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Three engineer students invent an electrifying anti-rape undergarment

Three engineer students from one of India's most prestigious technical universities have designed an undergarment capable of delivering shocks to potential rapists and attackers. The device will be mass produced by month's end.
Home Theater

Amazon expands AutoRip to include 15 years of vinyl purchases

Amazon is now automatically uploading MP3 versions of albums to the Amazon Cloud Players of any customers who bought vinyl records from the site over the past 15 years and into the future.

Sega forced to add badge of shame to its UK ‘Aliens: Colonial Marines’ trailers

The game that Gearbox Software and Sega claimed was Aliens: Colonial Marines in previews and trailers was not exactly the same game as the one they released - and now a UK agency is holding them accountable.
Social Media

The new Twitter Cards are about to change the way you look at Twitter

Twitter wants to woo back developers on its own terms with the announcement of new Twitter Cards for displaying apps, galleries, and products. After becoming plenty of third party app's nightmare, the network is offering up new capabilities…
Android Army

Samsung’s Galaxy Star and Galaxy Pocket Neo offer Android 4.1 fun on a budget

Samsung's Galaxy range isn't only about big screens and high prices, as the new Galaxy Star and the Galaxy Pocket Neo prove. Their spec sheets may be modest, but at least both use Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Trapit launches Publisher Suite so that all apps can become news reader apps

Trapit is offering publishers full access to the very Artificial Intelligence that powers Siri and Trapit to build their own newsreader apps. Now, any and all news publishers who are willing to cough up the cost can bake the Trapit…

2014 Porsche Panamera gets a little less ugly, plug-in hybrid version promised

The 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid will be slightly more attainable than the 918 Spyder supercar, and slightly easier to look at than a 2013 Panamera.

This friend to hackers is probably your best bet for Internet freedom, too

In the past three months, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act has come under fire thanks to the prosecution of Aaron Swartz and Andrew "Weev' Auernheimer. In this Q&A, Auerneheimer's attorney, Tor Ekeland, explains why our computer crime laws…

Happy Birthday! The first mobile call was made 40 years ago

The first-ever mobile phone call was made 40 years ago today. The call, made by Motorola's Marty Cooper on the company's DynaTAX 8000x, helped to pave the way for the modern day smartphone.

August 28 is Caturday for the Minnesota State Fair

Who said that cat videos on the Internet couldn't be art? Not Minnesota's Walker Arts Center, which is taking over the Minnesota State Fair for one evening in August for the second Internet Cat Video Festival.

Smartisan OS launches in China, attempts to make Android simpler and easier to use

A new Android-based operating system, Smartisan, was unveiled at a recent event in China. The idea behind the OS was to clean up the look and simplify usage for all users.

Leak: Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 and the atrociously named Galaxy Win coming soon

A pair of new Samsung Galaxy phones have been leaked. The Galaxy Ace 3 is an improved, larger version of the popular Galaxy Ace 2, while the Galaxy Win could be among the first to feature Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 200 chip.