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Edward Snowden tells European Parliament how local spies aid NSA surveillance

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has sent testimony (PDF) to a European Parliament inquiry about the mass surveillance …

Ex-Apple CEO Sculley said to have Indian smartphone plans

Former Apple CEO John Sculley reportedly is planning to launch a smartphone brand in India, according to a report by tech-news site BGR that didn't cite sources.<p>Smartphone usage is exploding in India, with major players like Apple and Samsung pushing their phones through distribution networks and …

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Facebook Announces First Data Center with Rapid Deployment Design

Facebook today announced plans to build the first data center using its new “rapid deployment data center” (RDDC) design, its most efficient method to build a data center yet. It will be located in a second building at the company’s existing campus in Luleå, Sweden, the location of the social …

Mt. Gox Source Code Leaked By Hackers Along With Team Information, Customer Data

Those interested in building a Bitcoin exchange should look no further than this chunk of source code posted by a “Russian leaker” called nanashi_. It alleges to contain the 1,700-line source code for Mt. Gox’s electronic exchange.<p>The code describes the Bitcoin class for Mt. Gox and the various …

Samsung debuts its first Galaxy S5 ad during the Oscars and turns sponsorship dollars into all-star selfies

In case you hadn't heard, Samsung's newest phone is coming. At the Oscars, the Galaxy S5 just got a huge shot of publicity, both in a 30-second ad segment and the not-so-casual presence of its big bro, the Note 3, throughout the award ceremony. We hope you like Hollywood stars and selfies, because …

6 Things You May Not Know About Tencent

<i>Thomas Clayton is the CEO of Bubbly, a social media startup backed by Sequoia Capital, SingTel Innov8, and JAFCO.</i><p>China’s Internet giant, Tencent, is a dominant force in the online and mobile market across China, with a market cap above $100B.<p>The company is best known for its top social offerings:<p>QQ …

TestFlight Owner Burstly Acquired By Apple

Burstly, the makers of an in-app ad management platform called SkyRocket and the parent company of popular mobile app testing platform TestFlight, has been acquired, we’re hearing. Though we’re working to get more information on this now, including deal terms, our understanding is that Apple is the …

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Samsung's next Galaxy will be wet, fit, and alive

To the power of 5<p>Mere days away from its big Unpacked event at Mobile World Congress, Samsung has issued the first video teaser for the major product it'll announce in Barcelona: the next Galaxy. Anticipated to be the Korean company's new flagship phone, the Galaxy S5 still remains a mystery, but …

Women Outnumber Men For The First Time In Berkeley’s Intro To Computer Science Course

For the first time in its history, Berkeley saw an introductory computer science course with predominantly female students – 106 women vs. 104 men. This slight turnaround signals a promising trend in the male-dominated STEM world.<p>To be sure, Berkeley is an exception: according to the National …

Google shuts down Bufferbox delivery service to work on Google Shopping Express

Google is focusing its shopping efforts. After purchasing Canadian startup Bufferbox back in 2012, the company has decided to shut down the Amazon Locker-like service this April. Bufferbox let users ship items directly to publicly-accessible lockers — a convenient option for accepting deliveries if …

Apple Acquires Burstly, Creators of TestFlight

Apple has confirmed reports that it has acquired Burstly, the development team behind app beta testing platform TestFlight. The news was first reported by TechCrunch earlier today. An Apple spokesperson confirmed the news in a statement saying:<p>Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to …

WhatsApp Rival Telegram Sees 5M Downloads in a Day

<b>Update, February 24:</b> Ok, folks, it looks like things are gathering serious momentum. Telegram says it saw 5 million downloads on Sunday, and it is top of the App Store in nearly 50 countries worldwide.<p>It seems that the recent WhatsApp outage, combined with security issues and Facebook’s impending …

Bye Bye, WhatsApp: Germans Switch To Threema For Privacy Reasons

Swiss startup Threema probably didn’t expect this. In 24 hours, the startup has <i>doubled</i> its user base, according to Süddeutsche. It is now sitting at the top of the paid App Store chart in Germany. Interestingly, Threema’s key feature is its true end-to-end encryption — German users probably don’t …

iOS 7.0.6 Contains A Crucial SSL Security Fix

Apple’s release of iOS 7.0.6 might seem like a routine update, but you’ll definitely want to install it, as it contains an important security fix that addresses a flaw with SSL encryption.<p>A support document about the update notes that a validation problem with Secure Transport could potentially …

Why did the Galaxy S4 falter and what does the Galaxy S5 need to reignite the love?

My biggest complaint with the Galaxy S4 was the attention spent on more trivial details, rather than focusing on what consumers would really make use of. S Health, Smart Pause, and Group Play were all neat little touches, but most people wouldn’t take a trip to the store for them.<p>Don’t …

Apple quietly issues iOS update to patch faulty SSL authentication (update 2: OS X patch coming)

Is that an iPhone in your pocket? Then you'd better pull it out, dive into the settings menu and check for updates: there may be an important patch waiting for you. Apple has quietly pushed out iOS 7.0.6 and 6.1.6 -- small updates that addresses a hitherto unknown security issue with its mobile OS. …

Kickstarter crowdfunding website hacked

<b>Online crowdfunding website Kickstarter has said that hackers obtained some of its customers' data.</b><p>The site was hacked earlier last week, but the breach has been repaired, chief executive Yancey Strickler said.<p>The hackers got some passwords, phone numbers and email addresses, but "no credit card …

Some day Silicon Valley will move north. Here’s why it should settle in Oakland

Advertisement<p>95 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr user Mike Disharoon<p>Silicon Valley is both a metaphor for the entire tech industry and a real place that is (on …

WikiLeaks Now Offers a Google-style Search Engine on its Site

Searching WikiLeaks for documents about a particular topic, event or individual just got a little bit easier. The whistle-blowing site now offers a search engine where you can query its entire database of published documents for a specific phrase or keyword of your choosing.<p>Just like Google, you …

Through Its Network Of Mentors, HackHands Offers Live Help For New Programmers

With sites like Codecademy and Stack Overflow, there are plenty of ways to learn programming and get help online — but there’s nothing like a live human being who can answer your questions and look at your code, according to the co-founders of a new website called HackHands.<p>One of those …

Bing Code Search for Visual Studio 2013 Helps You Find Samples

Microsoft is supporting the developer community today with a new extension for Visual Studio 2013 called Bing Code Search. In essence, it allows programmers with any level of experience to find relevant code samples from repositories including MSDN, StackOverflow, Donnetperls and CSharp411.<p>So if …

Huawei teases new devices for MWC, also jabs at Samsung and Apple

With MWC only a week away, we’re starting to see plenty of companies teasing their upcoming devices ahead of the event. Huawei is no exception, and has now launched a new advertisement that not only hints at several new devices, it also semi-subtly takes a jab at the two biggest giants in the …

Curriculum Vitae from Anton Yermolov

How To Stand Out – Creative Curriculum Vitae.<p>There are so many creative designers out there. Ukrainian graphic designer and illustrator Anton …

Webee: A home hub that’s all about the algorithms

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Webee<p>The smart home is fine, but I’m still waiting for the anticipatory home. A home that not only accepts programs …