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Samsung buys Boxee

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has purchased Boxee, the startup confirmed to CNET on Wednesday.<p>"Samsung has acquired key talent and assets from Boxee," a spokeswoman for Samsung said. "This will help us continue to improve the overall user experience across our connected devices." Earlier, …

School codebreaking contest hunts cybersecurity talent

<b>Schools are being urged to sign up for a codebreaking competition aimed at developing the next generation of cybersecurity experts.</b><p>Teenagers from 14 to 16 will pit their wits against each other to break secret codes to uncover hidden messages and then write their own.<p>Schools will score points for …

Cybersecurity

Samsung shares fall after JPMorgan cuts profit outlook

Samsung released its latest flagship product the Galaxy S4 last month<p><b>Shares in Samsung Electronics, the world's biggest smartphone maker, fell the most in nine months after JPMorgan Chase cut its profit estimates.</b><p>Samsung shares fell as much as 5.5% in early trade in Seoul to a four-month low of …

Profit

Intel Haswell Dramatically Strengthens The '2 In 1' Device Argument

Modularity is basically the concept that one device’s utility can be extended to another. I’ve been researching device modularity since 1996 and have kicked it into high gear over the last few years with phones, tablets and PCs. Think of how the smartphone has sucked in the GPS, mp3 player, and …

Amazon Updates Route 53 DNS Service To Make Hosting High-Availability Sites On EC2 Easier

Thanks to an update to its Route 53 DNS web service, Amazon now makes it a bit easier to host sites that need high availability in multiple AWS regions. Route 53 has been offering DNS Failover since February, but that wasn’t really an option if your application was also running behind Amazon’s …

In His Own Words: Why Steve Jobs Decided to Create the iPad

- May 31, 2013<p>Despite initial criticism (albeit brief) when the iPad was first released, there can be no doubt that the device has been insanely …

Google Disallows Facial Recognition in Glass Apps

Worried about so-called “Glassholes” automatically identifying the faces of people around them? Google says it doesn’t want that to happen, …

Google Glass

Mataerial: a 3D printer that seemingly defies gravity

You might think that 3D printing is a mature technology, the way guns and pizzas and pieces of jet engines are popping out these days, but you haven't seen it all: a company called Mataerial has built a contraption that can print gravity-defying strands of material right onto a wall.<p>Where existing …

Australian spy agency blueprints allegedly stolen in Chinese cyberattack

Blueprints of the Australian Security Intelligence Organization's new headquarters have been stolen in what appears to have been a targeted attack by Chinese hackers, according to a report from the ABC. The hack targeted a contractor that had worked on the building site and came from a server in …

Box acquires Crocodoc to make document previews richer

While Box seems to be among the leaders in the race to become the Dropbox of the enterprise, it wants to be easy for individuals to use, as to get …

PayPal exec aims to “obliterate passwords from the face of the planet”

Forget passwords—let your phone scan your fingerprints or eyes.<p>PayPal's top security official is on a quest to kill passwords.<p>"Our intention is to …