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An iPad app can land your plane if the engine quits

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by Steve Dent 2014-12-18 16:33:00

If the engine quits in a small plane, it's not the end of the world -- just glide to the nearest airport and make a dead-stick landing. Simple, right? Sure, if the pilot makes perfect, lightning-quick decisions. Since we're only human, there's now an...

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Vulnerability announced: update your Git clients

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2014-12-18 16:46:41

A critical Git security vulnerability has been announced today, affecting all versions of the official Git client and all related software that interacts with Git repositories, including GitHub for Windows and GitHub for Mac. Because this is a client-side only vulnerability, github.com and GitHub Enterprise are not directly affected. The vulnerability concerns Git and Git-compatible clients that access Git repositories in a case-insensitive or case-normalizing filesystem. An attacker can craft a…

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Reuters: Google's 'Android M' project hooks cars directly to the internet

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by Richard Lawler 2014-12-18 17:43:00

If Reuters' rumors are true, then apparently the folks at Mountain View think the Android Auto overlays rolling out this year don't go far enough. Citing unnamed sources, it indicates an Android M initiative that's built directly into cars -- no smar...

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How Microsoft redesigned the Surface Pro for the NFL

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by Edgar Alvarez 2014-12-18 17:00:00

Earlier this year, Microsoft revealed its plans to take over NFL sidelines. How so? With a partnership with the National Football League, a collaboration reportedly valued at $400 million -- though neither party ever confirmed this. Powered by the Su...

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Amazon Prime Now brought me candy in 23 minutes

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by Devindra Hardawar 2014-12-18 16:00:00

Amazon's new one-hour delivery service, Prime Now, works so well it might just inspire entirely new levels of laziness in all of us. After all, why bother going to the store when you just need to shell out $7.99 to get anything brought to your door i...

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Your Xbox One now plays Pandora radio and Vevo music videos

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by Jon Fingas 2014-12-18 15:33:00

You haven't had many choices for streaming music on the Xbox One so far; you've largely been limited to Xbox Music or the occasional YouTube mix. You'll have some proper options very shortly, though. Apps for both Pandora's internet radio service (US...

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Cadillac's cars are getting smart rearview mirrors next year

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by Jon Fingas 2014-12-18 15:00:00

Hey, Nissan: you won't be the only big automaker with a camera-equipped rearview mirror next year. Cadillac has revealed that its future cars are getting a smart mirror that shows a 1,280 x 240 view of what's behind you without passengers or roof pil...

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Which Chromebooks are worth buying?

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by Kris Naudus 2014-12-18 14:31:00

Seven years ago, netbooks were all the rage with consumers, providing a cheap and easy way to get online and carry out other basic computing tasks. They died out as cellphones and tablets became popular, with some companies even forecasting the death...

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WordPress 4.1 “Dinah”

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by Matt Mullenweg 2014-12-18 13:35:05

Version 4.1 of WordPress, named “Dinah” in honor of jazz singer Dinah Washington, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in WordPress 4.1 help you focus on your writing, and the new default theme lets you show it off in style. Introducing Twenty Fifteen Our newest default theme, Twenty Fifteen, is […]

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