Pretty soon, just about everything we do on the Web will be logged, analyzed, and used for things outside of our control. Here are some ways to help stop that.
New Italian research offers some cautionary advice for patients with high blood pressure: The next time you take a blood pressure reading, turn off your cellphone.
How can we make our passwords more hack-resistant and manage all the passwords we need?
True to its name, Social Roulette is a game of roulette in which you're gambling your digital life. After giving the app permissions, you then take a one-in-six chance of letting it delete your Facebook account.
In recent years, veterinarians have stepped in to provide a quick, cost-effective place on the Internet for owners to have their questions answered and get solid advice no matter the time of the day.
Close to half of U.S high school students text while driving, a habit that dramatically increases their risk of getting into a potentially fatal car crash, a new study shows.
Every year, identity thieves misuse the personal information of more than 11 million Americans. This makes identity theft one of the fastest-growing crimes in the country.
There is a widening range of online tools that have been designed to help save hard-earned cash. The following Internet browser extensions have achieved popularity among consumers, thanks to a series of unique and practical benefits.
Teenage boys who play violent video games for hours on end may become desensitized to the brutality, a small new study finds.
Inbox Zero is the theory that an empty e-mail inbox is good for peace of mind and productivity. So is it?
We're one step closer to mandatory online sales tax collection. Next, the bill moves to the House.
When it comes to iPhone 5 accessories, the options just keep on coming, and there are a lot of little extras that can really improve your experience. We cover everything from Bluetooth headsets for your iPhone 5 to touchscreen friendly gloves.
Facebook is basically integrated into every part of our lives. You use it to catch up on friends' lives, meet people, find events, message people but it's also a place where people go to sell live human babies online.
Using the camera on a smartphone or tablet, a parent or child can scan one of forty-seven dot patterns printed on kids pajamas to launch a story.
A robot might tidy your kitchen some day, but how will you feel about the mechanical member of the household?
If you're wondering why the Associated Press tweeted that there was an explosion at the White House, it's because its account was hacked.
Mobile analyst Ben Evans has noted a milestone of 500,000 Facebook Home downloads since the service launched on Google Play.
A group of researchers is investigating ways to weave electronic fabric into clothes to allow the clothes to become "smart garments" – clothes that could change the way they look.
Not every tax payer will get flagged and audited. But if you do, here's one piece of advice: Your social network activity better back up what you've submitted to the IRS or else you could be in a world of financial hurt.
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Google announced a new plan for what happens to your data after you die on its Google Public Policy Blog today.
It's safe to say that no one likes banner ads – no one, not even the creators of banner ads themselves, who admit to regretting their invention in the first place.
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Giles Harrison is well aware that you probably don't like him. As a celebrity photographer for almost 20 years he knows how his line of work is perceived in the public eye.
The big deadline to file your income taxes with the IRS is Tuesday, April 17. Though it's still a bit limited, the tax app selection for iPad is better than any other platform.
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Can you believe it's been 40 years since the first cell phone call was made?
Thanks to social media, there are an ever-increasing variety of ways for us to say things we can't take back – because people can screen grab them.
This type of occurrence is bound to happen again, and the more you know, the better.
The DVR is the source of annoyance in many households.
According to a team of college students, Watson's next field should be legal research, where it could be tasked to sift through old court records, digital evidence, and relevant articles.
Problems with your iPad Mini? Here are the biggest issues users complain about.
NASA is now suggesting that Mars is the real target for a close call with an age-old comet.
Yahoo has killed telecommuting for its employees to bring the aging Internet giant back into fighting condition. If you work remotely there's only one reaction to this news: fear.
If you're not all that excited about Google's Project Glass, then you may change your mind after seeing the company's latest promotional video, entitled How it Feels [Through Glass].
At the end of the Febuary astronaut Chris Hadfield is set to take part in NASA's first ever live Google+ Hangout from the ISS with fellow astronauts Kevin Ford and Tom Marshburn.
Rumor has spread that Apple is experimenting with watch-like designs made of curved glass. Yep, Apple's making an iWatch. The thing is, why do we need an iWatch anyway?
The FCC is planning a free "super Wi-Fi" across the U.S. that could let consumers "make calls or surf the Internet without paying a cellphone bill every month." Sadly, it's probably too good to be true.
Double down on your football diet with these second-screen apps for turning your phone or tablet into a command center for stats, virtual gambling and even trash talk.
Definitely an interesting way to get your hands on a quick hamburger, the Alpha robotic assembly line will make your burger to order without a single cook.
You're bound to have embarrassing photos or comments hidden in your Facebook profile. So before Graph Search digs up your dirt, use Facewash to find posts that should stay forgotten.
Privacy advocates believe Facebook's new Graph Search feature may create a "discoverability problem" for users.
After six days scouring Las Vegas for the best of best in technology at CES 2013, here are the gadgets people can't seem to stop talking about.
What should you expect to see coming out of one of the largest tech shows of the year? Here is a look at five computing trends likely to steal headlines at CES 2013.
The future is now. With the year just starting, Digital Trends looks at some of the sci-fi tech that's already becoming science fact.
Nothing quite measures the Internet's pulse like a good meme, and thankfully 2012 was full of them. Thanks for the laughs, memes of 2012. You will live on in our hearts forever.
Check out some of the best movie scenes for showing off you hot home theater system.
There's no harm in getting friends and family prepared for the apocalypse, right?
Instagram's new Terms of Service earned some panicked responses from its users -- but the truth is you probably wouldn't have stopped using it anyway.
Unleashing a hefty dose of digital vigilantism on the Westboro Baptist Church, Anonymous is attacking over exploitation of the Newtown tragedy.
Got that someone on your list who refuses to join the Apple bandwagon? No worries, these are the gadgets made for geeks against Macintosh.
Before you sync your smartphone photo gallery to your Facebook, consider a few of the privacy and security implications.
Can an obsession with your cellphone rise to the level of an addiction? Two researchers who headed a recent study think so.
Researchers at Cambridge are taking seriously the potential threats posed by the likes of artificial intelligence and biotechnology with the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk.
Media use is a serious distraction for college freshmen, with a new study finding young women devote up to 12 hours daily on pursuits such as texting, posting status updates and surfing the web.
Those who use Google and have reason to be worried about the authorities knowing what they're up to should be worried. Government requests for user information are up yet again.
Many of the gadgets Bond will use in Skyfall are already available to buy -- if you have a Bond budget. Prepare your lusty eyes over these one-of-a-kind pieces.
The rise of digital goods and software gadgets has thrown a wrench in the concept of ownership. Here are eight products that, even though you paid for them, aren't entirely yours.
Microsoft attempts a precarious balance between what worked in the past and what's needed for the future with Windows 8, but ends up coming up short on both.
The iPad Mini has long been considered to be Apple's response to the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD, a product it designed to capture the lower-end of the market.
An increasing number of computer users setting up Wi-Fi in their homes are reportedly sending out messages to annoying neighbors via their wireless network names.
According to a recent study, Americans pay three times as much for their LTE network service than most Europeans -- and nearly ten times more than what Swedish citizens pay.
Extreme skydiver Felix Baumgartner jumped from the edge of space before landing safely back on Earth eight minutes later.
Check out the five apps one mom can't live without.
You don't need to take out a second mortgage for a DSLR to take great photos. Here are Digital Trends' favorite cameras that will do it for under $300.
The 2012 election is upon us, and here are some Web and mobile apps to help you make your voting decision, keep track of results and show off your freedom of speech.
Digital Trends rounds up apps to help you with your costume, horror movie apps, scary story apps and more in this top ten Halloween Android apps list.
Just bought an iPhone 5? This guide will help you make the most of your new phone with a myriad of helpful features you may not know your phone has.
We knew this day was coming, and now it's here: Facebook has officially surpassed 1 billion active users.
Digital Trends picks their favorite budget smartphones on the four major US wireless carriers. These phones may be cheap, but they're still good.
Google's Street View mapping service now takes you under the ocean waves, with stunning 360-degree panoramas of unique spots such as the Great Barrier Reef.
Mobile technology has the capacity to liberate us from the punch clock, but instead, most of us elect to drag on our work days voluntarily. When is enough enough?
HTC jumps in bed with Windows Phone 8 in its new 8X and 8S handsets.
Apple has announced the iPhone 5 during its highly anticipated press conference at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
Not only is Internet addiction a legitimate compulsion, it may have the same genetic component as nicotine addiction, a new study suggests.
A file containing one million Apple UDID codes has been leaked, after it was allegedly stolen from an FBI agent's laptop earlier this year.
Tastemaker will.i.am, best known for his work with The Black Eyed Peas, has collaborated with NASA to transmit a song to Earth from the surface of Mars.
Digital Trends goes over the many ways Apple's $1 billion victory over Samsung could hurt Android users, and a few ways it could help.
Brain-computer interfaces are quickly becoming more advanced and accessible, and some of the ways they're being used are truly mind-boggling.
The Olympics may already be a distant memory, but the RoboWorld Cup is happening right now, and what's more, Usain Volt is going for gold.
Digital Trends lists the smartphones rumored to come out in the next few months, including the new iPhone and Windows Phone 8 devices.
Ideal for deal hunters or anyone obsessed with Minority Report, a new concept on the Facebook check-in adds facial recognition into the mix.
A LA restaurant is offering a 5% discount to diners willing to hand over their handset for the duration of the meal. The owner says he wants people to connect again.
The true winner of the London Olympics? Maybe that was Twitter, which found itself setting new records throughout the entire two week run of the XXX Summer Games.
As Curiosity collects data on Mars, the rover's Twitter banter is stoking flames of publicity back on Earth, which may be the key to keeping the space program alive.
NASA has sent its Curiosity rover to study the Red Planet, but what if it finds something sinister? Here is a list of 12 things that Curiosity will hopefully not find on Mars.
NASA's $2.5 billion Curiosity Mars rover has landed, and is beaming photos of the Red Planet back to Earth. Here are five surprising tidbits about the car-sized space robot.
Wall-E has been brought to life by hobbyist Mike Senna, and the attention to detail must be seen to be believed.
Will the latest superphone save you time, organize your days and make you the life of the party any more than your last phone? Probably not.
An MIT graduate has developed a creepy app that will allow you to see personal information about a Facebook user that's not your friend.
The iPhone has thousands of completely normal docks and accessories, but what about the oddballs? Digital Trends lists their favorite weird, strange iPhone accessories.
Likely mentioned as a teaser for current and potential Verizon investors, Verizon management is attempting to build interest in the fourth quarter launch of Apple's new iPhone.
Digital glasses pioneer Steve Mann was enjoying a vacation in Paris with his family recently when staff at a McDonald's there allegedly assaulted him for wearing his high-tech headgear.
Scared for the zombie apocalypse but not sure where to begin your safe passage? Here's all the gears you could possibly ever need.
Potentially a privacy concern for all Facebook users, the social network has been using a scanning tool that analyzes comments and chat logs looking for criminal activity.
Hackers have posted email addresses and passwords of more than 450,000 Yahoo users, saying the web company should take it "as a wake-up call, and not as a threat."
Digital Trends explains Verizon Wireless's complicated new Share Everything plans, a completely new mess of rules and prices all Verizon users are going to have to know.
The DNS Changer Working Group setup a special site to allow people around the world to check and see if the malware is on their personal or work computer.
Preteens shouldn't be allowed on Facebook, but not just for their own safety. It's the rest of us who need to be worried.
When guests arrive at Hotel Indigo in Newcastle, England, they'll find in their room all the usual supplies – towels, soap, shampoo, hangers, writing paper. The Gideons Bible, however, now comes in the form of a Kindle pre-loaded with the religious text.
How much bandwidth is used by workplace Tweeting - and is it enough of a problem to actually be a problem? Maybe not, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't impact the workplace in other ways.
From poolside smartphones to on-demand movies anywhere, technology has changed what it means to "get away from it all," for better and worse.
What if you walked into your local Taco Bell only to find a touchscreen app and a robot making your meal?
The Kickstarter project vows that you'll never misplace your keys again by using a Bluetooth 4.0 device and iOS app to locate the lost item.
Though it should be taken with a grain of salt, a newly discovered document holds some very interesting ideas about the next Xbox.
One of the most surprising revelations from Sony at this E3 was the involvement of J.K. Rowling with the Move-based Wonderbook.
The Apple overload has hit, and Digital Trends is pinpointing the big, new iOS 6 changes hitting your iPhone this fall.
These five pieces of sci-fi tech are probably closer than you think to becoming reality.
From palm-size pocket cams to full-fledged camcorders, here's how to choose a video camera that will work for you.
A Dutch company has announced its plants to colonize Mars, turning the red planet into an alternative society for humans... but should they?
LinkedIn's having a bad day. Amid reports of privacy problems with its iOS app, 6.5 million hashed passwords leaked on to the Web.
Social media activities in our daily lives come almost instinctively, but before using it to a commit a crime, this Florida couple should have done a better job covering their tracks.
Quickly attracting unwanted attention from criminals, a teenager in Australia failed to use her common sense when posting a photo on Facebook.
Cybersecurity experts have uncovered the so-called "Flame" malware, the largest and most dangerous piece of spyware known to man.
Get an up-close look at LG's new 55-inch OLED TV.
In case you missed the annular eclipse you can catch the whole thing courtesy the efforts of science teacher Cory Poole.
Today's explorers want to stay connected even in the wilderness. And they can thanks to a wide range of products that let campers stay in touch with music, media content and more.
Hovercrafts that float slightly above surface are so last year. The Flying Hovercraft takes things to new heights.
A few of Verizon's upcoming phones have leaked including the Galaxy S III and other top devices. Here's the list.
Digital Trends breaks down the battery life claims of laptop manufacturers to find out if they're all hype or legit benchmarks.
For 350,000 unsuspecting Internet users infected with the DNSChanger malware, the Web will cease to function on July 9. Here's why, and how to check your PC before zero hour.
This is your brain on Oregon Trail. And guess what? Gaming isn't the violence-inducing waste of time it's sometimes made out to be.
Digital Trends' staffers Molly McHugh and Jeffrey Van Camp argue over the merit of the smartphone camera.
The production prototype of the Transition flying car took its first test flight recently, bringing closer to reality the possibility of flying home from work and parking in the garage.
Apple has unveiled its latest iteration of the iPad, which comes without a new name but plenty of huge upgrades.
Living and working in a zero-g environment is challenging enough, without having to endure drinking everything through a straw. But with this "zero-G cup," it appears even astronauts can now enjoy a true cup of tea.