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Android Coders Claim “Back Door” Enables Remote Access to Samsung Galaxy Phones

The developer of the Replicant custom Android ROM claims to have uncovered what amounts to a classic "back door" computer hack within Samsung's Galaxy series of smartphones, suggesting that Samsung's modem tools have certain communication protocols in them that could allow outsiders to "access the phone's file system." Read More >>

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Could You Live Without Broadband at Home? Steve Wozniak Can

Could you live without broadband at home? I don't know if I could, but Apple Co-Founder and Gizmodo hero Steve Wozniak can. That's what he has recently said in Australia talking about his home in Los Gatos, California: Read More >>

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HTC Can Turn Your Phone Off and On Again From Afar, With LogMeIn Rescue

HTC has signed a deal with the maker of remote phone access tools LogMeIn, which will see future HTC Android models loaded with a version of its LogMeIn Rescue app. Read More >>

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Watch This Snowboarder Survive an Avalanche By Floating On an Airbag

Meesh Hytner was doing typical pro-snowboarder things, participating in an informal backcountry competition in Colorado, when suddenly she found herself in a class-3 avalanche. Lucky for her, she was wearing an emergency airbag system, and lucky for you, there's video. Read More >>

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Gov.uk is The Future of Boring Government Web Sites

The UK government has launched the first public beta test version of its newly built web site Gov.uk, which aims to save around £50m per year in costs by combining all the government's current sites into one massive new super-web-presence. Read More >>

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This App Could Make Tablets Accessible to the Blind

The Braille system has allowed blind people to read the written word since 1825. Unfortunately, Braille doesn't translate well to the glossy smooth surfaces of modern touch screen tablets and phones. A new app thinks it can change that. Read More >>