Apple just fixed an iMessage bug that researchers called easily exploitable

It turns out that for a while, your chat history was not altogether safe, but all wrongs have been righted thanks to an OS X update. A major issue in iMessage was recently fixed by Apple.

A seven-year-old’s text message saved the lives of 15 people

A text message sent by a migrant child to a charity volunteer saved the lives of 15 people, including the child himself. Thankfully, the story did have a happy ending, but the process was not simple.

5 songs you need to stream this week: J Dilla, Charles Bradley and more

Not sure what new music to listen to? We'll let you know what new tracks and albums dropping this week are worthy of your attention. Up this week: J Dilla, Charles Bradley, and more.

Gangs, drugs, and guns keep the pressure on Apple

New criminal cases keep the Department of Justice focused on court action to require Apple's help unlocking phones. An federal encryption bill is on the way with far-reaching consequences that have all parties concerned.

Jog on: These high-tech shoes know how to make you a better runner

Just like a golfing smartwatch can improve your game, or a fitness tracker can help you be more active, these smart shoes will make you a better runner. A special sensor inside the sole gives feedback that before, was only really available…
Social Media

You’re not sharing enough personal info, Facebook worries

Facebook is concerned that its users are not sharing enough personal posts, according to sources close to the matter. The social network is hoping a number of new features will encourage users to indulge in more original interactions.
Emerging Tech

Tourists in Japan could soon use their fingerprints as currency

Soon, you may be able to touch to buy -- literally. Capitalizing upon its status as one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, Japan is planning to test a new system of currency over the summer -- the fingerprint.

Build better apps faster with Google’s new Android Studio 2.0

Building an app just got a lot easier thanks to Google's release of Android Studio 2.0, following the highly successful initial launch of its official integrated development environment (IDE) back in 2013.
Product Review

Samsung's TabPro S brings OLED to the Windows party, but who invited this keyboard?

Samsung new Windows 10-powered Galaxy TabPro S is more tablet than 2-in-1, with NFC and a Super AMOLED display, but its mobile-first approach results in a long list of headaches.
Emerging Tech

Drone lovers unite! DJI+Discover is the Facebook for drone fans

Are you looking for other drone lovers to chat with about your favorite new drone gear? DJI+Discover, DJI's new drone app, is aims to connect drone lovers and help people find drone professionals or recommended places to fly.

Want the world's first Ubuntu tablet? You'll need to wait another week

If you pre-ordered the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu edition, don't wait by the mailbox. The tablet won't ship next week, as previously thought: it ships in the second half of April, not the second week.

Keep on wearing that Fitbit: Data collected from a man’s Fitbit might have saved his life

You might want to think twice about ditching that Fitbit. A man was recently rushed to hospital, where doctors were able to use data from his Fitbit to treat him -- data that may have ultimately saved his life.
Virtual Reality

Senator Al Franken is requesting that Oculus VR explain its controversial Rift privacy policy

Senator Al Franken has given Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe until May 13 to address concerns regarding the Oculus Rift privacy policy. The letter specifically asks how the company collects, stores, and shares the personal data of Rift users.

NexDock laptop shell for smartphones raises $300K

As smartphones get more powerful, their productivity capabilities are being held back by the lack of a full-sized screen and a keyboard — but crowdfunding success the NexDock might have the answer.

Microsoft wins the race against Google to offline translation on iOS

Google may be considered the king of translation apps, but Microsoft has something that Google doesn't -- offline translation on iOS. The new feature has launched with a whopping 46 languages.

With the Openbay app, you can monitor (and pay for) car repairs from your phone

Openbay has released a new app for Android devices. Also available for Apple phones, the app allows mechanics and customers to communicate with texts, pictures, and video, while also streamlining the scheduling and payment process.

BlackBerry admits the Priv was too pricey, will release two mid-range models

A lot of people were excited for the BlackBerry Priv, but the $700 price point held it back from succeeding. Now the company will turn to the mid-range market for what could be the handset division's last chance.

Apple vs. U.S. isn’t over yet; Feinstein-Burr ‘encryption bill’ draft surfaces

The Department of Justice has filed a letter saying it still needs Apple's help unlocking an iPhone locked in a Brooklyn drug case. Meanwhile, a draft of the Feinstein-Burr 'encryption bill' has surfaced, sending tech and law experts…