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iOS 8 adoption shoots past 80 percent

Apple's iOS 8 continues to climb its way up the charts.<p>As seen on Apple's App Store Distribution page on Tuesday, iOS 8 has nailed an adoption rate of 81 percent. That number specifically refers to the percentage of all iOS devices that visited Apple's App Store on Monday, April 27.<p>iOS 8 adoption …

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Microsoft Introduces Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Microsoft today announced a new service in its Azure database lineup during its Build developer conference keynote today. The Azure SQL Data Warehouse, which will go into public preview in June, is meant to give businesses access to an elastic petabyte-scale, data warehouse-as-a-service offering …

TomTom is Going Head-to-Head with GoPro with New Camera

When it comes to action cameras, GoPro is the one that springs to mind for most as it has monopolized the market for so long. Today, TomTom announced that it is venturing into the action space with its new Bandit camera.<p>It will be priced at $475 and available online in May.<p>Like the new Garmin VIRB …

Mexican Cartels Invent Ingenious Weapons to Help Battle Government

As Mexican gangsters shot it out with troops in the border city of Reynosa this month, residents posted warnings on social media of where not to …

Google’s online video service will make a series of films with AwesomenessTV, as well as bagging exclusive rights for new shows by The Fine Brothers and Smosh<p>YouTube is getting into the movie business, although its films will be getting their premieres online rather than in cinemas.<p>Google’s online …

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iPad App Issue Grounds Multiple American Airlines Flights

- Apr 29, 2015<p>A number of American Airlines flights were grounded on Tuesday, as an app issue with the iPad devices used by pilots made it impossible …

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Hulu hits 9 million subscribers as TV and mobile viewing takes off

Hulu's efforts to expand its roster of original and exclusive shows appears to be paying off. At a presentation in New York this morning, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins announced that the company now has 9 million subscribers, a growth of 50 percent over this time last year. That's a great bump for Hulu, …

LG sees its future in smartphones and cars

If you had to summarize LG's financial health in a few seconds, you could just shrug and say "life's good." That's because the Korean company is one of the few in the technology industry right now that's actually making a decent profit from the hardware it sells. In the last three months, the …

Microsoft Launches Visual Studio Code, A Free Cross-Platform Code Editor For OS X, Linux And Windows | TechCrunch

At its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced the launch of Visual Studio Code, a lightweight cross-platform code editor for writing modern web and cloud applications that will run on OS X, Linux and Windows. The application is still officially in preview, but you can now download it …

Samsung Overtakes Apple to Reclaim Title of World's Largest Smartphone Maker

The latest numbers from Strategy Analytics reveal that Samsung surpassed Apple to reclaim its position as the world's largest smartphone maker in the first quarter of 2015. The two smartphone vendors were previously tied in the fourth quarter of 2014 after Apple matched Samsung with 74.5 million …

Uber Is About to Change Dramatically

Anne-Christine Poujoulat—AFP/Getty Images<p>Guillaume de Senneville—Demotix/Corbis<p>Sean Gallup—Getty Images<p>Paul White—AP<p>Thomas Peter—Reuters<p>Josep …

Egypt Islamists get life for Kerdasa church attack

<b>A court in Egypt has sentenced 69 Islamists to life in prison for setting fire to a church in a town near Cairo.</b><p>Two minors were also jailed for 10 years for their alleged role in the blaze, which started when violence erupted in Kerdasa on 14 August 2013.<p>A wave of unrest swept the country that day …

Japanese PM offers ‘condolences’ for Americans lost in WWII, in speech pushing trade pact

Japan's prime minister used a joint meeting of Congress on Wednesday to offer his condolences for the Americans who died during World War II, highlighting the close relationship since to urge lawmakers to back a contentious trade bill being negotiated by President Obama.<p>Shinzo Abe's wide-ranging …

2 people shot in Ferguson as new protests break out

<b>Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) —</b> At least three people were shot in separate incidents in Ferguson, Missouri, on late Tuesday and early Wednesday as hundreds of demonstrators gathered in support of protests in Baltimore, a city spokesman said.<p>Two people were shot in the neck and another was shot in the …

Game Of Thrones: Saudi King Shakes Up Line Of Succession

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has issued a series of royal decrees bringing about a dramatic reshuffling in the line of succession and ushering in a younger generation to take up key ministerial positions.<p>This is the second major shake-up to the ranks of power in the kingdom since the 79-year-old …

Baltimore Schools Set to Reopen After Quiet Night

On Wednesday night as the 10 p.m curfew passed in Baltimore, hundreds of police officers in riot gear stood with nothing to do at the scene of Monday's civil unrest.<p>Moments before, a brawl broke out between two men, who were arguing about obeying the order to stay off the streets. Riot police …

Nepal earthquake: fears grow over fate of thousands near epicentre

Photograph: Prakash Nathema/AFP/Getty Images<p>Nepalese police push back residents who began protesting after waiting for hours in line to board buses from Kathmandu.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/29/1430314283273/9f45b5bb-6b6d-4e7e-9e1f-1e5d0a9ffe3e-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>…

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Latest on Boston trial: Teacher says young Tsarnaev was good

3:35 p.m.<p>The third-grade teacher of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) says he was hardworking, cared about his …

As Pyongyang says it is ready to use atomic weapons, here are seven ways to calm world panic and engage with Kim Jong-un<p>North Korea’s announcement that it has restarted its atomic bomb fuel production has sparked a now-familiar chorus of outrage and concern around the world.<p>It seems that the west, …

North Korea

North Korea,US news,John Kerry,Asia Pacific,World news,Nuclear weapons,Nuclear power<p>The US secretary of state, John Kerry, says his country’s position is clear: ‘We will not accept North Korea as a nuclear weapons state’<p>North Korea would face “severe consequences” if it continued with its announced …

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‘Great victory’? Israeli nuclear program resolution voted down by IAEA

A resolution calling for the inspection of Israeli nuclear sites has been defeated at the IAEA General Conference, with Tel Aviv, which led an …

US-Russia military talks on Syria as Kremlin says it 'will consider sending troops to help Assad'

Kremlin gives clearest indications to date that troop deployments in Syria to help regime fight Islamic State jihadists may be imminent.<p>US and Russian defence chiefs spoke for the first time in over a year on Friday, breaking their silence to discuss the crisis in Syrian as Moscow's increasing …