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Opinion: Nasdaq’s new high could be bull’s last gasp

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — Might the Nasdaq Composite’s rise this week above its previous high from the top of the Internet bubble represent …

Stock Markets

How to use a web API from your Android app

There are many times when your Android app will need to fetch data from the internet, to provide users with fresh information and/or data. There are different ways your app could achieve this. You could set up your own web service/API, or you could be fetching from an already existing service/API. …

APIs

US officials are preparing to confront China over some 'very problematic' issues

Daniel Russel, the United States' assistant secretary of state for East Asia and the Pacific, said on Thursday that US officials would also stress human rights, including China's "very problematic" law on NGOs, and its restrictions on media and civil society at the annual US-China Strategic and …

Nest Cam Embodies Stale Innovation In “Connected Home” Space

After years of hype and unfulfilled promises, the concept of the smart home looks to be losing the attention of consumers. This is due in no small part to the lackluster innovation emerging from major device makers like Nest, which has prioritized the safe and repetitive over the revolutionary.<p>A …

connectedhome

Here's Microsoft's $140 PC on a stick

Microsoft has teamed up with Indian gadget maker iBall to launch the Splendo, a dongle-sized PC that runs Windows 8.1.<p>The pocket-sized Splendo can connect to TVs and monitors via HDMI. It’s powered by an Intel Atom quad-core processor with 2GB RAM and includes 32GB of onboard storage.<p>It also …

How hackers get into someone's email using a mobile number

We’ve all heard of phishing attacks, but a new type of social engineering hack that uses your mobile phone to trick you is a little scarier.<p>I came across a Symantec video that explains a new way that attackers are trying to get into your email account. The idea is simple: if you want to reset …

Windows 10 testers will receive the final build as a standard software update

Windows 10 Insiders – what Microsoft calls its public beta testers – have gotten early access to a lot of the upcoming operating system’s features, but with the July 29th release date approaching, many have wondered how the upgrade process to the final build of Windows 10 will happen.<p>Microsoft took …

Windows 10

Android Circuit: Samsung's Security Nightmare, Google Attacks Amazon, Nokia's New Smartphone

Taking a look back at seven days of news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit includes Samsung’s security nightmare over SwiftKey, Nokia’s potential Android smartphone announcement, a foldable Samsung Galaxy for 2016, five reasons you’ll buy the Sony Xperia Z3+, a review of the …

Mobile

Apple Loop: Apple's Devastating Security Leak, Samsung Vs Apple Back In Court, iPad Pro Leaked

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes an examination of the security issues found in OSX and iOS, potential confirmation of the iPad Pro, the iPad mini reaching the end of its life, Samsung’s latest appeal over Apple’s patents, details on the …

iPad Mini

Google Project Fi - The Future is Calling

EBay Ends Ties With Craigslist, Sells Minority Stake Back To Craigslist

On Friday, eBay said it sold its 28.4 percent stake in Craigslist back to the San Francisco-based online classifieds company.<p>The company also noted in a blog post that the deal also came with the agreement that all litigation between the companies will be dismissed.<p>Craigslist repurchasing of EBay’s …

Google is starting to remove revenge porn from search results

Google is beginning to remove revenge porn from its search results, limiting access to sexually explicit images that were shared without their subject's consent. In the "coming weeks," Google will open a web form that will allow people to request the removal of results showing them nude or in …

Twitter tests pages and Pinterest-like collections for products and businesses

Twitter is working on some big changes in the way it feeds you products through your feeds. The company today announced it’s testing two new type of pages to help highlight businesses, places and products.<p>First up, Twitter is creating dedicated pages for businesses where you can find out more …

Google further embraces custom Android with standalone clock app

Google released a standalone clock in the Play Store this week. While Mountain View has been keen on serving up pieces of the Nexus experience (read: unskinned Android) for a while now, this latest release provides more evidence that the company is going all-in on a la carte apps. For users of …

Fed holds off on interest rate hike, downgrades economic forecast

Federal Reserve policymakers on Wednesday kept the central bank's benchmark short-term interest rate near zero, opting against the first increase since 2006 after determining the economy still isn't strong enough to handle it.<p>Fed officials sharply downgraded their economic forecast for this year. …

Federal Reserve

Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke Demos How to Wear Crutches with Panache

When elementary school children suffer an injury like a broken arm or leg, most let their friends colorfully adorn their casts. But what does a …

Game of Thrones

Arizona family wins suit involving chemical-coated toys

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona family won a $435,000 judgment in federal court after a child swallowed a decorative bead coated with a chemical that …

U.S. cyber hack unsettles, frustrates U.S. defense industry

(By Andrea Shalal, Reuters) — U.S. weapons industry executives say they are disappointed and frustrated about a massive U.S. cyber breach that exposed sensitive information about millions of Americans, including many thousands who work on high-security arms projects.<p>Details are still emerging about …

Vladimir Putin's tough new data law could cost Russia billions

What’s the price a country is willing to pay to keep its citizens safe from hackers? For Russia, that price may be $5.7 billion, according to a …

Migrants flood trains in desperate bid to leave Italy

<b>As Italy struggles to cope with the Mediterranean migration crisis, its Alpine region of South Tyrol is facing an increasing stream of migrants who try to get to Germany or Scandinavia, through Austria.</b><p>As the Venice to Munich express pulled in at Bolzano station, the Italian police were there to …

New Rules Allow Early Adopters to Become Early Investors

Were you one of the first to identify Uber as a game changer? What about being one of the first to use Amazon or Google in the early days?<p>If you had invested in Uber (now valued at $40B) in 2011, you would currently be sitting on a 600x return. Unfortunately, unless you were already very wealthy, …

Startups