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Apple set to release iOS 8

Apple on Wednesday is releasing iOS 8, the latest version of its operating system for iPhones and iPads; the new software looks much the same as last year's version, the radically revamped iOS 7, but offers a wealth of new Read More →

Off topic: Old advice, retro photos, movie and TV dialogue, polenta

Ladies and gentlemen, "never lock arms in the daytime," and other advice from old books. Speaking of the past, Retronaut delivers historic photos by tweet on the hour, every hour. Compare the occurrence of the F word Read More →

Tesla’s latest software update allows you to name your Model S

Tesla Motors has pushed out its latest software update to Model S owners, according to excited chatter on the Tesla Motors Forum. Among the features in version 6.0: you now have the option to further personalize your Model S by Read More →

Jesse Jackson calls on Apple to diversify speakers at events

Apple rolled out a diverse lineup of new products and services at its marquee event last week. But the people doing the unveiling fit a familiar description: white and male. Amid nagging complaints about the live-streaming of the event and the free U2 Read More →

Net neutrality proposal draws record number of comments

More than 3 million comments were submitted to the Federal Communications Commission on its net neutrality proposal, a total that's more than double the number of comments the agency received about Janet Jackson's infamous Super Bowl halftime show wardrobe malfunction, Read More →

PayPal takes aim at Apple Pay

Bombarded with questions about whether Apple’s mobile payments service threatens its business, PayPal has answered with a zinger: “We the people want our money safer than our selfies.” The e-commerce company trumpeted that message in a full-page ad in Monday’s New York Read More →

Smartphone apps a haven for hackers

Those smartphone apps may have scads of useful features, but watch out, according to research firm Gartner. It predicts that through 2015, more than 75 percent of mobile applications will have failed basic security tests. That's a particular problem for companies Read More →

UC proposes $250 million venture fund for faculty- and student-led startups

The University of California has announced plans for a venture-capital fund to finance startups created on campuses, offering financial resources to the university-housed enterprise projects that VC firms often steer clear of. UC announced on Monday plans for a $250 million venture-capital Read More →

Google Transparency Report: Government requests for data still rising

Google has released its latest Transparency Report, covering the first six months of the year, and the trend continues: The numbers of government requests for user information are going nowhere but up. Since the last report, they've risen 15 Read More →

Big e-sports event coming to Silicon Valley

You had to know that "e-sports" were big when Amazon and Google were both vying to buy video-game streaming service Twitch.tv for $1 billion each. But if you want further evidence, consider the latest event announced Tuesday for the SAP Read More →
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