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Designer Gábor Balogh Asks, “Why do Smartwatches Have to Look Futuristic?” | Droid Life - www.droid-life.com
There is no denying that Android and the mobile world are in the midst of a wearable technology craze, with every OEM trying to figure out what makes ...

Sochi Olympic Visitors Find Their Mobiles Easily Hacked | Mocana DeviceLine Blog - mocana.com
Days before the start the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, NBC is running story about one of their reporters having his phone compromised shortly after arr...

Cisco: The U.S. officially enters the gigabyte era of mobile data consumption — Tech News and Analysis - gigaom.com
Average mobile data use in North America nearly doubled in 2013 to 1.38 GBs a month leading the world. The U.S. isn't the biggest data hog -- that wou...

The Google Fiber effect? Kansas Legislature writes a bill to stop muni broadband — Tech News and Analysis - gigaom.com
About 18 months after Google launched its Kansas City fiber-to-the-home effort the Kansas state legislature is introducing a bill to prevent other sta...

Continued Use Of 30-Year Old Crypto Allows The NSA To Eavesdrop On GSM Phones | Mocana DeviceLine Blog - mocana.com
Revelations that the NSA can eavesdrop on cellular communications center in part on the continued use of A5/1 encryption on some GSM mobile phones, ac...

Why Smart Devices Might Appear Dumb Next Year | Mocana DeviceLine Blog - mocana.com
In a video commentary, Reuters news service reporter Jon Gordon takes issue with the idea of the “Smart Home”, articulating some really interestin...

Real Code In Film & TV | Mocana DeviceLine Blog - mocana.com
Ever wonder if anyone in Hollywood pays attention to the code that’s on the screen? Apparently some directors do. A new tumblr page contains submiss...

Yahoo Now Encrypts Its Email ... But With A Weak Set Of Ciphers | Mocana DeviceLine Blog - mocana.com
Last week, in a blog post, Jeff Bonforte, SVP of Communication Products, announced that “[a]nytime you use Yahoo Mail – whether it’s on the web,...

Google To Acquire Nest | Mocana DeviceLine Blog - mocana.com
For a mere $3.2 billion, Google purchased Nest, makers of Internet-connected products such as thermostats and fire detectors. In an announcement Monda...

Google Acquires Nest for $3.2 Billion (Updated) | Droid Life - www.droid-life.com
Google announced moments ago that it has acquired Nest Labs for $3.2 billion in cash. For those not familiar, Nest “reinvents” home products that ...