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Facebook promises to crack down on hate speech after boycott campaign

Last week, the Everyday Sexism Project and other activists asked Facebook to address a long-standing issue: the proliferation of pages that celebrate beating, raping, or killing women. In addition to sending an open letter, the group embarked on an ambitious campaign to back up its words, urging …

iPhone 5S to Feature New ‘Super Retina’ Display and Subtle Redesign? Probably Not…

- May 29, 2013<p>We’ve heard a lot of crazy rumors about Apple’s upcoming next-gen iPhone, many of which we have chosen not to write about due to lack …

An hour on your smartphone each day means Google Glass can't come soon enough

We spend 58 minutes talking on or staring down at our smartphones, each and every day, according to a new survey by Experian. Surprisingly, almost half of that is good old-fashioned communicating via voice and text.<p>And yes, there are significant difference between iPhone and Android owners.<p>iPhone …

Microsoft said to go after Xbox One domain name squatters

Microsoft appears to be unhappy about a couple of domain name owners that nabbed xboxone.com and xboxone.net before it did.<p>The software giant is said to have launched a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum to get those domains into its bevy, according to Fusible.<p>Hot on the heels of …

Crazy Rumor of the Day: The 12.9-Inch ‘iPad Maxi’

- May 29, 2013<p>Apple rumors are often interesting, frequently fictional or completely made up, and occasionally accurate – and sometimes so absolutely …

Tim Cook teases 'profound' opportunity in wearable tech, says Google Glass won't have mass appeal

Onstage at the D11 conference in California, Tim Cook responded to a question about Google Glass, noting that wearables are a profound type of technology and that Apple may be working on its own wearable tech. "It's an area that's ripe for exploration," Cook said, "it's ripe for us to get excited …

Waiting for the iPhone Mini? Don’t Hold Your Breath.

It takes a lot of work, a lot of really detailed work, to do a phone right, when you manage the hardware, software and services around it. We’ve …

Apple CEO Cook: More 'game changers' ahead

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. — Apple CEO Tim Cook stayed true to form during an on stage interview at the All Things D conference here. "We release products when they're ready (and) we believe very much in the elements of surprise," Cook told an audience packed with tech luminaries, investors, and …

Netflix's 'Arrested Development' illegally downloaded 100,000 times in first 24 hours

Netflix still hasn’t released official numbers for its premiere of <i>Arrested Development's</i> new fourth season on Sunday, but if illegal downloads are any indication, the show is doing great. <i>paidContent</i> reported that it was downloaded more than 100,000 times within 24 hours of its premiere, citing …

BitTorrent goes legit with new ‘gated’ file format

Users forced to pay or register before downloading<p>DJ Kaskade.<p>Kazaa. LimeWire. Napster. There are hardly any widely used filesharing sites that didn't try to "go legit" at some point after being dinged for facilitating piracy. It doesn’t usually work. Napster, for example, no longer exists; it was …

'Geography of Hate' maps racism and homophobia on Twitter

Twitter, even more than many other social media tools, can feel disconnected from the real world. But a group of students and professors at research site Floating Sheep have built a comprehensive map of some of Twitter's most distasteful content: the racist, homophobic, or ableist slurs that can …

Apple agrees to $53 million settlement for some iPhones, iPods denied warranty coverage

Documents have been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California for a $53 million settlement between Apple and customers denied warranty coverage on their iPods and iPhones due to water damage. The case is due to Apple's policy not to extend warranty coverage …

Apple’s Tim Cook: The Full D11 Interview (Video)

There was a lot to talk about as Apple CEO Tim Cook made his second appearance on the <b>D: All Things Digital</b> stage.Cook declined many, <i>many</i> …

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Tim Cook: Apple has not lost its touch

Apple chief executive Tim Cook moved to reassure investors that the company has not lost its touch, by telling them that it has several “game changers” in the pipeline.<p>Investors in the technology company have been rattled in recent months by an apparent slowdown in new product launches. However, Mr …