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Focus on Russia-China gas deal as Putin visits Shanghai | Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes to sign a multi-billion dollar gas agreement with China during a two-day visit that kicks off on Tuesday, ending more than a decade of false starts and wrangling over a deal seen as vital to both sides.<p>The company logo of Russian natural …

Chinese suspects accused of using 'spearphishing' to access U.S. firms

That link your boss emailed you: make sure it's actually from your boss and not a cabal of suspected Chinese military hackers.<p>That's one of the biggest takeaways from the cyber-spying indictment unsealed Monday by the U.S. Department of Justice. In it, five Chinese military officers were accused of …

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Thailand's army declares martial law after six months of political unrest

Thailand's army has declared martial law "to keep law and order" after six months of violent unrest and anti-government demonstrations and one day after the country's caretaker prime minister refused to step down.<p>The move, which came as a surprise, was announced on the military's television channel …

Twitter reportedly in talks to buy SoundCloud

A "YouTube for audio" acquisition would instantly give Twitter wide access to the music industry -- but it would be pricey.<p>Twitter may be in talks to purchase SoundCloud, a large service that is known by some as YouTube for audio.<p>According to Recode, Twitter is "considering a deal" to buy the …

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Here are the robots, drones and fire-spewing octopus you missed at this weekend’s Maker Faire

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>The first thing you notice when you approach the annual Bay Area Maker Faire are the flames — as in, the …

Spansion's dual-core processors will become your car's brains

Spansion is launching a family of ARM-based chips that will serve as the brains of smarter cars.<p>The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based chip maker is unveiling its Spansion Traveo microcontrollers today for automotive applications. The dual-core chips are based on the ARM Cortex-R5 core and will deliver high …

Google Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of The Rubik's Cube With Doodle Game

Every now and again I’m really impressed by the simple, browser-based Doodle games Google puts up on its homepage. These are typically meant to commemorate something special—someone’s birthday, or the advent of some technology.<p>Where the Rubik’s Cube fits into the bigger scheme of things is …

The NSA Is Listening to Every Phone Call in the Bahamas

The U.S. is cov­ertly re­cord­ing the con­ver­sa­tions of “vir­tu­ally every cell­phone con­ver­sa­tion” tak­ing place in the Ba­hamas and stor­ing …

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Walmart and T-Mobile to offer tablets with free data plans

The self-proclaimed 'un-carrier' is expanding its tablet presence with a rollout of its "free data for life" offer at Walmart stores.<p>T-Mobile is rolling out a pair of affordable tablets at Walmart stores nationwide with " free data for life." Each slate comes with 200MB of data per month for the …

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The NSA is recording all cellphone calls in the Bahamas

You might want to be careful of what you say over the phone the next time you visit the Bahamas. According to <i>The Intercept</i>, NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal that the security agency is not just listening to all mobile calls made to, from and within the island nation, but also recording …

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When Jonah Peretti walked away from a lucrative acquisition offer from Disney (DIS), it put the wheels in motion for BuzzFeed. This was not a young company turning down a paltry offer to cash out early. BuzzFeed is seven years old, with investors ($46.3 million worth) and employees (more than 500), …

Twitch: Has Google valued watching others play games at $1bn?

<b>Google is rumoured to be in talks over a $1bn (£593m) deal for the video game-streaming service Twitch.</b><p>The fast-growing service allows gamers to broadcast their play live so that others can watch.<p>It is being reported that Google-owned YouTube has beaten off competition from Microsoft to reach an …

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Verizon lights up improved XLTE data service in 44 states

Well, if the comprehensive leaks from last week weren't enough, Verizon Wireless has just confirmed that its enhanced XLTE wireless data service is a real thing. Haven't been keeping tabs on the nuances of nationwide wireless network enhancement? It's cool: we have, and XLTE is nothing to sneeze …

Twitter Looks to Get Back Into Music, by Possibly Buying Soundcloud

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Twitter is reportedly considering a deal to acquire SoundCloud, the German-based audio service that …