Articles by Ryan W. Neal
- New Google Technology Can Solve CAPTCHA Tests Better Than You
April 17 2014 4:09 PM
The Google Street View team created a new computer program that can fool one of the best tests known for distinguishing humans from bots.
- Largest Golden Parachute Ever Given To Yahoo Exec Fired For Poor Performance
April 17 2014 12:44 PM
Henrique de Castro was only Yahoo's chief operating officer for 15 months, but he has received a severance package worth nearly $58 million.
- After Heartbleed, What Other Bugs Lurk On The Internet?
April 17 2014 12:13 PM
“If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.”
- Canada Makes First Heartbleed Arrest
April 16 2014 6:26 PM
A 19-year-old hacker living in London, Ontario, was accused of using Heartbleed to steal taxpayer data from the Canada Revenue Agency.
- Is Amazon Developing A Phone With 3D Touchscreen?
April 15 2014 6:05 PM
Images that claim to be leaked photographs of the Amazon's upcoming smartphone confirm four cameras on the phone's body that power a 3D user interface.
- Why Twitter Acquired Gnip
April 15 2014 2:49 PM
Twitter said Gnip has been “crucial” in turning tweets into a valuable marketing product for companies over the past four years.
- How To Buy Google Glass
April 15 2014 1:05 PM
Google made the futuristic smart glasses available to the public for the first time, but only for one day.
- Now Heartbleed Tearing Into Bitcoin
April 11 2014 2:00 PM
To fight the bug, the Bitcoin Foundation advised all bitcoin developers and merchants to upgrade to the latest version of Bitcoin Core.
- US Government Wants Your Facebook Data
April 11 2014 1:04 PM
Unlike Facebook’s first transparency report, its second report was allowed to clarify how many requests came from U.S. law enforcement.
- 'Micro' May Become First, Affordable 3D Printer
April 10 2014 4:24 PM
With its 'Micro' product, M3D Llc. may have just found the perfect combination of design/affordability to bring 3D printing into the mainstream.
- 'Perfect Forward Secrecy' - The Technology To Counter Heartbleed Cyberthreat
April 10 2014 2:54 PM
Perfect forward secrecy generates a new random key every time public data is transmitted to a server.
- Why It Took Two Years To Find Heartbleed
April 09 2014 10:16 PM
The key to finding Heartbleed was creating a way to automatically test encryption software for vulnerabilities.
- 6 Windows 8.1 Improvements In Recent Update
April 09 2014 2:52 PM
Most of the updates unify the Windows 8.1 experience across all platforms, optimizing performance, whether a mouse or touchscreen is used.
- Jerk.com Is Deceptive, Charges FTC
April 08 2014 3:27 PM
The Federal Trade Commission suit against John Fanning and Jerk.com alleges the website lied about where their profiles came from.
- Why 'Heartbleed' Bug Is Devastating Cybersecurity
April 08 2014 12:24 PM
Heartbleed gives hackers easy access to encrypted communications and private information like usernames, passwords and credit card data.
- Gear Solo Could Be First Useful Smartwatch
April 07 2014 5:42 PM
Without a smartphone nearby, the smartwatches aren't capable of much, but Samsung may be changing that in the near future.
- Spotify's Radio Feature Has A Bug
April 07 2014 4:47 PM
Echo Nest built the algorithms that power many Spotify features, and a glitch is causing serious problems.
- The Top-Selling App That Turned Out To Be A Scam
April 07 2014 12:39 PM
At only $3.99, "Virus Shield" sounded like a bargain to thousands of people who downloaded it.
- Apple Playing Catch-Up In 2014
April 04 2014 4:55 PM
Apple debuted Siri to much fanfare in 2011 with the iPhone 4S, but has since been surpassed in functionality by Google Now and Microsoft Cortana.
- GrubHub Brings Home The Bacon With IPO
April 04 2014 1:32 PM
The stock opened at $26 per share and surged 40 percent on the opening day of trading.