Cnet

A laptop that's lighter than Air

A laptop that's lighter than Air

The full-power 13-inch Lenovo LaVie Z weighs less than 2 pounds.
Sony Xperia Z3+ receives processor ...

Sony Xperia Z3+ receives processor boost to battle Galaxy S6

With the Xperia Z3+ Sony has given its existing Z3 phone new spit and polish to help it spar with the smartphone top dogs.
Fast and secure with easy encryptio...

Fast and secure with easy encryption unlocking

The Buffalo MiniStation Extreme NFC is a unique portable drive that can use an NFC device as the key to unlock its security feature. Here's CNET's full review.
Affordable sound base beats many Bl...

Affordable sound base beats many Bluetooth speakers

The Zvox Soundbase 350 boasts better sound quality than you'd expect from a budget-price, compact sound base.
A great option for your first e-rea...

A great option for your first e-reader

The Kobo Glo HD melds great design and good pricing, but it's up against some stiff competition in a crowded market.
Impressive low-light camera perform...

Impressive low-light camera performance on this capable handset

The second-generation Asus ZenFone attempts to strike the right balance between performance, design and price.

PCWorld

Rubrik adds $41m in funding, releas...

Rubrik adds $41m in funding, releases backup appliance

When a startup?s $10 million in funding is followed two months later by a further $41 million, it?s safe to say they?re tapping into a trend. In the case of Rubrik, that trend is enterprise data management.

Promising an all-in-one approach to enterprise backup and recovery, Rubrik announced its Converged Data Management platform in late March along with its initial funding. Introduced at the time via an early-access program, Rubrik?s technology aims to ?eliminate backup software? by fusing enterprise data management with Web-scale IT.

On Tuesday, Rubrik announced the $41 million Series B portion of its funding along with the general availability of its r300 Series hybrid cloud appliance. The Rubrik r300, a 2U unit containing up to four x86 nodes, comes pre-configured with the Rubrik Converged Data Management software.

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At Google I/O, Android may push dee...

At Google I/O, Android may push deeper into the home

Android, already the most widely used operating system in smartphones, could soon find its way into refrigerators, door locks and all manner of other ?smart? appliances around the home.

The OS will be in the spotlight at Google?s massive I/O conference in San Francisco later this week. As well as pushing into home appliances, it could also be extended to play a deeper role in virtual reality, allowing Android developers to build apps for smartphones or VR headsets.

Google hasn?t confirmed any of those plans yet, but as usual, the rumor mill has been in motion. Extending Android to even more devices could help Google draw more people to its online services, and by putting the software in home appliances, Google could gather further valuable insights into people?s behavior.

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Microsoft partners with 20 more And...

Microsoft partners with 20 more Android tablet makers to pre-load Office apps

Microsoft apps will soon come pre-installed on more Android devices thanks to 20 new partnerships the company has forged with tablet makers around the world. The group of global and regional partners, which includes LG, Sony, Haier and Wortmann, will pre-install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype on devices in the near future.

Beyond that, it?s mostly unclear when the manufacturers will be launching tablets with Microsoft?s apps pre-installed. Sony is slated to start with its Xperia Z4 in the next 90 days, but Microsoft hasn?t provided a timetable for the other manufacturers. LG, for its part, will include the apps on a new tablet sometime later this year. Going forward, manufacturers will have the freedom to pick which apps (if any) show up on a given tablet.

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Oculus acquires image recognition s...

Oculus acquires image recognition startup Surreal Vision

Virtual reality headset maker Oculus VR has acquired Surreal Vision, a company developing image recognition technology that can recreate scenes from real life inside simulated 3D environments.

The technology could help Oculus to create more varied and realistic virtual environments as the Facebook-owned company prepares to launch its flagship consumer device, the Oculus Rift, early next year.

The technology will enable new forms of presence and telepresence, and let people feel like they?re traveling the globe and interacting with real-world objects, Oculus said in its announcement on Tuesday.

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Thieves stole data on 100,000 taxpa...

Thieves stole data on 100,000 taxpayers through IRS app

Criminals stole sensitive information about roughly 100,000 taxpayers through the Internal Revenue Service?s ?Get Transcript? application, a major data breach at the U.S.?s national tax agency.

The thieves first stole information including Social Security details, dates of birth and street addresses from an outside, non-IRS source, the government agency said Tuesday. They then used that information to clear a multistep authentication process and access the IRS site, along with all the personal tax details stored there.

The matter is now under review by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration and the IRS? Criminal Investigation unit. The Get Transcript application has also been temporarily shut down.

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Power problems disrupt Africa's tel...

Power problems disrupt Africa's telecom sector

Rampant power outages are hitting Africa?s telecom sector hard, and are likely to cause aftershocks in related industries.

Southern African Development Community (SADC) and West African countries including Zambia, Nigeria, South Africa, and Malawi face an increasing number of power shortages, affecting the ability of businesses to run base stations, data centers, computers and other IT equipment.

Fuel shortages in Nigeria Monday, for example, curtailed MTN and Etisalat services. The shortages also disrupted services in the banking and travel industries.

Persistent power shortages have added to the high cost of doing business in Africa, as most mobile phone service providers and business process outsourcing facilities are forced to use generators to power installations. This has led operators including MTN to increase investments in renewable energy technologies in order to avoid reliance on the national grid.

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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

Silk Road Prosecutors Ask Judge to ...

Silk Road Prosecutors Ask Judge to ?Send a Message? In Ulbricht Sentencing

Silk Road Prosecutors Ask Judge to ‘Send a Message’ In Ulbricht Sentencing

Prosecutors are determined to make an example of Ross Ulbricht---to deter other Dark Web market administrators from following in his footsteps.

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Vox Media Acquires Tech News Site R...

Vox Media Acquires Tech News Site Re/code

Vox Media Acquires Tech News Site Re/code

Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg's tech site, Re/code, will be joining Vox Media's portfolio of digital news sites.

The post Vox Media Acquires Tech News Site Re/code appeared first on WIRED.

Hackers Hit the IRS and Make Off Wi...

Hackers Hit the IRS and Make Off With 100K Taxpayers? Files

Hackers Hit the IRS and Make Off With 100K Taxpayers’ Files

On Tuesday the IRS admitted that it had been the target of a breach that compromised 100,000 taxpayers' files.

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Charter?s Time Warner Bid Could Cre...

Charter?s Time Warner Bid Could Create a True Comcast Rival

Charter’s Time Warner Bid Could Create a True Comcast Rival

A merged Time Warner and Charter wouldn't top Comcast. But their combined heft could set up a showdown.

The post Charter’s Time Warner Bid Could Create a True Comcast Rival appeared first on WIRED.

Bruce Schneier on Privacy and the D...

Bruce Schneier on Privacy and the Data Free-for-All

Bruce Schneier on Privacy and the Data Free-for-All

Over the past two decades, few voices have shouted louder from the rooftops about global cybersecurity and digital privacy concerns than Bruce Schneier. He’s the CTO of Resilient Systems, a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and has authored 14 books?his latest, Data and Goliath, was published in March. As Facebook and Google have infiltrated our every […]

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Penny Dreadful GIF and a Graf: Unde...

Penny Dreadful GIF and a Graf: Underwear Shopping Is Awkward

Penny Dreadful GIF and a Graf: Underwear Shopping Is Awkward

Being the devil's plaything leaves little time for levity, so when Vanessa Ives got to have this laugh it was hard not to call it the episode's highlight.

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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

Is it the future of news?

Is it the future of news?

One million users joined Periscope in its first 10 days on the iPhone app store. Today, the Twitter-owned platform is two months old and has just launched a version for Android. And, like any new social media platform, it's at the center of multiple legal and ethical controversies.
Technology will make humans rise

Technology will make humans rise

We shouldn't be scared of new technology taking over our lives -- we should be embracing it, argues David Coplin.
U.S. Air Force confirms targeted EM...

U.S. Air Force confirms targeted EMP

Boeing has developed a weapon that can target and destroy electronic systems in a specific building.
The invention that changed music fo...

The invention that changed music forever

Cher's 1998 hit 'Believe' debuted the use of a technology called "Auto-Tune", a pitch correcting software that has since changed the music industry.
This table sucks up heat to lower y...

This table sucks up heat to lower your AC bills

Imagine a table that's not only good for the environment but also lowers your air conditioning bills. Two designers from Paris might just have found the answer.
Solar plane delayed for next leg of...

Solar plane delayed for next leg of epic journey

BBC

Hyundai offers Google Android in ca...

Hyundai offers Google Android in cars

South Korea's Hyundai becomes the first carmaker to offer Google's Android Auto system in its Sonata model.
SpaceX cleared for military launche...

SpaceX cleared for military launches

The US Air Force clears billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX to launch military and spy satellites.
Periscope arrives on Android

Periscope arrives on Android

Twitter's live video streaming app Periscope is being launched on Google's Android platform, exactly two months after its debut in the Apple store.
Apple design guru Jony Ive promoted

Apple design guru Jony Ive promoted

Apple promotes British designer Jony Ive to chief design officer, according to reports.
Internet used by 3.2 billion in 201...

Internet used by 3.2 billion in 2015

Nearly half of the global population will be using the internet by the end of this year, according to a new report.
Meet YouTube's 8-bit movie makers

Meet YouTube's 8-bit movie makers

A team which recreates popular films as 8-bit video games is attracting millions of views on YouTube.

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