracked the location of the phone, what keys were pressed, which Web pages were visited, when calls [...]

How Mark Boyle Lives on $0 a Year

How Mark Boyle Lives on $0 a Year

Decent review of the book Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomics Living, by Mark Boyle... In 2008 Mark Boyle decided to try living for a year without money. His self-imposed rules were simple: he would close his bank account and not spend or receive money (including checks and credit cards). He would live off-grid—that meant he would produce his [...]

Google+ App for BlackBerry

Google+ App for BlackBerry

Google Plus for BlackBerry applications are now available on BlackBerry App World. Google + , the more the application is ready to use on your BlackBerry, and you can download Google applications and the BlackBerry BlackBerry App World. Google applications are free and BlackBerry App World. So you can google with BlackBerry Messenger, plus [...]

Should you use public cell-phone charging kiosks?

Should you use public cell-phone charging kiosks?

Beware of Juice-Jacking, warns security researcher Brian Krebs. Those cell-phone charging kiosks in airports and other public places amount to an "unknown device that could be configured to read most of the data on your phone, and perhaps even upload malware." The answer, for most folks, is probably not. The few people I’ve asked while [...]

UK gov asks MI5 asked to crack encrypted Blackberry messages to help police nail rioters

UK gov asks MI5 asked to crack encrypted Blackberry messages to help police nail rioters

Phone hacking, indeed. Britain's intelligence agency has been asked by the government to decrypt mobile messages, particularly those sent via BlackBerry Messenger, to aid police in prosecuting looters. The move represents a change as officially MI5 is tasked with ensuring the national security of the United Kingdom from terrorist threats, weapons [...]

Internet Pranksters Send SWAT Team to Cyberbullying Expert’s House

Internet Pranksters Send SWAT Team to Cyberbullying Expert’s House

Among the many, many people who irk the anarchic message board 4chan, cyberbullying expert Parry Aftab is one of the most consistently despised. So it's not surprising that an anonymous internet denizen sent a SWAT team to her New Jersey home this weekend. Some 30 police officers, including members of a SWAT team, surrounded Aftab's house this [...]

Swearing child’s toy: VTECH phone

Similar model available at Amazon.

Bin Laden had cash and phone numbers sewn into clothes

Bin Laden had cash and phone numbers sewn into clothes

Osama Bin Laden had some interesting items sewn into his clothes, according to CNN. Osama bin Laden had 500 Euros (about $745) in cash and two telephone numbers sewn into his clothing when he was killed, a source present at a classified briefing on the operation Tuesday told CNN Wednesday. The numbers, an official said on condition of [...]

Cellebrite Cell Phone Extraction Device

Cellebrite Cell Phone Extraction Device

We had to see for ourselves just how much data could be extracted, so we acquired a software program called Lantern from Katana Forensics, which was recently detailed on the tech blog Gizmodo. Although Lantern is not the same software Cellebrite uses, its a similar law-enforcement-grade data extraction application, which can nab surprising amounts [...]

State Dept adding intrusive, semi-impossible questionnaire for US passport applications

State Dept adding intrusive, semi-impossible questionnaire for US passport applications

The U.S. Dept of State is proposing a new Biographical Questionnaire for passport applicants: proposed new Form DS-5513 asks for all addresses since birth; lifetime employment history, personal details of siblings; mother's addresses prior to your birth; any "religious ceremony" around time of birth, circumstances of birth including names (as [...]

ACLU to Michigan cops: Stop searching mobile phones during traffic stops

ACLU to Michigan cops: Stop searching mobile phones during traffic stops

The ACLU is trying to get the Michigan state cops to stop dumping mobile phone storage during routine traffic stops. At present the Michigan troopers use something called a Cellebrite UFE that slurps up recently dialed numbers, SMSes, Facebook/Twitter posts, emails, bookmarks, Web history, cookies, notes, MMS, IMs, lists of recent Bluetooth [...]

iOS devices secretly log and retain record of every place you go, transfer to your PC and subsequent devices

iOS devices secretly log and retain record of every place you go, transfer to your PC and subsequent devices

Security researchers presenting at the Where 2.0 conference have revealed a hidden, secret iOS file that keeps a record of everywhere you've been. The record is synched to your PC and subsequently resynched to your other mobile devices. The file is not transmitted to Apple, but constitutes a substantial privacy breach if your PC or mobile [...]

Congress wants to outlaw DUI check-point phone apps

Congress wants to outlaw DUI check-point phone apps

Some U.S. senators don't blame accidents and loss of life on just the alcohol, but also on apps like PhantomALERT, which gives audio warnings to inebriated and buzzed drivers when DUI checkpoints are on their driving route. We write today with grave concern regarding the ease with which downloadable applications for the iPhone, iPad, and other [...]

Phone-to-Twitter bridge for use in an Internet-less Egypt

Phone-to-Twitter bridge for use in an Internet-less Egypt

Over the weekend, engineers from Google, Twitter and SayNow (a recent Google acquisition) built a phone-to-Twitter bridge to allow Egyptians to transmit and receive #jan25-related tweets without accessing the Internet: We worked with a small team of engineers from Twitter, Google and SayNow, a company we acquired last week, to make this idea [...]

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