Last week, AT&T revealed that personal customer data was exposed in a breach that occurred thanks to a service that unlocks phones for its customers. Now, the carrier is sending out letters to its customers confirming the hack in a document posted to the state of California’s site, AT&T notes that one of its service providers “violated our strict privacy and security guidelines by accessing your account without authorization.” The breach took place between April 9th and 21st, and at that time the unnamed service provider was able to see customer social security numbers.
As is commonplace with security breaches like this (which are becoming more and more common), AT&T will be offering its customers one year of free credit monitoring to…
For its first attempt at a smartphone, Amazon’s Fire Phone includes a lot of interesting features but it also left out one surprising one: support for Bluetooth LE, the type of connectivity that’s made wearables like smartwatches and fitness trackers so powerful lately. Mashable first pointed out the strange omission, noting that it’ll be bad news for anyone who wants to use buy a Fire Phone and regularly use a wearable. It doesn’t mean that it’ll be impossible, but you’re likely to see a lot more issues with battery life, which Bluetooth LE mitigates most issues with (the LE stands for “low-energy,” after all).
The Museum of Modern Art will host an all-encompassing retrospective next year on Björk’s eccentric career, covering her music, outfits, performances, videos, and everything else that has gone along with them over more than 20 years of her work. The exhibition will include her seven solo LPs, from 1993’s Debut to 2011’s Biophilia, as well as her collaborations with fashion designers, directors, photographers, and much more. A new work of music and film will be on show too.
Amazon unveiled its new smartphone today, the Amazon Fire Phone, and the first thing it talked about after going over the design specifics was the camera. Jeff Bezos said that “our phones are also our primary cameras,” and went on to describe the Fire Phone’s camera hardware, which includes a 13-megapixel, rear-facing shooter. Read More
Hardware is hot, and nowhere is that more evident than in the startup scene. But most startups don’t have the requisite experience needed to handle sourcing materials and managing a supply chain — basically taking their products from prototype to mass market product.
To help them out, consumer electronics manufacturing company PCH International announced last summer that it was… Read More
With the debut of the Amazon Fire Phone this afternoon, the company introduced a new feature called Firefly, which is largely designed to let you identify — and then, of course, buy — things you see out in the real world. Firefly takes advantage of the smartphone’s camera to let you identify things like phone numbers, movies, books, games, CDs, food and more just by pointing… Read More
We’ve been hearing about head-tracking technology on phones for a long time now. Some have ventured into this territory already, with Samsung releasing camera-based head tracking in earlier generations of the Galaxy S phones.
Today, Amazon is trying out its own version of the gimmick with new 3D effects enabled by four cameras on the front of the phone. (We totally called this, btw.) Read More
Amazon has brought Mayday to the Fire Phone, it announced today. The Mayday service offers one-tap access to customer service agents who can talk to phone users via video chat, and take over the screen on their devices to show them exactly how to do something, complete with annotations. The service is available 24 hours, and service representatives will respond to requests within 15 seconds… Read More
With the introduction of the Firefly and Dynamic Perspective SDKs, mobile app developers who have grown tired of iterating on activities like messaging, photo-sharing, socializing and more now have new ways to differentiate themselves from a growing number of app store competitors. With Amazon’s newly opened up visual recognition technology, developers will not only be able to make… Read More
Everyone wanted to go to the first White House Maker Faire, unfortunately, there just isn’t as much room in the White House as there is at the Maker Faire Bay Area! Since space is limited, a select few were chosen to attend, exhibit, and visit. The official list of White […]
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Amazon.com has officially launched the Fire Phone, its first smartphone, after years of rumors.
Yelp has announced that its users can now message business owners directly with any questions or feedback they have. “While some customers prefer to pick up the phone, others would much rather communicate via a keyboard, so this feature adds one more way to reach out to businesses,” the company said in a blog post yesterday. If you’re hunting for information that’s not readily available on the listing page, a new “message the business” option will let you fire off a quick note. It also offers a last-ditch chance to resolve a bad experience you’ve had somewhere before posting a review about it for the whole world to see.
Apple has a new iMac model today, an entry-level machine that brings the price of entry to the all-in-one desktop to $1,099, or $200 less than was the case just yesterday. The new version has a 1.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory, a 500GB hard drive and Intel HD Graphics 5000 on board. Configuration options allow you to scale the drive up to either a 1TB HDD or Fusion… Read More
With the new $26 million late-stage financing for disaster recovery and data management software provider, Zerto, businesses can now join the meta-cloud. Zerto sells a virtualization service that businesses can use to port their data and work between private and public virtualized infrastructure. Developing its technology since 2009, the Herzliya, Israel-based startup has now raised more… Read More
We’ve all been eagerly anticipating the official release of the entire initiatives set forth by the White House today, the National Day of Making. They have delivered and we are so happy to see so much going into expanding and empowering the nationwide maker community. As the first ever White […]
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“We are thrilled to have been invited to the White House Makerfaire to showcase Jerry the Bear.”
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We’ve had the honor of having Sylvia Todd, gracing the pages of Make since way back in 2010. It all started when we all fell in love with Super Awesome Sylvia’s first video, explaining how she made a Drawbot from a kit. Since then Sylvia has gone on to do […]
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Our Nation is home to a long line of innovators who have fueled our economy and transformed our world. Through the generations, American inventors have lit our homes, propelled humanity into the skies, and helped people across the planet […]
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21:9 monitors have done a good job of filling a couple niche positions in the marketplace. For someone that wants a single display to watch movies and use with a PC, the aspect ratio can work well. With many games, the wider field-of-view enhances the game with more information on screen at once and a more immersive experience. Where they have fallen short is with their vertical resolution of 1080 pixels. Running two applications side-by-side makes everything feel cramped. For regular office work a 27” display for the same price has provided a better user experience, but what happens when we shift to a 1440 display? That’s what we aim to find out as we review LG’s new 34″ display.
This article was originally written by Edwin Dalorzo at the Informatech CR Blog.
One of those aspects of Node.js that took me a while to fully understand initially is how to properly declare modules. At first it looks kind of obvious and intuitively simple, but later, you realize you can expose different types of objects like functions, constructors, properties or entire object instances. So I…