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Double-edged feedback sword nicks Microsoft over OneDrive

The double-edged sword of feedback has drawn some blood from Microsoft's Windows 10 and nicked the company's promise to listen to users.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 November, 2014 08:17

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

The ups and downs of Microsoft Band

On October 30, Microsoft launched Microsoft Band, its first smart wristband, which comes with a microphone for access to Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant along with a variety of fitness and notification features.

By Matt Hamblen | 22 November, 2014 08:05

Tags: consumer electronics, Microsoft, beca, Wearables

US man sentenced for hacking POS systems at Subway

A former Subway franchise owner will spend time in prison for hacking into computerized cash registers he sold to the sandwich restaurant chain and obtaining more than US$40,000 in gift cards.

By Grant Gross | 22 November, 2014 07:07

Tags: U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, legal, Subway, cybercrime, Shahin Abdollahi, Jeffrey Wilkinson, Richard Stearns, Criminal

FCC chairman gives no timeline for net neutrality decision

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has no public timeline for voting on proposed net neutrality rules, despite pressure from President Barack Obama and some net neutrality advocates.

By Grant Gross | 22 November, 2014 06:24

Tags: telecommunication, free press, Tom Wheeler, regulation, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, internet, Barack Obama, government, Craig Aaron, broadband, Internet service providers

Connected-home Babel: There's an app for that, startup says

In the dream home of the Internet of Things, all your appliances would talk to each other. A fragmented IoT industry makes that pretty hard today, but Yonomi says its smartphone app can make it easy.

By Stephen Lawson | 22 November, 2014 06:11

Tags: consumer electronics, Yonomi, Internet of Things, Networking, internet

Flurry of hydrogen fuel cell cars challenge all-electric vehicles

At the L.A. Auto Show this week, leading car makers revealed their plans for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, which use the most common molecule in the universe for power and release only water vapor as exhaust.

By Lucas Mearian | 22 November, 2014 06:04

Tags: popular science, Tesla, emerging technology, Clarity, Honda

Mozilla reports flat revenue from Google-Firefox search deal

Mozilla today said that 2013 revenue from its deal with Google was flat compared to the year before, as was its income overall, even as expenses jumped by 42%.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 November, 2014 05:14

Tags: Firefox, web browsers, Google, Mozilla Foundation, internet, search engines

Apple delivers another Yosemite beta as WiFi issues persist

Apple has come out with a second beta of Mac OS X Yosemite for developers, but it's not clear whether this latest build will address the WiFi problems that continue to affect an undetermined but apparently substantial number of users.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 22 November, 2014 05:04

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, software, operating systems

UpCloud bets on storage performance, US datacenter to dent market

It may be a minnow in a market of whales, but Finnish cloud service company UpCloud is hoping that improving its storage performance and adding datacenter capacity in Chicago will make customers take a look.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 22 November, 2014 04:00

Tags: UpCloud, internet, cloud computing

Critical XSS flaws patched in WordPress and popular plug-in

New security updates released for the WordPress content management system and one of its popular plug-ins fix cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to take control of websites.

By Lucian Constantin | 22 November, 2014 03:35

Tags: patches, online safety, security, Sucuri, Wordpress, patch management

Grocers, retailers gobble up Apple Pay in time for holidays

U.S. consumers have eschewed in-store mobile payments for years, but Apple Pay is making headway in that area just a month after the service launched Oct. 20.

By Matt Hamblen | 22 November, 2014 02:19

Tags: american express, business issues, Apple, mobile payments, visa, mastercard, mobile

EU net neutrality legislation under threat from Italian proposals, says rights group

European Union legislation on net neutrality is under threat, as Italy is seeking to water down a draft already adopted by the European Parliament, a digital rights group has warned.

By Loek Essers | 22 November, 2014 02:08

Tags: Council of the European Union, telecommunication, regulation, government, legislation

Molecular flash memory could store massive data

Novel molecules could help flash memory move beyond its storage limits, allowing for massive amounts of data to be recorded in small spaces, according to European scientists.

By Tim Hornyak | 21 November, 2014 18:30

Tags: Rovira i Virgili University, Components, memory, University of Glasgow

Google, Rockstar reach deal to settle lawsuit over Nortel patents

Google has agreed to settle a patent lawsuit brought by Rockstar, a patent company that had earlier acquired a trove of patents from Nortel Networks.

By John Ribeiro | 21 November, 2014 16:40

Tags: Google, Rockstar, consumer electronics, copyright, intellectual property, legal, smartphones

NSA chief says cyberattacks on industrial systems are his top concern

Multiple nation-states are investing in their capabilities to hack critical U.S. infrastructure, making defense of those networks a top priority, U.S. National Security Agency chief Admiral Mike Rogers said Thursday.

By Jeremy Kirk | 21 November, 2014 13:23

Tags: Government use of IT, security, U.S. National Security Agency, government

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