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The 2016 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest

Organizers of the Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest have just announced their winning photos for 2016. The winner Davide Lopresti beat entrants from 54 different countries with his portrait of a spiny seahorse taken in Trieste, Italy. Prizes and commendations were also handed out in a …

FTC Goes After Router Maker Over Lax Security

(Reuters) – The Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday that Taiwan-based Asustek Computer had agreed to settle charges that security flaws in its …

Whether Apple or FBI is winning the PR war depends on which poll you're looking at

Americans stand firmly behind the FBI's effort to force<p>Appleto unlock their phones, according to the latest polls.<p>Or they don't.<p>Poll results are all over the map. Some polls have revealed that a third of those surveyed aren’t even aware of the contentious debate over the locked<p>iPhone.<p>Two leading …

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Google Just Made Another Smart Move In Its War With Microsoft

It is rolling out a better, more sophisticated program to attract partners, called "resellers," to help it sell.<p>And one big thing it will do is paying its most successful resellers a bigger commission.<p>Currently, the standard commission it pays is 20%, sources close to Google told the Wall Street …

'Sony-pocalypse': Why the Sony hack is one of the worst hacks ever

In a single week, hackers have brought a major Hollywood studio to its knees.<p>Sony Pictures is dealing with more than downed computers and frozen email. Movies have been leaked, and internal documents have exposed private company memos, along with employees' salaries, Social Security numbers and …

Skype Co-Founder Backs Wire, A New Communications App Launching Today On iOS, Android And Mac

Skype co-founder Janus Friis is backing a new communications app called Wire, out now for iOS, Android and Mac OS X. The app itself is the reimagining of how a communications tool like Skype should operate had it been built today. Much of that, in Wire’s case, means under-the-hood improvements that …

Google is killing CAPTCHA as we know it

If you've signed up for an account recently, you've probably seen it: a quick test that gives you a few distorted words and asks you to type them back in plaintext. The official name is CAPTCHA, a test designed to weed out the automated scripts used for spam, but it's been broken for a long time. …

Here's why Apple doesn't have a MacBook Air with a Retina display

Another Apple event has come and gone, and there's still no MacBook Air with a Retina display. I won't blame you if you're frustrated -- now that there's a 5K iMac, the Air is Cupertino's last screen-packing computer to ship without an extreme-resolution display. For that matter, competitors …

3 Things Apple Might Reveal at This Week’s Mystery Event

“It’s been way too long” since Apple’s last event in September.<p>Or so Apple said—facetiously, we hope—in an invitation sent to press this week. On …

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus preorders estimated to exceed 20 million units in China

Last time we checked in, Tencent had reported four million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus unofficial reservations had been recorded. In an update today, the site now says that combined preorders (which began on Friday) from sales channels have exceeded 20 million.<p>Via Digitimes, which originally found …

Here's Exactly What Apple Pay Will Look Like When You Set It Up And Make Transactions

Apple's mobile payment service, Apple Pay, is expected to launch within the coming days, and it looks like the company is already training its retail employees for the big rollout.<p>9to5Mac's Mark Gurman has obtained screenshots of the setup process and training materials for Apple employees from a …

FBI Director Says Apple and Google Are Putting Their Customers 'Beyond The Law'

FBI director James Comey really likes car analogies. Last week, in the first of a two-part interview on <i>60 Minutes</i>, he called the Internet the “most dangerous parking lot imaginable,” meaning, I think, that you should be prepared to Taser any menacing email attachment that sneaks up behind you. On …

Snapchat nude photos, videos reportedly leaked online

A Sunday event known as the "The Snappening" may have revealed compromising photos for an unknown number of Snapchat's users of a third-party website, according to The Guardian.<p>Hackers on Sunday posted photos and videos of Snapchat users, some of them underage, following through with a threat …

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Fast-charging batteries will power your gadgets for 20 years

Fast-charging batteries are all nice and good, but the lifespan matters, too -- why should you have to replace power packs (or entire devices) every couple of years ? You may not have to give up performance <i>or</i> longevity if researchers at Nanyang Technology University have their way. They've …

Underwater Photos of Puppies Diving Into Water

Seth Casteel, whose series of underwater photos of dogs fetching their ball first went viral in 2012 has continued to delight as the series extends …

Everything Apple Announced at Its September 2014 Event

After months of anticipation, the iPhone 6 is finally official… along with a bunch of other stuff! Here’s a recap of the highlights from Apple’s event today in Cupertino in case you were having some technical problems with the livestream. For full details, check out the link(s) below each highlight.<p>…