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James Clapper, NSA and the “L” word

James Clapper, NSA and the “L” word | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Media outlets are hesitant to call public officials "liars." That's a good thing, but they're finding a compelling exception in James Clapper.
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FCC approves net neutrality rules, reclassifies broadband as a utility

FCC approves net neutrality rules, reclassifies broadband as a utility | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
It's a good day for proponents of an open internet: The Federal Communications Commission just approved its long-awaited network neutrality plan, which r
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Galaxy S6 'Beats' iPhone 6: Samsung Smack Talk Begins

Galaxy S6 'Beats' iPhone 6: Samsung Smack Talk Begins | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The war of words over the world's two biggest smartphones has already started.
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Mercedes CEO says he's not worried about possible Apple car

Mercedes CEO says he's not worried about possible Apple car | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Dieter Zetsche admits he doesn't know about Cupertino's secretive automotive ambitions, but says he doubts there's an Apple car coming soon.
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Lenovo wants cleaner software bundles to avoid security disasters

Lenovo wants cleaner software bundles to avoid security disasters | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Lenovo was quick to stop preloading Superfish and clean up its immediate PC security problem, but what about preventing problems going forward? Well, yo
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Get ready for the two most important Android phones of the year

Get ready for the two most important Android phones of the year | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Business Insider will have full coverage of both phone launches on March 1.
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Apple rumored to overhaul its Genius Bar, add 'Concierge' service

Apple rumored to overhaul its Genius Bar, add 'Concierge' service | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Apple is reportedly readying substantial changes to how it runs its Genius Bar support service in-stors, according to 9to5Mac. While the current walk-in
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Respoke Launches Its WebRTC-Based Platform For Voice, Video And Text Chat Apps

Respoke Launches Its WebRTC-Based Platform For Voice, Video And Text Chat Apps | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Digium, the company behind the popular open source Asterisk PBX software, today announced the official launch of Respoke, its WebRTC service backend for..
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Software Patents Are Increasingly Coming Under Fire In Court

Software Patents Are Increasingly Coming Under Fire In Court | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Last summer, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International in which it directed lower courts to scrutinize..
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Softbank prices its Pepper robot out of some developers' pockets

Softbank prices its Pepper robot out of some developers' pockets | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Softbank's adorable robot may be short and cute, but it'll still cost the price of a secondhand car to bring one into your home. The Japanese network has
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Up close with Glow's crazy laser light earbuds

Big headphones give companies plenty of space to create a distinct look for their brand, like Beats does with its iconic lowercase ‘b’ or Marshall does with its guitar amplifier look. With in-ear...
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The Company Behind Lenovo's Dangerous Superfish Tech Claims It's Under Attack

The Company Behind Lenovo's Dangerous Superfish Tech Claims It's Under Attack | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Komodia, the company behind Lenovo's adware pushing tech Superfish, says it is under attack following the media interest in the service it provides. The company's founder, a former Israeli intelligence agent, tells Forbes the company is not hiding behind DDoS claims, despite the criticism it's facing.
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The Patent Wars May be Cooling, But They're Far From Over | WIRED

The Patent Wars May be Cooling, But They're Far From Over | WIRED | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
So much for the end of the patent wars: Samsung will pay over $15 million to use Bluetooth.
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FCC votes to protect the internet with Title II regulation

Net neutrality has won at the FCC. In a 3-to-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission today established a new Open Internet Order that implements strict net neutrality rules, including...
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Komodia SSL Holes Could Affect Dozens of Web Products Besides Superfish

Komodia SSL Holes Could Affect Dozens of Web Products Besides Superfish | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Lenovo's Superfish adware is just one of "more than 100 clients" that use Komodia's network-traffic interception libraries.
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Watchdog: Owner left frustrated as i3 won't charge on timer

Watchdog: Owner left frustrated as i3 won't charge on timer | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
BMW fails to charge on delayed timer, despite dealer assurance
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Snapchat, WhatsApps, Facebook, And The Vital Battle Of Instant Messaging

Snapchat, WhatsApps, Facebook, And The Vital Battle Of Instant Messaging | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Last week's discussions over a potential investment valuing Snapchat in the region of $19 billion has brought into financial focus the value of instant messaging platforms in the modern smartphone ecosystem.
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Samsung Could Be Main RAM Supplier For The LG G4, iPhone 6S [Rumor]

Samsung Could Be Main RAM Supplier For The LG G4, iPhone 6S [Rumor] | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Samsung has long provided hardware components to competing companies for their smartphones, such as Apple, where Samsung has previously supplied the...
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Forget location! Now you can choose a hotel for its Wi-Fi speed

Forget location! Now you can choose a hotel for its Wi-Fi speed | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The service, called Hotel Wi-fi Test, has tested hundreds of hotels in cities, such as New York and Paris and lets people name and shame resorts with poor internet connections.
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Matt Overstreet's curator insight, February 24, 1:15 PM

There are likely tons of variables unaccounted for, but it is a step in the right direction towards determining the quality of connections at hotel properties.

Brian Roakes's curator insight, February 25, 9:50 AM

Forget the continental breakfast and indoor pool...here's what's REALLY important to hotel guests.

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14-Year-Old Hacks Connected Cars With Pocket Money

14-Year-Old Hacks Connected Cars With Pocket Money | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
A 14 year old has conducted a stunning yet simple hack that has scared the automotive industry.
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Looks Like Pebble's New Smartwatch Will Have a Color Screen

Looks Like Pebble's New Smartwatch Will Have a Color Screen | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Last week, Pebble started teasing a new announcement with a countdown on its homepage. And now a leak from 9to5Mac--an image hosted on Pebble's own servers--is giving us a pretty good idea of what it is: A new, thinner, wider smartwatch with a color screen.
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Bill O'Reilly "War Hero" Responds. MotherJones annotates.

Bill O'Reilly "War Hero" Responds. MotherJones annotates. | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The Fox News host still hasn't gotten back to us, but here's his monologue—factchecked.
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The NSA and its allies stole the keys to your phone's security

A new report by The Intercept details a stunning heist made by US and UK spies that has given intelligence agencies the ability to break through the privacy of smartphone communications. The report...
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Lenovo Caught Installing Adware On New Computers

Lenovo Caught Installing Adware On New Computers | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
It looks like Lenovo has been installing adware onto new consumer computers from the company that activates when taken out of the box for the first time. The adware, named Superfish,…
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