Apple's iPad roadmap: dual-app viewing mode that may debut at WWDC, with multi-user login support and two 12-inch "iPad Pros" coming in the future (Mark Gurman/9to5Mac)(4 days ago)
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:Apple's iPad roadmap: dual-app viewing mode that may debut at WWDC, with multi-user login support and two 12-inch “iPad Pros” coming in the future — Future of iPad: Dual-app viewing mode, then J98/J99 ‘iPad Pros,’ multi-user support — Facing slowing growth for the first time since …
An anonymous reader writes: What if there were an Uber for hackers? Well, there is. It's called Hacker's List, and it made the front page of the New York Times this year. Anyone can post or bid on an 'ethical' hacking project. According to new Stanford research, however, the site is a wreck. 'Most requests are unsophisticated and unlawful, very few deals are actually struck, and most completed projects appear to be criminal.' And it gets worse. 'Many users on Hacker's List are trivially identifiable,' with an email address or Facebook account. The research dataset includes thousands of individuals soliciting federal crimes. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Amazon Prime offers many benefits to its subscribers, starting with super-fast shipping on web purchases. Not surprisingly, retail competitor eBay must try to match this. Over in Germany, the company has started trialling a program slightly similar t...
Sling TV Expands To Android TV, Strikes Deal With Google To Offer Discounted Nexus Players (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)(4 days ago)
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:Sling TV Expands To Android TV, Strikes Deal With Google To Offer Discounted Nexus Players — Sling TV, Dish Network's Internet TV service designed for cord cutters, is now available on the Android TV platform, the company is announcing this morning, including Google's Nexus Player.
Apple has been working to fix Maps in iOS since botching the launch in 2012 with iOS 6. Almost three years and two major iOS upgrades later, Maps might finally get the overhaul it desperately needs.
App stores from Google and Samsung reportedly became targets for government hijacking a few years ago, as the National Security Agency and its allies ramped up their data collection efforts.
(Reuters) - Shares of China's Baozun Inc, in which Alibaba holds a nearly 20 percent stake, traded erratically in their debut on Thursday, sending the e-commerce services company's valuation seesawing.
(Reuters) - Market research firm Gartner Inc estimated 7.3 million Chromebooks would be sold this year, helped mainly by demand from the education industry.
Dropbox isn't growing its enterprise business fast enough to be worth $10B (Eugene Kim/Business Insider)(4 days ago)
Eugene Kim / Business Insider:Dropbox isn't growing its enterprise business fast enough to be worth $10B — The clock is ticking for Dropbox, valued at $10 billion more than a year ago — Dropbox's rise has been impressive: Since its launch in 2007, it has added 300 million new users across 200 countries.
An anonymous reader writes with news, as reported by The Stack, that regional health insurer CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, has confirmed a breach which took place last summer, and may have leaked personal details of as many as 1.1 million of the company's customers: "The Washington D.C.-based firm announced yesterday that the hack had taken place in June last year. CareFirst said that the breach had been a 'sophisticated cyberattack' and that those behind the crime had accessed and potentially stolen sensitive customer data including names, dates of birth, email addresses and ID numbers. All affected members will receive letters of apology, offering two years of free credit monitoring and identity threat protection as compensation, CareFirst said in a statement posted on its website." Free credit monitoring is pretty weak sauce for anyone who actually ends up faced with identity fraud. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
You stand on the edge of a strip of asphalt, in the middle of a breezy, weedy, Southern forest. It's nearly sunset and the day's final rays sprawl over hay rolls and a small pond across the road. Behind you, a long trailer home sits in a clearing, pi...
Apple says it has resolved a widespread iCloud issue that caused service disruptions for 40 percent of its users -- that comes out to at least 128 million people, based on a company customer count.
Making recruiting and hiring decisions based on a candidate's height sounds ludicrous, right? And yet, according to research from Timothy A. Judge and Daniel M. Cable, published in the June 2004 issue of Journal of Applied Psychology, there's a perception that height correlates with success. While only 15 percent of American men are taller than six feet, more than 60 percent of corporate CEOs are over six feet tall.
It's a well-known fact that the more lights your computer has, the better it runs. Lights on your fans. Lights on your keyboard. Lights on your mouse. Lights on your...mousepad?
Google developing Internet of Things OS called Brillo, designed to run on devices with perhaps as little as 32MB RAM (Amir Efrati/The Information)(4 days ago)
Amir Efrati / The Information:Google developing Internet of Things OS called Brillo, designed to run on devices with perhaps as little as 32MB RAM — Google Developing ‘Brillo’ Software for Internet of Things — Google wants its software to power any electronic device that connects to the Internet, whether or not it has a digital screen.
Microsoft overhauls Outlook.com with new interface, "Clutter" email filtering, add-ins, improved Skype integration, more; rolls out to test group today (Tom Warren/The Verge)(4 days ago)
Tom Warren / The Verge:Microsoft overhauls Outlook.com with new interface, “Clutter” email filtering, add-ins, improved Skype integration, more; rolls out to test group today — Microsoft is overhauling Outlook.com with a new look and features — Microsoft is migrating its Outlook.com email service …
After 40 million years, the Sun may be setting for one of the world's largest land animals. Three of the five surviving rhino species are critically endangered, poaching rates are off the charts, and the northern white rhino is down to a single representative.
An anonymous reader writes: Take Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games, is suing the BBC for trademark infringement over its planned "making of GTA" drama, Game Changers. The 90-minute movie was created without the involvement of the studio, which rarely comments on the GTA series' development outside of organised press events. (It is expected that it will draw upon the public conflict between Sam Houser and notorious anti-gaming crank Jack Thompson, via the expose "Jacked" by David Kushner.) After direct negotiations with the BBC failed, Take Two brought suit to "ensure that [their] trademarks are not misused." The details of the suit, Rockstar's objections, and the penalties sought, are not yet known. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
TheInformation reports that Google is working on a new Android-based operating system to run specifically on the emerging class of low-power devices, aka the Internet of Things. This new OS, dubbed "Brillo", is supposedly quite petite and may require...
Wave Broadband raises $130M to expand gigabit fiber Internet network across West Coast (Taylor Soper/GeekWire)(4 days ago)
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:Wave Broadband raises $130M to expand gigabit fiber Internet network across West Coast … To help expand its growing fiber network, Wave Broadband today announced $130 million in additional funding. — The fresh cash comes through a corporate bond led by Deutsche Bank, with participation from Wells Fargo, Sun Trust, and RBC Daniels.
Google analyzed hundreds of millions of password security questions and answers and revealed how easy it is for would-be hackers to get into someone else's account.
7,700 gallons of sticky, stinking oil sopped up so far from pipeline spill on California coast
NASA's Dawn probe has gotten its closest look yet at the alien lights reflecting from the dwarf planet Ceres.
Rocket failures dent Russian space prestige, threatening role in multi-billion dollar industry
Correction: Gay Marriage-Canvassers story
Bigger bangs: World's biggest atom smasher sets new energy record ahead of summer run
Next stop Earth: SpaceX cargo capsule departs space station with big load of experiments
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is a big fan of Apple.
HP sells stake in Chinese storage and server unit to Tsinghua Holdings for $2.3 billion
Amazon to offer one-hour local store delivery in New York as delivery competition heats up
The biggest names in technology signed an open letter to President Obama today asking him to protect encrypted data.
People admit to texting, emailing and using Facebook while driving.
Apple Unveils New 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch trackpad.
Take a ride in the Japanese automaker's autonomous car.
Experts believe the thieves must have professional knowledge for stealing the batteries without getting electrocuted.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 took the top spot on the list.
Spacecraft telescopes offer rare looks at the solar system and beyond.
Sometimes that ???Toaster??? filter is just too much, right?
Can the Mormon Church trademark the term "Mormon?" A legal dispute with a small business asks that question.
In today???s Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple rolled out a few new features for its iMessage app, including audio and video messages, and group messaging capabilities. Not all tech junkies were happy about Apple???s innovation. ??Co-founder of WhatsApp, Jan Koum, tweeted out this message after Apple???s...
Before there was Facebook, or YouTube, or Twitter, there was HOTorNOT, the website where (in the words of co-founder James Hong), ???People uploaded their picture for others to rate on a scale of 1 to 10 based on hotness.??? Hong and his partner, Jim Young, once told Newsweek that their inspired idea was born when the two U.C. Berkeley electrical engineers disagreed over the attractiveness of a passing woman. The site they launched in 2000 originally was called ???Am I Hot Or Not.??? But like ???The Facebook,??? its name quickly got pared down to its essence.
Remember those terrible photos you posted on Myspace ten years ago? Well, Myspace does ??? and they might send you some to refresh your memory.
Rising costs of airfare may price out travelers in the future.
Windows 8.1: Microsoft's Big Update Explained in Photos
Microsoft plans to buy Nokia's phone and devices business. Here we look back at some of the best Nokia phones.
3D Print Everything: Printing Birdhouses to Violins to Shoes
Google pays homage to the author's classics in a doodle slideshow.