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Rumor: Apple will launch 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in Sep, but 5.5-inch model later in the year

It seems to be the season for sketchy rumors, with Taiwan’s <i>Industrial & Commercial Times</i> (cited by <i>EMSOne</i>) claiming that the 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 6 will enter mass-production in July, suggesting the usual September/October launch date, while the 5.5-inch model will only do so in September, …

Land Rover's new concept can make a car transparent

Land Rover is showcasing a new concept that would give drivers a better view of the road through augmented reality. The Transparent Bonnet Concept utilizes cameras mounted in the car's grille to capture a view of the road that's usually obscured by the hood. This data is then fed to a heads-up …

No work emails after 6PM please, we're French

Sure, the French have it sweet with a 35 hour work week and five+ weeks of paid vacation. But (<i>Mon dieu</i>!) workers there are still bombarded with job-related emails when off the clock. Almost a million of them won't need to put up with such rude intrusions anymore, though. A legally binding deal …

Your TV screen could soon act as a personalized dashboard with Chromecast update

Reddit user asjmcguire has spotted code in a recent Chromecast update suggesting that the standby screen which currently displays only a clock and images chosen by Google could in future be rather more useful.<p>The code appears to allow for future support of weather and a slideshow of user-defined …

Amazon Fire TV review: the set-top that tries to do everything

Here's the thing about Amazon: We can't figure the company out half the time. Few things embody that quite as well as the Fire TV. The company is adamant that the set-top box is not a gaming console, but it's invested heavily in original game development for it and even produced a shockingly good …

How to tell if Heartbleed could have stolen your password, and when it’s safe to change it

As you’ve probably heard, the Heartbleed bug exposes websites that use a popular encryption technology to malicious attacks, and some of your passwords—and personal data—may well have been compromised. The vulnerable software, OpenSSL, is used to encrypt something like two-thirds of all sites on …

Information Security

Chromecast homescreen may eventually add weather info and more

Right now if you were to turn on your TV and go to the right video source for your Chromecast, you would be greeted by a relatively modest-looking homescreen that contains the time, a Google-chosen rotating selection of wallpaper and very little else. Most of the time, we aren’t on the the …

Chromecast

Rumor: Apple Taking iWatch Circuit Board Deliveries – Device to Debut in September

What the hell, we haven’t published an iWatch rumor in over a month, so… The latest iWatch rumor comes from – Let’s all say it together – …

Major Smartphone Trial Disrupted by People Using Their Smartphones

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The judge presiding over a major lawsuit brought by Apple against Samsung is losing her patience …

WhatsApp could add voice calling very soon

New translation requests picked up by Windows Phone Central show that voice calling could be just around the bend.<p>WhatsApp users may not have to wait much longer for the chance to make phone calls directly from the app.<p>Volunteers who translate the Hindi language received new translation requests …

Apps

Facebook Is Killing Your iPhone Battery. These Are The Easy Steps To Fix It

Paranoia strikes most smartphone owners when their battery runs low. What caused that? Of course it can be a myriad of factors, but for iPhone owners a major culprit has emerged which will affect almost everyone: Facebook. That’s the bad news. The good news is it can be easily fixed.<p>For Facebook, a …

Google's modular phones: hot-swapping batteries is just the beginning

Google teased us with a behind-the-scenes look at Project Ara's progress last week, and now it's giving would-be module makers some meat to dig into with its new Module Developers Kit. As the name implies, this release really isn't meant for laymen: it's a set of guidelines for how those bits …

How to protect yourself from the 'Heartbleed' bug

A new security bug means that people all across the Web are vulnerable to having their passwords and other sensitive data stolen. Here's what consumers can do to protect themselves.<p>A major new security vulnerability dubbed Heartbleed was disclosed Monday night with severe implications for the …

Information Security

A Virtual Iron Curtain Closes In on Russia’s Intelligentsia

Even before the crisis in Crimea, Moscow’s creative class was in trouble. Now the Russians who call themselves hipsters feel like strangers in their …

President Obama has deported nearly 1.6 million people for minor offenses like traffic violations

Despite claiming to want to make the system more “humane,” Obama’s deportation record is devastating families<p>President Obama announced in March his intention to make deportation more “humane" and address the "pain too many families feel from the separation that comes from our broken immigration …

Supreme Court Declines Review of NSA Phone Spying

The Su­preme Court on Monday op­ted to not take up the con­sti­tu­tion­al­ity of the Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Agency’s sur­veil­lance pro­gram that …

Pakistan forces kill dozens in Balochistan

Pakistani security forces have killed 30 separatist fighters in an offensive in Balochistan, a senior official said, in one of the biggest clashes in months in the gas-rich province.<p>Provincial interior minister Sarfraz Bugti said on Monday security forces seized a large quantity of weapons during …

Senate Passes Bill Preventing Iranian UN Ambassador From Entering the United States

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Senate passed a bill on Monday that would bar Iran’s appointed United Nations ambassador from …

Impatient Afghan candidates are counting their own votes

In this rugged country where ballots are counted by hand and election results are viewed with suspicion, impatient presidential candidates are not …

Seymour M. Hersh · The Red Line and the Rat Line: Erdoğan and the Syrian rebels

Obama’s change of mind had its origins at Porton Down, the defence laboratory in Wiltshire. British intelligence had obtained a sample of the sarin …

Territorial Army captain resigns over Afghanistan book

Decision by Mike Martin will allow him to publish critical account of Helmand conflict without interference from MoD<p>A captain in the Territorial Army has resigned after a dispute with the Ministry of Defence over a book he has written that is critical of the conduct of the campaign in Afghanistan's …

Afghan notebook: Spotting fraud

<b>As the vote count continues in Afghanistan's presidential election, fraud remains an important concern.</b><p>The Afghan election complaints commission says it has received more than 3,000 reports of violations of which around half will be investigated. However the commission's head Satar Sadaat told BBC …

Government

Exclusive: U.S. Won’t Share Invasion Intel With Ukraine

American spies have spotted all the signs of an all-out Russian invasion of Ukraine. Why won’t they tell the Ukrainians about the forces on their …

Snowden Speaks: A Vanity Fair Exclusive

“Every person remembers some moment in their life where they witnessed some injustice, big or small, and looked away, because the consequences of intervening seemed too intimidating,” former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden tells <i>Vanity Fair</i> about his motivation for leaking tens of …

7 Million Afghans Just Dealt a Blow to the Taliban

The country's election was full of surprises. Will the euphoria last?<p>In a nation more associated with calamity than consensus, the initial results of Saturday's Afghan presidential election are startling.<p>Despite Taliban threats to attack polling stations nationwide, the same percentage of Afghans …

The Snowden Saga: 10 Key Questions Regarding His National-Security Disclosures

RELATED Snowden Speaks: A Vanity Fair Exclusive<p>In the 10 months since <i>The Guardian</i> and <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i> published the first disclosures based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden, a vigorous debate about the National Security Agency’s aggressive intelligence-gathering activities has erupted. An …