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Facebook earnings beat expectations Facebook earnings beat expectations 01/28/2015 02:40 PM
The social network reports fourth-quarter profits of $701m, a 34% increase from the same period a year earlier, buoyed by strong mobile advertising sales.
AI will not kill us, says Microsoft AI will not kill us, says Microsoft 01/28/2015 07:54 AM
The chief of Microsoft's research division says he does not believe artificial intelligence systems are going to wipe out humankind.
Coder creates smallest chess game Coder creates smallest chess game 01/28/2015 01:18 PM
A computer programmer creates a computer chess program that takes up only 487 bytes of data, breaking a 33-year-old record.
Drone firm blocks White House flights Drone firm blocks White House flights 01/28/2015 09:56 AM
Chinese drone-maker DJI is to prevent its kit from flying over much of the US capital, following the crash of one of its aircraft into the White House lawn.
'Sanction tech firms', says Hollande 'Sanction tech firms', says Hollande 01/28/2015 10:21 AM
France's President calls for an international legal framework to force tech companies to 'face up to their responsibilities'.
China tech giant in spat with state China tech giant in spat with state 01/28/2015 05:46 AM
China's biggest internet retailer, Alibaba, is involved in a harshly worded spat with one of the country's regulators in a highly unusual public clash.
India sex-test ad ban for tech firms India sex-test ad ban for tech firms 01/28/2015 10:16 AM
India's Supreme Court orders internet giants Google, Yahoo and Microsoft to block adverts for tests that determine a child's sex before birth.
Apple profit 'biggest in history' Apple profit 'biggest in history' 01/28/2015 04:22 AM
Record sales of iPhones help Apple to report a first quarter profit of $18bn, the biggest ever quarterly profit for a public company.
Web attacks 'growing' in volume Web attacks 'growing' in volume 01/27/2015 06:39 AM
Hacktivists and angry gamers are becoming the main users of net attacks that knock sites offline by bombarding them with data, suggests a report
Police raid Amazon's Tokyo offices Police raid Amazon's Tokyo offices 01/27/2015 04:45 AM
Japanese police have raided Amazon's Tokyo offices as part of an investigation into alleged sales of images of child sexual abuse.

CNN


Rings 200 times as large as Saturn's Rings 200 times as large as Saturn's 01/28/2015 08:26 AM
In 1610, after he built his telescope, Galileo Galilei first spotted enormous Saturn's gigantic rings. More than 400 years later, astronomers have in a sense dwarfed that discovery with a similar first.
Tesla's 'insane mode' stuns woman Tesla's 'insane mode' stuns woman 01/28/2015 01:29 PM
The YouTube channel DragTimes published a clip of passengers reacting to Tesla's "insane mode" which can accelerate a car from 0 to 70 mph in a few seconds.
Facebook, Instagram goes down; Twitter freaks out Facebook, Instagram goes down; Twitter freaks out 01/27/2015 01:17 PM
It's bad enough that the northwest has a horrible storm to contend with, but then Facebook and Instagram goes out?
Laser-transformed metal so slick that water bounces off Laser-transformed metal so slick that water bounces off 01/27/2015 01:17 PM
Water often damages metals, causing rust, wear and decay.
See how technology is revolutionizing modern policing See how technology is revolutionizing modern policing 01/27/2015 01:17 PM
Policing is rapidly changing with the advent of new technology. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
Gaming to death: What turns a hobby into a health hazard? Gaming to death: What turns a hobby into a health hazard? 01/27/2015 01:17 PM
Earlier this month, a 32-year old male gamer was found dead at a Taiwanese Internet cafe following a non-stop three-day gaming session. This followed the death of another male gamer who died in Taipei at the start of the year following a five-day gaming binge.
Sitting will kill you, even if you exercise Sitting will kill you, even if you exercise 01/27/2015 01:17 PM
One of your favorite activities may actually be killing you.
Gotta go? App tells you who's renting seats Gotta go? App tells you who's renting seats 01/27/2015 01:17 PM
A new app shows you where there's a nearby toilet at someone's home or even office. WABC has the story.
A coffee cup for astronauts A coffee cup for astronauts 01/28/2015 05:22 AM
When you don't have gravity to help you, drinking coffee can become extremely difficult.
This tree could heat your home This tree could heat your home 01/21/2015 08:05 AM
From a distance this may look like an ordinary tree, but get closer and you will discover it is actually a power generator.

Associated Press


After setting iPhone record, what does Apple do next? After setting iPhone record, what does Apple do next? 01/28/2015 11:13 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend." That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and sent the stock climbing more than 7 percent on Wednesday....
Facebook launching Trending Super Bowl for the big game Facebook launching Trending Super Bowl for the big game 01/28/2015 09:10 AM
PHOENIX (AP) -- As Facebook's latest step into sports, the social media giant is launching Trending Super Bowl - a real-time hub for content from Sunday's game between the Patriots and Seahawks....
Record iPhone sales drive blowout quarter for Apple Record iPhone sales drive blowout quarter for Apple 01/27/2015 03:55 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple had another blowout quarter thanks to its new plus-sized iPhones, which helped the company smash sales records for the holiday season....
Alibaba spinoff likely to increase scrutiny on Yahoo CEO Alibaba spinoff likely to increase scrutiny on Yahoo CEO 01/28/2015 02:49 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is losing a precious security blanket now that she is spinning off the Internet company's prized stake in China's Alibaba Group....
Tiger fight: China and Alibaba face off over fake goods Tiger fight: China and Alibaba face off over fake goods 01/28/2015 04:03 PM
BEIJING (AP) -- There's a tiger fight going on in China....
Nintendo's nine-month profit jumps on cheap yen Nintendo's nine-month profit jumps on cheap yen 01/28/2015 08:03 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- Nintendo reported a nearly six-fold increase in profit for the first three quarters of the fiscal year Wednesday and raised its earnings forecast as a cheap yen masked weak sales....
CommScope buying some of TE Connectivity ops for about $3B CommScope buying some of TE Connectivity ops for about $3B 01/28/2015 04:55 AM
HICKORY, N.C. (AP) -- CommScope is buying TE Connectivity's telecom, enterprise and wireless businesses for about $3 billion, which will help diversify its operations and broaden its geographic reach....
Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York 01/28/2015 05:04 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for "money and power," according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday....
Big costs drag AT&T to 4Q loss, but revenue up 4 percent Big costs drag AT&T to 4Q loss, but revenue up 4 percent 01/27/2015 03:29 PM
DALLAS (AP) -- AT&T booked a nearly $4 billion loss for the fourth quarter because of a slew of one-time expenses that included a loss on benefit plans, but its revenue grew 4 percent to top expectations....
A US green-energy blueprint, meant to help Liberia, fails A US green-energy blueprint, meant to help Liberia, fails 01/27/2015 01:44 PM
BUCHANAN, Liberia (AP) -- On paper, the pitch was simple: A green energy company backed by $217 million in U.S. government loans would convert one of Africa's poorest countries into the world's first biomass-driven economy. But the plan to help Liberia collapsed amid questionable business decisions and oversight....

Courier Mail


Twitter loves #weed Twitter loves #weed 01/28/2015 04:52 PM
A RECREATIONAL drug often associated with unproductive losers has been proven to do quite the opposite … well in terms of Twitter at least.
New planet 200 times the size of Saturn New planet 200 times the size of Saturn 01/28/2015 01:46 PM
ASTRONOMERS have discovered the first-ever ringed planet beyond our solar system, an enormous celestial body 200 times the size of Saturn.
Strongest hint yet of alien life? Strongest hint yet of alien life? 01/28/2015 11:43 AM
SCIENTISTS have made a remarkable discovery that could point to the existence of ancient alien life.
Two in five fall asleep on gadgets Two in five fall asleep on gadgets 01/28/2015 06:00 AM
A STUDY into Australian families’ use of technology shows children are using devices even as they fall asleep, and take their gadgets to the dinner table.
‘We don’t want girls on Twitter’ ‘We don’t want girls on Twitter’ 01/28/2015 12:57 AM
IN A country where women aren’t permitted to drive and need men’s permission to do most things, this one piece of freedom was apparently too much.
Meet the group trying to ruin the internet Meet the group trying to ruin the internet 01/28/2015 12:10 AM
THEY have hacked Sony, Microsoft, Taylor Swift and even North Korea. These are the people who want to ruin the internet for everyone ‘because they can’.
Has the mining industry fudged its figures? Has the mining industry fudged its figures? 01/27/2015 11:44 PM
MINING job figures being spruiked to justify new developments that put the Great Barrier Reef at risk have been referred to the ACCC.
How to use Snapchat’s new feature How to use Snapchat’s new feature 01/27/2015 11:39 PM
IF you are looking for a guide regarding Snapchat’s new ‘Discover’ feature, look no further.
This is Australia’s terrifying future This is Australia’s terrifying future 01/27/2015 07:40 PM
LIFE in Australia is pretty comfortable now - but that could be about to change. This is what lies in store for our future.
Meet the world’s most dangerous nerd Meet the world’s most dangerous nerd 01/27/2015 05:57 PM
AS CONFUSION reigned after the downing of MH17, Eliot Higgins got to work. The gamer, who works from home with just a laptop for company, has uncovered the world’s biggest secrets.
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