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Poll: Indian Muslim women want end to verbal divorce

<b>New Delhi, India -</b> An overwhelming majority of Muslim women in India want reforms in religious laws involving matters of divorce, alimony, polygamy and custody of children, according to a survey conducted by a rights group.<p>Titled "Seeking Justice Within Family: A National Study on Muslim Women's …

Religion

Canon's new full-frame camera will capture footage in near-complete darkness

Imagine being able to shoot video in almost total darkness and not wind up with a noisy, undifferentiated mess? That capability may be closer than you think with the announcement of Canon’s ME20F-SH, a full-frame multi-purpose camera that promises a maximum ISO of over 4,000,000.<p>That is not a …

Videography

Driverless Cars Are Disrupting the Insurance Industry

Tesla's Model S Referral Program: Is It a Warning Sign?

Surprise: Comcast won't let anyone watch HBO Go on PlayStation 4

And that's a shame, because HBO Go on PS4 is amazing<p>Comcast subscribers can't watch HBO Go on PlayStation 4. The app arrived on Sony's console Tuesday — and let me tell you, PlayStation owners had been dreaming of and awaiting that day for months. And then it came! Every other major cable or …

Smartwatches the next big idea as sales of smartphones slacken

LG and Motorola are expected to join Samsung, Pebble and Sony in offering wearable devices for your wrist<p>"Oh, you've got a Pebble," said the security researcher, Mikko Hypponen, looking at the smartwatch on my wrist. "Me too. But mine" – he pressed a button on the black device on his wrist, and the …

Google's camera app now lets you shoot in different aspect ratios

Google isn't done getting its Android camera app up to the standards set by third-party software -- not by a long shot. The company is now rolling out an update to Google Camera that lets you choose the aspect ratio for your photos, not just the resolution. If you prefer a movie-like widescreen …

Spotify Warns That It Was Hacked

Bad news for one unlucky Spotify user. On Tuesday, the company announced that it had been hacked, but only a single user had been affected.<p>Oskar Stål, Spotify’s chief technical officer, wrote that someone had gained “unauthorized access to our systems and internal company data.”<p>The damage was not …

Spotify

Google Looking At Dropcam And The Home Security Market, Says The Information

Google has reportedly ben interested in Dropcam as an acquisition target, according to a new report by The Information today. The supposed purchase would help Google with its aim of getting into the home security market, and would be tied to Google’s Nest division, which seems to be turning into …

Hacker who helped feds gets no more time in prison

NEW YORK (AP) — A computer hacker who helped the government disrupt hundreds of cyberattacks on Congress, NASA and other sensitive targets and …

LG Officially Outs Its Leaky G3 Smartphone: Bigger Hardware, Flatter Software

LG has officially outed its new flagship smartphone, the G3, at events taking place in London, New York and San Francisco.<p>TechCrunch was in attendance at the London event, taking place in a rainy Battersea Park far from any working 3G. Thanks, LG.<p>LG teased the new flagship at the end of last month …

US house price growth slows as demand weakens

<b>US housing price growth slowed to just 0.2% in the first three months of 2014, latest figures show.</b><p>According to the S&P/Case-Shiller index, the slowdown in growth compared with the previous quarter was partly caused by tighter bank lending regulations.<p>Further compounding the problem is rising …

Housing

Feds say it's time to regulate Big Data

For years, data brokers have been collecting and selling billions of pieces of your personal information -- from your income to your shopping habits to your medical ailments. Now federal regulators say it's time you have more control over what's collected and whether it will be used at all.<p>The …

LG unveils laser-focus enabled G3 smartphone

<b>LG's new flagship smartphone is the first to feature laser-assisted autofocus to help take sharp photos.</b><p>The South Korean firm announced the feature at the global launch event for the G3 handset, held in London.`<p>The technology is designed to let the Android-powered device's camera focus in dim light …

Mobile Technology

Spotify latest to be hit by hack on users

<b>Music-streaming service Spotify has become the latest high-profile technology company to be hit by a security breach.</b><p>The Swedish firm said no financial data had been accessed, and there was no "increased risk".<p>A portion of its 40 million users will need to re-enter, but not change, their log-in …

Personal Data

Amazon war with Hachette over ebook profit margins intensifies

It is another mystery for inspector Rebus to solve. Why is Amazon UK selling Saints of the Shadow Bible, the latest instalment of Ian Rankin's best-selling series about the Edinburgh sleuth, for half the price being advertised on its United States website?<p>The answer is that Detective Inspector John …

The LG G3 in America: Where to buy LG's new superphone in the US

Get the skinny on where to buy the new LG G3 smartphone in the US.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>This is an ongoing story and will be continually updated as more information about the LG G3's US pricing and availability is released.</i><p>Listen up LG fans because all the waiting and guessing games are over. That's right, …

Mobile

Apple Will Stream The WWDC 2014 Keynote Live On June 2

Apple will be streaming this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on June 2 at 10 AM PT (1 PM ET), the company announced today. Apple only sometimes streams live video of its special events, and never announces its intent to do so this far in advance, so this is an interesting development.<p>…

Mike Pouncey hasn't undergone psychological testing, not a fan of the idea

The Pro Bowl center will have to do so before he sees the field in 2014.<p>Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey doesn't think he needs to undergo psychological testing, according to James Walker of ESPN. Pouncey said on Tuesday that he has yet to fulfill the NFL's requirement to see a medical …

LG G3 Hands-on: a Worthy Contender to Samsung's Note Series, If It Can Live up to Its Early Promise

LG unveiled its G3 smartphone today, a successor to the G2, with a larger display, new camera options and some interesting UI tweaks.<p>It certainly looks like a worthy Samsung Note series rival on paper, so we went hands-on with the device to find out if it measured up in real life.<p>Scratching the …

FTC Says Data Brokers Need To Make Their Information Trove Clearer To Consumers

Big data and the growth of services that help us make sense of it are some of the more fascinating developments of our connected world, but in some cases they can be also some of the more scary, with companies collecting billions of data points that speak to every aspect of what we do online. …