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$35,000 Fake Fitbits Seized By US Customs

01/13/2016, The next time you see a listing on eBay or Craigslist or a forum for a Fitbit device that’s too cheap to be true, it probably is. As much as we’d all love to get our hands on a good deal, sometimes this can also mean that we end up getting scammed,...

Turkish Hacker Sentenced To 334 Years In Prison

01/12/2016, We have heard and read stories of hackers committing crimes and being sent to jail, or in some cases like in the movies, given a second chance by using their skills for good by sniffing out security flaws and loopholes so that companies can close them...

VW To Address Emissions Cheating With Catalytic Converters

01/10/2016, In case you haven’t heard, Volkswagen has recently been accused of engaging in deceptive practices with regards to its diesel emission claims in its cars. So how can they go about fixing it? Surely they can’t recall every car ever made, right? Turns...

Cracking Group Believes Game Piracy Could End End In Two Years

01/08/2016, Video game piracy has been around for decades, and made even more prevalent when writable formats like floppy discs and CDs came around and where gamers discovered that making a copy of a game wasn’t that difficult. However could video game piracy be...

US Marshals Raid Chinese Hoverboard Booth At CES

01/08/2016, CES is usually a place where we can expect many new product announcements to be made, and new innovative products to be shown off. However during CES 2016, it looks like there was a bit of drama as US Marshals actually raided a Chinese hoverboard...

Uber Slapped With $20K Fine Concerning Tracking

01/07/2016, Accusations that trickled in before, citing that Uber was guilty of abusing the aerial view of the real-time movements of its cars, otherwise known as “dubbed God View”, has culminated in a fine of $20,000 as both Uber and New York Attorney General...

Fitbit Hit With Lawsuit Over Inaccurate Heart Rate Monitoring

01/06/2016, Fitbit is definitely not having a great week. Just earlier this week we reported that along with Apple, Fitbit was being sued by a company that claims that both companies were using their patented technology without permission. As if that wasn’t enough,...

App Developer Lumosity Hit With $2M Fine By The FTC

01/05/2016, There is a good chance that you may have heard of or come across an app or two that claims if you play their game, you will improve your brain’s performance, or at least help keep you sharp and alert which might be an appealing prospect for the elderly...

Apple Accused Of Stealing Heart Rate Sensor Technology

01/05/2016, With wearables, the common method of gathering heart rate information is through a laser system that continuously scans your wrist for your heart rate, versus more traditional methods that involves strapping a sensor to your chest. However it seems that...

Yahoo To Face Class-Action Lawsuit Over Text Messages

01/04/2016, Don’t you hate it when you receive unsolicited text messages from companies or people advertising their products and services? If you do, you might recall that a couple of years ago Yahoo got into trouble when they started sending unsolicited text...

DJI’s Geofencing System Enters Into Public Beta

01/04/2016, We have heard many stories of how drones have flown into areas that they’re not supposed to, causing quite a bit of a security scare in the process. We suppose for the most part it is unintentional, an enthusiastic drone operator who maybe wandered a...

Woman’s Body Brews Alcohol, DUI Charges Against Her Dismissed

01/03/2016, Ever been pulled over for driving under the influence, blown into a breathalyzer and found that your blood alcohol content was pretty high? The only obvious explanation would be that you have been drinking, thus the high levels of alcohol in your system,...

Microsoft Will Warn Users If They Are Targeted By Government Hackers

12/30/2015, As if it wasn’t bad enough the regular hackers are trying to break into our systems and steal our information, there are also state-sponsored hackers who are out targeting systems as well, although in the case of the latter it is presumably done for the...

State Senator Wants To Legalize Hoverboards In New York

12/30/2015, Hoverboards appear to be one of the hottest Christmas presents around at the moment, but in case you didn’t know, over in New York City it is actually illegal to ride around in public on one. This means if you are caught, you can expect to pay a fine of...