Derek Mead

Derek Mead

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Social Media

New dot-com bubble looms ahead of Groupon IPO

Groupon dropped the use of a controversial accounting metric ahead of its IPO, but what does its use mean for investors hungry for tech?
Cool Tech

Ten-year old hacker finds vulnerabilities in mobile games

Named CyFi, she used system clocks to exploit vulnerabilities in FarmVille-style games.
Cool Tech

Boeing employees will hitch a ride to ISS aboard company spaceship

The company's CST-100 spacecraft is the latest commercial space travel offering.

Clearwire losing money, but switching to LTE

Sprint's network provider is having trouble rolling out its 4G network.
Cool Tech

Social media profile pics are a gateway to privacy breaches

Facial recognition software has made face-searching possible.
Cool Tech

No surprise: Sony wins Pwnie Award for Most Epic Fail

Anonymous, LulzSec and Wikileaks were all nominated for the Pwnie for Epic 0wnage, but who won?

Microsoft about to deliver some security love with 13 patches

The company conspicuously leaves XP out of part of the update party.
Cool Tech

New tool tells you when your ISP is slowing you down

Dan Kaminsky's N00ter tells users if they're getting the squeeze.
Cool Tech

British government scraps plans to block P2P sites, legalizes ripping

The Digital Economy Act, which would have put pressure on ISPs to block pirate sites, is dead while ripping lives.

Apple fined by South Korea over iPhone tracking allegations

After previously settling a lawsuit over location privacy in the country, Apple has been officially slapped on the wrist.
Home Theater

Cable providers livid over new FCC regulation

New FCC rules try to level the playing field between independent networks and massive distributors.

Windows XP’s share below 50% for first time in recorded history

Microsoft's old warhorse is finally showing signs of a quickening decline.