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Four features Apple should introduce at WWDC to counter Android domination

On June 8, Apple CEO Tim Cook will take to the stage to kick off this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco. As with every year, …

Android Circuit: New Galaxy S6 Model Leaked, Sony's Smartphone Error, Samsung Attacks Apple

Taking a look back at seven days of news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit includes the leak of two new Galaxy handsets, the Galaxy S6′s weak sales numbers, nine secrets of Android M, Samsung’s new adverts attacking Apple, Sony’s job cuts in R&D, the poor PR around the Xperia …

Apple Pay survey finds many retailers still resistant over data control & costs

Apple has invested a lot into its Apple Pay mobile payments solution since its launch last fall. Since launching in October, the payment method is already accepted at more than 700,000 retail locations, according to the company. Reuters today has published a new report in which Apple says that …

Tim Cook just sent a powerful warning to the US government

Cook's pro-privacy speech came just days after Facebook introduced support for the technology on its social network for the first time.<p>Strong encryption has become a contentious issue and a source of rising tensions between the US government and the tech community.<p>The term refers to data masked in …

Locus Pocus can track all your Bluetooth devices — and other people’s, too

That Bluetooth tracker you bought last year is pretty nifty. Misplaced your keys at home? Just ping them! Forgot where you stored that emergency flashlight (don’t laugh, that totally happens)? Let your phone guide you to it. Your dog pulled a fast one and is now running around the neighborhood? …

South Koreans win Darpa robotics challenge

<b>A South Korean robotics team has won the Darpa Robotics Challenge.</b><p>The contest is a battle of robots on an obstacle course meant to simulate conditions similar to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster.<p>Team Kaist's DRC-Hubo humanoid robot defeated 22 others to win the top $2m prize from the US …

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Rise of the efficient supercar

The BMW i8 is not your father's supercar.<p>Lamborghini's Countach, a staple of 1980s teenager walls, would have its bull trampled by the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid. A Countach reviewed by Car and Driver in 1983 achieved 0-60 mph in 5.4 seconds and 150 mph. The i8 delivers 0-60 in 4.2 seconds, 155 mph and …

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Apple is expected to soon unveil the biggest overhaul of iTunes since its launch

In the biggest overhaul of iTunes since it was launched in early 2003, the service was anticipated to include an option of subscribing to streaming music for $10 monthly.<p>Analysts and industry insiders believe rebranded "Apple Music" will be introduced on Monday during a keynote presentation kicking …

U.S. Trains Ukrainian Forces on Russia's Doorstep — And Moscow Isn't Happy

YAVORIV, Ukraine — American troops are training Ukrainian forces on Russia's doorstep, a move seen as a major provocation by Vladimir Putin's regime.<p>The live-fire drills and counter-insurgency exercises involving about 300 U.S. paratroopers are a key bone of contention for the Moscow, which the …

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