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Inside Oracle’s cloak-and-dagger political war with Google

Oracle has lobbied aggressively — and seeded negative stories about its search foe — as the two battle in court.<p>The story that appeared in Quartz this November seemed shocking enough on its own: Google had quietly tracked the location of its Android users, even those who had turned off such …

News Corp

Qualcomm, Microsoft Announce First Windows 10 Laptops With Snapdragon 835 Processors

Microsoft and Qualcomm have officially unveiled the first ARM-power Windows 10 laptops manufactured by HP, Lenovo and Asus. These laptops are being …

Google and Amazon are punishing their own customers in a bitter feud

It shouldn’t have come to this<p>Amazon has just responded to Google’s decision to remove YouTube from all Fire TV products and the Echo Show. “Google is setting a disappointing precedent by selectively blocking customer access to an open website,” a spokesperson told <i>The Verge</i> by email. “We hope to …

Internet

10 iPhone texting tips you'll wish you'd known all along

If your iPhone ($500 at Cricket Wireless) is constantly binging and buzzing and you are continually apologizing for missing texts and not responding in a timely fashion, then it might be time to dig in to some of the features in iMessage that can help prevent your texts from taking over your life. …

Text Messaging

This week on AI: iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K & Apple Watch Series 3 reviewed, 2018 iPhone rumors & more

With the iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, and Apple Watch Series 3 finally out in the wild, AppleInsider decided to give them a thorough review. The week also …

Apple acquires AI tech that seeks to understand your photos

At WWDC this year, Apple announced that iOS11 would have a new and improved Photos app, thanks in part to machine learning and AI. Apparently some of the advancements in this technology could be due to the acquisition of Regaind, a French startup that's known for its computer vision tech. According …

Logan: Here's what the critics are saying

The reviews are in for <i>Logan</i>, Hugh Jackman’s last go-round as Wolverine, and the film is being well-received, with many hailing it the best film in …

Lab-grown leather and spider silks? This is sustainable fashion

The fashion industry is, according to eco-friendly clothing designer Eileen Fisher, second only to oil as the largest polluter on Earth. It accounts …

How To Get Rid Of UnWelcomed Spam Invites On iCloud Calendar?

It seems like these days all good things come with a “fine print”. Good things like Black Friday and Cyber Monday have their perks like amazing …

The 10 most uplifting songs ever - according to science

A 2015 study into what makes a song “feel-good” has re-emerged in recent days thanks to the vagaries of social media.<p>Dr Jacob Jolij, a cognitive neuroscientist the University of Groningen in Holland, was commissioned by British electronics brand called Alba to investigate data it gathered on UK …

Here's where iPhones are the most expensive -- and the cheapest

iPhones are ubiquitous around the globe. But there's one huge difference: The price.<p>How much you'll pay for one can vary by hundreds of dollars, depending on the country where you buy it.<p>In the U.S., Apple sells the iPhone 6s for $649 at its online store. In other countries that have online Apple …

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Mozilla to kill Firefox OS in May to focus on IoT

Goodbye, Firefox OS. We barely knew ye. Today Mozilla announced that their smartphone experiment Firefox OS would be closing up shop for good. The company says that although they will no longer be developing and selling Firefox smartphones, they are going to continue efforts to develop technology …

All Is Not Well In VMware's Cloudy World

VMware is facing an uphill battle in driving vCloud Air’s adoption among enterprise customers. Launched with much fanfare in 2013 as vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS), the platform failed to take off. It’s quickly turning into a liability for VMware. The recent developments in the company clearly …

Ex-Jailbreakers now working to secure iOS for consumers and enterprises with comprehensive platform

For nearly half a decade, teams of hackers and programmers have worked tirelessly to crack Apple’s iOS software code in order to inject new features, themes, and applications. Now, a team led by noted former jailbreak developers Will Strafach, otherwise known as “Chronic”, and Joshua Hill, known as …

Information Security

SpaceX launches its Falcon 9 rocket, but fails sea landing for the third time

SpaceX successfully launched its reusable Falcon 9 rocket into space carrying NASA’s new ocean satellite. The landing, however, didn’t go so well.<p>The private SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was supposed to return to a drone platform in the Pacific Ocean after launching the Jason-3 ocean monitoring satellite …

Space Travel

Smarter Siri, better battery life in Apple software update

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's iPhones and iPads are getting free software updates Wednesday, including battery improvements and a smarter virtual …

Apps

A Blood Supermoon Rises Around the World: Pictures

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Blood Moon in pictures: Total 'supermoon' lunar eclipse seen around the world

15 Super Useful Ways To Use 3D Touch On The New iPhones

Though the new iPhones pack improved cameras and better specs overall, the flagship feature is something completely unique to the iPhone line (and, really, smartphones in general): a touch screen that reacts differently depending on how hard you press it.<p>Apple calls this feature “3D Touch”, and …

Touchscreens

This t-shirt company is making its customers rich

A t-shirt company is minting millionaires, and none of them are on its payroll.<p>Teespring, a San Francisco-based startup, lets people create custom …

Google's new laptop could finally signal the triumph of Android over Chrome OS

A new Pixel device, which Google is reportedly set to introduce this week, could be the beginning of the end for Chrome OS.<p>The new Pixel C, according to a report in Android Police, will run the latest version of Google's Android software.<p>That would mark the first time that Android has been offered …

Google

Hypnotic 3D Canvas Sculptures Play with Vibrant Colors and Swirling Textures

Partners Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman, collectively known as Stallman, marry their individual talent and vision to create mesmerizing three dimensional sculptures out of canvas and paint. Their newest collection of work, titled <i>Canvas on the Edge</i>, aims to highlight the nature of the materials by …

Sculpture

What to expect from Google's Nexus and Android event

What better way to close out the busy month of September than with a Google event? Nearly three weeks after Apple announced its latest smartphones, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, the search giant is preparing to do the same, with a keynote of its own tomorrow in San Francisco. But while the event will …

Water on the red planet: Nasa reveals major discovery – in pictures

View images of Martian briny flows of water from analysed spectral data from the CRISM instrument onboard Nasa’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Mars

Brands go exploring for your attention on Mars

Now that NASA has turned up some compelling new evidence that water may in fact flow on Mars, brands can't wait to start selling things there.<p>Or at …

PlayStation is one of the most ‘intimate’ brands for millennials

We live in a cyberfuture, which means we have relationships with brands — and now, someone has started measuring how close we are with the companies in our lives.<p>Sony’s PlayStation gaming division is ranked the No. 3 “most intimate brand’ among millennials (people between the ages of 18 and 34), …

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Strong evidence Mars has streams of salt water in summertime

Mars appears to have flowing rivulets of water, at least in the summer, scientists reported Monday in a finding that boosts the odds of life on the red planet.<p>"Mars is not the dry, arid planet that we thought of in the past," said Jim Green, director of planetary science for NASA.<p>Scientists in 2008 …

First UK patient receives stem cell treatment to cure loss of vision

Experimental transplant uses eye cells grown in a lab and if successful could be used to treat hundreds of thousands of macular degeneration sufferers in UK<p>A patient has become the first in the UK to receive an experimental stem cell treatment that has the potential to save the sight of hundreds of …