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iPad may be one source of growing issue of nickel allergies in children, suggests Washington Post

A report in the medical journal Pediatrics claims that the allergic reaction of an 11-year-old boy may have been due to the nickel in his iPad, with the Washington Post saying that the case appears to be just one example of many.<p>The boy, treated at a San Diego hospital, had a history of skin …

Apple denies iPhone threatens Chinese national security

Apple has denied claims its iPhone represents a threat to Chinese national security following a reports made by the state broadcaster<p><b>Apple</b> has denied claims its <b>iPhone</b> is a threat to Chinese national security following a report made by the state broadcaster alleging <b>the smartphone could reveal "state</b> …

Amazon Lures Google Glass Creator Following Phone Launch

<i>(Photo: Doug Plummer/ dougplummer.com)</i><p>The man who led Google's development of wearable technology project Glass is moving to rival Amazon.com<p>Babak Parviz, a director at secretive research lab Google X, noted on his Google Plus page over the weekend that he would be departing the Mountain View, …

Google Glass creator heads to Amazon - CNET

Babak Parviz, who led the development of Google Glass and other technologies at the Internet search-engine giant, confirms to CNET he left for Amazon.<p>Babak Parviz, a Google executive who led the development of the company's Glass wearable, has been hired by rival Amazon, a change that comes shortly …

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The Air Force Is Working On A New Bomber

The B-52 may finally have a grandchild.<p>The U.S. Air Force is quietly ramping up spending on a future bomber, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service published earlier this month. The Air Force also sent requirements for the program to the industry earlier this week. The goal is …

Now You Can Buy A 3-D Printer At Home Depot

A signal 3-D printing is passing the point of mainstream, Home Depot on Monday began selling MakerBot Replicator printers as part of a pilot project.<p>The test, which spans 12 locations in California, Illinois, and New York, follows Home Depot’s move three months ago to offer MakerBot printers on its …

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Google's Chrome Web Browser Is Killing Your Laptop Battery

There is a problem with Google Chrome on Microsoft Windows that is potentially very bad news for laptop users. It can drastically affect battery life, and even slow down your computer.<p>So, why is Chrome eating through your battery quicker than other internet browsers? The problem is down to …

Report: iPad May be Causing Allergic Rashes in Children

Apple’s iPad could be behind the previouslyunexplained allergic rashes in children. <i>The Washington Post</i> cites a case study of an 11-year-old boy, …

iOS 7 Adoption Hits 90% Ten Months After Release

Apple's iOS 7 adoption rate continues to grow, even as the release of iOS 8 approaches. As of yesterday, 90 percent of devices connected to the App Store are running iOS 7, according to new numbers posted on Apple's App Store developer support page.<p>The new milestone, which comes 10 months after the …

Four states were responsible for half of US wiretaps last year

Nevada leads the country in phone taps per citizen<p>Half of the phone wiretaps set up in the United States in 2013 were authorized in only four states, according to a report released this month that details last year's intercepted wire, oral, and electronic communications. California accounted for …

Google tried to stop Facebook from poaching employees

​Court documents in the wage-fixing lawsuit reveal that several tactics were allegedly dreamed up to prevent the social network from hiring Google workers.<p>As Google, Apple, Intel, and Adobe wait for approval of their settlement offer in the wage-fixing lawsuit, new details have been released.<p>US …

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Apple Facing Production Issues with iPhone 6 as 5.5-Inch Version May Be Delayed Until 2015

The launch of Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may be delayed into 2015 as Apple's production issues with the smaller 4.7-inch version will likely carry over into the larger model, according to a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.<p>Production bottlenecks on 4.7-inch iPhone 6 center on the …

REPORT: Apple Has A Secret Partnership To Make Battery Life A Lot Better

Apple is rumored to be working with Intelligent Energy, a fuel-cell firm that could enable Apple's devices to last "days or even weeks," according to a Daily Mail report.<p>Consumer technology is a major facet of Intelligent Energy's business. "Our technology can be sized to suit your requirements and …

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Chat App Wiper Deletes Conversations in One Click

Mobile messaging is the hot topic of this year — thanks to a few big acquisitions — but what can help a contender from standing out from the rest of the field? How about a privacy button that permanently removes all traces of a conversation with a single click?<p>That’s the formula behind Wiper, a new …

Google prepares modular phone dev kits (but your idea had better be good)

If you're a developer eager to start tinkering with Google's Project Ara modular phone technology as quickly as possible, it's time to get in line. The company has started taking requests for test boards; if you fill out the form before July 18th and meet Google's expectations, you could have …

In Europe, Google Stumbles Between Free Speech And Privacy

Google is trying to make sense of a sweeping decision about the Internet. In May, the European Court of Justice ruled that people have the right to be forgotten. That is, if you don't like something about you that pops up on a Google search, you can make Google hide that result.<p>The top court left a …

Microsoft won't let you set Google as default search on some new Lumias

Microsoft has disabled an option to set Google as the default search engine on some of its latest Lumia Windows Phones. The option is currently supported on the majority of Nokia's Lumia devices, thanks to an advanced setting in Internet Explorer on Windows Phone 8.0. Microsoft acquired Nokia’s …