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JD.com to sell Microsoft's Xbox One games console in China
XBox One is seen on display at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in the Porter Ranch section of Los AngelesJD.com Inc, China's second-biggest e-commerce company by market share, will accept pre-orders for Microsoft Corp's Xbox One games console in China from July 28 to July 30, the firm said on Monday. The pre-orders will be taken via Tencent Holdings' mobile social networks Mobile QQ and WeChat, known as Weixin in China, JD.com said in a statement. Tencent holds a 17.6 percent stake in JD.com. The Xbox One will be the first gaming console to be released in mainland China since the government banned console sales in 2000, citing games' effects on mental health.
Apple iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data, researcher finds
The exploded view of the home button which doubles as a fingerprint sensor is seen on an image of the new iPhone 5S at Apple Inc's media event in CupertinoBy Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple Inc employees, the company acknowledged this week. The same techniques to circumvent backup encryption could be used by law enforcement or others with access to the "trusted" computers to which the devices have been connected, according to the security expert who prompted Apple's admission. In a conference presentation this week, researcher Jonathan Zdziarski showed how the services take a surprising amount of data for what Apple now says are diagnostic services meant to help engineers. As word spread about Zdziarski’s initial presentation at the Hackers on Planet Earth conference, some cited it as evidence of Apple collaboration with the National Security Agency.
Facebook says SEC's IPO probe ends, extending WhatsApp closing date
Woman holds a tablet displaying WhatsApp's logo in front of the screen with the Facebook logo in this photo illustration taken in Prague(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission dropped its probe into the social networking company over events surrounding its controversial initial public offering. In its quarterly report filed on Thursday, Facebook said the regulator in May "notified us that it had terminated its inquiry and that no enforcement action had been recommended by the SEC." Facebook shares began trading on May 18, 2012, but soon fell below their $38 per share offering price and had lost more than half their value by the middle of August, angering investors. Investors also complained they were not told just prior to the IPO that analysts at Facebook's investment banks were cutting their forecasts after learning of the company's internal projections for advertising revenue. The end of the SEC probe does not affect shareholder litigation against Facebook, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and many banks over the Menlo Park, California-based company's IPO.
Dell, BlackBerry downplay threat from Apple-IBM alliance
Visitors walk past the IBM booth at the 9th China International Software Product & Information Service Expo in NanjingBy Euan Rocha and Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - IBM Corp's recent move to partner with Apple Inc to sell iPhones and iPads loaded with corporate applications has excited investors in both companies, but two rivals say they are unperturbed for now. Top executives at Dell and BlackBerry Ltd scoffed at the threat posed by the alliance this week, arguing the tie-up is unlikely to derail the efforts of their own companies to re-invent themselves. I think it just made a good press release," John Swainson, who heads Dell's global software business, said in an interview with Reuters in Toronto on Thursday. PC maker Dell and smartphone maker BlackBerry are in the midst of reshaping their companies around software and services, as the needs of their big corporate clients morph.
Europe debates how far to push 'right to be forgotten'
A Google search page is seen through a magnifying glass in this photo illustration taken in BrusselsBy Leila Abboud and Julia Fioretti PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European regulators have not yet decided whether to try to force search engines such as Google and Microsoft's Bing to scrub results globally when people invoke their "right to be forgotten" in the region. Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin - who heads France's privacy watchdog and the WP29 group of EU national data protection authorities - said in an interview on Friday that no consensus had yet been reached on what she called a "complicated issue". The European Union's top court ruled in May that search engines must take down certain results shown under a search of a person's name if the information was "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant". Although the "right to be forgotten" existed as a concept in European law, the ruling marked the first time companies like Google have been asked to field such requests from the public.
Cynk Tech plummets 85 percent as trading suspension ends
By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cynk Technology shares plummeted to close down about 85 percent on Friday after a trading suspension was lifted, but the stock was only being exchanged in private deals. Based in Belize, Cynk became one of the market's biggest stories as volumes soared and the social media company briefly became valued at more than $6 billion, despite having no revenue and being described as a "development stage" company.
Chinese portal Sohu reports $45 million loss
BEIJING (AP) — Sohu.com Inc., operator of a popular Chinese Internet portal, says it lost $45 million in the latest quarter while revenue rose 18 percent to $400 million.
Twitter is Still the Best Water Cooler Ever for Brands
Twitter is Still the Best Water Cooler Ever for BrandsTwitter is an essential platform for businesses marketing to other businesses and it's morphing quickly to a direct response "buy it now" platform functionality like Pinterest and Facebook. I anticipate "social selling" will accelerate moving forward, as social platforms embrace mobile enabled direct commerce and marketers pour more money into...
Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use
WASHINGTON (AP) — University and college professors are complaining that government restrictions on the use of small drones are likely to stifle academic research.
'Batkid Begins' is the origin story of San Francisco's smallest superhero
'Batkid Begins' is the origin story of San Francisco's smallest superheroThe city of San Francisco — and most of Twitter — stopped and watched last November, as five-year-old Miles Scott became pint-sized superhero Batkid. Miles, who has leukemia, was given the chance to dress up as his favorite comic icon by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. His day was made even more remarkable by the reaction from the city he wanted to save, as thousands of people turned out to watch the tiny crusader catch cartoon criminals around San Francisco. The feature-length documentary, created by filmmaker Dana Nachman, was teased at Comic-Con with a three-minute trailer that later appeared online courtesy of Deadline.
For Asgard! Women cosplaying as the new Thor
For Asgard! Women cosplaying as the new ThorIt has only been two weeks since Marvel announced that that a woman would take up Thor’s hammer in the comics, but attendees at Comic-Con 2014 have eagerly embraced the news. This year, Marvel is the top choice for cosplayers looking for inspiration, and mixed in with all the Deadpools, Captain Americas, and Winter Soldiers, we found a number of women wielding Mjolnir and excited about the direction Marvel is taking its comics.
Modern Etiquette: Does voicemail make you nervous?
A bourse trader uses a cell phone during a trading session on the trading floor at Frankfurt's stock exchangeDoes leaving a voicemail message create performance anxiety for you? The bad news is that, if you are a millennial, you cannot afford to regard leaving voicemail messages as obsolete.
The Verge Playlist: Weather the storm
The Verge Playlist: Weather the stormHere in the Northeastern United States, we're in the thick of a hot, sticky summer, and with it, privy to theatrical summer thunderstorms almost every day. I love thunderstorms in the summer — there's just nothing like when the sky turns pitch black in the middle of the day and the clouds unleash their fury on the land below. There's a specific soundtrack that goes oh so perfectly with these storms: moody, atmospheric metal that builds from quiet nothing into crashing crescendos and soaring guitars. ...
Amazon may be going after Square with a credit card reader of its own
Amazon may be going after Square with a credit card reader of its ownIt looks like Amazon is about to release another piece of hardware. After over a year murmurs, documentation from Staples' internal inventory system suggests that Amazon is almost ready to unveil its own point-of-sale system to compete with the likes of Square and PayPal Here. A copy of the inventory documentation provided to 9 to 5 Mac includes an unreleased product referred to as an "Amazon Card Reader." The site reports that it's marked as a $9.99 product and the system notes that signage related to the reader should be held until August 12th. In that report, the paper said that Amazon was working on a point-of-sale system similar to the Square reader.
Animated worlds collide in five-minute clip from the 'Simpsons'–'Family Guy' crossover episode
Animated worlds collide in five-minute clip from the 'Simpsons'–'Family Guy' crossover episodeThe Simpsons and Family Guy haven't historically been on the best terms. In 2005, a joke on The Simpsons took a dig at the shows' similarities, which Seth MacFarlane said was "definitely a slam." But it appears they've buried the hatchet — mostly. The Simpsons and Griffins will meet in a cross-over episode of Family Guy airing September 28th on Fox. During a Family Guy panel at Comic-Con, attendees were given a sneak peek at the episode, and now it's available for the world to see.
Google will soon let you tour the Statue of Liberty in Street View
Google will soon let you tour the Statue of Liberty in Street ViewSoon, you might be able to visit the Statue of Liberty without hopping on a ferry and braving hordes of tourists. That's because Google recently collected Street View imagery of Liberty Island for the very first time — according to The New York Times, it's been a challenge getting permission and access to the island, which is run by the National Parks Service. The paper followed a Google contractor as he donned the Street View backpack and toured the island for the benefit of millions online, You can read the full story here.
'Gotham' first look: all set-up and no substance
'Gotham' first look: all set-up and no substanceIn the opening moments of Fox’s new series Gotham, you follow a young, strangely mute Selina Kyle as she leaps up and down fire escapes, picking pockets and making mischief. You guess she’s supposed to be "young Catwoman" because of her signature goggles and her cat-like agility, but you never get a glimpse into her inner life.
Humanity is running out of oxygen in the trailer for 'Air'
Humanity is running out of oxygen in the trailer for 'Air'In Air, it looks like The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator, Blood Diamond) are about to find that out for themselves. As Skybound Entertainment, the studio behind The Walking Dead TV show, games, and comics, explains, their "sanity is tested as they struggle to survive in the last bit of habitable space on Earth." According to The Hollywood Reporter, the low-budget film is produced by Robert Kirkman (also of The Walking Dead), and co-written by Christian Cantamessa, whose writing experience comes from video games like Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Red Dead Redemption.
Ron Moore shows off 'Outlander' at Comic-Con
Ron Moore shows off 'Outlander' at Comic-ConAs its release date draws near, Ronald D. Moore took to San Diego Comic-Con to reveal more details about his upcoming series Outlander. Moore, known for Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and the 2004 Battlestar Galactica series, announced last year that he was working with cable channel Starz on an adaptation of the popular Diana Gabaldon novel, first published in 1991. This weekend, Starz released a full trailer for the series, and Moore answered questions about it at a panel and a private press session.
Watch the explosive first trailer for 'Mad Max: Fury Road'
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Telltale Games confirms 'The Walking Dead' season three
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Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 includes support for folders and interactive cases
Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 includes support for folders and interactive casesMicrosoft is planning to release its first update to Windows Phone 8.1 soon, and the company has started detailing some of the upcoming features to phone manufacturers. One of the main visual changes with Update 1 is the introduction of folder support, allowing Windows Phone users to drag one Tile on top of another and create a folder to organize apps. It’s a feature both Android and iOS have had for years, so it’s encouraging to see Microsoft is finally closing this gap. HTC, Samsung, and LG all use cases that wake phones up when they’re opened, or even display information on a phone display when a case is in use.
Richard Dreyfuss has never heard of it: talking to the creator of 'Sharknado 2'
Richard Dreyfuss has never heard of it: talking to the creator of 'Sharknado 2'Thunder Levin is in on the joke. The improbably named writer of SyFy’s notorious Sharknado has been making tongue-in-cheek disasters since 2008’s Mutant Zombie Vampires From The Hood. He also tells a story about Richard Dreyfuss that we will be sharing with our friends for quite some time. Thunder Levin: The guy who thought of Sharknado was (director) Anthony Ferrante and one of his writing partners on another film.
Solar 'superstorm' that missed earth in 2012 could have caused massive blackouts
Solar 'superstorm' that missed earth in 2012 could have caused massive blackoutsA massive solar storm emitted from the sun could fry electronics and satellites around the globe, and take down much of the power grid. A 2009 report from the National Academy of Sciences said that such a storm could cause some $2.6 trillion in damage and a full recovery could take years. John Kappenmann, a co-author of the National Academy of Sciences' 2009 report, found that a large solar storm could leave 130 million in the dark.
UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts
In this July 17, 2014 photo, an original mouthpiece for a 19th-century saxophone built by Adolphe Sax, second from top left, sits among 3D copies on at the University of Connecticut's Depot campus in Mansfiled, Conn. UConn researchers are using CT scans and 3D printing to help study and restore antique musical instruments. (AP Photo/ Pat Eaton-Robb)STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Connecticut are using medical technology to breathe new life into some antique musical instruments.
Chinese search provider Baidu follows Google with a 'highly autonomous car' of its own
Chinese search provider Baidu follows Google with a 'highly autonomous car' of its ownChinese search engine Baidu is widely known as "the Google of China," and it looks like the company plans to go toe-to-toe against Google with a self-driving car of its own. According to statements attributed to Kai Yu, a deputy director of a Baidu research group focused on machine learning, the company is working on "a highly autonomous car." Yu tells The Next Web that it's "an intelligent assistant collecting data from road situations and then operating locally," adding, "We don’t call this a driverless car."
Startup offers elderly an Internet key to family links
A new app is being developed to help computer illiterate seniors keep in touch with their loved ones.The system -- the work of a startup called Hubert -- began operating in the United States and in Europe on crowd-funding website Indiegogo this month. "Everything started after one of my grandmothers died in a home for dependent seniors in France," Stephane Lucon, a Frenchman who co-founded Hubert, told AFP. "I was living with my wife and children 2,000 kilometres (1,250 miles) away from her, in Romania. I went to visit her whenever I could but I would have liked her to be able to see her grandchildren every day via Skype or any video conference application."
The Penguin appears in latest 'Gotham' trailer
The Penguin appears in latest 'Gotham' trailerMarvel is the biggest name in superheroes when it comes to the movies, so DC is now making a big effort to take over a screen of its own: the TV. Gotham, which premieres on September 22nd, will be one of DC's highest-profile attempts to bring its comic-book worlds to television. The show is a crime drama that tells the origins of Batman, though Batman himself won't actually turn up in the series. ...
'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' is coming July 2017
'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' is coming July 2017Guardians of the Galaxy looks like it's going to be a ton of fun, and apparently Marvel thinks that fans are really going to love it, because it just announced at Comic-Con that a sequel will arrive on July 28th, 2017. The announcement was Marvel's biggest surprise of the night, in what was otherwise a fairly quiet event in terms of details on its upcoming films. Its panel opened with a big sizzle reel of Marvel films that concluded with a quick tease of the villain Thanos. Two new cast members were announced for Ant-Man as well: Lost's Evangeline Lilly will be playing Hank Pym's daughter, Hope Van Dyne, and House of Cards' Corey Stoll will be playing the villain Yellowjacket.
Researchers achieve 'holy grail' of battery design: A stable lithium anode
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Engineers across the globe have been racing to design smaller, cheaper and more efficient rechargeable batteries to meet the power storage needs of everything from handheld gadgets to electric cars.
Posted on: July 27th 2014, 23:21
The Mobile Privacy Dilemma | MIT Technology Review
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The Mobile Privacy Dilemma Collection Brought to you by The Mobile Privacy Dilemma In this collection of articles, MIT Technology Review explores...
Posted on: July 27th 2014, 03:47
How to Make Any Smartphone or Tablet Screen out of Scratch-Proof Sapphire
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If Apple is indeed going to make scratch-proof iPhones and iPads with sapphire screens, here's how it could be done.
Posted on: July 26th 2014, 12:47
What Else Could Smart Contact Lenses Do?
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Besides health tracking, contact lens technology under development could enable drug delivery, night vision, and augmented reality.
Posted on: July 25th 2014, 13:08
Display Technology Makes Reading Glasses Unnecessary
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Researchers are developing technology that can adjust an image on a display so you can see it clearly without corrective lenses.
Posted on: July 24th 2014, 00:52

IBM Watson's Plan to End Human Doctors' Monopoly on Medical Know-How
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Big Blue thinks its Jeopardy! champion Watson can make money by offering health-care providers new expertise without hiring new staff.
Posted on: July 23rd 2014, 01:03