Cnet

King of TVs comes at princely price

King of TVs comes at princely price

The incredibly expensive OLED-powered LG EG9600 series delivers the best picture quality we've ever tested.
Samsung's French-door Food Showcase...

Samsung's French-door Food Showcase fridge comes up just short

This Samsung fridge is packed with features -- so how does it stack up?
A premium laptop with a few non-pre...

A premium laptop with a few non-premium quirks

This high-end 13-inch laptop adds better battery life and faster performance, but doesn't upgrade its design.
Apple Music packs a robust selectio...

Apple Music packs a robust selection of tunes into an overly complicated design (hands-on)

Apple's new streaming music service is officially here, but can it edge out Spotify, Pandora and other competitors? CNET takes a look.
A premium laptop with a few non-pre...

A premium laptop with a few non-premium quirks

This high-end 13-inch laptop adds better battery life and faster performance, but doesn't upgrade its design.
Ford's aluminum workhorse pickup is...

Ford's aluminum workhorse pickup is better in all ways but one

The 2015 Ford F-150 continues to evolve with an aluminum chassis, luxurious amenities and a turbocharged EcoBoost engine.

PCWorld

Leap second causes Internet hiccup,...

Leap second causes Internet hiccup, particularly in Brazil

The addition of a leap second to world clocks on Wednesday caused some networks to crash although most quickly recovered.

Some 2,000 networks stopped working just after midnight Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), said Doug Madory, director of Internet analysis with Dyn, a company studies global Internet traffic flows.

Nearly 50 percent of those networks were in Brazil, which may indicate that ISPs use a common type of router that may not have been prepared for the leap second, he said.

Most of the networks quickly recovered, which may have required just a reboot of a router, Madory said.

The Internet?s global routing table, a distributed database of networks and how they connect, contains more than 500,000 networks, so the problems affected less than a half a percent, Madory said.

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Sony launches crowdfunding site, e-...

Sony launches crowdfunding site, e-paper remote control

Struggling electronics maker Sony has moved further into the crowdfunding scene by starting its own platform to raise funds for internally generated business ideas, including a new universal remote control with an electronic paper interface.

Launched Wednesday, First Flight is a crowdfunding and e-commerce platform designed to take product proposals from the ideas to sales. It?s only available in Japanese and is limited to Sony?s in-house projects.

First Flight has three stages, a teaser stage, in which new ideas can be previewed and discussed, followed by crowdfunding and e-commerce.

?One of the strengths and aims of First Flight is to facilitate ongoing dialogue with customers from initial development through to market introduction, by seamlessly connecting each phase from previewing and crowd funding to e-commerce,? a Sony spokeswoman said.

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Xiaomi break outs of Asia, introduc...

Xiaomi break outs of Asia, introduces phones to Brazil

Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi will finally begin selling product in Brazil, marking the first time it has sold handsets outside of Asia.

On Tuesday, Xiaomi unveiled its Redmi 2 phone for Brazil, which will cost BRL499 (US$160) when it goes on sale later this month.

The company hopes to repeat the success it has had in China selling feature-packed Android handsets at low prices. In just a matter of a few years, Xiaomi has become the country?s largest smartphone vendor. Some in the media have called it ?the Apple of China? due to its rising popularity.

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VMware settles claim of overchargin...

VMware settles claim of overcharging US government

VMware has settled a lawsuit initiated by a former executive that alleged the company and a partner overcharged the U.S. government for products over a six-year period.

VMware, of Palo Alto, California, and Carahsoft Technology Group, a Reston, Virginia-based company that sells technology products to federal, state and local agencies, will pay $75.5 million, according to the Department of Justice.

Neither company admitted to the allegations, which alleged violations of the False Claims Act from 2007 through 2013.

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Zuckerberg wants to be the Stephen ...

Zuckerberg wants to be the Stephen Hawking of social relations

Facebook uses an algorithm for its News Feed, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg is after something much bigger: One that governs all human relationships.

?I?m most interested in questions about people,? the Facebook chief said Tuesday. ?I?m also curious about whether there is a fundamental mathematical law underlying human social relationships that governs the balance of who and what we all care about,? he said. ?I bet there is.?

Zuckerberg shared his quest with famed physicist Stephen Hawking during an online Q&A. Hawking had asked Zuckerberg what big questions in science he wanted the answers to.

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Watch as we follow one of Google's ...

Watch as we follow one of Google's new self-driving cars

Google?s new self-driving cars are on public streets. After more than a year of development and testing, the test cars hit the roads around Google?s headquarters in Mountain View late last week, and I went to check them out.

The cars are a major technical leap forward from the previous-generation Lexus SUVs that Google has been using. Those were production cars with self-driving sensors and functions added, but the new cars have been designed and built from scratch by Google.

They weren?t easy to find. Perhaps because testing is so new, I only saw them four times over the course of several hours on Friday and Monday outside the Google X research division. In contrast, scores of the previous-generation Lexus SUVs came past me during the same period.

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ZDNet

Vodafone brings ex-T-Mobile USA chi...

Vodafone brings ex-T-Mobile USA chief on board

Vodafone has hired Phillipp Humm, who was until earlier this week the chief of T-Mobile USA, to head up its northern and...
Google targets iPhone and iPad user...

Google targets iPhone and iPad users with Chrome and Drive

Google has released an iOS version of its Chrome browser, after taking the Android version out of beta earlier this...
Wi-Fi on the Tube: 32 more stations...

Wi-Fi on the Tube: 32 more stations go live

Virgin Media has now turned on free Wi-Fi service at 38 Tube stations, as the London Underground gets ready for the...
How UK banks are flirting with IT d...

How UK banks are flirting with IT disaster

The continuing NatWest debacle has highlighted the IT systems risks faced by British banks, springing from a lack of investment in back-office staff and a reluctance to abandon legacy systems

(ZDNet UK - IT Strategy)

BT renames Openzone, Fon Wi-Fi hots...

BT renames Openzone, Fon Wi-Fi hotspot network

BT has renamed its BT Fon and BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspot network simply 'BT Wi-Fi' in an effort to make it less confusing...
Photos: Google's Nexus 7 tablet ser...

Photos: Google's Nexus 7 tablet serves up Jelly Bean

The Nexus 7 is the first tablet that Google will sell directly to the public, starting at £159 for the quad-core device running the next version of Android, Jelly Bean

(ZDNet UK - Mobile Devices)

Wired

Greece?s Empty ATMs Show the Surpri...

Greece?s Empty ATMs Show the Surprising Power of Cash?Even in 2015

Greece’s Empty ATMs Show the Surprising Power of Cash—Even in 2015

As economies break down, so does trust in the digital ways we pay. Cash inspires confidence---at least until the ATMs dry up.

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Solar-Powered Plane Begins a Risky ...

Solar-Powered Plane Begins a Risky Trip Across the Pacific

Solar-Powered Plane Begins a Risky Trip Across the Pacific

After a couple of false starts, Solar Impulse 2 is finally crossing the Pacific, the hardest part of its around-the-world journey.

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If You Paid for Beats, Apple Music ...

If You Paid for Beats, Apple Music Is a Broken Promise

If You Paid for Beats, Apple Music Is a Broken Promise

Dear Apple: You booted me off Beats with the promise my music would follow me. So where is it?

The post If You Paid for Beats, Apple Music Is a Broken Promise appeared first on WIRED.

California Is Now the Perfect Test ...

California Is Now the Perfect Test Lab for Vaccine Laws

California Is Now the Perfect Test Lab for Vaccine Laws

Jerry Brown just passed a law banning religious and personal belief exemptions to vaccines, turning California into a huge public health laboratory.

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Sensors Reveal How Bad Outside Air ...

Sensors Reveal How Bad Outside Air Invades Our Cubicles

Sensors Reveal How Bad Outside Air Invades Our Cubicles

It's easy to feel like your office building is an isolated pod disconnected from the natural environment.

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Vince Staples Is the Second Coming ...

Vince Staples Is the Second Coming of (Old-School) Ice Cube

Vince Staples Is the Second Coming of (Old-School) Ice Cube

"Summertime ?06" is one of the most exciting rap albums of the past few years, and it conjures the spirit of a 21-year-old Cube.

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Digit Mag

El mercado español de las TIC super...

El mercado español de las TIC superará a Europa en 2006

Observatorio Europeo de Tecnologías de la Información destaca que el mercado español de las TIC crecerá un 4% en 2006, muy por encima de la media europea del 3,2% y casi 4 veces más que el conjunto ...
Google Video incluirá vídeos de You...

Google Video incluirá vídeos de YouTube en los resultados de búsqueda

A partir de hoy, Google Video incluirá videos alojados en YouTube en los resultados de búsqueda. Se trata del primer paso de una estrategia que convertirá Google Video en un portal de referencia de ...
Orange denuncia a Euskaltel por com...

Orange denuncia a Euskaltel por competencia desleal

Orange ha presentado una demanda de competencia desleal ante el Juzgado Mercantil de Bilbao, por la que pide que se declare que Euskaltel ha realizado manifestaciones falsas y gravemente ...
Apple presenta oficialmente iPhone ...

Apple presenta oficialmente iPhone 5

Como se esperaba, Apple ha hecho oficial esta tarde el anuncio del iPhone 5, que como características principales cuenta con todos los elementos que se habían especulado en las últimas ...
Intel lanzará su primer procesador ...

Intel lanzará su primer procesador de 45 nanómetros antes de que acabe el año

El pasado diez de enero ya les avanzábamos en la Web de PC World que Intel había conseguido ya producir ...
Mañana se decide el futuro del cano...

Mañana se decide el futuro del canon digital

Mañana jueves se votará en el congreso la Ley de la sociedad de la Información, lo que podría llevar al final del canon digital. En los últimos días el Partido Popular ha manifestado que se ...

CNN

Who's accountable if your personal ...

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
Self-healing plastic could end crac...

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.
The real-life Iron Man glove is her...

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.
Buy your own airship

Buy your own airship

Joyride on a jetpack

Joyride on a jetpack

By the early 21st century, we were supposed to be living in a futuristic utopia, with robots to do our chores and flying saucers to drive us to work -- if you believe in the soothsaying powers of "The Jetsons," that is.
'Emotional' robot sells out in a mi...

'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.

BBC

Data roaming charges to end in EU

Data roaming charges to end in EU

After its watered down plans were attacked in March, the EU reaches a deal to end mobile data roaming charges and define net neutrality rules.
Apple launches Beats 1 radio statio...

Apple launches Beats 1 radio station

Apple's Beats 1 radio station launches with Zane Lowe presenting the first show from Los Angeles.
SMS pioneer Matti Makkonen dies

SMS pioneer Matti Makkonen dies

Matti Makkonen, who pioneered SMS technology and launched the worldwide sensation of texting, has died.
Court says Apple fixed e-book price...

Court says Apple fixed e-book prices

A US federal appeals court upholds a ruling that Apple conspired with publishers fix the prices of electronic books.
Cybercriminals exploit Flash bug

Cybercriminals exploit Flash bug

An exploit which takes advantage of a flaw in Adobe's Flash Player is being used by cybercriminals.
Insurer attacked for Facebook tie-u...

Insurer attacked for Facebook tie-up

A health insurer is criticised for advising members to use a Facebook-owned activity tracker without making the social network's involvement more clear.

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