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Pirate Bay founder gets jail term Pirate Bay founder gets jail term 10/30/2014 10:52 AM
Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg sentenced to three-and-half years in prison after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.
Millions hit in Drupal hack attack Millions hit in Drupal hack attack 10/31/2014 05:30 AM
Software firm Drupal warns millions to "assume" they have been hacked if they have not applied a patch for a recently discovered bug.
Former Android boss leaves Google Former Android boss leaves Google 10/31/2014 05:57 AM
Andy Rubin steps down from Google, while his former colleague Daniel Graf is demoted at Twitter
Big firms 'must condemn GamerGate' Big firms 'must condemn GamerGate' 10/29/2014 05:59 PM
Games publishers must "stand-up and condemn" the movement referred to as "GamerGate", says a developer forced to leave her home due to threats.
Hungary scraps controversial web tax Hungary scraps controversial web tax 10/31/2014 06:57 AM
Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.
Apple chief: 'I'm proud to be gay' Apple chief: 'I'm proud to be gay' 10/30/2014 10:24 AM
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 10/29/2014 10:48 PM
Microsoft unveils a wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well connect to a fitness tracking service on smartphones.
Data retention bill introduced Data retention bill introduced 10/29/2014 09:57 PM
Data about phone and computer use will be kept by telecommunications companies for two years if a bill introduced to the Australian parliament is passed.
Lenovo completes Motorola takeover Lenovo completes Motorola takeover 10/30/2014 06:34 AM
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 10/30/2014 07:56 AM
Two of the UK's mobile operators are turning on technology that boosts mobile speeds in a few UK cities.

CNN


Wearable tech to hack your brain Wearable tech to hack your brain 10/21/2014 10:56 PM
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 10/23/2014 11:13 AM
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 chatroom Facebook brings back the anonymous chatroom 10/23/2014 03:25 PM
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? 10/23/2014 11:14 AM
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's power thieves Prepaid smart meters outwit Africa's power thieves 10/22/2014 05:55 AM
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 10/30/2014 06:42 PM
This 3D two-in-one scanner-printer attempts to print an exact copy of an object and fails.
Smartest ship on the sea? Smartest ship on the sea? 10/31/2014 04:31 AM
Royal Caribbean unveils a futuristic cruise ship. CNN speaks to the company's vice president about expectations.
Twitch bans nude, suggestive gaming Twitch bans nude, suggestive gaming 10/29/2014 09:12 AM
Looks like it's a bad time to be sexing up your publicly viewable video gaming.
What your $500 iPad costs to make What your $500 iPad costs to make 10/29/2014 09:19 AM
New app helps flag suicidal tweets New app helps flag suicidal tweets 10/29/2014 04:25 AM
Suicide prevention organization Samaritans launched a free app Wednesday that flags disturbing tweets and sends an alert to friends.

Associated Press


Microsoft promises new Office for Macs next year Microsoft promises new Office for Macs next year 10/31/2014 01:26 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- After a long wait, Microsoft says it plans to release a new version of its popular Office software package for Mac computers - but not until next year....
Sony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes Sony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes 10/31/2014 11:36 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- Sony's losses ballooned to 136 billion yen ($1.2 billion) last quarter as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink....
Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay 10/30/2014 05:58 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay" wasn't exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Apple's immense reach and visibility, his coming-out could help change attitudes in workplaces across America....
Online stores fight Amazon for piece of retail pie Online stores fight Amazon for piece of retail pie 10/30/2014 04:35 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon.com's low prices and seemingly endless array of goods have made it the biggest online retailer in the U.S., commanding about 20 percent of all e-commerce. The company is projected to have over $89 billion in revenue this year. Its massive success has driven other sites to offer similar perks and deals to woo customers and hold on to their piece of the retail pie. Some retailers now even offer to match Amazon's prices to try to win your business....
Microsoft unveils fitness gadget, health tracking Microsoft unveils fitness gadget, health tracking 10/30/2014 11:33 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pays for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices....
LinkedIn reports 3Q loss but sales climb LinkedIn reports 3Q loss but sales climb 10/30/2014 03:35 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- LinkedIn Corp. posted a third-quarter loss on Thursday, but its results were better than expected as revenue grew sharply, sending shares of the online professional networking service higher in extended trading....
Samsung vows changes after mobile profit plunges Samsung vows changes after mobile profit plunges 10/29/2014 11:44 PM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed Thursday to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to the lowest in more than three years....
Spain OKs 'Google Tax' demanded by news publishers Spain OKs 'Google Tax' demanded by news publishers 10/30/2014 10:27 AM
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's parliament has approved new intellectual property laws that allow news publishers to charge aggregators each time they display news content in search results....
Apple Pay rival defends service, exclusivity Apple Pay rival defends service, exclusivity 10/29/2014 05:20 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- A mobile payment service backed by Wal-Mart, Best Buy and other leading retailers is defending its practice of prohibiting its members from accepting alternatives such as Apple Pay....
Review: CBS streaming not worth cutting cord, yet Review: CBS streaming not worth cutting cord, yet 10/29/2014 12:06 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- I dropped my cable TV service more than a year ago and have been relying on Netflix, Hulu and other services to fill my television needs. But I get my shows at least a day late. With CBS' new All Access streaming service, I can watch shows right when they air....

Courier Mail


How Facebook decides what to take down How Facebook decides what to take down 10/31/2014 01:28 PM
WITH 1.35 billion people on Facebook, there’s bound to be some things on your feed you find offensive. But how does the site decide what to censor? Warning: Graphic content.
Twitter’s hilarious Halloween trend Twitter’s hilarious Halloween trend 10/30/2014 11:36 PM
THIS is how the internet does Halloween. Twitter has erupted with the trend #ScaryStoriesIn5Words today, and the results are spooktacular.
‘They are not interested in pirates’ ‘They are not interested in pirates’ 10/30/2014 04:49 PM
ILLEGAL downloaders of Game of Thrones and other shows are not in the sights of police and spies, despite new laws that store your phone and email records.
Ancient tunnel’s hidden secrets Ancient tunnel’s hidden secrets 10/30/2014 04:26 PM
IT was sealed 2000 years ago, but researchers have finally reached the end of this tunnel. What they’ve found will unlock sacred secrets buried long ago.
Big Brother is (sort of) watching you Big Brother is (sort of) watching you 10/30/2014 02:54 PM
Phone call and email details will be stored for two years under the Federal Government’s controversial metadata bill
12cm the perfect size for Apple fans 12cm the perfect size for Apple fans 10/29/2014 10:41 PM
EARLY sales data shows that Australian smartphone buyers are opting for the smaller Apple iPhone 6 rather than the larger ‘phablet’.
New laws crack down on pirates New laws crack down on pirates 10/29/2014 09:56 PM
POLICE say a new bill that allows your phone and email records to be stored for two years could “absolutely” be used to crack down on piracy of TV shows and movies.
Your childhood fantasy is about to come true Your childhood fantasy is about to come true 10/29/2014 08:52 PM
MOVE over Marty McFly. Businessman Glenn Martin reckons jetpacks will soon fill our skies. Yes!
Schoolgirl becomes selfie-made star Schoolgirl becomes selfie-made star 10/29/2014 06:42 PM
A schoolgirl who started posting selfies when she was 15 is making up to $750 per Instagram post after followers fell in love with her ‘quintessential Aussie surf girl’ look.
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