Benjamin Kabin

Benjamin Kabin

Journalist

Benjamin Kabin is a Brooklyn-based technology journalist who specializes in security, startups, venture capital and social media.

Google X Chief: We're Using Technology to Get Technology Out of the Way
Google

Google X Chief: We're Using Technology to Get Technology Out of the Way

Astro Teller, the man behind Google Glass, says technology is at its best when it reaches a level of invisibility in our lives.
Google Docs and Google Sheets Are Now Standalone Apps for iOS and Android
Office Tech

Google Docs and Google Sheets Are Now Standalone Apps for iOS and Android

The dedicated apps are competition for Microsoft whose products are popular among iPad users.
FCC to Propose Controversial New Rules on Net Neutrality
Internet

FCC to Propose Controversial New Rules on Net Neutrality

The new rules would reportedly allow ISPs to charge content providers for a faster, separate pipeline into customers' homes, effectively ending net neutrality.
Apple Launches Recycling Program for All Old Products
Apple

Apple Launches Recycling Program for All Old Products

The program, which could earn customers store credit, is part of a larger environmental stewardship campaign.
Crafts Chain Michaels Confirms Nearly 3 Million Credit Cards Compromised in Data Breach
Security

Crafts Chain Michaels Confirms Nearly 3 Million Credit Cards Compromised in Data Breach

A security hole allowed data thieves access to some customer card information but not names, addresses or PINs.
What's That Song? Apple's iOS 8 May Be Able to Tell You.
Apple

What's That Song? Apple's iOS 8 May Be Able to Tell You.

The tech giant's latest mobile operating system may boast a song recognition feature in a partnership with Shazam.
Want to Chat on Facebook? Soon, You'll Need a Second App for That.
Facebook

Want to Chat on Facebook? Soon, You'll Need a Second App for That.

Users might not be happy about needing another app, but the move could ultimately make Facebook Messenger a much more powerful tool.
What Elon Musk Really Thinks of 'Silicon Valley'
Elon Musk

What Elon Musk Really Thinks of 'Silicon Valley'

The billionaire behind Tesla and SpaceX thinks the creators of the new HBO series 'Silicon Valley' need to spend a little bit more time at Burning Man.
Amazon Is Now Accepting Returns Through its Lockers
Amazon

Amazon Is Now Accepting Returns Through its Lockers

Customers in major urban areas can now receive or return packages through the program.
Intel Just Poured $740 Million Into Cloudera. But What Is It?
Big Data

Intel Just Poured $740 Million Into Cloudera. But What Is It?

Cloudera is getting a lot of investor love, with Intel taking an 18 percent stake in the company. Here's a bit more about what the company does.
Apple and Comcast in Talks to Create Priority TV Streaming Service
Apple

Apple and Comcast in Talks to Create Priority TV Streaming Service

Apple would like its streaming content separated from the rest of the web in order to ensure an uninterrupted experience.
Report: Facebook Wants Its Own Drones
Drones

Report: Facebook Wants Its Own Drones

Facebook is reportedly in talks to acquire Titan Aerospace, a maker of high-flying, solar-powered drones, as it looks to bring internet access to every corner of the world.
One in 5 Mac Users at Risk as Apple Stops Security Updates for Snow Leopard
Office Tech

One in 5 Mac Users at Risk as Apple Stops Security Updates for Snow Leopard

The popular operating system Snow Leopard -- or OS X 10.6 -- still runs on 19 percent of Macs, leaving a large chunk vulnerable to attack.
Icahn Blasts eBay Board Members' Conduct in Open Letter
Conflict

Icahn Blasts eBay Board Members' Conduct in Open Letter

The billionaire investor says Marc Andreessen and Scott Cook have both acted in their own interest at the expense of the company's shareholders.
Dropbox Addresses NSA Surveillance Fears in New Privacy Policy
NSA

Dropbox Addresses NSA Surveillance Fears in New Privacy Policy

The online storage company has a new set of data request principles to guide its decision making when responding to government requests.