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NSA collected Americans' email records in bulk for two years under Obama

The Obama administration for more than two years permitted the National Security Agency to continue collecting vast amounts of records detailing the …

HIV Undetectable in Two Patients After Bone Marrow Transplant

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Inventor and Computing Pioneer Douglas Engelbart Has Died at Age 88

Douglas Engelbart, the inventor and computing pioneer who will probably be best remembered as one of the people who invented the computer mouse, died …

Computer Science

GM Might Take Over France's Failing Peugeot

But any deal combining Peugeot with GM's European Opel division would face major political hurdles because it would bring more factory closures and job losses in France and Germany, people with knowledge of the discussions told Reuters.<p>The Peugeot clan, one of Europe's three surviving car …

Apple finally signs deal with TSMC to move away from Samsung

The thorny relationship between Apple and Samsung is well known. From close partners, the two companies became fierce rivals following Samsung’s entry in the smartphone business, but years of lawsuits and obvious hostility haven’t stopped the two top players in the mobile industry from maintaining …

Mobile

HP Exec Says It Would Be 'Silly' For HP Not To Get Back Into The Smartphone Market

At an event in Beijing earlier this week, Su-yin Yam, senior director of HP's consumer business in the Asia-Pacific, was asked if HP is planning to re-enter the smartphone market.<p>"The answer is yes but I cannot give a timetable," Yam told Indian news agency PTI in a story published Sunday. "It …

Thar He Blows: Trump Tussles With Scots Over Wind Turbines

A fierce legal battle is under way in Scotland, involving U.S. tycoon Donald Trump.<p>At the heart of the wrangle: wind.<p>Europe is leading the way in generating energy using wind. Huge turbines whir away on the hills and in the seas throughout the continent.<p>The roots of Trump's hatred for these …

China’s ICBC knocks Bank of America off the top spot as the biggest bank in the world

For the first time, a Chinese bank has been ranked number one in the world. The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China is now the world’s largest bank by tier one capital—the basic measure of a bank’s financial strength—according to research on the world’s top 1,000 banks compiled by The Banker …

Bank of America

HP returns to smart phones: Is Android the only option?

There's another player coming into the smart phone game. It's time for HP to decide whether to adopt Android for a second crack at phones and tablets.<p>…

Windows Phone

General Motors, Chrysler, and Ford report strong sales

<b>US car manufacturers reported their strongest monthly sales growth in June since the recession in 2007.</b><p>General Motors saw sales rise by 6%, Chrysler was up 8%, and Ford led the way with a 13% increase, led by truck sales.<p>Japanese carmaker Toyota reported the strongest sales of all, with a 14% …

General Motors

Jeep leads list of 25 most 'patriotic' brands

It's the brand known for winning World War II, for providing reliable transportation for American GI's under the toughest conditions for generations. And lately, it has come to symbolize American ruggedness and a sense of adventure.<p>So perhaps it's appropriate that Chrysler Group's Jeep brand is …

The Chinese Central Bank Freaked Out Over A Bank Lending Spike Unlike Anything It Had Ever Seen Before

First there was the Fed actions. Talk of the "taper" caused US interest rates to jump and equity markets to fall, as traders started to anticipate monetary tightening at an earlier date than previously thought.<p>But at the same time, in China, there was a spike in SHIBOR (which is China's equivalent …

Central Banks

Government Asked to Take Hard Look at Chrysler Jeep Safety Remedy

Ana Pena was an aspiring chef and a single mother of three with a wide smile.<p>That was a year and a half ago. These days she leads a very different …

The coming nuclear energy crunch

As the British and American governments signal their renewed commitments to nuclear power as a clean, abundant source of energy that can fuel high …

UK business confidence 'at six-year high'

<b>Business confidence in the UK is at its highest level since 2007, the latest economic survey from a leading business group has suggested.</b><p>The quarterly survey from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is the latest indication that the UK's economic recovery is strengthening.<p>There was further good …

Economics

Press Start: Xbox One to hit Tokyo Game Show, Ubisoft explains The Division and more

A selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.<p>It looks like Microsoft will be exhibiting the Xbox One at this year's Tokyo Game …

Android, Led By Samsung, Continues To Storm The Smartphone Market, Pushing A Global 70% Market Share

Google is grappling with an ongoing antitrust case in Europe over its online search business, and if its rivals have anything to do with it, that might extend into Google’s power in the mobile sphere, too. Figures out today from Kantar Worldpanel may not help Google’s case very much. The analysts …

Ouya Is a Compact Bundle of Fun, but Not a Be-All Game Console

Let me put this right out there: I’m not a big gamer.<p>Sure, some 20-plus years ago I blew some money on Nintendo game cartridges and played hours of …

Mobile Gaming

Nokia solidifies mobile broadband role by buying out Siemens’s NSN stake

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: NSN<p>Nokia(s nok) is buying out Siemens(s si)’s stake in their 50-50 telecoms equipment joint venture, Nokia Siemens …

Nokia buys out Siemens stake in Nokia Siemens Networks for $2.2B

Nokia has agreed to buy out Siemens‘ 50 percent stake in Nokia Siemens Networks for $2.2 billion. Nokia Siemens Networks will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Nokia, and the Siemens name will be “phased out,” the company said.<p>Finnish phone maker Nokia has had a rough couple of years. It was once …

Rumor: iPhone 5S Will be Capable of 150Mbps LTE Advanced Speeds

<i>The Korea Times</i> says Apple is rumored to be in talks with SK Telecom about launching an LTE-Advanced phone later this year. LTE-A is capable of …

New App Lets Google Glass Owners Control Their Teslas Like Rich-Ass Robo-Wizards

Do you have Google Glass? Do you <i>also</i> have a Tesla?<p>Yes? Seriously? Who the hell are you, Batman?<p>Anyway — there’s now an application that lets you bring these two extravagant toys together, allowing you to control a bunch of things in the Tesla by way of Google Glass. Why? <i>Because</i>.<p><b>Here’s what the app,</b> …

Xbox One to let gamers scan download codes using Kinect

Many console gamers know the drudgery of entering a download code with a gamepad or keyboard. Now that Kinect is part and parcel of the Xbox One experience, however, they'll always get to skip that step: Microsoft's Marc Whitten has revealed that system owners can scan the codes with the Kinect …

Could iPhone, Galaxy S4 with LTE-A hit Telstra this year?

<b>With SK Telecom reportedly talking to Apple about LTE-A iPhones, we explore what might be ready for market when Telstra lights up its LTE-A later</b> …

Mobile

Apple to release fiscal Q3 financial results July 23

The company will discuss its quarterly financial performance later this month, as part of a scheduled earnings release and conference call.<p>Apple executives will discuss the company's financial performance for its fiscal third quarter in a July 23 conference call, according to an update made Monday …

Wall Street

Second-Generation Nexus 7 Will Reportedly Be Launched This Month

An Asus support executive has apparently been extremely liberal with information on the next-generation Nexus 7, a tablet co-produced with Google, revealing that it will be released this month and describing its specs in detail.<p>According to a report from NDTV Gadgets (via Focus Taiwan), a support …

Boot up: wireless contact lens, Wikipedia's visual editing, Samsung's share slide and more

A burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>Wireless contact lens display now a reality >> ExtremeTech<p>It has finally …

Former Nokia head of sales takes his expertise to Huawei (updated)

The last time we caught up with news of Colin Giles was a year ago, right after some particularly downbeat Nokia financials, when he left the Finnish manufacturer to spend more time with his family. Now, having clocked up sufficient mileage in his station wagon, he's accepted a major role at Huawei …