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Posted on Jul 12, 2014 READ MORE



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Is Your Car Compatible With Your Television?

We’re about to have a major setback. Machines that were never before concerned with software will speak to each other, and, unfortunately, they won’t have access to a translator.

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The Way iPhones Are Made Is Killing Chinese Workers

Industrial solvents known to cause cancer are used in the manufacture of Apple products and other electronics consumers have come to depend on, and adequate protection for the millions of workers who make them is rare.

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Apple Removed Encryption Protection for Email Attachments, Researcher Says

The tech giant withheld safeguards from parties seeking access to users’ email attachments in the latest versions of its operating system for the iPad and iPhone, contrary to claims made on its website, an independent security research firm based in Germany reports.

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Tech Giants Knew About NSA Surveillance

The senior lawyer for the National Security Agency said Wednesday that U.S. technology companies such as Yahoo and Google were fully in the know about the spy agency’s widespread collection of their customers’ data, contrary to claims they made at the time those programs became publicly known.

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Google’s New Android Wear Smartwatches Make Every Other Wearable Look Ugly and Dumb

If Google and its hardware partners can deliver on the promise of their new wearable devices, then the war for the hottest new market in technology is already won.

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Walmart Got $150 Million in Government Subsidies

Nonpartisan watchdog Good Jobs First just released a study showing that federal, state and local officials have awarded $63 billion in subsidies to Fortune 500 companies alone.

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Arizona Governor Expected to Veto Gay Jim Crow

Gov. Jan Brewer is a tea party darling, but she doesn’t want to lose the Super Bowl or Apple’s business.

Posted on Feb 25, 2014 READ MORE



Apple Mobile Devices at Risk of Hacking

A major flaw in Apple software for phones, tablets and music players could allow hackers to intercept email and other exchanges that are meant to be protected, the company announced.

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John Oliver Rips In to Tech Industry for ‘Pissing Off’ San Francisco

The comedian opened the 7th annual Crunchies Awards on Monday night with several eloquent jabs at the “nerds” who he claims have been changed by success and money.

Posted on Feb 12, 2014 READ MORE


The Wheels on the (Tech) Bus

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Sony

You Probably Won’t Buy Sony’s Amazing Waterproof Phone

For whatever reason, phone shoppers have met genuine innovation with disinterest.

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 READ MORE



Jobs and Schmidt’s ‘Gentlemen’s Agreement’ to Suppress Wages

Emails unveiled in federal court suggest Apple founder Steve Jobs and Google CEO Eric Schmidt made a secret and perhaps illegal pact not to hire each other’s workers and to keep salaries low.

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Schools Need iPads Like Students Need a Hole in Their Heads

Budgets for school nurses and counselors are getting cut while funding is being wasted on acquiring iPads; science and art clash as the ways to determine the authenticity of a Jackson Pollock piece shift; finances and critics have proven that Rick Santorum’s Christmas movie is nothing short of pathetic. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Nov 30, 2013 READ MORE



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Apple $290 Million Richer, Courtesy of Samsung (and a Federal Jury)

Because Apple Inc. could really use another electronics giant’s spare change, Samsung Electronics Co. will be forking over some $290 million to give the tech empire Steve Jobs built a helping hand.

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Don’t Believe Everything You Read About the Nexus 5

The Nexus 5 is Google’s new flagship phone. Despite being superior in some ways to the iPhone, and costing only half the price, the Nexus has taken a bit of a beating in reviews.

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Posted on Nov 12, 2013 READ MORE



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Facebook May Join Forces With Police to Thwart Protests

Independent journalist Kenneth Lipp attended a law enforcement conference in Philadelphia on Monday in which he discovered that soon authorities may have control over what’s posted on social media sites. This includes allowing people to plan demonstrations using sites such as Facebook.

Posted on Oct 26, 2013 READ MORE



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Apple Makes Its Operating System Free

Microsoft, which generates billions in sales of new versions of Windows—even when they’re unpopular—had better look out.

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Sony

Why Isn’t Sony’s Waterproof Super-Cameraphone More Amazing?

Apple makes a phone in different colors and the world goes crazy. Sony’s smartphone, meanwhile, lets you take 21 megapixel photos underwater and you probably haven’t heard about it.

Posted on Sep 30, 2013 READ MORE



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Apple Maps: The Easiest Way to Crash Into an Airplane

The iPhone and iPad app has been known to give erroneous directions, but this month it led drivers to near-death situations. On Sept. 6 and 20, Apple maps pointed two cars to cross a runway at Alaska’s Fairbanks International Airport.

Posted on Sep 28, 2013 READ MORE



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L.A.’s Billion Dollar Plan to Replace Textbooks With iPads Struggles With Reality

Apple marketed its iPad as an educational device “that just works,” but the City of Angels is learning the hard way that there’s nothing simple about $700 textbooks.

Posted on Sep 25, 2013 READ MORE



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iOS7: The Good, the Bad and the Infantile

On Tuesday, Apple released the biggest update to its mobile operating system since the introduction of third-party apps. Here’s a quick rundown of the changes, for better and worse.

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 READ MORE


iPhone 5S

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Posted on Sep 12, 2013 READ MORE


The New iPhone

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Apple Announces Two New iPhones

If you want a new iPhone, you have more options than ever, from gold to green, with or without a fingerprint scanner, and from $0 to $400 on contract.

Posted on Sep 10, 2013 READ MORE


Microsoft Gobbles Up Nokia

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Google

Apple, Google Play Coy About Future Devices

The companies behind the biggest mobile operating systems on the planet are teasing their imminent releases without providing much hard information.

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A Cry for Gold in San Francisco

High rents, human displacement and the disappearance of do-it-yourself culture—author and activist Rebecca Solnit artfully describes the social costs of the last decade of San Francisco’s tech boom.

Posted on Aug 15, 2013 READ MORE



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A Solution to the Problem of Corporate Money Hoarding

At the core of the non-recovery in America’s economic crisis is the stockpiling of enormous sums of untaxed cash—totaling almost $1.5 trillion at the end of last year—by corporations that refuse to invest in new businesses and projects that would serve the public good.

Posted on Aug 8, 2013 READ MORE



Microsoft

Want to Build a Smartphone App but Don’t Know Code? Microsoft Makes an App for That

Microsoft has been paying developers to build apps for its beleaguered Windows Phone operating system. Now the company has a better idea.

Posted on Aug 6, 2013 READ MORE



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Apple Investigates Fresh Claims of Worker Abuse in China

Outsourcing has allowed Apple to sometimes rank as the most profitable company in the world, but factories in China continue to drive criticism.

Posted on Jul 29, 2013 READ MORE


Apple E-Book Price Fixing

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Posted on Jul 27, 2013 READ MORE



Google’s iPad Mini Killer Has a Super Screen

The Verge got its hands on Google’s new Nexus 7 Tablet, and reviewer David Pierce concludes that outside of Apple’s content ecosystem, “the Nexus 7 is a better tablet than the iPad mini.”

Posted on Jul 26, 2013 READ MORE



Google

Google’s $35 Plan to Take Over Your TV

Google TV didn’t work out so well, but the company just announced a simpler, cheaper way to colonize your living room.

Posted on Jul 24, 2013 READ MORE



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Five Ways to Have a Chat Behind Big Brother’s Back

Since Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the NSA’s mass surveillance of Americans, interest in cryptography has been piqued. That’s fine if you’re a nerd, but what about Grandma’s privacy? Luckily there are fairly simple ways to communicate privately.

Posted on Jul 16, 2013 READ MORE



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Corporate Citizenship a Dying Concept

The conviction is new that the exclusive purpose of the business corporation is to profit its professional managers and stockholders.

Posted on Jul 15, 2013 READ MORE


Save My iPad

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Posted on Jul 14, 2013 READ MORE



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Apple Rigged Book Prices, Judge Rules

When Apple decided to get into the e-book business, it joined a conspiracy with major publishers to raise book prices as much as 50 percent, a judge determined Wednesday.

Posted on Jul 10, 2013 READ MORE



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Apple Says iMessages Are Safe From Prying Eyes

In a privacy statement released in the wake of the NSA surveillance scandal, Apple says its proprietary messaging and video chat services are “protected by end-to-end encryption so no one but the sender and receiver can see or read them.”

Posted on Jun 17, 2013 READ MORE


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Posted on Jun 8, 2013 READ MORE



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Obama Tries to Downplay Surveillance Programs

Caught in the act of secretly spying on millions of Americans, the president is trying to minimize the damage done to his public reputation, including among his most devoted supporters.

Posted on Jun 7, 2013 READ MORE



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Tech Companies Deny Secret Collaboration With NSA

Google’s CEO and its top lawyer wrote an open letter to the company’s users vehemently denying, as previously reported, that the government has direct access to private data. The post is called, “What the ...?” and it echoes the sentiments of other tech giants accused of collaborating with the National Security Agency.

Posted on Jun 7, 2013 READ MORE


Apple and Taxes

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Leak: NSA Has Backdoor Access to Google, Apple, Microsoft and More

A career intelligence officer has leaked the existence of a top secret program called PRISM, which gives the government direct access to files, including photos, e-mails and video chats, hosted by the biggest technology companies.

Posted on Jun 6, 2013 READ MORE


Apple iTax Wows Congress

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Posted on Jun 2, 2013 READ MORE


Taxes and Gravity

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