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Stellar sound in a classy package

Stellar sound in a classy package

The Marantz SR5009 looks and feels more upscale than the competition's receivers, and follows through with muscular sound quality.
The price is right on Ion's new Wi-...

The price is right on Ion's new Wi-Fi security camera

The Ion the Home Wi-Fi camera challenges the fee-based cloud storage status quo with a free, rolling 24-hour video-clip-saving option.
iDevices brings its Bluetooth tech ...

iDevices brings its Bluetooth tech to your bathroom

iDevices' iShower2 is a water-resistant speaker that lets you listen to music and answer (or ignore) calls without sacrificing your actual phone.
The best Wii U game yet isn't for k...

The best Wii U game yet isn't for kids

Bayonetta 2 is a rare Wii U must-own blockbuster. It's ultraviolent, strangely sexualized and astonishingly bizarre, but it's a shining example of the endless creativity and polish that's possible within the medium.
Kuna's porch-light cam helps you ge...

Kuna's porch-light cam helps you get proactive with safety

Kuna's inconspicuous cam boasts some advanced features to help you deter crimes of opportunity.
Inbox is Google's new killer email ...

Inbox is Google's new killer email app

Google's new standalone email app gives Gmail a fresh new approach to organizing and reading your emails.

PCWorld

Adobe begins encrypting user data c...

Adobe begins encrypting user data collected from Digital Editions app

Adobe Systems said Thursday it is now encrypting data it collects about certain ebooks after facing criticism earlier this month for not protecting the data.

The Digital Reader blog reported on Oct. 6 that Adobe?s Digital Editions 4 software, used for downloading and reading ebooks, sent detailed logs to Adobe describing readers? activity.

Those logs were not sent using SSL/TLS (Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security), according to the blog. SSL/TLS encrypts data sent between a client and server, designated by ?https? in a browser?s URL bar.

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Three can't-miss deals on Intel 'Ha...

Three can't-miss deals on Intel 'Haswell' PCs

You know the drill. When the model year nears its end, new cars gets cheaper. The same is true of winter clothing when spring approaches, and it?s equally true of computers when a new generation is on the horizon.

PCs with Intel?s next-generation microprocessor, known as Broadwell, should be available early next year, so it?s time for manufacturers to clear out some inventory. There are lots of PCs on sale today, but I?m focusing on machines with Intel?s fourth-generation Haswell chips. They?re powerful, energy efficient, and they?re selling for well under list price?in some cases, hundreds of dollars less than list.

These three deals from Dell, and one from Lenovo, are all worth a look.

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Amazon builds sales, but losses pil...

Amazon builds sales, but losses pile up

Amazon.com continued to increase its sales last quarter but losses also mounted, to the growing consternation of investors.

Amazon?s overall sales were up 20 percent in the third quarter, amounting to $20.58 billion for the three months ended Sept. 30, the company said Thursday.

At the same time, however, Amazon?s losses reached $437 million, compared to a loss of $41 million in the same period last year.

That led investors to push its share price lower. Amazon?s shares were selling for $278.00 at the time of this report, down 11 percent from the close of regular trading.

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Apple Pay's next move could be phon...

Apple Pay's next move could be phone-to-phone payments

The launch this week of Apple Pay is giving many people their first taste of NFC payment technology, which allows them to buy things in a store by bringing an iPhone 6 close to a compatible terminal.

But the NFC standard also allows payments to be made directly between smartphones. Apple and its competitors, such as Google Wallet, don?t offer support for that part of the standard, but the technology already exists inside many of today?s NFC-equipped phones and could one day allow retailers to accept NFC payment using smartphones. It would also be technically possible for individuals to exchange money with their friends through the same system.

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Oracle says state wanted to take 'u...

Oracle says state wanted to take 'unacceptable risk' with health care website transition

The blame game between Oracle and the state of Oregon is going into overtime, even before their dueling lawsuits over the disastrous Cover Oregon health insurance exchange website make it into court.

Cover Oregon went live on Oct. 1 last year, and like the federal Healthcare.gov site that?s a centerpiece of President Barack Obama?s health care reform legislation, immediately ran into major performance problems. Unlike Healthcare.gov, Cover Oregon never reached full functionality.

Both sides have flung lawsuits at one another, with Oracle seeking millions in unpaid fees and the state hoping to claw back whatever taxpayer money it can from the company.

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Microsoft Q1 sales jump, but Nokia ...

Microsoft Q1 sales jump, but Nokia drags down earnings

Microsoft revenue leaped 25 percent in the first quarter but profit dropped, dragged down by expenses tied to its ongoing wave of layoffs and to the integration of Nokia?s phone business.

Revenue hit US$23.2 billion in the quarter ended Sept. 30, easily exceeding the $22 billion consensus expectation from analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.

Meanwhile, net income was $4.54 billion, or $0.54 per share. That exceeded analysts? expectations by $0.05, but represented a drop of 13 percent in earnings per share compared with last year?s first quarter.

Profit was hurt by $1.14 billion of integration and restructuring expenses, which had a negative impact equivalent to $0.11 per share, resulting from the massive round of layoffs the company began to carry out in July and from the ongoing meshing of the Nokia Devices and Services business, whose $7.2 billion acquisition closed in April.

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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

Filling a Gap: Bellcomm?s 1968 Luna...

Filling a Gap: Bellcomm?s 1968 Lunar Exploration Program

Filling a Gap: Bellcomm’s 1968 Lunar Exploration Program

Bellcomm, Inc., based in Washington, DC, near NASA Headquarters, was carved out of Bell Labs in 1962 to provide technical advice to NASA’s Apollo Program Director. The organization rapidly expanded its bailiwick to support nearly all NASA Office of Manned Space Flight advance planning. In a January 1968 report, Bellcomm planners N. Hinners, D. James, […]

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The Fire Phone Is Officially a Fail...

The Fire Phone Is Officially a Failure

The Fire Phone Is Officially a Failure

Amazon's Fire phone now only costs $1 if you buy it with a 2-year AT&T contract. That's a $198 discount over what it cost yesterday.

The post The Fire Phone Is Officially a Failure appeared first on WIRED.

Uber Delivers Flu Shots: How On-Dem...

Uber Delivers Flu Shots: How On-Demand Tech Can Actually Do Good

Uber Delivers Flu Shots: How On-Demand Tech Can Actually Do Good

Flu is most dangerous to the most vulnerable---small children, the elderly, the immuno-compromised---and every responsible adult should get a flu shot to help keep the germ from spreading. Typically, this involves a trip to the doctor or a local drug store. But on Thursday, in Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C., there was another option that didn't even involve leaving the house: Uber.

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Science Graphic of the Week: Specta...

Science Graphic of the Week: Spectacular, Twisted Solar Eruption

Science Graphic of the Week: Spectacular, Twisted Solar Eruption

Like many stars, the sun is prone to sudden outbursts. Erupting from the star's surface, these events sometimes sling globs of charged particles and sun-stuff in Earth's direction. If they're powerful enough, these coronal mass ejections can produce geomagnetic storms that damage satellites and disrupt power grids.

The post Science Graphic of the Week: Spectacular, Twisted Solar Eruption appeared first on WIRED.

Bentley Bolsters Its Racing Reputat...

Bentley Bolsters Its Racing Reputation With a $337K Beast

Bentley Bolsters Its Racing Reputation With a $337K Beast

Most Bentleys indulge their owners with champagne buckets and neck warmers. The GT3-R does it with a ?Sport? mode that won't upshift until the engine hits 6,300 RPM.

The post Bentley Bolsters Its Racing Reputation With a $337K Beast appeared first on WIRED.

Facebook and Yahoo Find a New Way t...

Facebook and Yahoo Find a New Way to Save the Web?s Lost Email Addresses

Facebook and Yahoo Find a New Way to Save the Web’s Lost Email Addresses

When Yahoo proposed a plan to reuse mothballed email addresses, a lot of people didn?t like it. WIRED?s Mat Honan called it a ?very bad idea,? and with good reason.

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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

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.
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.

BBC

Zuckerberg's Chinese gets mixed rev...

Zuckerberg's Chinese gets mixed reviews

Mark Zuckerberg has conducted a chat to Chinese students in Mandarin, leading to mixed reviews about his accent and pronunciation.
Job centres to get digital makeover

Job centres to get digital makeover

Computer workstations, electronic signature pads and free wi-fi are rolling out across UK job centres.
'Anti-Facebook' investors dig deep

'Anti-Facebook' investors dig deep

A social network promising never to sell user data or incorporate advertising secures multi-million dollar backing.
Online abuse 'hits 40% of adults'

Online abuse 'hits 40% of adults'

Online harassment, from name-calling to stalking, is a common experience online, a new study finds.
US 'probes hackable' medical device...

US 'probes hackable' medical devices

US government investigators are looking into about two dozen cases of medical kit suspected to be vulnerable to life-threatening hacks.
Piracy police to be given more mone...

Piracy police to be given more money

The City of London Police get more funding to fight piracy, while two people are arrested for allegedly selling hard drives full of music and videos.

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