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Nest thermostat gets bigger display, can monitor furnace health

Google's Nest division is releasing a new version of its thermostat that has a bigger display and is a little smarter than its predecessor.

By Zach Miners | 01 September, 2015 16:00

Tags: Google

Cats get their own Street View tour of this Japanese city

Onomichi in Japan has rolled out a website that lets people virtually wander the city from the perspective of a cat.

AngularJS creators chart developer-friendly upgrade path

AngularJS 2 will be a rewrite, but predictable upgrades are planned so that developers can choose which components to migrate

Wikipedia blocks 381 user accounts for dishonest editing

Editors of the English version of Wikipedia have blocked 381 user accounts for editing articles on the online encyclopedia despite being secretly paid to do so by various interests.

This lawyer is building a platform for companies to seek antitrust redress from Google

Everyone wants to build a platform -- including the lawyers behind GRIP (Google Redress and Integrity Platform). The group offers companies that think they have been hurt by Google's business practices a way to evaluate potential claims for antitrust damages in European courts.

Bought a brand-new phone? It could still have malware

Security company G Data has identified more than 20 mobile phones that have malware installed despite being marketed as new, according to a research report.

By Jeremy Kirk | 01 September, 2015 07:02

Tags: mobility, security, smartphones, malware

Former Secret Service agent admits $820K Silk Road theft

A former Secret Service agent admitted Monday to stealing $820,000 worth of bitcoins from Silk Road vendors during the investigation of the online contraband market.

Apple's deal with Cisco will lay out a red carpet for critical iOS apps

Cisco and Apple announced a deal to integrate iOS devices more tightly with enterprise networks and Cisco collaboration tools.

Microsoft launches new tools for building Office add-ins

Microsoft released a new set of tools on Monday to help developers make slick-looking add-ins for Office apps, at a time when the company wants to boost the ecosystem of third-party applications and services that work with its productivity suite.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 01 September, 2015 04:07

Tags: Microsoft

Samsung unveils its new circular Gear S2 smartwatches

Samsung showed off its latest foray into the smartwatch market today, announcing the new Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic --smartwatches with circular screens that run its Tizen software platform.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 01 September, 2015 02:38

Tags: samsung

Tired of memorizing passwords? A Turing Award winner came up with this algorithmic trick

Passwords are a bane of life on the Internet today, but one Turing Award winner has an algorithmic approach he thinks could make them not only easier to manage but also more secure.

Russia, China said to use hacked databases to find US spies

Russian and Chinese cyberspying units are reportedly cross-checking hacked databases to identify U.S. intelligence operatives.

VMworld 2015: VMware touts new technologies for managing containers and live migration of virtual machines

At the VMworld conference in San Francisco, VMware demonstrated how to move a live virtual machine across two different data centers, and showed off its new container management software.

By Joab Jackson | 01 September, 2015 00:06

Tags: VMware, vmworld

Google to expand tests of self-driving cars in Texas with its own prototypes

Google will for the first time take its marshmallow-shaped self-driving car beyond its home turf in California and onto the streets of Austin, Texas.

By Zach Miners | 01 September, 2015 00:01

Tags: Google

ITC rules Microsoft's phones don't infringe patents

The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Friday that Microsoft's mobile devices don't infringe on patents relating to wireless standards, reversing a previous determination in the case.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 31 August, 2015 23:21

Tags: Microsoft

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