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Google makes the 'Nobel Prize of computing' worth $1 million

The Association for Computing Machinery's A.M. Turing Award is often called the "Nobel Prize of computing." Every year since 1966 it's been awarded to an accomplished computer scientist or engineer like Douglas Engelbart, the inventor of the computer mouse. But chances are you've never heard of the …

Deja vu: Samsung may be eyeing a mobile video service, again

Samsung Electronics hasn't had the easiest time developing consumer media services, but it may be trying again with new a short-form video service for mobile.<p>The South Korean tech giant has set aside "several tens of millions of dollars" to invest in mobile videos, The Information reported …

Apple-owned Beats Electronics Introduces New $300 Solo2 Wireless Headphones

Following the appearance of a regulatory filing last week, Beats Electronics today announced the launch of its new Solo2 Wireless on-ear headphones, the first product release since Apple's acquisition of Beats officially closed. The new headphones are a wireless version of the wired Solo2 …

Unhappy Yahoo investors urge merger with AOL

At least two of Yahoo's top ten stockholders want AOL to merge with and run the company, Reuters reported on Wednesday.<p>The investors are reportedly unhappy with the turnaround efforts of Marissa Mayer, who took over as Yahoo CEO in 2012 and has been striving to revive the company's sales and …

Advertising

Google’s ad server suffers global failure, causing millions of ads to disappear from web

An unusual glitch struck Google’s ad serving tool on Wednesday morning, causing blank spaces to appear in place of advertisements on websites like …

BT admits it's not even close to hitting its original fibre broadband target

When BT first set out plans to connect Britain with fibre optic broadband, it wanted to get 25 percent of homes on its network online without using old copper cables. That meant fibre optic wires running straight into your home, rather than just to your local cabinet on the street, where BT's aging …

Samsung lawsuit claims that NVIDIA's benchmarks are misleading

Samsung definitely isn't taking NVIDIA's first patent lawsuit lying down. The Korean tech firm has countersued NVIDIA not just for allegedly infringing on six patents, but for leading buyers astray with benchmarks for the Shield Tablet. NVIDIA is supposedly trying to "confuse customers" by claiming …

Apple in Legal Soup over Missing Text Messages

Following a ruling in a California court on Monday, Apple may face a class action lawsuit over the loss of ‘countless’ text messages, caused by the company’s iMessage service.<p>GigaOm reports that California resident Adrienne Moore filed a case against Apple back in May, on behalf of herself and …

Living Simply on a Lush Australian Estate

A family home on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula is built to blend in with its lakeside setting.<p>Located in a hidden valley on the picturesque Izu Peninsula, a few hours west of Tokyo, the Watanabe Residence, designed by...<p>Though the market has rarely looked worse, our primer on the past, present, …

Real Estate

You Think Facebook Privacy Is Bad? Take A Look At Smartphone Games

People who worry about social networks like Facebook prying into their personal information should probably also spare a thought for games like "Jetpack Joyride."<p>The popular mobile game is just one of many that's earned poor marks for privacy in a new study by PrivacyGrade, an organization made up …