Review: iKettle, the iPhone-controlled kettle for gadget-loving tea drinkers >>> 9to5Mac
To switch the kettle on, you just touch the large power button in the main app screen. As with the physical control, it defaults to 100C. Once the kettle has boiled, the kettle base bleeps and the iPhone app displays a notification.
Remote controlled kettle. You still have to actually get up and pour the water out though.
UK regulator proposes crackdown on misleading Facebook and Twitter ads >>> Engadget
Blogs, social networks and photo and video services are all in the FCA’s crosshairs, as it looks to crack down on companies that rely on misleading messages like “Join us now and we promise you’ll make a 758% profit on your first stock investment” to sign up new users.
Advertorials seem to be the primary focus for a lot of advertising companies. Will new rules hamper them?
Latest Moto 360 images show off the secret charger for the first time >>> Android Central
The charger is unlike any that we’ve seen so far for a smartwatch. It appears to cradle the Moto 360 with the watch face pointing outwards – so, still looking at you while its charging – with the power cable plugging in round the back.
It seems to confirm the watch will be metal-cased too. Should LG and Samsung be worried?
Best Apple employee name ever? Sam Sung… and now you can buy his business card >>> Pocket-lint
Sam Sung is a former employee of Apple and sees the funny side of it himself. So much so that when one of his old business cards fell out of a book he had picked up, he decided to auction it on eBay for charity. After all, you are very unlikely to see the words Sam Sung and Apple on the same business card anywhere else.
It’s for charity. And seems oddly fitting given the recent white flags over patents outside the US between Apple and Samsung.
Your Locker of Information for CryptoLocker Decryption >>> FireEye Blog
We developed a decryption assistance website and corresponding tool designed to help those afflicted with the original CryptoLocker malware. Through various partnerships and reverse engineering engagements, Fox-IT and FireEye have ascertained many of the private keys associated with CryptoLocker. Having these private keys allows for decryption of files that are encrypted by CryptoLocker.
Like a locksmith bailing you out when you lock yourself out of your house. Good on them.
Foursquare 8.0 review: the ultimate food-finder >>> The Verge
To beat Yelp and Google, however, Foursquare’s going to have to do more than educate the masses about the virtues of its technology. It’s going to have to prove that the 5 billion check-ins and 55 million tips it’s gathered are enough to fuel the best recommendation engine. This is the goal of Foursquare 8.0, launching today for iPhone and Android. The new app cuts through Foursquare’s massive corpus of data to answer one question: what if your food-finding app knew your favourite restaurants, but also your favourite foods?
Having used it for about 3o minutes we can say it does seem like a real improvement over the old version.
US Wi-Fi Report July 2014 – OpenSignal
This report takes a look at the speeds available on public networks in the United States; comparing room price to performance on hotel networks; looking at Starbucks’ switch from AT&T Wi-Fi to Google; and finally putting the speeds of various stores’ Wi-Fi networks in context with the cellular speeds offered by national network operators in the US.
It seems our rule of thumb that “the more you pay for a hotel room, the worse the wifi” isn’t actually true.
Trustev Blog » Will chip-and-PIN cards in the US mean more e-commerce fraud?
But “Card Not Present” (CNP) fraud typical for e-commerce is a different story. Evidence shows that CNP fraud often increases as EMV cards are introduced, presumably because fraudsters don’t just give up their life of crime, but often switch to other approaches. Business Insider covered this issue in May, and the time for EMV in the US is getting closer.
If you have a stolen credit card, you can still buy stuff with it. Just not in person.