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Greece bankruptcy looms as creditors reject bailout extension

Greece moved closer to a perilous bankruptcy Saturday after talks over a bailout package broke down with its creditors, who rejected any emergency extension of the aid that has kept the debt-ridden Mediterranean nation afloat.<p>The other 18 nations that share the euro with Greece said they would not …

Greece debt crisis: MPs back referendum on bailout

<b>Greece's parliament has backed plans for a referendum on its international creditors' terms for a new bailout.</b><p>The 5 July referendum was called by PM Alexis Tsipras, who urged voters to reject the proposal, which demanded reforms in return for loans.<p>The country's creditors have refused funding to …

Europe

Rapper Kanye West soars at Glastonbury Festival

GLASTONBURY, England (Reuters) - Kanye West delivered an uncompromising headline performance at Glastonbury Festival on Saturday that ignited when the U.S. rapper left the Pyramid Stage to take to the sky for hits “Touch The Sky” and “All of the Lights”.<p>West was the polarizing figure of Europe’s …

Glastonbury

BET Experience 2015: Nicki Minaj fails to impress

Nicki Minaj has come a long way since her last headlining tour. In the three years since her debut outing, which mostly brought her to theaters, the rapper has further cemented herself as the reigning queen of hip-hop.<p>She's scored numerous high-profile endorsement deals, had a stint on "American …

No wonder China is worried about Android—the NSA helped write its source code

Google’s Android smartphone operating system uses source code contributed by the US National Security Agency. Especially in the post-Edward Snowden era, that’s a red flag for Beijing, and helps to explains why China has been so eager to encourage the growth of non-Android smartphones within its …

Mobile Devices

More Than Half of America Has a Smartphone

It's official: Smartphones are no longer a niche product. For the first time since the Pew Research Center starting tracking smartphone ownership, …

U.S. schools not making the grade when it comes to education technology

Here’s a bit of disappointing but not-so-surprising news: according to a new report from the nonprofit think tank Center for American Progress (CAP), …

Governments Requested Information on as Many as 19,000 Facebook Accounts

Government agencies requested information on somewhere between 18,000 and 19,000 Facebook accounts, according to a post on the company’s website.<p>The …

Surveillance

Boot up: more on iOS 7, Galaxy S4 card update, US hacking China, and more

A burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>Is the new Apple iOS 7 look an improvement? >> Quora<p>Do pitch in. One …

US and China to discuss cybersecurity at high-level diplomatic meetings

The scourge of military and commercial hacking is to become the subject of high-level diplomatic talks between the US and China, in an apparent …

Microsoft borrows Siri for iPad smack commercial

Apple’s Siri is known for its occasional blasts of snark, but Microsoft has co-opted the virtual assistant for its latest Windows tablet commercial. …

Lenovo avoids the PC decline once again as HP and others slump

Lenovo's PC business has seen positive growth yet again, with quarterly shipments of its computers up 0.4 percent year-over-year. The growth comes despite what Lenovo cites as an 14.2 percent decrease of the industry as a whole over the same period. The Chinese manufacturer also reported 10 percent …

MediaFire promises streaming of stored music and video on its iOS and Android apps

MediaFire says its cloud storage service now has 30 million users, but it seems that only a minority of those are using its Android or iOS interfaces -- so far, the former has seen less than 500,000 downloads. One extra feature that might boost the utility of these is the forthcoming addition of …

Why the HTC One Lacks a Micro SD Slot

According to technical reasons we are not clever enough to be able to argue with, the version of the HTC One sold in the US lacks an SD card slot due …

Shazam for iPad now tags music and TV shows without user input

If you own a smartphone, you've more likely than not used Shazam. The app, which identifies songs by "listening" to their audio fingerprint, was one of the earliest and best ways to wow friends in the days when iPhones were still new to the mobile market. These days Shazam contains a hodgepodge of …

'Around 5 million' HTC One phones sold since launch

HTC has sold "around five million" of its flagship smartphone, the One, since launch. The impressive figure will abate fears that HTC is dead in the water (the company is struggling internally) but does confirm what we all suspected: it isn't able to keep up with Samsung in sales. The company's …