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BBC News - Technology
The latest stories from the Technology section of the BBC News web site.
Pirate Bay founder gets jail term
Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg sentenced to three-and-half years in prison after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.
Published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:52:50 GMT

Millions hit in Drupal hack attack
Software firm Drupal warns millions to "assume" they have been hacked if they have not applied a patch for a recently discovered bug.
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:30:59 GMT

Former Android boss leaves Google
Andy Rubin steps down from Google, while his former colleague Daniel Graf is demoted at Twitter
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:57:29 GMT

WW2 technology 'Plan B' for GPS
Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland.
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:10:37 GMT

Hungary scraps controversial web tax
Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:57:00 GMT

Big firms 'must condemn GamerGate'
Games publishers must "stand-up and condemn" the movement referred to as "GamerGate", says a developer forced to leave her home due to threats.
Published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:59:47 GMT

Speed boost for 4G in some cities
Two of the UK's mobile operators are turning on technology that boosts mobile speeds in a few UK cities.
Published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:56:46 GMT

China denies shutting foreign sites
The director of China's internet regulator admits that some foreign websites cannot be visited but denies shutting them down.
Published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:55:37 GMT

Drones buzz French nuclear plants
An investigation begins after France's state-owned EDF power company says unidentified drones have flown over seven of its nuclear plants.
Published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:45:15 GMT

Microsoft unveils fitness band
Microsoft unveils a wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well connect to a fitness tracking service on smartphones.
Published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:48:23 GMT

Lenovo completes Motorola takeover
Lenovo completes a $2.9bn takeover of Google's Motorola handset division, which it says makes it the third biggest smartphone maker.
Published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:34:40 GMT

Apple chief: 'I'm proud to be gay'
Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he wants to try to help people struggling with their identity.
Published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:24:03 GMT

Android smartwatch 'runs for a week'
New Android-powered smartwatches should last for a week or longer between charges thanks to their use of both e-ink and LCD screens.
Published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:18:46 GMT

Software 'predicts' gang violence
London's Metropolitan Police test software designed to predict which gang members are most likely to commit violent crimes.
Published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:48:31 GMT

Samsung profit lowest in three years
Samsung Electronics sees its quarterly operating profit fall to its lowest level in more than three years because of slowing smartphone sales.
Published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:29:41 GMT

HP wades into world of 3D printing
HP announces the launch of a 3D printer it says will be 10 times faster than current models.
Published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:26:51 GMT

White House computers 'hacked'
US security services are reportedly investigating the breach of an unclassified network.
Published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:02:49 GMT

AUDIO: UK to have new gaming centre
The UK is to have the first cultural centre in the world for gaming, which will be based in Nottingham.
Published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:13:55 GMT

Evolution of a robot care bear
Eight years after a prototype was showcased in Scotland, a robot bear is being trialled in a children's hospital in the US.
Published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:42:19 GMT

VIDEO: Playing music with your brain
Could technology turn you into a musical virtuoso? LJ Rich looks at new ways to make music.
Published: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:30:34 GMT

VIDEO: App helps you wake up with a stranger
The app that turns a global network of strangers into your alarm clock, with a dating twist.
Published: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:43:49 GMT

VIDEO: Prototype flying car shown off
BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights.
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:18:17 GMT

VIDEO: The mystery drones flying over nuclear sites
Unmanned aircraft have been seen flying over many of France's nuclear stations and the authorities don't know where they have come from.
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:47:08 GMT

VIDEO: The dancers who light up the stage
The Japanese dance group using wearable technology to lighten up their act.
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:12:14 GMT

VIDEO: Newsbeat helps build '1,000mph car'
She knows nothing about cars but one of our reporters has helped build the 'world's fastest'... the Bloodhound.
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:28:09 GMT

VIDEO: Lab for world?s worst animal viruses
A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world?s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept.
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:10:15 GMT

VIDEO: Breastfeeding photo deleted by Facebook
A photograph of a mother breastfeeding her premature baby has gone viral after it was deleted by Facebook.
Published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:24:39 GMT

VIDEO: How to build an engine in 42 seconds
Steph McGovern reports from the new Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton where robots can construct an engine from its component parts in under a minute.
Published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:34:12 GMT

VIDEO: GamerGate 'must be condemned'
Independent developer Zoe Quinn tells the BBC about being at the centre of the "GamerGate" controversy.
Published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:58:51 GMT

Fashion challenge for Apple's Ive
Can Apple design guru Jony Ive turn the smartwatch into a hit?
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:13:32 GMT

The metal detectors saving marriages
The metal detectorists saving marriages
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:41:59 GMT

How will future city signs look?
Jetpacks, driverless cars and solar roads
Published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:29:06 GMT

Simulator lets you feel gun's kick
What if you had a killer product on your hands - literally?
Published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:35:35 GMT

Giant Samsung struggles at the top
Has the market finally caught up with Samsung?
Published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:13:17 GMT

A day without data
Is it possible to not share any information?
Published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:06:39 GMT

Can an app cure anxiety and stress?
Could a simple app banish your stress and anxiety forever?
Published: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:20 GMT - Technology delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more.
Wearable tech to hack your brain
The technology sounds simultaneously fake and dangerous: Strap on a headset and send targeted electrical currents into your brain for about 15 minutes to get more energy, improve your focus or calm down.
Published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:56:24 EDT

The dark world of online harassment
For the past 25 years, the Web has opened up unprecedented possibilities for human communication. But it has a dark side too -- sometimes, a very dark one.
Published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:13:43 EDT

Facebook brings back the anonymous chatroom
Remember in the late '90s when you would kill time in AOL and IRC chatrooms or post on Usenet? You'd strike up conversations with strangers about subjects you were all interested in, say "The X-Files," container gardening or The Fugees.
Published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:25:01 EDT

Can the web predict the future?
From drone wars to cosmic theories, long-term bets take the long view and place odds on the shape of the future.
Published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:14:23 EDT

Prepaid smart meters outwit Africa's power thieves
One company says smart meters may hold the answers to the power problems of the world's emerging markets, where slow payment and energy theft remains a powerful disincentive for new investment in the sector.
Published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:55:02 EDT

Smartest ship on the sea?
Royal Caribbean unveils a futuristic cruise ship. CNN speaks to the company's vice president about expectations.
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:31:47 EDT

Watch this 3D scanner-printer fail
This 3D two-in-one scanner-printer attempts to print an exact copy of an object and fails.
Published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:42:39 EDT

Twitch bans nude, suggestive gaming
Looks like it's a bad time to be sexing up your publicly viewable video gaming.
Published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:12:12 EDT

What your $500 iPad costs to make

Published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:19:51 EDT

New app helps flag suicidal tweets
Suicide prevention organization Samaritans launched a free app Wednesday that flags disturbing tweets and sends an alert to friends.
Published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:25:49 EDT

Can a robot make us LOL?
It's got no heart, brain, or comedic timing -- But can a robot be funny?
Published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:08:18 EDT

Could Google pill detect cancer?
Google is developing a pill that would hunt for cancer cells in human bodies. CNN's Laurie Segall reports.
Published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:31:19 EDT

Apple: iPad photography is here to stay
It's the most controversial issue since people started filming videos in portrait mode. Should tablets be used as cameras?
Published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:42:25 EDT

Facebook brings back the anonymous chatroom
Remember in the late '90s when you would kill time in AOL and IRC chatrooms or post on Usenet? You'd strike up conversations with strangers about subjects you were all interested in, say "The X-Files," container gardening or The Fugees.
Published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:25:01 EDT

See Verizon's new Droid in :60
Verizon's new Droid Turbo has up to two days of battery life.
Published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:24:30 EDT

Wearable tech to hack your brain
The technology sounds simultaneously fake and dangerous: Strap on a headset and send targeted electrical currents into your brain for about 15 minutes to get more energy, improve your focus or calm down.
Published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:56:24 EDT

Video shows crowd watching rocket explode
Video shows onlookers watching the launch and explosion of an unmanned NASA-contracted rocket in Virginia.
Published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:29:30 EDT

OK Go's new music video uses drones
Check out the latest visually stunning music video from OK Go, "I Won't Let You Down."
Published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:31:17 EDT

Are obese dummies the key to preventing road deaths?
To accommodate the increasing numbers of overweight drivers, car safety experts are developing an obese dummy.
Published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:28:13 EDT

40% of Web users have been harassed
For the past 25 years, the Web has opened up unprecedented possibilities for human communication. But it has a dark side too -- sometimes, a very dark one.
Published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:47:50 EDT

Netiquette: Saying farewell
So many folks manage to lose their netiquette heads when they scramble, legs flailing and akimbo, toward the denouement of events and life chapters. So here is the ultimate (get it?) digital-etiquette guide to a polite big finish.
Published: Fri, 28 Dec 2012 17:03:24 EST

10 smartphone habits to avoid
How annoying and rude and antisocial have we all become with our smartphones? We're embarrassing ourselves all over the place. Please stop.
Published: Mon, 08 Oct 2012 12:00:31 EDT

Five texts you should never send
We're texting more than ever, and, like society, the texts themselves are getting worse and worse. Read on to learn just how terrible silent cell phone users are these days.
Published: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 15:53:26 EDT

An open letter to texting-mad teenagers
Put your phone down for a second, teen texters -- there are some things you've got to hear.
Published: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:59:24 EDT

Is this the end of the 9-5 working day?
Business Talent Group, founded by Jody Miller, seeks to help workers who are after a project-based career.
Published: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:05:37 EDT

The car that can rebuild itself
See how MIT's 4D printing programme could make autonomous robots that don't need people.
Published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:13:20 EDT

Can the web predict the future?
From drone wars to cosmic theories, long-term bets take the long view and place odds on the shape of the future.
Published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:14:28 EDT

Police battle cybercrime cartels
Cybercrime costs the global economy $400 billion a year, and as it grows more sophisticated, law enforcement is having to do the same.
Published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:57:04 EDT

Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
Get the latest Tech news headlines from Yahoo News. Find breaking Tech news, including analysis and opinion on top Tech stories.
UBS cannot arbitrate with Nasdaq over Facebook IPO: court
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A divided U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected UBS AG's bid to compel Nasdaq OMX Group Inc to arbitrate a dispute over how the exchange operator handled Facebook Inc's May 2012 initial public offering. By a 2-1 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld a lower court judge's conclusion that UBS' claims were not subject to arbitration. UBS claimed that Nasdaq's mismanagement of the IPO caused the Swiss bank to unintentionally amass tens of millions of Facebook shares, ultimately resulting in more than $350 million of losses. ...
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:54:07 -0400

Leaner Sony gains smartphone lift despite its own mobile malaise
By Sophie Knight TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp posted a smaller than expected second-quarter operating loss on Friday, hailed by its finance chief as proof that the Japanese group's restructuring program is paying off. The company said the reduced operating loss was due in part to rising sales of image sensors to smartphone manufacturers, though the poor showing from its own Xperia phones weighed heavily on results. ...
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:13:29 -0400

Samsung Electronics seeks China comeback with first metallic smartphones
By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled two mid-tier handsets with a premium design as it prepared to deliver a riposte to its low-priced Chinese rivals and reclaim its title as the top brand in the world's biggest smartphone market. Samsung's smartphone woes began late last year and persisted through July-September, with its global market share down on year for the third straight quarter and its profit scraping at a three-year low. ...
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:39:51 -0400

Tencent teams up with IBM to offer business software over the cloud
BEIJING (Reuters) - Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Friday it would collaborate with International Business Machines Corp (IBM) on a new cloud software business for corporate customers, a marked departure for one of the dominant forces in China's consumer Internet industry. Best known for its popular WeChat messaging app and its online games rather than business software, Tencent said its cloud unit would now target small and medium enterprises in the healthcare and "smart city" industries. ...
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:13:59 -0400

Oi, rivals agree to bid for Brazil's TIM, Folha says
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Mexico's America Movil SAB, Spain's Telefonica SA and Brazil's Grupo Oi SA agreed to bid for TIM Participações SA then to break up Brazil's second-largest wireless carrier, newspaper Folha de S. Paulo reported on Friday. Folha reported without attribution that the accord between the three companies is far from finalized, but they agreed in principle to pay 31.5 billion reais ($13.1 billion) for TIM, Telecom Italia SpA's Brazilian unit. That price includes a 5 percent premium to controlling and minority shareholders of TIM, the paper added. ...
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:53:04 -0400

HTC forecasts higher fourth-quarter sales; above market estimates
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp said on Friday that it expects revenue in the fourth quarter to reach T$43 billion-T$47 billion ($1.4 billion-$1.57 billion), beating market expectations of T$41.5 billion. The forecast was also better than the T$41.86 billion revenue in the third quarter, the company said in a statement, without elaborating. Gross profit margin in the fourth quarter is expected to be between 19 and 21 percent, it said. The gross margin was 22.9 percent in the third quarter. ...
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:19:21 -0400

The Droid Turbo?s battery is just as beastly as you expected
Verizon and Motorola earlier this week unveiled a brand new Droid-branded Android handset, the Droid Turbo that packs monster specs and equally impressive battery life. The handset packs a gigantic 3,900mAh battery that Motorola says can deliver up to 48 hours of ?mixed usage? including standby time, and Phone Arena just proved that the Droid Turbo is the king of the hill when it comes to battery life. FROM EARLIER: Preview: Hands on with the most surprising phone of the year, Motorola?s Droid Turbo In its continuous usage battery test it uses for all smartphones and tablets, the publication found the Droid Turbo offered the best battery life by far. The handset lasted for 10 hours and 42 minutes, besting the
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:00:17 -0400

Microsoft releases new Outlook for Mac, other Office updates coming in 2015
There's a reason Microsoft's latest version of Outlook for OS X leaked before the rest of its Office suite: the email client is ready, but other apps like Word and PowerPoint aren't quite finished yet. Today Microsoft is launching a brand new Outlook for Mac, and Office 365 subscribers can download it right now. The company is promising "improved performance and reliability and a fresh look and feel that is unmistakably Microsoft Office," and says this refresh brings Outlook on OS X closer in line with what users of the PC, web, and iPad Office apps have come to expect.
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:00:06 -0400

Sprint extends $20 lease program to Galaxy S5, Galaxy S5 Sport
The program, where customers essentially rent a phone, was originally launched with Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.>
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:56:43 -0400

Huawei does the Honors in CNET UK podcast 409
Huawei has a new name for Europe, while drones are proving to be both good and evil this Halloween.>
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:55:29 -0400

Facebook just created a new Tor link for users who wish to remain anonymous
Facebook just took the surprising step of adding a way for users of the free anonymizing software Tor to access the social network directly. Tor is an open source project that launched in 2002 to provide a way for people to access the internet without sharing identifying information such as their IP address and physical location with websites and their service providers. People who download the free Tor software can visit websites while keeping the actual location of their computer and its make and model secret.
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:51:10 -0400

Low Latency 113: Bro band
Out of nowhere, Microsoft debuted a fitness tracking smartwatch called the Band. At first glance, it's kind of awesome.>
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:46:34 -0400

'The Colbert Report' gets a date for its final episode
The Colbert Report has a date for its final episode. The show, a spin-off of the long running comedy news program The Daily Show, features the character "Stephen Colbert" played by the comedian of the same name. Stephen Colbert, the character, is a pompous, boisterous, loudmouth inspired initially by the conservative talk show hosts on FOX News, though the character now parodies all types of political talking heads.
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:46:01 -0400

Oh, the irony: Facebook works on the world's biggest anonymity network

Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:40:00 -0400

Samsung's Galaxy A5 and A3 smartphones are its thinnest ever
In light of disappointing earnings, Samsung just told the world that it's planning to "fundamentally reform" its take the smartphone. But it's fair to say that the company may have changed its thinking long before yesterday's dire report. Today Samsung announced a pair of metal smartphones that have seemingly been designed for social media addicts and selfie takers. Aside from their premium unibody builds, the Galaxy A3 and A5 won't blow anyone away in terms of what's inside, but they're nothing to scoff at either. ...
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:36:02 -0400

Video offers a tantalizing peek at what Lollipop will look like on the Galaxy S5
Android 5.0 Lollipop is the most anticipated Android release since Jelly Bean first hit the scene in 2012 and we?re especially excited to see what it will look like on this year?s most popular Android device, the Galaxy S5. SamMobile has gotten its hands on the latest Samsung build for Lollipop and has put together a great video showing how Samsung has refined its approach to integrating the new software with its TouchWiz overlay. RELATED: Your Galaxy S5 may get Android 5.0 Lollipop in time for the holidays SamMobile notes that Samsung has made a lot of UI changes since the last time we saw an early build of Lollipop on the Galaxy S5, as the company has added a
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:35:15 -0400

Has Apple quietly fixed its iPhone 6 Plus ?Bendgate? problem?
Ignoring the idiotic instances where people intentionally started bending iPhone 6 units in stores just to prove it can be done, Apple did have an iPhone 6 Bendgate problem, which genuinely affected some early buyers. Early reports have shown that the iPhone 6 Plus was more prone to bending than its smaller sibling, with some users explaining why the iPhone 6 Plus can bend in a certain way ? apparently the area around the bottom volume button lacks the kind of reinforcement that can prevent bending. However, Apple might have fixed the issue, one Reddit user seems to indicate. FROM EARLIER: Yet another Apple fan who mocked ?Bendgate? finds himself disturbed by a slightly bent iPhone 6 Plus Redditor doctorkuddles says that
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:10:55 -0400

New trailers: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay,' Netflix's 'Marco Polo,' and more
This week's best trailers range from huge epics to tiny productions, but they all look pretty great in one way or another. Head down below to see trailers for a number of new things to watch this November and beyond.
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:00:02 -0400

Wii U, I love you: a premature eulogy

Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:00:00 -0400

The entire history of Apple products captured in one fantastic poster
When you think of Apple in 2014, the first device that comes to mind is probably the iPhone. Few products have had as much of a cultural impact as Apple?s smartphone, but the iPhone is just one branch of Apple?s prolific history. Pop Chart Lab recently released the third edition of its ?Insanely Great History of Apple? poster, featuring over 500 Apple releases, from the Dot Matrix Printer to the iPad Air 2. FROM EARLIER: Anonymous Apple employees reveal what it?s like to work for Tim Cook The poster is split into several product categories, including monitors, keyboards, portable devices and software. Seeing everything in one place, it?s interesting to note which products faded away into the annals of history and which are still being iterated
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:45:31 -0400

Thanks Gov: free WiFi to be installed in 1,000 public places across the UK

Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:45:00 -0400

Samsung has a moment, topping Apple in phone activations
The third quarter was dandy for Samsung in the US, but researcher CIRP says the iPhone 6 should propel Apple back into the lead in the final three months of 2014.>
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:38:37 -0400

Amazon exec: Fire Phone was overpriced
A top Amazon executive has admitted that the company missed the boat with its Fire Phone and that the original price point may have been to blame.>
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:38:04 -0400

Before the NSA, there was the USPS
Imagine opening your mailbox to find a note that reads, ?Show all mail to for copying prior to going out on the street.? Last year, one man did just that, leading to the discovery of secret surveillance programs for U.S. snail mail.
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:30:56 -0400

Could your washer really charge your smartphone from across the room?

Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:28:00 -0400

Amazon beats Apple for consumer satisfaction
The online retailer's Fire tablets have won the latest JD Power tablet satisfaction award, pushing the iPad into second place.
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:21:44 -0400

These pictures show the Nexus 6?s camera is just as awesome for nighttime photos
The Nexus 6 is Google?s most advanced Nexus smartphone yet, with the company focusing on premium Nexus devices this year that feature high-end specs and matching prices. The Nexus 6 has top-notch hardware across the board and the phone?s camera is supposed to offer a significantly better performance than previous models. Even though the Nexus 6 is not available to users for extensive camera testing, one Googler has just posted camera samples taken at night with the Nexus phablet. FROM EARLIER: These are the first photos taken with Google?s hot new Nexus 6 The first camera samples taken with the Nexus 6?s main 13-megapixel rear camera ? which packs a Sony IMX214 CMOS sensor and optical image stabilization (OIS) ? were posted online a few
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:20:00 -0400

Pirate Bay founder jailed for hacking Danish data
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) ? A Danish court on Friday sentenced the Swedish founder of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay to 3½ years in prison after he was found guilty of hacking into a private company handling sensitive information for Danish authorities.
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:05:17 -0400

Slack is now the fastest-growing workplace software ever
Slack has become a big enough deal that it almost makes you care about enterprise software. The company, which integrates a kind of sophisticated group chat with dozens of other software services that your company may already use, has spread like wildfire in the corporate world. Before February, no one had ever heard of Slack; seemingly overnight, it was being used in every business in tech.
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:00:02 -0400

Get a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 with 4G LTE for $159
What! This big tablet originally sold for over $500. And it comes with 32GB of storage, not just 16GB.>
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:57:46 -0400

iPhone fans are trashing Apple Pay rival CurrentC in App Store reviews ? here are the funniest ones
MCX may claim that its CurrentC mobile payment platform is a bold challenge to the mobile payments status quo but its target audience isn?t seeing it that way so far. In fact, it looks that like as Android fans have done, iPhone fans have also taken to trashing CurrentC on their favorite platform?s app store and are often doing so in rather humorous ways. RELATED: This might be the reason MCX retailers won?t let you use Apple Pay, even if they want to In fact, although CurrentC is averaging one star right now on both the iTunes App Store and Google Play, the best reviews being written are the rare five-star reviews, largely because they trash the app in ways that are
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:55:01 -0400

Boneface's art turns your childhood into a brutal, bloody mess
Liverpool artist Boneface grew up absorbing 1990s pop culture like video games and comics, and in a lot of ways, little has changed since then. "I used to draw superheroes and video game characters and monsters and crap back then," he says. "I just get paid to do it now."
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:55:01 -0400

Netflix's new ad boards react to the weather with GIFs

Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:54:00 -0400

Building a better Paris in 'Assassin's Creed Unity'
It took 182 years to build the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, starting with the first bricks in 1163. For Caroline Miousse, a level artist on Assassin's Creed Unity, building a virtual likeness centuries later took considerably less time ? she spent around two years modelling the landmark inside and out. "I made some other stuff in the game," she says, "but 80 percent of my time was spent on the Notre Dame."
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:42:39 -0400

Here is the most idiotic reaction to Tim Cook coming out as gay
When Tim Cook came out as gay on Thursday, the reaction from fellow tech leaders and from most politicians was largely positive. We knew that not everyone would react this way, however, and sure enough The Washington Post has cataloged some of the more idiotic reactions to Cook coming out. While some of the reactions were fairly predictable ? really, who didn?t think the American Family Association?s Bryan Fischer would say something stupid? ? the most boneheaded reaction so far actually comes to us from Vitaly Milonov, a Russian member of parliament who wants Cook banned from entering his country for life. VIDEO: This is why Tim Cook finally decided to come out as gay ?What could he bring us? The Ebola
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:20:19 -0400

A 3.85mm-thick phone? Chinese company Vivo says it's coming
Chinese smartphone maker Vivo hints at a spectacularly slim smartphone, one-upping Oppo's 4.85mm-thick R5.>
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:12:40 -0400

Crave Ep. 181: Grasp and feel objects in a virtual environment with the Dexmo VR Glove
Think of the possibilities: you can grab and feel objects in the digital world with this futuristic-looking exoskeleton glove.>
Published: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:05:03 -0400 Tech and gadgets is a leader in breaking news and original journalism.
'Like' it or not: 10 things Facebook changed in 10 years
Ten years ago Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg launched ?The Facebook? from his Harvard dorm. Since then, the site has gone on to redefine our lives online.
Published: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 15:10:58 GMT

Senate grills Target CFO on data breach
Target CFO John Mulligan faced a Senate judiciary committee on Tuesday to answer tough questions about last year's massive breach that involved 40 million credit cards.
Published: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 17:04:13 GMT

Democratic lawmakers want to bring Net neutrality back to life
Democrats in Congress have introduced a bill that would restore Net neutrality regulations, less than a month after a court decision struck them down. "It basically says, 'Remember the court decision from a couple of weeks ago?
Published: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 21:33:05 GMT

Some developers balk as Apple cracks down on apps that track user info
Apple is cracking down on apps that collect certain information about its users. While that might make privacy advocates happy, developers are less than thrilled.
Published: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 22:58:36 GMT

FBI: Give us your malware, your worms
The FBI has put out a request for experts in the cybersecurity industry to send in all the malware they can. In a solicitation published this week on, the intelligence agency asks for "a rollup of sharable malware" for research purposes ? or so they say.
Published: Wed, 5 Feb 2014 00:11:05 GMT

Sexting stats: Half of adults' phones contain intimate content
Smartphone users are scandalous! A new study shows more than half of adults have sent or received ... ahem , intimate content on their mobile devices.
Published: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 22:14:18 GMT

AT&T slashes prices for some family plans
AT&T is the latest to cut prices in the wireless carrier wars. This time around, AT&T focused on family plans. The lower prices include 10 gigabytes of data per month, plus unlimited voice and texting.
Published: Mon, 3 Feb 2014 14:53:21 GMT

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