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Delays Now Expected, Should You Wait For The iPhone 5S?

First there were rumors that the next iPhone(s) would start shipping in July, but MacRumors reported yesterday that production issues could delay shipments until September—or possibly as long as November—and at lower quantities than were originally forecast. If you are one of the people who hasn’t …

Forget data transparency: options grow for letting you hide your data

There’s no doubt it’s a data driven world. But increasing concerns about companies’ collection and uses of personal internet user data have given …

Apple to reportedly secure licensing agreements for iRadio next week

We’ve known for a little while that Apple is trying to launch a music streaming service of its own, reportedly called iRadio, that will rival the …

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The Sequel to Gangnam Style Has Arrived

Oppa sequel style!<p>South Korean musical dynamo Psy just released his musical followup to “Gangnam Style,” the very definition of a viral video that …

China’s Communist party isn’t really afraid of the internet

Earlier this week, a Chinese propaganda official said China’s internet-based “new media” were threatening the Communist party. Using one of Mao Zedong’s most famous phrases, Ren Xianliang, vice-minister of propaganda in Shaanxi province, wrote in an editorial (link in Chinese): “Just as political …

Will Poor People Get Google Fiber?

We live in an era when the public sector is under assault from budget cuts and its ideological opponents and having trouble dealing with the demands of the 21st century. So can the private sector step in and fill that void? That’s what seems to be happening. Google, for instance, has been laying …

Now That We Have All These Devices, It’s Time For Them To Truly Work Together

Cross-platform is the buzzword of all the big tech companies now. During every Google earnings call, like clockwork, CEO Larry Page dedicates considerable time discussing the company’s focus on making sure users have a seamless experience and equal access to services as they switch between devices. …

Schmidt predicts entire world online by 2020. Is he right?

"For every person online, there are two who are not," Schmidt said on Google+ last night. "By the end of the decade, everyone on Earth will be connected."<p>Certainly the number of people online is expanding dramatically, in particular with the spread of mobile phones. But the entire world?<p>That's a …

Phone Plan: Google Now, Samsung Soon or Apple Later?

If you are in the market for a cutting-edge smartphone today, which should you choose? Every platform and manufacturer has its partisans, but the three front-runners are clearly the Google Nexus 4, the soon-to-be released Samsung Galaxy 4 and (at the moment) the iPhone 5. Adding to the confusion …

China, U.S. to form working group on cyberspying issue

The U.S. and China have agreed to form a working group on cybersecurity, after a recent volley of cyberspying accusations from both sides.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced from Beijing that the two countries will ramp up action on cybersecurity, Reuters reported.<p>Cybersecurity "affects …

It started with a cough: Deadly China bird flu outbreak raises fears of pandemic

BEIJING -- It began in late February when an 87-year-old man started coughing up phlegm. A high fever followed, he struggled to breathe and was dead just 13 days later.<p>His death in Shanghai, China, was one of 13 fatalities out of 41 known cases to date of a new form of bird flu that experts warn …