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A look at some of hacking accusations against China

BEIJING (AP) — Accusations of hacking by China and Beijing's counterclaims of such activity by the U.S. government have strained U.S.-Chinese relations.<p>China has consistently denied cyberspying activities and says it too has been victimized by cyberattacks.<p>A look at some of the American accusations …

China

Here’s What’s Involved In Devising And Building An App

Building an app isn’t just coming up with an idea and then coding (or finding someone to code it for you). There’s a lot involved in the end-to-end process that you wouldn’t necessarily think about when you’re idly dreaming about making one yourself. Developer David Smith, who created the …

Apps

Apple's new MacBook ditches inputs for a single reversible USB connector

Apple has just unveiled a new redesigned MacBook that's thinner, lighter, and smaller than existing MacBook Air models. While the 13-inch MacBook Air included an SD card reader, two full-size USB ports, and a Thunderbolt port, Apple is ditching all of these ports for its new 12-inch model. There’s …

MacBook Air

The Evolution Of The Browser

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Karl Mattson is vice president of international at Maxthon.</i><p>The browser wars have always been cyclical, moving from periods of monoculture dominated by one or two browsers to periods of comparative competition characterized by multiple, strong, second-tier browsers and a growing list …

Software

California DMV says Uber, Lyft, Sidecar cars need commercial plates

Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and other ride-hailing service drivers make money with their cars. So should they be required to carry commercial license plates? The California Department of Motor Vehicles says yes.<p>In a memo issued this month, the DMV cited the California Vehicle Code and said "any passenger …

The OPEC Era Is Over

The 54-year-old organization still exists on paper, but it's unclear whether it wields any influence as a cartel above and beyond the desires of one member: Saudi Arabia.<p>Here's what the BAML commodities research group wrote in a note at the end of November about the subject:<p>...the fact that the …

Oil

Google X Nano Pill will seek cancer cells in your body

Google’s moonshot group Google X is working on a pill that, when swallowed, will seek out cancer cells in your body. It’ll seek out all sorts of …

Cancer Cells

Watch: A Mind-Bending Experiment That Makes Water “Freeze” In Mid-Air

Brusspup is the closest thing YouTube has to a<p>wizardmagician. Almost a million people subscribe to his channel, where he regularly posts videos of optical illusions and natural phenomena, which he then explains with “science” or whatever.<p>His latest video takes on a phenomenon we’ve written about …

Filmmaking

How Marketers Are Mining Your Selfies for Data

Chances are when you post a selfie to Instagram or Flickr, you're not thinking about giving marketers valuable data. But The Wall Street Journal …

Marketing

AppRadio 4 will support Apple CarPlay, lossless FLAC media

Pioneer's AppRadio 4 smartphone-centric multimedia receiver debuts with new features and, surprisingly, a smaller screen.<p>The fourth generation of Pioneer's smartphone-centric AppRadio line of car multimedia receivers has been announced and is coming soon.<p>AppRadio 4 isn't much different from the …

Gear & Gadgets
Psychology

The Worst Investment You Can Make: Buying a Home

Dreams die hard. None of us want to give up the belief that we could be a rock star, a billionaire or even the president of the United States. Right …

Good Guy Google Goes On Love Bombing Initiative To Win Back Public Trust

Google has suffered an image problem since it was accused of providing a backdoor to the NSA in Snowden’s documents. And since then it has gone on a campaign to slowly regain the public’s trust in carefully managed bursts of ‘honesty’. Have you noticed how Google has developed a considerably …

Huawei's WiFi is ten times faster than yours

Don't look now, but the speedy WiFi router you just bought may already be old hat. Huawei has tested WiFi based on a future standard (802.11ax) that can hit 10.5Gbps -- about 10 times faster than what you typically get out of an 802.11ac connection today. The trick, the company says, is making more …

Restaurant payments startup Swipely whips up a fresh $20M

Restaurants and bars are getting smarter about the way they deal with customers these days.<p>Providence, Rhode Island-based Swipely makes a cloud-based payments system that lets restaurants and bars crunch data to find their best customers, detect most popular menu items, launch rewards programs, and …

Bitvore nabs $4.5M to be your ‘data mining for dummies’

If this startup delivers on its promise, big data might just become a little more digestible and friendly-looking.<p>Data-mining and business intelligence software Bitvore just scooped up $4.5 million is its first institutional round, including $1 million from crowdfunding sources. Southern California …

Watch Out For iBeacon—Because It’s Watching You

It might even tell you about mayo discounts.<p>Last June, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software, sneaked something big into his Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. On a slide listing features that would debut in iOS 7, an unfamiliar word appeared: iBeacons. An iBeacon is a …

Net neutrality and the fight for your TV

In the technology industry, few concepts are as noble in theory and as coldly calculated in practice as net neutrality.<p>The stock market reacted strongly on Monday to a Wall Street Journal report claiming that Apple Inc. is in discussions with cable giant Comcast Corp. regarding a potential …

Diets high in meat, eggs and dairy could be as harmful to health as smoking

People under 65 who eat a lot of meat, eggs and dairy are four times as likely to die from cancer or diabetes, study suggests<p>A diet rich in meat, eggs, milk and cheese could be as harmful to health as smoking, according to a controversial study into the impact of protein consumption on …

Russians Seize More Crimean Facilities, Demand Ukrainians Surrender

Russian forces seized two more Ukrainian facilities in Crimea today as others surrounded Ukrainian military bases, demanding their surrender.<p>In …