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‘Kill switch’ debate turns to control after wireless industry offers an anti-theft tool

After resisting calls for a "kill switch" inside smartphones, CTIA, the wireless industry group, and major industry players wisely reversed course and announced this week they would voluntarily add one. CTIA calls it "a baseline anti-theft tool that is preloaded Read More →

Facebook to keep building products; Zuckerberg urges patience on results

Facebook has spent a ton of money recently to buy startups with some potentially game-changing tech products – like the Oculus virtual reality system and the WhatsApp messaging service – after the the giant social network met Read More →

Google Glass already available through secondary, Chinese online market

Chinese online merchants are already reselling Google Glasses in China for more than twice the $1,500 retail price after snapping them up from customers who were hand-selected for Google’s Explorer program. While Google gained international publicity for its one-day Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Here are news links we've gathered from the Interwebs today. DIY mobile: Google is planning to sell modular smartphones beginning in January 2015. Silicon Valley worker-poaching case: Apple wants to keep evidence that Steve Jobs was a "bully" Read More →

Quoted: Hacker ‘Weev’ is free, talking about his business model

"My business model is short equities. I am here to shift the market cap of publicly traded companies downward by publicizing problems in their technical infrastructure. Very few people manage to do this." — Andrew Auernheimer, a.k.a. Weev, in Read More →

Heartbleed bug even buggier than first thought

The so-called Heartbleed bug not only is turning out to be among the most widespread cyber vulnerabilities around, it's also proving tough to detect. London-based security firm Hut3 has found that 95 percent of the software tools designed to determine whether Read More →

Off topic: Inventions and WWI, ‘The Foodroom,’ morality around the world, TL;DR Wikipedia

So you know, 10 inventions that became successful because of World War I include Kleenex and tea bags. "You tell corporate I'm not putting apple slices on my menu" — from "The Foodroom," or what an Aaron Sorkin TV Read More →

Tesla roundup: Shares down; sales in Arizona, N.J.; special delivery from Elon Musk

Some parties along for the Tesla roundup ride today are investors, car dealers and yes, the state of New Jersey. • As the tech sell-off continues, Tesla shares are down more than 2.5 percent as of this post, recovering from a Read More →

They’re using Airbnb for WHAT!??!!?

Savvy sex workers in the Big Apple are adding their own little entrepreneurial twist to Airbnb, the controversial but red-hot home-sharing site, by renting out apartments for quickies, nooners, and afternoon delights. Why, you ask? The bottom line, of course. According to Read More →

Mt. Gox chief refuses judge’s order to testify in his own U.S. bankruptcy case

The founder of the notorious bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has told the U.S. justice system, "nah, I don't think so," in response to a judge's demand that he travel to the U.S. to explain to officials how and why his Read More →
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