Technology News

A look at the demographics of "mobile addicts" who launch apps over 60 times per day (Simon Khalaf/Flurry)

(14 minutes ago)
Simon Khalaf / Flurry:A look at the demographics of “mobile addicts” who launch apps over 60 times per day  —  The Rise of the Mobile Addict  —  In May of 2013, KPCB's Partner and world-renowned analyst Mary Meeker shared her latest Internet Trends Report.  In that report, Ms. Meeker shared an interesting stat …

Australian Law Enforcement Pushes Against Encryption, Advocates Data Retention

(20 minutes ago)
angry tapir (1463043) writes "Australia is in the middle of a parliamentary inquiry examining telecommunications interception laws. Law enforcement organisations are using this to resurrect the idea of a scheme for mandatory data retention by telcos and ISPs. In addition, an Australian law enforcement body is pushing for rules that would force telcos help with decryption of communications." Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Tokyo Court orders bankruptcy trustee to begin Mt. Gox liquidation

(20 minutes ago)
TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo District Court ordered liquidation to begin at failed bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, the company said on Thursday, after the bankruptcy administrator said on April 16 that it would be difficult to rehabilitate the firm.

Everything is 'early days' in Facebook's first-quarter earnings call (Erin Griffith/Fortune)

(56 minutes ago)
Erin Griffith / Fortune:Everything is ‘early days’ in Facebook's first-quarter earnings call  —  CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg tout experiments with new products, new ad formats and new acquisitions.  —  FORTUNE — Eager to prove it can still innovate, Facebook (FB)'s executives touted …

France is plotting to take Uber's car-tracking tech and hand it over to taxis

(56 minutes ago)
While taxi services like Uber may be flat-out unwelcome in Belgium, neighboring France is still trying to figure out how to manage them. Under pressure from traditional cab drivers in the country, a new law was introduced that required the likes of...

Codecademy Moves To Be A One-Stop-Shop For Programming Education (Jonathan Shieber/TechCrunch)

(One hour ago)
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:Codecademy Moves To Be A One-Stop-Shop For Programming Education  —  Since its launch two years ago Codecademy has become synonymous with online education for basic computer programming.  —  In that time, the company says it's learned a few things itself and today launched a newly redesigned website …

Indonesia smartphone sales could fall 50 percent under tax plan: association

(2 hours ago)
JAKARTA (Reuters) - The Indonesian representatives of Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and other members of a local industry group said smartphone sales could fall by as much as 50 percent if the government imposes a tax on luxury models.

Sony's streamer lets you watch one show (House of Cards) in 4K for £350

(2 hours ago)
If you spent a fortune on the first Sony Bravia UltraHD TVs, it may have hurt to find out that Netflix was only streaming 4K using a format (H.265) that doesn't work on those sets. Sony has now righted that wrong with the FMP-X5 4K media streamer,...

NASA Chief Tells the Critics of Exploration Plan: "Get Over It"

(2 hours ago)
mknewman (557587) writes "For years, critics have been taking shots at NASA's plans to corral a near-Earth asteroid before moving on to Mars — and now NASA's chief has a message for those critics: 'Get over it, to be blunt.' NASA Administrator Charles Bolden defended the space agency's 20-year timeline for sending astronauts to the Red Planet on Tuesday, during the opening session of this year's Humans 2 Mars Summit at George Washington University in the nation's capital." Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Hacker-turned-FBI informant may have orchestrated foreign cyberattacks

(2 hours ago)
The hacker subplot in House of Cards' second season might have felt out of place, but from the sounds of a recent New York Times report, Frank Underwood's methods for putting captured hackers to work might not be too far-fetched. After being busted...

All at sea: global shipping fleet exposed to hacking threat

(3 hours ago)
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The next hacker playground: the open seas - and the oil tankers and container vessels that ship 90 percent of the goods moved around the planet.

Xiaomi to Enter 10 New Countries for Smartphone Sales (Bloomberg)

(4 hours ago)
Bloomberg:Xiaomi to Enter 10 New Countries for Smartphone Sales  —  Xiaomi Corp., the four-year-old smartphone maker that outsells Apple Inc. in China, plans to enter 10 more countries this year as it accelerates international expansion.  —  Sales will start in nations including India, Brazil and Russia …

Apple announces 20M Apple TVs sold since debut (AppleInsider)

(4 hours ago)
AppleInsider:Apple announces 20M Apple TVs sold since debut  —  As the tail end of Apple's quarterly conference call, Apple CEO Tim Cook threw out a somewhat surprising statistic, saying the company has sold some 20 million Apple TV units since the unit launched in 2007.

"Going Up" At 45 Mph: Hitachi To Deliver World's Fastest Elevator

(5 hours ago)
Zothecula (1870348) writes "Hitachi has announced that it's installing the world's fastest ultra-high-speed elevators in the Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre skyscraper in Guangzhou, China. Making up two out of a total of 95 elevators in the building, Hitachi says the new lifts use a range of technologies to produce record-breaking speeds of 1,200 m/min while still meeting the necessary standards of safety and comfort." Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Microsoft delivers Remote Desktop app preview for Windows Phone 8.1 (Mary Jo Foley/ZDNet)

(5 hours ago)
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:Microsoft delivers Remote Desktop app preview for Windows Phone 8.1  —  Summary: Microsoft has made available for download a preview version of its Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone 8.1.  —  On April 23, Microsoft quietly made available for download a preview of its Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone 8.1.

European Tech Blog Tech.eu Raises €150K, Backers Include Dave McClure's 500 Startups And Adeo Ressi (Steve O'Hear/TechCrunch)

(6 hours ago)
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:European Tech Blog Tech.eu Raises €150K, Backers Include Dave McClure's 500 Startups And Adeo Ressi  —  Last November, Robin Wauters, ex-TechCrunch writer and former European editor for The Next Web, launched new tech blog, Tech.eu, with a stated mission to fill the “gap” …

IBM's Watson supercomputer will soon be your personal shopper

(6 hours ago)
Watson had been a doctor, a geneticist, a game show contestant and even a chef in the past. But now IBM's supercomputer has a new career: personal shopping. IBM has partnered with digital commerce firm Fluid to develop a cloud-based app called Expert...

All at sea: global shipping fleet exposed to hacking threat

(6 hours ago)
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The next hacker playground: the open seas - and the oil tankers and container vessels that ship 90 percent of the goods moved around the planet.

Sentinel Labs, purveyor of security to Box and Yahoo, raises $12 million (Cromwell Schubarth/bizjournals)

(6 hours ago)
Cromwell Schubarth / bizjournals:Sentinel Labs, purveyor of security to Box and Yahoo, raises $12 million  —  Cybersecurity startup Sentinel Labs raised $12 million in Series A funding to help launch its next generation of protection technology.  —  The Palo Alto company led by CEO Tomer Weingarten said the round was led by Tiger Global …

FCC chairman says reports of net neutrality's death are 'flat out wrong' (Sean Hollister/The Verge)

(7 hours ago)
Sean Hollister / The Verge:FCC chairman says reports of net neutrality's death are ‘flat out wrong’  —  Tomorrow, the Federal Communications Commission will propose new net neutrality rules that will reportedly destroy the concept of net neutrality as we know it, making it okay for internet service providers to establish a so-called …

​Xiaomi plans to expand sales to 10 new markets, but the US isn't one of them

(7 hours ago)
Looking forward to the day you can buy a Xiaomi smartphone in the US? Keep waiting. The company's founder announced the first ten countries in Xiaomi's international expansion today, and the United States didn't make the cut. A shame, perhaps, for...

CEO of digital ad platform RadiumOne avoids felony domestic abuse charges after video evidence thrown out (Nitasha Tiku/Valleywag)

(7 hours ago)
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:CEO of digital ad platform RadiumOne avoids felony domestic abuse charges after video evidence thrown out  —  Tech CEO Dodges Felony Charge Despite Horrifying Abuse Video  —  RadiumOne CEO Gurbaksh “G” Chahal pled guilty to two misdemeanors for domestic violence and battery last week.

U.S. judge denies Apple's move to hold off e-book antitrust trial (Reuters)

(7 hours ago)
Reuters:U.S. judge denies Apple's move to hold off e-book antitrust trial  —  (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge denied a bid by Apple Inc on Wednesday to hold off a trial in a case brought by state attorneys general accusing the company of conspiring with five major publishers to fix e-book prices.

FCC Said to Consider Letting ISPs Negotiate With Web Companies (Todd Shields/Bloomberg)

(7 hours ago)
Todd Shields / Bloomberg:FCC Said to Consider Letting ISPs Negotiate With Web Companies  —  A U.S. regulator is considering letting Internet-service providers negotiate payments from the likes of Amazon.com Inc. and Google Inc. for access to the so-called last mile of connection to customers, an official said.

Band Releases Album As Linux Kernel Module

(7 hours ago)
netbuzz (955038) writes "A band called netcat is generating buzz in software circles by releasing its debut album as a Linux kernel module (among other more typical formats.) 'Are you ever listening to an album, and thinking "man, this sounds good, but I wish it crossed from user-space to kernel-space more often!" We got you covered,' the band says on its Facebook page. 'Our album is now fully playable as a loadable Linux kernel module.'" Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Amazon's Prime Pantry service lets you ship 45 pounds of groceries for a $6 fee (Sarah Silbert/Engadget)

(8 hours ago)
Sarah Silbert / Engadget:Amazon's Prime Pantry service lets you ship 45 pounds of groceries for a $6 fee  —  Amazon's dead-set killing off the grocery store, with a same-day delivery service and even a Dash gadget for restocking items around the house.  Now the retailer's going one step further …

U.S. judge denies Apple's move to hold off e-book antitrust trial

(8 hours ago)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge denied a bid by Apple Inc on Wednesday to hold off a trial in a case brought by state attorneys general accusing the company of conspiring with five major publishers to fix e-book prices.

Facebook's mobile focus is paying off

(8 hours ago)
It's clear that when Facebook said it was going to be a mobile-first company back in 2013, it meant it. It's now surpassed 1 billion active mobile users a month, which is about a 34 percent increase compared to a year ago. Sure, a lot has happened in...

Holy Hemihelix! Scientists Discover a Bizarre Twist

(8 hours ago)
Researchers have figured out how to create a natural helix that looks like the tangle in a telephone cord — and that discovery could lead to new kinds of circuitry.The new twist is called a "hemihelix," and it's not really that new.

Akamai: Global average Internet speed grew 27% year-over-year to 3.8 Mbps, mobile traffic jumped by 70% (Emil Protalinski/The Next Web)

(8 hours ago)
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:Akamai: Global average Internet speed grew 27% year-over-year to 3.8 Mbps, mobile traffic jumped by 70%  —  Global average connection speeds have hit a new high, rising 27 percent year-over-year to 3.8 Mbps.  At the same time, the demands of the mobile world continue to grow, with data traffic increasing by 70 percent in the last year.

Apple expands buybacks by $30 billion, OKs 7-for-1 stock split

(8 hours ago)
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has approved another $30 billion in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split, addressing calls to share more of its cash hoard while broadening the stock's appeal to individual investors.

Apple resets the clock as investors await next big thing

(9 hours ago)
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc just bought itself some much-needed time.

WhatsApp Is Well On Its Way To A Billion Users

(9 hours ago)
redletterdave (2493036) writes "In just two months since Facebook dropped $19 billion to buy WhatsApp, the five-year-old mobile messaging app on Tuesday announced its its active user base has grown to more than half a billion people. This is not the first time that an app has seen a major pop in users after it was acquired by Facebook: When Facebook bought Instagram in April 2012, the service boasted some 30 million users. In one month after the deal, Instagram gained 20 million new users. By July, Instagram grew to 80 million active users. WhatsApp seems to be having a similar growth spurt, gaining roughly 25 million users each month since the Facebook deal was announced." Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Daily Roundup: Samsung's love of plastic, Siri for Apple TV and more!

(9 hours ago)
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all...

Android mobile ad traffic beats iOS for first time (Matt Hamblen/Computerworld)

(9 hours ago)
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:Android mobile ad traffic beats iOS for first time  —  But iPhones and iPads still command top ad revenues  —  Android smartphones and tablets now get the most mobile ad traffic worldwide, beating out iPhones and iPads for the first time in the first quarter of 2014.

Holy Hemihelix! Scientists Harness the Power of a Bizarre Twist

(9 hours ago)
Researchers have figured out how to create a natural helix that looks like the tangle in a telephone cord — and that discovery could lead to new kinds of circuitry.The new twist is called a "hemihelix," and it's not really that new.

NYPD's Twitter Campaign Backfires

(9 hours ago)
An anonymous reader writes "A NYPD community outreach campaign designed to show images of citizens with cops turned ugly quickly when a deluge of images depicting police brutality came in. From the article: 'The responses soon turned ugly when Occupy Wall Street tweeted a photograph of cops battling protesters with the caption "changing hearts and minds one baton at a time." Other photos included an elderly man bloodied after being arrested for jaywalking.' Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says, 'I kind of welcome the attention,' of the #myNYPD project." Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Doctors want to fix you with 3D-printed tissues made from water droplets

(10 hours ago)
Doctors dream of using 3D-printed tissues to patch up injuries, but current techniques tend to kill a lot of the cells used in the process. Thankfully, researchers at Oxford University spin-off OxSyBio have found a gentler way to build these...

FCC proposes sharing 150MHz of federal spectrum with wireless broadband (Megan Geuss/Ars Technica)

(10 hours ago)
Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:FCC proposes sharing 150MHz of federal spectrum with wireless broadband  —  “HetNet demo.”  Small cells like the ones in this image could be used to augment carrier service in areas where shared spectrum is available.  —  Ericsson  —  The FCC today released a proposal to make 150MHz …

Zuckerberg: More Than 200 Million People Use Facebook Messenger (Mike Isaac/Re/code)

(10 hours ago)
Mike Isaac / Re/code:Zuckerberg: More Than 200 Million People Use Facebook Messenger  —  Yes, Facebook is big on mobile.  But messaging on Facebook is pretty big on mobile, too.  —  More than 200 million people are regularly using Facebook Messenger, the company's mobile texting application for Android and iPhone …
Add a source
Share |
| 1 |2 |3 |4 |5 |6 |7 |8 |9 |10 |11 |12 |13 |14 |15 |16 |17 |18 |19 |20 |21 |22 |23 |




T:0.4914