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Apple CEO Tim Cook Meets with Top Chinese Official After iCloud Login Harvesting Claims

Apple CEO Tim Cook met with a top Chinese government official in Beijing Wednesday to discuss the security of user data, reports <i>Reuters</i>. The meeting comes after web censorship blog <i>Great Fire</i> claimed earlier this week that hackers worked with Chinese authorities to harvest Apple ID information from …

Microsoft Plans To Launch A Wearable Device Within Weeks

Microsoft is gearing up to launch a wearable device within the next few weeks, <i>Forbes</i> has learned. The gadget is a smart watch that will passively track a wearer’s heart rate and work across different mobile platforms. It will also boast a battery life of more than two days of regular use, sources …

Watch Jony Ive and Elon Musk talk design and sci-fi transportation

Tired of hearing little more than soundbites from tech luminaries such as Apple's Jony Ive and Tesla's Elon Musk? Today's your lucky day. <i>Vanity Fair</i> has posted its full video interviews with both Ive and Musk, giving you an insight into how the two executives work. Not surprisingly, Ive's chat …

Tourists back in Texas from cruise ship carrying woman monitored for Ebola

Holidaymakers often feel regret at the end of a vacation, but the prevailing sentiment was more like relief among many of the passengers who stepped off the Carnival Magic after an Ebola scare prompted a tense climax to their cruise.<p>The ship docked as normal in Galveston early on Sunday after a …

This Is What Snapchat's First Ad Looks Like

It's a trailer for the movie Ouija.<p>Snapchat made good on its plans to roll out its first ads this weekend, with one ad spotted by BuzzFeed News showing up in the "Recent Updates" section of the app as indicated.<p>One of the first ads seen by BuzzFeed News appears to be a trailer for <i>Ouija</i>, a horror …

Here's why Apple doesn't have a MacBook Air with a Retina display

Another Apple event has come and gone, and there's still no MacBook Air with a Retina display. I won't blame you if you're frustrated -- now that there's a 5K iMac, the Air is Cupertino's last screen-packing computer to ship without an extreme-resolution display. For that matter, competitors …