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BBC News - Technology
The latest stories from the Technology section of the BBC News web site.
Valve expands Steam 'mod' market
Game maker Valve has expanded its online store to let players who make 'mods' for games sell their creations.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:38:56 GMT

Rail upgrade 'raises hack risks'
A government adviser warns that a new hi-tech rail signalling system could be hacked by terrorists to cause train crashes.
Published: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:35:30 GMT

Ellen Pao faces $1m legal bill
The woman who challenged sexism in Silicon Valley now faces a $1m legal bill unless she agrees not to appeal.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:05:37 GMT

Cyber-thieves 'avoiding' bitcoins
The falling value of bitcoins is making the virtual cash much less attractive to cyber-thieves, claims a security expert.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:37:56 GMT

Amazon web services 'growing fast'
Amazon says its web services business generated sales of $1.57bn in the first quarter of the year and is profitable.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:56:10 GMT

Samsung S5 fingerprint flaw exposed
Attackers can take copies of fingerprints used to unlock the Samsung S5 phone, claim security researchers.
Published: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:36:29 GMT

Political broadband map revealed
Data which breaks down the UK's fastest broadband areas in terms of party politics has been revealed.
Published: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:38:53 GMT

Microsoft quarterly profit falls
Microsoft reports a 12% fall in profits to almost $5bn in the first three months of 2015, but sales rise to $21.7bn, cheering investors.
Published: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:41:14 GMT

Google profits please investors
US technology giant Google reports a 4% increase in profits in the first quarter to $3.59bn, helped by strong advertising sales.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:18:19 GMT

Airport police to begin using drones
Police guarding London airports will start using drones for surveillance following a review by counter-terrorism officers.
Published: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:30:30 GMT

Health blogger admits faking cancer
An Australian "wellness" blogger who built a successful business on claims she survived terminal cancer admits she lied about having the disease.
Published: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:20:09 GMT

Audi to try car-boot delivery system
Packages could be delivered to the boot of your Audi as part of a trial involving the car maker, Amazon and DHL.
Published: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:01:27 GMT

Enraged US man shoots his computer
A man in the US city of Colorado Springs faces police action after becoming so frustrated with his computer that he shot it eight times, police say.
Published: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:00:50 GMT

WhatsApp adds voice calls
The app has added a new voice calling feature which allows people to ring other users for free.
Published: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:37:30 GMT

VIDEO: Could tech help save the bee?
The tech which could help to unlock the secrets of the hive.
Published: Sun, 05 Apr 2015 23:09:40 GMT

VIDEO: The app that discovers edible weeds
Scientists from the University of California, Berkeley are using crowdsourcing to locate edible weeds in urban areas.
Published: Wed, 08 Apr 2015 00:12:30 GMT

VIDEO: App that lets you stream live video
BBC Click's Kate Russell tests an app that lets you stream live video from your handset.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:45:34 GMT

VIDEO: 'The greatest feeling of freedom'
Yves Rossy explains what it is like to fly with a jet pack.
Published: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:16:56 GMT

VIDEO: The robot that makes coffee
BBC Click's LJ Rich looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.
Published: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:15:10 GMT

VIDEO: Shakespeare's Globe goes virtual
A new app lets you take a tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London - but how close is it to the real thing?
Published: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:10:37 GMT

VIDEO: Ten years of YouTube videos
The first video was uploaded to YouTube ten years ago this week.
Published: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:03:17 GMT

VIDEO: The end of the jumbo?
With the order book for the most recent jumbo jets by Boeing and Airbus looking sparse, BBC News explains why the outlook for the jumbo is not looking good.
Published: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:02:59 GMT

VIDEO: Charlie bit my finger... again!
Ricky meets the stars of the viral video that has over 815 million views on YouTube...
Published: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:53:38 GMT

VIDEO: 3D printer drone aims to make refuges
A drone which can deliver and 3d printed 'concrete-like material to provide people with temporary refuge is being developed.
Published: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:16:17 GMT

It's time: Apple delivers the Watch
The Apple Watch ships, but does it deliver?
Published: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:18:05 GMT

Can paper survive the digital age?
Can paper survive the digital age?
Published: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:03:04 GMT

Bitcoin Island: the currency comes clean
The small island that's going big on bitcoin
Published: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:02:30 GMT

Google?s 'mobilegeddon'
Cries of pain as Google changes its search rankings
Published: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:58:09 GMT

The tech that rocks the cradle
The tech that rocks the cradle
Published: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:54:31 GMT

Beyond the first law of computing
Will Moore's Law last another 50 years?
Published: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:58:37 GMT - Technology delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more.
The man who makes clouds in a lab
It may be the secret weapon against global warming -- using focused laser beams to affect the weather.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:37:09 EDT

YouTube marks 10 years of uploads with new studios for filmmakers
As it marks 10 years since the first upload, YouTube is striving to improve the quality of its content by investing in "YouTube Spaces."
Published: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 04:02:33 EDT

Second robot captures glow inside stricken Fukushima plant
A second robotic probe sent into the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has captured images of a strange green glow.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:36:28 EDT

Is this the future of flight?

Published: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:53:12 EDT

This antenna could give good plane Wi-Fi

Published: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:41:09 EDT

Meet the man who builds houses with water

Published: Wed, 08 Apr 2015 09:11:52 EDT

Why quantum dots are taking over your TV

Published: Thu, 02 Apr 2015 09:25:22 EDT

New tech creates buttons out of thin air

Published: Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:26:21 EDT

Boeing granted patent for 'force field'

Published: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:48:44 EDT

This house will pay you to live in it

Published: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:40:41 EDT

Japan maglev train sets world record
It's a bird -- It's a plane -- It's an insanely fast Japanese bullet train.
Published: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:14:40 EDT

This student created a Batman outfit - and it works
By day he is an industrial design student at Philadelphia University, but Jackson Gordon has has an alter ego: the Dark Knight himself, Batman.
Published: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:07:09 EDT

10 travel apps to download to your Apple Watch
A handful of wrist-ready apps are already promising to transform the way you navigate the globe.
Published: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:28:16 EDT

10 ways to be creative
Is your creativity at a lull? Two neuroscientists have come up with a scientific formula for inspiration.
Published: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:05:31 EDT

NASA's New Horizons probe beams back its first color image of Pluto
After more than nine years of traveling through the solar system, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has sent back its first color image of Pluto.
Published: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:30:12 EDT

Lasers preserve the world's treasures
In 2001, the Taliban wiped out 1700 years of history in a matter of seconds, by blowing up ancient Buddha statues in central Afghanistan with dynamite.
Published: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:19:16 EDT

How Google is endangering police officers
For the fifth year in a row in 2014, ambush attacks on police officers were the No. 1 cause of felonious deaths of law enforcement officers in the line of duty. Nevertheless, Google continues to market a smartphone application that lets lawbreakers pinpoint the location of police officers in the field. Google's executives won't even discuss the subject with organizations representing law enforcement.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:31:08 EDT

Opinion: Finally, Apple emojis reflect America
Apple's new emoji lineup is diverse in race, ethnicity and sexual orientation--just like America. What took them so long?
Published: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:35:55 EDT

How do you recover data from a damaged phone?
Could cell phone video survive the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525? CNN's Dan Simon shows us a company that says it can recover data from damaged devices.
Published: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:29:16 EDT

This could charge a phone in 60 seconds

Published: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:43:05 EDT

Is that a dog toy ... or a robot spy?

Published: Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:22:09 EDT

Students invent a sound wave fire extinguisher
A duo of undergraduates at George Mason University in Virginia created a device that they say puts out fires with nothing but sound.
Published: Tue, 07 Apr 2015 14:46:35 EDT

The medical Tricorder from Star Trek is here

Published: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:19:27 EST

Japan's space agency aims for the moon in 2018

Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:01:54 EDT

Hubble Space Telescope turns 25

Published: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:44:43 EDT

Scientists confirm existence of supervoid
Scientists have confirmed the existence of what one said might be "the largest individual structure ever found by humanity" -- a supervoid in space with far fewer galaxies than is usual.
Published: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:53:43 EDT

Spacecraft to make death dive into Mercury

Published: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:50:07 EDT

NASA chief: We'll find alien life by 2025

Published: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:47:41 EDT

NASA's new car can drive sideways
NASA has created a Modular Robotic Vehicle that can drive sideways and will eventually be autonomous.
Published: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:53:47 EDT

Briny puddles may dot Mars, new research says

Published: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:49:08 EDT

Neanderthal gives scientists oldest DNA

Published: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:48:59 EDT

U.S. Navy testing swarm 'locust' drones
The U.S. Navy is developing small, inexpensive drones that operate in "swarms" after being deployed.
Published: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:46:28 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.
Alibaba, China Telecom tie up to sell phones
Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and state-owned China Telecom Corp Ltd have tied up to sell inexpensive smartphones aimed at boosting mobile commerce in smaller cities and rural areas. The phones, dubbed "Tianyi Taobao Shopping Handsets", will come installed with either an app for easy access to Alibaba's flagship Taobao online shopping platform or its home-grown YunOS mobile operating system, it said in a statement late on Friday. The partnership is a bid to deepen Alibaba's e-commerce base in less developed parts of the country and promote its mobile operating system in a shrinking, cut-throat handset market. Mobile Taobao is China's most popular mobile shopping app with more than 200 million monthly active users, it said.
Published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:13:56 -0400

Sony raises FY 2015 profit forecast to $2.5 billion: Nikkei
Japanese consumer electronics firm Sony Corp has raised its operating profit estimate for fiscal 2015 to 300 billion yen ($2.52 billion), or four times its previous estimate, the Nikkei reported on Saturday. Expectations for higher sales of display sensors used in mobile phones and the Playstation gaming console were the reason Sony raised its forecast, the Nikkei reported without citing sources. No one from Sony was available to comment. Sony also expected earnings in the fiscal year that ends in March 2016 to improve as restructuring costs had been declining, the Nikkei said.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:51:18 -0400

EU antitrust case against Google based on 19 complainants: sources
By Foo Yun Chee and Eric Auchard BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union's decision to take on Google last week stems from official complaints by 19 companies in Europe and the United States, including Microsoft and a number of small firms, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The list of complainants in the European Commission's charge sheet, which includes companies not directly involved in the charges around Google's shopping service, would make it easier for the regulator to expand the case beyond its preliminary focus on price-comparison shopping sites. Being an official party to the case gives the companies an insider track on the regulatory proceedings as they will be able to get a copy of the detailed EU charge sheet and argue their case at a hearing of competition experts should Google ask for one. While around 30 firms have since gone public with their complaints, to date no one other than the EU enforcer and Google knows exactly which parties have been included as official complainants on the charge sheet.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:18:11 -0400

BlackBerry considers closing Sweden operations
(Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd is considering closing its offices in Sweden, a move that would result in the loss of up to 100 jobs, a company spokesperson told Reuters. "At this time, we are considering the closure of our offices in Sweden. BlackBerry had about 7,000 people as of Sept. 2014, according to the its website.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:39:07 -0400

Samsung hints at new smartwatch on Apple Watch launch day
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd teased the market with hints of a new version of its Gear smartwatch on Friday, the same day that rival Apple Inc's long-awaited wearable devices went on sale. The South Korean tech giant's official blog post showed images of smartwatch with a round face - which would be a first for Samsung - and naming several partners, including Baidu Inc, Yelp Inc and CNN. Samsung also said it would release a wearable software development kit for third-party developers ahead of the launch. The blog post came as the Apple Watch went on sale without the fanfare typical of the U.S. firm's major product rollouts.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:16:51 -0400

Xerox cuts 2015 profit forecast due to strong dollar
The company is focusing on its services business, which offers business process outsourcing and document outsourcing, as sales of printers and copiers, its mainstay for over half a century, fall for over three years. The company will take more than two years to reach its goal of getting three-quarters of its revenue from its services business, Chief Financial Officer Kathryn Mikells told Reuters. Xerox's services business accounted for 56 percent of its total revenue in the first quarter ended March 31, up from 54 percent a year earlier. Mikells said the company expected its services business to account for two-thirds of its revenue in "a couple of years," helped by acquisitions.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:35:34 -0400

Google pulls the Nexus 7 tablet from its online store

Published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:30:00 -0400

Chill out with this 'holographic' virtual aquarium

Published: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 03:50:00 -0400

Winners and losers of the demise of the big Comcast deal
NEW YORK (AP) ? In the aftermath of Comcast's decision to walk away from buying Time Warner Cable, some winners and losers are emerging.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:03:34 -0400

Portland unbans UberX

Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:35:00 -0400

Lenovo?s new monster phone features 4GB of RAM and a 4,000mAh battery
Earlier this week, we posted a video showing you why having 4GB of RAM on your phone is awesome ? basically, it lets you seamlessly multitask even when you?re running several graphics-intensive applications at once. Now Lenovo has come out with a new phone called the K80 that combines this capability with a massive 4,000mAh battery to boot. DON?T MISS: A bizarre Chinese app has taken the Internet by storm this week Per PhoneArena, the device also sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 64-bit 1.8GHz Intel Atom processor, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization, and 64GB of internal storage. It measures in at 8.5 millimeters thin, which is thicker than the iPhone 6 Plus?s 7.1-millimeter frame, although we should remember
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:30:14 -0400

This is Jared Leto as the Joker. I'm sorry.
I've never been particularly excited at the notion of Jared Leto playing the Joker in the upcoming film Suicide Squad. While the actor/musician has been spectacular in certain roles (hi, Fight Club and Dallas Buyers Club) in my heart he's always going to be Jordan Catalano.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:10:07 -0400

Creep your friends out with this online GIF tool

Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:35:00 -0400

Why Groupon refused to pay a security researcher who discovered serious XSS bugs
It?s very common these days for tech companies Google and Microsoft to offer hackers and security researchers big bucks if they?re able to find security vulnerabilities that could pose serious threats to important software and services. Google in particular often hosts its own hacking competition where the search giant puts millions of dollars on the line for anyone savvy enough to skirt around Google?s built-in security schemes. Recently, one security researcher found a number of high-level vulnerabilities on Groupon?s website. Groupon promptly patched the security holes but, as it turns out, is refusing to pay him. Here?s why. DON?T MISS: Google Maps trolls Apple in the most unbelievably inappropriate way A security researcher who goes by the name BruteLogic recently uncovered upwards of 32
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:15:14 -0400

Navy researchers make bulletproof glass out of clay

Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:19:00 -0400

'Map spam' puts Google in awkward place
Google was re-evaluating its user-edited online map system Friday after the latest embarrassing incident -- an image of an Android mascot urinating on an Apple logo. The image, part of a crowd-sourced edit on Google Maps, appeared briefly at a Pakistani location before it was removed by the online giant Friday. In a statement to US media, Google apologized for the inappropriate image and said it was working to step up verification of user edits on its Map Maker platform. "Handling spam is a complex issue and we?re continuously working on ways to improve our systems, including new ways of preventing, detecting and taking down incorrect edits," Google told the news website TechCrunch.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:03:23 -0400

Apple Watch bands can be easily damaged like any other watch bands, but don?t freak out about it
Apple?s Watch is, at the end of the day, a product that will suffer damages including standard wear and tear. So don?t expect it to be any differently than regular watches from that point of view ? and that goes double for the watch?s bands, including the Sport fluoroelastomer and Leather bands, according to pictures posted by 9to5Mac. DON?T MISS: How have I gone so long without knowing about this secret Google Maps trick? Over time, the great looking Apple Watch bands will have the same wear marks as any other regular watch band. The more you?ll wear it, the more marks these particular type of bands will receive. And that?s not a bad thing. You can expect Sport and Leather bands
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:32 -0400

Court: Iowa casino doesn't have to pay $41M jackpot error
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) ? When an 87-year-old Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she'd hit it big. The screen said: "The reels have rolled your way! Bonus Award - $41797550.16."
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:48:52 -0400

Quirky wine rack could refill itself using Amazon Dash

Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:31:00 -0400

Apple aims to ship more than 20 million smartwatches in 2015: sources
Apple Inc aims to ship at least 20 million Apple Watches this year, well above many analysts' forecasts, according to supply chain sources. Shipment estimates for the smartwatch, Apple's first wearable gadget that went on sale on Friday, vary widely as it's a relatively new type of consumer product and the market is largely untapped. Firms in the supply chain estimate Apple will ship 2 million watches per month in the current quarter, said one of the sources. Another source said Apple is planning to ship 26 million watches this year.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:23:22 -0400

Apple Watch launches quietly at handful of big-city boutiques
NEW YORK/TOKYO (Reuters) - The Apple Watch launched quietly around the world on Friday without the usual frenzy or fanfare for an Apple Inc rollout, as a handful of boutiques in major cities like Tokyo and Paris sold the timepiece - but not for purchase at its own stores. Shops included The Corner in Berlin, Colette in Paris, Maxfield in Los Angeles and Dover Street Market in Tokyo and London. Apple courted the outlets to promote the watch as a fashion item rather than just another techie gizmo. The watch has been on display in Apple stores since April 10, when it became available for preorder.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:23:22 -0400

Review: Getting your Apple Watch? Here's how to use it
NEW YORK (AP) ? Apple Watches have arrived to the first group of people who had ordered one two weeks ago.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:22:43 -0400

New York begins effort to help startups navigate regulations
NEW YORK (AP) ? Technology startups and New York authorities will get each other's input on dealing with regulations under an initiative the state attorney general and New York City's chief lawyer announced Friday.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:18:36 -0400

Facebook's Sandberg says she identifies with Ellen Pao
The more powerful and successful a woman becomes, the less she's liked, says the "Lean In" author.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:17:59 -0400

With the Comcast-TWC merger dead, Charter looks ready to pounce
Comcast and Time Warner Cable confirmed on Friday morning that their $45.2 billion merger deal was finally dead, but just hours later, reports are already beginning to spread about Charter picking up where Comcast left off. READ MORE: Don?t celebrate yet: Comcast will find new ways to take revenge on America According to The Wall Street Journal, people familiar with the matter believe that Charter will approach Time Warner Cable with an offer of its own very soon. They know that they?ll have to offer more than they did a year ago, but now that the Comcast merger has been shut down for good, there?s one less obstacle in the way of a Charter-TWC deal. In an interview held shortly after the Comcast deal dissolved, Time Warner
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:15:29 -0400

Eyewear maker Luxottica says the next Google Glass is coming soon
Google may have pulled the plug on the Explorer edition of its Google Glass, but the company has been steadfast in insisting a new version of the controversial wearable computer will be coming out under the direction of Nest boss Tony Fadell. No one knows when exactly that will be, but one of Google's partners has indicated it might not be too far away. According to The Wall Street Journal, the CEO of Italian eyewear maker Luxottica said that the next generation of Glass would be out soon, and that the company was continuing the partnership announced last year to make Glass a bit more stylish than its first implementation was. "In Google, there are some second thoughts on how to interpret version three [of Glass]," CEO Massimo Vian said in a shareholders meeting. We're now working on version two, which is in preparation." We're not sure what Vian meant by his statement about "second thoughts" on a third version of Glass when the second model hasn't even been completed yet, but at least we know that Luxottica is still committed to helping Google figure out how to make Glass something people will want to wear.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:15:09 -0400

An all-female Transformers team will join Hasbro's comic series
"Our female fans have demanded to be part of the story," Sarah Carroll, senior brand manager for Transformers at Hasbro, told USA Today. "To have them be represented as well is something that's only natural." Female Transformers have existed since the series launched in the 1980s ? with characters like Solus Prime taking important roles in the series' mythology ? but haven't achieved the same level of prominence as core characters like Optimus Prime and Megatron.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:05:59 -0400

CenturyLink is bullish on fuel cells for data centers
Colocation and multi-tenant commercial data centers have avoided fuel cells. Find out why CenturyLink decided to take the plunge and start using fuel cells at one of its facilities.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:01:59 -0400

These tiny gecko-inspired robots can lift over 100x their weight

Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:58:00 -0400

Living woolly mammoths could roam the tundra again soon
Scientists have sequenced a nearly complete woolly mammoth genome, which should bolster efforts to resurrect the Stone Age zoological rock star.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:48:19 -0400

The secret ordeals Apple puts developers through so they can make amazing Watch apps
App developers are Apple?s secret MVPs. Without applications, the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch would be immensely boring devices. Apple knows this, and that?s why it always tries to outshine the competition when it comes to app availability for its products, including the newly launched Apple Watch. DON?T MISS: Google Maps trolls Apple in the most unbelievably inappropriate way To ensure it has decent Apple Watch apps at launch, Apple invited various developers to its secret Watch lab in Sunnyvale, California, Business Insider has learned. There, they were able to test their apps on the Watches before the wearable device was officially launched, although developers also had to agree to Apple?s harsh security conditions. ?The event started at 9am,
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:30:33 -0400

Department of Defense creates new cyberunit in Silicon Valley

Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:27:00 -0400

As Apple Watch lands, Samsung teases round smartwatch
More than 3,000 apps fill the Apple Watch app store on launch day -- and some may not make great sense. Meanwhile, Samsung teases a new watch, and Google may soon reveal a new Glass.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:26:08 -0400

It is a beautiful day. You are wearing an Apple Watch.
You just got your Apple Watch? in the mail! You take it to your living room and unbox it. Your alarm wakes you at 9:30 on Saturday ? the alarm on your Apple Watch. You pick the Apple Watch up from its charging dock, and put it on your wrist. You take a shower, wearing your Apple Watch ? water drops splash against its scratch-resistant sapphire display.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:16:21 -0400

Meet Couchlet, the device that turns your couch into a charging station
Have you ever been sitting on the couch with a dying phone, wishing you didn?t have to traipse into the other room just to plug it in on your bedside table? What if I told you that your couch, previously an obstacle for charging your devices, could become your next power station? DON?T MISS: How have I gone so long without knowing about this secret Google Maps trick? The Couchlet is a small USB station that fits snuggly in between the cushions of your couch so as to make charging devices in your living room more convenient than ever before. The Couchlet features two USB ports and a folding arm which allows users to wedge it under the front side of a cushion or
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:05:18 -0400

Apple says it removed apps with Pebble compatibility by mistake
The Apple Watch is just now reaching the hands of customers, and already raising questions about how Apple will compete against its new rivals. At least a couple developers are reporting in the Pebble forums that Apple is rejecting app updates for mentioning a competing platform ? Pebble. A developer for the SeaNav US iOS app says Apple rejected an update for the app, which supported Pebble for two years, and said so in the app description and metadata. Providing future platform compatibility plans, or other platform references, is not appropriate for the App Store.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:59:48 -0400

The 404 Show 1,611: A Fuller House we've never seen
Eric Sandine and Jonathan Strickland join Iyaz to discuss Sony's new comic book universe, running with drones and what we expect from D.J. Tanner.
Published: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:56:47 -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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