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Apple laptops vulnerable to virus that 'can’t be removed'

A security flaw in Apple laptops could leave users vulnerable to infection by malicious software that hackers could use to steal data and which is virtually impossible to remove<p>A security expert has found a way to install malicious code on a tiny chip built into Apple laptops which would resist any …

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20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

WATCH THIS!<p>From The Immigrant, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn by Marion Cotillard, to a post-apocalyptic take on class warfare in Snowpiercer, all the …

The 5 Most Important LinkedIn Features You Aren't Using Correctly

When LinkedIn debuted in 2003, it was merely an online resume and an entree to e-networking. Since then, LinkedIn has continuously enhanced its offerings – transforming into a complete career management resource. Our mindset about how to use LinkedIn, however, has not evolved as quickly as the …

All things being equal, Windows Phone beats Android for battery life (for now)

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: HTC<p>After years of Windows Phone and Android handsets running on similar hardware, we now have the two platforms …

Microsoft can turn your shaky GoPro videos into smooth, buttery goodness

First-person video, which rose to popularity with GoPro‘s tiny cameras, has opened up entirely new avenues for sharing our experiences. The only problem? Those videos are often incredibly shaky.<p>Microsoft Research unveiled a potential fix over the weekend: Hyperlapse, a timelapsed tweak for shaky …

Microsoft Launches Three New Surface Pro 3 Ads Targeting the MacBook Air

Microsoft today launched three new ads targeting Apple's MacBook Air and comparing the notebook to its new Surface Pro 3 tablet. All three commercials emphasize the Surface Pro 3's touchscreen multitasking features and expandable hardware, with each showing how the MacBook Air lacks similar …

Hundreds of Ice Age fossils found in ancient sinkhole in Wyoming

Treasure trove of extinct prehistoric mammals including North American lion and American cheetah dating back 25,000 years found in cave<p>A treasure trove of hundreds of large Ice Age-era prehistoric mammals has been unexpectedly discovered in a cave in Wyoming.<p>The ancient sinkhole is believed to have …

Hachette CEO: “More than 80% of the ebooks we publish are priced at $9.99 or lower”

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: Biz Carson/Gigaom<p>It’s been a weekend of manifestoes as Amazon (s AMZN), book publisher Hachette and authors try to …

Amazon launches attack on Hachette over e-book pricing

Amazonlaunched a campaign Friday night to counter the 900-plus authors who have signed an open letter supporting publisher Hachette. In a dispute over terms about the wholesale and retail price of e-books, Amazon has blocked pre-orders of Hachette print books, imposed artificial delays and made it …

15 Real Tech Company Interview Questions You Will Probably Be Asked (And How To Answer Them)

The question was: You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?<p>Answer: Lots of variants but one is that you jump …

Amazon to Hachette: E-books should be cheaper than print books. Duh

The ongoing war between Amazon and major book publisher Hachette shows no signs of stopping.<p>After failing to satisfy Hachette authors with better e-book pricing, Amazon has revealed the reasons behind cheaper e-book prices: Expensive e-books won’t sell as well as inexpensive ones.<p>The conflict …

Google Offers A Free Crash Course In Android Development

Google has teamed up with Udacity to make available a free course in Android development available to all – complete with videos, quizzes, course materials and forums. The course is called “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals,” and it provides everything you need to learn how to make an …

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Apple’s OS X Yosemite Beta Preview

Apple has a new version of OS X coming to Macs this fall, and for the first time ever, it’s giving up to 1 million members of the public the opportunity to test it out in advance – for free, and without requiring they register as a developer, starting this Thursday. The purpose of the advance …

Amazon Launches A 3D Printing Store With Customizable Goods

Amazon has launched a new store for 3D-printed goods, which include items that can be customized to change their size, color, material and even aspects of their design. The store covers a range of types of products, including jewelry, electronics, toys and games, home decor and kitchen supplies, …

Watch the cast of 'Game of Thrones' goof off in this blooper reel

Season 4 of critically acclaimed novels-turned-HBO-show <i>Game of Thrones</i> was a killer.<p>It packed more than its fair share of deaths, both satisfying and heart-wrenching, along with some wicked new story points. And though we wouldn't want it any other way, sometimes it's nice to take a step back into …

See OS X Yosemite’s latest tweaks in action in beta 4

The latest OS X Yosemite beta, pushed to developers Monday, brings a few more tweaks to Apple’s upcoming Mac operating system.<p>In today’s video you’ll get a quick look at the updates in OS X Yosemite beta 4, including changes to Dark Mode, a new calculator and a refreshed iTunes. With the public …

Google's 'Little Box Challenge' is Now Open for Submissions

Google is looking to reward engineers and budding innovators for coming up with a more compact solution for transforming energy garnered from renewable sources into something usable in your home.<p>The internet giant first announced the initiative back in May, but now it’s full steam ahead as Google …

Running for their lives: Haunting images capture tragic last moments of four Palestinian boys - seconds before an Israeli shell wiped them out on Gaza beach

• <b>Children from same fishing family killed as they tried to flee Israeli gunboat attack off Gaza’s Mediterranean coast</b>• <b><br>Their uncle described the</b> …

Palestinians fear 'no place is safe' in Gaza

<b>Gaza City -</b> Khader Khader had less than one minute to evacuate his home.<p>At 7am on Friday, the 55-year-old was sleeping under the staircase with his five children, when he heard his neighbour scream, "Dr Khader, evacuate! They are going to bomb my house!"<p>At that moment, Khader's seven-year-old son, …

SwiftKey Prediction Keyboard Users Jumps 54 Percent After Software Goes Free

Back in June of this year SwiftKey, the developers behind the virtual keyboard designed for Android devices, that enables users to type faster and …

Tag Heuer Introduces World's First Self-Charging Phone

What happens when one of the world’s leading watchmakers sets its sights on mobile? You get a $12,000 “infinite-power” phone that runs on light.<p>Why, you might be asking, would Tag Heuer—known for its opulent chronographs, Brad Pitt ads, and general bling—suddenly venture into the mobile world with …

A Remote-Controlled Birth Control Implant

You can switch it on and off. And it works for up to 16 years.<p>It's a whole new level of set it and forget it. Researchers are testing a remote-controlled implant that releases daily doses of hormonal birth control into the body, <i>MIT Technology Review</i> reports. The implant is designed to last up to 16 …

Apple’s new coding language Swift receives significant update for developers alongside new Yosemite and iOS seeds

As part of the updates to the Yosemite and iOS betas today, Apple’s new coding language Swift has received several major improvements and tweaks to make the language more consistent and help developers make better, safer apps. The intricacies of the changes are very gibberish to non-developers, but …

Dubai to Create the World's First Climate-Controlled City

While some of the planet's richest nations are focused on the issue of climate change and how to lessen humanity's impact on the environment, …

Android apps rumored to run on Windows Phones: Crazy-sounding but possible

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>As Microsoft(s msft) continues to evolve Windows Phone in hopes of greater market share, its latest trick could be to support …

Blizzard Entertainment creative director Rob Pardo calls it quits after 17 years

One of Blizzard Entertainment’s longest-tenured creative minds is taking an exit.<p>Rob Pardo, the chief creative officer at Blizzard, announced he is leaving the company today.<p>In a goodbye post on Battle.net, Pardo gave a sad farewell.<p>“After 17 years at Blizzard, with long and careful contemplation, …

How to use Google Maps offline mode on iOS, Android

The moment your phone reads "No service," Google Maps suddenly drops out. That is, unless you've saved your maps for offline access. With this feature, you can store large map areas for guidance, even when you're stuck without reception.<p>The process is identical on both iOS and Android. Before we …

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Windows 9 'Threshold' Will Bring Back The Default Start Menu

Windows 9, also known as Windows "Threshold," will reportedly move aside some of its colorful tiles from Windows 8 to make way for the traditional Start Menu, according to ZDNet.<p>Many Windows users are happy with the traditional style of Windows 7, which has led to less than stellar adoption numbers …