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All USB devices are 'critically flawed'

Los Angeles - New research calls into question the security of using USBs to connect devices to computers. The research points towards a virus risk and argues that it would be extremely difficult to remove a virus residing in the USB firmware.

Sony's profits rise through PS4 sales

Tokyo - Sony, the Japanse tech giant, has produced a net profit of 25.7 billion yen ($250 million) for the three months to 30 June. This is up from 3.1 billion yen a year ago.

Op-Ed: Robotic Reflections

When asked to write an Op-Ed on the subject of robotics, one over-arching thought came to mind: The robots are coming, people — get on board or get left behind.

Op-Ed: Net 'Neutrality' may not be 'equality' for all

Our country is famous for giving its people freedoms, then slowly over time it takes them away one by one. And next on the list of freedoms we may start to lose is Internet access. And in some ways, it has already begun.

Bizarre Microsoft layoff letter

Microsoft have announced that they are laying off some 18,000 staff. This large number has shocked many people, not least the employees. Some employees are also a little angry about how they found out about the news.

Op-Ed: Is the Malaysian Airliner still up there flying on autopilot?

Cape Town - The Malaysian Airliner was still on autopilot when it disappeared. Was it this century’s “Flying Dutchman” or the second warning this week that technology is now the master, and doesn’t have to explain what it is doing?

Taking silicon to the next level

Atlanta - Silicon has been used for several decades in modern semiconductor manufacturing and it is found in a diverse array of electronic devices. Can silicon be improved? One scientist thinks the answer is a clear "yes."

CenturyLink opens new Shakopee data center

Shakopee - Tech company CenturyLink’s new Shakopee data center in Minnesota signals a move from traditional telephone services into cloud computing. The center also boasts having less operational downtime.

Snowden says he wants to return to U.S.

Washington - Fugitive self-proclaimed spy Edward Snowden said Wednesday he wants to return home, as he defended his massive leak of U.S. intelligence secrets, saying abuses of constitutional rights left him no choice.

Putin calls Internet 'CIA project'

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a "CIA project" and warned Russians against making Google searches.

Sony issues battery-fire warning over 26,000 Vaio laptops

Tokyo - Sony on Friday warned customers to stop using its new Vaio Fit 11A laptops due to an overheating battery problem that poses a fire risk and said it may issue a recall.

'Heartbleed' bug a critical Internet illness

San Francisco - The "Heartbleed" flaw in Internet security is as critical as the name implies and wider spread than first believed.

IBM buys Internet marketing firm Silverpop

San Francisco - IBM on Thursday announced that it is buying Internet marketing firm Silverpop to enhance its portfolio of services for businesses out to target potential customers.

Facebook smartphone chats pushed to Messenger app

San Francisco - Facebook has begun pushing smartphone chats between friends to a stand-alone Messenger application.

Dropbox out to be a home in the Internet 'cloud'

San Francisco - Dropbox is out to be the hip home in the cloud for photos, documents, video and other digital possessions amassed by Internet-age lifestyles.

IBM physicist wins tech 'Nobel' for 'big data' discoveries

Helsinki - British physicist Stuart Parkin, one of the brains behind the global "big data" revolution, on Wednesday won Finland's answer to the Nobel Prize, which is awarded by Technology Academy Finland. "Prof.

'Heartbleed' bug puts encrypted data in danger

San Francisco - Trust in the Internet took a major blow as alarm spread that software commonly used to encrypt and secure online transactions could wind up giving away the store.

'Heartbleed' bug puts encrypted data in danger

San Francisco - Computer security specialists on Tuesday raised alarm about a freshly discovered bug in online data-scrambling software that hackers can turn to their advantage.

Twitter profiles get Facebook-style revamp

San Francisco - Twitter on Tuesday began revamping profile pages to let users display more of their online personalities, giving the popular service a Facebook-like feel.

Internet lords keep .wine bottled for now

San Francisco - Internet overseers are keeping .WINE and .

Qualcomm aims to triple Wi-Fi speed

New York - The Fortune 500 company is looking to sell new chips to router manufacturers that could increase wi-fi speeds up to three times as part of a new approach to wireless accessible devices.

Nasdaq falls more than 2% as momentum stocks tumble

New York - The tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index tumbled more than two percent in midday trade Friday in a sell-off that battered most of the sector.Around 1730 GMT, the Nasdaq sank 96.85 points (2.29 percent) to 4,140.89, near the session low of 4,131.03.

Apple vs Samsung case to start before fresh jury

San Francisco - Jurors were selected on Monday for a high stakes patent battle between smartphone rivals Apple and Samsung, setting the stage for attorneys to open fire regarding who copied innovations.

Microsoft stops probing Hotmail to plug leaks

San Francisco - Microsoft has scrapped a policy which allowed it to peek at Hotmail messages to plug leaks or investigate intellectual property theft.

Encryption companies rise as anxiety over data mounts

New York - Investors are pumping millions of dollars into encryption as unease about data security drives a rising need for ways to keep unwanted eyes away from personal and corporate information.

BlackBerry posts fresh losses, but sees upside

Montreal - BlackBerry reported fresh losses Friday but offered some reasons for optimism as the smartphone maker struggles to escape from a death spiral.

BlackBerry posts fresh losses, but sees upside

Montreal - BlackBerry reported fresh losses Friday but offered some reasons for optimism as the smartphone maker struggles to escape from a death spiral.

BlackBerry posts fresh losses

Montreal - The struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry on Friday reported a loss of $423 million in the fourth quarter of its 2014 fiscal year, with revenues plummeting.The company said revenues fell to $976 million in the fourth quarter -- down from $2.

Global support for reduction in govt control of web domain names

Singapore - A plan to give control of the Internet's technical operations to a diverse range of groups, including governments and businesses, instead allowing the state sole power, is gathering international support.

Internet transition to speedier IPv6 accelerating

Singapore - The transition to the next-generation Internet protocol IPv6 is set to speed up this year as web addresses under the previous system IPv4 run out, a senior industry figure said at a meeting about the future of the web Thursday.Internet protocol is the ...
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