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AT&T Admits That Former Employee Illegally Accessed Customer Data

AT&T has admitted that a former employee gained access to a limited amount of customer information including social security numbers and drivers' …

Facebook's reportedly working on a mobile app for anonymity

Social media giant Facebook drew ire from some users recently due to its strict real name policy. Some even fled for Ello -- madness!<p>Now, it looks like Facebook's responding to complaints with a mobile app "that allows users to interact inside of it without having to use their real names." That's …

Here Are All The Reasons People Think There's Something Big Happening In North Korea

Separating truth from fiction in North Korea can be incredibly difficult. The country tries to maintain total secrecy as to its inner political workings, and its leadership is an almost-total black box.<p>However, the general trend of information from the past month signals that something might be …

Welcome to 'Endgame,' Google's worldwide augmented reality game that begins today

"[James Frey] had this whole thing conceived of as a never-before-done experience across all these media."<p>"Over a period of time, [Stella] herself as a character and the website itself as a game board will expand and get much more robust and much more interesting," says Stewartson. While there will …

Apple's iBook Prepares To Overtake Kindle In War Of The Mobile Readers

Amazon’s Kindle book-reading technology has enjoyed some years of pre-eminence. But a study released today (Tuesday 7 October) shows Apple’s rival iBook platform gaining ground.<p>Conducted by Publishing Technology, the joint US and UK survey shows that among the crucial ‘millennials’ age group (18 to …

The Most Beautiful iPhone Charger We’ve Ever Seen

Part sculpture, part charger, part clock, the Spira is magnetic . . . literally.<p>Wondering if there was a way to design her way around the disadvantages of wireless charging, interactive designer Alice Robbiani created the Spira, a sculptural charger that turns an iPhone into a magnetic objet …

Samsung is 'doomed' just like Apple is

Samsung's problems aren't small, but then neither is Samsung<p>I want to congratulate Samsung Electronics for matching Apple on a significant measure of a company's notoriety: analyst panics. Apple can't report its earnings without someone foretelling its fall from grace and now the same is true of …

Apple may be getting last laugh as Samsung earnings implode

For the past few years, Apple has seethed as it watched Samsung grab the buzz and market share lead with its Galaxy phones.<p>It wasn’t just losing that bothered Apple. It was getting spanked by a company Apple felt had essentially copied its best smartphone and tablet innovations. Apple launched a …

Immortalize yourself on a brick in the Nikola Tesla Museum

The dream of having a museum dedicated to inventor and futurist Nikola Tesla is taking shape -- brick by brick.<p>Thanks to a new Indiegogo campaign that lets sponsors purchase a brick with their name or a brief saying on it, funds for the project are quickly adding up. In fact, the campaign started …

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt: Competition Between Apple and Google is More Brutal Than Ever

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and former SVP of products, Jonathan Rosenberg, recently published a new book entitled "How Google Works, which explores topics like corporate culture, strategy, talent, innovation, dealing with disruption, and more. The duo have done an interview with …

Apple Watch gets trademarked in Europe

While the rest of us were celebrating the unveiling of Apple’s much-anticipated smart watch on Tuesday, Apple’s European legal team was busy rushing to file six trademark applications for the name “Apple Watch.”<p>Of these applications, four featured the Apple logo in front of the word “Watch,” while …

Report claims 27-inch Retina iMac w/ 5K display will arrive by end of year

Following our report in July detailing Apple’s work on a new 4K display, today a report from Taiwan-based display researchers WitsView claims Apple will release a new 5K iMac by the end of this year.<p>Adding a little bit more weight to today’s report is the fact that Dell just announced a 27-inch …

Google Offers Early-Stage Startups $100,000 In Cloud Platform Credits For 1 Year

If you are an early stage startup, Google wants to give you $100,000 in Cloud Platform credits for one year so you can host your applications on its servers (and not on AWS or Azure). This offer is part of Google’s Cloud Platform for Startups initiative, a new program the company’s senior vice …

Apple’s giant iPhone 6 order causing delays for accessory makers

Excessive demand might mean that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus won’t make it into your hands until October in some cases — but users waiting for iPhone 6 accessories could be delayed even longer.<p>According to sources who spoke with Cult of Mac, many smaller, non-Apple companies are currently unable …

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Senator Challenges Zuckerberg: 'Hire American Workers For A Change'

The speech attributed President Barack Obama's plans for potential executive action that would offer amnesty to some undocumented immigrants to meetings between White House officials and "the world's most powerful corporate and immigration lobbyists and activists who think border controls are for …