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How Money Worries Can Scramble Your Thinking

There's no question that dealing with mortgages, car payments and other bills takes up time and energy. But having a tight budget may also zap our ability to think clearly, scientists report Thursday in the journal <i>Science</i>.<p>In a series of clever experiments involving farmers in India and shoppers in …

Security Researcher Hacks Mark Zuckerberg’s Wall To Prove His Exploit Works

Earlier this week, security researcher Khalil Shreateh discovered a Facebook bug that allowed a hacker to post on anyone’s wall — even if they weren’t that person’s friend.<p>While he was able to prove to Facebook that his bug was legit (despite an initial response that it wasn’t a bug at all), …

Apple iPhone 5S and 5C: all the news and rumors

It might not be the iPhone 6, but Apple could have some surprises this year<p>Apple’s next iPhone is approaching fast. A new phone is all but certain to be revealed at Apple's September 10th event, and there have been hints that a big surprise may be in store: since as far back as January, rumblings …

Larry Ellison Says We Already Know What Apple Without Jobs Will Look Like

Many people are wondering what the post-Steve-Jobs Apple will look like, but Larry Ellison said he already knows.<p>Speaking with Charlie Rose in an …

First Secret Service documents on Aaron Swartz investigation released

The public is seeing the first fruits of a Freedom of Information Act request for the Secret Service’s files on the late hacker and activist Aaron Swartz with the release of 104 pages of agency documents. Swartz committed suicide at the age of 26 while facing the possibility of up to 35 years in …

The Mobile Tipping Point And Why Yahoo Must Mimic Groupon And Facebook

When Facebook announced in its second-quarter earnings report that 41 percent of its advertising revenue was generated by mobile usage, it was a watershed moment: The social company proved that it could monetize its increasingly on-the-go user base.<p>Key to the 41 percent figure is that it was up 11 …

Hacker pleads not guilty to stealing 160M credit cards

Dmitriy Smilianets was allegedly involved in the biggest hacking scheme ever prosecuted in the U.S., which cost Heartland, 7-Eleven, JetBlue, and others more than $300 million.<p>One of the five men accused of perpetrating the largest hacking scheme ever prosecuted in the U.S., which culminated with …

Corruption

Will Google use Chromecast to put banner ads on your TV?

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>The home screen of Google’s new Chromecast device may not stay this serene forever: Code snippets discovered by independent …

Samsung: Anti-iPhone Ads 'Messed with the Order of Things'

Samsung went after Apple in a major way last September when it unleashed its ‘The Next Big Thing Is Already Here’ ad campaign for the Galaxy S3. The ads, which poked fun at Apple and its then-newly-launched iPhone, garnered praise for their style, and today a top Samsung executive has spoken of the …

Here are some hurdles the Hyperloop could face

Advertisement<p>33 Comments<p>Credit: Elon Musk<p>If a prototype of the Hyperloop – Elon Musk’s futuristic superfast train – ever gets built, it will have to …

Aaron Swartz’s Secret Service file starts to come out, heavily redacted

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/08/swartz-foia-release<p>Legal action by Wired.com reporter Kevin Poulsen has succeeded in …

North Korea Smartphone Coming? Android Clone 'Arirang' Unveiled To International Skepticism

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently announced the launch of his nation's first "smartphone," despite the fact that most North Koreans cannot access the Internet or make international calls.<p>An official photo shoot shows Kim touring what is said to be a local smartphone factory and inspecting …

Sheryl Sandberg sells $90m of Facebook stock

Facebook's second in command sells 2.4m shares amid growing optimism social networking site is getting to grips with selling adverts on smartphones and tablets<p>The Silicon Valley executive who advised women to "lean in" to get ahead in the workplace is now cashing in. Sheryl Sandberg, the second in …

Winklevoss-Backed Company Issued Subpoena In Bitcoin Inquiry

A top New York banking regulator has subpoenaed a company backed by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss -- the two brothers who once claimed Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea to create Facebook -- as part of a larger look into the controversial Bitcoin industry, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.<p>All …