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Home Depot Investigating Potentially Massive Credit Card Breach

Did you just get your credit card replaced after the Great Target Fiasco of 2013?<p>Don’t get too used to that new card. It’s starting to look like it’s that time again.<p>Home Depot has confirmed that it’s investigating some “unusual activity” with regards to its customer data, and the consistently …

Apple Denies Any Breach Of Its Systems In Celebrity Photo Leak

Apple has released an official statement in response to accusations that its iCloud storage system might be somehow behind the recent leak of a large number of nude or otherwise private celebrity photos, whose victims included Jennifer Lawrence. In the statement Apple denies any breach within its …

Go To TechCrunch Disrupt For Free #TCDisrupt

Every day this week we are giving away a ticket to Disrupt San Francisco. We’ll announce the giveaways in various locations, so make sure you follow our social accounts for tips. You can earn extra entries to the contest by sharing the giveaway link with friends and following our social accounts. …

The Case For Intelligent Failure To Invent The Future

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Vinod Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures.</i><p>The world is changing at an increasingly rapid pace. In the past, experts with spreadsheets and econometric models or social scientists with subscale studies and linear models may have been useful. These so-called experts extrapolated …

Sonos Kills The Bridge And Goes Almost Totally Wireless

Wireless speaker company Sonos has updated its entire streaming system to allow for nearly wireless speaker connectivity. Until today, the only way to connect an entire home to the same speaker network was to use something called a Bridge, a $50 box that connected directly to your router via …

Samsung Level Headphone Series Review: Galaxy Owners Only Need Apply

Samsung is trying to add some additional cachet to its brand with a self-produced line of high-end audio accessories, dubbed “Level” by the Korean electronics giant. The Level series includes three different types of headphones, including an in-ear model, an on-ear version and an over-ear variety. …

T-Shirt Design App Snaptee Raises $750,000 In Additional Funding

Snaptee, an app that lets users turn their smartphone photos into T-shirt designs, has raised an additional $750,000 from new investors SXE Ventures, Nest, Groupon Hong Kong co-founder Danny Yeung, and Joel Neoh, the CEO of Groupon Taiwan and Groupon Malaysia. The latest funding brings the total …

Google Doubles Down On Productivity With ‘Google For Work’ Rebrand

This morning at its San Francisco offices, Google announced a rebrand of its enterprise products, renaming the set of tools and productivity services ‘Google for Work.’<p>The new nomenclature will stretch across the company’s various business tools, with each service picking up a ‘for Work’ appendage …

An Interview With The Potato Salad King Of Ohio, Zack Danger Brown

It’s rare to meet a comedy genius at a Tee Jaye’s Country Place in Columbus, Ohio, but that’s just what I did when I sat down for breakfast with Zack Danger Brown, the guy who blew up the Internet a few weeks ago with his exciting potato salad Kickstarter.<p>Brown has rocketed to fortune and glory …

Officials, aid groups rip world's response to 'spiraling' Ebola outbreak

The Ebola outbreak is much worse than official figures show and is "spiraling out of control," a leading U.S. official said Tuesday -- due in part, he said, to some countries that inadvertently have made it harder to corral the deadly disease.<p>Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. …

Apple’s ‘iWatch’ Reportedly at ‘Engineering Verification Test’ Stage, Components in Production

Apple’s ‘iWatch” has reportedly reached the “engineering verification test” (EVT) stage of development, and is likely to beginning shipping in 2015, …

These Budget Smartphones Sold Out in India in 4.2 Seconds

Online sales of budget smartphone maker Xiaomi’s new Android phone were gone in India before many even had a chance to click.<p>Known as “China’s …

Mobile Technology

Steven Sotloff beheaded by Islamic State - latest

Every possible option to rescue British hostage being considered, says Philip Hammond, as Barack Obama says US "will not be intimidated"<p>• <b>Nato summit Wales: Isil and Ukraine top agenda - latest</b> <b><br>• Biden: US will follow terrorists to 'gates of Hell'</b><p><i>Latest</i><p><b>00.00</b> Thanks for following our live coverage. …

AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight

MOSCOW (AP) — Riding a wave of military gains by Russia-backed rebels, President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs.<p>The four-month conflict has now reached a breaking point, where Russia and …

The power of Instagram’s Hyperlapse, in one clever video

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Photo courtesy of Flickr user Mugley<p>A professional timelapse photographer put aside his fancy tools this weekend and …

British Parents Who Pulled Son from Cancer Ward Won't Be Charged

British prosecutors will not press charges against a couple for taking their 5-year-old son from the cancer ward of a hospital without warning and …

Cancer

The Case For Intelligent Failure To Invent The Future

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Vinod Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures.</i><p>The world is changing at an increasingly rapid pace. In the past, experts with spreadsheets and econometric models or social scientists with subscale studies and linear models may have been useful. These so-called experts extrapolated …

Attorney: Detroit needs debt plan to survive

DETROIT (AP) — The plan to restructure billions of dollars in debt is the vehicle the Motor City needs to free up funds to provide services to residents and allow the city to survive, one of Detroit's attorneys told the federal judge at the helm of the historic bankruptcy trial, which started …

Uber banned in Germany by Frankfurt court

<b>Car pick-up service Uber has had one of its services banned across Germany.</b><p>A court in Frankfurt ruled that the firm lacked the necessary legal permits to operate under German law.<p>It has emerged that the firm was told last week that its "low-cost" UberPop service could no longer take passengers and …

Transportation

Apple reveals the most common reasons that it rejects apps

Apple is such an opaque company that even app developers can be left, out in the cold, wondering why their app was rejected from the app store. Thankfully, the company does have some sympathy for those dejected coders, which is why it's published a list (in full, after the break) of the most common …

The Company That Makes The Cheap Android Gaming Console Ouya Is Reportedly In Sales Talks With Several Big Chinese Companies

According to Re/Code's sources, the talks are still quite early, and the acquisition would revolve around employee talent more than the console itself, which didn't quite live up to the huge hype that it generated after raising $8.5 million on Kickstarter. The $99 console went on sale a little over …

Gaming Consoles

Out in the Open: Hackers Build a Skype That’s Not Controlled by Microsoft

The web forum 4chan is known mostly as a place to share juvenile and, to put it mildly, politically incorrect images. But it's also the birthplace of …

NASA is building an air traffic control system for drones

Space agency says system will be used for agriculture next year<p>NASA is developing an air traffic control system for drones. <i>The New York Times</i> reports the US space agency is working on creating a management system for vehicles that fly at around 400 to 500 feet off the ground — much lower than …

To simplify whole-home audio, Sonos starts to embrace your Wi-Fi router

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Sonos<p>Sonos wants to make it even easier for consumers to set up their first internet-connected speaker, which is why …

YouTube Introduces Fan Funding Feature

YouTube is strongly rumored to be launching a subscription-based music service soon, but the Google-owned video site has quietly introduced a new (and far lower-key) payment service that lets viewers send donations to YouTube channel owners.<p>First noticed by the astute folks at Android Police, the …

Boko Haram Seize Nigerian Town After Deadly Battle: Witnesses

By Lanre Ola<p>MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Islamist Boko Haram insurgents overran most of a northeastern Nigerian town on Tuesday after hours of fighting that killed scores and displaced thousands of residents, security sources said.<p>The Islamists launched an attack on the town of Bama, 70 …

New York's Evans Bank accused of denying loans to African-Americans | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state’s attorney general on Tuesday accused regional bank Evans Bancorp of illegally discriminating against African-Americans in Buffalo by denying them mortgages.<p>According to the lawsuit, Evans Bank deliberately disqualified African-Americans from its mortgage …