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Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3: Sleek, sl...

Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3: Sleek, slim, fully metal (hands-on)

Fully embracing the trend of an all-aluminum unibody design, these inaugural A-series phones seal the deal, along with the battery.
Nismo makes second most powerful Ni...

Nismo makes second most powerful Nissan Juke

The Juke Nismo RS boasts 215 horsepower from its little 1.6-liter engine, making it the most powerful current production Juke. However, it falls behind the custom Juke-R.
Evo Mesh available for $35, £29, mo...

Evo Mesh available for $35, £29, molds to iPhone 6 for better fit

Featuring Tech21's super-absorbent FlexShock material, the Evo Mesh case for the iPhone 6 is sold exclusively at Apple Stores.
High-end style with a low-end price

High-end style with a low-end price

A pared-down version of the flagship LG G3, the Vigor is a solid budget phone with a few weak spots.
Microsoft Band is a seriously smart...

Microsoft Band is a seriously smart fitness tracker (hands-on)

With a continuous heart rate monitor, sleep tracking, a UV sensor, Facebook and Twitter notifications, and iOS, Android and Windows compatibility (plus a Starbucks app), this band has it all.
Lenovo's 13-inch Yoga Tablet 2 adds...

Lenovo's 13-inch Yoga Tablet 2 adds a Quad HD display and Windows 8.1

The new Windows-based tablet sports the same quirky hinged design as its smaller siblings, but bumps up the resolution. We went hands-on.

PCWorld

Major banks ready their own mobile ...

Major banks ready their own mobile payment apps

Several major national and international banks are planning to launch their own mobile payments apps next year.

The banks would be major competitors to handset makers Apple and Google because unlike others pushing mobile wallet technology, such as mobile phone carriers and retailers, they already have an intimate relationship with consumers and know their spending habits.

?Banks all around the world are working on this right now,? said James Anderson, senior vice president for mobile and emerging payments at MasterCard.

Anderson didn?t name any of the banks, but said MasterCard is already in conversations with them on how to add mobile payment capability to the existing apps that millions of consumers already have on their phones.

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Google project aims to preserve pri...

Google project aims to preserve privacy when collecting software stats

Google is applying a surveying technique from the 1960s to a project that aims to collect data about users? computers without potentially compromising their privacy.

The project is nicknamed RAPPOR, which stands for Randomized Aggregatable Privacy-Preserving Ordinal Response. Google plans to present a paper on it next week at the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security

RAPPOR is intended to collect statistics about software, such as security flaws, but in a way that doesn?t expose sensitive information. It can do that by applying a technique used for randomized response surveys, wrote Ulfar Erlingsson, tech lead manager for security research.

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Android creator Andy Rubin leaving ...

Android creator Andy Rubin leaving Google

Andy Rubin, the engineer who developed Google?s Android OS and was lately in charge of its robotics efforts, is leaving the company, Google confirmed Thursday.

Rubin cofounded a company called Android, which Google acquired in 2005 for its mobile OS. Android has gone on to become the world?s most widely used mobile operating system.

Last year, though, Rubin was moved off the Android team and put in charge of Google?s robotics projects. His work was taken over by Sundar Pichai, who now leads Google?s Android, Chrome and other products.

The reasons for Rubin?s departure weren?t clear, though it had something to do with the structure of his team at Google, according to a report on tech news site The Information.

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Zuckerberg to connect with regular ...

Zuckerberg to connect with regular folk in first 'community Q&A'

If you?ve always wondered if Mark Zuckerberg has a favorite hoodie, or a favorite programming language, now?s your chance to find out.

Facebook?s chief will host his first community Q&A next Thursday at 5 p.m. Eastern, giving the public a chance to ask any questions they might have for him.

The event will be livestreamed and last about an hour. It expands on the internal Q&A sessions that Zuckerberg holds each Friday with Facebook employees.

The event is structured similar to an ?Ask Me Anything? Q&A on Reddit, but could draw considerably more attention given that it involves the CEO of one of the most used services on the Internet.

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RCA gives unexpected boost to table...

RCA gives unexpected boost to tablet market in Q3

RCA unexpectedly jolted an otherwise slowing tablet market in the third quarter as Apple?s iPad shipments continued to decline.

Global tablet shipments totaled 53.8 million units during the third quarter, growing by 11.5 percent compared to the same quarter the previous year, according to research released Thursday by IDC.

The surprise of the report, though, was that RCA shipped 2.6 million tablets worldwide, up 194 percent year-over-year, vaulting the company into fifth place among global tablet vendors. The venerable brand was established in 1919 as the Radio Corporation of America and had never before cracked the list of top vendors.

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Facebook's Internet.org app launche...

Facebook's Internet.org app launches in East Africa

Facebook is broadening the scope of its Internet.org initiative in Africa, launching its app for the program in the East African country of Tanzania.

In July, Facebook launched its Internet.org app in the Southern African country of Zambia.

Tanzanian mobile phone operator Tigo has announced that it is offering customers an opportunity to buy low-cost smartphones for them to be able to access the Internet.org app.

Facebook and other tech companies launched Internet.org last year as a project to make the Internet accessible to people in emerging markets. Facebook has been working with local telecom providers to roll out Internet.org apps free, with options to upgrade to paid services.

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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

Pirate Bay Founder Convicted on Hac...

Pirate Bay Founder Convicted on Hacking Charges

Pirate Bay Founder Convicted on Hacking Charges

The founder of the file-sharing site Pirate Bay was found guilty today in Denmark on hacking charges unrelated to the web site. Swedish national Gottfrid Svartholm was found guilty of hacking into servers belonging to the U.S. technology firm CSC after being partially acquitted of other hacking charges in Sweden. In the Danish case, Svartholm […]

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Nintendo?s New Health Device Listen...

Nintendo?s New Health Device Listens to You Sleep

Nintendo’s New Health Device Listens to You Sleep

Nintendo's first entry into the "quality of life" business, which it plans to release by early 2016, is a device that tracks a user's level of fatigue by monitoring sleep.

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Digital Innovation and the Future o...

Digital Innovation and the Future of Storytelling: A New Golden Age?

Digital Innovation and the Future of Storytelling: A New Golden Age?

The media world was taken by surprise when HBO — and subsequently CBS — announced they will allow consumers to bypass traditional pay TV distributors to access entertainment content directly via the Internet. This move was seen as both validation of and a direct challenge to Netflix, whose rapid growth has dramatically changed the way […]

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Fiat Is Selling Ferrari. What?s the...

Fiat Is Selling Ferrari. What?s the Worst That Could Happen?

Fiat Is Selling Ferrari. What’s the Worst That Could Happen?

Brand aficionados (including us) are concerned about what could happen to a publicly traded Ferrari.

The post Fiat Is Selling Ferrari. What’s the Worst That Could Happen? appeared first on WIRED.

The Best Thing About Microsoft?s He...

The Best Thing About Microsoft?s Health Tracker Is That It?s Cross-Platform

The Best Thing About Microsoft’s Health Tracker Is That It’s Cross-Platform

Microsoft has been working on its own health tracking service, Microsoft Health, and a wearable to go along with it, Microsoft Band. Both are available starting today.

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Five Ways to Move Your Big Data Pro...

Five Ways to Move Your Big Data Projects Into the Cloud

Five Ways to Move Your Big Data Projects Into the Cloud

As the cloud goes mainstream, the technology will become crucial to executives handling projects powered by analytics. Which basically means every department head. Because the insights that analytics are churning out these days are the biggest drivers of new business models, closer ties with customers, and more production collaboration with partners, customers and employees.  But as more data […]

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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

Wearable tech to hack your brain

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.
The dark world of online harassment

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.
Facebook brings back the anonymous ...

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.
Can the web predict the future?

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.
Prepaid smart meters outwit Africa'...

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.
Watch this 3D scanner-printer fail

Watch this 3D scanner-printer fail

This 3D two-in-one scanner-printer attempts to print an exact copy of an object and fails.

BBC

Pirate Bay founder faces jail term

Pirate Bay founder faces jail term

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg could face a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.
Big firms 'must condemn GamerGate'

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.
Apple chief: 'I'm proud to be gay'

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.
Microsoft unveils fitness band

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.
Lenovo completes Motorola takeover

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.
Speed boost for 4G in some cities

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.

Mac World

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