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Microsoft demos Windows 10 apps running on Xbox One...[ + ]
Microsoft revealed in January that it's is bringing universal apps to the Xbox One, but the company didn't demonstrate how they would look and feel. That changed today at Mobile World Congress in......
First peek at the next Ubuntu 15.04 nester line-up...[ + ]
Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Barney McGrubuntu, Cuthbert, GNOME and MATE Ubuntu 15.04 is here – almost. The first beta of Vivid Vervet has been delivered, and with it have come images of the penguin flock that nestles on this OS.…...
How scientists are fighting antibiotic resistance...[ + ]
Since antibiotics were first developed at the start of the twentiethcentury, they have saved millions of lives (penicillin alone is estimated to have saved...
Sonys Just Released A Worthwhile Waterproof Phone...[ + ]
Waterproof phones have been around for ages. But to be waterproof, there are little flappy covers on the ports. Like the MicroUSB card port. And these covers.....
GNS3 Network Simulator Raises Its Game...[ + ]
GNS3 began as a Cisco emulation tool, but has grown into a multi-vendor network simulator with a collaborative community....
Network Engineers: Don't Fear The Code...[ + ]
The DevOps focus on automation and coding is pushing its way into networks, making network engineers uneasy about learning new skills. But a closer look at the trend shows it's more about the scripting they already do....
IoT Devices Raise Security Concerns for Retail Establishments ...[ + ]
Only 25 percent of retail executives expected to receive additional budget to support the expanded security necessary to protect IoT devices....
Wacom finally outfits its Cintiq 13HD pen display with touch gestures...[ + ]
Wacom has a habit of trotting out non-touch versions of its stylus-friendly tech first. The Cintiq 13HD arrived back in 2013, and one of my main gripes with the device was its lack of support for your fingertips. Well, the company finally announced t......
BlackBerry Puts BES12 in the Cloud for SMBs...[ + ]
The Mobile World Congress 2015 is underway and smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry is receiving press over its decision to deploy BES12 into the cloud. BES12 is better known as the BlackBerry Enterprise Server version 12. You could consider this interface ...
Nikon D7200 adds a bigger buffer and built-in Wi-Fi...[ + ]
Following hot on the heels of the D5500, Nikon has revealed yet another DSLR upgrade, this time in the form of a higher-end APS-C DSLR. The D7200 is an evolutionary rather than revolutionary upgrade to the D7100, but the 24-megapixel shooter still boasts ...
Google says its Titan drones will make their first flight in a few months...[ + ]
At Mobile World Congress this morning, Google's Sundar Pichai said that Titan, the drone company Google acquired in April of 2014, would be conducting is first test flight later this year. Google......
Nokia, DoCoMo test high-frequency mobile with an eye on 5G...[ + ]
Nokia Networks and Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo are testing networks using extremely high frequencies that may someday deliver multi-gigabit speed to mobile devices.The companies technology trial is using 70GHz radios that today are about the size of a car...
This Xiaomi Action Cam Beats aGoPro Hero on Specs and Only Costs $64...[ + ]
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has today launched its first action camera. Aimed squarely at GoPro, it beats the Hero on specs and price--though it's not yet clear if you'll be able to buy one in the U.S.....
From Microsoft: Two new Lumia smartphones to upgrade later to Windows 10...[ + ]
High-end versions of the Lumia phones running the Windows 10 natively are promised for later in 2015...
ISIS threatens Twitter employees after account was blocked...[ + ]
Middle Eastern terror group ISIS has apparently threatened the lives of Twitter's employees, as well as that of its chairman, Jack Dorsey. The threat was reportedly made as a response to the service's policy of blocking accounts that directly encoura......
Windows 10 use growing as XP makes another slight jump...[ + ]
Next Microsoft operating system is almost at one percent already...
Ericsson, Telstra and Qualcomm up the ante with 600Mbps demo...[ + ]
Meanwhile EE scores with 400Mbps at Wembley MWC 2015 Qualcomm, Ericsson and Telstra are set to demonstrate a new tri-carrier LTE-A solution capable of delivering 600Mbps over mobile at this week's Mobile World Congress.…...
Uber's on a hunt for the attacker that compromised its drivers' database...[ + ]
Late last week, Uber's Managing Counsel of Data Privacy Katherine Tassi has revealed that the company has suffered a data breach. One of its databases, which contains Uber drivers' names and their lic......
Freescale Aims to Build the First Crash-Less Car...[ + ]
The chip maker says its S32V vision processor points the way to ...
USB 3.1 flash drives? Don't expect them anytime soon...[ + ]
USB 3.1 chips may be too expensive to start with for flash drive makers to adopt the technology...
Lego droids to retell the whole 'Star Wars' saga in Disney series - CNET...[ + ]
Can't get enough ...
The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, March 2...[ + ]
Samsung challenges Google, Apple on paymentsThe worlds biggest maker of Android phones launched a major challenge to Google Wallet on Sunday: its going to start a rival phone-based payment system beginning in the U.S. in the coming months. Samsung Pay wil...
Samsung to launch mobile payments in challenge to Google, Apple...[ + ]
The Android smartphone maker will launch Samsung Pay in the U.S. in mid 2015 to rival Google Wallet and Apple Pay...
Antivirus Maker Avast Is Latest Overseas Tech Firm Blocked In China...[ + ]
Popular security software company Avast is the latest overseas technology company to get caught in China's censorship net after users began reporting that its.....
WZor leaks Windows Server 10 Preview build 9926 and overview of new 'Nano Server'...[ + ]
Build 9926 is likely unstable, but the pared-down Nano Server may be the way of Windows Server's future ...
Have it all: BlackBerry to port crown jewels to iPhone, Android...[ + ]
We’re still going to make hardware, insists CEO MWC 2015 At Mobile World Congress, BlackBerry said it will port key client platform features – like its soft keyboard, Universal Search and Hub – to iPhone and Android, and also throw them into its enterpri...
Hands On: Sony's Ultra Thin and Light Z4 Tablet, M4 Aqua...[ + ]
At just 0.24 inches thick, Sony's Z4 Tablet ties the iPad Air 2 for title of world's slimmest 10-inch tablet....
MWC: Huawei Watch hands-on review...[ + ]
Chinese firm attempts to round out the wearables market with Apple Watch challenger...
T-Mobile Plans LTE Over Wi-Fi for 2016...[ + ]
The carrier says it will bring 5GHz LTE to customers in 2016....
U.S. Leads 4G LTE Race: See the Map...[ + ]
As Mobile World Congress begins, a map shows that in some ways, we're really ahead of the pack....
Audience Unveils First 'NUE' Multi-Sensory Chips...[ + ]
Combining VoiceQ and MotionQ tech, the NUE N100 promises a more ...
Vodafone deal makes Dropbox a part of your smartphone backups...[ + ]
Dropbox just scored a huge deal that will not only put its cloud storage in front of a lot of people, but help you safeguard your smartphone's data. The company has forged a partnership with Vodafone that both gives the carrier's Android and iPhone u......
DoCoMo app shares SIM credentials with offline devices...[ + ]
Japanese mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo has developed an app that can wirelessly send authentication credentials to devices that are not connected to the Internet, allowing more hardware to get online or query the cloud.Potential applications of the technology...
Would you trust 'spyproof' mobes made in Putin's Russia?...[ + ]
Android-based securomobe makes play against the West's Blackphone A Russian firm is developing its own anti-surveillance enterprise smartphone prototype - the TaigaPhone.…...
Mobile Security By The Numbers...[ + ]
Rounding up the latest research on mobile malware and security practices....
Google Researchers Are Ranking Web Pages By Facts Not Links...[ + ]
Internet searches may be based on algorithmic rigour--but that doesn't necessarily guarantee the quality of a suggested page. Now, a team of Google researchers has developed a method that sorts results by factual content rather than how well linked a ...
Ikea to sell Samsung-powered wireless charging furniture...[ + ]
You'll probably still have to assemble it yourself, though...
Surveillance Software Company Gamma Found To Have Violated Human Rights; Receives Unprecedented Slap On The Wrist...[ + ]
As Techdirt has reported on the increasingly active world of commercial spyware, one name in particular has cropped up several times: Gamma, with its FinFisher suite of spyware products. In October last year, we reported that Privacy International had fil...
Chip makers NXP and Freescale plan merger, focusing on car chips and wearables...[ + ]
Chip makers NXP Semiconductors Freescale Semiconductor are to merge, creating a US$40 billion company that, they say, leads the market in automotive chips and general-purpose microcontrollers.The combined entity will have revenue of over $10 billion, much...
Apple ad shows off stunning shots by iPhone snappers...[ + ]
Hoping to appeal to casual smartphone snappers as well as more serious photographers, Apple has launched a new ad campaign highlighting the kind of images it's possible to get with its latest handset. The post Apple ad shows off stunning shots by iPhone s...
Doctor Shoe: High-tops and sneakers for Tardis fans - CNET...[ + ]
Allons-y! Follow in the footsteps in your favorite Time Lord with this fashion tribute to the Tardis from Shoe Fury....
Outfittery Raises Further $20M For Its Curated Shopping Service For Mens Clothing...[ + ]
Sitting somewhere between an e-commerce subscription service like Birchbox and a 'personal shopper' or stylist, Berlin-based startup Outfittery offers what it.....
Blackphone 2 wants to be your super secure work phone...[ + ]
Silent Circle launched a new security-oriented smartphone, the Blackphone 2, as well as a tablet, the Blackphone Plus. ...
Indian ride-hailing app Ola acquires rival for $200 million...[ + ]
Indias ride-hailing app market is beginning to see signs of consolidation with the largest player, ANI Technologies Ola, acquiring a smaller rival for US$200 million.While SoftBank-backed Ola has over 100,000 vehicles on its platform across 67 cities, Tax...
Qualcomm has a fingerprint ID technology that uses ultrasound...[ + ]
Qualcomm has developed its own fingerprint sensor for smartphones with the aim of tapping the increasing demand for biometric security on phones. Qualcomms...
3 spectastic Lumias for price of 1 rival flagship: Microsoft sells biz on cheapie experience...[ + ]
We've missed you, Stephen Elop MWC 2015 Former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop emerged from cryogenic storage at Microsoft to announced two new phones and give a glimpse of mobile Office for Windows 10. But not a lot – more will be revealed at Microsoft’s develop...
(IN)SECURE Magazine issue 45 released...[ + ]
(IN)SECURE Magazine is a free digital security publication discussing some of the hottest information security topics. Issue 45 has been released today. Table of contents:How do we ensure the S......
Ford's foldable e-bike does the pedaling when your heart rate goes up...[ + ]
At CES in January, Ford threw down its "Smart Mobility Plan" to make transport easier using a combination of cars and electric bikes. Today at MWC, it just revealed the actual "bike" part of that with its "Handle on Mobility" experiment consisting of......
Xiaomi launches $64 action camera that can out-shoot the GoPro Hero...[ + ]
Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi has launched a new action cam to rival the GoPro Hero at least, in China anyway. The Yi Action Camera won't be available outside of Xiaomi's home country, but is......
Nissan CEO on possible Apple car: 'It's obviously good news' - CNET...[ + ]
Carlos Ghosn also laid out his vision for autonomous driving, with the first assisted driving capabilities coming next year and a driverless car pulling up in 10 years....