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Web users inadvertently downloading child abuse images from hacked legit sites

An internet watchdog that has been a vocal proponent of the proposed ISP pornography filters has revealed there has been an increase in mainstream …

Judge Allows Quinn Emanuel To Continue Representing Snapchat In Lawsuit

A judge denied alleged Snapchat co-founder Reggie Brown’s motion to disqualify Quinn Emanuel from representing Snapchat today. Quinn Emanuel will continue to represent the company as the case moves forward.<p>Brown filed a suit in February claiming that he came up with the idea for a disappearing …

Fujitsu supercomputer simulates 1 second of brain activity

Harnessing more than 82,000 processors on the world's fourth-ranked supercomputer, scientists run an experiment that represents 1 percent of human brain activity.<p>Is it really possible to simulate the human brain on a computer? AI researchers have been investigating that question for decades, but …

Brain Activity

iPhone's camera is awful, says new Nokia ad

Nokia decides to mock the iPhone 5 ad in which Apple claims more people take pictures with iPhone than any other camera. Nokia is about quality, it says.<p>One way of justifying that you haven't sold as many gadgets as another manufacturer is to explain that you're all about quality, not quantity.<p>This …

Mobile Technology

CHART OF THE DAY: Samsung Is Stealing Smartphone Profit Share From Apple

Canaccord Genuity is out with its quarterly look at the "value share" in the smartphone market. It uses operating profit estimates from each major smartphone maker to come up with a look at which companies are making money.<p>Samsung and Apple are the only companies with positive share. Apple has 53% …

Profit

Google’s Sergey Brin explains why he paid $330,000 for lab burger

When scientists brought out a hamburger created in a laboratory for its first public tasting on Monday, they also revealed who paid more than $330,000 (€250,000) for that burger: Sergey Brin, one of Google's billionaire founders.<p>"Some people think this is science fiction — it's not real. It's …

Silicon Valley

Samsung co-CEO: We want Tizen to be on everything

In an interview with CNET Korea, Samsung's J.K. Shin talks about the opportunity for the upstart operating system to run on everything from smartphones to cars.<p>Samsung Electronics has broad ambitions for Tizen, an open operating system the company has taken a lead role in developing as it looks to …

Mobile

Apple Offers USB Power Adapter Takeback Program

Apple has announced a USB power adapter takeback program (as spotted by 9to5Mac) in the wake of recent reports suggesting that some third-party adapters could cause safety issues.<p>Starting August 16, Apple users with concerns about their USB power adapters can drop them off at an Apple retail store …

Samsung ships first 3D vertical NAND flash, defies memory scaling limits

The main challenge in producing higher-capacity flash storage is one of scale -- as density goes up, so does cell interference and the chances of a breakdown. Samsung may have overcome that barrier (if temporarily) by mass-producing the first 3D vertical NAND memory, or V-NAND. Instead of putting …

Following electrocution controversy, Apple to offer USB power adapter replacements

Following controversy in recent weeks regarding the safety of counterfeit and third-party USB charging adapters for the iPhone, iPod, and iPad, Apple has announced a new trade-in program for these adapters. The program will be held at both official Apple Retail Stores and Authorized Apple …

OMGPOP Team Tried To Buy Back Its Site, But Zynga Killed It Instead

OMGPOP almost got an extra life, but Zynga said ‘game over’. Zynga just finalized plans to shut down OMGPOP, the game developer of Draw Something it acquired for $200 million in March 2012. But multiple sources familiar with Zynga tell TechCrunch the OMGPOP team was in direct contact with Zynga …