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FBI Paid Upwards of $1.3 Million to Unlock San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone

United States Federal Bureau of Investigations Director James Comey today gave some hints on how much the agency paid to access the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, suggesting a sum upwards of $1.3 million.<p>According to <i>Reuters</i>, Comey said the FBI paid an amount exceeding what he will …

Intel cuts 12,000 jobs in wake of falling PC sales

Intel is laying off 12,000 employees globally, or about 11 percent of its workforce, the company said in a statement today.<p>Intel says it's focusing on growth businesses<p>According to the statement, the company's "restructuring initiative" comes as Intel moves to focus more on its growth businesses, …

German automakers who once laughed off Elon Musk are now starting to worry

It wasn't long ago when the German car industry was still laughing out loud about Elon Musk and his Tesla Motors electric car company.<p>The proud makers of the world's top-selling luxury brands such as Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Porsche could not fathom how a small-time, loss-making upstart from …

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VW owners seek trial if there's no fix in emissions case

DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers representing thousands of people who own diesel Volkswagens that cheat on emissions tests are asking a judge to order repairs …

Filmic Pro adds a ton of new features for iOS

Filmic Pro — probably the best videography app available for iOS — has been updated with a bunch of cool new features and support for the new iPad Pro and iPhone SE.<p>First, Filmic’s Apple Watch app now shows a live preview of what’s being filmed. Ahead of this update, the Apple Watch was little more …

PillDrill blends habit and tech for 21st century medicating

We are a nation of pill takers.<p>Roughly half of all Americans have taken at least one prescription drug in the last 30 days (21.8% have taken three or …

What made Bill Campbell so important to tech

Bill Campbell has passed away at the age of 75, from cancer. The man known as “Coach” was a figure of major importance to Silicon Valley and the tech …