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Microsoft has trapped its biggest partners between a rock and a hard place

Sales in the PC industry are declining at around 11% per quarter, according to IDC, causing drops in profits for PC makers. Microsoft is somewhat insulated from this decline thanks to big enterprise sales, but the company's increased focus on hardware with the new Surface Book Pro — a high-end …

Windows 10

Girls in Tech Employee Let Go for Misogynist Email Rant

Not cool, dude.<p>Girls in Tech, a nonprofit focused on uplifting women in the tech sector, has fired a male employee who sent a misogynist email to a prospective sponsor that was then shared on Twitter, according to CEO Adriana Gascoigne.<p>In the email, Director of Corporate Sponsorships John DeMartini …

Teen Invents Headphones That Prevent Hearing Loss

Aegis Acoustics headphones were designed by 16-year-old Kingsley Cheng as a stylish-but-safe way listen to music. “The American Academy of Audiology reports that approximately 12 percent of all children ages 6–19 have noise-induced hearing loss. We’re here to change all that and make listening …

The incredible story of YouTube's early days and how it rose to become the world's most popular place to watch video

It has over a billion users, which is almost a third of the entire internet population. These users watch hundreds of millions of <i>hours</i> of content every single day.<p>But many people don't know how YouTube got its start.<p>The company rose like a rocket ship after its founding in 2005, and was bought by …

Advertising

Apple's Tim Cook on Why He Came Out: 'Sometimes You Just Have to Be Loud'

"People need to hear that being gay is not a limitation."<p>It has been almost a year since Apple CEO Tim Cook first publicly announced he was gay, and on Saturday, Cook was awarded the Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award in Washington, D.C., for his role as a vocal leader of the LGBT community.<p>He …

Tim Cook

Massachusetts attorney general expects multi-state probe into Experian breach

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said on Friday she expects a multi-state probe will be launched into the breach at Experian Plc that compromised data of some 15 million people who sought to open accounts with T-Mobile US Inc.<p>“We have contacted both companies to review …

Cyber-attacks

Sniper Elite 3: Sniper Elite series sales pass 10 million

Rebellion has announced that the Sniper Elite series has now surpassed 10 million units sold worldwide.<p>"Whether you've bought one or whether you've …

New wave of Apple TV Developer Kits opens up ahead of late October launch

Citing ‘overwhelming demand’, Apple has expanded the number of Apple TV Developer Kits available for registered developers who applied for a chance to receive the pre-release hardware last month. A number of developers (but not all) who previously missed out on the initial wave of test units have …

Square could take hit on IPO with Jack Dorsey leading Twitter

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The much anticipated initial public offering from Silicon Valley payments company Square could take a price hit if its chief executive, Jack Dorsey, takes a second and possibly more demanding job: running Twitter.<p>Jack Dorsey, interim CEO of Twitter and CEO of Square, goes …

Jack Dorsey

Wunderlist for Windows 10 lets you add to-dos with Cortana

Microsoft has released a new version of Wunderlist — the to-do app it acquired in June — for Windows 10, with support for OS-specific features like dictating tasks to Cortana and displaying live tiles.<p>The desktop app has got a nice visual refresh with flatter design elements. The sidebar and detail …

New Apple TV Only Supports Two Bluetooth Controllers at Once

Apple's fourth-generation Apple TV includes support for a full App Store, making it possible for developers to create games and apps for the device for the first time. A platform like the Apple TV seems well-suited to multiplayer games, but it appears the new Apple TV will only support two …

Smart TV

Target Begins Rolling Out Apple Watch To U.S. Stores This Week

This morning, Target announced that it’s rolling out the Apple Watch to some of its stores this week, with all U.S. stores getting it October 25. This marks the second big chain after Best Buy to get the device. Apple Watch will roll out to Target.com on October 18.<p>Target says it will carry 20 …

LinkedIn Settles Lawsuit, Will Pay $13 Million For Sending Users Too Many Emails

Oh, the irony...<p>LinkedIn has settled a 2013 lawsuit related to the company’s Add Connections feature, which many users felt just added spam to their inboxes.<p>The Add Connections tool used a person’s email contact list to find people on LinkedIn and send them connection requests. Once the request was …

Daimler tests a self-driving, mass-produced truck on real roads

Daimler's dreams of self-driving big rig trucks just took one step closer to reality. The automaker has conducted the first-ever test of its semi-autonomous Highway Pilot system in a production truck on a public road, driving an augmented Mercedes-Benz Actros down Germany's Autobahn 8. While the …

Apple Watch game lets you save ‘The Martian’ from your wrist

This season's sci-fi movie hit centered around saving the life of a scientist stranded on Mars now has an accompanying Apple Watch game.<p><i>The Martian:</i> …

Microsoft Fleshes Out Its 3D Capabilities With Purchase Of Havok From Intel

Microsoft announced today that it has purchased Havok Software from Intel. The chip maker purchased Havok, an Irish gaming technology company, back in September 2007.<p>Terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>In a short blog post, Microsoft called Havok the “leading provider of 3D physics.” That’s the …

Tim Cook: Apple will offer an Apple TV API to open up universal search beyond initial launch partners

The Apple TV is launching later in October but many of the details about the device remain under wraps. At the announcement, Apple announced that the Apple TV Siri universal search feature will include data from iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, Showtime and HBO. Many had hoped that Apple would be more open …

Smart TV

Alphabet will ‘do the right thing’ as Google avoids being evil

“Don’t be evil” was part of Google’s code of conduct, and often resurfaced when critics didn’t like the direction the company was taking. On Friday, Alphabet was officially born, and reworked Google’s creed to “Do the right thing.”<p>It’s important to note Google kept the ‘don’t be evil’ line in its …

Codes of Conduct

Tor browser co-creator: Experian breach shows encryption may not be security panacea

The Experian/T-Mobile hack may be more worrisome than Experian’s carefully worded description of it suggests, some security experts said Friday.<p>One is the co-creator of the Tor secure browser, David Goldschlag, (now SVP of strategy at Pulse Secure). Goldschlag previously was head of mobile at …

Trend Micro

Batman: Arkham Knight PC Available Again by "End of October," Says Warner Bros.

Batman: Arkham Knight will be available to purchase on PC again by the "end of October," according to publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.<p>Posting on the game's Steam page, community admin Yorick said the teams working on improving the performance of the PC version are still …

Jaw-dropping images give us a first glimpse of Mars' liquid water

For years, a team of NASA scientists had pondered over the enigmatic dark streaks lining the inner and outer faces of craters on the Martian surface, shown below.<p>But no longer.<p>NASA announced the answer to the conundrum Monday: The streaks are evidence of flowing water.<p>Most mysterious about these …

Saltwater

Uber’s India rival starts recognizing drivers with the cleanest cars

Ola, Uber’s main rival in India and the country’s dominant car-hailing app, is going to start recognizing drivers who keep their cars clean, based on customer feedback. It recently started categorizing cars in Delhi by fuel type, allowing users to choose compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles when …

Apple reportedly plans to occupy 'second spaceship' campus in Silicon Valley

Apple is said to have its sights set on occupying another iconic corporate campus in Silicon Valley.<p>The Cupertino, California-based tech giant has secured a deal for a curvaceous, 777,000-square-foot campus in neighboring Sunnyvale, according to BizJournals, a real estate news publication that …

Asus joins Samsung, Sony, and Dell in bundling Microsoft apps on Android

At a time when Google's tight grip over Android is arousing interest from antitrust regulators, Microsoft is doing a pretty good job of getting its services onto its competitor's platform. In a joint statement with Asus on Thursday, Microsoft revealed it has expanded a patent-licensing deal with …

BlackBerry’s CEO Says He’s Making an Android Phone

After much speculation and hopes that BlackBerry would release an Android phone, the struggling business device maker finally caved to the pressure …

YouTube Is Prepping Its Subscription Launch: Two Services, One Price

$10 for ad-free music -- and ad-free everything else on YouTube -- per month.<p>YouTube, which spent the first 10 years of its life as a free service, is getting ready to start selling tickets.<p>Google’s video site appears to be finalizing launch plans for its long-in-the-making subscription service, …

iPhone 6S has twice as much RAM as iPhone 6, teardown confirms

Spend less time watching tabs reload<p>Whenever Apple announces a new iPhone, there are certain things the company keeps secret for one reason or another. RAM is one of those things — year after year, Apple simply refuses to officially comment on how much memory its phones have to work with. …

BuzzFeed's Apple Watch app is a needy virtual pet

When you install an Apple Watch companion app, you typically expect something that reflects the experience you get on your iPhone. News on your phone means news on your wrist, for instance. That's definitely not the case for <i>BuzzFeed</i>'s app, though -- instead, you're treated to nothing less than a …

Google launches its Android Developer Nanodegree program in India

In May, we told you that Google had partnered with Udacity to offer a new Android Developer Nanodegree program. Now, Google has announced that it is launching the same program in India.<p>With a vision to transform India into a hub of high-quality mobile developers for global and local apps, we’re …

Android News

Apple’s first Android app, Move to iOS, is getting killed with one-star reviews

Apple today launched Move to iOS, the company’s first Android app built in-house. As we noted earlier, “It should surprise no one that the first app Apple built for Android helps you ditch the platform.” The fact that the app is getting flooded with one-star reviews is not particularly surprising, …