Mo money, less problems: Facebook offers $300K bounty for making the web safer

Facebook wants to put an end to online security vulnerabilities, offering a prize of $300,000 for anyone eager to lend a hand.

Computing

Motorola is now a Lenovo company, still committed to making cool Android hardware

Lenovo's acquisition of Motorola from Google is now complete, and the two companies are looking ahead at a bright future. The good news is, Motorola doesn't intend to change much, and promises more of the cool devices we've come to expect over the past few…

Mobile

Noriega’s Call of Duty lawsuit dismissed, Black Ops II appearance deemed a ‘caricature’

A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge dismissed former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega's defamation lawsuit against Activision for his appearance in Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

Gaming

Microsoft’s new fitness band doesn’t care what phone you use, it just wants you healthy

To prove it's just as concerned about your health as the competition, Microsoft has launched the Health app and platform, along with the Microsoft Band fitness wearable. Interestingly, the app and band both operate with Windows Phone, iOS, and Android devices.

Wearables

This website tells you which local firms your friends use, and whether they’re any good

Thursday Market is a new online, social referral network which connects you with local firms, when you need a specific job done. The crucial difference is, the results are based on recommendations made by your friends and neighbors.

Social Media

Movie industry slaps ban on Glass (and similar wearables) at theaters

Just in case you were thinking of wearing Glass during showtime at your local movie theater (no, we know you weren't), you should be aware that the industry has just banned them.

Wearables

BlackBerry’s boss really wants you to love its new Classic phone, hypes it in blog post

BlackBerry boss John Chen took to the company's official blog on Wednesday to tout the upcoming Classic handset, a device with traditional BlackBerry styling that he hopes will appeal to current and former users of the once popular platform.

Mobile

Google Wallet gets recurring bank transfers, low balance alerts

Useful for anyone that's a frequent Google Wallet user, two new features for the payment application are specifically designed to help you keep the Google Wallet account completely funded.

Mobile

Microsoft Band fitness wearable leaks on Mac App Store

Perhaps ideal for anyone that's interested in tracking fitness goals, the Microsoft Band is a new fitness tracker from the Redmond-based company that looks somewhat similar to Samsung's Gear Fit.

Mobile

Super-rugged 7-inch Toughpad tablet announced by Panasonic

Panasonic is following up the launch earlier this year of its durable 5-inch Toughpad phablets with a 7-inch version. The new super-rugged tablet, which is aimed primarily at workers in harsh environments, will land in February with a $1299 price tag.

Android Army

Who needs a PC? Lenovo’s new 13-inch Windows Yoga Tablet 2 can do it all

Lenovo added a slew of new Yoga Tablets and here comes one more. Lenovo announces the new Windows 13-inch Yoga Tablet 2 with an Intel Atom processor and Quad HD screen.

Mobile

Tiny streaming sticks are striking it big, but should you really go small?

Streaming sticks are so fully featured and capable now, it would be fair to wonder if there's any need for a set-top box at all. It turns out, set-top boxes still have their place, so we compiled this list of pros and cons to help you figure out which is…

Home Theater

Ready for a new Office experience? Microsoft is, with a tentative release set for late 2015

Microsoft's next version of Office, likely dubbed Microsoft Office 2016, could debut in the second half of 2015 with a few updates and aesthetic tweaks. Learn more here.

Computing

Road Rave: Why touchscreens are killing the center console command wheel

Audi is ditching command wheels in favor of touchscreen interfaces for its infotainment, and that got us thinking. Despite seeming newer and more high tech, are touchscreens actually better? As it happens they actually might not be.

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