Cnet

Verizon's Kyocera Brigadier sports ...

Verizon's Kyocera Brigadier sports Sapphire display, $99.99 with contract

Priced at $99.99 on-contract, the ultra-durable Kyocera Brigadier is Verizon's newest rugged 4G LTE handset.






5.7-inch LG G Vista joins Verizon f...

5.7-inch LG G Vista joins Verizon family for $99 on-contract

The budget "phablet" comes with an 8-megapixel camera, a 1.2GHz quad-core chipset, and LG's signature rear controls.






A slick Android tablet, packed with...

A slick Android tablet, packed with power

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is skinny, packs a superb screen, and has all the power you need.






Lighten up the room, and your walle...

Lighten up the room, and your wallet

The Nanoleaf Bulb promises to turn any boring old light switch into a dimmer. Is it worth the price?






A modestly priced Bluetooth speaker...

A modestly priced Bluetooth speaker that delivers meaty sound

While it's not supercompact, the inexpensive Nyne Bass lives up to its name and outperforms many portable Bluetooth speakers that cost more.






Wave hello to Pfister's new motion-...

Wave hello to Pfister's new motion-sensing faucet

The Selia Touch-Free Kitchen Faucet from Pfister balances tech with functionality. You can turn it on with a wave of your hand, or keep it simple with an old-fashioned handle.






PCWorld

Some SAP users remain unhappy with ...

Some SAP users remain unhappy with pricier Enterprise Support

SAP is struggling to convince some customers that a pricier support service it introduced several years ago provides additional value compared to the standard support option.

?SAP still has a great deal of persuading to do?even though the figures have improved,? said DSAG (German-speaking SAP User Group), in a news release this week. The group, which counts more than 50,000 members in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, surveyed 389 members in April and May.

Some 42 percent of respondents ?don?t believe [Enterprise Support] adds very much value, if any,? DSAG said. Another 40 percent declined to answer the question at all.

However, the numbers are an improvement over a similar survey DSAG conducted last year, when almost three-fourths of respondents said Enterprise Support provided little or no added value.

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Twitter reports a rise in governmen...

Twitter reports a rise in government data requests

The number of government requests worldwide seeking Twitter users? data, or the removal of content, increased during the first half of 2014.

There were 2,058 total requests to Twitter for user account information, typically connected to criminal investigations, during the first six months of 2014, a 46 percent increase from the second half of 2013, according to the company?s biannual transparency report, released Thursday.

The majority of the account information requests?1,257?came from the U.S. government.

There were 432 requests to remove content, up 14 percent, which are generally made due to content that?s illegal or defamatory in different countries.

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Office for iPad updated with PDF ex...

Office for iPad updated with PDF exporting, flick gestures

Microsoft updated its three Office for iPad apps?Word, PowerPoint, and Excel?with new features including PDF exporting, presentation views, and even a new flick gesture.

The three apps have been officially upgraded to version 1.1 inside the Apple App Store. Microsoft announced Office for iPad in March, where the elegant port of Microsoft's office suite has so far received (mostlyglowing reviews. "Millions" of users have downloaded the apps, according a blog post by Microsoft's Office team on Thursday.

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This wildly ambitious PC uses coppe...

This wildly ambitious PC uses copper foam and custom engineering to pack big power in a small, silent package

Your next ultra-powerful, ultra-tiny PC could look like a Brillo pad or copper-hued Chia pet, if a crowdfunding-slash-preorder campaign by Silent Power meets its goals?and then delivers on some ambitious engineering promises.

That copper mesh may look ridiculous (or ridiculously awesome, depending on your perspective), but Silent Power says the "metal foam" provides much better heat dissipation than traditional finned heatsinks, and is the key to making its PC completely passively cooled (read: No fans)?and therefore whisper quiet.

Here's the description via Google Translate, so ignore the rough grammar. (Silent Power is based in Germany.)

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Report: CIA improperly accessed Sen...

Report: CIA improperly accessed Senate computers

An internal CIA investigation has determined its employees improperly accessed computers used by the Senate Intelligence Committee while it was working on a report about the agency?s post-9/11 detention and interrogation program, according to a report by McClatchy.

Earlier this year, Senator Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, accused the intelligence agency of spying on computers that had been set up in a CIA facility near Washington, D.C., in 2010 to allow committee staffers to examine millions of classified documents, memos and other information that related to the program, implemented when George W. Bush was president.

The unusual system apparently allowed committee staffers access to classified material while keeping that material within the CIA, and the only CIA staff with access were supposed to be IT workers. That would, in theory, allow the Senate to conduct an independent investigation while keeping the documents secure.

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French carrier Iliad offers to buy ...

French carrier Iliad offers to buy T-Mobile U.S.

French mobile operator Iliad has offered to buy T-Mobile US, the fourth-largest U.S. cellular carrier, in a bid that could complicated an offer reportedly in the works at Sprint.

Iliad confirmed on Wednesday that it has offered $15 billion in cash for 56.6 percent of T-Mobile. Its bid prices the whole company at $36.2 per share, a premium of 42 percent over T-Mobile?s share price on Dec. 12, before speculation about a Sprint bid affected the price, Iliad said.

The bid has the support of Iliad?s board and its founder and majority shareholder, Xavier Niel, the company said. Iliad said it will raise the cash through debt and equity and has the support of international banks to raise the debt.

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ZDNet

Vodafone brings ex-T-Mobile USA chi...

Vodafone brings ex-T-Mobile USA chief on board

Vodafone has hired Phillipp Humm, who was until earlier this week the chief of T-Mobile USA, to head up its northern and...
Google targets iPhone and iPad user...

Google targets iPhone and iPad users with Chrome and Drive

Google has released an iOS version of its Chrome browser, after taking the Android version out of beta earlier this...
Wi-Fi on the Tube: 32 more stations...

Wi-Fi on the Tube: 32 more stations go live

Virgin Media has now turned on free Wi-Fi service at 38 Tube stations, as the London Underground gets ready for the...
How UK banks are flirting with IT d...

How UK banks are flirting with IT disaster

The continuing NatWest debacle has highlighted the IT systems risks faced by British banks, springing from a lack of investment in back-office staff and a reluctance to abandon legacy systems

(ZDNet UK - IT Strategy)

BT renames Openzone, Fon Wi-Fi hots...

BT renames Openzone, Fon Wi-Fi hotspot network

BT has renamed its BT Fon and BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspot network simply 'BT Wi-Fi' in an effort to make it less confusing...
Photos: Google's Nexus 7 tablet ser...

Photos: Google's Nexus 7 tablet serves up Jelly Bean

The Nexus 7 is the first tablet that Google will sell directly to the public, starting at £159 for the quad-core device running the next version of Android, Jelly Bean

(ZDNet UK - Mobile Devices)

Wired

The Next Mars Rover Will Have Bette...

The Next Mars Rover Will Have Better Lasers and X-Ray Vision

NASA announced today that its next Mars rover will have advanced cameras, more sophisticated lasers, and the ability to see underground as it explores the Red Planet starting in 2020.






Go Inside the Lab Where GM Tears Ap...

Go Inside the Lab Where GM Tears Apart Its Competitors? Cars

Most General Motors workers spend their days making cars (or recalling them for repairs). Not the 100 or so employees who work in a giant room affectionately known as the Teardown Lab. Their job is to slowly and carefully rip apart cars produced by the competition to find out how they’re built—and what GM could […]






What?s Your Post-Apocalypse Game Pl...

What?s Your Post-Apocalypse Game Plan?

An interview with Lewis Dartnell, astrobiologist and author of The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch, about the most important skills to carry into a new civilization.






Scientists Uncover a Surprising Wor...

Scientists Uncover a Surprising World of Microbes in Cheese Rind

The rind of good cheese is a thriving microbial community. A single gram—a tiny crumb—contains 10 billion microbial cells, a mix of bacteria and fungi that contribute delicious and sometimes funky flavors. But even though humans have been making cheese for thousands of years, we know very little about what all those bugs are and […]






Hackers Can Control Your Phone Usin...

Hackers Can Control Your Phone Using a Tool That?s Already Built Into It

A lot of concern about the NSA’s seemingly omnipresent surveillance over the last year has focused on the agency’s efforts to install back doors in software and hardware. Those efforts are greatly aided, however, if the agency can piggyback on embedded software already on a system that can be exploited. Two researchers have uncovered such […]






The Gadgets and Gear We Couldn?t Ge...

The Gadgets and Gear We Couldn?t Get Enough of This Month

This is the stuff from our lives that we either own and never want to let go, or that we?ve been testing and are totally enamored with. This is July's most loved gear.






Digit Mag

El mercado español de las TIC super...

El mercado español de las TIC superará a Europa en 2006

Observatorio Europeo de Tecnologías de la Información destaca que el mercado español de las TIC crecerá un 4% en 2006, muy por encima de la media europea del 3,2% y casi 4 veces más que el conjunto ...
Google Video incluirá vídeos de You...

Google Video incluirá vídeos de YouTube en los resultados de búsqueda

A partir de hoy, Google Video incluirá videos alojados en YouTube en los resultados de búsqueda. Se trata del primer paso de una estrategia que convertirá Google Video en un portal de referencia de ...
Orange denuncia a Euskaltel por com...

Orange denuncia a Euskaltel por competencia desleal

Orange ha presentado una demanda de competencia desleal ante el Juzgado Mercantil de Bilbao, por la que pide que se declare que Euskaltel ha realizado manifestaciones falsas y gravemente ...
Apple presenta oficialmente iPhone ...

Apple presenta oficialmente iPhone 5

Como se esperaba, Apple ha hecho oficial esta tarde el anuncio del iPhone 5, que como características principales cuenta con todos los elementos que se habían especulado en las últimas ...
Intel lanzará su primer procesador ...

Intel lanzará su primer procesador de 45 nanómetros antes de que acabe el año

El pasado diez de enero ya les avanzábamos en la Web de PC World que Intel había conseguido ya producir ...
Mañana se decide el futuro del cano...

Mañana se decide el futuro del canon digital

Mañana jueves se votará en el congreso la Ley de la sociedad de la Información, lo que podría llevar al final del canon digital. En los últimos días el Partido Popular ha manifestado que se ...

Mac World

Thieves crash car into Apple Store ...

Thieves crash car into Apple Store

Thieves crash car into Apple Store Thieves crashed a car into an Apple retail store, swept up a bunch of iPhones and iPads and then had trouble getting the car out of the store, according to police in Temecula, Calif. Add to digg Add to Reddit Add to Slashdot Email this Article Add to StumbleUpon
The Week in iPhone Cases: Take 5, t...

The Week in iPhone Cases: Take 5, take 2

The Week in iPhone Cases: Take 5, take 2 The onslaught of iPhone 5 case announcements continues. Which means that this week, we?ve got a second dose of our weekly roundup of the latest and greatest protective accessories. And if you're not quite ready to upgrade, we've also got some new cases for your your trusty iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S. Add to digg Add to Reddit Add to Slashdot Email this Article Add to StumbleUpon
Apple event: the reaction on Twitte...

Apple event: the reaction on Twitter and blogs

Apple event: the reaction on Twitter and blogs When Apple speaks, everyone else blabs about it. Here's what people have been saying on Twitter and on blogs about the iPhone 5, iOS 6, EarPods, and more. Add to digg Add to Reddit Add to Slashdot Email this Article Add to StumbleUpon
Survey: iPhone 5's lack of NFC does...

Survey: iPhone 5's lack of NFC doesn't matter

Survey: iPhone 5's lack of NFC doesn't matter More than two-thirds of U.S. consumers prefer to buy good using cash and credit cards over mobile wallets, according to a survey by CreditDonkey.com, suggesting Apple's decision to omit near-field communication from the iPhone 5 was the right call. Add to digg Add to Reddit Add to Slashdot Email this Article Add to StumbleUpon
Developers prep for iPhone 5's scre...

Developers prep for iPhone 5's screen, iOS 6 launch

Developers prep for iPhone 5's screen, iOS 6 launch The iPhone 5's big screen means developers need to rejigger their apps to optimize them once more. And iOS 6, due soon, offers a slew of new functionality. We talk to some big-name developers to find out their take on prepping for the two new upgrades. Add to digg Add to Reddit Add to Slashdot Email this Article Add to StumbleUpon
The Week in iOS Apps: '80s mania

The Week in iOS Apps: '80s mania

The Week in iOS Apps: '80s mania We're in a real 1980s mood in this week's roundup of iOS apps: Whether it's music, movies, or even collecting crazes, there are apps that'll make the old days new again for iPhone and iPad users. Add to digg Add to Reddit Add to Slashdot Email this Article Add to StumbleUpon

CNN

Five years on, millions still dig '...

Five years on, millions still dig 'FarmVille'

It started out as a simple concept. Let people virtually grow gardens, raise farm animals and become farmers. It soon became a social media and gaming phenomenon.
FarmVille turns five years old

FarmVille turns five years old

It started out as a simple concept. Let people virtually grow gardens, raise farm animals and become farmers. It soon became a social media and gaming phenomenon.
Man claims he's a cyborg

Man claims he's a cyborg

A man with an antenna implanted in his skull identifies as a cyborg. CNN's Laurie Segall reports on this growing trend.
Can Israel's Iron Dome be hacked?

Can Israel's Iron Dome be hacked?

CNNMoney's Laurie Segall speaks to the researcher who discovered sensitive data regarding the Iron Dome was hacked.
Pick up a hitchhiking robot?

Pick up a hitchhiking robot?

Would you pick up a hitchhiking robot? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a robot hitching cross-country all by itself.
Hackers find lost NASA photos

Hackers find lost NASA photos

These "techno archaeologists" are using DIY engineering to revamp NASA's early moon pics.

BBC

Israeli Iron Dome firms 'hacked'

Israeli Iron Dome firms 'hacked'

The BBC has seen evidence that appears to confirm hackers stole secret military documents from two Israeli government-owned companies.
Dark net drugs ads have 'doubled'

Dark net drugs ads have 'doubled'

An investigation by the BBC indicates that the number of listings advertising illegal drugs sales on the dark net has doubled in less than a year.
Tor attack may have unmasked users

Tor attack may have unmasked users

Users of the "dark net" service Tor who visited hidden websites may have had their identities revealed by a five-month long cyber-attack.
Broken robots 'learn to keep going'

Broken robots 'learn to keep going'

Engineers take a step towards having machines that can operate even when they are damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg.
Bid to stop Iran web name seizure

Bid to stop Iran web name seizure

Bomb victims' families make legal attempt to seize entire Iranian, Syrian and North Korean web space.
Verizon scolded over slow data plan

Verizon scolded over slow data plan

Verizon's plan to slow data download speeds for 4G mobile customers on unlimited deals is "deeply troubling", the US government says.
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