Tag Archives: Computing

25Jun/15

Impact of Apple’s change of heart on music service

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (REUTERS / INTERNET) – In a year in which Taylor Swift’s star has risen in to the upper stratosphere, her biggest victory may have been watching Apple ‘blink” after the pop star called out the tech giant for its initial policy of refusing to pay artists during free trials of its new Apple Music streaming service.
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25Jun/15

Apple mints money off Watch bands

(Reuters Business Report) – You likely bought extra bling when you bought your Apple Watch. What you didn’t know is just how much money Apple is making off of it. Reuters has learned that nearly a fifth of Apple Watch buyers wind up shelling out for spare bands. The top seller is the $49 black Sport Band made of synthetic rubber. Believe it or not, tech research firm IHS says that only costs Apple about $2 to make. While that doesn’t account for the packaging, shipping, and materials costs, that’s a whopping profit margin.
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24Jun/15

Introducing Google News Lab

In the past decade, better technology and an open Internet have led to a revolution in how news is created, distributed, and consumed. And given Google’s mission to ensure quality information is accessible and useful everywhere, we want to help ensure that innovation in news leads to a more informed, more democratic world.
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15Jun/15

Latest U.S. hacking targets millions’ personal data

(REUTERS) – If you work in Washington and had an affair or smoked a joint, you might be exposed.

The Associated Press is reporting on a new hack attack on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
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15Jun/15

EasyJet to use automated drones for aircraft inspection

Budget airline easyJet is testing automated drones to perform safety inspections of grounded aircraft. The drones scan the aircraft for signs of damage following incidents such as lightning or bird strike, and quickly identify any issues, so the amount of time the planes are out of action is substantially reduced.

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15Jun/15

The writing’s on the wall with Phree smart pen

A smart pen which can translate doodles written on almost any surface into readable text on your smartphone has been developed in Israel.

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13Jun/15

Chinese hackers breach US military and intelligence data

U.S. (Next Media) – Hackers with suspected links to the Chinese government appear to have accessed personal information on US intelligence and military personnel, US officials said.
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12Jun/15

BlackBerry may launch Android phone

(Reuters Business Report) – Remember BlackBerry? The pioneering smartphone maker is thinking about doing what was once considered unthinkable: putting rival Android software on its smartphone for the first time. Sources tell Reuters it’ll probably use Google’s Android on an upcoming phone this fall that will combine a touch screen with a physical keyboard. That would give its keyboard-loving fans access to the much wider selection of apps that Android offers.
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27May/15

IRS says hackers stole information of more than 100,000 taxpayers

USA (Next Media) – Hackers gained access to more than 100,000 IRS accounts after compromising an online service on the Internal Revenue Service website.
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