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Battle of the Phones: Samsung vs. HTC
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:19:28 -0400
How Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge compare to HTC's One M9.
How Facebook Messenger Is Getting Cooler
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:14:34 -0400
Facebook Messenger is about to balloon into a full-service hub for chatting up businesses, creating new content and changing the way users shop online.
Why Some Bees Are Now Carrying Backpack Trackers
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:10:44 -0400
Long-range tracking technology will help researchers understand bee behavior.
Some British Airways Frequent Flier Accounts Miles Breached
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:32:12 -0400
Some British Airways frequent flier accounts miles were breached; airline says data is safe
Eiffel Tower Goes Dark in Symbolic Move for Earth Hour
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:32:55 -0400
Eiffel Tower goes dark for 5 minutes for Earth Hour, months before Paris 2015 climate summit
Experts: Sex Bias Case Will Embolden Women Despite Verdict
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:29:14 -0400
Experts: Silicon Valley gender bias case will inspire women despite jury verdict
In NYC, an Unusual Task Force Fights Home-as-Hotel Rentals
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:23:12 -0400
Fighting home-as-hotel rentals, an NYC task force knocks on doors, follows digital trails
Astronauts Board Space Station for 1-Year Mission
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:41:57 -0400
Scott Kelly and Russian counterpart spending a year away from Earth.
Jury Says Silicon Valley Firm Did Not Discriminate
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:02:09 -0400
Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate, retaliate against female worker
Jury Affirms Decision That Silicon Valley Firm Did Not Retaliate by Firing a Female Worker.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:39:54 -0400
Jury affirms decision that Silicon Valley firm did not retaliate by firing a female worker.
Mexico Sets 25 Pct Pollution Cut by 2030 for Climate Talks
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:31:25 -0400
Mexico pledges 25 percent cut in greenhouse gas, soot emissions by 2030 for climate talks
Altera Stock Soars on Report of Sales Talks With Intel
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:18:37 -0400
Altera's stock climbs by 28 percent on report that chipmaker may be acquired by Intel
Internet Outages Reveal Gaps in US Broadband Infrastructure
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:11:54 -0400
Vandalism and other Internet outages reveal lack of backup systems for US broadband service
Twitter's Periscope Makes Everyone a Reality Star
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:18:56 -0400
Twitter launched its Periscope live streaming app today.
Facebook Reveals Plan for Unmanned Internet Airplanes
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:58:58 -0400
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed today that his company has been quietly testing unmanned aircraft that can beam Internet access from the sky.
Amazon's Twitch Suffers Security Breach
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:35:16 -0400
Amazon's billion dollar baby, gaming website Twitch, has suffered a security breach.
Watch: Soyuz Launches American Astronaut on Groundbreaking Mission
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:32:35 -0400
Test of endurance for astronaut Scott Kelly, set to spend a year on the International Space Station.
Watch: Scott Kelly's Luggage for a Year in Space
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:47:11 -0400
What will Scott Kelly pack for his year in space?
Watch: Facebook's Solar-Powered Drones Beam Down Web Access
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:33:42 -0400
Facebook tests solar-powered drones to deliver global internet access.
Watch: Facebook Opens Up Messenger to Third-Party Apps
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:18:38 -0400
Facebook introduced 47 apps that now integrate natively with Messenger.
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Jury clears top Silicon Valley firm of gender bias, retaliation
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:45:10 -0400
Ellen Pao leaves court as her sexual bias trial against fomer employer Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byerr continues in San FranciscoBy Sarah McBride and Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley powerhouse venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers was cleared on Friday of claims it short-circuited the career of a former partner because she is a woman, in a gender discrimination trial that shook the tech world. A California jury also rejected a claim that Kleiner, the firm that backed Google Inc and Inc, had retaliated against its former partner, Ellen Pao, by firing her after she sued in 2012. Despite days of courtroom drama about affairs, books of erotic poetry and office flirting, juror Steve Sammut, who mostly voted for Kleiner, said the decision came down to Pao's effectiveness at her job. The verdict dashed Pao's hopes for personal vindication, but the trial revealed embarrassing disclosures about how Pao and other women were treated at Kleiner and Silicon Valley's corporate culture and its lack of diversity.

Intel in talks to buy Altera, shares of firms surge
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:55:45 -0400
Dancing spider-like robots are displayed at the Intel booth during the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas(Reuters) - Intel Corp is in talks to buy fellow chipmaker Altera Corp in a deal likely to top $10 billion, according to a source familiar with the matter, making it Intel's biggest purchase ever and the latest merger in the quickly consolidating semiconductor sector. The acquisition of Altera, which makes programmable chips widely used in cellphone towers, the military and other industrial applications, would underscore Intel Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich's determination to expand into new markets as the personal computer industry loses steam. Earlier this month, Intel slashed nearly $1 billion from its first-quarter revenue forecast to $12.8 billion, plus or minus $300 million, as small businesses put off upgrading their personal computers. Shares of Altera shot up about 28 percent after the talks were first reported by the Wall Street Journal, closing at $44.39 per share on the Nasdaq.

Uber plans legal taxi service in Germany - manager in WiWo magazine
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:52:37 -0400
An illustration picture shows the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi signUber aims to launch a service in Germany by this summer that will allow its novel taxi-hailing service to operate legally in Europe's biggest economy, the company's German chief was quoted saying by weekly magazine Wirtschafts Woche (WiWo). The move comes after a German court earlier this month banned Uber from running services using unlicensed cab drivers and set stiff fines for any violations of local transport laws. Under the new service, drivers would hold commercial passenger transport licenses whose cost of between 100 euros ($109) and 200 euros will be paid by Uber, the magazine quoted Uber's Fabien Nestmann as saying. "We will also pay the 150 to 200 euros it would cost our partners to have the Chamber of Commerce license them as taxi companies," he said.

Salesforce aims to surpass SAP on German market: executive tells WiWo
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:14:28 -0400
Cloud software company Inc aims to overtake SAP in terms of sales on the German company's home market in the coming years, the Europe chief of Salesforce told a German magazine. "We want to become the biggest software company in Germany by sales," weekly Wirtschafts Woche quoted Joachim Schreiner as saying, without saying exactly when U.S.-based Salesforce aimed to surpass its rival.
BlackBerry posts fourth-quarter profit; seeks to end revenue slide
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:11:05 -0400
Blackberry's Chief Executive Chen gestures during a news conference at the Mobile World Congress in BarcelonaBy Euan Rocha and Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd posted a surprise quarterly profit on Friday and said it is pushing to end a slide in its revenue in this fiscal year, sending the stock up as much as 5.1 percent. We're now turning our attention to revenue stabilization," BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen said on a conference call. Chen plans to grow BlackBerry's small but high-margin software division by moving more customers onto its products, including a system that allows companies and government agencies to manage multiple employee devices. The stock rose as high as $9.77, before easing to $9.59, up 3.1 percent on the Nasdaq, despite a much bigger-than-expected decline in fiscal fourth quarter revenue.

Yahoo, Microsoft extend search partnership talks for 30 days
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:38:50 -0400
A Yahoo logo is pictured in front of a building in RolleYahoo Inc and Microsoft Corp agreed to extend by 30 days the deadline to re-negotiate a ten year search deal, as the two Internet companies attempt to revamp a thorny partnership crafted by former chief executives. The search partnership, which took effect in 2010, allowed the companies to negotiate changes or to terminate the arrangement entirely after five years. According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, Yahoo and Microsoft mutually agreed to extend that deadline to a 60-day period following Feb. 23. "We value our partnership with Microsoft and continue discussions about plans for the future.

Hillary Clinton confirms she wiped her email server
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:41:00 -0400
Hillary Clinton confirms she wiped her email server

The programs with the most security vulnerabilities in 2014 were not the ones you think
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:26:00 -0400
The programs with the most security vulnerabilities in 2014 were not the ones you thinkGoogle Chrome, Oracle Solaris and Gentoo Linux all beat Microsoft's Internet Explorer in having the most vulnerabilities last year, according to Secunia, while IBM software took 40 percent of the Top 20 places.

The internet's favorite runaway llamas are retiring from public life
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:03:02 -0400
The internet's favorite runaway llamas are retiring from public lifeIt's been over a month since Llama 1 and Llama 2 stole our hearts during a glorious high-speed chase through Sun City, Arizona. Now it looks like the furry celebs — whose names are Kahkneeta and Laney — have had their last taste of sweet, sweet fame. The USDA contacted the llamas' owners soon after the chase, saying they needed a license to showcase the animals at public events, The Guardian reports.

Emvio's smartwatch will tell you when you're stressing out
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:23:00 -0400
Emvio's smartwatch will tell you when you're stressing out

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USA Today Technology News Wait, what? Check out these weird gadgets
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:00:17 -0400
These five gadgets are more quirky than your typical tech device.
 Virtual reality is coming to sex, sports, FB
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:04:15 -0400
Experts say VR will mesh with real life in seamless and thrilling ways
 Gadgets you didn't know you need to replace
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:31:46 -0400
Some of your home appliances may be overdue for an upgrade.
 Digital Life: Dangers of the email 'BCC'
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:30:01 -0400
Here's why you shouldn't use the 'blind carbon copy.'
 Latest MacBook could use some fresh Air
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:02:53 -0400
The new Air is as good as ever, but has the market passed it by?
 Healthier chocolate and other incredible discoveries of the week
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:14:01 -0400
It includes chocolate
 New kind of identity theft you haven't heard of
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:02:04 -0400
Check your credit reports regularly for any strange unpaid bills.
 Intel, Altera stock jumps on M&A report
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:06:05 -0400
Shares of chipmakers Intel and Altera are up big Friday on speculation of a buyout
 Facebook's solar-powered drones
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:40:00 -0400
The plan could also include satellites and lasers.
 Having a voice: Talking to phones, watches, showerheads
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:08:33 -0400
Speech recognition and the ability to process speech has dramatically improved.
 Silicon Valley's wake-up call
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:14:45 -0400
Sex discrimination suit trained the spotlight on the gender imbalance in the tech industry.
 Ellen Pao loses sex bias case against Kleiner
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:53:00 -0400
Jury finds VC firm Kleiner Perkins did not discriminate on the basis of gender
 For Kleiner, the damage is done
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:48:06 -0400
Despite a resounding win in court, will the male-dominated VC world learn its lesson?
 Q&A: Boost your cell signal indoors
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:39:40 -0400
Repeaters can help bolster the signal in your home.
 Astronaut Kelly launches on record-setting trip
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:10:14 -0400
Twin brother will undergo same tests to compare effects of living in space.
 One secret Facebook doesn't want you to know
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:26:28 -0400
Here's what the social network does behind the scenes to the News Feed.
 Apple CEO Tim Cook dives into Indy law fray
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:47:16 -0400
Cook urges Arkansas governor to reject a similar anti-gay measure in his state.
 Weekend listening - Facebook changes, Steve Jobs legacy, Netflix vs. Apple
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 04:19:51 -0400
We introduce you to Chosen, and Tanjareen
 Start-up Slack reports data breach
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:07:44 -0400
Collaborative service says database with usernames, email addresses accessed.
 How the Ellen Pao suit ended: courthouse report
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:18:36 -0400
Listen to reporter Elizabeth Weise describe the final, tumultuous day of the trial.
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BBC Technology News
Europol chief warns on encryption
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:38:11 GMT
A European police chief says encrypted online communications are the biggest problem faced by security agencies tackling terrorism.
Apple boss 'to donate $800m fortune'
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:48:03 GMT
Apple CEO Tim Cook says he will give away most of his $800m (£537m) fortune to good causes before he dies.
Graphene light bulb set for shops
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:46:01 GMT
A light bulb made with graphene - said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon - is to go on sale later this year.
Safari users win right to sue
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:25:12 GMT
Google loses Court of Appeal bid to stop consumers having right to sue in UK over alleged misuse of privacy settings.
Children on screens six hours a day
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:13:07 GMT
Children spend six hours or more a day on screens, according to a study comparing viewing habits now to 20 years ago.
Silicon Valley firm wins bias case
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:16:54 GMT
A California jury has found that a venture capital firm did not discriminate against a female employee in a closely watched case in Silicon Valley.
Smart meter 'IT disaster' warning
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:40:32 GMT
The government's £11bn scheme to roll out energy saving smart meters could be an "IT disaster", the Institute of Directors warns.
Tinder prank 'tricked flirting men'
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:25:36 GMT
After a series of men on Tinder were reportedly tricked into flirting with each other, an expert attacks the app's security.
PayPal fined for illegal payments
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:34:53 GMT
PayPal agrees a £5.1m payout over allegations it allowed payments from accounts deemed enemies of the state by the US government.
National videogame centre opens
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:45:47 GMT
A national centre dedicated to the art and culture of videogames opens to the public this weekend.
Car slows when it sees speed signs
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:45:30 GMT
Ford announces it is to start selling cars that restrict their speed to the limits shown on the road signs they pass.
Who will win the live-streaming video battle?
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:53:41 GMT
Tech companies are vying to launch a successful live-streaming video service.
The car claiming to be 'teen proof'
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:43:17 GMT
The new Chevrolet lets nervous parents spy on their children's driving in real-time.
Drone used in prison smuggling bid
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:22:39 GMT
A drone was used to try to smuggle a package into the grounds of Bedford prison, it has been revealed.
VIDEO: 3D printing 'builds' Sagrada Familia
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:10:10 GMT
How 3D printing is helping with the completion of the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona
VIDEO: Sci-fi game Evolve reviewed
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 01:38:44 GMT
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak reviews the new video game Evolve
VIDEO: Tech to help navigate Tokyo transport
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:39:27 GMT
How beacon technology can help you navigate Tokyo’s complicated public transport system.
VIDEO: 1980s games reviewed by six-year-olds
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:51:14 GMT
Children try out some 1980s games at the new National Videogame Arcade in Nottingham and see how they compare to their modern equivalents.
VIDEO: Mars rover completes marathon
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:27:48 GMT
BBC Click's Spencer Kelly looks at some of the best of the week's technology news
VIDEO: Would you buy a phone made of grass?
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:06:18 GMT
BBC News talks to designer Sean Miles of Design Works, who has moulded a phone from recycled parts and natural materials, including grass.
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