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Best Buy Changes Course, Decides To Accept Apple Pay

April 30, 2015 by   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Best Buy Changes Course, Decides To Accept Apple Pay

Best Buy said its customers could start using Apple Pay from Monday to shop using its app through the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, thus appearing to break ranks with a group of leading U.S. merchants who are backing an alternative payment system. “The acceptance of Apple Pay in the Best Buy app is the latest enhancement for our mobile platform,” the giant retailer said in a statement on Monday. Best Buy stores in the U.S. will start accepting Apple Pay later this year, it added. Apple... 

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Samsung Exploring Wearables For Enterprise Users

April 30, 2015 by   | Category: Mobile
Samsung Exploring Wearables For Enterprise Users

Samsung Electronics thinks it can make work fun and more productive with its wearable devices and virtual-reality headset. The mobile-device company is currently selling smartwatches and the Gear VR headset mostly to consumers, but it is exploring the use of wearables in business with some companies. It is also working with developers to write applications, which are important for smartwatches, and also developing content, a key driver for headsets. Businesses are interested in smartwatches for alerts... 

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Core i7 6700K Is The Top Of The Line For Skylake-S

April 30, 2015 by   | Category: Computing
Core i7 6700K Is The Top Of The Line For Skylake-S

It looks like there will be plenty of Skylake products and Skylake-S will be the true successor of Haswell / Haswell refresh processors. There will be some Broadwell-based desktop processors, but the real successor of Intel’s Core i7 4790K is going to end up with the Core i7 6700K brand name. The Core i7 6700K is clocked at 4.0GHz and with Turbo Boost it can reach 4.2GHz. It has 8MB cache, four cores and eight threads. The interesting part is support for DDR4 2133MHz or DDR3L 1600M. This should... 

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MediaTek Goes 20nm For 10 Cores

April 30, 2015 by   | Category: Computing
MediaTek Goes 20nm For 10 Cores

While everyone is rushing to 10nm process technology for smartphones, fabless chipmaker MediaTek is about to create a 10 core SoC using TSMC’s 20nm process tech. According to Digitimes the outfit is about to enter volume production of its 10-core SoC series for smartphones in the third quarter of 2015. Dubbed Helios X20, the SoC will be targeted at Chinese based smartphone makers who want to upgrade their flagship devices. Marketing will begin in the middle of the second quarter. When it gets... 

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Stargazers Help Discover Five Supernovas

April 30, 2015 by   | Category: Around The Net
Stargazers Help Discover Five Supernovas

More than 40,000 citizen stargazers have helped to classify over 2 million celestial objects and identify five never-before-seen supernovas, in a massive example of citizen science at work. An amateur astronomy project of cosmic proportions, established by scientists at the Australian National University, asked volunteers to look through images taken by the SkyMapper telescope and search for new objects, with a particular focus on finding new supernovas. The project was set up using the Zooniverse... 

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Lawmakers Seek To Stop NSA Mass Phone Data Collection

April 30, 2015 by   | Category: Around The Net
Lawmakers Seek To Stop NSA Mass Phone Data Collection

U.S. lawmakers proposed new legislation to halt spy agencies’ bulk collection of Americans’ telephone data, setting up a potential showdown over the program, which expires on June 1. Republican U.S. Representatives Bob Goodlatte and Jim Sensenbrenner and Democrats John Conyers and Jerry Nadler introduced the “USA Freedom Act” in the House of Representatives, seeking to tighten control of a program publicly exposed two years ago by former National Security Agency contractor... 

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Judge Rules Microsoft Windows Phones Infringe Patents

April 29, 2015 by   | Category: Mobile
Judge Rules Microsoft Windows Phones Infringe Patents

Microsoft Corp  lost a round in a potentially expensive patent fight when a U.S. International Trade Commission judge ruled that the software giant used InterDigital Inc’s technology in its mobile phones without permission. The judge, Theodore Essex, said that Microsoft infringed two wireless cellular patents owned by InterDigital , a patent licensor, and said it would not be against the public interest to ban the Microsoft devices from being imported into the United States. The judge’s... 

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Applied Materials Calls Off Merger Plans

April 29, 2015 by   | Category: Around The Net
Applied Materials Calls Off Merger Plans

The largest manufacturers of the machinery used to make semiconductors, Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron of Japan, have dumped a merger plans. The proposed $10 billion deal was announced in September 2013, but it had nearly been impossible to come up with a deal which the US antitrust authorities would approve. Part of the problem was that it would have combined two of the three largest players in a sector crucial to the production of chips. Chip foundries are becoming expensive to build, even... 

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Facebook Unveils Free Video Calling For Its Messenger App

April 29, 2015 by   | Category: Around The Net
Facebook Unveils Free Video Calling For Its Messenger App

Users can now place free video calls with Messenger, as Facebook continues to broaden its app’s reach beyond simple text-based chats. With the feature, Facebook is also going aftert competing products like Apple’s FaceTime, Microsoft’s Skype and Google Hangouts. Facebookpreviously allowed video calling through its site on the desktop, but not within its Messenger app. The video calling feature is available in the iOS and Android Messenger apps. iOS users will be able to video chat... 

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WordPress Finally Plugs XSS Bug

April 29, 2015 by   | Category: Around The Net
WordPress Finally Plugs XSS Bug

WordPress has issued a security fix after millions of websites were at risk of a bug that allows attackers to take control of a system. Patched in the WordPress 4.2.1 Security Release, the fix was announced in an advisory by WordPress consultant Gary Pendergast just hours after the vulnerability was disclosed by a bug hunter. “A few hours ago, the WordPress team was made aware of a cross-site scripting vulnerability which could enable commenters to compromise a site,” read the advisory. “This... 

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Kingston’s Hyper-X Division Deals A Blow To The SSD Market

April 29, 2015 by   | Category: Computing
Kingston’s Hyper-X Division Deals A Blow To The SSD Market

Kingston’s Hyper-X division has announced the arrival of its Savage SATA drive for the premium and gaming laptop market. The SATA3-based 2.5in solid state disk drive (SSD) is based on the Phison S10 quad-core eight-channel controller making it capable of 560MB/s read speed and 530MB/s write. Individual operation per second clock in at up to 100,000 read and 89,000 write, with a life expectancy of one million hours between failures. “We are proud to introduce the HyperX Savage as our latest... 

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CurrentC Mobile Payment Service To Launch Mid-year

April 29, 2015 by   | Category: Mobile
CurrentC Mobile Payment Service To Launch Mid-year

Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), a group of large U.S. merchants, announced it expects to launch an early version of its CurrentC mobile payment app mid-year in an unnamed, mid-sized market. The group unveiled CurrentC in September, saying it had already launched the payment service by that time in private pilot mode in select, unnamed locations, with plans for regional and national rollouts in 2015. MCX wasn’t more specific, other than saying that would take place “mid-year”... 

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Microsoft May Take Massive Write-off From Nokia Acquisition

April 28, 2015 by   | Category: Around The Net
Microsoft May Take Massive Write-off From Nokia Acquisition

Microsoft has hinted that it may take a huge write-off of its Nokia acquisition, perhaps as early as July. In the 10-Q filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week, Microsoft said that its Phone Hardware division, which is based largely on the Nokia assets acquired last year for approximately $7.9 billion, lost money in the March quarter. With revenue at $1.4 billion for the period, Microsoft said, cost of revenue exceeded sales by $4 million, meaning the company lost about... 

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Nokia Says Reports Of Returning To Handset Business Are False

April 28, 2015 by   | Category: Mobile
Nokia Says Reports Of Returning To Handset Business Are False

Finland’s Nokia denied reports in Chinese media that it was gearing up to return to manufacturing phones. “Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of a R&D facility in China. These reports are false,”Nokia said in a statement posted on its website. “Nokia reiterates it currently has no plans to manufacture or sell consumer handsets.” However, Nokia has said it is looking into returning... 

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Groupon Refuses To Pay Bounty

April 28, 2015 by   | Category: Computing
Groupon Refuses To Pay Bounty

Discount and deal site Groupon has a novel way of dealing with bounty hunters who point out security flaws in its systems. It lets them discover the flaws and refuses to pay up. Security researcher Brute Logic reported more than 30 32 XSS (cross-site scripting) issues with Groupon’s site which were particularly serious. Normally it would expect a bit of cash, but the company cited its Responsible Disclosure policy and told the bounty hunters to go forth and multiply. Brute Logic says that... 

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