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ZeroCan GO Super Theme review

ZeroCan GO Super Theme refreshes your interface with fun cartoonish graphics and several interactive home screen elements, but it lacks dock area customization. The free version comes without a live wallpaper, so if you really want to enjoy this theme's special effects, you have to pay for them.

After you select ZeroCan GO Super Theme as your new theme in the GO Launcher EX, your home screen will get a fresh wallpaper like a geometric painting depicting a patch of greenery with a bent tree and some pitiful clouds, as well as a new pack of fancy red icons, … Read more

Adobe issues emergency patch -- again

Adobe Systems and Microsoft on Thursday issued patches with emergency measures for critical vulnerabilities in Flash and Internet Explorer.

Microsoft, which usually fixes security problems once a month on Tuesdays, distributed the off-calendar repair for Internet Explorer 9 and 10 because of the severity of the exploit. The fix is highly recommended for people who use those versions of IE since Microsoft described the previously unknown vulnerability in its security bulletin as actively being used in "limited, targeted attacks."

However, people who use those browsers must apply the fix manually with the FixIt shim tool. A permanent fix … Read more

How Sports Illustrated shot Kate Upton in a bikini and zero gravity

As the father of a young girl, I'm a little less enthusiastic about Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue today than I was as a 14-year-old boy. But I did take interest this year to learn that model Kate Upton was asked to go beyond our already ridiculous cultural expectations for beauty and go entirely weightless.

Actually, this is worth putting aside my parental indignation for a second to clarify that I'm not referring to extreme dieting or airbrushing, but instead a parabolic flight where Upton was photographed in the padded interior of a modified Boeing 727 in simulated zero gravity and lunar gravity conditions. … Read more

Adobe issues emergency Flash update for Windows and Mac

Adobe is recommending that users update their Flash Players immediately -- especially those who frequent Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. The company released an emergency security bulletin on Tuesday that addresses vulnerabilities in Flash, which could be exploited by hackers.

"This vulnerability could allow an attacker to remotely take control of the affected system," Adobe wrote in a blog post. "Adobe is aware of reports that an exploit for this vulnerability exists in the wild, and recommends users apply the updates referenced in the security bulletin."

Adobe assigned a Priority 1 rating to the vulnerabilities being … Read more

NetZero launches 3G mobile broadband via Sprint

NetZero has officially rolled out a new broadband service that travels over Sprint's 3G network.

As of Wednesday, the service is available to the 276 million people that Sprint reaches through its 3G coverage. And for those of you unhappy with 3G access, an upgrade to Sprint's 4G LTE network is scheduled for the third quarter of this year.

The new service is the result of a five-year agreement between NetZero and Sprint announced last July. At the same time, Sprint revealed an agreement with Verizon to offer mobile broadband via its 3G network, but that deal was … Read more

CES 2014: Startups steal the show

The importance of CES as a showcase for major consumer product launches has undoubtedly lessened over the past few years. Big companies choose to launch their big products at smaller events; places where they can control the tone, control the tempo, and control the access. Thankfully, that opening void has been more than filled by two things: cars and startups.

It's the latter category that's been really opening our eyes of late, small, independent entrepreneurs and crowd-funded darlings who have been filling the halls of CES' Eureka Park with an unpredictable collection of frequently awesome products and services. … Read more

Microsoft plans to address zero-day IE bug on Tuesday

Microsoft plans to issue a security update on Tuesday that addresses an Internet Explorer ActiveX Control vulnerability that allowed malware to be installed on computers when users visited at least one breached Web site.

Microsoft said Monday that vulnerability CVE-2013-3918, which was disclosed Friday by security researcher FireEye, was already scheduled to be addressed in "Bulletin 3" on Tuesday. An exploit described by the security firm as a classic drive-by attack is already in the wild, targeting English versions of IE7 and 8 in Windows XP and IE8 on Windows 7.

FireEye said its analysis of the exploit … Read more

New zero-day bug targets IE users in drive-by attack

A pair of vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer are currently being exploited in the wild to install malware on computers that visit at least one malicious Web site, security researches warn.

The classic drive-by download attack targets the English versions of IE 7 and 8 in Windows XP and IE 8 on Windows 7, security firm FireEye warned in a company blog post Friday. However, the security researcher wrote that its analysis indicated that other languages and browser version could be at risk.

"The exploit targets the English version of Internet Explorer, but we believe the exploit can be easily … Read more

Crave Ep. 145: Leave digital cookie crumbs all over with the GPS Cookie

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This week we take a first look at the GPS Cookie which records your movements onto a microSD card. Lady Gaga announces a concert in space for 2015, and we can order pizza with a push of a button. All that and more, this week on Crave. Read more

Lady Gaga to perform in space (no, really!)

To her fans, Lady Gaga is already out of this world as a performer, but now she will literally perform out of this world.

The 27-year-old pop star is set to perform the first-ever concert in space as part of Zero G Colony, a three-day music festival, in early 2015.

The "Applause" singer confirmed her appearance on Wednesday, tweeting the hashtag "GagaInSpace2015." … Read more