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Once again, we've got your tech news links right here. Big Blue, meet the blue bird: Twitter to give IBM access to data for business analysis. Speaking of Twitter, two more executives, including the head of product engineering, are Read More →

Movie industry gives thumbs down to Google Glass in theaters

It was only a matter of time. The Motion Picture Association of America and movie theaters have updated their guidelines to officially ban Google Glass and other wearable technology that's capable of recording. In other words, as always, the copyright-conscious Read More →

Off topic: Grave atlas, popular Halloween costumes, parking signs, horse communication

From John Wilkes Booth to John Dillinger, an atlas of where some famous people are buried. A timeline of America's most popular Halloween costumes in the past five years. (Confusing) signs of the times, and possible Read More →

Quoted: Tim Cook comes out, says he’s ‘proud to be gay’

"If hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then Read More →

Smartphone, tablet sales still booming

Consumer demand  for mobile devices continues to grow, according to preliminary data out from tech research firm International Data Corporation. Worldwide smartphone shipments from manufacturers during the third quarter this year increased 25.2 percent over the same period a year Read More →

Russians behind White House hack, report says

If you can't go over the White House wall or through its front door, how about breaking into its computer networks? That appears to be what happened in recent weeks. Hackers believed to be working for the Russian government were behind an Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Here's what's on the Wednesday menu. Retailer members of a group working on mobile payments platform reportedly face steep fines if they accept Apple Pay and similar systems. FCC proposal would treat Internet TV services like Read More →

Quoted: on Tinder and vanity

"The irony of Tinder is that in some ways the lack of information, or text, is actually less superficial than having the information." — Sean Rad, CEO of Tinder, tells Rolling Stone that just because the dating app relies Read More →

Survey finds many experts fear worsening cyber attacks

A majority of 1,642 technology experts surveyed for a new study predict rogue groups and malicious individuals will ramp up their cyber attacks, causing significant loss of life or property by 2025. While some of those queried by the Pew Read More →

Challenges mounting to secrecy pact between Apple and GT

Some are still hoping for answers about the bewildering bankruptcy of Apple’s sapphire supplier, GT Advanced Technologies. Media company Dow Jones urged U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Henry Boroff on Tuesday not to let Apple and GT keep details of their relationship under Read More →
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