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Here’s how the Heartbleed bug scurried into the hearts and minds of millions

The Heartbleed bug is one of the most serious security flaws ever, and it existed unknown for roughly two years prior to its discovery. How did such a severe flaw manage to slip into a widely used security protocol?

Metabones adapter mounts Olympus SLR lenses onto Micro Four Thirds cameras

The Olympus OM to Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster from Metabones lets you mount SLR lenses onto Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. Unlike other adapters, this one is said to improve image quality while widening the lens' aperture.

This giant 3D printer can build 10 prefab homes in under 24 hours

Using a massive, building-sized 3D printer to squirt out concrete in special patterns, this Chinese company can manufacture 10 houses per day, and at for very little cost.
Home Theater

Comcast’s “Watchathon Week” breaks records with 50 million hours of VOD binging

The video on-demand marathon proved that VOD is still a viable source of content for today's consumer. The seven-day event served up more than 3,500 episodes among 75 series via set-top boxes and mobile devices running Comcast's TV…

Google cracks CAPTCHA with an algorithm that’s 99.8 percent accurate

Google has created an algorithm that can break through CAPTCHA with 99.8 percent accuracy. You can learn more here.

Facebook will soon let you share your exact location with Nearby Friends

Facebook just introduced Nearby Friends, a new feature that would let your friends know whenever you're in their immediate area. Before you protest, be informed that you would have to turn on the feature yourself.

Microsoft’s new keyboard is aimed at the living room, and claims to survive liquid spills

Microsoft's new "All-in-One Media Keyboard" is meant for fulfilling living room duties. You can learn more here.

This app can help you read an entire nonfiction book in 15 minutes

No time to sit down and digest a full book? Blinkist takes popular bestsellers and turns them into easy-to-tackle texts that you can read in under 15 minutes. Its library is small, but its information is powerful.

IFTTT adds new triggers for Belkin’s WeMo Light Switch

Thanks to a firmware update and a new trigger on IFTTT, Belkin's WeMo Light Switches are now equipped with a huge range of new functions and possibilities. Hit the jump for details

LG G Flex gets Android 4.4 Kitkat update from AT&T

If you’ve made a habit out of bending your LG G Flex out of shape, today's Android 4.4 upgrade from AT&T may make you stop the roughhousing altogether. LG also added the Knock Code feature to spread the love.