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House rejects plan to kill NSA data collection

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration and National Security Agency narrowly averted an embarrassing setback Wednesday as the House defeated an attempt to block the collection of massive volumes of telephone records on domestic calls.<p>By a 217-205 vote, the House defeated a proposal by Rep. Justin …

Apple investigates iPhone electrocution death in China

Apple is investigating the death of a woman in China who was allegedly electrocuted by her iPhone, in the latest public relations setback for Apple in its second-largest market.<p>Ma Ailun, 23, was found dead holding her plugged-in iPhone 4, with burns on her hand and foot, according to media accounts …

China

China’s internet population is not getting rich as quickly as it used to

Between December of 2012 and June of 2013, 26 million people—about the population of Nepal—started using the internet on a regular basis in China, according to China Internet Network Information Center’s latest semi-annual report (pdf). That brings China’s total internet-using population to 564 …

Income Inequality

YouTube

Samsung sold 20 million Galaxy S4s in two months (that’s 228/minute)

Recently, Samsung has been plagued by a series of reports that questioned the market performance of its flagship Galaxy S4. Worried about a looming slowdown, a number of brokerage houses cut their estimates causing Samsung’s stock value to plummet in the past few weeks.<p>Investors might regain some …

Galaxy S4

Flipboard Is Coming to Windows

Inside Flipboard / June 26, 2013<p>As reported earlier today, Flipboard will be coming to Windows later this year.<p>Flipboard will be custom-made for this …

Hands on with Windows 8.1, Microsoft's refitted vision for the future of computing

Today Microsoft further further unveiled Windows 8.1, a major update to the Windows 8 operating system that it released in late 2012. This post is not an attempt to recount what Windows 8.1 contains. For that, TNW’s previous coverage is your guide.<p>Instead, this post is an attempt to place …

Apple releases updated iOS 7 beta, introduces iPad support

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Apple(s AAPL) on Monday released the second beta of iOS 7 to developers, introducing support for certain iPad models.<p>The first …

WhatsApp is in the big leagues with 250M active users

Neck in neck with heavy hitters -- like Twitter, Skype, and Facebook Messenger -- the messaging service has grown quickly over the last few years.<p>WhatsApp's active user base could be a cause for worry among some tech companies and wireless carriers.<p>The messaging service announced Thursday that it …

Apps

Zeebox can now listen in, automatically identify what you're watching

Zeebox is making good on its cooperation with Gracenote today with the announcement that the second screen app can now automatically identify what you're watching through analysis of the show's "audio fingerprint." Several second screen TV apps use similar technology to sync up with what's on TV, …