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Nokia's 6-inch Lumia 1520 reportedly launching on September 26th

Nokia hasn't announced a press event yet, but it looks like the company may be planning to introduce its 6-inch Windows Phone on September 26th. Twitter account Evleaks, who has an accurate history on devices and launch dates, claims Nokia will unveil its Lumia 1520 later this month. The date …

Zuckerberg’s Manifest Destiny: Connecting The 5 Billion People Without Internet

Facebook didn’t stop when it hit 1 billion users. And it won’t stop even if it connects everyone with web access. “To make the world more open and connected” really means <i>the world</i> — every human regardless of location or income. That’s why CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he’s “retooling the company to take …

Zuckerberg: US government 'blew it' on NSA surveillance

Facebook CEO joins Yahoo's Marissa Mayer in saying the US did 'bad job' of balancing people's privacy and duty to protect<p>Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, struck back on Wednesday at critics who have charged tech companies with doing too little to fight off NSA …

Zynga settles lawsuit over 'wholesale theft' of data

Game maker had accused a former executive of taking confidential game designs to a rival last year.<p>Zynga has settled a pair of lawsuits with rival game maker Kixeye over a former Zynga employee who was accused of "wholesale theft" of trade secrets before joining Kixeye.<p>Alan Patmore, the former …

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Vodafone hacker accesses banking data of two million customers in Germany

Vodafone has confirmed that hackers have accessed its servers in Germany, gaining access to personal information and bank details of approximately two million customers. The operator says the breach was a "highly sophisticated and illegal intrusion" that it believes was masterminded by an insider …

Vodafone Hacked: Bank Details for 2 Million Customers in Germany Taken

One of Vodafone’s servers has been hacked in Germany, giving those responsible access to personal information for 2 million people who had applied for a new contract or account with the network operator.<p>Spotted by Engadget (via Bloomberg) Vodafone says the attack appears to have been carried out by …

Sony launches Xperia Tablet Z: Kitchen Edition for $650... wait, what?

The Xperia Tablet Z already boasts strong water resistance credentials, but Sony's decided that there's an under-served market of chefs that needs exploiting. That's why the company has launched a "Kitchen Edition" of the slate, aimed at nerds who know what a ramekin is. Unlike the regular version, …

BEYOND 2013: What Will Apple Make Next?

We already have a pretty good idea of what's coming from Apple this fall: A new iPhone 5S, a plastic "cheap" iPhone, and a few new iPads.<p>But what about next year and beyond? Well, there's still a lot of talk about a computerized wristwatch and a larger iPhone. And it looks like 2014 will be the …

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Tentative Samsung smartwatch design unearthed in Korean patents

While Samsung hasn't been shy about its desire to build a new smartwatch, we've had few clues as to what that wristwear could look like. However, <i>Moveplayer</i> has uncovered a trio of Korean design patents that, combined, could represent a design template. Registered between March and May, the patents …

The materials breakthrough that might lead to computers thousands of times faster

As the technology for making silicon circuitry smaller, faster and less power-thirsty approaches the limits of physics, scientists have tried out many materials in the search for an alternative to silicon. New research by a team at the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory …

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Microsoft cuts Surface Pro price by $100 following Surface RT reductions

Microsoft is discounting its Surface Pro tablet this weekend, following heavy reductions to its Surface RT costs recently. The 10 percent price cut to Surface Pro reduces the cost of the 64GB and 128GB models by $100 each in the US. Not all regions appear to have Surface Pro price cuts just yet, …

Apple Ramping Up For Stylish iWatch, Curved Casing Could Be Liquidmetal

Reports this week indicate that Apple is building a substantial team of veterans from multiple industries to build a stylish, multi-functional iWatch. The timing of the hires points to a late 2014 release, according to an analyst report and a story in the <i>Financial Times</i>. Far from being a bad sign …

Houston police find 8 people, possibly being held against their will

A call placed to Houston police Friday morning expressing concern that individuals were being held against their will resulted in the discovery of eight people in a house, but it was unclear how long they had been in the home.<p>Four older men, three of them malnourished, and four females — three …