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Microsoft introduces the Lumia 730, aka the 'selfie phone'

Having recently refreshed the top and bottom ends of its lineup, it only makes sense for Microsoft Devices (formerly Nokia's phone division) to renew its efforts on the devices that fall squarely in the middle. One such device is the Lumia 730, which now replaces the aging 720. The dual-SIM 730, …

Mobile, Social, And Big Data — The Intersection Of The Internet's Three Defining Trends

The advent of smartphone-based computing had led to much more internet-based activity, as well as new opportunities to collect location data. The consumer stampede into social media means that the tastes, preferences, and frustrations of billions are shared online.<p>In a couple of <b>recent reports</b> from</b> …

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Apple's Reversible USB-Lightning Cable Unlikely for iPhone 6, but New Adapter Possible

Amid rumors of a new Lightning cable with a reversible USB connector and a redesigned power adapter from Apple, third-party vendor Moca.co is claiming that while the adapter may be ready for launch alongside the iPhone 6 next month, Apple is not yet ready to debut its new Lightning cable. Moca.co …

The Week In Numbers: Crunchy Crickets, Food Poison Twitter Bots, And A Whole Lotta Ice

<b>6</b>: the number of weeks it takes to raise your own edible crickets. The cost: <b>$22</b>.<p><b>121.5</b>: the calories in one serving size of crickets, which is <b>100</b> grams or roughly <b>22</b> crickets.** **<p><b>1,300</b>: average thickness, in feet, of the glacier that currently buries the Bárðarbunga volcano in Iceland, which may …

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Scientists hail creation of working organ made from laboratory cells

British scientists produce working thymus, a vital immune system 'nerve centre' located near the heart<p>Reprogrammed cells created in a laboratory have been used to build a complete and functional organ in a living animal for the first time.<p>British scientists produced a working thymus, a vital immune …

An International CEO's Guide to Silicon Valley

<i>Stéphane Le Viet is the CEO and Founder of Work4.</i><p>To the international community, Silicon Valley is the heart of the startup world. Entrepreneurs from around the globe are drawn in as they look to follow in the footsteps of others who have successfully launched companies in the US – Elon Musk, …

Mobile Carriers: Stop Crippling Android With Your Annoying Bloatware

I love Android, particularly the latest release, KitKat. It’s come a long way from my first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1 (the one with the weird flip out QWERTY keyboard). My current Android phone – the Motorola X – is superb, with a stunning display, great camera and a gigantic unified memory …

App security flaw makes your iPhone call without asking

If you're an iPhone user, you may want to be cautious about opening messages that contain phone numbers in the near future; they may cost you a lot of money. Developer Andrei Neculaesei notes that maliciously coded links in some apps will abuse the "tel" web handler (which covers dialing) to …

Sony Online President's Plane Diverted by Hacker Bomb Threat

An American Airlines flight bound for San Diego was diverted to Phoenix Sunday after a threat against one of its passengers, Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley, was posted on Twitter. Earlier in the day, a denial of service attack brought down the PlayStation Network, Sony’s online …

Twitter bomb threat diverts plane carrying Sony Online Entertainment president

John Smedley on board plane targeted by group of supposed hackers<p>An American Airlines flight was diverted earlier today after a group of supposed hackers used Twitter to call in a bomb threat. The group, which had previously claimed responsibility for recent PlayStation Network downtime, appeared …

Latest close-up photos of space gray iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 5 (Gallery)

We’ve seen hundreds of iPhone 6-related part leaks, rumors, and claims, and of course lots of comparison photos. Below, via Yaya888 and Gizmobic, we have the latest. These shots compare the iPhone 5 to the space gray 4.7-inch physical iPhone 6 model. The new phone is expected to be introduced on …

Predicting Amazon’s Secret Plans in Physical Retail

Amazon's new checkout system for physical retailers gives it a foothold in the brick-and-mortar world.<p>The recent launch of Amazon’s in-store credit card reader and checkout software was one of Jeff Bezos’s most deliberate acts to date to grab a slice of the 85 percent to 90 percent of total …

Even One Of The Most Powerful Women In Silicon Valley Can't Avoid Getting Hit On By Investors

Recently, a man approached Livingston at The Wine Room in Palo Alto, where she was early for a meeting with Re/code's Nellie Bowles.<p>Bowles, who showed up a few minutes later, writes what happened:<p>He asked what she was doing there all on her own, and whether she was there maybe for a Match.com date. …

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