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7 Apple Watch Apps You Need to Try
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:39:54 -0400
Along with the arrival of the Apple Watch, more than 3,000 apps have been optimized to create unique experiences for the wrist.
What You Need to Know About Apple Watch
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:25:29 -0400
The Apple Watch is released today.
The Surprising Topic of First YouTube Video
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:08:57 -0400
The first YouTube video ever was in praise of elephants.
Nepal Quake: At Least 1,500 Dead, Everest Shaken
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:59:07 -0400
About 1,500 die in powerful Nepal quake that rips cities, crumbles history and shakes Everest
Experts Gathered in Nepal a Week Ago to Ready for Earthquake
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:38:53 -0400
Experts gathered in Nepal a week before quake to prepare for 'nightmare waiting to happen'
Winners and Losers of the Demise of the Big Comcast Deal
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:04:03 -0400
Comcast lost with its $45 billion bet on Time Warner Cable. So who won?
Start of Dwarf Planet Mission Delayed After Small Mix-Up
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:04:10 -0400
Start of NASA's dwarf planet mission delayed after communication mix-up
Court: Iowa Casino Doesn't Have to Pay $41M Jackpot Error
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:49:21 -0400
Court: Iowa casino doesn't have to pay grandmother who won $41M bonus in slot machine error
Review: Getting Your Apple Watch? Here's How to Use It
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:23:49 -0400
Review: How to set up and use your new Apple Watch; comfort will take time
New York Begins Effort to Help Startups Navigate Regulations
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:19:17 -0400
New York officials, law schools launch effort to help tech startups navigate regulations
Huge Magma Chamber Spied Under Yellowstone Supervolcano
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:43:46 -0400
Huge magma chamber spied under Yellowstone supervolcano; threat level unchanged
Watch What Happens When a Donut Goes to Space
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:28:04 -0400
It's one small step for man, but one giant leap for pastry lovers everywhere.
Comcast Abandons Time Warner Cable Bid After Gov't Pushback
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:59:46 -0400
Comcast spikes $45B Time Warner Cable deal that would have created Internet and TV giant
Twitter Update Lets Anyone Send You a Private Message
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:14:46 -0400
Twitter is making it even easier for strangers to talk privately on the social network.
How Apple Pay Works on the Apple Watch
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:26:23 -0400
The Apple Watch is meant to be a lot of things to the person who wears it. Chief among those roles are personal assistant, concierge, health coach and wallet.
Snapchat Reveals How Often Law Enforcement Asked for Data
Fri, 03 Apr 2015 12:12:21 -0400
Snapchat took a big leap this week by releasing its first ever transparency report and unveiling a sophisticated slate of new security features.
Watch: Massive Lines for Apple Watch Release
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:56:27 -0400
Apple fans camped out on the sidewalk to get their watches.
Watch: Google Launches 'Project Fi'
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:27:31 -0400
Google debuts "Project Fi' service that allows users to jog between wireless networks.
Watch: iPhone Users Can Now Make Calls Using WhatsApp
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 01:19:39 -0400
Apple iPhone users now have the option to use the WhatsApp calling feature.
Watch: Twitter Expanding Its Direct Messaging Feature
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:12:49 -0400
Users can now send private messages to anyone on the site, even if they are not following each other.
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Alibaba, China Telecom tie up to sell phones
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:13:56 -0400
A cleaner waters the flowers below a logo of Alibaba (China) Technology Co. Ltd at the company's headquarters on the outskirts of HangzhouChinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and state-owned China Telecom Corp Ltd have tied up to sell inexpensive smartphones aimed at boosting mobile commerce in smaller cities and rural areas. The phones, dubbed "Tianyi Taobao Shopping Handsets", will come installed with either an app for easy access to Alibaba's flagship Taobao online shopping platform or its home-grown YunOS mobile operating system, it said in a statement late on Friday. The partnership is a bid to deepen Alibaba's e-commerce base in less developed parts of the country and promote its mobile operating system in a shrinking, cut-throat handset market. Mobile Taobao is China's most popular mobile shopping app with more than 200 million monthly active users, it said.

Orange boss sees end to French telecom price war
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:58:49 -0400
French telecom operator Orange Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stephane Richard speaks during a news conference about the 100% fiber optics Orange in ParisThe chief executive of France's telecom leader Orange said on Saturday he believed the price war in the national telecoms sector was coming to a close. Stephane Richard also argued in a radio interview for consolidation in the French telecoms sector, saying a market with three operators would function better than with four. "In France we have among the lowest prices in the world for both fixed and mobile telecoms. In France the entry of low-cost player Iliad into the mobile market in 2012, has put pressure on prices, which Richard said fell by around 45 percent over three years.

Sony raises FY 2015 profit forecast to $2.5 billion: Nikkei
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:51:18 -0400
Visitors walk past a logo of Sony Corp at its headquarters in TokyoJapanese consumer electronics firm Sony Corp has raised its operating profit estimate for fiscal 2015 to 300 billion yen ($2.52 billion), or four times its previous estimate, the Nikkei reported on Saturday. Expectations for higher sales of display sensors used in mobile phones and the Playstation gaming console were the reason Sony raised its forecast, the Nikkei reported without citing sources. No one from Sony was available to comment. Sony also expected earnings in the fiscal year that ends in March 2016 to improve as restructuring costs had been declining, the Nikkei said.

EU antitrust case against Google based on 19 complainants: sources
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:18:11 -0400
Euro coins are seen in front of a Google logo in this picture illustration taken in ZenicaBy Foo Yun Chee and Eric Auchard BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union's decision to take on Google last week stems from official complaints by 19 companies in Europe and the United States, including Microsoft and a number of small firms, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The list of complainants in the European Commission's charge sheet, which includes companies not directly involved in the charges around Google's shopping service, would make it easier for the regulator to expand the case beyond its preliminary focus on price-comparison shopping sites. Being an official party to the case gives the companies an insider track on the regulatory proceedings as they will be able to get a copy of the detailed EU charge sheet and argue their case at a hearing of competition experts should Google ask for one. While around 30 firms have since gone public with their complaints, to date no one other than the EU enforcer and Google knows exactly which parties have been included as official complainants on the charge sheet.

BlackBerry considers closing Sweden operations
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:39:07 -0400
The Blackberry sign is pictured in Waterloo(Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd is considering closing its offices in Sweden, a move that would result in the loss of up to 100 jobs, a company spokesperson told Reuters. "At this time, we are considering the closure of our offices in Sweden. BlackBerry had about 7,000 people as of Sept. 2014, according to the its website.

Samsung hints at new smartwatch on Apple Watch launch day
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:16:51 -0400
A man walks at the Samsung Electronics' headquarters in SeoulSamsung Electronics Co Ltd teased the market with hints of a new version of its Gear smartwatch on Friday, the same day that rival Apple Inc's long-awaited wearable devices went on sale. The South Korean tech giant's official blog post showed images of smartwatch with a round face - which would be a first for Samsung - and naming several partners, including Baidu Inc, Yelp Inc and CNN. Samsung also said it would release a wearable software development kit for third-party developers ahead of the launch. The blog post came as the Apple Watch went on sale without the fanfare typical of the U.S. firm's major product rollouts.

Russian hackers reportedly read some of Obama's emails last year
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:15:42 -0400
Russian hackers reportedly read some of Obama's emails last yearLast year, some of President Obama's emails were exposed to Russian hackers during a White House computer system breach. Servers that control the traffic to Obama's BlackBerry also remained secure. Obama's personal email account was not affected, rather, much of his correspondence was culled from the accounts of people with whom he communicated frequently. The White House is hit with cyberattacks every day, the Times reports, but this was an advanced, highly targeted attack.

First Utility tempts new energy customers with free smart thermostat
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:01:00 -0400
First Utility tempts new energy customers with free smart thermostat

Russian hackers scooped up the President's unclassified email
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:59:00 -0400
Russian hackers scooped up the President's unclassified email

Overcome Agile hangovers with a 'software craftsman' approach
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:46:00 -0400
Overcome Agile hangovers with a 'software craftsman' approachHow to make Agile stick: both IT professionals and their employers need a 'software craftsman' mindset that addresses each project with extreme quality and care -- despite deadline pressures.

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USA Today Technology News Google engineer killed in Everest avalanche
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:39:19 -0400
Dan Fredinburg described himself as an "adventurer" as well as an engineer.
 Tesla's Twitter back after hackers hijack feed
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:37:15 -0400
The Twitter accounts for Tesla Motors Ltd. and its founder Elon Musk appeared hijacked Saturday afternoon.
 Apps for the Apple Watch: A bumpy start
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:21:40 -0400
Notification apps work best; others can be slow and buggy.
 Second day with Apple Watch: Still sketchy
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:19:12 -0400
Usability still an issue for USA TODAY tech reporter.
 Six things you didn't know about your printer
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:56:06 -0400
Today's printers are capable of so much more. Here are some tips.
 Weekend listening - Apple Watch, Google, RSA meet
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:00:36 -0400
USA TODAY podcasts by Jefferson Graham, Laura Mandaro, Ed Baig & Elizabeth Weise
 Q&A: Compare smartwatch features
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:53:15 -0400
Here's a quick way to compare the latest features on smartwatches.
 Apple Watch apps are here, and have growing pains
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:57:56 -0400
Jefferson Graham previews new apps for the Apple Watch. Notifications work best, but other highly touted ones have growing pains. #TalkingTech
 Solitaire to return with Windows 10
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:46:58 -0400
Windows 10 is bringing back Solitaire, which as Johnathan Fernandez tells us, is good news for all procrastinators out there.
 Volcano under Yellowstone way bigger than we thought
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:26:18 -0400
Researchers have discovered a second and larger magma reservoir under Yellowstone National Park, but say the risk of a large eruption is the same.Video provided by Newsy
 5 Facebook tricks you never knew existed
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:52:44 -0400
There's more to the social network than status updates and photos.
 My (rough) first day with Apple Watch
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:05:05 -0400
Tech reporter finds Apple Watch to be not intuitive and tough to master.
 No such thing as bad news for tech investors (this week)
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 01:52:24 -0400
Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook: For a tech stock investor, this was a great week.
 Amazon surge makes Bezos world's 9th richest man
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:36:46 -0400
The gain moved Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to ninth place on Forbes' realtime list of the world's billionaires.
 Good news for institutional seed investors
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:23:56 -0400
Venture firms are moving to bigger check sizes -- 68% of first-time deals in 2014 were in early-stage development.
 Apple investors can't wait until Monday
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:58:33 -0400
It's not showtime for Apple until Monday. But investors are already piling into the stock.
 Telltale working with Marvel on 2017 game
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:41:03 -0400
Studio developed games based on Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead.
 Net neutrality and Netflix quash Comcast merger
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:17:28 -0400
Net neutrality and Netflix help quash Comcast bid for Time Warner Cable
 Is there Apple Watch etiquette?
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:51:56 -0400
Wearing a smartwatch? Here are some tips on watch etiquette.
 Apple Watch's real test starts now with consumers
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:46:19 -0400
Apple Watch's first real test in the hands of consumers got underway.
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Valve expands Steam 'mod' market
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:38:56 GMT
Game maker Valve has expanded its online store to let players who make 'mods' for games sell their creations.
Rail upgrade 'raises hack risks'
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:35:30 GMT
A government adviser warns that a new hi-tech rail signalling system could be hacked by terrorists to cause train crashes.
Ellen Pao faces $1m legal bill
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:05:37 GMT
The woman who challenged sexism in Silicon Valley now faces a $1m legal bill unless she agrees not to appeal.
Cyber-thieves 'avoiding' bitcoins
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:37:56 GMT
The falling value of bitcoins is making the virtual cash much less attractive to cyber-thieves, claims a security expert.
Amazon web services 'growing fast'
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:56:10 GMT
Amazon says its web services business generated sales of $1.57bn in the first quarter of the year and is profitable.
Samsung S5 fingerprint flaw exposed
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:36:29 GMT
Attackers can take copies of fingerprints used to unlock the Samsung S5 phone, claim security researchers.
Political broadband map revealed
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:38:53 GMT
Data which breaks down the UK's fastest broadband areas in terms of party politics has been revealed.
Microsoft quarterly profit falls
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:41:14 GMT
Microsoft reports a 12% fall in profits to almost $5bn in the first three months of 2015, but sales rise to $21.7bn, cheering investors.
Google profits please investors
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:18:19 GMT
US technology giant Google reports a 4% increase in profits in the first quarter to $3.59bn, helped by strong advertising sales.
Airport police to begin using drones
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:30:30 GMT
Police guarding London airports will start using drones for surveillance following a review by counter-terrorism officers.
Health blogger admits faking cancer
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:20:09 GMT
An Australian "wellness" blogger who built a successful business on claims she survived terminal cancer admits she lied about having the disease.
Audi to try car-boot delivery system
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:01:27 GMT
Packages could be delivered to the boot of your Audi as part of a trial involving the car maker, Amazon and DHL.
Enraged US man shoots his computer
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:00:50 GMT
A man in the US city of Colorado Springs faces police action after becoming so frustrated with his computer that he shot it eight times, police say.
WhatsApp adds voice calls
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:37:30 GMT
The app has added a new voice calling feature which allows people to ring other users for free.
VIDEO: Could tech help save the bee?
Sun, 05 Apr 2015 23:09:40 GMT
The tech which could help to unlock the secrets of the hive.
VIDEO: The app that discovers edible weeds
Wed, 08 Apr 2015 00:12:30 GMT
Scientists from the University of California, Berkeley are using crowdsourcing to locate edible weeds in urban areas.
VIDEO: Drone can stream live to You Tube
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:48:45 GMT
DJI has launched a drone that has the ability to stream high-definition video live to You Tube.
VIDEO: App that lets you stream live video
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:45:34 GMT
BBC Click's Kate Russell tests an app that lets you stream live video from your handset.
VIDEO: 'The greatest feeling of freedom'
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:16:56 GMT
Yves Rossy explains what it is like to fly with a jet pack.
VIDEO: The robot that makes coffee
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:15:10 GMT
BBC Click's LJ Rich looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.
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