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An independent investigation on the effects of whistle blower Edward Snowden's leaks of NSA documents reveals that the claims -- often referred to as overblown by some critics --that Al Qaida and ISIS benefitted from those revelations are not true.

NextVR brings live 360° virtual reality content to mobile phones Special

In Laguna Beach, California, on the edge of the Crescent Bay, is a technology company called NextVR that is working on a platform that will fundamentally alter the way individuals view sports games and music events in the future.

Op-Ed: Behind Windows 10 – A return to good user functionality, or what?

After the general loathing of Windows 8, Microsoft has moved with unseemly haste to crank up the new OS, formerly known as Windows 9, now to be called Windows 10. The question is whether real users will like it, not whether its PR sways the public.

Op-Ed: Uber loves teachers

Today, Uber announced their Uber for Teachers program and it deeply hurts my heart. There's no better way to say this, though I wish there were.

Microsoft unveils Windows 10

Microsoft has skipped a number as it officially unveiled its newest operating system, Windows 10, in a Tuesday press conference.

Hold the phone! iOS8 updates nixed

The day the iOS 8.0.1 was released, it was almost immediately pulled. Complaints over dropped calls flooded in, and some users say they completely lost service which their fingerprint sensor was disabled.

Major updates to Galaxy Note 4: What to expect

Now that the dust is starting to settle on the Galaxy S5 hype, it's time to churn up the rumor mill for the Galaxy Note 4—America's favorite oversized smartphone.

Everything you need to know about Windows 9, Microsoft's next major software release

Windows 8, introduced in 2012, ushered in some of the biggest changes in Windows history. Windows 8 is meant to be a single piece of software that works seamlessly across traditional laptops, hybrids, and tablets.

Shellshock bug attacks begin

Computer watchers have spotted several attacks on websites and servers using the serious Shellshock bug. This has resulted in several thousand infected servers being used to bombard web firms with data.

PayPal officially allowing shops to accept Bitcoin

As of today, PayPal is officially entering the world of all-digital money. The payment processing company will start accepting payments from customers that are using Bitcoin.

Virtual Reality Developers Gain Recognition at The Proto Awards Special

The 1st ever Virtual Reality awards ceremony was held in Los Angeles, California and showcased upcoming content that will surely change the world.

Shellshock computer virus detected

A serious computer bug that could affect hundreds of millions of computers, servers and devices has been discovered. The main devices at risk are those that run Linux systems and Apple's Mac operating system.

Quantum technology advances digital communications

Technologists have shown that information stored as quantum bits can be "exponentially compressed" without losing information. This technological feat will be useful for a new generation of communications and computer storage.

What you need to know about 'Bash': The dangerous hidden web bug

A newly discovered bug could make it possible for hackers to remotely issue commands to Web servers — which could mean big trouble for companies whose servers are affected, according to a few cyber security experts.

iPhone 6 tracks users by default — Here's how to opt out

As usual, Apple is shipping its new phones — iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus — with user tracking switched on by default, within the system settings.

Microsoft India plans to train 1 million women

Microsoft's Indian arm is rolling out an initiative to train and mentor 1 million women over the next 12 months to add a "feminine" touch to the Indian IT industry.

Viral Internet hoax prompts users to microwave iPhone 6

A hoax involving an iPhone 6 software update is going viral, and costing scores of users not only their phones, but their microwaves as well.

Is your smartphone too big? There's a thumb for that

Do you have tiny hands and also own a huge phone? If you're having trouble reaching all the desired areas of your device, a Japanese company may have you covered.

Apple fans' tight pants are bending the iPhone 6 Plus

Apple's larger screen for the iPhone 6 models has come at the cost of rigidity, according to reports of users who have purchased the new flagship device and are noting the phone has bent while being carried in pant pockets.

India wins Asia's race to Mars as spacecraft enters orbit

India won Asia's race to Mars on Wednesday when its unmanned Mangalyaan spacecraft successfully entered the Red Planet's orbit after a 10-month journey on a tiny budget.

Cuddlr: The app that connects strangers who want to cuddle

Cuddlr is a location-based app that connects strangers who are interested in getting together and engage in a cuddling session.

Everything we know about the mysterious fake cell towers across the U.S. that could be tapping your phone

Ever since an August report in Popular Science revealed the existence of a series of "Interceptor" cell towers across the U.S., there's been a scramble for information on exactly what these mysterious towers actually are.

New 'secure' social network Lassoh empowers users' privacy

A new social-networking app seeking funding on Indiegogo right now aims to hand total control over security and privacy to its users, creating a much safer site than the heavyweights like Facebook and Twitter. Here we take a quick look at their campaign.

iPhone users are freaking out after Apple removed 'Camera Roll' and made it harder to delete photos

Apple's latest mobile operating system, iOS 8, offers some exciting new features. There's third-party keyboards, new health apps, and a better messaging app.

FBI's flawed facial recognition program fully operational

Civil right and privacy advocates are concerned over the FBI's recent announcement that a flawed facial recognition software program is now fully operational.

SmartWatches are so yesterday — Introducing the SmartRing

As Samsung, Apple and Co. are all launching their own takes on the SmartWatches, MOTA, a US company based in the Silicon Valley with its award-winning design team, has designed the next step in the high-tech consumer electronics: the SmartRing!

Serious eBay flaw exposes customers to malicious website risk

A dangerous flaw that has exposed eBay customers to malicious websites has been affecting the site since at February 2014.

Next Microsoft Office includes the return of 'Dark' theme

In recent weeks, various bits of information on the next Windows have been circulated but Microsoft's other big money-spinner, Office, has remained hidden in the background. Yesterday that changed however as some images of the next Office appeared online.

How much does your iPhone know about you? Tips to stay secure

Digital data breaches are becoming more common than new seasons of Real Housewives on Bravo. They're constantly in the news and can happen just about anywhere—major retailers (Target), game consoles (PlayStation), and most recently, Gmail.

Classified information at risk after government website hacked

U.S. authorities fear hackers are attempting to gain highly classified information after thousands of user names and passwords were stolen from a government database.

Google might postpone its radical plan to change the way Android phones are sold

Google might delaying its rumored Android Silver program, a re-branding effort that would give high-end Android smartphones a more unified, premium brand similar to Apple's, according to Amir Efrati at The Information.

Op-Ed: Technology at the forefront of stopping digital piracy

Traditional watermarks were added to documents to prove they were authentic, Digimarc has introduced an electronic version of the watermark to authenticate eBooks.

Hackers infect thousands of Australian computers with ransomware

Thousands of Australians have been locked out of their computers and told they must pay a ransom in order to regain access to their computer files. Australian government, corporate and individual computers have all been targeted.

Jetpacks help soldiers run at the speed of Olympic athletes

On May 6, 1954, Roger Bannister ran a mile in under four minutes for the first time in recorded history. Since then, other professional runners and world-class athletes have joined him in the sub-four-minute category.

A security flaw in Amazon's Kindle Library could allow anyone to take control of your account

A security researcher has uncovered a flaw in Amazon's website that could enable hackers to gain access to Amazon accounts.

Y Combinator set to bring Startup School to India

Y Combinator, an American seed accelerator, is said to be looking at offering its famed Startup School in India. The school offers upcoming entrepreneurs a chance to interact and get feedback and advice from investor and successful entrepreneurs.

Largest ever memory card unveiled

SanDisk has created an SD card with 512 gigabytes (GB) of storage space. This is said to be the largest capacity card ever created.

Leaked video details Windows 9 start menu, virtual desktop

A leaked video of the "Windows Technical Preview" details features of the yet to be released Windows 9 Threshold Build 9834 operating systems.

Op-Ed: Has Apple missed an opportunity with eBooks?

Apple revealed their new models of the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch in Cupertino this Tuesday in Cupertino, cementing its position in the smartphone market. But it seems to have missed a trick when it comes to eBooks.

Op-Ed: If Apple Watch fails, iPhone 6 will save Tim Cook's butt

Right or wrong, fair or not, Tim Cook hasn't been able to escape Steve Jobs's shadow. If the Apple Watch flops, the media and investors will ridicule him, but his company will keep on ticking same as it ever was.

Op-Ed: How disruptive are Apple's announcements?

Not at all. The reality is that the devices Apple announced on Tuesday were either improvements to their own existing devices or ones that entered into an existing market new to Apple.

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