21 October 2014

Japan court orders Facebook to reveal revenge porn IP addresses

A Tokyo court has ordered Facebook to disclose the IP addresses used by fake accounts that were posting revenge porn, a lawyer said, in the first such case in JapanTokyo (AFP) - A Tokyo court has ordered Facebook to disclose the IP addresses used by fake accounts that were posting revenge porn, a lawyer said Tuesday, in the first such case in Japan.


21 October 2014

ZBoard's back in your future with a hoverboard and high top bundle

ZBoard's back in your future with a hoverboard and high top bundle


21 October 2014

Microsoft's next Xbox One update adds Twitter integration and custom backgrounds

Microsoft's next Xbox One update adds Twitter integration and custom backgroundsMicrosoft promised deeper Twitter integration for Xbox One back in June, and the company is now planning to deliver it next month. Microsoft’s November Xbox One update adds TV features that highlight what’s popular or trending nearby alongside live tweets from Twitter users discussing individual shows. It’s one of the more unique uses of Twitter for TVs, and tweets will even show up on a new MiniGuide feature on the console.Twitter integration on Xbox One doesn’t stop at just TV features, though. ...


21 October 2014

The awesome 'Guardians of the Galaxy' mixtape will be released on cassette

The awesome 'Guardians of the Galaxy' mixtape will be released on cassetteMarvel's Guardians of the Galaxy makes it clear that Peter "Star Lord" Quill is willing to risk his life for two things: his friends, and a cassette mixtape called "Awesome Mix Vol. 1." The mix has been available in the real world in digital, CD, and record form, but soon you'll be able to get your hands on Quill's actual tape — or one designed to look exactly like it — when Marvel releases a special version of the cassette to a select group of record stores shortly before the movie comes out on Blu-Ray and DVD on December 9th. Disney hasn't said how many copies of the tape it'll be producing, but it's the first music cassette released by the company since 2003. The track listing includes 10cc's "I'm Not In Love," The Runaways' "Cherry Bomb," and Blue Swede's infamous "Hooked on a Feeling," used in the film's first trailers. Guardians of the Galaxy's Peter Quill managed to keep his Walkman around, but if you threw yours out years ago, then you're in luck —  the tape also comes with a digital download of the 12-track album.


21 October 2014

Samsung phones cleared for US government use

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved by the National Security Agency for use with classified U.S. government networks and data, a boost to the company's efforts to expand in the security-conscious business market.

21 October 2014

Amazon and Simon & Schuster reach a deal on internet book sales

Amazon and Simon & Schuster reach a deal on internet book sales


21 October 2014

China-backed hackers may have infiltrated Apple's iCloud: blog

Apple CEO Tim Cook looks at a new IMac after presentation at Apple headquarters in CupertinoBOSTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc's iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the country's government is behind the campaign. Using what is called a "man-in-the-middle" (MITM) attack, the hackers interposed their own website between users and Apple's iCloud server, intercepting data and potentially gaining access to passwords, iMessages, photos and contacts, Greatfire.org wrote in its blog post. Greatfire. ...


21 October 2014

Dish loses 7 channels in contract dispute with Turner Broadcasting

A Dish Network dish that provides satellite Internet.Dish's 14 million customers lose access to CNN, Turner Classic Movies and a handful of others as companies fail to negotiate new distribution deal.>


21 October 2014

Premium Tinder features will help you find love before hitting a new city

Premium Tinder features will help you find love before hitting a new city


20 October 2014

I rode a hoverboard designed to save buildings from earthquakes and floods

I rode a hoverboard designed to save buildings from earthquakes and floodsAs I push off for my first time on an actual working hoverboard, the first thought in my mind is not how different it is from how Michael J. Fox did it in Back To The Future Part II — which is obviously just a movie. It’s whether or not I’m going to immediately go face-first into this large, copper-lined floor. It’s also sinking in that this highly experimental skateboard required signing a liability waiver, and that there are several people positioned around me whose sole job it is to make sure I and their $10,000 prototype don’t go flying out of control.


20 October 2014

Asia-based taxi booking app GrabTaxi raises $90 million in funding

Asia-based taxi booking app GrabTaxi raises $90 million in fundingThe Uber competitor is showing strong growth in Southeast Asia, with 400,000 active monthly users and two bookings made every second.>


20 October 2014

Staples probes potential theft of customer credit card data

Staples probes potential theft of customer credit card dataA pattern of payment card fraud suggests that data was stolen from cash registers in the Northeast US, security reporter Brian Krebs reports.>


20 October 2014

You can now take Lyft and UberX cars to San Francisco's main airport

You can now take Lyft and UberX cars to San Francisco's main airport


20 October 2014

Women's pay remark trails Microsoft chief to the cloud

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella discusses Microsoft's platform for businesses to tap into the US software titan's computing platform in the Internet "cloud" in San Francisco, California, on October 20, 2014San Francisco (AFP) - Even as Microsoft ramped up Internet "cloud" offerings for businesses, its chief continued to be dogged by a comment that women should not ask for pay raises.


20 October 2014

Staples says probing possible payment card data breach

A family leaves the Staples store in Broomfield(Reuters) - Staples Inc is investigating a possible breach of payment card data and has contacted law enforcement about the matter, making it the latest U.S. retailer to become a possible victim of a cyberattack. "Staples is in the process of investigating a potential issue involving credit card data and has contacted law enforcement," company spokesman Mark Cautela said in a statement late Monday. The office-supply retailer disclosed the investigation after security reporter Brian Krebs reported on his blog Krebsonsecurity. ...


20 October 2014

​Professor Wozniak takes on new role at Australian university

Steve Wozniak gets friendly with one of UTS's robot projects.Sydney's University of Technology has a new teacher, with Steve Wozniak taking on his first ever adjunct professorship and being dubbed "the coolest person in the universe" in the process.>


20 October 2014

Robot can perform brain surgery through the patient's cheek

Laboratory for the Design and Control of Energetic Systems/VanderbiltA surgical robot can perform corrective epilepsy brain surgery in a much safer and less invasive way.>


20 October 2014

Build a Movement not a Brand

Build a Movement not a BrandCrowds are never a good thing for business unless it's outside your front door. How do you stand out in today's tech drenched smartphone in hand world full of noisy content?It's about the Truth. Ignore the "too much information" syndrome.Huddle the team and have someone write this stuff down.How does our product make the customer's life...


20 October 2014

Apple clarifies Spotlight Suggestions data collection practices

Spotlight, la herramienta para hacer búsquedas, se vuelve más poderosaResponding to user privacy concerns, Apple issues a statement describing the restrictions it places on the collection of customer data.>


20 October 2014

Amazon strikes new e-book deal with Simon & Schuster

The WinnersWe debated whether to include yet another Kindle in this coveted list of winners. But here's the thing about the ad-supported $79 Kindle: black-and-white though this entry-level e-reader may be, the Kindle wins by dint of its rock-bottom price and the fact that its subtle ads--mostly in the form of Amazon deals--are so targeted they're actually useful in and of themselves. Yep. There, we said it: we actually like these ads. Read our Kindle review | Get the ad-supported Kindle | Return to the CNET 100Multi-year agreement for sales of physical and electronic books comes amid contentious talks with another book publisher.>