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Apple CEO: ‘The future of TV is apps’

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>Apple today announced a new version of its Apple TV set-top box, which features a touch-sensitive remote and a …

Patent trolls hurt R&D say scholars in letter to Congress

Image copyright Zoran Skaljac/Thinkstock.“Be careful about changing patent law — it could harm innovation,” is a favorite talking point for those who …

Patents

Netflix won’t count against iiNet broadband caps in Australia

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: K.A.Willis / Shutterstock.com<p>So much for net neutrality: Netflix has struck a deal with Australia’s iiNet ISP to …

Televisions

Amazon hones its cloud update process

Remember that planned Xen-related reboot Amazon Web Services warned about last week? Well, things went better than planned, according to an updated …

Cloud Computing

Alarms sound over changes to EU roaming, net neutrality and privacy rules

Image copyright Shutterstock / Markus Pfaff.The European Parliament’s liberal-centrist bloc has warned over changes being made by EU countries to …

Net Neutrality

Waze gets Google’s greenlight to be pre-installed on Android

Image copyright Google.When Google purchased Waze for roughly $1.15 billion in 2013, it was easy to assume that it would largely end up folded into …

Android News

A look at Zeroth, Qualcomm’s effort to put AI in your smartphone

Image copyright Shutterstock / watcharakun.What if your smartphone camera were smart enough to identify that the plate of clams and black beans …

Artificial Intelligence

Report: Google preparing iOS app for Android Wear smartwatches

Image copyright Google.Right now, you need an Android phone to use an Android Wear smartwatch. But according to a report from French technology …

Wear OS

Box buys small security startup to court more risk-averse clients

Image copyright Courtesy of Box.Fresh off its IPO in January, Box has made its first acquisition of the year, buying a small security startup called …

Eli Lilly

Broadcom’s new Wi-Fi chip turns your phone into an IoT hub

Image copyright Peshkova/Shutterstock.At Mobile World Congress, Broadcom released a new chipset designed to bring Wi-Fi’s speediest technology, …

Wi-Fi

SolarCity sues Arizona utility over solar anti-competitive practices

Image copyright Courtesy of SolarCity.The solar financier and installer chaired by Elon Musk, SolarCity, has filed a lawsuit in Arizona federal court …

Solar Power

Apple iPhones outsell Samsung smartphones in last quarter of 2014

Image copyright Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images.We had an inkling that the fourth quarter smartphone sales crown was close: Last month, Strategy …

Mobile

HP fine-tunes its multi-cloud pitch

Image copyright Getty Images / David McNew.It must be really interesting to work at Hewlett-Packard these days. Not only is the company breaking …

OpenStack

Uber buys a mapping company, but this isn’t its first acquisition

Image copyright FotografiaBasica / iStock.Uber bought mapping company deCarta today, as first reported by Mashable and confirmed by the on-demand …

Mergers & Acquisitions

FCC official says Google, Facebook had little say on net neutrality

Image copyright Alex Wong/Getty Images.The FCC’s landmark decision on net neutrality has produced all sorts of speculation about the degree to which …

Net Neutrality

FCC’s Wheeler makes net neutrality case before global carriers

Image copyright David Ramos/Getty Images.Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler said on Tuesday that he doesn’t put much credibility in claims …

Net Neutrality

Apple granted patent to use wireless strength map data for vehicle navigation

Image copyright Claycord News and Talk.Apple was issued a patent on Tuesday for vehicle navigation technology that can take wireless signal strength …

Om Malik

Cloudera CEO declares victory over big data competition

Image copyright Jakub Mosur.Cloudera CEO Tom Reilly doesn’t often mince words when it comes to describing his competition in the Hadoop space, or …

Big Data

Tesla’s gigafactory will make batteries in 2016 for Model S & X

Image copyright Tesla.Tesla is moving incredibly fast on getting its massive battery factory built. According to the company’s recent annual filing, …

Tesla

Connected door knobs are lying to us

Image copyright Little Stocker/ShutterStock.This week’s podcast was all about security and how we can design things to tell us more about how …

Internet of Things

Huawei leaks its own Android Wear watch early in Barcelona

Image copyright Android Central.Look at the list of Android Wear partners and you won’t see Huawei there. Maybe the list needs an update. And while …

Wear OS

Proposed Chinese security law could mean tough rules for tech companies

China apparently wants to one-up the U.S. and the U.K. when it comes to urging technology companies to install security backdoors and break their …

Privacy

Uber discloses data breach that may have affected 50,000 drivers

Uber suffered a data breach in 2014 that affected 50,000 Uber drivers across the U.S., the ride-sharing startup disclosed in a statement on …

Security

Here’s a draft of the consumer privacy “Bill of Rights” act Obama wants to pass

Image copyright Win McNamee/Getty Images.The White House has released a draft of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2015. It outlines the …

Privacy

Here’s how one marketing firm is tackling the Pinterest problem

Image copyright Twin Design/Shutterstock.Pinterest is coming of age and marketing firms are gathering to preach Pinterest marketing gospel. The site …

Marketing

Cloud options mean decisions, decisions for IT buyers

Image copyright BruceTurner.Much has been written about cloud consolidation, with M&A roiling the cloudscape over the past few months: Cisco bought …

Amazon Web Services

Google pays $7B to Android devs, brings search ads to Google Play

Image copyright Google.It’s a good time to be a mobile app developer: Google says it paid out $7 billion in 2014 to those who make Android apps. The …

Apps

Google & SolarCity partner on $750M fund for rooftop solar

Image copyright Courtesy of SolarCity.Solar installer and financier SolarCity announced on Thursday that it plans to raise a $750 million fund to …

Solar Power

FCC votes 3-2 to override state bans of municipal broadband

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday morning voted to push aside laws in two states that restrict municipalities from building out their …

Net Neutrality

CIA’s secret Amazon cloud ready to roll

Image copyright dbking.The Amazon Web Services-based cloud for the CIA is near completion, according to the CIA’s chief information officer (CIO).On …

Cloud Computing