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US Senators: Edward Snowden Committed An "Act Of Treason"

There was some confusion on Twitter this evening: Was it Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) who called Edward Snowden's leaks about the National Security Agency an "act of treason," or was it Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.)?<p>The answer: It was both.<p>There is a big disconnect here between the media, which has …

Samsung announces the Galaxy Ace 3, a low-end LTE/3G smartphone

Samsung has announced another addition to its Galaxy range after it announced the Galaxy Ace 3, a new entry-level smartphone that will support LTE in certain markets.<p>Running Jelly Bean (Android 4.2) and powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, the Ace 3 sports a 4-inch display and a 5-megapixel …

Amazon Unveils $299 “Prime Fresh” Membership as It Expands Grocery Business to Los Angeles

Amazon today acknowledged the expansion of its same-day AmazonFresh grocery delivery business to certain neighborhoods in Los Angeles, making L.A. …

Authorities Were on to NSA Leak Snowden Before PRISM Went Public

In an unexpected twist to the PRISM scandal, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden came forward to identify himself to the world on Sunday, and further details continue to emerge, including the fact that authorities were already looking into him before any leaks were reported.<p>As revealed by the Guardian …

Unified Google+ Dashboard Lets Businesses Manage Presence In Search, Social, Maps, AdWords

Google today launched a new dashboard for businesses and Google+ page owners that will provide them with a single dashboard to manage many of their daily activities around Google’s tools. The new dashboard will, for example, allow businesses to update their info, including their website URLs, store …

Why Yahoo Could Become the Next Major TV Network

As the world waits to see if Yahoo will succeed in bringing Hulu into the Sunnyvale fold, it’s worth asking a long-term question about Yahoo and …

'Activation lock' to tighten iOS security

Apple may not be able to do anything to stop a mugger from stealing your iPhone, but changes in iOS 7 will prevent the thief from trying to sell the phone as new.<p>At its Worldwide Developers Conference here on Monday, Apple unveiled several security enhancements. Activation Lock is the most …

HP launches series of Haswell-based touchscreen commercial desktops

Hewlett-Packard is launching a series of commercial desktop computers today with Intel’s fourth-generation Core processors, formerly codenamed Haswell.<p>The computers include models with consumer features such as fast processors and touchscreens, along with business features such as high security, …

Twitter users go gaga over OS X Mavericks and iOS 7

Apple can still put on a show -- at least according to your tweets. The Twittersphere erupted in utter elation over the unveiling of OS X Mavericks and iOS 7 during Apple's keynote address at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference.<p>During the two-hour keynote, a majority of Twitter users tweeted …

BuzzTable Forks Over Even More Restaurant Customer Data With New ControlCenter

BuzzTable seems to be progressing in its noble quest to make getting seated at a restaurant as quick and painless as possible.<p>With its newly launched ControlCenter, BuzzTable’s guest communication platform now comprises three parts: WaitList+ for hosts, the BuzzTable app for guests, and …

With A Huge $70 Million Investment, Twilio Is Now Worth $500 Million

Twilio's core tech is a piece of software code called an application programming interface (API) that makes it easy for developers to add telephone calls and texting to websites and mobile apps.<p>A business could use Twilio to let a customer rep talk to people visiting its web site. Or a taxi service …

No Decisions Yet On The Most-Anticipated Supreme Court Cases

There's no big news again today from the U.S. Supreme Court — which is sort-of big news in itself because it means we're still waiting for the justices' decisions on these major cases:<p>-- <i>Fisher v. University of Texas</i>, a key test of affirmative action in higher education.<p>-- <i>Shelby County v. Holder</i>, in …

Apple Unveils MacBook Air With All-Day Battery Life

As expected, software was the star of the show at WWDC, with the introduction of iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks. But for those who were looking for shiny …

Half the United States’ most skilled workers don’t have a bachelor’s degree

Think you need a college degree to be a skilled worker? Think again.<p>With so much focus on staying competitive in global markets, jobs in the US bearing the STEM—science, technology, engineering and mathematics—moniker are in high demand. A new attempt to evaluate how 26 million US STEM workers use …

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