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Google "leaks" plans for a time-traveling car on Back to the Future Day

'88 public test flights by mid-2016'<p>Even Google can't resist the temptation of celebrating Back to the Future Day. A seemingly innocuous tweet from the main Google account about 15 new Gmail themes links to a "confidential" PDF about something called Project Flux (as in, Flux capacitor [as in, the …

Apple Store Employee Charged With Stealing Nearly $1 Million in Apple Gift Cards

Ruben Profit, a 24-year-old employee at an Apple Store in New York's Queens Center Mall, has been charged with grand larceny and faces up to fifteen years in prison for an illegal scheme he ran while using his privileges as an Apple retail employee (via <i>NBC</i>).<p>Profit used re-coded Visa and American …

Wikileaks to release contents of CIA chief's email account

<b>Update: 22/11/15, 09:46</b><p>Wikileaks has released six emails from the email account of John Brennan. Read more here.<p><b>Original story:</b><p>Wikileaks has …

Foreign Policy

Western Digital is buying flash storage maker SanDisk for $19 billion

Two of today's biggest names in data storage are joining together. Hard drive manufacturer Western Digital announced this morning that it has entered into an agreement to acquire SanDisk, a competitor focused on flash storage. The agreement values SanDisk at $19 billion, which Western Digital will …

Huawei store now accepting 128GB Nexus 6P pre-orders

If you were hoping to purchase the Nexus 6P but have only been greeted by an offer to join the waitlist over at the Google Store, then you might want to check out the official Huawei online store, which is currently accepting pre-orders.<p>Huawei has already been offering the 32GB and 64GB models …

The reviews for Microsoft's first laptop are in — critics love it, but aren't wild about its detachable screen

But that all changed earlier this month when Microsoft unveiled the Surface Book— a high-end Windows laptop created by Microsoft that launches on Oct. 26. It starts at $1,499.<p>The laptop functions as both a tablet and laptop, but not in the same way Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet does. Although …

Misfit Announces 'Shine 2' With Multicolor LEDs, Vibration Motor for Alerts

Misfit today debuted its second-generation Shine activity tracker, which has been redesigned to incorporate new technology. The Shine 2 is thinner than the original Shine and it includes more accurate activity and sleep tracking capabilities along with improved LEDs, longer Bluetooth range, and …

Twitter is letting you create and vote on polls about anything

The days of asking your Twitter followers to "fav or retweet" to express binary preferences are soon to end. Twitter is now implementing official support for polls, giving you a native way to find out whether dogs are better than cats or let the world know that they aren't. You can create your own …

Social Media

Apple and Dropbox join fight against controversial cybersecurity bill

Apple and Dropbox have spoken out against the controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) that's being discussed in the Senate. In a statement sent to <i>The Washington Post</i>, an Apple rep explained why the company doesn't support the bill: "The trust of our customers means everything to …

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Nokia on verge of unveiling virtual reality hardware

Tech's plucky comeback kid Nokia is apparently on the verge of unveiling a major virtual reality project. According to <i>Re/code</i>, Nokia will show off …

Mobile Technology

Leukemia charity used less than 1 percent of funds for patients, claims suit

The New York Attorney General’s office filed a lawsuit Monday against the National Children’s Leukemia Foundation (NCLF), with the goal of shutting down the organization and recovering funds raised through fraudulent representations, USA Today reported.<p>The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based organization claims …