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How to Beat Online Price Discrimination

A new study found that major e-commerce retailers show some users different prices or a different set of results.<p>Do you think you can find the lowest …

eCommerce

A Guy Who Led Monetization At Facebook Thinks Pinterest Will Smoke His Former Company And Google

Kendall, who's come to know both companies' products and their advertising appeal well, believes Pinterest is uniquely positioned to zoom past Twitter, Google and Facebook in terms of revenue. He tells Forbes that Pinterest has the "biggest business opportunity in the last 10 to 20 years for an …

Jack Dorsey

Yahoo Servers Were Owned By Bash Bug Hackers

At least two Yahoo! servers were compromised over the weekend by hackers exploiting the infamous Shellshock vulnerability, resident in command line processor Bash.<p>The details of the breach were released by researcher Jonathan Hall, who claimed Romanian hackers attempting to build a sizable botnet …

Why women leave tech: It's the culture, not because 'math is hard'

I knew something was up when Sandhya, a talented project manager I only knew slightly, asked me if we could have lunch.<p>She had recently come back …

All iCloud Services Down for Some Users [Update: Fixed]

Apple's iCloud appears to be down for some users, with many people reporting issues logging into iCloud.com and accessing iCloud content like Mail, Calendar, and Notes.<p>According to Apple's System Status Page, all iCloud services and features are entirely inaccessible for some users, with the outage …

Netflix lost 218 database servers during AWS reboot and stayed online

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit: Netflix<p>Netflix has mastered the art of keeping its Amazon Web Services infrastructure online over the years, but even …

Show Focus Points for Lightroom is a handy imaging plug-in

It may not have occurred to you to double-check which focus points were used when you shot a photo with your DSLR, but the recent Show Focus Points plug-in for Lightroom makes such an inquiry somewhat fascinating.<p>Show Focus Points, still in beta, is free for both Mac and Windows versions of …

Apple's iPhone 6 Plus Pre-Order Shipping Estimates Slip to 3-4 Weeks

Several hours after Apple began taking pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Store shipping estimates for new orders of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus have now slipped beyond their original September delivery date in the United States.<p>The larger 5.5-inch model now shows an estimated ship …

Dell announces 27-inch 5120×2880 display, a perfect panel for a future Retina iMac

Dell has just announced a brand-new 27inch external display with an insane resolution of 5120×2880. Pixel counts of this magnitude were thought to be several months out, stretching into mid 2015, so Dell’s abrupt announcement has come as a bit of surprise. In summary, the 27-inch panel has 14 …

Metadata analysis of leaked photos suggest complete iPhone backups obtained

A forensics consult and security researcher who analyzed metadata from leaked photos of Kate Upton said that the photos appear to have been obtained using software intended for use by law enforcement officials, reports <i>Wired</i>. The software, Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker (EPPB), allows users to …

Instagram is Down

At the height of #TBT (Throw Back Thursday), Instagram is down. The mobile app photo feeds are not refreshing and the desktop site is throwing a “500 Internal Server Error.”<p>The company tweeted the following:<p>We’ll keep refrshing the site and app until everything returns back to normal and we can …

These are the 25 most popular mobile apps in America

In its latest mobile app report, comScore tracks the 25 most popular apps in the US. This is an interesting slice of the App Store, as it highlights active usage, not just one-time downloads or recent popularity.<p>Some observations:<p><b>Facebook is by far the top app,</b> with 115.4 million unique visitors in …

Apps

10 Apps You Probably Never Heard Of That Employees Are Sneaking Into Work

With our tablets, smartphones and cloud services, if we need an app, we get it ourselves.<p>This is drastically different than the way work tech used to be: bought by IT, set up by IT, issued by IT and controlled by IT. You didn't like what you were given? Oh well.<p>Interestingly, this has created …

Apps

PSN Down As Sony, Blizzard, Riot And Others Are Under Siege By Hackers

If you’re trying to play a game on PSN today, you may be running into some issues. Despite routine maintenance set for tomorrow, over the weekend Sony's PSN service has been hit by a series of crippling attacks from a hacker/vandal collective known as “Lizard Squad.”<p>The group also claims to have …

Watch it, Box: Google pulls 1,800 businesses into Drive for Work every week

Since Google announced its business-focused flavor of Google Drive, Google Drive for Work, adoption has been swift, according to figures the company released today.<p>“Today, more than 1,800 businesses sign up for Drive for Work each week,” Scott Johnston, director of product management for Google …

Google cars designed to speed because obeying the law can be dangerous

Google’s self-driving cars are designed to exceed the speed limit by up to 10 miles per hour because stubbornly obeying the law can be a danger to everyone on the road. The legal and philosophical consequences of this fact are fascinating.<p>In a recent Reuters review of the Google car, reporter Paul …

How Wi-Fi Could Revolutionize The Way We Use The Web

"When people hear 'Wi-Fi' they say, 'That's that thing that doesn't work very well at my house,'" says Jaime Fink.<p>His company, Mimosa, works with technology that could turn Wi-Fi from a way to save money on our smartphone data plans to an internet connectivity option on par with fiber and leagues …

Telecoms

Netflix streaming service hit by partial outage

Disruption in nearly every geographical zone is preventing customers from viewing some content on Netflix.<p>Netflix's streaming service is experiencing a partial outage this Tuesday evening, preventing customers from watching some movies and TV programs.<p>The company said in a tweet that customers in …

Televisions

The Firm Taking On Elon Musk's Rooftop Solar Empire Is Going Public

Vivint Inc.'s market debut could come as soon as this fall, depending on market conditions, Reuters said. Vivint Inc. is currently owned by PE group Blackstone.<p>Vivint trails only SolarCity in U.S. panel installation volumes, according to the GTM Research U.S. PV Leaderboard, though at 9% of market …

Solar Power

Tesla Motors Idles California Plant To Prepare For Model X Production

Tesla Motors is halting production at its assembly plant in Fremont, California to prepare for the rollout of its electric crossover vehicles, known as the Model X. Tesla will also enhance its existing assembly line to increase the speed of Model S output, according to Bloomberg.<p>Simon Sproule, a …

The Beginner's Guide to Facebook Ads for Small Businesses

Rewind the clock a few years and you’d frequently hear people suggesting that Facebook is a great marketing channel because it was free to have a presence. If you built a good Facebook page for your business and attracted lots of fans, you’d have a valuable platform to talk to potential and …

10 Free Android Apps Everyone Should Download

Every time I get a new Android smartphone or tablet, I install certain apps right away, before I even really start to play with the device — apps I …

Apps

Bluetooth Shower Speaker | Cult of Mac Deals

This rechargeable bluetooth shower speaker is water-resistant with a suction that allows you to secure it to your shower wall and listen to tunes or make hands-free calls.<p>10 meter wireless connection range<br>• Showerproof casing with IPx4 rating<br>• Built-in rechargeable battery - cable included<br>• Built-in …

Verizon Is Twitter-Stalking Competitors' Angry Customers

Verizon is monitoring Twitter better than the NSA monitors phone calls. All companies have become pseudo-stalkers on social media, their Twitter specialists leaping into @ction when they see people complaining about a late plane, poor service, or high fees. We Twitter users all know the routine: …

Airbnb CEO spells out the end game for the sharing economy, in 7 quotes

Facebook Is Testing Out Ads Using 'Missed Calls' In India

There are over one billion people that have smartphones in the world, but roughly seven out of ten people still use feature phones. A large portion of the population in high-growth countries like India, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia and Nigeria use feature phones as a primary device for …

How Do We Know Driverless Cars Are Safe? Google Says 'Trust Us'

Driverless cars are on the road now - Google's fleet has logged about 700,000 miles of autonomous driving - and the California DMV will be issuing regulations in a matter of weeks allowing self-driving cars to be sold to the public, possibly setting the regulatory pattern for the rest of the …

Autonomous Cars

This Site Shows Who Is Hacking Whom Right Now — And The US Is Getting Hammered

U.S.-based computer security firm Norse has released a real-time animated map that illustrates ongoing cyberattacks around the world. Without a doubt, the U.S. is getting constantly hammered by hackers.<p>In just 45 minutes, the U.S. was the victim of 5,840 cyberattacks.<p>The Norse map does not …

Cybersecurity

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

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