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Saudi entertainment authority says hit by cyber attack

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's General Entertainment Authority (GEA), which has begun sponsoring concerts and shows said on Friday its website had been the target of cyber attacks from outside the kingdom.<p>The GEA was set up last year as part of the Vision 2030 reform programme to provide …

Saudi Arabia

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Our Products 'Aren't for the Rich'

Apple Inc. (AAPL) could be releasing a $1000-plus iPhone at its big launch event tomorrow, but the tech giant's CEO Tim Cook maintains that its …

Elasticity

My computer instantly killed this tab-decluttering Tamagotchi Chrome extension

Tabagotchi is like a Tamagotchi, one that lives as an adorable pixelated avatar in Google Chrome through an extension designed to help you cut down on how many tabs you have open (via <i>Gizmodo</i>). It took me less than five seconds to kill it.<p>Designed by Breather (a company that provides meeting rooms …

Software

Microsoft Azure gets a new VM family for bursty workloads

Microsoft today announced the preview launch of a new family of virtual machines for its Azure cloud computing platform that’s specifically geared toward bursty workloads. Microsoft argues that these so-called B-series machines, which are currently the lowest-cost Azure machines with flexible CPU …

Web Servers

The next iPod touch could have iPhone X’s hottest feature

From the tenth anniversary iPhone X to a next-gen Apple Watch and a 4K Apple TV, tomorrow’s Apple keynote is going to be a packed affair. However, Apple could potentially have one more thing to announce at the event: a brand new iPod touch.<p>Last updated in July 2015, a new iPod touch is long …

Apple Watch

Two-thirds of American adults get news from social media: survey

(Reuters) - About two-thirds of American adults are getting "at least some of their news on social media" with two-in-ten doing so often, according to a Pew Research Center survey this week.<p>About 67 percent of American adults somewhat rely on social media platforms such as Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc …

Pew Research Center

Scandal prompts FTC to crack down on social media influencers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled charges against individual social media influencers for the first time Thursday, setting a new precedent: …

Public Relations

Qualcomm’s motion to dismiss Apple manufacturers’ royalties suit was denied

A federal judge Friday denied Qualcomm Inc.’s motion to dismiss a patent-royalty lawsuit brought by Apple Inc.’s leading manufacturers, allowing the …

Qualcomm

Apple shows off new AR apps just as Google launches ARCore

The AR platform wars have officially commenced<p>Ever since Apple announced ARKit at its annual developers conference earlier this summer, the app-making community has enthusiastically shown off what it has been able to make with the new framework for augmented reality apps. ARKit hasn’t even …

Augmented Reality

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro details revealed

Samsung's line of wearable fitness trackers and smartwatches gains a new device. The Gear Fit 2 Pro is a replacement for the Gear Fit 2 fitness …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 first look: Sharp phone with few surprises

NEW YORK — Samsung wants to give customers another reason to love the Note.<p>On Wednesday, the South Korean electronics giant introduced the Galaxy Note 8, its latest flagship Note device and the successor to last year’s ill-fated and combustible Galaxy Note 7.<p>And yes, Samsung says that this year’s …

Galaxy Note

Apple could announce the next iPhone on September 12

Mark down September 12 in your calendar as Apple could be unveiling the next iPhone at 9 AM on that day. Mac4Ever wrote a report saying that it confirmed with telecom companies that Apple should hold a press event on September 12.<p>This wouldn’t be a big surprise as Apple has been announcing new …

iPhone

Galaxy Note 8 hands-on: Enough to make you forget the Note 7

After the nightmare that was the Galaxy Note 7, few people would've been surprised if Samsung killed the Note line entirely. But it didn't. As an insane number of leaks have suggested, the company still believes the world needs a high-end phablet with an S Pen, and it took over a historic armory in …