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Samsung Details New Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge, Gear S Watch and Gear VR Headset

Ahead of Apple's upcoming press event where it will introduce larger iPhone models, Samsung today kicked off IFA 2014 with a presentation that unveiled several new mobile and wearable devices including the Note 4, Note Edge, Gear S smartwatch and Gear VR headset.<p>The Note 4 and Note Edge are two new …

You can steal data from a computer by touching it

Normally, breaking a PC's security involves either finding security exploits or launching brute force attacks, neither of which is necessarily quick or easy. However, a team at Tel Aviv University has come up with a potentially much simpler way to swipe data from a computer: touch it. If you make …

NSA and GCHQ agents 'leak Tor bugs', alleges developer

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1102000/1102748_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1529846333_ec16f0c9c40b81ffdf5a6ceee142a498<p><b>British and American intelligence agents attempting to hack the "dark web" are being deliberately undermined by colleagues, it has been …

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Samsung files for a mind-bending flexible phone patent

Somewhere in South Korea, Samsung employees are hard at work creating the smartphones of tomorrow, weird and wonderful devices designed to bend, flex, and roll without taking any damage.<p>One newly discovered patent application gives us a glimpse of such a device that could be coming in the not so …

White House cybersecurity chief is proud to know nothing about cybersecurity

Even if their intentions are good, there's a reason that we don't let amateurs do brain surgery or design housing complexes. That logic doesn't seem to apply at the highest levels of government, however, after Michael Daniel boasted that about his lack of knowledge in his specialist field. In an …

Now Profitable, AppNexus Scores $1.2 Billion Valuation For New York Ad Tech Scene

The New York ad tech community has a billion-dollar company at last, and it’s Brian O’Kelley’s AppNexus after all.<p>Weeks after rumors linked Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba to an investments, AppNexus has announced a new late-stage funding round that values the company at $1.2 billion, nearly …

Intel's contribution to solving Parkinson's: big data

Chip giant Intel has found a way to demonstrate the value of big data analytics in the big health care industry. It’s partnering with Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and working on a study that will pull patterns from data coming from patients’ wearable devices.<p>The collaboration, …

IBM Builds A Scalable Computer Chip Inspired By The Human Brain

“I’m holding in my hand a chip with one million neurons, 256 million synapses, and 4096 cores. With 5.4 billion transistors, it’s the largest chip IBM has built.”<p>Dr. Dharmendra S. Modha sounds positively giddy as he talks to me on the phone. This is the third time I’ve talked to him about his …

Medialets' tools mean mobile advertisers can track campaigns in real time

Mobile ad publishers looking to maximize campaigns — and dollars — may have a new friend in town.<p>Mobile-attribution play Medialets, headquartered in Manhattan, unveiled a new set of tools today that enables publishers and advertisers to track how their ad campaigns are fairing across multiple …

Egyptian court confirms death sentence on Muslim Brotherhood leader and 182 'supporters'

Mohamed Badie, leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and at least 182 supporters have death sentences confirmed<p>An <b>Egyptian</b> court has upheld death sentences against Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 182 alleged supporters over the death of a policeman last summer.<p>The defendants were …

US demotes Thailand and Qatar for abysmal human trafficking records

The US has signalled its mounting concern over modern-day slavery in Thailand and Qatar after it downgraded both countries on its human trafficking watchlist following revelations of appalling maltreatment of migrant workers.<p>Thailand was relegated to the lowest rank in the state department's …

Shiite cleric issues threat to US military advisers as Iraq militants take border post

A high-level Shiite cleric in Iraq issued a warning to American military advisers bound for Iraq Friday, hours before Sunni militants captured a crossing on Iraq's border with Syria and Shiite militia members paraded in Baghdad and other cities.<p>Sky News reports that Nassir al-Saedi, a cleric loyal …

Google's Nest Labs acquires Dropcam for $555M

Home automation company Nest Labs will acquire the video-monitoring startup Dropcam, which makes Web-connected home security cameras, in a deal worth $555 million in cash. The deal, signed Friday, has yet to close.<p>Nest will fold the company into its existing line of smart-home products, which …

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