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Podcast – The Muslim Colonization of the UN – Elite Hackers Say They Can Access iPhone Data

In this episode I discuss the expansion of Muslim prayer in the United Nations General Assembly Building and their refusal to use the designated meditation room set aside since 1957 for that express purpose. Some would say the UN is being colonized by Muslims.

In segment two I discuss the ongoing feud between our government and Apple computer over the FBI’s demand that Apple create a back door into the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone. The tech world is afraid this will set a precedent to allow abuse of citizens from the government, but one tech eccentric says he and his team will do the job for free. read more

New iPad – New iPhone

Apple is gearing up to reveal the latest version of its iPad Air  as well as new Apple Watch models at an event rumoured for March 15th.

The revamped tablet will likely be called iPad Air 3 and feature a 9.7-inch screen, much smaller than the firm’s latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

The Cupertino-based company is also expected to reveal a new 4-inch iPhone, dubbed the iPhone 5se at the event, according to 9to5Mac. read more

Ultimate Portable Power

The HeLi-on solar panel is designed to generate up to 3 W of power under standard ...

The HeLi-on solar panel is designed to generate up to 3 W of power under standard conditions (Credit: infinityPV)

Compact solar panels have been around for some time, but in a trade-off with portability many are too small to generate practical amounts of electricity over short periods. New designs, such as the Yolk Solar Paper, are capable of generating more electricity while maintaining a slim profile, but the HeLi-on further expands on the idea of portable power generation with a flexible solar cell that rolls out from a compact package to soak up more rays. read more

iPad Comparison

Shopping for an iPad? Gizmag compares the features and specs of the current models

Shopping for an iPad? Gizmag compares the features and specs of the current models

iPads may not be the must-have devices they once were, but they’re still the best standalone tablets – not to mention the most popular by a longshot. Let Gizmag help you decide which one you want, with our 2015 iPad Comparison.

We’re breaking down the following five iPads:

  • iPad Pro
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini 2

Though you’ll still see the iPad mini 3 and other older models floating around at some retailers, these five are the only ones that Apple and its authorized third-party retailers will be selling for (presumably) the next year. read more

Is the Internet Killing Santa?

Years ago parents worried their children would learn the truth about Santa Claus from others, but now they have a new problem – the internet.

According to a recent poll from Hide My Ass!, 1 in 8 American parents said the internet was responsible for telling their children the truth about Saint Nick.

44% of parents blamed Google for ruining this Christmas story, as children searched for Santa and found pages explaining he is as real as an artificial Christmas tree. read more

I Saw You On Facebook – How Come I Wasn’t Invited?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

These days it seems most Americans have a Twitter or Facebook account – usually both. I don’t wish to offend but Twitter is just plain stupid. It’s merely a platform for most to “pop off” about something or someone. On occasion, it has its uses, like a breaking news event, but mostly its just nonsense. And it invariably gets people into a lot of trouble as it has no filter or send-time delay. Something idiotic pops into someone’s head, they type out their 140 characters and send. Within minutes they regret sending it. The only thing more absurd would be to have live Twitter feeds, where it is sent as you type.

Facebook does have its uses. Many, if not most businesses have some form of Facebook presence they find useful for communicating with customers, launching a new product, etc. Others, with personal accounts find it easier to share with family and friends. If one is smart and disciplined, Facebook is a great tool.

Then there are the not so smart and extremely undisciplined Facebook fanatics, who seem to live out their entire lives online. It’s an obsession to a growing number of people – mostly kids and younger adults, to stay in constant contact with their Facebook “friends.” And of course the more “friends” one has the cooler one must be. And everyone must be cool.

Facebook allows anyone to create an almost entirely false online persona – and more often than not that persona is one of 24/7 fun and frivolity. Rarely, if ever does anyone, particularly younger users, share anything but good news and fun on Facebook. When was the last time anyone shared the fact that they were just foreclosed on or lost their job or their health insurance due to Obamacare (had to get that in)? I would venture to say never. Why would they? The cool set doesn’t suffer those real life events. read more

Game Controller for iPad

Gizmag takes a quick look at our favorite physical control scheme for iOS devices, the GameviceGizmag takes a quick look at our favorite physical control scheme for iOS devices, the Gamevice (Credit: Will Shanklin/Gizmag)

The Gamevice is pretty much the ideal way to add physical controls to an iPad mini. Strapping it onto your tablet is less like using an accessory and more like transforming your iPad into an iOS-powered portable game console.

If you search somewhere like Amazon or Best Buy for iOS game controllers, almost everything you see will either be a sunflower-style controller that props your device up above, or a standalone gamepad that you hold separately from your phone or tablet. You’ll see a few that latch onto the sides of the device like the Gamevice, but they’re all pretty old and only compatible with obsolete (two years old at the most recent) Apple devices. read more

New Emojis are on the Way

Just months after the Unicode Consortium released its latest range of emoji, Apple has added a number of these symbols to its emoji keyboard.

Developers with early access to the files of Apple’s iOS 9.1 have spotted more than a dozen new additions including a wedge of cheese, a unicorn, taco, a champagne bottle, a weightlifter and a mosque.

Apple’s iOS 9 will be rolled out to all devices on 16 September and iOS 9.1 could be released as soon as the end of the year.    

Developers with early access to the files of Apple's iOS 9.1 have spotted more than a dozen new additions to the emoji keyboard including a wedge of cheese, a taco, a burrito, chili pepper, new faces, a spider, crab, scorpion, and squirrel as well as a robot, unicorn, lion and turkey

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Smartwatch Hack

Smartwatches are packed full of sensors to help you track fitness, heart rate, location and more, but these very sensors can also put you at risk.

Computer scientists have developed an app that sits on the watches and captures data from these motion sensors as the wearer types on a keyboard.

These movements are then sent to a ‘hacker’ who determines which keys are being pressed and in what order, potentially revealing banking passwords, login details and private emails.

Computer scientists have developed an app that sits on smartwatches and captures data from motion sensors as the wearer types on a keyboard (pictured). These movements are sent to a 'hacker' who determines which keys are being pressed and in what order, potentially revealing passwords and login details

Computer scientists have developed an app that sits on smartwatches and captures data from motion sensors as the wearer types on a keyboard (pictured). These movements are sent to a ‘hacker’ who determines which keys are being pressed and in what order, potentially revealing passwords and login details

The ‘attack system’ was created by Associate professor Romit Roy Choudhury and his team at the University of Illinois.

It has been called Motion Leaks through Smartwatch Sensors, or MoLe, and was demonstrated using a Samsung Gear Live watch.

The researchers began by typing while wearing the watch, with the app installed, and tracking keystrokes.  read more