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  • Why cyberspies are targeting small businesses

    April 16, 2013 1:21 PM 94

    SEATTLE -- ­Cybercriminals are taking greater pains to infect the computers of certain employees at specific companies, and are increasingly targeting smaller organizations for sophisticated cyber espionage campaigns. Those findings were released today by Symantec based on the security giant's analysis of malicious attacks that circulated globally on the Internet

  • Apple to sell 75 million low-cost iPhones next year, says analyst

    April 16, 2013 1:04 PM 97

    The much-rumored low-cost iPhone would cannibalize sales from the more expensive model but help Apple grab a healthy chunk of the low-end smartphone market. A low-cost iPhone could see unit sales of 75 million in 2014, projects Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. In an investors note released today, Munster said he expects Apple to sell a $300 non-subsidized

  • Wireless woes in Boston

    April 16, 2013 12:26 PM 90

    The aftermath of the deadly explosions that ripped through the Boston Marathon on Monday overwhelmed wireless networks, which struggled to complete calls and process messages. Contrary to initial reports from The Associated Press and elsewhere, law enforcement did not shut down the system to prevent another detonation by wireless device. The AP later

  • Get ready for a new iPhone: Manufacturer Foxconn hiring 10,000 workers a WEEK as production is set to begin

    April 16, 2013 12:16 PM 81

    Apple is believed to be about to start manufacturing the iPhone 5S, the latest version of its hugely successful handset. Foxconn, the Chinese manufacturer that has made previous versions, is believed to have been hiring 10,000 workers a week since March for the production lines that will produce it. The handset is expected to go on sale in the autumn

  • Windows 8.1 will include boot to desktop option to bypass the Start Screen

    April 16, 2013 11:23 AM 93

    Microsoft is planning to change the way its Start Screen operates with the release of Windows 8.1. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to The Verge that the company is currently testing builds of Windows 8.1, known as codename Windows Blue, that include an option to boot directly to the traditional desktop. We're told that the option

  • Sony backed Japanese Internet service twice the speed of Google Fiber

    April 16, 2013 4:46 AM 88

    Those of us in the United States might be dreaming of the day when Google Fiber rolls our way, but the reality of ultra-fast Internet has come to the forefront in Tokyo and various other places in Japan, where Sony has backed an ISP to offer 2Gbps service for about $50 per month. This is in comparison with Google Fiber, which offers a top speed of 1Gbps with a higher

  • Waze CEO Noam Bardin: the future of mobile is fighting for a user's time Mobile

    April 16, 2013 4:16 AM 105

    Noam Bardin, CEO of Waze, just took the stage here at D:Dive Into Mobile, taking part in a wide-ranging discussion hosted by Liz Gannes. Aside from dodging questions about potential acquisitions, Bardin made no bones about how he saw the future of mobile playing out. Of course, this is a man who spends essentially no time focused on the desktop web -- given

  • Apple Launches Replacement Program For Apple TVs Affected With Wi-Fi Issues

    April 16, 2013 1:15 AM 93

    Apple has launched a replacement program for a small number of third-generation Apple TV sets, which are affected with a series of Wi-Fi issues. The problems involve not being able to connect to or maintain a connection with a Wi-Fi network, and can only be corrected through a product replacement. According to 9to5Mac, who first reported on the issue

  • Netflix will switch from Silverlight to HTML5, explains what it's waiting for first HD

    April 16, 2013 12:32 AM 96

    Due to Microsoft's confirmation that support for its Silverlight plugin will end and the rise of plugin-free browsers, Netflix will eventually need to stream to PCs using something other than the tech it's had in place since 2008.The company has already implemented one example of the technology for Samsung's ARM Chromebooks, and plans to bring it to Chrome

  • Dubai police Lamborghini Aventador is coolest cop car ever

    April 15, 2013 11:57 PM 100

    There's a Raging Bull now rampaging through the streets of the oil-rich emirate of Dubai on the lookout for bad guys. The Dubai police force has just picked up a Lamborghini Aventador for a cool $550,000, and it's sporting the force's slick green-and-white color scheme. With some 691-horsepower on tap, the Aventador screams from 0-to-60 mph in a blistering