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Apple announces a bug bounty program

<i>LAS VEGAS (Reuters) –</i> Apple Inc said it plans to offer rewards of up to $200,000 (£152,433) to researchers who find critical security bugs in its products, joining dozens of firms that already offer payments for help uncovering flaws in their products.<p>The maker of iPhones and iPads provided Reuters …

Tesla

Spotify follows Discover Weekly with personalized new releases playlist

Spotify is doubling down on its strategy to beat Apple Music with big data-driven personalized playlists like Discover Weekly — a huge hit that saw 40 million users in its first year. Today it launches Release Radar, a 2-hour algorithmically personalized playlist updated each Friday that features …

Apple Music

Snowden warning: Turn off your phone

Oliver Stone enjoys watching cat videos as much as the next legendary director, but in a new PSA, he asks audiences to turn off their phones during …

Indonesia’s Go-Jek raises $550 million to battle Uber and Grab

Go-Jek, the on-demand motorbike taxi service that rivals Uber and Grab in Indonesia, has closed $550 million in new funding, a source close to the company told TechCrunch. The deal values Go-Jek at $1.3 billion (post-money) and could be announced as soon as this week, we understand.<p>Go-Jek did not …

The email, data and privacy implications of Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn

Len Shneyder Contributor<p>Len Shneyder is the VP of industry relations at SparkPost.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>365 Million Reasons Why Email Is A Solid Investment<p>We all took a collective gasp when we saw the price tag of Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn. Now that the dust has settled a bit, we …

Satya Nadella

Dubai pushes the pedal to the metal on driverless cars

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Already home to the world's biggest skyscraper, Dubai has another tall order to fill: By 2030, its leader wants 25 …

United Arab Emirates

6 common battery myths you probably believe

We here at Android Authority get a lot of feedback about the devices running our favorite operating system. However, the most negative comments usually have to do with battery life. And it makes sense: there’s nothing more frustrating than having this magical powerhouse of microtechnology suddenly …

Batteries

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Landscaping

Microsoft's Windows 10 privacy headache extends into gaming

Is Windows 10 going to disable pirated games? Probably not<p>Windows 10 launched nearly three weeks ago, and while millions of people are upgrading there have been a number of privacy concerns around the new OS. Default settings send information to Microsoft, enable bandwidth sharing to distribute …

Windows 10

IBM Teams With Canonical To Put Ubuntu Linux On Mainframes

You might not think that ‘Linux’ and ‘mainframe’ belong in the same sentence, but IBM has been putting various flavors of Linux on its mainframe computers for 15 years. Today IBM and Canonical announced that the two companies were teaming up to build one running Ubuntu Linux. The new unit is called …

Your Phone Knows If You're Depressed

Paul Thompson—FPG/Getty Images<p>Keystone/Holton/Getty Images<p>Kypros/Getty Images<p>Lyn Alweis—Denver Post/Getty Images<p>Bill Dow—NBC/Getty Images<p>Mark …

Bill Clinton

How you use Facebook can indicate how likely you are to have an eating disorder

<b>Problem:</b> Posting photos on Facebook allows us to present an idealized version of our lives—our dinners well-plated, our friends always smiley. We can also only post the pictures of ourselves in which we look the most beautiful, and untag the ones we don’t like. And this distorts reality.<p>As a new …

Social Media

Starbucks Launches @Tweetacoffee: Send Coffee Through Twitter Now

Treating a friend to a 380-calorie grande pumpkin spice latte can now be done in less than 140 characters. Yes, you can now send a Starbucks coffee …

World's first bitcoin ATM to launch this week

A Robocoin ATM that trades hard cash for digital bitcoins launches in Canada<p>The world's first bitcoin ATM will go live in Vancouver, Canada on Tuesday.<p>Built by company Robocoin, the ATM will trade the digital currency for cash and vice versa.<p>Bitcoin is the world's most popular electronic currency …

Leap Motion Controller Delayed Until July for Longer Beta Test

The public release of the Leap Motion controller has been delayed until July because the company feels it needs a longer beta test, reports <i>TechCrunch</i>. Best Buy has sent notifications to customers who preordered the device, and Leap today said the device will ship July 22th.<p>Leap Motion's controller …

Ubuntu 13.04 boosts graphics performance to prepare for phones, tablets

Raring Ringtail for Ubuntu desktops and servers now ready to download.<p>The stable release of Ubuntu 13.04 became available for download today, with …

Galaxy S3 sold 50 million units, demand for Galaxy S4 deemed “explosive”

Credit: Korea Herald The Samsung Galaxy S4 launched today in South Korea<p><i>Samsung has high hopes for the Galaxy S4, launching into its first markets today. The Galaxy S4 is projected to sell in 100 million units, a target that is deemed “highly achievable.”</i><p>It’s a big day for Samsung. The Galaxy S4 …

Galaxy S4

The future according to Mr Google

I am face to face with the man who knows everything about me. He knows where I've been, who I know and what I think. He knows what I do and when I do …