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Amazon accidentally reveals new Kindle Paperwhite and September 30th release date

Ahead of any official announcement, Amazon briefly listed an updated, second-generation Kindle Paperwhite on its website this morning. As spotted by users at this Croatian forum, the product listing suggests that Amazon won't be reinventing the wheel with its next traditional e-reader. Instead, the …

DEA supplied with access to vast database of AT&T phone records

Project Hemisphere, which was detailed in slides supplied to The New York Times, included access to phone logs dating back 26 years.<p>U.S. law enforcement officials working on counter-narcotics operations have had routine access to AT&T's enormous database of Americans' phone records dating back more …

Surveillance

Struggling Oregon school district hopes to bounce back with computer science courses

Edtech startup Treehouse has been on a mission to bring more coding classes into high schools, and its crusade continues in the Umatilla School District in Umatilla, Ore.<p>Currently, the district’s high school program ranks in the bottom seven percent for Oregon schools, with median per capita income …

BBM for Android will look like this: beta tester gives you the tour (video)

BlackBerry Messenger's trip to iOS and Android is taking longer than we hoped, but when walkthrough videos are starting to leak out, it's a good sign that you're on the final stretch. Courtesy of JT and <i>BlackBerryOS</i>, we've now got an early peek of what it'll look like when the app eventually lands. …

Verizon buys up Vodafone’s stake in Verizon Wireless for a whopping $130B

After months of speculation, Verizon announced today that it has bought out British telco Vodafone’s stake in Verizon Wireless for $130 billion in cash and stock.<p>Vodafone previously owned 45 percent of Verizon Wireless, a joint venture that the two companies formed back in 1999 (when Verizon was …

Voila! Ballmer says Elop a candidate for Microsoft CEO

To nobody's surprise, Microsoft's outgoing CEO affirms that Nokia's outgoing CEO has a shot at being Ballmer's successor.<p>In a comment that should surprise no one, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said Tuesday that Nokia's Stephen Elop is a candidate to replace him.<p>"Stephen will go from …

Windows Phone

Largest fast food strike ever today: 58 cities will be affected

Work stoppage will hit about a thousand shops and several cities in the south today, as workers seek fair wages<p>Fast food workers today plan to mount one-day walkouts against nearly a thousand stores in over fifty cities -- the largest-ever mobilization against their growing, low-wage, non-union …

Best. Idea. Ever.

<b>Or, to make</b> it simple, we could call all of them Inhofes. Inhofe I, Inhofe 2: Electric Boogaloo, Inhofe III: The Inhofying.<p><i>Batten down the shutters, mother, There's an Inhofe a'blowin' in!</i>

Sure, Everything's Under Control

Another in our continuing look at what happens after the funerals are over and all the TV lights go out, and Anderson Cooper has found another disaster over which to preside. We return to West, Texas, or what's left of it, after the unregulated fertilizer plant blew up.<p>Dallas Morning News analysis …

U.S. Congress

Court finds Hotfile, and the guy running it, guilty of copyright infringement

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>A U.S. District Court in Florida has found digital file-sharing site Hotfile and its owner Anton Titov guilty of copyright …