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Unknown buyer scoops up popular AdBlock extension

The company refuses to disclose who purchased it<p>One of the most popular tools for blocking online advertising was just purchased by a unknown buyer. The browser extension AdBlock — not to be confused with the more popular Adblock Plus — was created by Michael Gundlach, who began working on it …

Samsung denies fudging TV energy efficiency tests

Hot on the heels of the Volkswagen diesel scandal, Samsung faces accusations it makes its products seem more energy efficient under test conditions.<p>A couple weeks after Volkswagen was laid low by the discovery some of its diesel-powered cars cheated on emissions tests, Samsung is facing an …

The inside story of how $1 billion Evernote went from Silicon Valley darling to deep trouble

That year, Evernote passed 30 million registered users, brought its total funding to $270 million, and seemed like a sure-fire candidate to hit the public market in the coming years.<p>Fast forward three years, and the tables have turned.<p>Despite reaching 150 million registered users this year, …

Microsoft Fleshes Out Its 3D Capabilities With Purchase Of Havok From Intel

Microsoft announced today that it has purchased Havok Software from Intel. The chip maker purchased Havok, an Irish gaming technology company, back in September 2007.<p>Terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>In a short blog post, Microsoft called Havok the “leading provider of 3D physics.” That’s the …

Augmented Reality

"Extreme Phone Pinching" Is Possibly The Most Nerve-Racking Internet Craze Yet

What's more fun than lightly gripping an expensive object over a cliff?

Twenty One Pilots

Data likely stolen from Experian/T-Mobile spotted for sale on dark web, says security firm

T-Mobile data stolen from the servers of credit bureau Experian is already showing up for sale on the Dark Web, says one security firm.<p>The Irish fraud prevention startup Trustev, which monitors such data sales listings, sent VentureBeat screen shots of listings of data it believes originated from …

Identity Theft