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Apple MacBooks could be affected by undetectable Thunderstrike threat, says researcher

Thundrestrike compromises your MacBook's Thuderbolt port to infect your computer system.<p>A new malware called Thunderstrike has been successfully …

'Positive' results in 1st Ebola vaccine trial

The first human trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine has produced promising results, U.S. scientists said, raising hopes that protection from the deadly disease may be on the horizon.<p>All 20 healthy adults who received the vaccine in a trial run by researchers from the National Institutes of …

GT Advanced claims Apple used ‘bait-and-switch strategy’ and said to ‘put on your big boy pants and accept the agreement’

Following a court order that documents be unsealed regarding the ill-fated partnership between Apple and sapphire crystal glass maker GT Advanced, a number of interesting anecdotes surrounding the tumultuous relationship have been exposed. In an unedited affidavit, GT Advanced COO Daniel Squiller …

Bankrupt Sapphire Glass Supplier Reveals New Details Of Its Disturbing Relationship With Apple

In a supplemental declaration by GT Advanced COO Daniel Squiller unsealed on Friday outlining GT Advanced's relationship with Apple, it's clear — at least as Squiller tells it — that Apple and GT's relationship was doomed from the start.<p>We first saw the document after it was posted by the folks at …

Bank of America

Mac Achieves Highest U.S. PC Market Share Ever In Q3 2014 According To IDC

Apple’s Mac marketshare hit record highs during the third calendar quarter of 2014, according to research firm IDC. Official numbers from the firm’s quarterly PC tracker show that Apple’s Q3 shipments topped 2.34 million Macs moved during the quarter in the U.S., giving it 13.4 percent market share …

Study proves that we can control each other's brains over the internet

A group of University of Washington researchers showed a year ago that brain-to-brain interfacing is possible in real life. Now, they're back after conducting a more thorough experiment, proving that their initial success wasn't a fluke. This time, the team performed tests using not just one pair, …

Amazon Echo Is A $199 Connected Speaker Packing An Always-On Siri-Style Assistant

Amazon has a new product that doesn’t really have any current equivalent form any other tech company – a connected speaker called Echo that’s always-on, listening for commands that its virtual assistant can then respond to with information or by triggering a task.<p>The cylindrical device has …

'WireLurker' malware attacks iPhones via Mac OS X

A U.S. security firm has found that iPhone and iPad users in China are facing the threat of a new virus that attacks their mobile devices via Mac desktop and laptop computers.<p>The virus jumps from Mac OS X to the mobile device via a USB cable, says Palo Alto Networks, the U.S. firm that discovered …

5 ways to get 400 hp or better for $20,000

Big power, econocar bucks.<p>We live in a world where 200 horsepower is economy-car fare, 300 horsepower is mildly interesting, and 400 horsepower is the minimum needed to command many enthusiasts' attention.<p>Big horsepower is affordable, too, if you know where to look. In the past decade, the world …

Ford Mustang

Scientists Find Differences In The Brains Of People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

<i>By Nathan Collins</i><p>Chronic fatigue syndrome affects as many as four in a thousand people in the United States -- perhaps more. Despite that, there's been slow progress in understanding the disease, and researchers still aren't exactly sure what causes it. Now, a small new study hints that subtle …

For the first time ever, Australian surgeons transplant “dead” hearts into patients

This procedure could save 30 percent more lives<p>Australian surgeons transplanted "dead" hearts into patients for the first time ever.<p>The procedure, which was performed on three patients on Friday, uses hearts that have stopped beating for up to 20 minutes. Previously surgeons only performed heart …

Powerful New Microscope Allows Scientists To View The World Like Never Before

You've never seen cells up-close quite like this.<p>Developed at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a powerful new microscope can record the activity of living cells, molecules, and embryos in 3D and in real-time. Just check out the video above that shows a HeLa cell dividing, and prepare for your mind …

Toxin-Secreting Stem Cells May Destroy Brain Tumors From Inside Out

Poisoning cancer from within<p>In the realm of cancerous diseases, tumors affecting the brain can be particularly difficult to cure. Many are fast moving and take hold of key sections of the body’s most fundamental organ, rendering surgical removal extremely difficult or impossible.<p>Now, researchers at …

A Developer Says Apple Sent Him Screenshots Of Porn In Order To Confirm How Easy It Is To Search For Porn With His App

In a Medium post, developer Carl Smith has a detailed story about how his app was denied access to the Apple Store because of how easy it was to search for porn (and find it) using the app.<p>In order to prove this to Smith, Apple allegedly sent him a screenshot of a man masturbating.<p>And, there was no …

Employment

Windows shops want Docker-style containers, and Microsoft is on it

While developers drool over and start playing around with Docker, an open-source technology for packaging up code into convenient containers that can move from one server environment to another, some big companies could be sitting out of the conversation for the most part. Many IT shops run the …

Sony's tiny high-resolution audio player might be the next big thing

It's called the Walkman NWZ-A17, and this wafer-thin player has a lot going for it, says the Audiophiliac.<p>Sony's latest reboot of the Walkman -- the NWZ-A17 high-resolution music player -- brings back memories of the original Walkman analog cassette players that were all the rage in the 1980s. Sony …

Audiophile

HIV bounces back in baby ‘cleared’ of the virus by drug treatment

Doctors had hoped that swift and aggressive anti-retroviral treatment might eradicate HIV in babies born with the infection<p>Doctors in Italy have reported that a baby who was apparently cleared of HIV after an early and intensive course of antiviral drugs is still infected with the virus three years …

9 Times Apple Got It Wrong

Under the leadership of Steve Jobs, Apple introduced industry-shaking products like the iPod, iMac, iPhone and iPad — devices that have collectively changed how we consume media today.<p>But Apple didn't always get it right.<p>From mocking larger tablet-sized smartphones (a.k.a. "phablets") to saying the …

iPhone 5

World's Broadband Gets Broader, but U.S. Still Lags Many Countries

Broadband Internet is creeping into all corners of the world, but there's a lot left to be done, according to the latest report from networking services company Akamai. The second quarter of 2014 marks the first time the global average broadband speed jumped over the 4-megabit mark, an arbitrary …

Televisions

‘Shell Shock’ command line vulnerability present in OS X, could be bigger than Heartbleed

<b>Update:</b> Apple has issued a statement to iMore regarding this issue, stating that most Mac users are already protected unless they have configured “advanced UNIX services.” An update is in the works to protect those users.<p>A vulnerability in Bash, the software used to control the command shell in …

iOS 8's WiFi location privacy isn't as powerful as you might think

If you were hoping that iOS 8's ability to hide your device ID from nearby WiFi networks would render you invisible to nosy hotspot operators, you'll want to dial back your expectations a bit. AirTight Networks' Bhupinder Misra has found that Apple's hardware address randomization only kicks in …

Apple Ceases Signing iOS 7.1.2, Downgrading No Longer Possible

As of today, Apple has stopped signing the iOS 7.1.2 firmware, which will prevent users from downgrading from iOS 8 back to iOS 7 (via <i>iClarified</i>). This means that users who are unhappy with the changes that iOS 8 have brought or unsatisfied with bugs introduced with the update will be unable to …

A Convincing Theory Explains Why The iPhone 6 Plus May Have A Bending Issue

Apple told Business Insider that a bend in the iPhone 6 Plus is "extremely rare" with normal usage. Still, the company has yet to offer any real reason for why this may happen in the first place. One Imgur user, however, claims to provide an explanation for why the iPhone 6 Plus could be …

Mobile Technology

Sorry, you can no longer downgrade from iOS 8 back to iOS 7

If you hate iOS 8 -— whether because it runs like crap on your device, you miss your jailbreak, or because it’s significantly more buggy — you’ve previously had the option to downgrade back to iOS 7.1.2 if you wanted to.<p>But bad news. That ship has sailed. Apple has stopped signing iOS 7.1.2, making …

Bendgate Unbent: Apple And Viral iPhone 6 Plus Bender Are Both Right

Bendgate, the story about how Apple's new iPhone 6 Plus can be permanently bent by the normal activity of some users, has been an unsettling episode. It’s time to put it to rest.<p>When <i>Consumer Reports</i> published its own testing related to the controversy last night, two things became clear. First, …

Rotten to the Core: How an Apple mega-deal cost Los Angeles classrooms $1 billion

Bad business and worse ethics? A scandal is brewing in L.A. over a sketchy intiative to give every student an iPad<p>Technology companies may soon be getting muddied from a long-running scandal at the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the nation’s second-largest system. A year after the …