Cnet

The most affordable way to enjoy 3D...

The most affordable way to enjoy 3D printing

The XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 AiO 3D Printer is not only a good 3D printer, it's also a great 3D scanner. It works great, and the best thing is it costs just $800, much less than most other 3D printers on the market.
Stainless-steel earphones deliver p...

Stainless-steel earphones deliver polished sound

Small Scottish company RHA has brewed up a pair of swanky stainless-steel in-ear headphones that hit the spot as far as sound goes, but will they be a perfect fit for everyone?
Skylink's DIY security kit is basic...

Skylink's DIY security kit is basic but dependable

This barebones kit might set off your snooze alarms, but it gets the job done.
The Volkswagen GTE is a true hot-ha...

The Volkswagen GTE is a true hot-hatch hybrid

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTE remixes the GTI's 200-hp output with a plug-in hybrid power-train, blending performance with 130-mpg efficiency.
A stronger Chromebook in more ways ...

A stronger Chromebook in more ways than one

Though the 11.6-inch laptop looks the same as its earlier Chromebook 2, Samsung made some changes inside and should you need help, it's now just a click away.
A cheap tablet that sacrifices too ...

A cheap tablet that sacrifices too much

The Toshiba Excite Go won't cost you much, but you aren't getting much either.

PCWorld

North Korea reportedly blocks Faceb...

North Korea reportedly blocks Facebook and Twitter

North Korean authorities have reportedly blocked access to Facebook and Twitter for the few people in the country with open Internet access.

The move came into effect earlier this week, according to a report by the Russian ITAR-TASS news agency, which is one of the few foreign news services to maintain a bureau in the country.

Most North Koreans don?t have access to a computer, and those who do are restricted to a nationwide intranet. Available through universities, libraries and other state-run establishments, the intranet has websites that include government propaganda, information about science, technology and culture, and even cooking recipes.

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FCC eyes new rules to protect consu...

FCC eyes new rules to protect consumers as voice networks transition to IP

The Federal Communications Commission will consider new rules to ensure real consumer choice as the U.S. shifts from copper-based networks to IP networks, agency officials said Friday.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will offer a set of proposals aimed at protecting voice customers during the commission?s Nov. 21 meeting, senior agency officials said. In addition to network-sharing rules, the FCC will consider requiring power backup systems on VoIP networks, officials said.

In its consumer-protection proposals, which the FCC would release for public comment, the agency will consider rules for large telephone carriers that are currently required to share their last-mile networks with competitors, often to serve small-business customers. Wheeler?s proposal would require the large carriers to also share their last-mile IP networks, under similar terms and prices to their copper infrastructure, FCC officials said.

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Startup Slack gets $120M infusion t...

Startup Slack gets $120M infusion to kill email at work

Slack, a cloud startup that?s landed some big name clients for its business communications product, has raised $120 million [m] at an eye-popping $1.12 billion [b] valuation.

The San Francisco company?s funding and early customer wins are signs that venture capitalists and bold CIOs are eager to back entrepreneurs with modern software that can improve business processes, usually by tapping the cloud and mobility and adapting consumer apps for workplace use.

Slack aims to provide a better environment for communications than usually happens over email. A lot of startups demonize email and make it their mission to provide something better. It was an early rallying cry of enterprise social networking (ESN) providers, though many soon realized they would need to co-exist with email. Time will tell whether Slack can overcome the entrenched email corporate culture.

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Microsoft promotes its Band smartwa...

Microsoft promotes its Band smartwatch platform with plans to license its technology

Microsoft plans to license its Microsoft Band smartwatch technology to other manufacturers, with an emphasis on the sensors powering them, a company representative said Friday.

Whether Microsoft plans to put in place a formal program, such as it has for Windows Phone, remains unclear. The Band does not run an operating system per se, but on Microsoft?s wearable firmware, optimized for low-power micro devices, the spokesman said in an email.

?Yes on licensing the technology. Particularly the sensors, ? he said.

Right now, the sensors are one of the selling points behind Microsoft?s $199 Band, which unexpectedly launched Wednesday night. Inside the smartwatch/fitness band are ten sensors, including a GPS, accelerometer, microphone, and gyroscope, plus sensors to measure skin capacitance, ultraviolet light, skin temperature, and continuous heart rate. The Band, Microsoft says, not only provides assistance during your workday, with calendar reminders, Twitter updates, the Cortana digital assistant, and the like, but also measures your sleep and exercise routine.

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Dell joins the cheap Windows tablet...

Dell joins the cheap Windows tablet scrum, launches the Venue 8 Pro 3000 series

Dell is late to the cheap Windows tablet scene, and the $200 starting price for its Venue 8 Pro 3000 series is much higher than that of some competitors, but Dell?s offering boasts some superior specs.

For starters, the Venue 8 Pro has an 8-inch IPS display with 1280x800 resolution, and it packs 32GB of storage. Toshiba?s Encore Mini, for example, is street-priced at just $100, but it has a TN panel that?s limited to 1024x600 resolution and it comes with only 16GB of memory.

Beyond that, the differences between the Dell and other cheap Windows tablets are few. The Venue 8 Pro uses the same processor as the Encore Mini?a Bay Trail-class Intel Atom Z3735G?and it offers the same skimpy 1GB of memory.

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HP and Michael Bastian enter wearab...

HP and Michael Bastian enter wearables discreetly with a stylish, semi-smart watch

HP and Michael Bastian are betting that style trumps substance for their first smartwatch collaboration.

The MB Chronowing is a 44mm stainless steel watch for men. It has a monochrome LCD display, but with a metallic ring in one corner that encircles a small clock face. The rest of the screen is dedicated to tidbits of information from a paired iPhone or Android phone, while indicators for battery and connectivity sit just outside the right edge of the screen.

The side of the watch has three buttons for navigating the Chronowing's menus and information channels. There are 10 channels to cycle through, including sport scores, stocks, upcoming appointments, text messages and e-mails. The watch can control a phone's music playback as well. In other words, it's sort of like a Pebble Steel, but without third-party apps, customizable watch faces or fitness tracking. It'll last for seven days on a charge.

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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

Bad News for Amazon: Google Play Mo...

Bad News for Amazon: Google Play Movies and TV Are Now on Roku

Bad News for Amazon: Google Play Movies and TV Are Now on Roku

By adding its video service to Roku devices, Google is going after more streaming-content purchases while trying to get a leg up on Amazon.

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Amazon Joins Google and Facebook in...

Amazon Joins Google and Facebook in Exposing Tech?s Gender Gap

Amazon Joins Google and Facebook in Exposing Tech’s Gender Gap

Following in the footsteps of Apple, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and others, Amazon has released the diversity statistics of its workforce, and they're in line with what we've seen from its many tech competitors.

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Space Tourism Isn?t Worth Dying For

Space Tourism Isn?t Worth Dying For

Space Tourism Isn’t Worth Dying For

Today, a brave Virgin Galactic test pilot is dead and another one critically injured---in the service of a millionaire boondoggle thrill ride.

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Tech Time Warp of The Week: Remembe...

Tech Time Warp of The Week: Remembering the Max Headroom Incident, One of the Creepiest Hacks Ever

Tech Time Warp of The Week: Remembering the Max Headroom Incident, One of the Creepiest Hacks Ever

Hacking into the Home Depot credit card system, the financial records at JP Morgan Chase? Child?s play! Try hacking into the feed of a local Chicago television station and replacing the sport anchor with a really creepy incarnation of Max Headroom.

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The Tao of Responsible Disclosure

The Tao of Responsible Disclosure

The Tao of Responsible Disclosure

There seems to be an ongoing, almost incessant debate about the concept of responsible disclosure and whether it’s helpful or not for white hat hackers and other security researchers to publicly reveal details about the information security vulnerabilities they find. The debate has been getting a lot of mainstream media exposure because of phenomenon such […]

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Game|Life Podcast: Nintendo Downgra...

Game|Life Podcast: Nintendo Downgrades Amiibo Figures Without Telling Fans

Game|Life Podcast: Nintendo Downgrades Amiibo Figures Without Telling Fans

WIRED editors discuss Nintendo's impending figurine business, Sunset Overdrive on Xbox One and more.

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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 ...

CNN

Wearable tech to hack your brain

Wearable tech to hack your brain

The technology sounds simultaneously fake and dangerous: Strap on a headset and send targeted electrical currents into your brain for about 15 minutes to get more energy, improve your focus or calm down.
The dark world of online harassment

The dark world of online harassment

For the past 25 years, the Web has opened up unprecedented possibilities for human communication. But it has a dark side too -- sometimes, a very dark one.
Facebook brings back the anonymous ...

Facebook brings back the anonymous chatroom

Remember in the late '90s when you would kill time in AOL and IRC chatrooms or post on Usenet? You'd strike up conversations with strangers about subjects you were all interested in, say "The X-Files," container gardening or The Fugees.
Can the web predict the future?

Can the web predict the future?

From drone wars to cosmic theories, long-term bets take the long view and place odds on the shape of the future.
Prepaid smart meters outwit Africa'...

Prepaid smart meters outwit Africa's power thieves

One company says smart meters may hold the answers to the power problems of the world's emerging markets, where slow payment and energy theft remains a powerful disincentive for new investment in the sector.
Watch this 3D scanner-printer fail

Watch this 3D scanner-printer fail

This 3D two-in-one scanner-printer attempts to print an exact copy of an object and fails.

BBC

Pirate Bay founder gets jail term

Pirate Bay founder gets jail term

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg sentenced to three-and-half years in prison after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.
Millions hit in Drupal hack attack

Millions hit in Drupal hack attack

Software firm Drupal warns millions to "assume" they have been hacked if they have not applied a patch for a recently discovered bug.
Former Android boss leaves Google

Former Android boss leaves Google

Andy Rubin steps down from Google, while his former colleague Daniel Graf is demoted at Twitter
Big firms 'must condemn GamerGate'

Big firms 'must condemn GamerGate'

Games publishers must "stand-up and condemn" the movement referred to as "GamerGate", says a developer forced to leave her home due to threats.
Hungary scraps controversial web ta...

Hungary scraps controversial web tax

Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.
Apple chief: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Apple chief: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he wants to try to help people struggling with their identity.

Mac World

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