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Steve Jobs’ biographer Walter Isaacson says Apple less innovative than Google, suggests Tim Cook vulnerable

Walter Isaacson, author of the biography <i>Steve Jobs</i>, said in a CNBC TV interview that Apple is now less innovative than Google, and that while securing the China Mobile agreement was a big deal, it was less important than Google’s acquisition of Nest.<p>Google buying Nest shows an amazingly strong, …

Google Glass driver Abadie has case dropped

<b>A woman issued with a traffic ticket for driving while wearing Google Glass has had her case dropped in California.</b><p>Cecilia Abadie was pulled over and given a ticket for speeding and wearing the smart spectacles while driving on 30 October.<p>A San Diego court commissioner ruled on Thursday he had …

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Apple seeds OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 beta build 13C39 to developers with iMessage, FaceTime blocking

Nearly one month after the initial seed, Apple has provided developers with a second beta release of the upcoming OS X 10.9.2. The new build is labeled as version 13C39, and it is available via both Software Update in the Mac App Store for those running the first beta and from Apple’s online …

Xbox One was the top-selling console in the US last month

Market research firm NPD has now recorded a full month of console sales for the PS4 and Xbox One in the US, and it's revealing today that Microsoft’s latest console topped the sales charts for the month of December. Microsoft has long dominated with the Xbox 360 in the US, and it appears that …

Apple Wins Another Legal Battle with Google's Motorola Unit Involving Push Notifications

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today issued a decision (PDF) upholding a previous ruling by the International Trade Commission (ITC) that Apple did not infringe upon a patent held by Google's Motorola unit. The ITC had ruled in Apple's favor last May, but Google/Motorola appealed …

EyeLock Myris is a USB eye scanner offering security that's unique to you

When it comes to unique passcodes, it doesn't get much more secure that an eye scan. Thanks to EyeLock's Myris, you'll be able to create super complex passwords that you won't have to remember -- using a USB-powered add-on to authenticate your identity instead. Myris is about the size of a makeup …

Apple Continues Hiring for Oregon Data Center as Solar Farm Plans Take Shape

Apple has posted three new job listings for the data center the company is constructing in Prineville, Oregon. Apple is seeking two Data Center Maintenance Technicians, along with a Data Center Chief Engineer, a position the company has been trying to fill since early 2013.<p>While the chief engineer …

Dropbox Attributes Outage To 'Routine Maintenance' Issue, Not Hack

<b>Update 2 – 12 January</b>: Dropbox now says its service should be ” up and running” for all users.<p>Cloud storage service Dropbox is experiencing intermittent outages this evening. Around 6:00pm PST, accessing the service either by Web or through its mobile apps not possible. The API has also apparently …

Dropbox website goes down, hackers claim responsibility (update)

Dropbox's website appeared offline late Friday night, with the company releasing a statement saying the issue occurred during "routine internal maintenance." Just moments before the outage, though, the hacker group The 1775 Sec took to Twitter to state that they were responsible for downing the …

Bill Gates Is Not The Next CEO Of Microsoft, But His VC Investments Are Picking Up

Bill Gates may be one of the world’s most famous philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and guest editors, but could he be adding venture capitalist to the list? Over the past few years it seems that Gates has, in fact, been increasing his investment in startups.<p>Though not as active in venture capital as …

BlackBerry says new CEO John Chen will stick around until business recovers

BlackBerry once changed the definition of phones, and now it's doing the same for the word temporary. CEO John Chen, who took the post last November as "interim" CEO while the company actively hunted for a replacement, will now stay on for an undetermined amount of time. In a statement to <i>The New</i> …

Moto G comes to Boost Mobile prepaid plans for as low as $100

Motorola is starting off the new year right. Yesterday we got word that the Moto G is coming to Verizon as a $100 prepaid device, and today Boost Mobile announced that it's also going to be selling the budget-friendly smartphone through multiple channels. The most eager fans can grab one of their …

Surface Pro 2 now shipping with faster processor, just two months after launch

Microsoft has started updating the Intel processor in its Surface Pro 2 tablets. The software giant originally released the Surface Pro 2 on October 22nd, and after just two months the latest retail units now contain a processor clocked at 1.9GHz instead of the stock 1.6GHz Intel i5-4200U chip that …

Leak shows LG's radical new interface for its webOS Smart TVs

LG's rumored webOS Smart TV is tipped to arrive at CES in the coming days, but that hasn't stopped intrepid leaker <i>@evleaks</i> from giving us what could be an early preview of its next connected set. In what appears to be a significant departure from the smartphone-like UI utilized in its current Smart …

5 Smart Home Companies to Watch in 2014

If 2013 was the year smart home became sexy again, 2014 is the year it will go mass market.<p>And while service providers with managed home services are a big part of why smart home is reaching a wider audience, here are some other interesting companies helping to lead the charge in 2014.<p><b>Revolv</b><p>A few …

Hackers reveal 4.6m mobile numbers after Snapchat claims it has safeguards

An anonymous group of hackers has dumped a vast database of what appeared to be 4.6 million Snapchat users’ mobile numbers and users names, just days after Snapchat claimed it had safeguards in place to fix a security vulnerability that could divulge users’ personal information.<p>A website called …

Twitter in 2013

It’s been quite a year for Twitter. Out of the most recognizable companies on the Internet, it has arguably undergone the most significant transformation over the past 12 months. From ringing the bell of the NYSE, to making its biggest acquisition, revealing user numbers and other previously …

Best Buy selling no-contract Motorola Moto G for Verizon for $99.99

Best Buy is selling the Motorola Moto G for Verizon with no contract for $99.99.<p>The retailer said it is selling the device at its U.S. stores, including Best Buy Mobile stores.<p>"The phone is currently landing in stores and is available for sale as soon as it arrives," Best Buy spokesman Jonathan …

Google opens Glass purchase to All Access music users

Google is letting Google Music All Access users purchase a Google Glass Explorers device now.<p>The company is notifying users of its All Access music streaming service through e-mail, Gizmodo reported Tuesday. Google Glass Explorers is Google's test program for its wearable computing device.<p>It's been …

Snapchat, Snowden among top 10 tech stories of 2013

In the world of tech, 2013 had it all: mystery, rivalry and breach of privacy. There were drastic redesigns, futuristic devices and a 140-character initial public stock offering.<p>From smartphone ride-sharing in California to Washington revelations from Edward Snowden, here are the top 10 tech …

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Wii U Outsells Xbox One The Week Before Christmas According To VGChartz

We’ll start with the obligatory caveat: VGChartz is a controversial website. Any sales numbers taken from the site should, for a variety of reasons, be taken with a grain of salt. The numbers presented below should be viewed as estimates rather than hard data.<p>That being said, VGChartz’ weekly …

The Curious Case Of The Chromebook: Is It Really A Hit?

As 2013 closes, we are left with a bit of a puzzle in technology. The Chromebook, a browser-based, almost computer, designed by Google is definitely more popular than ever. But is it really catching on? And if so with who? Based on the breathless reporting at <i>Cnet</i>, they are taking over the corporate …

Google Glass prescription frames said to start at $99

Wearing<p>Google Glasscould be an issue for users that don't have 20/20 vision, but it's looking like this problem is being handled. Rochester Optical has made prescription lenses for the wearable tech that are said to come in all sorts of styles, cost as low as $99, and debut in as soon as two weeks …

Moto G for Verizon lands at Best Buy for $100 with no contract

Motorola's<p>Moto Ghas already debuted on its own Web site and on Amazon, but it has yet to make an appearance with wireless carriers and at retail stores. However, that's about to change.<p>Best Buy has confirmed it will be selling a Verizon version of the smartphone for as low as $99.99 and it could be …

Netflix is testing multiple new subscription plans, like 3 streams for $9.99

Netflix likes to run small tests of features and packages before it offers them widely (like its new unified UI), and that includes the "1 SD stream for $6.99" some have started seeing recently. Another offer currently in testing covers the hole between the standard $7.99/month offer that provides …

Sony could be Microsoft’s next big Windows Phone hardware partner

Microsoft and Sony may be bitter rivals when it comes to video games, but the pair might soon forge a smart partnership in smartphones.<p>Sony is reportedly considering joining Microsoft as a Windows Phone hardware partner, according to The Information, which claims that Sony’s efforts have gone as …

Google Play Music All Access subscribers now getting Glass Explorer invitations

Users who pay the $9.99 a month for Google Play Music All Access are starting to receive VIP invitations to join the Glass Explorer program. <i>AndroidCentral</i> reports that Mountain View is sending emails out this morning calling for subscribers to sign up for access:<p>With the launch of Google Play Music …

Android 4.4 KitKat update for Galaxy Ace, Fit, Mini and Gio unofficially available via CyanogenMod 11

The Android 4.4 KitKat update is now unofficially available on several older Samsung Galaxy devices including the Ace, Fit, Mini and Gio.<p>Samsung is yet to release the KitKat update for several of its flagship devices let alone older models, but since Google’s Android 4.4 OS version is compatible …

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Google Street View case headed to court (again)

Google's bid to dismiss a class action suit alleging its Street View program violated wiretap laws is headed, once again, to a federal appeals court.<p>The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday agreed to rehear the issue, but refused Google's request to grant for an "en banc" review. The court …