With 'recall,' Fiat Chrysler makes its car hack worse

With 'recall,' Fiat Chrysler makes its car hack worse

With many of Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge owners looking to find out how to update their cars' Uconnect software after a Wired article showed that it can be hacked, the company is mailing USB drives with the software patch. This makes it...

Watch hackers remotely immobilize a car while it's traveling on a highway

Watch hackers remotely immobilize a car while it's traveling on a highway

Two hackers were able to remotely disable the transmission of a Jeep Cherokee while a Wired journalist was driving it at about 70 miles per hour on a highway.

Why incumbent ISPs should be worried about the broadband market

Why incumbent ISPs should be worried about the broadband market

More evidence that the broadband market is being turned on its head - a coalition has surpassed 100 cities looking to find new ways to bring gigabit-speed broadband to their cities.

A 'black market' for wireless cell service has popped up in Canada

A 'black market' for wireless cell service has popped up in Canada

Some Canadians are apparently taking advantage of pricing discrepancies in different regions to get cheaper cellphone service.

Apple Watch sales down 90% from opening week, report says

Apple Watch sales down 90% from opening week, report says

A new report estimates that Apple Watch sales have fallen off a cliff since its big debut week.

You can't shoot a drone, so what can you do if it invades your privacy?

You can't shoot a drone, so what can you do if it invades your privacy?

It turns out you can't wildly shoot at drones while they're in the air, after a recent lawsuit ruled in favor of the owner of a drone that was shot down by his privacy-concerned neighbor. But if a drone is in fact invading your...

Wi-Fi router's 'pregnant women' setting sparks vendor rivalry in China

Wi-Fi router's 'pregnant women' setting sparks vendor rivalry in China

One Chinese vendor is claiming its Wi-Fi routers are safer for pregnant women even though it acknowledges that there is no evidence that other routers pose a risk.

Verizon calls New York City's report on FiOS failure a 'union tactic'

Verizon calls New York City's report on FiOS failure a 'union tactic'

Verizon has refuted New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's claims that it hasn't held up its end of a past-deadline deal to offer its FiOS service to city residents.

Numbers show how badly Verizon FiOS has failed in New York City

Numbers show how badly Verizon FiOS has failed in New York City

New York City has conducted an audit that shows how short Verizon has fallen from its promise to fulfill all requests for its fiber-based FiOS service by 2014.

How to sell the Internet of Things to consumers

How to sell the Internet of Things to consumers

A new survey shows that consumers are warming up to the Internet of Things.

More of Google's Project Loon internet balloons will crash into U.S. backyards soon

More of Google's Project Loon internet balloons will crash into U.S. backyards soon

Google is bringing Project Loon to the U.S., which means we'll get to deal with more of the internet balloons' crash landings.

Ransomware creator apologizes for 'sleeper' attack, releases decryption keys

Ransomware creator apologizes for 'sleeper' attack, releases decryption keys

Criminal with a soft spot relents on successful Locker ransomware campaign and offers free decryption for victims. Refunds don't appear to be coming, however.

New 'sleeper' ransomware laid dormant on infected PCs until this week, report says

New 'sleeper' ransomware laid dormant on infected PCs until this week, report says

Dubbed Locker, this 'sleeper' ransomware had laid dormant on infected devices until those behind the scam activated it earlier this week.

Volvo charges extra for auto-braking technology that stops for pedestrians

Volvo charges extra for auto-braking technology that stops for pedestrians

After a video showed a misguided attempt at testing a Volvo's auto-brake feature, the car maker revealed that its pedestrian detection technology is sold separately.

Patent shows Apple's interesting mobile Wi-Fi hotspot idea

Patent shows Apple's interesting mobile Wi-Fi hotspot idea

A patent application filed by Apple in 2013 suggests an interesting mobile hotspot idea that sounds like a good fit for the Apple Watch.

This $9 computer might be more useful than Raspberry Pi

This $9 computer might be more useful than Raspberry Pi

A Kickstarter campaign promises a $9 computer with a larger processor than Raspberry Pi and the ability for cheap and easy mobile computing.

Snake, the original mobile game, is coming to Android and iOS

Snake, the original mobile game, is coming to Android and iOS

The game's original creator is launching an updated version, called Snake Rewind, for iOS and Android on May 14.

Genius registered CarlyFiorina.org domain to highlight former HP exec's layoffs

Genius registered CarlyFiorina.org domain to highlight former HP exec's layoffs

Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina is running for president, but forgot to register the domain name, CarlyFiorina.org. The guy who did is using it to shine a light on Fiorina's many layoffs while at the helm at HP.

Comcast launching 2-gig broadband to trump Chattanooga's municipal gigabit offering

Comcast launching 2-gig broadband to trump Chattanooga's municipal gigabit offering

With its 2-gig Gigabit Pro service in Chattanooga, Comcast is challenging the country's most successful municipal broadband project, which has long offered its residents affordable 1-gig internet speeds.

Video: Oculus Rift-controlled robot could be your 'personal avatar'

Video: Oculus Rift-controlled robot could be your 'personal avatar'

What do you get when you combine a robot with Oculus Rift?

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