On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on the Thursday tech news menu.

JPMorgan and other major banks hacked; FBI reportedly is investigating whether Russian hackers are responsible.

IDC forecast shows improvement in outlook for PCs. Global shipments are still expected to fall 3.7 percent in 2014, although not as much as the previous forecast of 6 percent.

Researchers galore say Heartbleed remains a threat nearly six months after it was discovered, with hundreds of thousands of devices still vulnerable.

Quick jolt: Besides its Superchargers, Tesla also has been installing high-power wall chargers at hotels, restaurants, etc.

SpaceX delays Wednesday rocket launch after one of its rockets self-detonated last week. Elon Musk tells CNN he loses sleep over such things.

Online threats as free-speech issue: Civil liberties groups call on Supreme Court to side with man who threatened wife, police on Facebook and was sentenced to almost four years in prison.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella reportedly will visit China amid an antitrust probe there.

 

Photo: Satya Nadella, then executive vice president of cloud and enterprise, addresses employees during the One Microsoft Town Hall event July 11, 2013. (Microsoft)

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