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Apple Is Too Rich To Care If It Has To Pay $500 Million For Book Price Fixing Scandal

Apple won't care.<p>It has $146 billion in cash on its balance sheet.<p>The $500 million sum is almost ironic — it includes triple damages for consumer injury. The tripling is supposed to deter companies from fixing prices by making it very expensive if they get caught. But the tech business is so much …

Stick It To The Military-Industrial Ink Complex By 3D Printing Your Own Printer Cartridges

This has to be one of the most uniquely disruptive uses of 3D printing I’ve seen: an ink refill company has successfully 3D-printed a Kodak ink cartridge, refilled it, and printed with it. Using a Makerbot Replicator 2 and some PLA, the company created an exact replica of the Kodak cartridge casing …

A First Look At Younity, The App That Lets You Access All Your Files All The Time

I went on a vacation to Iceland earlier this year, and took a ton of photos — it’s a beautiful country, and the light there is really unique. But to date, I haven’t showed them off to anyone. That’s because my Iceland photos are on my home computer’s hard drive, and I’ve been too busy (or lazy) to …

US government announces first national app privacy code of conduct

Mobile apps and consumers' expectations of privacy are not always in sync. But now the government is on the case. The US National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), part of the Commerce Department, has finished working on the first version of a voluntary national "privacy …

Google prototyping real-time translation technology with 'near perfect' results

Google is currently prototyping a real-time translation technology that could revolutionize the way people communicate when abroad. Android VP Hugo Barra offered some details on the initiative — which exceeds the scope of Google's current translate services — to <i>The UK Times</i>. "We've got tons of …

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One hardware comparisons: More meaningless than ever

The truth is that Sony's RAM requirements should come as no surprise.<p>If you wanted to play games on a less memory-intensive OS, you'd be a PC gamer.

PlayStation

Chromecast teardown reveals a simple, easy to disassemble device

So far the Chromecast has been a bombshell release. It’s a $35 dongle that shares your Google Chrome browser tabs to your television. We’ve seen a a review, some hidden features revealed, and a plethora of discussion about the Chromecast. The little dongle that could just keeps going, as iFixit has …

Samsung develops 'world's fastest' embedded memory, first with eMMC 5.0

The evolution of mobile memory chips keeps moving faster, if Samsung's progress is any indication. Not eight months since churning out those speedy eMMC 4.5 chips, and the company's next version of NAND is already here. Indeed, the South Korean company says it's now in mass production of what it …

Mysterious Instagram Fruit Hack Returns

An Instagram hack that posts pictures of fruit to users’ timelines has returned. We last saw the issue back in June.<p>Once again, the images – often of fruit but sometimes (as The Verge notes) of smoothies – are accompanied by text suggesting that the user is trying a new diet and encouraging others …

Second-generation Nexus 7 gets the iFixit teardown treatment

We're sure glad there's iFixit to take apart new gadgets so we don't have to, and it comes as no surprise that the next-gen Nexus 7 is one of its latest experiments. If you've read our hands-on with the device, you won't be surprised by much of what the folks at iFixit saw while tearing it down. …

FPSRussia, One Of The Most Popular YouTube Channels Ever, Will Start Blowing Up Stuff Again

Nearly four months after being the subjects of a surprise raid by federal agents, and almost seven months after their co-founder was mysteriously killed in his Georgia office, the makers of one of the most popular YouTube channels of all time are ready to get back in the saddle.<p>"We'll start filming …

Cameron's proposed filters extend to more than just porn

The British prime minister's internet filters will be about more than just hardcore pornography, according to information obtained by the Open Rights …

Asus Memo Pad HD 7 gets low price, much-needed upgrades over predecessor - CNET

<b>The Asus Memo Pad HD 7 is priced like a champ and also comes in pink. Pink.</b> Asus<p>Well, that didn't take long. Less than two months after I posted this review of the Memo ME172V, Asus has revealed its younger, more powerful sibling: the Memo Pad HD 7 -- formally known internally as the sequentially …

Intel to Supply Apple with Special High-End Haswell Processors for MacBook Pro

According to <i>SemiAccurate</i>, Intel will provide Apple with an ultra-high performance version of its Haswell for Apple's upcoming MacBook Pros. The report claims that the chips will include a special version of Intel's highest-end GT3e (Iris Pro 5200) integrated graphics.<p>Apple has requested a special …

Microsoft's Bing introduces child abuse search pop-ups

<b>Microsoft's Bing search engine has become the first to introduce pop-up warnings for people in the UK who seek out online images of child abuse.</b><p>The notification will tell them the content is illegal and provide details of a counselling service.<p>It comes after the prime minister said internet …

Why You Should Never Digital Detox Alone

For the first time in years, I spent 72 hours without Internet or cell phone reception. While I didn’t experience any life-altering epiphanies that some claim comes from a digital detox, I now enjoy a handful of very meaningful relationships that never would have existed, with the constant …

Nexus 7 teardown for 2013: Wireless charging, easy repairs

iFixit said the the 2013 Nexus 7 is pretty easy to repair. And inside it found a rarity in tablets: an inductive charging coil.<p>The new 7-inch Google tablet received a "Repairability Score" of 7 out of 10 (10 being the easiest to repair), according to iFixit's teardown.<p>"The rear case is very easy to …

Mobile Technology

Connected cars are the future, but we still have miles to go

“Driveables” are one of the hottest trends of 2013 and money is flying at this space from all directions. Car manufactures, technology companies, startups, venture capitalists, telecom corporations — everyone wants to get in on what Forrester has called the “distinct fourth environment for …

Virus tricks man into turning himself in for child porn

Jay Matthew Riley, who turned himself in for child porn.<p>A 21-year-old Virginia man was browsing the internet when he saw a pop-up that likely filled him with dread. "FBI warning," the message read, informing him that child pornography had been identified on his machine, and instructing him to pay a …

Viber hacking appears to extend to app’s App Store description

Last week, we noted that popular communications app Viber was hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army, which led to aspects of Viber’s website being defaced with the message “The <b>Israeli</b>-based “Viber” is spying and tracking you.”<p>Today, reader Peter Wells points out that Viber’s App Store description …

Tablet editions of magazines are no quick cure for the industry

An old boss of mine said he didn't regret launching magazines that didn't work but he did regret not closing them sooner. He'd applaud Future's …

Google engineer blasts domestic spying after receiving NSA award

Google engineer Joseph Bonneau is the first person to be awarded the NSA's "Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper" award for his paper "The Science of Guessing," which analyzed over 70 million user passwords in an effort to study why we're all so horrible at making strong passwords. "Even seemingly …

10 Common Startup Ideas That Haven't Broken Through... Yet

Just because you have a great idea doesn’t mean your startup will succeed, and there’s a simple reason for this: concepts don’t make companies.<p>Startups depend on everything from the capabilities of their founders to the depth of their pockets. But, just because an idea hasn’t taken off doesn’t mean …

Automotive takeover schemes to be detailed at Defcon hacker conference

It's not like Toyota hasn't already faced its fair share of Prius braking issues, but it appears that even more headaches are headed its way at Defcon this week. Famed white hats Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek are preparing to unleash a 100-page paper at the annual hacker conference in Las Vegas, …

Android phones decline as iPhone reconnects

Google's share of the UK smartphone market has fallen for the first time, as Apple’s iPhone has rebounded.<p>Sales of smartphones running the Google-designed Android software, such as those made by Samsung, accounted for 56.2pc of the UK market in the second quarter of the year, according to research …

Jawbone Hires Its First VP Of Data To Focus On The Intersection Of Wearables, Quantified Self And Personalized Health

Jawbone has made a key hire that shows some of the direction the company is headed towards when it comes to the quantified self and wearables development. The developer and manufacturer of the fitness device UP has brought on Monica Rogati, who was formerly a senior data scientist at LinkedIn, to …

Phishing scam piggybacks on Apple Dev Center hack

The recent attack against Apple's Web site for developers has prompted a flood of phishing e-mails asking people to change their passwords.<p>Users have taken to Twitter to warn others of the attacks. But as convincing as the e-mail might be at a glance, grammar mistakes, a missing capital letter in …

Identity Theft

IT pricing inquiry verdict: Australia is consistently ripped off

<b>The IT pricing inquiry has found that "the price differences for IT products cannot be explained by the cost of doing business in Australia" and</b> …

Why Dan Loeb's Yahoo Stock Sale Means Nothing To Current Employees And Shareholders

[Long YHOO]<p>There have been lots of negative opinions thrown around about Dan Loeb being able to sell 40 million shares of Yahoo (YHOO) stock back to the company to be retired based on the week-ago Friday closing price.<p>If you’re a Yahoo employee, it might be hard to interpret all the negative …

How Google has been making Android a safer place since 2012

Last year in June, Google brought Android Jelly Bean 4.1 to the world. It was a wonderful day, too. It brought with it Project Butter, which spelled the end for lag for a lot of people. Android was running smoother and more complete than ever. Who’d have known that just a year later, we’d be …