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Lavabit loses contempt appeal Lavabit loses contempt appeal 04/17/2014 03:37 AM
A US appeals court upholds a contempt of court ruling against the secure email service provider Lavabit used by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Kim Dotcom wins back cars and cash Kim Dotcom wins back cars and cash 04/17/2014 05:11 AM
Kim Dotcom, the multimillionaire founder of closed file-sharing site Megaupload, has won back cars, cash and property seized in a January 2012 raid.
Cyborg glasses express fake emotions Cyborg glasses express fake emotions 04/16/2014 04:00 PM
A Japanese researcher creates glasses that show computer-generated eyes that express emotions so that the wearer does not need to bother.
First Heartbleed 'hacker' arrested First Heartbleed 'hacker' arrested 04/16/2014 01:56 PM
A 19-year-old Canadian citizen is charged with hacking into the Canada Revenue Agency's website, becoming the first arrest in relation to the Heartbleed security breach.
Google shares fall on ad concerns Google shares fall on ad concerns 04/17/2014 12:01 AM
Shares in Google fall 5% despite reporting first-quarter profit of $3.45bn in response to worries over future income from advertising.
BBC and Sky experience fault on iOS BBC and Sky experience fault on iOS 04/17/2014 04:32 AM
The BBC and Sky's video-on-demand apps simultaneously experience a fault on iPhones and iPads that prevents TV shows from streaming.
Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor hacked Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor hacked 04/16/2014 06:08 AM
German security researchers say that a spoof fingerprint can be used to unlock Samsung's new handset and steal money.
Tencent brings Candy Crush to China Tencent brings Candy Crush to China 04/16/2014 07:21 PM
China's internet giant Tencent will launch the popular Candy Crush game on the mainland in partnership with the game's creator King Digital Entertainment.
Virgin apologises for email glitch Virgin apologises for email glitch 04/16/2014 02:11 PM
Virgin Media apologises after some of its customers received hundreds of unwanted emails because of a distribution list error.
Hard-disk firm warns of data breach Hard-disk firm warns of data breach 04/16/2014 03:43 AM
French hard-disk maker LaCie warns that shoppers' credit cards details and logins may have been stolen from its store over a one-year period.

CNN


Phone 'kill switch' may become standard in 2015 Phone 'kill switch' may become standard in 2015 04/16/2014 10:50 AM
The "kill switch," a system for remotely disabling smartphones and wiping their data, will become standard in 2015, according to a pledge backed by most of the mobile world's major players.
Meet Google's modular phone Meet Google's modular phone 04/16/2014 01:12 PM
Google is jumping into its next futuristic hardware project. This time it's a modular smartphone dubbed Project Ara that can be customized by swapping out individual pieces of hardware.
Cell 'kill switch' to become standard Cell 'kill switch' to become standard 04/16/2014 11:16 AM
The "kill switch," a system for remotely disabling smartphones and wiping data, is expected to become standard in 2015.
Neil Young's music player raises $6 million Neil Young's music player raises $6 million 04/16/2014 06:46 AM
What happens when a rock 'n' roll legend promotes a music player in a world where the iPod, and its smartphone cousins, already dominate the market?
Google sells out of white Glass model Google sells out of white Glass model 04/15/2014 02:23 PM
Tuesday, for the first time, Google Glass was made available to the general public. As part of the one-day-only offering, anyone in the U.S. could buy the $1,500 face-mounted computers and get a free pair of glass or sunglass frames.
How phones work in flight How phones work in flight 04/14/2014 03:09 PM
The lack of phone calls, texts or social media postings from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has raised a number of questions about how cell phones work on airplanes. A U.S. official told CNN a cell tower in Penang, Malaysia, detected the co-pilot's cell phone searching for service before the flight vanished.
Neil Young's music player raises $6 million Neil Young's music player raises $6 million 04/16/2014 06:46 AM
What happens when a rock 'n' roll legend promotes a music player in a world where the iPod, and its smartphone cousins, already dominate the market?
See kids baffled by a Walkman See kids baffled by a Walkman 04/16/2014 06:45 AM
These kids don't understand how to work the Sony Walkman. The device turns 35 this year.
Google sells out of white Glass model Google sells out of white Glass model 04/15/2014 02:23 PM
Tuesday, for the first time, Google Glass was made available to the general public. As part of the one-day-only offering, anyone in the U.S. could buy the $1,500 face-mounted computers and get a free pair of glass or sunglass frames.
Netiquette: Saying farewell Netiquette: Saying farewell 12/28/2012 03:03 PM
So many folks manage to lose their netiquette heads when they scramble, legs flailing and akimbo, toward the denouement of events and life chapters. So here is the ultimate (get it?) digital-etiquette guide to a polite big finish.

Associated Press


Google's 1Q earnings disappoint as ad prices slip Google's 1Q earnings disappoint as ad prices slip 04/16/2014 03:31 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet's most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring ideas....
IBM posts lower 1Q earnings amid hardware slump IBM posts lower 1Q earnings amid hardware slump 04/16/2014 05:17 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- IBM's first-quarter earnings fell and revenue came in below Wall Street's expectations amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business, one that was exacerbated by weaker demand in China and emerging markets....
Police charge Canadian in Internet privacy breach Police charge Canadian in Internet privacy breach 04/16/2014 06:22 PM
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Police have charged a 19-year-old Canadian man in connection with the loss of taxpayer data from Canada's tax agency website....
Review: Forward to the past with Windows update Review: Forward to the past with Windows update 04/16/2014 10:13 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Even as Microsoft prepares for a future dominated by touch-screen devices, it is steering its Windows system to embrace more of the past....
Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work 04/16/2014 05:36 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job....
Yahoo nominates co-founder, 2 others to join board Yahoo nominates co-founder, 2 others to join board 04/16/2014 03:52 PM
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) -- Yahoo co-founder David Filo is vying to rejoin the Internet company's board after an 18-year absence....
Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment 04/15/2014 05:54 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft....
Court rejects bankruptcy protection for Mt. Gox Court rejects bankruptcy protection for Mt. Gox 04/16/2014 06:45 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for liquidation after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application....
Review: Windows Phone advances with 8.1 update Review: Windows Phone advances with 8.1 update 04/15/2014 09:20 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Microsoft's new Windows system for smartphones addresses many of the shortcomings in previous versions....
Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip 04/15/2014 09:04 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day - to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers....

Courier Mail


Why do smells trigger memories? Why do smells trigger memories? 04/17/2014 03:11 AM
HAVE you ever wondered how certain scents can remind you of old memories? We followed our nose to find science has an answer.
Kid has wild party, gives ridiculous interview Kid has wild party, gives ridiculous interview 04/16/2014 11:10 PM
THIS boy is like Corey Worthington, but worse. He organised a party, invited the world, got arrested and now he gives stupid interviews with a BYO microphone.
Killer virus goes missing from French lab Killer virus goes missing from French lab 04/16/2014 07:26 PM
IS there a deadly virus on the loose? Over 2000 samples of SARS have mysteriously gone missing from a high-security laboratory in Paris.
Teen’s selfie has a spectacular ending Teen’s selfie has a spectacular ending 04/16/2014 06:54 PM
POOR Jared Michael was attempting to take a selfie a “safe distance” in front of a speeding train, but his attempt derailed rather quickly.
First look at last car to be made in Oz First look at last car to be made in Oz 04/16/2014 07:27 AM
TOYOTA has given the first look at the last car that will be made in Australia: the next generation Camry.
Do you actually eat spiders when you sleep? Do you actually eat spiders when you sleep? 04/16/2014 01:28 AM
WE’VE always been told we swallow spiders while we sleep, right? But do we actually inadvertently invite those eight-legged freaks to dinner?
Heavens, Jesus is that really you? Heavens, Jesus is that really you? 04/15/2014 06:53 PM
IT’S been trending on Twitter and not just because it's a rare astronomical event that has left star gazers excited. Some claim it’s a sign from above.
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