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BBC News - Technology
The latest stories from the Technology section of the BBC News web site.
Thousands flock to 'sin free Facebook'
A group of Evangelical Christians in Brazil has launched a social network where swearing and erotic content is completely banned.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:33:57 GMT

Surveillance firm hit in hack attack
A company that sells surveillance software is hit by a data breach.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:27:17 GMT

Samsung's earnings to miss forecasts
Second quarter earnings for the world's biggest smartphone maker, Samsung Electronics, are likely to miss market expectations.
Published: Tue, 07 Jul 2015 04:09:21 GMT

GoPro reveals new mini action cam
US action camera-maker unveils a new smaller action camera that is waterproof without requiring a special case.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:22:32 GMT

Minecraft convention comes to London
London's Docklands was home to Minecon this weekend - the global gathering for fans of the block-building video game.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:49:34 GMT

Trolls aren't welcome in New Zealand
People in New Zealand could be fined or sent to prison for using deliberately harmful, threatening or offensive language online.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:48:17 GMT

Reddit apologises after staff sacking
Ellen Pao, CEO at Reddit, says sorry over way "we handled the transition" after community complains about the sacking of a popular employee.
Published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:52:08 GMT

VIDEO: ZX Spectrum remake nears completion
The team recreating the ZX Spectrum's spongy keyboard tells the BBC it has received what is likely to be the final product.
Published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 23:09:13 GMT

Mastercard tests 'pay by selfie' app
Mastercard tests a smartphone app that uses facial recognition to verify online purchases.
Published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:55:43 GMT

Lawsuit over Samsung phone software
Samsung is being taken to court in China over "unwanted" apps and other software it loads on its handsets.
Published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:12:15 GMT

EE fined £1m for complaints handling
EE, the UK's largest mobile phone operator, is fined £1m by the regulator Ofcom for breaching rules on handling customer complaints.
Published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:21:14 GMT

Uber suspends UberPOP in France
Uber has suspended its UberPOP taxi hailing app in France, according to newspaper Le Monde.
Published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:35:36 GMT

What links a reporter and the robot apocalypse?
A journalist started a Twitter storm when she reported an industrial accident in Germany - but the huge interest wasn't about the story, rather an inadvertent reference to a sci-fi classic.
Published: Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:27:40 GMT

Amazon launches London hour delivery
The online retailer introduces its one-hour delivery service Prime Now in parts of London in its first expansion outside the US.
Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:08:37 GMT

VIDEO: US medical marijuana goes high tech
A range of cannabis related apps have sprung up as some US states change their stance on the drug
Published: Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:10:11 GMT

VIDEO: How to do VR on the cheap
Kate Russell looks at some of the cheaper ways to enjoy VR
Published: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:08:45 GMT

VIDEO: What the Scottish tech scene wants
BBC News visits a technology incubator housing start-ups in Edinburgh, to find out what Scottish tech entrepreneurs want, ahead of the Budget in Westminster.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:00:11 GMT

VIDEO: Minecraft fans get Hololens preview
Ten thousand Minecraft fans gather in London for Minecon and a handful get to try Hololens.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09:05:48 GMT

VIDEO: Control a robot with your thoughts
Scientists have developed a method through which people can control a robotic arm with their mind.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 07:06:20 GMT

VIDEO: Social start-up gives a helping hand
How a San Francisco social start-up is giving homeless people a helping hand
Published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 08:07:09 GMT

VIDEO: Robot suit lets paralysed soldier walk
James Johnson, who was paralysed in Afghanistan, is using an exoskeleton to walk again as part of a pioneering programme.
Published: Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:39:09 GMT

VIDEO: Controlling a 'cyborg' cockroach
Researchers hope cockroaches could access disaster zones which humans cannot reach
Published: Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:39:00 GMT

VIDEO: Inventors propose giant robot duel
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.
Published: Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:39:05 GMT

VIDEO: Cars designed to be slept in
Vehicle design students at the Royal College of Art have been re-imagining the kind of cars that will be possible in an era of driverless transport.
Published: Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:01:19 GMT

The apps giving hospitals a cutting edge
How apps are updating how hospitals work
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:02:45 GMT

Africa's video game makers dreaming big
How Africa's games makers plan to make it big
Published: Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:01:16 GMT

Apple aims for bigger bite of music market
Will Apple Music kill Spotify?
Published: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:11:45 GMT

The Brazilian who wants China to go west
Hugo Barra leads the Chinese smartphone maker to Brazil and beyond
Published: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:27:40 GMT

Indiana Joneses in hi-tech race against Islamic State
The kit recording the world's threatened cultural treasures
Published: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:22:03 GMT

What should social networks do about hate speech?
How should social networks handle racist comments?
Published: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:03:35 GMT - Technology delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more.
After 5,000 mile flight without fuel, solar plane lands in Hawaii

Published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:49:57 EDT

Car assembly line robot mortally injures worker in Germany
An automotive assembly line robot mortally injured a worker at a car factory in Germany this week, a prosecutor's office said.
Published: Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:53:57 EDT

Vandals cut San Francisco area fiber optic lines for 11th time in a year
Fiber optic Internet cables in the San Francisco Bay area have been cut so often in the last year that the FBI is joining the investigation.
Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:21:29 EDT

Google rushes to fix software that tagged photo with racial slur
When Jacky Alcine looked at his Google Photos app recently, he was appalled by what he saw. The facial recognition software had tagged pictures of him and a friend, both of them African-Americans, with the word "Gorillas."
Published: Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:44:47 EDT

Long-term life support on Mars possible someday

Published: Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:23:46 EDT

Buy your own airship

Published: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14:50:27 EDT

Tech and tourism: 11 people changing the way we travel
There's never been a better time to be a tourist.
Published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:22:41 EDT

The real-life Iron Man glove is here
You've seen the films ? now you can have the gadgets. Meet the tech-enthusiast who can make the real-life film and game props that you can take home.
Published: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:39:29 EDT

Who's accountable if your personal data gets hacked?
The massive breach of federal employees' personal data shows the need to make officials step up the level of security
Published: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:42:22 EDT

Space will be battlefield for World War III?

Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:20:43 EDT

'Emotional' robot sells out in a minute
Pepper the humanoid robot is so hot that he sold out within a minute, according to his Japanese creator, SoftBank Robotics Corp.
Published: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14:35:57 EDT

Self-healing plastic could end cracked phone horror
Many of us know all too well the frustration that comes of buying a shiny new gadget, only to see it smashed into a thousand pieces soon after.
Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:53:20 EDT

Most ambitious luxury home ever printed in 3D

Published: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 12:54:34 EDT

Hypersonic aircraft to go 5 times the speed of sound

Published: Wed, 10 Jun 2015 10:21:28 EDT

Biologist creates 'self-healing' concrete

Published: Mon, 18 May 2015 15:18:39 EDT

Asteroid Day seeks to protect us from near-Earth threats
Imagine this: It's early morning in 1908 as a man sits at a trading post in Vanavara, Siberia, when he is suddenly launched into the air by a powerful force that creates an effect that makes him think his shirt has caught fire.
Published: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14:38:36 EDT

Remote-controlled passenger flights 5 years away, CEO says
Little drones flying overhead are one thing. A much larger, unmanned, four-seater airplane is another.
Published: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14:48:29 EDT

Mysterious moon may have secret ocean -- and life

Published: Sun, 21 Jun 2015 17:58:56 EDT

8 million mummified animals found
For centuries, dogs have been humans' loyal, domesticated companions. They've been wild animals, doing what's needed to survive. And in ancient Egypt, they served as bridges to the afterlife, with the hope that they'd intercede with the god Anubis on their owner's behalf.
Published: Sun, 21 Jun 2015 18:02:30 EDT

Lost comet lander phones home
It's alive!
Published: Sun, 21 Jun 2015 18:00:35 EDT

Found: Preserved dinosaur cells

Published: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:28:29 EDT

What's glowing on Ceres?

Published: Sun, 07 Jun 2015 15:49:55 EDT

Pluto on the horizon
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is the first ever mission to Pluto. It's due to arrive in July, 2015.
Published: Mon, 18 May 2015 12:02:31 EDT

Wonders of the universe

Published: Sat, 30 May 2015 09:38:33 EDT

China's start-up city defies skeptics

Published: Wed, 17 Jun 2015 11:38:50 EDT

World's largest telescope to explore universe's deepest secrets

Published: Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:14:09 EDT

Elephant snatches man's camera, takes amazing 'elphie'

Published: Fri, 29 May 2015 08:47:33 EDT

How a high-tech bra could be your next doctor

Published: Thu, 21 May 2015 12:24:56 EDT

Could technology have prevented Amtrak derailment?

Published: Sun, 21 Jun 2015 18:07:06 EDT

A year in space

Published: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 06:22:10 EDT

The man who makes clouds in a lab

Published: Tue, 05 May 2015 09:06:17 EDT

The price of public shaming in the Internet age

Published: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:09:06 EDT

Why DNA could be the future of data storage

Published: Wed, 08 Apr 2015 09:12:30 EDT

Sutter: Silicon Valley can afford to end poverty

Published: Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:56:54 EDT

Great photos from world's smallest satellites

Published: Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:21:03 EDT

The fastest plane in the world

Published: Thu, 02 Apr 2015 08:20:29 EDT

How a circular smartphone could help rework tech

Published: Thu, 02 Apr 2015 08:40:35 EDT

30 years of .com

Published: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:47:05 EDT

6 traits successful entrepreneurs share

Published: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:52:48 EDT

And 2015's 'Designs of the Year' are...

Published: Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:32:09 EST

The man who spies on penguins for science

Published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:43:34 EST

Ship cruises on bubbles

Published: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:03:27 EST

Super-cute Disney robot makes giant sand drawings

Published: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:20:07 EST

7 'tech superheroes' to watch in 2015

Published: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:26:34 EST

The weird things we sent to space

Published: Thu, 05 Feb 2015 07:33:17 EST

What turns a hobby into a health hazard?

Published: Thu, 05 Feb 2015 08:06:40 EST

The hottest apps in tech

Published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:00:59 EST

Yang: Internet of Things, or IdioT?
We're saturated with expensive digital gimmicks.
Published: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:00:11 EST

You have to see these sound waves
'Cymatics' is the science of visualizing audio frequencies. Musician Nigel Stanford and Director Shahir Duad explain how they used various techniques and materials to create stunning visual effects that correspond to the music.
Published: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:20:09 EST

'Foodini' machine prints burgers, pizza

Published: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:02:15 EST

NASA designs 'ape' robot for disasters

Published: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 12:02:41 EST

10 ideas to change the world

Published: Fri, 09 Jan 2015 10:02:32 EST

On Twitter, Roger Ebert found a new voice

Published: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:02:27 EST

This drone can follow you

Published: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:02:07 EST

Think you know the Web? Let's find out

Published: Thu, 05 Feb 2015 07:33:46 EST

Ralph Baer, inventor of the gaming console, dead at 92

Published: Thu, 05 Feb 2015 07:34:02 EST

Former Google+ employee: We f***ed up

Published: Thu, 05 Feb 2015 07:34:11 EST

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.
Car dashboards that act like smart phones raise safety issues
By Sarah McBride and Paul Lienert SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When it comes to dashboard displays that are more like smart phones, two things are clear: Customers want them, and automakers are intent on supplying them. Text messages pop up on the dashboard, in addition to being read out loud.
Published: Tue, 07 Jul 2015 01:04:59 -0400

Samsung Electronics profit guidance suggests costly S6 miss
By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday guided for weaker-than-expected second-quarter earnings, as a supply shortage plagued its latest smartphone launch and tepid demand from key markets likely undercut sales. The guidance suggests that Samsung, while on a gradual recovery path, will struggle to replicate the explosive growth it recorded at the turn of the decade as smartphone competition intensifies and demand softens in China and Europe. Operating profit for the second quarter likely fell 4 percent from a year earlier to 6.9 trillion won ($6.13 billion), Samsung said in a filing, its best profit in four quarters but also the seventh straight period of annual decline.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 22:35:17 -0400

Reddit CEO apologizes after outrage over employee dismissal
Reddit Chief Executive Ellen Pao on Monday issued an apology to users of the popular social news platform over the way the company handled the dismissal of a well-liked employee last week, a move that drew widespread outrage from users. The site's former Director of Talent, Victoria Taylor, was dismissed from the company on Thursday, prompting moderators to shut down in protest roughly 300 discussion sections, also known as subreddits. Pao apologized for not communicating well enough with the site's users on big changes like the dismissal, as well as for a history of broken promises made to the community.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:18:46 -0400

Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg joins board of SurveyMonkey
By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is taking a seat on the board of SurveyMonkey, the online polling company that was run by her late husband, Dave Goldberg. SurveyMonkey, a privately held company valued at $2 billion, also appointed to its board David Ebersman, the chief executive officer of behavioral health company Lyra Health and the former chief financial officer of Facebook.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:10:58 -0400

China economic uncertainty a potential risk for U.S. chipmakers
By Mari Saito SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tumbling markets and economic uncertainty in China pose a risk to major chipmakers such as Qualcomm Inc that derive a big portion of their sales from the world's second-largest economy. Consumer electronics giant Apple Inc could also be vulnerable - 17 percent of the company's overall revenue last fiscal year came from China, and in the most recent quarter it sold more iPhones in the country than in the United States for the first time. "When you have waning demand hitting at the same time (as the stock market uncertainty), it just makes that industry that much more difficult," said Christopher Rolland, a senior equity analyst at FBR Capital Markets & Co. Beijing took steps during the weekend to revive shares following a 30 percent slide in its stock market since mid-June, which raised investors' concerns about the stability of the Chinese economy.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:01:08 -0400

Chipmaker AMD cuts revenue estimate, citing weak PC sales
Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc lowered its revenue estimate for the second quarter, below analysts' average estimate, saying the demand for personal computers was weaker-than-expected. AMD's shares fell as much as 15 percent to $2.10 in extended trading, after the company also cut its adjusted gross margin forecast for the quarter ended June 27. It's not a one quarter turnaround story, it's going to take multiple quarters for the vision to come to fruition," Wedbush Securities analyst Betsy Van Hees said.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:13:47 -0400

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is terrifying through the eyes of a computer
Google has spent the last few years teaching computers how to see, understand, and appreciate our world. The first images from Google's project, shown in June, reveal an organic hellscape inhabited by slug monsters and disembodied tentacles. To Google's computers, every surface of our world is covered in eyes.
Published: Tue, 07 Jul 2015 01:57:13 -0400

Animoca Brands secures AU$3.1m overseas funding injection
ASX-listed mobile game developer Animoca Brands has received a AU$3.1 million investment from Ourpalm, boosting the company to an estimated value of $35 billion.
Published: Tue, 07 Jul 2015 00:35:44 -0400

IPv6 security vulnerability pokes holes in VPN providers' claims
IPv6 leakage and DNS hijacking in commercial VPN clients are explored in a recent academic paper. Find out what the researchers discovered.
Published: Tue, 07 Jul 2015 00:14:00 -0400

Apple Stores will begin selling the first HomeKit-connected thermostat today
Apple's smart home platform is gaining another member: the Ecobee3 smart thermostat, the first connected thermostat to work with HomeKit. The Ecobee3 goes on sale today through Apple Stores across North America. It costs $249 and is essentially an alternative to Nest's thermostat: it detects a home's temperature and whether anyone is actually around and then adjusts heating and cooling accordingly, with the goal of saving homeowners some money.
Published: Tue, 07 Jul 2015 00:00:02 -0400

Samsung Electronics flags 4.2 percent profit drop in Q2
Samsung Electronics is predicting operating profit of around 6.9 trillion won for the April to June period, down 4.2 percent from a year earlier.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:58:35 -0400

Sheryl Sandberg joins board of SurveyMonkey, late husband's company
Facebook COO's late husband ran the online polling company for six years.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:58:08 -0400

It's game on in Aberford, where 1950s housewives save the world from zombies
Women of the 1950s go head to head against zombies in Aberford -- a melee brawler game under development that delves deep into the social issues of post-war suburbia.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:53:43 -0400

Climate change turns male lizards into females
For the first time, scientists have confirmed that climate change affects the sex determination process of Australian bearded dragons in the wild.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:51:58 -0400

Watch the Mars Opportunity rover run an 11-year marathon in this time-lapse
The Mars Curiosity rover has received much press for its dramatic landing and for unearthing evidence of water that it's easy to forget that another rover still roams the red planet. Now, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released an epic time-lapse video that chronicles the entire trip, from when Opportunity landed in late January of 2004 to when the rover passed the 26.2-mile mark in April of this year. The images on the left were taken from the hazard-avoidance camera, or hazcam, and a map on the right shows Opportunity's twisted path.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 22:25:02 -0400

Samsung expects seventh straight profit decline in second quarter
Smartphone giant expects second-quarter operating profit to decline 4 percent and miss analysts' expectations.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 22:01:10 -0400

?Bulletproof reports solid FY15 earnings outlook
Cloud services provider Bulletproof has announced that as it completes the integration of recently acquired Pantha Corp, the company expects solid results for the 2015 financial year.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:26:48 -0400

Twitter wants to know your birthday so it can shower you with balloons and ads
Twitter wants to know when your birthday is, so it can shower you with animated balloons (yay!), and better target you with ads (boo!). The social network today introduced the option for users to set their birthdate in its settings menu and have it appear on their profile. Twitter says the new feature will allow people to celebrate your birthday more effectively, sending you all-important #HBD tweets to commemorate the anniversary of your existence, but its introduction also has a less altruistic side ? it will help the social network work out which ads it thinks you want to see.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:13:05 -0400

Virtual mobile network Helio is back from the dead
Remember Helio, the MVNO that operated on Sprint's network back in 2006? For reasons unclear, Ubi Telecom, a mobile company that focuses on Korean-speaking Americans, is betting that Helio can make a successful comeback. The zombie carrier will operate on Sprint's network, just like before, and will also have a roaming agreement with Verizon Wireless.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:05:14 -0400

Hacking Team confirms it was hacked
Italian surveillance software company Hacking Team has confirmed that it was hacked, resulting in the leak of 400GB worth of emails, documents, and other sensitive data on Monday.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:47:00 -0400

Samsung predicts seventh straight profit drop despite Galaxy S6 launch
Samsung expects that its operating profit for the second quarter of 2015 will drop four percent from the previous year, falling from 7.2 trillion won ($6.26 billion) in Q2 2014 to an estimated 6.9 trillion won ($6.12 billion) in Q2 2015. If the figures are correct, it'll be Samsung's seventh straight slip in profits, with the company's smartphones continuing to falter in the market even as its chip division improves its earnings. The estimated figures for this quarter are particularly important because they're the first to factor in sales of Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:44:09 -0400

When hackers get hacked: Secretive spy software team falls victim to attack
Unhappy with Hacking Team for allegedly selling software to repressive governments, hackers publish stolen data.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:16:39 -0400

Twitter now allows users to add birthdays to their profiles
The social networking service is borrowing one of the most popular features from Facebook.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:14:31 -0400

Ancient bobcat buried with bear-tooth bling
A forgotten box on a museum shelf yields a surprising discovery from a 2,000-year-old tomb.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:10:46 -0400

Microsoft's HoloLens big for business? Object Theory thinks so
Object Theory is a startup that's part developer and part services firm for augmented reality apps for Microsoft's HoloLens.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:00:03 -0400

Samsung Elec says second quarter operating profit likely down 4 percent year on year
SEOUL (Reuters) - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday that operating profit for the April-June quarter will likely be 6.9 trillion won ($6.13 billion), down 4 percent from a year earlier. This was worse than the 7.2 trillion won average forecast from a Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S survey of 39 analysts. (Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Michael Perry)
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 19:38:29 -0400

Minecraft: Story Mode trailer hints at epic, point-and-click adventure
Telltale Games and Mojang offer a peek at their upcoming episodic game series based in the Minecraft universe. The single-player adventure game looks pretty promising.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 19:27:05 -0400

Robot wedding in Japan is spectacularly weird (Tomorrow Daily 203)
Ashley and Khail enjoy a glimpse into the world's first robot wedding, examine a long-thought-lost Nintendo/Sony prototype console and explain why controlling your car with your phone isn't as exciting as you're imagining.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 19:26:19 -0400

FGM app launches in Britain as school holiday danger zone nears
By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new app designed to educate young people about female genital mutilation (FGM) was launched in Britain on Tuesday amid a government crackdown on people who take girls abroad to undergo the practice during the summer holidays. Britain's first FGM app, "Petals", presents facts and information about the practice, offers a quiz to test the user's knowledge and provides details on where young girls can receive help - including a direct link to an FGM advice line. FGM involves the partial or total removal of external genitalia and can cause serious physical and psychological problems and complications in childbirth.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 19:09:40 -0400

NBA star blames iPhone 6 for elbow injury
Technically Incorrect: Matt Bonner, a free agent who played last season with the San Antonio Spurs, believes that the iPhone 6's bigger size has hurt him and affected his shooting percentage.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 19:07:30 -0400

Man killed by lightning because of selfie stick?
Technically Incorrect: A walker in Wales is struck by lightning and reports suggest that his metal selfie stick may have attracted the bolt.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:55:12 -0400

Hacking Team, maker of government spyware, gets hacked (video)
Leaked documents claim that the firm sold encryption-breaking spyware to many counties, including the U.S. Also, Amazon plans to out-deal Black Friday next week with Prime Day.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:54:13 -0400

Brazil's Rousseff tops off U.S. tour with Silicon Valley visit
(This July 1 story has been corrected to remove reference to Brazil being second-largest market for Apple) By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff capped off her U.S. tour on Wednesday with a visit to Silicon Valley, where she met with top technology executives and took a ride in Google Inc's self-driving car. Rousseff used her visit to strengthen ties with U.S. technology companies after visiting Washington, D.C. and New York City earlier in the week.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:29:57 -0400

'Hello Kitty' may be clawing her way to the big screen
If your world just hasn't been filled with enough of "Hello Kitty," you'll probably be thrilled to learn that she's likely getting her own movie in 2019.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:29:15 -0400

Microsoft is offering research grants to work with HoloLens
Microsoft wants researchers to figure out some impressive uses for HoloLens. It's put out a call for grant proposals for researchers who want to work with the augmented-reality headset, and it intends to reward five groups with $100,000 and a pair of HoloLens development kits, for a total of $500,000 and 10 headsets. "We expect that researchers will envision novel ways of using HoloLens ? from interactively teaching students, to creating mixed-realty art installations, to manipulating holographic data to reveal new relationships? to who knows what," writes Jeannette Wing, a Microsoft Research VP.
Published: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:05:35 -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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