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It’s Too Soon To Judge Satya Nadella

It’s been quite a change of fortune for Microsoft under CEO Satya Nadella. In fact, for some he’s Saint Satya, the man who rescued Microsoft. Time called him one of the 100 most influential people in the world; Box CEO Aaron Levie, no Microsoft lover in the past, whose company made hay making fun …

Windows Phone

Urs Hölzle, Google's 8th employee and tech guru, explains why it can win the cloud war against Amazon and Microsoft

When he was hired in 1999, his job was to keep one of the fastest-growing sites on the Internet from crashing and burning. It was a crazy time, and the only way to survive was to keep throwing more physical servers at the problem.<p>"We were growing at something like ten percent week after week, so …

Amazon Web Services

Why the US hides 700 million barrels of oil underground

The world’s superpowers store an enormous stockpile of oil in secure caverns and tanks around the world. So why can’t we use it?<p>Something important, and valuable, has been quietly hidden along America’s Gulf Coast. Across four secure sites in unassuming locations lies nearly 700 million barrels of …

Oil

Hitachi Hires Artificially Intelligent Bosses For Their Warehouses

No cubicle necessary<p>Say hello to your new artificial intelligence overlord--er, boss.<p>At Hitachi, the Japanese electronics manufacturer, workers have started to take orders from artificial intelligence programs meant to increase productivity in the workplace.<p>Hitachi has deployed the AI in an …

Artificial Intelligence

Windows 10: should privacy problems worry me?

Susan is wary of switching to the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system following recent negative publicity. Is it worth upgrading?<p><i>What is your opinion on the privacy issue concerning Microsoft Windows 10? Currently I use InPrivate Browsing on Windows 7 Professional to protect myself from</i> …

Software

A look back at Windows through the ages

It's hard to believe that Windows is 30 years old this year. Originally a graphic shell that sat on MS-DOS, Windows has blossomed over the years to be the visually rich experience it is today. That's not to say it hasn't encountered a few pitfalls along the way -- Windows ME, anyone? -- but despite …

The Best Movies & TV to Watch on Netflix in June

It's a new month, and that means a new batch of movies just hit our favorite streaming site. Peruse the best below, then check out the 16 best fashion films on Netflix.<p><b>Movies:</b><p><b>1) The Magdalene Sisters (2002)</b><b>,</b> <b>available June 1</b> <br>In 1960s Ireland, four young women are sent to Magdalene Sisters Asylum for …

The 50 Best Celebrity Bob & Lob Haircuts

The timeless cut can be styled so many different ways.<p>Lobs and bobs are short, sophisticated, and surprisingly low maintenance. Click through our favorite short hair inspirations from timeless (Katie Holmes, Miranda Kerr) and elegant (Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lopez) to cool and edgy (Selena …

The city that makes Rome blush: 5 reasons why Palmyra's ruins are so important

The fate of one of the world's most important archaeological treasures hangs in the balance after the Islamist militant group<p>ISIS overwhelmed the historic city of Palmyra, also known as Tadmur.<p>The city contains the ruins of what, according to UNESCO, "was one of the most important cultural centers …

With all the passion she has

Angelique Kerber has heard a lot said about herself, but this was the first time somebody said she had remarkable eyebrows, which are uniform in …

The 21 most successful Apple alumni of all time

Since its inception in 1976, Apple has been known to attract some incredibly smart and talented employees.<p>We decided to take a look at the some of the company’s most successful alumni.<p>Whether these Apple alums left after a year or a decade, they all went on to do some pretty impressive things.<p><b>Tony</b> …

Spy cables: 'Ex-Israeli agents' threatened cyber attack on South Africa

ThinkPad Yoga 14, YOGA Tablet 2 in Windows and Android revealed in detail

In addition to getting some hands-on time with Lenovo’s YOGA 3 Pro and YOGA Tablet 2 Pro today, we’re having a peek at the rest of their Fall lineup …

George Pell cuts an ordinary figure as he seeks to blame others

The cardinal made brave admissions, but also made it clear to the royal commission that he was not at fault<p>After a time, the novelty of seeing a cardinal in the witness box wears off. He is just a man under questioning. And it is an ordinary sight, at times so ordinary.<p>George Pell’s memory fails …

Four offbeat Android launchers to transform your phone

Want to give your phone a new look, without having to design it yourself? These four launchers have you covered.<p>Wish your phone could give you the apps you need, when you need them? Or maybe you just want to make your phone so dead-simple to use that even your grandmother won't get lost when she …

Android News

Lenovo is betting big on smartphones, but its PC sales are still growing

<b>The numbers:</b> Lenovo reported an impressive 31% jump in third-quarter profits to $265.3 million from $205 million a year earlier—well above average analyst expectations of $247.2 million. The Chinese firm warned that earnings in the immediate-term could be hurt by its pending purchases of Motorola’s …

Mobile

Exclusive: Snowden Swiped Password From NSA Coworker

A civilian NSA employee recently resigned after being stripped of his security clearance for allowing former agency contractor Edward Snowden to use his personal log-in credentials to access classified information, according to an agency memo obtained by NBC News.<p>In addition, an active duty member …

Surveillance

The Hacker News — Online Cyber Security News & Analysis

Oracle has released a security patch update to address a critical remotely exploitable vulnerability that affects its MICROS point-of-sale (POS) …

The Hacker News on Twitter: "Some Russian #Tor Exit Relays Intercepting encrypted Traffic of Facebook Users http://t.co/Zcb01rujGO #Security http://t.co/95JEcQvmiN"

Next iPhone could come in two screen sizes: report

Another year, another fresh round of iPhone rumours. This time, sources say larger screens are in the works.<p><b>Another year, another fresh round of</b> …

Vatican defrocked 400 priests for molesting children

Nearly 400 priests were defrocked by the Vatican over just two years for molesting children, according to a leaked document.<p>The statistics for 2011 and 2012 show a dramatic increase over the 171 priests removed in 2008 and 2009, when the Vatican first provided details on the number of priests who …

How HP could reshape itself and the 3D printing market

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Deltaprintr<p>In the basement of HP’s Palo Alto research lab, there’s a five-foot-tall machine that will soon evolve into …

Apple Acquires Rapid-Fire Camera App Developer SnappyLabs [Update: Confirmed]

Apple has acquired the one-man photo technology startup SnappyLabs, maker of SnappyCam, sources tell me. [Update 1/5/2014 9:15am PST: Apple confirms the acquisition.] The startup was founded and run solely by John Papandriopoulos, an electrical engineering PhD from the University Of Melbourne who …

Texas library offers glimpse of bookless future

<b>San Antonio</b> --<p>Texas has seen the future of the public library, and it looks a lot like an Apple Store: Rows of glossy iMacs beckon; iPads mounted on a tangerine-colored bar invite readers; and hundreds of other tablets stand ready for checkout to anyone with a borrowing card.<p>Even the librarians …

Apple Store

U.S. spy court: NSA to keep collecting phone records

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has renewed NSA's phone-collection program, allowing the agency to continue collecting every American's telephone records every day.<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — A secretive U.S. spy court has ruled again that the National Security Agency can keep collecting every …

Acer’s new tablet is a low-cost Android alternative to the iPad mini

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Acer<p>If you like the iPad mini(s appl), but wish it only cost half the price and ran Android(s goog), Acer has just the …