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Microsoft sets Office free on iPhone, iPad with Android preview and Windows touch version in tow

Microsoft is continuing its strategy to attract more users of its products on various platforms, even though the company may not earn money from …

Alibaba Beats Sales Estimates for Inaugural Earnings Quarter

In its first earnings report as a public company, the Chinese e-commerce company exceeds expectations.<p>Alibaba beat sales estimates for its first earnings report as a public company.<p>The giant Chinese e-commerce company recorded earnings of 45 cents per share on revenue of $2.74 billion in the …

Carve anything out of metal or wood with Carvey

The home creating space is increasingly moving from the garage to the desktop, and the latest evidence is Carvey, a CNC machine the size of a …

Your Smartphone Can Photograph You, and Share the Pictures, Without Your Knowledge

Imagine if you discovered that your smartphone had been surreptitiously taking pictures of you at times when you thought the camera was off, and forwarding the resulting photos to some unknown stranger.<p>Sound like science-fiction horror?<p>It is actually possible today via cleverly-crafted malware.<p>One …

Wal-Mart will pay $81.6 million in pollutant dumping case

Wal-Mart on Tuesday said it would pay $81.6 million to the federal government as it pleaded guilty to charges that it improperly discarded hazardous waste such as bleach and fertilizer years ago at stores in California.<p>The Justice Department said that in cases filed by federal prosecutors in …

PCAOB Finds Problems with Deloitte Audits

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board released a report Tuesday on its 2012 inspection of Deloitte & Touche LLP, indicating that it found …

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#Hashtags: Facebook's missing link to pop culture

Scan Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr. Watch your favorite television show, or even listen to the radio, and you might notice that the biggest social network of them all is disconnected from pop culture -- at least when it comes to hash tags.<p>Hash tags are a form of expression that Facebook, like your …

Rumor: New Gmail UI launching on Wednesday

Google is reportedly going to unveil the new Gmail user interface on Wednesday, with the new UI expected to include some of the features seen in previous reports.<p>Earlier this week we found out that potential Gmail UI changes were revealed at Google I/O and then we saw a bunch of screenshots …

Drive and Calendar search rolling out to all US Gmail accounts

In October Google started a field trial that allowed users to peruse their Drive files and Calendar entries straight from the Gmail search box. Apparently the test was a rousing success, as the company is rolling the feature out to all US accounts, in English. The feature hasn't changed since it …

Chrome for Android automatically translates the web in latest beta

Google Translate is coming to Chrome on Android. The Chrome Beta Android app was updated Thursday with a new feature that can automatically translate webpages into different languages. On a phone or tablet, the feature works a lot like the translation capabilities that are included in Chrome on the …

Judge: Evidence shows Apple colluded to fix e-book prices

Pressure seems to be mounting for Apple in the e-book lawsuit brought against it and five publishers by the U.S. Justice Department.<p>With less than two weeks before the trial is set to start, the judge presiding over the case said Thursday she thinks evidence will establish that Apple indeed …

Twitter Just Launched Two-Factor Authentication To Foil Hackers: Turn It On

After a series of nasty hacks of high-profile accounts, Twitter just turned on a feature that’s becoming the new normal in Web application security: two-factor authentication.<p>As the video above shows, Twitter users can now sign up to have a unique code sent to their phone by text message whenever …