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UPDATE: Feds Take Up ‘Expendables 3’ Leak Probe After Lionsgate Files Lawsuit

A federal investigation has been opened into the source of the illegal downloads of Lionsgate action pic <i>The Expendables 3</i>, according to sources with …

Macintel: The End Is Nigh

<i>When Apple announced its 64-bit A7 processor, I dismissed the speculation that this could lead to a switch away from Intel chips for the Macintosh</i> …

Why Apple could break up with Intel over the Mac

When Apple announced its 64-bit A7 processor, I dismissed the speculation that this could lead to a switch away from Intel chips for the Macintosh line for a homegrown “desktop-class” chip. I might have been wrong.<p><b>“I don’t know exactly when, but sooner or later, Macs will run on Apple-designed ARM</b> …

Elon Musk says artificial intelligence is 'potentially more dangerous than nukes'

If the robots take over, at least Elon Musk will be able to say "I told you so." The billionaire inventor loves to make the impossible possible, but he is deeply afraid of artificial intelligence (AI). On Twitter this weekend, Musk said that "we need to be super careful with AI," adding that they …

This $1 Billion Startup Handles 5% Of All Web Traffic And Is Ready To Take On Cisco

Over the last three years, CloudFlare has grown 450% annually, and is currently adding about 5,000 new clients a day, Matthew Prince, its programmer/lawyer-turned-founder, tells us.<p>It is now handling the equivalent of roughly 5% of the entire web's traffic through its servers and, just as we …

Cybersecurity

iOS Users Seven Times More Active Than Android Users, Suggests Net Applications

Two numbers from recent surveys on ‘share’ in the smartphone world nicely illustrate the difference between users of the Android and iOS platforms, and act as a reminder to place Android’s market share dominance in perspective.<p>As Android touches 85% of the market share in terms of handset sales …

Google is stealing away Microsoft’s future corporate customers

Microsoft has long dominated the corporate-software market, and its new CEO Satya Nadella has set his sights on owning all things related to productivity and the cloud. But Google—fueled by its search-advertising business and consumer popularity—has been coming on strong for years with …

Customers

Get rid of the TSA? The agency's chief says not so fast

Do away with the Transportation Security Administration, critics implore. It's all just security theater, useless measures meant to make people feel safe. No terrorist plot has ever been stopped by the TSA, they insist.<p>TSA Administrator John Pistole has heard all the criticism of his agency — …

ISIS claims gains and a dam in northern Iraq

Fighters with the militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria reached the triangle border between Iraq, Syria and Turkey, it said in a message posted on Twitter on Sunday.<p>ISIS took control of Iraq's largest hydroelectric dam on Iraq's Tigris River, which provides power to the city of Mosul …

Israel: Temporary cease-fire starts Monday

Israel has agreed to a 7-hour humanitarian cease-fire, according to the Israel Defense Forces, but a spokesman for Hamas says it's a no go.<p>The cease-fire is expected to start at 10 a.m. local time (3 a.m. ET) Monday, the IDF said in a statement. It would not apply to the areas in which Israeli …

Google sees alleged child porn in man's email, alerts police

Does Google have the right to tip off police if it sees that you have allegedly illegal content in your email?<p>This question will concern some after news emerged that a Houston man, John Henry Skillern, was arrested by police for possession of child pornography.<p>Police told KHOU-TV that Google has …

Claimed next-gen iPad Air rear shell photos show redesigned speaker, recessed volume controls

In June, photos of purported physical mockups for the next-generation iPad Air (the next full-sized iPad) appeared on the web showing a similar design to the current model, but with some tweaks. Closely mimicking the improved design, images posted to Weibo this weekend purport to show a …