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Siri’s Inventors Are Building a Radical New AI That Does Anything You Ask

Viv was named after the Latin root meaning <i>live</i>. Its San Jose, California, offices are decorated with tchotchkes bearing the numbers six and five (VI …

Syrian Electronic Army hacks Forbes, steals user data

The hacking group says it attacked Forbes because the publication's "hate for Syria is very clear and flagrant in their articles."<p>The Syrian Electronic Army has attacked Forbes, stealing user data and posting fake stories to its Web site.<p>The hacking group announced the exploit on Friday, showing …

Hacking

Silk Road 2 loses $2.7m in bitcoins in alleged hack

<b>The anonymous online marketplace Silk Road 2 says it has been hacked resulting in the loss of all its customers' bitcoins.</b><p>An administrator for the site said hackers had manipulated computer code enabling them to withdraw $2.7m (£1.6m) worth of the virtual currency.<p>It follows similar attacks on two …

Bitcoin

Nintendo experimenting with 'little experiences' on smartphones and tablets

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime says the company is experimenting with "little experiences you can have on your smartphone or tablet," but mainly as a way to drive its customers and players back to Nintendo's own hardware.<p>In an interview with Seattle's KING 5 News, Fils-Aime …

Single-charger standard proposed for laptops to reduce e-waste, frustration

The group that successfully pushed for a common smartphone charging-connection (in Europe) now has its sights on a bigger target: laptops. The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) recently proposed mandating power supply compatibility across manufacturers and models as a way to reduce …