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Apple Sued for False Advertising of iPhones

Apple is facing a lawsuit accusing the company of falsely advertising the storage capacity available in its iPhones, iPads and iPods.<p>The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in the northern district of California, says that the massive data footprint of the iOS 8 operating system eats into the advertised …

Excavation uncovers secret underground Nazi WMD factory

Suspiciously high radiation levels around the Austrian town of St. Georgen an der Gusen had long fueled theories that there was a buried bunker nearby where Nazis had tested nuclear weapons during WWII.<p>Those suspicions came one step closer to being confirmed last week after the opening of a 75-acre …

Police arrest alleged member of group behind Xbox Live and PSN attacks

An alleged member of the group claiming responsibility for the DDoS attacks that took Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network down for hours on Christmas Day was arrested this week in the United Kingdom. 22-year-old Vinnie Omari, who is believed to be a member of self-styled hacker collective "Lizard …

Careers in tech: Everyone starts somewhere and students can start today

When I arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1976, the burgeoning tech industry that we know today was just taking shape.<p>It was an exciting time where everyone was looking to start something new and share ideas that would eventually create opportunities for people all over the world. I was part …

A Chinese Startup Made The Thinnest Smartphone In The World — Here's What It Looks Like

The Oppo R5 is the thinnest smartphone in the world.<p>It's more than two millimeters slimmer than the iPhone 6, and it's so skinny it can't even fit a standard headphone jack.<p>The phone, which was unveiled at the end of October, is only available in a few select countries at the moment. It will …

Make Your DSLR as Portable as Your iPhone

When asked what's the best camera, professional photographers will often say "the one you have with you." That's why iPhones are increasingly being used, even by pros, for photography. But what if there was a way to make DSLRs more portable, so they were always handy? That's the concept behind …

PlayStation Network down intermittently — cyberattackers take credit

Last week, Xbox Live went through a ton of issues due to a cyberattack. Now, it’s PSN’s turn.<p>Sony’s PlayStation Network online service is experiencing a number of issues that are keeping many gamers from signing in. Some of our writers are experiencing this firsthand, and the problems are …

Vidcoin Solves Buffering Issues For Mobile Video Ads

Vidcoin is an advertising technology startup focused on video ads for smartphones. The French startup makes watching video ads less painful by providing an SDK that will buffer videos before playing them so that they will instantly play.<p>“Mobile video continues to be a challenge for one simple …

George Lucas doesn't care about the new Star Wars trailer

The creator of the <i>Star Wars</i> movies hasn't seen the trailer for the new <i>Star Wars</i> movie. In an interview with <i>Page Six</i>, George Lucas was asked what he thought of the promising 88-second teaser for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>. "I don't know anything about it," he replied. " I haven't seen it …