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NYT: FCC proposes subsidy for bringing Internet to low-income households

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 04:06

The New York Times (NYT) has revealed in a recent report that the US Federal Communications Commission is close to finalizing plans which propose to bring Internet connectivity to low-income household

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Google hires 4chan founder Chris Poole

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 06:19

In an evident attempt to give a much-needed boost to its photo and social sharing features, tech giant Google has hired Chris Poole

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Microsoft canceling Fable Legends; proposes closure of Lionhead Studios

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 06:18

In an announcement made on Monday, Microsoft said that the next iteration of the Fable fantasy game series - Fable Legends - is being cancelled.

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Meerkat moves away from live video streaming

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 04:34

In a recent memo to Meerkat investors, the livestreaming company’s CEO Ben Rubin has confirmed recent reports that Meerkat is stepping away from the public livestreaming, and switching to video social

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Researchers discover first “functional” Mac-targeting ransomware

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 04:31

Last week, security researchers at Palo Alto Networks reported what apparently is the first ever Apple-focused ransomware cyberattack to be found ‘in the wild.’ Reporting the discovery of the Mac-targ

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Amazon quietly discontinues encryption in Fire OS

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 04:56

In a move which came to light earlier this week, bigwig online retailer Amazon has quietly discontinued encryption in its Fire OS operating system – the software which runs the company’s popular Fire

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San Bernardino County District Attorney: Farook’s iPhone could help identify unknown assailant

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 04:54

In a brief in federal court on Thursday, San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos has put forth the argument that the unlocking of the iPhone used by a San Bernardino shooter -- Syed Rizw

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Apple creates new Apple Support account on Twitter

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 04:18

According to a Reuters report, tech giant Apple has recently expanded its social media presence by creating a new Apple Support account on popular microblogging service Twitter.

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Several tech companies back Apple in encryption fight with FBI

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 04:13

A number of bigwig tech companies, advocacy groups, and individuals are backing Apple in its ongoing fight with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over a locked iPhone used by one of the sho

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Slack testing new feature which allows users to make voice calls natively

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 04:25

In an evident attempt to pose a more substantial challenge to Microsoft Skype and Google Hangouts services, Slack announced the rollout of an update to its voice calling feature on March 2, enabling u

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Capcom aware of gamers ‘rage quitting’ out of Street Fighter 5; working on a solution

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 03:54

According to a GameSpot report, Capcom has said in a recent blog post that it is aware of the ‘rage quitting’ problem that has hit the Street Fighter 5 fighting game; and is trying to find a solution

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WhatsApp to end support for devices running BlackBerry and Nokia OSes by year-end

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 03:49

In a recently published blog post, Facebook-owned popular instant-messaging app WhatsApp has revealed that it has decided to end support for devices running the BlackBerry and Nokia mobile operating s

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Mark Zuckerberg: Instagram has exceeded Twitter by many major metrics

Sat, 02/27/2016 - 04:05

According to a VentureBeat report, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg fielded questions at a town hall Q&A session in Berlin this week.

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Apple lawyer warns about serious implications of FBI win over Apple in encryption fight

Sat, 02/27/2016 - 04:02

Apple lawyer Theodore Olson has, in a recent interview with CNN Money, warned that if the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wins the encryption fight against Apple, the implications of such a v

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Mark Zuckerberg reprimands Facebook’s anti-'Black Lives Matter' employees

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 04:56

A leaked internal memo sent by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to the company's employees has revealed that Zuckerberg has expressed disappointment over the action by some Facebook employees who crossed

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Apple files a motion to vacate federal court order related to demand for ‘GovtOS’

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 04:52

On Thursday, tech biggie Apple filed a motion to vacate the federal court's demand of assistance to the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in unlocking an iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, one

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Facebook starts rolling out new ‘Reactions’ feature

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 04:32

In an announcement made on Wednesday, social network Facebook said that it has started rolling out of the ‘Reactions’ feature to its users in the US and other regions of the world.

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Tim Cook explains Apple’s decision to oppose court order

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 04:30

During the course of a recent interview with ABC News anchor David Muir, tech giant Apple’s CEO Tim Cook explained his company’s decision to oppose the court order which required the company to assist

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Samsung’s Galaxy S7 handsets are refined versions of Galaxy S6

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 04:54

South Korean device maker Samsung unveiled its next-generation Galaxy flagship handsets -- Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge -- at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, this past weeken

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Boston Dynamics shows off “next-generation” version of ‘Atlas’ robot

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 04:51

Alphabet-owned robot company Boston Dynamics has posted a new video to its YouTube page to show off the “next-generation” version of its ‘Atlas’ bipedal robot.

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FBI will likely not notify Apple about how it unlocked Syed Farook’s iPhone

On Monday, a federal law enforcement official said that the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) will not likely notify tech giant Apple about the mechanism it used for unlocking the iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook.

The FBI managed to unlock Farook’s iPhone by paying an amount of over $1.3 million to an ‘...

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